Category Archives: Our Faith In Action

Nursery and Reception RE ‘Welcome’ topic

Nursery and Reception were very lucky to travel by mini bus to St Columba’s Church as part of their RE ‘Welcome’ topic. Mrs Dodds greeted us at church and we all made the sign of the cross with the Holy water.





We gathered around the font and discussed how we are welcomed into God’s family. The children also looked at a precious white blanket which is a symbol of purity in the eyes of God.





Back at school we held our very own ‘Baptism.’ We chose a priest, parents and Godparents. The children named the baby ‘Ivan.’




The children took their newly acquired knowledge back to the classroom and independently role played a ‘Baptism.’

God bless baby Ivan.

Our Amazing Shoe Box Appeal!

Our Amazing Shoe Box Appeal!

This year, for the very first time at St. Columba’s, as part of their Sacramental Preparation Journey in Faith, Year 4 decided to support ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – the Shoe Box Appeal. A shoe box is Christmas wrapped, filled with toiletries, toys and school items before being sent to a child in natural disaster zones…Read More

Week 6 in Y6…13th October

Week 6 in Y6…13th October

I’m back from a hectic few days teaching science in the beautiful Italian town of Tarquinia as part of our on-going Erasmus project, straight into the preparations for one of the best weeks in Y6 – the week of the Buddy assembly. The Y6 pupils have completed a superb hall display of pen portraits of…Read More

Week 4 in Y6…29th September

Week 4 in Y6…29th September

It was our annual CAFOD fundraising event in Y6 this week, where we collect in all the spare vegetables from the bottom of the fridge at home, bring them to school, peel them, chop them up, and turn them into the most delicious soup imaginable.  The soup is served with crusty bread and water and…Read More

Saving our Planet

Last week Year 2 read the story ‘The Trouble with Dragons’. We quickly realised that these dragons cause all sorts of problems! They eat all of the food, litter the world and breathe hot air everywhere! After reading the story we also looked at a different story from CAFOD, ‘Laudato Si’ , a message from…Read More

St. Columba’s Day in Year 2

On Friday we celebrated St. Columba’s feast day in school. In year 2 we made mosaics of our St. Columba’s cross. They took a long time to make because we had to concentrate very hard to make sure we placed all of the little squares in the cross. It was well worth the patience and…Read More

A talk from Richard Moore

Today Year 5 and 6 visited St. Aidan’s Primary School to hear a very special talk from an inspirational man called Richard Moore. Richard was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He was shot and blinded by a rubber bullet fired by a British Soldier in May 1972 on his way home from school. Since then,…Read More