Events & Celebrations

Big Community Arts Day

Thank you to everyone who attended our Community Arts Day on Saturday 6th July 2019, it was a pleasure to see so many of you.

Children and families enjoyed a wide range of art and craft activities such as creating their own rock pool, experimenting with colour mixing to create pointillism paintings and designing their own landscape pictures. Children got the chance to make bracelets, decorate unicorns and make puppets which were then used in their own puppet show. They also enjoyed exploring a range of musical instruments to add sounds to different fairy tale stories.

We really enjoyed getting to see everyone’s artistic and musical skills and we are looking forward to our next event in the autumn term.

In the words of our families:

The first thing Esmae said when she woke up was “are we going to arts day?” They love it. It’s great to be able to come and relax and join in all activities together as family and feel part of the school family too.

The children love coming to these events. I think it is a lovely idea and nice of the teachers to give up their time.

Myself and Holly really enjoy these events! Holly loves arts and crafts and getting messy. She loves to see her teachers and friends. We had lots of fun.

We all had a lovely time with all the messy activities and the girls had so much fun with all the different projects. Great idea and perfect for a Saturday morning, thanks!

What a wonderful morning and such a great way for parents to get involved and share ideas. Connie loved making her creations!

We’ve all had lots of fun at the Community Arts Day. Lots of fantastic activities for the kids – Thank you J

Arts Ambassadors

We have recently appointed Arts Ambassadors from each class who will be consulted on ideas for future arts projects, foci for after school clubs and the planning and evaluation of Arts Weeks and Community Arts Days. They are also responsible for gathering thoughts from children in their class on matters relating to the arts.

We held a meeting prior to the Summer Community Arts Day and the children thoroughly enjoyed thinking of ideas for the different activities.

Our Arts Ambassadors were also invited to the Governors Finance Committee Meeting where they talked about areas of the arts that they have enjoyed and would like to do more of. 

St Bede’s Infants Remember…

 

Description: Image result for d day 75th anniversaryOn Thursday 6th June, St Bede’s Infants came together to celebrate an important date in British history.

D-Day (or the first Normandy landings) were the landing operations during World War II of the Allied invasion of Normandy. To remember and commemorate the brave soldiers who lost their lives that day and ones who were able to survive.

 As a school, we took time out of our day to reflect upon and remember all of the people who fought so hard to protect our country.

 

Halton Primary Arts Network Exhibition

The theme for Halton Schools Art’s Project 2019 was ‘Imagine a World of Wonder’. We decided to use this as a whole school focus during Arts Week and each class explored a Natural Wonder of the World.

Our Reception children explored the Great Barrier Reef and used a range of materials to produce wonderful pieces of art. Their work will be exhibited as part of the Halton Primary Art Network’s annual exhibition at Runcorn Shopping City from Monday 4th February to Friday 22nd Febuary 2019.

 

Alice in Wonderland

We aim to provide our children with lots of opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the arts and we felt a live theatrical performance would be a great way to start the New Year and enthuse the children's imagination. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed watching the performance. The children’s faces said it all…their smiles and sound of laughter filled our school hall.

Staff comments…

“Fantastic performance. The children’s faces said it all”

“The children were engaged throughout and thoroughly enjoyed every part of the performance”

Children’s comments…

“It was so much fun, the Queen of Hearts made me laugh especially when she cried.”

“I really liked the way they changed all the time, it was like magic. Like when Alice grew and she got really long arms”

“I loved the ‘Always Time for Tea’ song. I couldn’t stop singing it when I got home”

 

Arts Week

The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed our annual Arts Week and the high level of involvement and enjoyment was evident in the productive and pleasant atmosphere in each class.

The children engaged in a wide range of activities that explored all areas of the arts, including Art, Music, Dance, Drama and Creative Writing. The secure cross curricular links enabled breadth of experience, individual expression and consolidation of ideas.

The activities were challenging and engaging, with a wide range of resources supporting the development of knowledge and skills.

In the words of the children:

“I like painting, I love mixing colours. I can make all different shades of a colour.”

“When it’s finished it feels really nice, really amazing!”

“This is the best week ever. I love all the fun things we do.”

 

Community Arts Day

This took place on Saturday 13th of October and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for children, their families and the staff. There were a wide range of arts activities for the children (and parents!) to enjoy and a great time was had by all! We look forward to our next event in the summer term.

In the words of our families:

Really great idea! Bringing kids, parents and school together for a lovely activity”

“Lovely day. Lots of creative activities and a good chance to spend time as a family in school”

“Both girls have loved the morning art session and do every time we come. Thank you for all being so welcome and generous with your time and effort”

“Great idea, nicely set out. It’s great to have teachers willing to spend time at the weekend for this”

World Down Syndrome Day 

We all wore odd socks for @WDSD. We also loved this video and came into the hall to sing it together.

 

 

 

Goodbye to Year 2

Watch our end of year video here!

Year 2 video!

 

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St. Bede's Catholic Infant School

Leigh Avenue, Widnes

Cheshire WA8 6EL

Tel: 0151 424 3112