Catholic Life

Living in Faith

As a Catholic school, Jesus Christ remains central to every aspect of school life.  All pupils are educated in the beliefs and devotional practices of the Catholic church. Participation in daily collective act of worship remains at the helm of every morning and afternoon session, within RE lessons and at the end of each day. Every class prepares and leads Mass once a term, with parents, families and parishioners warmly welcomed.

The Catholic RE scheme ‘Living and Growing as the People of God’ is followed throughout the school. This is supplemented by work on the saints and stories from the Old and New Testaments, Circle time sessions and Personal, Social and Health Education. Children participate in special liturgies during the school year which are timed to coincide with events in the Church’s calendar.

Our parish priest, Canon John Gilbert, works closely with school staff and families, to prepare year 3 pupils for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, whilst pupils in Year 6 prepare for Confirmation.

Relationships and Family Life (Sex Education) is taught formally in all classes and is integrated into Science and RE. Parents and carers are advised that, in desiring a Catholic education for their child, it is expected that all pupils will participate in RE lessons. Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children, although this is strongly discouraged, but may be required to supervise their children during this period, if adult supervision is not available.

All pupils learn about other religions and cultures and are encouraged to show respect and acknowledgement for the beliefs of others through open discussion and shared experiences. This is reflected through the involvement of Muslim and Sikh pupils, both within school and the wider local community, who have worked with other schools by leading assemblies during Eid and Ramadan.

Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to visit Alton Castle, an education centre which combines a spiritual retreat with outdoor activities. During Lent and Advent, liturgies take place during and after school. These prayer group sessions are led by staff and pupils, whilst after-school prayer sessions are led by a parish Catechist and pupils.
 


School Prayer:

Lord, bless our school
so that working together,
praying and playing together,
we may learn to serve You
and serve one another.
Amen

 

Prayer to the Holy Spirit - Written by Liberty Blundred

Psalm 23 - Written by Elijah Ohlweiler-Seabridge

Formal Prayers

Values and Virtues

MAC Mission Group -  Pupil Voice Values and Virtues

Mission Statement 

St Gregory's Section 48 Diocesian Inspection 2017


Values and Virtues

Summer 1

This half term we are Curious and Active 

The Birth of Jesus- The shepherds and wise men were curious about the new born King and active in their journey to see Him.

The Presentation in the Temple- Mary and Joseph were curious when Simeon said ‘Thy soul a sword shall pierce’ and that Simeon knew that Jesus was the Son of God.

The Baptism of Jesus- Jesus travelled to John the Baptist The Call of the Disciples-Jesus was active in calling His disciples to follow Him and the Disciples were active in their willingness to follow Him Miracles and Parables Zacchaeus was curious to see Jesus

Luke 10: The Good Samaritan actively helped the man who had been attacked The Prodigal Son was curious to see what was out in the world and active in his travelling

The Transfiguration The Resurrection, appearances of Jesus and Ascension

Pentecost-curiosity as to what was happening and Jesus being active in sending the Holy Spirit as He had promised.

Acts of the Apostles and Letters from Paul- References to the disciples spreading of the Word around the world. They were active in the formation of the Church. 

 

Values and Virtues Planning Documentation

Grateful & Generous

Attentive & Discerning

Compassionate & Loving

Faith-filled & Hopeful

Eloquent & Truthful

Learned & Wise

Curious & Active

Intentional & Prophetic

 

Parish

Our school plays an active part in the life of the parish of St Gregory's.  Pupils and Staff celebrate mass in the school hall and at St Gregory's Church at various times during the academic year in which the parish and parents attend.

Our parish priest Canon John Gilbert are seen regularly within the school and play a very active part in the catholic life of the school.  Please click on the following link for parish informtaion, including mass times.

 

http://www.longtoncatholic.org.uk/ 

http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/parish-directory/st-gregory-parish-stoke-on-trent/


 

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Sign up FHC

Canon John Gilbert Letter

 

Wednesday Word

The Wednesday Word is offered to all families as a weekly family time together.  

Wednesday Word Family Time presents an opportunity for even the busiest of parents to enrich relationships with their children through spending a very special 5 minutes together each week.

Every Wednesday a ‘word’, inspired by the coming Sunday’s Gospel, will be suggested for families to talk about in the home. We have structured The Wednesday Word around the Sunday Gospel, because evidence shows that Gospel values really do help family relationships to thrive.

The Wednesday Word Family Time leaflet is designed in a family friendly fashion to ensure that all family members feel included. It aims to be informative, enjoyable, and to help families maintain a special closeness throughout the school years.

Please use the following link for any further information or downloads :  http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/index.htm

 

 


                                         

Canon John's Installation Mass - St Chad's Birmingham on Friday 8th December 2017

 

                                              

         Prayer Room                               Vocations talk led by Mr Chadwick                          Christingle

 

                                       

        Harvest Food Bank                                     KS1 Prayer Focus                                  Rememberance

 

God's Family Assembly led by Mrs Yates

                                       

 

For Jimmy - MAC Forgiveness Talk

                       

 

Class Assembly - St Therese of Lisieux       

                                    

 

 

Y5 Harvest Assembly

                             

     

Remembrance Day Parade

            

 

Advent

               

                       

 

Mini Vinnie

                       

 

Y5 Vocations Talk - Anthony Colclough

              

 

FS1 Church Role Play

                  

 

CAFOD Assembly - Power To Be

 

            

 

Harvest Assembly - delivered by the Foodbank

           

Donna Louise

        

 

Rise Theatre

       

Video - Please watch the following:

Year 4 Baptism  -    Year 4 video where Pupils led their own Baptism.

Collective Worship

Vocations

 

Staff Testimonials

Mr Chadwick - Chair of the Local Academy Representatives

Mrs Yates - Executive Headteacher

Mrs Cooper - Head of School at St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy

Mrs Till - Teacher

Mrs Mould - HLTA

Mrs Smith - Education Associate 

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Catholic Life

Living in Faith

As a Catholic school, Jesus Christ remains central to every aspect of school life.  All pupils are educated in the beliefs and devotional practices of the Catholic church. Participation in daily collective act of worship remains at the helm of every morning and afternoon session, within RE lessons and at the end of each day. Every class prepares and leads Mass once a term, with parents, families and parishioners warmly welcomed.

The Catholic RE scheme ‘Living and Growing as the People of God’ is followed throughout the school. This is supplemented by work on the saints and stories from the Old and New Testaments, Circle time sessions and Personal, Social and Health Education. Children participate in special liturgies during the school year which are timed to coincide with events in the Church’s calendar.

Our parish priest, Canon John Gilbert, works closely with school staff and families, to prepare year 3 pupils for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, whilst pupils in Year 6 prepare for Confirmation.

Relationships and Family Life (Sex Education) is taught formally in all classes and is integrated into Science and RE. Parents and carers are advised that, in desiring a Catholic education for their child, it is expected that all pupils will participate in RE lessons. Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children, although this is strongly discouraged, but may be required to supervise their children during this period, if adult supervision is not available.

All pupils learn about other religions and cultures and are encouraged to show respect and acknowledgement for the beliefs of others through open discussion and shared experiences. This is reflected through the involvement of Muslim and Sikh pupils, both within school and the wider local community, who have worked with other schools by leading assemblies during Eid and Ramadan.

Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to visit Alton Castle, an education centre which combines a spiritual retreat with outdoor activities. During Lent and Advent, liturgies take place during and after school. These prayer group sessions are led by staff and pupils, whilst after-school prayer sessions are led by a parish Catechist and pupils.
 


School Prayer:

Lord, bless our school
so that working together,
praying and playing together,
we may learn to serve You
and serve one another.
Amen

 

Prayer to the Holy Spirit - Written by Liberty Blundred

Psalm 23 - Written by Elijah Ohlweiler-Seabridge

Formal Prayers

Values and Virtues

MAC Mission Group -  Pupil Voice Values and Virtues

Mission Statement 

St Gregory's Section 48 Diocesian Inspection 2017


Values and Virtues

Summer 1

This half term we are Curious and Active 

The Birth of Jesus- The shepherds and wise men were curious about the new born King and active in their journey to see Him.

The Presentation in the Temple- Mary and Joseph were curious when Simeon said ‘Thy soul a sword shall pierce’ and that Simeon knew that Jesus was the Son of God.

The Baptism of Jesus- Jesus travelled to John the Baptist The Call of the Disciples-Jesus was active in calling His disciples to follow Him and the Disciples were active in their willingness to follow Him Miracles and Parables Zacchaeus was curious to see Jesus

Luke 10: The Good Samaritan actively helped the man who had been attacked The Prodigal Son was curious to see what was out in the world and active in his travelling

The Transfiguration The Resurrection, appearances of Jesus and Ascension

Pentecost-curiosity as to what was happening and Jesus being active in sending the Holy Spirit as He had promised.

Acts of the Apostles and Letters from Paul- References to the disciples spreading of the Word around the world. They were active in the formation of the Church. 

 

Values and Virtues Planning Documentation

Grateful & Generous

Attentive & Discerning

Compassionate & Loving

Faith-filled & Hopeful

Eloquent & Truthful

Learned & Wise

Curious & Active

Intentional & Prophetic

 

Parish

Our school plays an active part in the life of the parish of St Gregory's.  Pupils and Staff celebrate mass in the school hall and at St Gregory's Church at various times during the academic year in which the parish and parents attend.

Our parish priest Canon John Gilbert are seen regularly within the school and play a very active part in the catholic life of the school.  Please click on the following link for parish informtaion, including mass times.

 

http://www.longtoncatholic.org.uk/ 

http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/parish-directory/st-gregory-parish-stoke-on-trent/


 

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Sign up FHC

Canon John Gilbert Letter

 

Wednesday Word

The Wednesday Word is offered to all families as a weekly family time together.  

Wednesday Word Family Time presents an opportunity for even the busiest of parents to enrich relationships with their children through spending a very special 5 minutes together each week.

Every Wednesday a ‘word’, inspired by the coming Sunday’s Gospel, will be suggested for families to talk about in the home. We have structured The Wednesday Word around the Sunday Gospel, because evidence shows that Gospel values really do help family relationships to thrive.

The Wednesday Word Family Time leaflet is designed in a family friendly fashion to ensure that all family members feel included. It aims to be informative, enjoyable, and to help families maintain a special closeness throughout the school years.

Please use the following link for any further information or downloads :  http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/index.htm

 

 


                                         

Canon John's Installation Mass - St Chad's Birmingham on Friday 8th December 2017

 

                                              

         Prayer Room                               Vocations talk led by Mr Chadwick                          Christingle

 

                                       

        Harvest Food Bank                                     KS1 Prayer Focus                                  Rememberance

 

God's Family Assembly led by Mrs Yates

                                       

 

For Jimmy - MAC Forgiveness Talk

                       

 

Class Assembly - St Therese of Lisieux       

                                    

 

 

Y5 Harvest Assembly

                             

     

Remembrance Day Parade

            

 

Advent

               

                       

 

Mini Vinnie

                       

 

Y5 Vocations Talk - Anthony Colclough

              

 

FS1 Church Role Play

                  

 

CAFOD Assembly - Power To Be

 

            

 

Harvest Assembly - delivered by the Foodbank

           

Donna Louise

        

 

Rise Theatre

       

Video - Please watch the following:

Year 4 Baptism  -    Year 4 video where Pupils led their own Baptism.

Collective Worship

Vocations

 

Staff Testimonials

Mr Chadwick - Chair of the Local Academy Representatives

Mrs Yates - Executive Headteacher

Mrs Cooper - Head of School at St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy

Mrs Till - Teacher

Mrs Mould - HLTA

Mrs Smith - Education Associate 

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