A huge well done to our wonderful Year 2 class for their beautiful Harvest Assembly. They gave thanks for the food we eat and thanked God for all our gifts and talents. It was a momentous occasion where our Year 2 parents were able to return to school once again to watch their beautiful play. Hopefully this is a glimpse of our return to the wonderful inclusion of our parents inside the school walls. I thank all our parents for your wonderful Harvest donations this week, these will be shared with our local food banks and SVP.
Chamber Choir Concert July 2021
Our incredible Chamber Choir performed a repertoire of their incredible liturgical singing for us to end their learning over the year. We hope you love hearing the children singing. They have the voice of angels. We are so blessed. Well done Chamber Choir. Thank you to Lucy Haigh, our Choral Director who teaches the children so well each week too. We hope you enjoy our beautiful end of year performance.
Choral Singing for The Bishop and Leeds Headteachers at Leeds Cathedral June 2021
Our Chamber Choir visited The Leeds Cathedral on 24th June 2021 to sing a repertoire of songs for The Annual Headteacher's Mass with The Bishop of Leeds. The children sung a large repertoire of secular songs including:
On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's cry (C Coffin 1676-1749)
As I went down to the river to pray (Trad Arr; Alex Kyle)
The Sanctus (Missa Mundi, John Duggan)
The Agnes Dei (Missa Mundi, John Duggan)
Brother James' Air (James Bain, Arr, Gordon Jacob)
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (W. Chatterton Dix 1837-1898)
The standard was extraordinary, praised by The Bishop of Leeds and many Head Teachers in our Diocese, with one noted below:
"It was noticeable that not only did the children sing some quite complex repertoire in parts, in tune and with confidence, but they were also clearly paying close attention to their MD, which shows a very professional attitude! Outstanding St Anthony's!"
I am so proud of you all Chamber Choir!
A Family Baptism
We wish to share some wonderful news - Congratulations Harry (Year 2) and all his family who were baptised at St Anthony’s last Friday. Following a period of catechesis and commitment, inspired by both Mrs Corah and our school and parish family, they have each been welcomed into God’s family. We congratulate Harry and his brother, as well as his mum and grandma. God bless you all. True evangelisation guided by St Anthony. We will keep you all in our prayers.
RE - Summer Term
Easter at St Anthony's
Our Whole School celebrated this important liturgical season of Easter in a variety of creative ways. Watch our video to see our evidence of impact across school.
Holy Week - St Anthony's Catholic Primary School
Our Whole School brought Holy Week alive through dance, song, liturgical representations, prayer and reflection. Watch our amazing reflective representation of Holy Week at St Anthony's to find out more ...
Whole School Reflection during Lent: Lent in a Bag
During the first week of Lent, every child was invited to collect a very special Lent in a Bag gift from school. We were delighted that every child came to school to collect their bag and continued their journey in faith at home during this very special time. Each week the children (and their families) completed a reflection, prayed together and completed a special Lenten activity. Watch the photo story to see the wonderful displays and work that show a deep faith and a real journey together this Lent.
Whole School RE: St Anthony's Catholic Primary School - Carol Service 2020-21
Our Carol Service highlights the liturgical priority on Key Liturgical Celebrations, even when lockdown restrictions apply. Please watch our video.
Chamber Choir - Do you hear what I hear?
Catholic Life Continues At Home!
Watch this video to see how Catholic Life has continued and flourished during this difficult time.
Prayers at St. Anthony's
R.E. displays around school
Lent Displays at St. Anthony's
Year 6 - Confirmation
Chamber Choir - Once in Royal David's City
Year 6's Christmas Collective Worship
Year 6 Lead Collective Worship for Key Stage 2
Year 6 lead Remembrance Day Collective Worship
RE in Year 6
Year 6 are Called to Serve
This half term, Year 6’s RE unit has been ‘Called to Serve.’ We used bibles to look at how Jesus called his disciples to serve him as well as the achievements and challenges this brought. We spent time looking at the sacrament of Confirmation in detail as well as how the ‘Gifts of the Holy Spirit’ are present within the world we live in through Mama Maggie and Annalena Tonelli. One of our favourite lessons this half term was where we thought carefully about the gifts and talents God has given to each of us to serve him; we all created our own medals and then our classmates filled the inside of our medals with our gifts and talents. Take a look at the video above to see them…
Year 5's Little Book of Hope
Take a look at our 'Little Book of Hope' inspired by our Collective Worships and 'The Book of Hopes' edited by one of our favourite authors, Katherine Rundell. Our book contains pictures, prayers and words to comfort and inspire.
Year 5 - Artwork inspired by the parable of the Lost Son
RE in Year 5
Year 5 - First Holy Communions
Year 5 - Stewards of Creation Art
In our RE lessons, we have been learning all about God's Creation. We reflected on our responsibilities: God has made us caretakers or stewards of creation and it is our responsibility to look after it. Today we created artwork to reflect on what this means to us and the results were amazing! Year 5 really are true artists!
RE in Year 4
First Holy Communion 2021 - Year 4
Heart Speaks to Heart: First Holy Communion Catechesis 2020-2021
Year 3 - Celebration of New Life
Year 3 have been discussing the events of Easter Sunday and how the resurrection of Jesus links to other forms of new life at this time of Year. Using a 'Hot Seating' activity, the children have taken on roles of those who first discovered Jesus had risen and considered their thoughts and feelings. Through group work, the Year 3 children have read and performed a poem about 'New Life' through beautiful expression and actions.
Year 3 RE
Examples of work from the following topics: The Christian Family, Baptism, Mary our mother, Reconciliation, Called to Change and Jesus the Teacher.
Year 3 Reconciliation: Please pray for us as we prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Year 2's Gifts to God
During our RE topic, 'The Mass', we have been thinking about the offertory. We reflected deeply on what gifts we offer to God and others through our thoughts and actions. Take a look at some of our special gifts...
Year 2's Special RE work
Year 2 is filled with such thoughtful, reflective children. Take a look at some of our special RE work from this year...
Year 2 Collective Worship
Year 2 RE Poetry
During our work on 'Mysteries', Year 2 read a poem called 'Heaven'. Together as a class we discussed the poem and shared our own thoughts with others. We then wrote our own verses for the poem using the questions we had. Take a look at some of our poetry...
Year 1 RE
Year 1 have been so reflective this year. They enjoy sharing their knowledge, thoughts and listening to stories from the Bible.
Year 1: Advent Wreath Hats
We use lots of creative activities to help us to learn about different Bible stories.
This beautiful video was sent to Miss Leonard by Isla in year 1. She made it up all by herself and asked her mum to send it to her teachers during school closure. Such a beautiful song - how amazing! Well done Isla.
During our RE lessons this year, Year 6 have enjoyed a range of topics. In ‘Justice,’ we found out about what Jesus taught us all about justice and injustice as well as gaining an understanding of Oscar Romero and Martin Luther King’s actions and beliefs. In ‘Exploring the Mass,’ we found out about the 10 plagues and how Moses helped to release the Israelites on the very first Passover as well as how Jesus is the source and summit of the Christian faith. Have a look at the photographs above to see some of the extremely mature and reflective work we have completed.
Our RE curriculum is at the heart of all we do at St Anthony's. Come and see it coming alive in the hearts and minds of our children ...
Glimpses of God in our school
A Virtuous Christmas Carol Service
Catholic Care Gianna Appeal organised by our Mini Vinnies
On Monday 7th October, Chris and Andy came to deliver an assembly all about Kidz Klub. They told the children that Kidz Klub Leeds provides fun and safe activities that help children discover positive aspirations for themselves and their communities. It is about being part of communities and meeting people where they are at. All children are invited to attend Kidz Klub on a Tuesday evening - more information can be found on their website or in the leaflet sent home! Watch the photostory to see what the children learnt.
Intergeneration Gathering with Irish Homes and Health
Members of the School Council, Chamber Choir and Mini Vinnies spent the morning with members of our community learning about how their childhoods differ. They made intergenerational handprints and discussed what they thought live was like when you were old and what would be fun! The children were an absolute credit to the school (and their parents) as the spoke clearly and put smiles on the faces of so many people. Throughout the morning they listened to traditional Irish music and performed their favourite hymn - Harvest of Love. Watch the photostory to see what joy they brought to so many people.
Chamber Choir Singing at Leeds and Bradford Airport
The children were asked to sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas by the staff at Leeds and Bradford Airport - they sang this beautifully (without rehearsal) as you can see! Enjoy.
Chamber Choir Carol Singing at Leeds and Bradford Airport
On Thursday 13th December the children from Year 5 and Year 6 Chamber Choir went to sing carols at Leeds and Bradford Airport to help raise money for Leeds United Foundation. We were very proud of the children (as we always are) and they brought smiles to so many faces as people walked through the airport: the money raised will be used to help people in our local community who have dementia.
Our May Procession
Helping others - Our Macmillan Coffee Morning
Christmas is a season to be celebrated as a whole school community.
Christmas - Hey Ewe!
World Faith Week