Carol Service and Nativity Arrangements

Dear all,

This is copied from a letter your child will be coming home with today. Please ask your child to give you the letter.

KS2 Carol Service and Infant Nativity Information

Dear families , friends and parishioners,

Key Stage 2 Carol Service –tonight(12th December) at 6.00pm-  This involves junior children only -Fairsnape and Beacon Class

We are looking forward to our KS2 Carol Service this evening. The children have been rehearsing in church and it will be a very special event. Please bring your child to our school hall for 5.30pm. You can go to church and get seated; waiting for staff and children to  process into church at 6.00pm.  As every year, the children will be singing a selection of beautiful songs to celebrate Advent. We hope to see you all there. Children must come to school wearing their full school uniform. Any costumes and props are provided by school. The service will last for approximately 1 hour.


Infant Nativity-next Tuesday (19th December) at 6.00pm- This involves infant children only -Pendle and Parlick Class

Next Tuesday (19th December), we will be watching two performances of our Infant Nativity. The first performance is at 2.00pm in church.  Families and friends are all welcome-especially any who cannot make it to see the evening performance. The evening performance is in church at 6.00pm. Children need to meet staff in our school hall at 5.30pm dressed in their costumes.  Costumes are provided by school and children will come home wearing them from the 2.00pm performance. Children will bring their uniforms home in a bag at home time on Tuesday. The Nativity will last for approximately 1 hour.

Important Dates:

12th December: 6.00pm KS2 Carol Service in Church

13th December: 1.30pm Pre-School Mini-Carols around the tree

14th December: 1.30pm Christmas Party-party clothes all day

15th December: Christmas Jumper Day and Carols around the tree starting at 2.00pm (band playing)

19th December: 2.00pm and 6.00pm Infant Nativity in Church.

20th December: School Christmas Lunch-every child invited to have Christmas School Dinner £2.20 for junior


21st December: Break up at 1.30pm-no school bus.






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Carol singing, amazing structures and a pantomime

I am struggling to contain my excitement at the moment because the outdoor area is really taking shape. Our ‘World of Pure Imagination’ will be finished by the Christmas holidays. I just hope that this weather gets a little warmer for the workmen to see the ground! It is so cold today that the grass is hidden under a blanket of ice and I could barely feel my toes earlier. Please take great care when driving to school.






The pantomime was absolutely fantastic and we thank Alex Johnson and Preston College for coming to perform for us again. I think these pictures will explain…






Carol singing at Burey Court, Longridge was a joy. Well done year 6 for bringing so much Christmas cheer!

McCarthy & Stone Sales Support Executive Rachael Hardley, Sales Executive Sharon Robinson and House Manager Joanne Barlow with pupils from St Francis Catholic Primary School. credit:

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Christmas events not to be missed!

Carol Service and Nativity:

We have our Key Stage 2 Carol Service in church on Tuesday 12th December at 6.00pm. Children will be meeting in school at 5.30pm wearing full school uniform and staff will walk children to church. Parents, friends and families can get seated in church and relax.

Our Infant Nativity is the following Tuesday (19th December) and there are two performances: 2.00pm and 6.00pm in church. Children will meet in the school hall for the evening performance at 5.30pm and walk to church with staff. Children will come to school in costumes as they will be wearing them home from the 2.00pm performance!

Pre-School parents only: Mini-Carols around the tree starts at 1.30pm on Wednesday 13th December and Nursery/Pre-School children can show you (their own parents and families) wonderful learning journeys over a drink of juice and biscuits!

Christmas Party day: 1.30pm -children can wear sensible party clothes all day-remember it is very cold at play times!

Christmas Jumper Day and Carols Around the Tree at 2.00pm on Friday 15th December.

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It’s official…OUTSTANDING!

We are so delighted to be able to share our wonderful news with you all.  The inspectors were such a delight to have in school and we are very pleased that they saw all of the wonderful things we see in school every day. We are very proud of our children and of our school. I am sure you will all agree that this report highlights the effort of staff and our genuine Catholic ethos. Our school has been described as a  ‘unique and special place’.

Please have a look at our Section 48 report…

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A big truck for a small(ish) dinosaur!

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Yesterday, work began in our exciting EYFS and infant outdoor classroom. I cannot describe how thrilled I am that work is underway. Obviously,  my ‘project manager’ role means that I am highly integral to the whole process-and highly nosey too! Even deliveries of treated soil for our sleeping dinosaur mud pit area must be overseen! Here I am playing a vital role in the soil delivery. The area will be unrecognisable soon. A timber fence will be erected next week and the whole project will completed by Christmas. A rill and rickety bridge are being created, mud pit with natural grass hill dinosaur, bird hide and nature area, imagination door way and land of imagination with wire spool small worlds, reading garden and teepee, sand pit, natural outdoor art studio, bamboo screens and much more. We can’t wait. I will keep you updated with pictures as work progresses.

I have contacted the highways agency, again, to ask that our roads are gritted and PC Banks is helping us in our efforts. Please be careful when driving along the lanes. We are trying our best to be put on the priority list.

There are so many wonderful things going on in school. I love the creativity of our staff. I can safely say that I have never seen angles being taught through ‘dabbing’ before but it really works! Quality active learning+love+ enthusiasm= happy children.

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Rudolf made me cry!

Click here to have a preview of our festive band

I don’t often cry when I hear ‘Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer’ or ‘Jingle Bells’ but I think you can see why I was getting quite emotional in band rehearsal yesterday afternoon. This is a Primary School band with children from Years 1-6 and with mainly younger children. All but three Year 6 children play in the band and what a sound they make. Our infants were rehearsing for their Nativity so they don’t feature in this video. I can’t wait to play alongside the children at the next family mass-10th December-before our Christmas Fair in school. Tell all of your friends and families and come along! If anything will bring Christmas cheer, it is our school band. I can’t describe how proud I am of the children and of the standard they have reached in such a short amount of time. They are all reading music, which is wonderful, and they come together to enjoy a shared talent.

Yesterday morning’s assembly theme was about the Parable of the Talents and the end of today rounded it up nicely. Jesus taught us to use our talents wisely and to use them to serve others. Young children playing in a school band to bring happiness to each other and to the wider community is certainly my idea of this. What a great week we have had.

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy this taster of what is yet to come at next family mass!

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