We were delighted to share Easter joy with the children today and send each of them home for the holidays with an Easter egg courtesy of our wonderful PTA and our friends at Morrison's.
Although fund-raising opportunities have been difficult this year, your brilliant PTA very kindly purchased the eggs with money previously donated, and we were delighted to also have received a donation from the Community team at Morrison's in Cheadle.
Thank you to you all for playing your part in bringing lots of excited faces and big smiles.
Love to learn, love God, love one another.
To help us to celebrate Palm Sunday, Rev. Sue very kindly brought in a palm cross for all of the children and staff. These were welcomed into school by the Chairs of our Worship Council.
Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week, a very special time in the Church which leads to Easter Sunday.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the safeguarding of children and supporting families, we are delighted to be working with Staffordshire Police as part of a newly-launched initiative linked to Domestic Abuse.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse.
Operation Encompass will allow us to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been experienced a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Today, 23rd March, marks one year since the first lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
During this year, life has been very different for us all and sadly several of us may have experienced loss of either family, or friends. We have also had to adapt to not being able to see our loved ones as often as we would like.
In school, we remembered those who have suffered with this terrible illness and thanked God for continuing to look after us.
In class, we spoke with the children about the last twelve months and at mid-day, children and staff observed a moment’s reflection, which was started by Emily, our Head Girl, and ended by Milton, our Head Boy.
We also remember our dear Mrs Wendy Brassington who we sadly lost during this time to a non-Covid-19 illness.
During the day we wrote class prayers which we look forward to sharing with one another when we come together as a school.
To those who have lost someone special over the past year, we send you the love of our school and Trust families. If we can help in any way, please just let us know.
To raise funds for Comic Relief, we enjoyed a non-uniform day in school and thought about the very important work of this amazing charity.
Each class showed their sense of humour and produced some lovely jokes too!
Thank you to children, parents/carers, grandparents, aunties, uncles and our staff team for raising a whopping £165.76!
This truly reflected our caring Christian nature and the final part of our school motto:
...love one another.
In school we have been learning about the Census which takes place every ten years.
Classes took part in different activities, including creating their own census. Some children also researched data from previous years and thought about what this tells us and why lots of different people may find this information useful.
Thank you to our friends at Stoke City FC for the very kind gift for our wonderful Y2 class.
Each year, Stoke City FC come into our school to talk about the brilliant 'City 7s' scheme which offers children in all classes tickets for a Stoke City match at a reduced rate and also to offer a free child and adult ticket for our Year 2s. This year, as we cannot go to football matches, the ticket offer has understandably been placed on hold.
However, we were thrilled that the club sent through a Stoke City home shirt for each of our Year 2 class to keep and to wear with pride!
Thank you, Stoke City.
The children and staff would like to wish all of our wonderful Mothers, Mums, Mummys, carers, Grannys, Grandmas, Nans, Nannys, Aunties, Godmothers, big sisters and everyone who is special at home, a very Happy Mother's Day!
Thank you for being wonderful and we love you.
We are absolutely thrilled to be together in school as the St. Werburgh's family once again, following the Government announcement that all children should return to school on Monday 8th March.
The children have, quite simply, been ‘owwwwtstanding’ upon their return!
Some of the children have shared how they felt:
Archie, “I feel amazing! It’s good to be back with my friends and to see my teacher. It’s just great!"
Emily E., “I feel good to be back because I can see my friends and it is more fun learning in school than on a laptop!”
Sam, “I am happy to be back because I can see my friends again.”
Amelia J., “I like being back in school because it is fun!”
Maddison B., “I am happy that I am back and I can see my friends.”
Milton, “It is amazing to have everyone in school, so we can be together and learn together.”
Molly, “It feels really good to be back in school. I can see my friends again and learn with them."
Thank you to the parents and carers for so brilliantly preparing your child for their return to school.
Love to learn, love God, love one another.
Children in Years 4 and 5 have been honing their cycling skills this week as they completed Bikeability training.
Year 5 learnt how to cycle safely on the roads during their sessions on Wednesday, showing great improvements of their control and awareness and even managing to cope with rain!
The Year 4 children became safer cyclists by developing their steering and signalling skills during their training session on the playground…also complete with a spot of rain!
Well done to all of our budding Laura Kennys and Chris Froomes!