Our School As A Catholic Community

 Our Mission

  Learn to love; love to learn

Our Mission is to provide a Catholic education based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, in which the values of the Gospel underpin all aspects of school life. We insist on the highest standards of academic achievement so that our young people leave us as ‘agents of change’ – educated and caring people who have the qualifications, knowledge and skills they need to flourish as human beings and make the world a better place. We are committed to our mission and to raising standards in order to provide an excellent Catholic education for every child in our care. We work together as one Trust, one family of schools, a community inspired by a vision for excellence.

 

We aim to deliver our mission by:

Promoting our Core Gospel Values which underpin all aspects of school life

Promoting stewardship enabling our children to develop an understanding of the wider world and their role as global citizens

Providing opportunities for our children to be agents of change and to make a positive difference to the world in which they live

Balancing academic success with wider attributes & provides for learners broader development enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents

Promoting our Learning Values – resilience, responsibility, independence, creativity & collaboration

Supporting our children to develop their character and help them to keep physically and mentally healthy

Placing an uncompromising focus on the development and application of reading, writing and mathematics skills

Playing a major role in developing our children’s love and passion for learning

Celebrating equity and diversity supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

Developing children as leaders by valuing children’s voices and individual contributions and offering a range of opportunities to develop their leadership skills

Click here to see our RE policy

Click here to see our RSE policy

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In the summer term 2020  staff at school were missing the  children so much we thought we would create a little something to cheer everyone up whilst they were all learning at home. We had great fun making this and hope you enjoy it – St Margaret Clitherow Primary School’s – My Lighthouse.

All song rights reserved to the Rend Collective.

 

As a Catholic school, worship is a key element of life at St Margaret Clitherow. While we are closed, we would like to offer you opportunities together as a family and to spend time in quietness together. 

EASTER ACTIVITIES

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Easter cross words _ Ideas Hub from The Bible Reading Fellowship

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Redemptorist Press: To help support you during this time we are delighted to share the DVD version of one of our best-selling books; Stations of the Cross – Then and Now by Fr Denis McBride C.S.s.R. In this one hour video the voice and visuals open up new ways of thinking about Jesus’ journey and demonstrate how the passion story, in all its savagery, continues in our own time. The Gospel best comes alive when the story of Jesus resonates deeply within our heart and our personal experience. Let The Stations of the Cross – Then and Now shine new light on your own journey this Lent.

https://www.rpbooks.co.uk/stations-of-the-cross-then-and-now-free-reflections

The Holy City https://www.tod.org.il/en/holy-city-vr/

Free Access to Cath Kids: Please visit: https://cathfamily.org/cathkids-lent1-a/

The Rosary

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TenTen Family Prayer Resource

Each week, we will upload a resource to support family prayer at home.

In these times of uncertainty for our children and families, and as schools are closed for an indefinite period, here are some prayers you can say with your children at home.

w/c 6 April 2020

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/sunday-liturgy-for-families/

http://www.tentenresources.co.uk/daily-prayers-for-home

http://www.tentenresources.co.uk/15-prayers

w/c 23 March 2020

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This week’s Gospel tells of a man who was born blind receiving miraculous healing after an encounter with Jesus: the story helps us to reflect on how Jesus restores both physical and spiritual sight.

The blind man who was healed came openly and honestly to Jesus, and so was able to see Jesus as He truly is, the Son of God. However, the religious leaders of the time, the Pharisees, were more concerned with their own dogma and failed to see the true Jesus.

This week’s prayers help children to know that they can come to Jesus openly and honestly and share all their questions, hopes and fears. As they do this, they will be invited to recognise how Jesus is at work in every moment of their lives.

Week of 20th March 2020

Daily Classroom Prayers

https://www.tentenresources.co.uk/primary-subscription/prayers-for-home/homeprayer-2020-03-23

How to Lead

Each day there is a Prayer Leader and Reader; you and your children can take on either role

Slide 1:
The Prayer Leader introduces and contextualises the Gospel story.

Slide 2:
The Reader reads a paraphrased version of the Gospel.

Slide 3:
The Prayer Leader helps the child to explore an attitude or emotion from the Gospel, reflecting on Jesus’ perspective, which is always that of love, compassion and the desire for healing and wholeness.

Slide 4:
The Prayer Leader facilitates a time of reflection where the child is invited to think of a time when they thought or felt like the character in the story and remember that Jesus meets them in every moment. We are given the opportunity to invite Jesus into our hearts and see the attitude or feeling through His eyes.

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Letter from Bishop Mark O’Toole

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Please click on this link and ‘subscribe’. If we get enough subscribers, the diocese will be able to live stream the liturgy which will be a great comfort to many. Thank you

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8KUEwsXFK3VBLEfn4H1tBw

While we are closed you may want to continue to have a prayer routine with your children. These are the prayers we say at school.

Family Prayers

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Sign of the Cross

In the name of the father,
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Morning Prayer

O My God, you love me,
you’re with me night and day.
I want to love you always
in all I do and say.
I'll try to please you, Father,
bless me through the day.

Amen

Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O God, as we sit together.
Bless the food we eat today.
Bless the hands that made the food.

Bless us, O God.
Amen.

Grace After Meals

Thank you, God, for the food we have eaten.
Thank you, God, for all our friends.
Thank you, God, for everything,
Thank you God.
Amen.

Prayer at the end of the day

O My God I come to say
thank you for your love today.
Thank you for my family
and all the friends you give to me.
Guard me in the dark of night
and in the morning, send your light.

Amen

We also say the special prayer to Mary and the Our Father

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is
the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen.

Our Father

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be
Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done,
on earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our
daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we
forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Amen.