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Year 6 Leaver's Mass - Wednesday 22nd July 2020


At a time when it is hard for pupils and parents to gather in school a special Year 6 Mass will be live streamed from Walsingham House, Abbotswick next Wednesday the 22nd July at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome online and all the details and direct link to the broadcast are below ( please see links.)

The Mass includes a special message for Year 6 from Bishop Alan. We hope this will be a lovely moment for Year 6's in school, perhaps with parents or grandparents sharing from home, to mark many precious memories from primary school and the transition to secondary school. The theme for the Mass is:

Ephesians 2:10 " You are God's work of art."


Year 6 Leaver's Mass Order of Service 22.07.20 10 a.m

Year 6 Leaver's Day - Please make sure you have your Bible in school with you for the service on 22.07.20 and that you know the 'I am unique' prayer by heart ( scroll down for prayer)

Thank you!

Parents/carers of Year 6 Leavers please read.


This is a request for any parent/ carer of a Year 6 Leaver that would like to record a prayer for Leaver's Mass on Wednesday 22nd July. Perhaps you would like to read the Parent's Prayer ( see below ) or maybe you would like to share the filming of 'Footprints' with some other parents? It would be lovely if parents felt able to share our special Mass in this unique way.

Please see below and contact Mrs Maguire if you feel able to participate.


If you have anything special that you would like to have included in the service please get in touch with Mrs Maguire.


Also, please find below the ' I am unique ' prayer. All Year 6 children will need to learn this by heart for the service.


Thank you.


Parent's Prayer


On behalf of all parents I offer you the light of love.

This is a light we lit for you a long time ago. It is the light you depended on in those early days, the light you ran to when things went wrong. The light that was left on for you, because you were afraid of the dark. Carry this light of love and when you find that the light is flickering, blown about by worries and fear, remember that there will always be a light burning for you in that place called home.




One night I dreamed a dream.

As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.

Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.

For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,

One belonging to me and one to my Lord.

After the last scene of my life flashed before me,

I looked back at the footprints in the sand.

I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,

especially at the very lowest and saddest times,

there was only one set of footprints.

This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.

"Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,

You'd walk with me all the way.

But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,

there was only one set of footprints.

I don't understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me."

He whispered "My precious child, I love you and I will never leave you

Never, ever, during your trials and testings.

When you saw only one set of footprints,

It was then that I carried you."



' I am unique ' Prayer ( ALL year 6 children to learn by heart for Mass.)


I am unique,

I am worth celebrating,

I am your special child,

There is no-one else with my gifts, my talents, my personality,

And I offer them now,

In service to you Lord. 


Year 6 Leaver's Day - Wed 22 July 2020              9am-3pm 



10am - Mass from Walsingham House


Please wear uniform but bring swimmers/ towel and water play toys in a plastic bag.


There will be a barbeque lunch ( burger/sausage or veggie option)


Leaver's books will be handed out.


Attendance and food order will be taken by phone next week.


We look forward to seeing you!







All children learning from home - all work books from this year are now bundled and ready to collect from school at your earliest convenience please.

HDHS update re Transition Visits:

Visits for St Joseph's pupils will take place on Friday 17th July at 9 - 10am. Please drop off and collect from main Reception.Uniform or non-uniform can be worn. Any enquiries please contact Mr Simon Garnham at HDHS.

Treasure Hunt

Nature Art

Year 6 Leaver's Book Labels - gentle nudge that we'd like your completed labels returned to school by this Friday please! 


Year 6 Leaver's Books Update.


When you've checked that you've put recipient's name, your name and memory message on a label for each of your Year 6 classmates please return your label pack to the little table inside the main door by Friday 26th June. 

 Thank you! 

Transition information for St Benedict's Catholic College


Deacon Richard Cerson wishes you to know that he is awaiting confirmation regarding the proposed induction activity in July, he will advise as soon as he is able to update.


Important information for Year 6 - Leaver's Book

Year 6 Leaver's Books - please read this important message:


If you are able to arrange collection of your labels ( in a named envelope) from the small table by the entrance door, that would be very helpful. Those of you with a sibling in school will have your label pack sent home with them. Any not collected from school by Friday 19th June will be posted.


Thank you.

When you think your labels are ready to return to school please check the following:


Have you done one for each person? ( use the list provided on the letter in your label pack)


Have you written the name of the recipient on each label?


Have you put who it's from on each label?


Have you written a memory or a message on each label?


If so, they're ready to be returned to school !  

Message from Simon Garnham Senior Assistant Head HDHS re Transition Plans: Due to transition plans on hold, please find below some suggested Maths and English activities to try before September. The English booklet will be submitted to your English teacher, the Maths website specialises in transition activities. We look forward to seeing you.

HDHS transition enquiries can be directed to Mr Garnham on 01255 245460 Extn 2219. Thank you.   


   Welcome Back !!



Dear Children,


We have been working hard to prepare the school for you.  Things might be a bit different when you come back but we don’t want you to worry. We will be here to help you with everything and you mustn’t be afraid to ask us any questions about anything. Don’t worry if you find anything confusing as it is new for everybody.


We want you to know that you are safe in school, we are just being extra careful to make sure that everything can get back to normal as soon as possible.


We’re really looking forward to seeing you and we will make it as fun as possible.



I have attached a picture of the classroom so you can see how things will look.



Mr. Higgins





Important information for Year 6 Transition to St.Benedict's Catholic College

Leavers Hoodies Online Ordering


Year 6 parents - you have an option for your child to choose their nickname and a choice of colour: Please visit:




HOODIES...Good News! - the online shop is open and ready to take your orders.

Letter for Year 6 Pupil from Mrs Maguire, Mr Higgins and Mrs Dixon

Home School Photos

Design Technology Workshop- Can you build a Mayan temple?

Mayan Temple Building

Electrical Christmas Toy Challenge

Ipswich Museum

Walsingham House Retreat

TDC Chairman Daniel Land Visit

Library Visit

All Saints Graveyard Visit