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St Catherine’s School Choir


It was lovely to hear the school choir today, as they welcomed us onto the playground singing Christmas carols.  It put us into the Christmas spirit!


Mrs Jones



Choir singing the children into school

Reindeer Run


We all enjoyed a sponsored ‘Reindeer Run’ today in aid of Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice.  Key stage 1 children ran around the playground with Key stage 2 running around the school field.


An amazing effort by all involved!


Mrs Jones


Roman Workshop at Penrith Library 


KS2 enjoyed a Roman workshop at Penrith Library this week with Claire Dougherty and Karen MacDougal from Robinson School (Penrith Museum). The children learned lots about the road systems that the soldiers built.


They also used various different sources, including microfiche to find facts about unusual Roman finds.


Karen from Penrith Museum had brought in various Roman artefacts to show the children which included; a sistrum (bell), Roman helmet, sandals, a strigil (used to scrape dirt from skin), map pointer, brooches and knuckle bones (Roman type game of Jacks). 


 It was a very enjoyable and informative session! 


Mrs Jones

Be Bright, Be Seen Get Active


We joined in with the Autumn Term ‘Get Active Day’ and Be Bright, Be Seen on any day during Road Safety Week 15th-19th November 2021. Children wore bright colours to school and decorated their coats and school bags with bright colours.


JELD-WEN, Penrith very kindly sponsored some reflective stickers and arm bands for the children to wear on coats and bags.


What a bright week!


Mrs Jones


Be Bright, Be Seen Autumn Campaign

National Poetry Day 7.10.21

We have all enjoyed celebrating this special day in school today. Have a look what we have been up to. 

Class 3


For National Poetry day, we wrote acrostic poems on the theme of RAIN, especially since we've had lots of it recently!  We thought of lots of different sounds that the rain makes and how it falls from the sky.  We listened to different 'rain' poems where some rhymed and some poems that didn't actually sound like poems.  We decided that poetry can be virtually anything, so we just enjoyed 'playing around with words'  


We'll update some photographs of our finished work and maybe even some clips of the children reading their poetry this week.  Watch this Space!


Mrs Jones




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Beautifully written acrostic poems on the theme of rain!

Class Two, have had such fun making their very own poem about, The Great Fire of London!

Class 4 

Wrote their own emotion poetry to share with the local community of Penrith. The library are creating a QR trail around Penrith and using our National Poetry Day poems. Year 6 also visited the Library to take part in a poetry workshop to celebrate National Libraries week! What a busy day!



What fun we had in school and home exercising with Shaun our PE coach, on a live Zoom yesterday. He taught us lots of ball skills.  It was a fun 🤩 afternoon!


Thanks Shaun. We’re really enjoying your fun weekly PE sessions!


Mrs Jones


February 2020


(French Day)

All the children from Key Stage 2 were fantastic ambassadors of the school when they attended Ullswater Community College for a French morning. We had the privilege of experiencing two workshops: pancake making and learning all about the French Festival Calendar. The morning finished off with a spectacular French inspired lunch cooked by Sue back at school. The children had an amazing time and were so enthusiastic about French and couldn't wait to tell their class teachers all about their morning. 

We celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi with a Benediction Service.

Years 2 and 3 enjoying ‘Nature Club’ with Miss Hurley.

Fr. John blessed our new Prayer Garden.

The sun shone through our wonderful stained glass cross!

Spring Holiday Gardening Challenge!

A huge THANK YOU, to Maggie, Dave and their amazing team of volunteers for all of the hard work put into creating our new vegetable garden!

Border TV Stars!

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Congratulations Chloe in Y3 

for your winning entry

Rainbow Girl

in the Cumbria Library Services Competition!

Border TV came along to record interviews

with Chloe and her friends.

We look forward to watching you on tv!

St. Catherine's stars on Border TV

Congratulations to the Netball Team! We are through to the finals in 2019!

Bishop Paul celebrated Holy Mass with Fr. John and Fr. Jerome for our school and our Parish.


The Blessed Sacrament was placed on the altar and we came into church in small groups to act as witness to Christ.


Bishop Paul also came into school for a very quick tour

and to say hello!

Bishop Paul really liked our new Mission Statement and sign!

The Church looked beautiful for the Solemn Exposition

Penrith May Day competition winners

Handwriting and Art winners from Penrith May day.

Class 2 reading challenge

Class 2 certificates presented for their recent 'reading challenge'

Class 3 tennis players

Certificates have been given out to Year 3 and Year 4 tennis players following their recent competition. 

Certificates have been given out for

Cross Country Competitions



Well done to everyone involved!

Congratulations to our KS1 pupils

for their fantastic efforts in Cross Country!

Some of our KS2 pupils had a wonderful time making Easter Bonnets with the ladies. The staff complimented the children on their caring attitude and exemplary behaviour.

We hope to carry on with more exciting projects throughout the year.

Easter Bonnet Making at Croft Avenue Care Home