Snippets of News

Mother's Day Lunch

Enjoying lunch with our mums.

7 and 8 March 2018

We have loved inviting our Mum’s and Grandma’s in for a Mother’s Day lunch.

Thank you to all who shared our special lunches with us.

The Start of Lent

Our display on Lent.

14 February 2018

We thought as a school about what Lent means to us all.

We have displayed in the school hall some of the things that we are going to give up during Lent and some of the positive things that we might do as well.

Year 5 Class Worship on Saint Valentine

Year 5 tell us about Saint Valentine.

9 February 2018

Year 5 led our Worship all about St Valentine. We learnt lots of facts about St Valentine who is actually St Valentine of Rome.

The history of Valentine's Day, and the story of its patron saint, is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.

Well done to Year 5.

Parents Association Donation

Children receive boxes of games from the Chair of the PA.

26 January 2018

The Parents Association have worked very hard over the Christmas period raising funds with various events.

We decided to spend the money on wet play games for every classroom. The games boxes were officially presented by the Chair of the PA and we have even had some rain so that we could enjoy the games at playtime!

Year 2 Worship

Year 2 spell out 'St Paul'.

26 January 2018

Year 2 led an excellent Worship on Friday retelling the story of the conversion of Saint Paul.

The children all acted out different parts of the story and they shared an acrostic poem that they had written.

We were reminded about lots of key facts about the story of Saint Paul.

Well done to Year 2!

Early Years Storytelling Session

Our youngest children enjoying the story session.

23 January 2018

Our Early Years pupils enjoyed a story telling session in school this week.

We listened carefully to the story of the Bumblebear, which was all about the new bear at school... but of course he wasn't a bear he was a bee!

E-Safety Worship

The E-Safety Committee reminding us how to stay SMART.

19 January 2018

Our E -Safety Committee led a great worship all about how to stay safe online.

We were reminded of the SMART E- Safety guidelines, and we even watched some top safety tips from staff and pupils.

Invasion Games

Members of winning Team Fire.

20 December 2017

Each year group from Years 1 to 6 was involved and divided into four equal teams: Earth, Wind, Water and Fire.

Netball and Hockey Fixtures were then played between the teams in every PE lesson for the last two weeks of term. The points from every year group were then totalled to decide an overall winner and announce in assembly.

Each year group enjoyed the experience, learning not only new skills but also how to win and lose as a team, portraying good sportsmanship throughout. This tournament also encouraged the children to interact with other pupils from different year groups. At break and lunchtimes individuals were regularly seen asking others how their team had performed in their PE lesson that day.

Finally, this years joint winners were team Fire and Wind. However after a tie-breaker this morning, Team Fire were announced as winners.

Christmas Jumper Day

Some of our festive Christmas jumpers.

18 December 2017

We all enjoyed wearing our Christmas Jumpers at St Paul's.

We all joined in the festive fun and raised over £150 for the Crisis at Christmas Charity.

Well done to all!

Breakfast with Santa

Children and parents meet Santa.

18 December 2017

On Monday 18th December we invited parents to join the children for breakfast with a special visitor... Father Christmas!

MP Christmas Card Competition

Mr Bailey, MP, and some of the Christmas card entrants.

8 December 2017

We were visited in school by our MP, Adrian Bailey.

He presented all of the children who had entered the Christmas Card Competition with a certificate.

One of our pupils was lucky enough to win the competition and had her winning design printed into the MP's Christmas card.

Litterwatch Assembly

Enjoying the Litterwatch Team assembly.

17 November 2017

We had a visit from the Litterwatch Team.

We were able to share our knowledge about recycling and we were able to share our ideas about becoming more environmentally friendly.

Remembrance Worship

Leading our Remembrance worship.

10 November 2017

The children in Years 5 and 6 wrote and led our whole school worship on Remembrance.

We held a two minutes silence, shared poems and prayers to remember all those impacted by war.

Lest We Forget

Our display of poppies.

6 November 2017

To commemorate Remembrance at St Paul’s all children learnt about the symbol of the poppy and made their own poppy which created our Remembrance display in the hall.

Good Food Award

Displaying our award certificates.

20 October 2017

We are proud to announce our school has received a national Good Food Award for our commitment to children’s food and nutrition.

This has been awarded by the Children’s Food Trust who are the leading experts in children’s food. This means you can be sure the food on your child’s plate is varied and nutritious.

We are committed to ensuring every child has the opportunity to eat well at our school.

Our achievement of this Award demonstrates that we are dedicated to providing healthy food and drink for children.

National War Arboretum

At the National War Arboretum.

12 October 2017

On Thursday 12th October children from Years 5 and 6 visited the National War Arboretum.

They visited a range of war memorials from the largest on the site to the smallest. They explored a World War I trench and held their own act of remembrance in front of the Royal Navy memorial.

British Values Focus

Our display on British Values.

6 October 2017

We have had a focus on Democracy this term, linked to the election of the School Council.

Our School Council election reflects our British electoral system and demonstrates democracy in action: candidates make speeches, pupils consider characteristics important for an elected representative, pupils vote in secret using ballot boxes, etc.

Made up of two representatives from each class, the School Council meets regularly to discuss issues raised by the different classes.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Ssome of the goodies available on our Coffee Morning.

29 September 2017

We raised over £300 for the Macmillan Cancer Charity with a coffee morning and non uniform day.

Thank you to all who supported us.

360 Degree Safe Online Safety

Proudly displaying our Safety Mark award.

21 July 2017

On the very last day of term we were visited by an assessor for the 360 Degree Safe Online Safety Mark.

We were very proud to have achieved this with flying colours.

Well done to all involved and especially Mrs Rainford as our Computing lead.

Bradley Lowery Fundraising

A big 'thumbs up'.

14 July 2017

The children pay tribute to Bradley Lowery by showing unity in football kits and giving a big thumbs up to Bradley raising £240 for his foundation.

School Council Cake Sale

School Council members with some of the cakes.

14 July 2017

The School Council organised a cake sale to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

They were proud to raise £60.

Year 4 at Warwick Castle

The children on top of Guy's Tower.

28 June 2017

On Wednesday 28th June Year 4 visited Warwick castle.

The children were amazed by the birds of prey show, they had the opportunity to explore the sights, smells and sounds of the castle preparing for battle whilst also climbing over 500 steps to reach the top of Guy’s Tower.

Reception's Noah's Ark

Children depicting the story of Noah's Ark.

19 May 2017

The Reception children shared their own version of Noah’s Ark on Friday 19th May for their class worship.

The children had a wonderful time performing various songs, poems, and even a dance, as well as narrating and acting out the story. The children put a lot of effort into the worship and put on a brilliant performance.

Thank you to parents and friends who joined us to support the children.

Year 4 visit Tipton Library

Year 4 at Tipton Library.

17 May 2017

Year 4 enjoyed a visit to Tipton Library to take part in the retelling of the story of King Arthur.

The children dressed in costumes and learnt about the Knights of the Round Table.

Year 4 Class Worship

Year 4 present their story of St George.

28 April 2017

Year 4 lead the whole school worship on Friday 28th April as they share the myth of St George and the true story behind the patron Saint of England.

Choir's Easter Performance

The choir give their Easter performance.

6 April 2017

The School Choir have worked hard learning some new Easter songs.

They enjoyed performing a selection of them to parents and friends.

Easter Plate Competition

Proudly showing some of the winning plates.

5 April 2017

The Parent's Association organised an Easter Plate competition.

There were three winners from each Key Stage. Here are a selection of some of our fantastic plate designs.

Pizza Oven Gets Fired Up in the Forest!

Enjoying pizza outdoors.

20 March 2017

A fresh new challenge in the forest this week as the children make, cook and enjoy their own pizzas cooked using wood they had collected from the forest.

Research Project for UNICEF

New reading books.

13 March 2017

Year 6 parents and children participated in a research project for UNICEF – sharing the ways that we raise money in school and different charities we have worked with.

As part of the project the children earnt money for their school which has been spent on brand new home reading books.

The children are looking forward to sharing the books with the rest of the Key Stage.

Afternoon Tea with the Queen

Our special dresses for the Queen.

9 March 2017

Year 1 have begun a new topic called ‘Bright Lights, Big City’. As part of this topic they have been studying Her Majesty The Queen.

We got dressed up and used our imagination as though we had a special invitation from the Queen to attend a tea party.

We had classical music which we danced to and enjoyed our afternoon tea.

Financial Education Sessions

Learning about money and finance.

28 February 2017

Pupils in Year 4 have been lucky enough to take part in workshop sessions all about money and personal finance led by staff from our local Santander Bank.

They all had a great time completing the tasks set whilst learning some very important life skills.

They are all looking forward to their next session.

Hooked on Books

Enjoying activities based on books.

10 February 2017

Parents and children of Years 5 and 6 enjoyed exploring David Walliam’s Gangsta Granny as Sue the story teller delivered 'Hooked on Books.'

Following a story telling session the children completed activities in their classrooms including Granny’s favourite board game – scrabble – followed by writing an alternative chapter for the novel.

Year 6 Visit the Pantomime

Year 6 at the theatre.

13 January 2017

On Friday 13th January Year 6 visited the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre to watch Joe McElderry and Lisa Riley star in a magical performance of Aladdin.

The children couldn’t all agree on their favourite character but they commented:

"The pantomime was extremely amusing; I would love to come back again!"

"This was a hilarious day out!"

Choir Sing at Tesco

The choir in fine voice.

15 December 2016

Our fabulous school Choir was invited to sing at Tesco in Dudley.

The children had a wonderful time entertaining the Christmas shoppers with their wide range of Festive songs. We also managed to raise some money for school funds too!

Big thanks must go to Mrs Kinsella our music teacher for working so hard with us and to the staff who supported our visit.

Year 6 Sing at Mattias House

Year 6 performing to the residents.

13 December 2016

Year 6 walked to their local care home, Matthias House, to sing a selection of their favourite Christmas Carols including: We Wish You a Merry Christmas and In the Bleak Midwinter.

Having learnt about Christmas through the ages they also shared a poem entitled Christmas Day on the Somme.

St Paul's Has Got Talent Show

Our talented performers.

30 June 2016

The Parent's Association held the very first St Paul's has got Talent show in school.

We were treated to an amazing show with a wide variety of acts including drumming, dancing and even some magic tricks.

Our judges managed to choose a first, second and third, however we enjoyed all of the acts and had a great time.

Everyone was a winner in our eyes!

Plate Painting

Painting plates for the Queen's birthday.

24 May 2016

As part of the work that we completed for the Queen’s 90th Birthday, we all had the opportunity to take part in a ceramic plate decorating session.

The children then were able to take the plates home to commemorate this very special occasion.

Maths Workshop

Enjoying maths puzzles.

21 March 2016

All year groups had the chance to experience the fun Happy Puzzle Workshop sessions. Parents were invited to the after school session too!

The puzzles and games helped to develop maths and thinking skills, team skills, communication skills, as well as logical thinking skills.

We thought it was a fab day; enjoyed by all.

Autumn Term Attendance Award Winners

Attendance award winners enjoying their circus skills afternoon.

18 December 2015

The Attendance Award winners for the Autumn term were treated to a Circus Skills afternoon for their 100% attendance over the term.

The children all had a fabulous time.

The class with the highest attendance for the Autumn term were Reception, with Year 5 and Year 6 coming a close second.

MP's Christmas Card Competition

Mr Adrian Bailey, MP, and the Christmas Card competition runner-up.

18 December 2015

One of our Year 5 girls came runner-up in our MP's annual Christmas card competition.

Mr Adrian Bailey MP was kind enough to attend our special Christmas Assembly, where he presented her with a certificate and gift voucher.

All of the Christmas Card designs will be displayed at Tipton Library over the Christmas holidays.

Choir Sing in Tesco

The choir sing festive songs.

17 December 2015

St. Paul's Choir were asked to sing at Tesco in Dudley. The children, with Mrs Kinsella our music teacher, sang a variety of Christmas carols and songs, which everyone enjoyed.

The children also raised £180 towards school funds.

Everyone had a wonderful time and we can't wait to go back!

A Visit to 10 Downing Street

In London, for a reception with the Prime Minister.

10 December 2015

One of our Year 6 boys was lucky enough to be invited to 10 Downing Street on the 10th December 2015 for the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights.

He was invited to a reception in 10 Downing Street first where he was able to meet our Prime Minister David Cameron. His mum and Mrs McGuire were invited to attend with him.

Live Music Woodwind Performance

The woodwind musicians entertain the pupils.

21 October 2015

Key Stage 2 pupils were treated to a wonderful performance from Sandwell Music and Arts Service.

The performance included five very talented musicians who played various instruments, this included a bassoon, saxophone, clarinet, an oboe and a flute, and they were accompanied by a pianist.

They played many well know pieces including Thriller, Let it Go and Just Dance. We all had an excellent time listening to this.

by Emily Randle, Year 6

Harvest Festival

Children with our harvest display.

16 October 2015

Pupils in school from the Nursery through to Year 6, have all been taking part in Harvest celebrations.

The Revd. Allen Bower from St Matthew's Church joined in the celebrations with the pupils, staff and their families on Friday, when our Harvest Festival was held.

A large harvest food display was donated by families and friends from the school in support of the Well Food bank based in Union Street, Tipton.

The Harvest celebrations have been a great success, giving all the pupils an opportunity to share their celebrations of Harvest through music, dance and prayer.

Attendance Week

Year 3 representatives with their trophy.

8 June 2015

The Tipton cluster of schools held an Attendance Week and St. Paul's came 3rd with 97.8%.

The class with the best attendance was Year 3 with 98%. They received a lovely class trophy.

Well done Year 3!

Mexican Themed Lunch

Viva mexico!

19 May 2015

We all enjoyed a Mexican celebration day on the 19th May.

Our cooks prepared a feast of Mexican food including tacos, chilli and fajitas... and don't they look great!

A Focus on British Values

Our display on British Values.

15 May 2015

We have had a focus on the British Values of:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect
  • Acceptance of Others with Different Faiths and Beliefs

We have completed lots of work on our British values and we have displayed it in school. The children in Reception also completed a fabulous mosaic picture of the Queen. They wrote letters to the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen and received replies from both of them.

Pride of Tipton Awards

Receiving the Inspirational Young Person award.

22 April 2015

Well done to one of our pupils for winning the Inspirational Young Person category at the Pride of Tipton Awards.

Our winner has made a significant contribution to the community with his fundraising efforts.

Well done!

Big Bandage Day

All bandaged up!

11 July 2014

We took part in Birmingham Children's Hospital's Big Bandage Day and raised over £250 for one of our nominated charities.

We all had bandages on of different shapes and sizes. How did you wear yours?