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The Wednesday Word is given to families each week so they are fully supported in understanding what children are learning in school. We want to share the Good News of the gospel with all our families. Click on the picture to find out more.

Water Aid

Linking with our CAFOD Lenten Arms collections, each class will also be asked to walk a mile with a bucket of water this Lent. By undertaking this activity, the children will gain some insight into what it is like to have to travel in order to be able to have clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing. We have no doubt that our children will help to make a big splash for those less fortunate.

CAFOD Lenten Alms

This Lent, each class will have a bucket in which they will collect small change throughout the season of Lent. Every pound raised for CAFOD will be matched by the UK Government and will be used to help provide clean drinking water for those who are less fortunate than we are.

Ash Wednesday

Children and staff from KS2 will be attending Mass at St. Clare’s RC Church on the morning of Ash Wednesday. KS1 and EYFS staff and children will hold their own Ash Wednesday service in school.

Academy Launch Mass

To mark the formation of St Hilda’s Catholic Academy Trust, a very special Mass was held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in February. Around 60 children, staff and governors represented St. Clare’s at the Mass, which was also attended by representatives from all of the schools within the Academy. The Mass was celebrated by Canon Loughlin and at the end of Mass, special candles, created by each school to represent our Academy, were blessed and each school took one candle back to light in their own school during Collective Worships.

Fischy Music

Mrs Smith has recently purchased a wide range of hymns and songs produced by Fischy Music. These are proving very popular with both staff and children and we are all looking forward to spending a day with the Fischy Music team as we begin our Lenten journey this year.

My Mission boxes

A huge thank you to everyone who filled their My Mission box in the lead up to Christmas. Over £300 was raised; this money has now been sent to the My Mission team for their work with children and families in need in India.

Year 4 The Big Sing

Our Year 4 children had a wonderful day at St. Mary’s Cathedral, joining together with other local schools and the My Mission team to celebrate our faith through music, song and prayers.

Year 5 Living Joyfully: The Year of Consecrated Life

October saw our Year 5 children vising the cathedral with lots of other schools. The MY Mission Team led a brilliant day to celebrate our faith.

Welcome Mass

In September the school community welcomed our Reception class and presented them with holding crosses. It was lovely to have everyone their to meet our children at St Clare’s church.


The Little Big Assembly

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed joining together with children from other primary schools around Middlesbrough at the Little Big Assembly which was held at Trinity Catholic College recently.

St Clare’s RC Church

Every Friday morning, one class from Year 2 to Year 6 join together with the parishioners of St. Clare’s to celebrate Holy Mass. We receive many compliments about the children’s behaviour from the parishioners and the children enjoy meeting more people from the Parish which our school serves.

Lenten Mass

Our whole school community came together to celebrate Mass at St. Clare’s RC Church on Friday 27th March. This was a special time to reflect on our journey through Lent and help us prepare for the great feast of Easter.

Big Sing Liturgy Thing!

In January 2015, children in Year 3 took part in the Big Sing Liturgy Thing at St. Mary’s Cathedral, enjoying a day of song, music and prayer to help them in their journeys to know Jesus better.

Advent prayers

During the season of Advent, our whole school community came together every day for a time of quiet prayer and reflection, helping us to prepare for the coming of Christ. Children in Key Stage 2 also shared an evening of carols and readings with families and parishioners at St. Francis’s Church, whilst KS1 and Foundation Stage children shared very special nativity plays with their families at school.

November – a time to remember

During November, we remembered those members of our home, school and parish families who have died. Children were invited to write the names of loved ones who they wanted to remember in our school remembrance book and copies of this were also placed at St. Clare’s and St. Francis’s Churches.

October is the month of The Rosary

Please join us on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.40am to pray with us.

Faith walk

Children in Year 5 have enjoyed a special mass and faith walk with former pupils who are now in Year 8 at Trinity Catholic College.

Previous years

High points during 2012-13 included The Year of Faith, Little Way Week, October and the month of the Rosary, Advent, Christmas and Lent. The Stations of the Cross was a very special experience for us all.

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New Stations of the Cross

A group of children enjoyed a special mass at the St Mary’s Cathedral and were able to see the new Stations of the Cross during Lent.

Our own Stations of the Cross Lent 2013

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This year we have welcomed many visitors to school and this has helped the children learn about the many different roles people play in our parish community.

Fish and Chip Babies

The knitting group taught Y4 all about the ‘fish and chip babies’ in Uganda, named this because they are wrapped up in newspaper to keep warm. The knitting group explained how they support these babies by knitting clothes for them and how we can help by keeping these babies in our prayers every day.

Apostleship of the Sea

Mr Tony McAvoy came to talk to our Y5 children all about his work. He gave us an insight into the important  voluntary work that he and many others do to support seafarers. Click here to find out more.

Unsung Heroes

Y1 met have many people from our parish. They  found out how people give up their time by volunteering to do the many jobs that make sure a parish community runs smoothly. Without these generous people Y1 realised Canon John would have an even bigger job to do


October and May have always been dedicated to praying The Rosary and during these months we invite families into school to pray before school begins. Children have asked if we could do this more often and so new for summer 2013 we have introduced lunchtime Rosary. Twice a week staff and children are invited to our chapel to pray The Rosary and take some quiet time in the middle of their busy day.


Many of our teachers are trained Rainbow mentors. This is a programme to support children through difficult times in their lives. Click on the picture to learn more about the Rainbows programme.

The Wednesday Word

The Wednesday Word is given to families each week so they are fully supported in understanding what children are learning in school. We want to share the Good News of the gospel with all our families. Click on the picture to find out more.

Send My Friend to School

Our project this term is all about helping other children learn. We want to join lots of other people to remind our leaders that all children have a right to go to school.

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