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Holy Week 2022

Stations of the Cross

Class 5 led our prayers for Stations of the Cross. Unfortunately due to staff absence, we gathered together in the hall.

Palm Sunday


Class 2 shared our Palm Sunday assembly with their parents and carers with the help of Class 1 to help us sing our hymns. 


We shared readings, bidding prayers and dramas on the events of Palm Sunday and a drama on Jesus and a modern day superstar showing the character of Jesus. 

Travelling Cross Bags, Lent 2022

Now that Covid restrictions are lifted, we can return to the tradition of sending home the Travelling Cross bags.

Our children can share the Easter story at home, read the prayer and listen to the Scripture. There are some simple reflections to complete in the workbook in the bags and all the coloured crosses will be displayed in each classroom. 

Here are some of our pupils with the travelling Cross bags at home. 

Lenten Promises

Prayers for Ukraine

Holocaust Memorial Day

Class 4 have been using a book about Anne Frank for their Literacy work and made some promises during the Holocaust Memorial day work.

Epiphany 2022

Our youngest children celebrated the Epiphany by retelling and re-enacting the story of the Three Kings visiting the baby Jesus. 

Advent 2021

Representatives of the school council made the Advent wreath for their class. Many thanks to Mr. Clarke who collected the shrubbery and greenery for them to use.

Class 2 have made some beautiful baubles depicting the Christmas Story

Christingle 2021

Christingle this year is happening in individual classes. Here are class 4 making their christingles.

October, the month dedicated to Our Lady

The month of October was chosen to honor the Holy Mother, Mary, in thanksgiving for her protection that she gives the Church in answer to the praying of the rosary.

Here are some beautiful paintings by Class 3 done in their RE/Come and See lessons.

Harvest 2021

Class 4 led our Harvest Assembly in school. They re-enacted the "Feeding of the Five Thousand" and shared prayers for harvests, farmers and the hungry across the world.

All donations were gratefully received by the St. Wilfred's Centre in Sheffield.


Welcome Mass 2021

Class 2 have done a fantastic job leading the readings and prayers in this year's Welcome Mass.

Holy Week 2021
Child led worship in Class 3 -  06.03.2020
Child Led Worship in Class 2
Prayer Group 07.02.2010
Prayer Group 31.01.2020
Members of our Worship Team leading in Class 3

Crib Competitions winners

Congratulations to all!

Crib competition and Bethlehem Care fundraiser

We had some amazing nativity scenes for the Crib competition. The children all enjoyed looking at them and the visiting exhibits from Mr and Mrs McNally from Bethlehem Care and Hospice Trust. We managed to raise £87.50 which was presented to Mr McNally at the end of the day.


Ideas for the DIY Nativity Competition Friday November 29th 2019
Year 5 Pilgrimage to the Cathedral of St. Marie

Child Led Worship


Harvest Assembly by Class 4

Jesus showed us how to share when he fed the five thousand people who had gathered to listen to him so Class 4 dramatized this story and a story about a boy and his family in Gambia who have been helped to grow food by CAFOD.

Welcome Mass October 2019

Year 6 led our Welcome Mass. They read beautifully and behaviour from all the children was exceptional. See the adult's comments below ...

Our Worship Leaders 2019 - 2020

Our worship leaders help with readings and drama in Mrs Walker's assembly, they plan and lead prayer group on Friday lunchtimes and also plan and lead class worship each week in classes 1, 2 and 3. They do a fantastic job!


Our Worship Teams

Good Shepherd Fundraising

Three of our year 5 pupils went to St. Marie's Cathedral on Wednesday 22nd May to present our school's donation to Bishop Ralph. Here they are with pupils from the Federation and the St. Pius Learning Community.

Holy Week 2019

The Last Supper - Maundy Thursday

A wonderful close to our Holy Week remembrances in school. A very respectful and well acted presentation of The Last Supper by Class 4. 

Spy Wednesday - Judas Iscariot 

Well done to Class 3 for a brilliant presentation around the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot.

Stations of the Cross 2019

Class 5 led the prayers and readings in our Stations of the Cross with maturity and reverence. It was a beautiful service enjoyed by everyone.

Palm Sunday 2019

Holy Week got off to a fabulous start with class 1 and 2 leading the school in their Palm Sunday assembly. The children sang and read beautifully.

Ash Wednesday

We had a beautiful service and blessing of the ashes in church. Class 4 led the readings and bidding prayers. Well done to everyone on such brilliant behaviour.


Class 5 celebrating and remembering their learning at the end of the topic "Mission".

Prayer Group

Our Worship leaders plan and lead the lunchtime prayer group under the guidance of Mrs Walker. It takes place in class 4 at 1:30pm (during lunchtime) each Thursday.


At prayer group today we prayed for our sick friends and family members.

Worship leaders in class 1 - 20th December 2018

The theme was forgiving hands.

Advent Mass

Class 4 prepared the prayers and read at our Advent Mass. It was a beautiful service, our first Mass celebrated with Father Declan.

Worship Leaders in class 1 - 13.12.2018

The theme today was "gifts."

Worship leaders in class 1 - 5th December 2018

The theme of today's worship was love.



Worship leaders in class 1 -22nd November 2018
Prayer group in October was devoted to Mary

Worship leaders in class 1 - 9th October 2018

The theme was "a recipe for a good class".

Worship Leader Team 2018-19

Our worship leaders help with readings and drama in Mrs Walker's assembly, they plan and lead prayer group on Thursday lunchtimes and also plan and lead class worship each week in class 1. They do a fantastic job!

Prayer group - April 19th 2018

Our worship leaders planned this week's prayer group around praying for our loved ones.

Holy Week

The children have shared the planning and leading of different aspects of Holy Week. Together, the children and staff have enjoyed a Holy Preparation to the Easter Celebration.

Palm Sunday - Class 2

Stations of the Cross with the readings and reflections at each station read by Year 6.

Spy Wednesday - Class 3 tell the story of Judas Iscariot.

The Last Supper - Class 4 share the story of the last Passover feast Jesus shared with his disciples.

Maundy Thursday  The Last Supper
Spy Wednesday
Stations of the Cross
Class 2 - Palm Sunday

Prayer Group

Some of the Worship Team planned and led this worship for Thursday's Prayer Group. The theme was "Friendship".

Child-led worship

Some of the worship team have planned their worship around giving thanks for people who help and love us. The R.E. topic at the time was "Giving and Receiving".

Epiphany/New Year Mass led by Class 3

It was a beautiful celebration on Wednesday. Class 3 did an amazing job with their prayers, written with sensitivity and sincerity. The readers were clear and expressive. Well done to Mrs Reed, Mrs Reynolds and Class 3.

St. Pius Learning Community Advent Service

We would like to say a huge thank you to our pupils who went to the Advent Celebration at St. Pius on Tuesday evening. We are all very proud of the practise they put in and the time they gave up to take part. It was a beautiful version of "Silent Night".

A big thank you to our caretaker and his daughter for their musical contribution.


Class 5 led our Christingle service in the school hall. Wonderful singing and great readings. The candle light was a sight to behold, a wonderful start to our Advent preparations.

Advent Wreaths

The worship team have made an Advent Wreath for each class and one for the hall. During Advent the candles will be lit in each class as part of the children's preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The wreaths will be blessed in church during Mass on Sunday before being brought into school on Monday.

Click the link below if you would like to read more about the history, the meaning and the significance of the Advent Wreath.


November prayer bags and Remembrance Trees

Thank you to all our families who have taken part in the travelling Remembrance bags. The leaves are added to the class remembrance tree and everyone is remembered in our prayers.

Our Worship Leaders 2017-18

Our worship leaders work in small groups to plan and lead worship in the weekly prayer group, held once a week during lunchtime. They also help younger classes to develop "child led worship" within the classroom.

Year 5 Cathedral Visit

Year 5 had a wonderful visit which included a tour, activities which looked at artefacts used in church and priest's and bishop's clothing. The day ended with a pilgrimage and prayer experience.

Harvest Assembly 2017

Here are the Worship team who kindly displayed our Harvest donations for St Wilfred's Centre in Sheffield.


Class 4 led the "Brighten Up our Harvest" assembly where we learned about Cafod's projects in El Salvador. More to follow on fundraising ideas after half term.

Welcome Mass October 2017

Class 4 prepared the prayers for the Welcome Mass with the Fedreration chaplain, Mrs Reynolds. The readings, reverence and singing was wonderful. It was a joyous occasion.

Prayer Group October 2017

Our prayer group takes place on Thursday lunchtimes and is led by our Worship team and/or Mrs Walker.

Leavers' Mass July 13th 2017

First Holy Communion

On Saturday 24th June at St. Michael and all Angels, Wombwell, our federation children made their First Holy Communion. A huge thank you to the children, their parents and the Catechists who prepared them for this very important step in their Catholic journey. 

Corpus Christi Mass - Weds June 14th 2017

Our Chaplain, Mrs Reynolds, worked with class 4 pupils to prepare and lead the Mass. Everyone involved did a fantastic job. We had a wonderful, devotional celebration.

Jacob Isherwood, his mum and sister came to assembly on Thursday 4th May to accept the cheque for £1,236 on behalf of Dreamflight.

May Altar

May is the month of Mary. We welcome any flowers for our May altar dedicated to Our lady, Mary. The prayer group are praying  the Rosary in their meetings this month. Since it's on Thursdays, we will be reflecting on the Mysteries of Light.

See the link below if you would like to pray a Rosary with your child at home.


Worship Leaders

We are extremely proud of our worship team. They plan and lead worship in key stage 1 as well as their own classes. They are enthusiastic, confident and responsible young people. We hope that they will soon be joined by others.

Prayer Group

Our prayer group is open to all on Thursdays at 12:30pm.

Holy Week


Holy Thursday

Spy Wednesday
Stations of the Cross
Palm Sunday

Lenten Fundraising

During Lent we raised money for Dreamflight, Save the Children, Cafod, Good Shepherd and donated tins for Barnsley food bank. We collected small change, donated tins of food, had 50p non-uniform Fridays, held a sponsored run and had a pyjama movie afternoon. (seethe News section for amounts raised).

Travelling Crosses

During Lent the travelling crosses made their way to each family's home. We hope you all enjoyed sharing the Easter story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection with your children. 

Ash Wednesday


School Mass - Holy Trinity   led by class 3 -15th Feb 2017
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