Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School

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Corpus Christi News


21st June 2024

Corpus Christi Fiesta

What a wonderful day of celebration!  Our school community came together to celebrate all that makes Corpus Christi such a fantastic school.   We are so grateful to all the communities who came together to share their culture; it was lovely to see the colourful and beautiful clothes, artefacts and objects and of course the food tasting. Thank you for all your hard work.   Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors did a fantastic job in organising games for the children. We have raised about £280 which will be donated to the Portsmouth City of Sanctuary’s work to ensure all our welcome. 

Thursday 4th July

Parents with children in Years 2-6 , are welcome to join us at the Mountbatten Centre from 9.30am to cheer on their child/ren . We will be finishing the morning with a picnic lunch at the Mountbatten Centre, leaving there at 12.30pm to return to school.  Parents will be able to sit with their child/ren for lunch and those whose parents cannot join us will picnic with their class friends and teachers. Children will need to bring their picnic lunch—if parents are joining us they may bring the lunch with them.  Before we leave, teachers will take a register—all children must come back to school with us.

Reception and Year 1’s Sports Day will start at 1.45pm—parents are invited to join us from 1.45pm on the Sports Playground.

If any parent can walk with us to the Mountbatten Centre please or if any past pupil can help run the activities please let the Office know.






    Next Steps after Primary School
    The Local Offer currently features a next steps after primary school guide which has been developed to support the transition process from primary to secondary for children with SEND.

    The page guides parents and carers through different steps to make the transition smoother, includes some top tips from teachers and some anonymous blogs from
    parents who give accounts of their experiences. Many of the tips include preparing early and doing lots of research, so this page could be useful to parents of children in years 4 and 5, as well as years 6 and 7.


    The use of mobile phones on school site

    We would like to remind you that the use of mobile phones is prohibited on school site. Therefore when dropping off or collecting your child, please ensure your mobile phone is away and not in use.

    This is to ensure the safety of all of the children at Corpus and is part of our safeguarding policy. These rules apply to all people that come onto school site, including older siblings coming to collect, staff members and other visitors.

    If you need more support or guidance with online safety please contact a staff member or send us an email


    Please ensure your child is dressed in their PE kit for their PE day. 


    During this hot weather please:

    • Send your child/ren into school with a hat and water bottle
    •  Apply sun cream to your child/ren at home before school and please do not send the suncream into school. Some creams now contain nut oils and as we are a nut free school, we cannot have these on site.  


    GOOD SHEPHERD                                          READING CHAMPIONS

    BUMBLEBEES -         JENNIFER                                            PENELOPE.G
    LADYBIRDS -               ZELINE                                                   DANIEL.F
    DRAGONFLIES -          CARIS                                                      OLIVER
    HEDGEHOGS -             KOFI                                                    JONATHAN
    BADGERS -                 BERTIE                                                      FAITH
    DOLPHINS -              HANNAH.S                                               ANTONINA
    ORCAS -                      MOLLY                                                        AIDA
    STARFISH -                RUPERT                                                     DANIEL
    KINGFISHERS -         DANNY.S                                                     CHLOE
    KESTRELS -                DAWID                                                     MICHELLE
    STARLINGS -                RYAN                                                        RUFUS


    Golden Book:

    Belle (Orcas) - for super Geography

    Alex (Bumblebees) - Super independent writing

    Charlie (Kestrels) - Brilliant D-Day poem

    McKenzie (Starfish) - Wonderful player


    Bronze Merit Awards:                          Silver Merit Awards:                   

    Agnus (Orcas)                                            Florence & Amin (Dolphins)


    Well done Kestrels for 100% attendance last week! Fantastic!
    Also a big well done to Bumblebees & Dragonflies for 99% attendance.


    Dates for Your Diary

    Tuesday 25th June                                                         Year 6 Leavers and Class Photos

    Wednesday 26th June                                                    Rescheduled Year 1 Beaulieu Trip

    Thursday 4th July                                                           Sports Day 9am-12pm Yr2-6 @ Mountbatten Centre

                                                                                                              1.45-2.45pm YrR-1 @ School

    Friday 5th July                                                               INSET Day - school closed for all children

    Tuesday 16th July                                                          Year 6 Performance 2pm or 5pm (details to follow)

    Thursday 18th July                                                         School Nurse (booking required)

                                                                                           Year 6 Leavers Disco 5.30pm-7pm (details to follow)

    Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd July                     Class Transition Events

    Wednesday 24th July                                                    INSET Day - school closed for all children

     Thursday 25th July - Friday 30th August        SUMMER HOLIDAYS - school closed for all children



    Monday 2nd September                                          INSET Day - school closed for all children

    Tuesday 3rd September                                           INSET Day - school closed for all children

    Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November     HALF TERM - school closed for all children

    Wednesday 13th  November -                                Yr 4 Stubbington Residential
    Friday 15th November

    Monday 25th November                                         INSET Day - school closed for all children

    Monday 23rd December -                                    SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - school closed for all children
    Friday 3rd January     

    Tuesday 11th February - Friday 14th February    Yr 6 Runways End Residential

    Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February     HALF TERM - school closed for all children

    Monday 24th February                                             INSET Day - school closed for all children

    Monday 7th April -                                                SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - school closed for all children
    Monday 21st April               

    Monday 5th May                                                       BANK HOLIDAY - school closed for all children

    Friday 23rd May                                                         INSET Day - school closed for all children

    Monday 26th May - Friday 30th May                    HALF TERM - school closed for all children

    Friday 4th July                                                            INSET Day - school closed for all children

    Wednesday 23rd July -                                          SCHOOL HOLIDAYS - school closed for all children
    Tuesday 2nd September 




    Year 3/4 Healthy Schools week!


    We had such a fun time during our healthy schools week. We took on the challenge of creating our own Top Trump cards based on the top places in Portsmouth that can boost our mental health. We used different devices and sources to explore the best places in Portsmouth and sorted them into the type of activity it was. We narrowed this down to 3 categories: Calmness, activeness and fun!


    Feel free to play the game at home and maybe even pay a visit to these amazing places!



    Chicken Pox - 2nd May 2024


    Dear Parents/ Carers,

    We are writing to inform you that we have more than one confirmed case of chickenpox in the school.

    Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the procedure for when to keep your child at home and when it is appropriate to send them back to school, should your child develop the symptoms. Chicken pox is a mild and common childhood illness caused by a virus called varicella zoster. It is most common in children under the age of 10 and is contagious. The person is contagious from 1 to 2 days before the spots appear until the spots have crusted over (usually 5-6 days after the spots appear). Groups of people that are most at risk of serious problems if they catch chicken pox are newborn babies, pregnant women and those with a weakened immune system. Therefore, it is important, if your child has chicken pox, to keep them at home while they are contagious. If we suspect a child has chicken pox at school, parents will be contacted and asked to collect them. All children should remain at home until all chicken pox spots have crusted over to avoid further spread of the illness. Please note as the spots spread, some will be healing as new ones appear. Your child needs to remain home until all the blisters are crusted over (they are contagious until that time).

    To seek further advice please contact your GP. We appreciate your understanding on this.


    Scarlet Fever - 6th March 2024


    Dear Parents and Carers
    We have been informed that a small number of children in the school have been diagnosed with suspected or confirmed scarlet fever.
    Although scarlet fever is usually a mild illness, it should be treated with antibiotics to minimise the risk of complications and reduce the spread to others. The symptoms of scarlet fever include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea, and vomiting. This is followed by a fine rash which typically first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. On white skin the rash looks pink or red. On brown and black skin it might be harder to see a change in colour, but you can still feel the sandpaper- like texture of the rash and see the raised bumps. The face can be flushed red but pale around the mouth.
    If you think you, or your child, have scarlet fever:

    • See your GP (please remember to take this letter with you) or contact NHS 111 as soon as possible
    • Make sure that your child takes the full course of any antibiotics prescribed by the doctor.
    • Stay at home, away from nursery, education, or work until at least 24 hours after starting the antibiotic treatment, to avoid spreading the infection.

    The infection causing scarlet fever (group A streptococcal infection) also causes sore throats (strep throat), mild fever and minor skin infections (for example, impetigo). If someone in your family has any of these symptoms in the next 30 days, we advise that you take them (along with this letter) to see their GP. Their GP can arrange for them to be tested if necessary and then treated with antibiotics if the GP thinks they have a group A streptococcal infection. If the GP thinks that the person has group A streptococcal infection, they will need to remain off work, education or nursery for 24 hours following the start of the antibiotics.
    Rarely, children with scarlet fever or other mild GAS infections can develop more serious infections. Children who have had chickenpox recently are more likely to develop more serious infection. Parents and carers should remain vigilant for symptoms such as a persistent high temperature, skin infection and joint pain and swelling. If you are concerned for any reason, please seek medical assistance immediately.
    If your child has an underlying condition which affects their immune system, you should contact your GP or hospital doctor to discuss whether any additional measures are needed.
    You can find more information in on scarlet fever symptoms, diagnosis and treatment at


    Yours sincerely


    U Clark

    Head teacher