The Federation of All Saints and St. Margaret's Catholic Voluntary Academy

The Federation of All Saints and
St Margaret’s Catholic Primary Schools

Class 2 - Mrs Deering

Around the World in 80 Days!!

After our busy morning it was time for our great adventure.  We were going around the World in 80 days (Courtesy of Chatsworth House Christmas Decorations). We entered the building and began our journey.

We were able to visit lots of different countries including, Venice China, India, Spain, The Netherlands, Japan, Nordic Countries, Canada and many more.

On our journey we met Phileas Fogg and Marco Polo. We also saw the Northern Lights.

The decorations were beautiful, and at the end of our journey we had to sit down and rest!!

Morning at Chatsworth.

Yesterday Class 2 went to Chatsworth House for the day. When we arrived we were greeted by some deer.

In the morning we started off at the Farm, where we saw some horses, pigs and donkeys. Some of us had a go on a tractor as well!!

We had lunch in one of the barns and some furry friends came to eat with us.

After lunch we went up the secret tunnel to the playground where we had time on the play equipment before going to the main house.

Then it was time for our big adventure………………………………………..

Letters to Santa

Class 2 have written letters to Santa and today some of them posted them. Hope they get a reply!!!


What a fantastic treat we had today.  All the children went to St. Margaret’s and enjoyed a pantomime from M and M Theatrical Productions.  They watched (and took part in) Pinocchio.  What a performance it was brilliant, thank you M and M!!

CMAT Feast Day

School was closed today so that all our staff and a Governor could attend the St. Ralph Sherwin Feast day with our colleagues from the other 23 schools in the CMAT. Our CEO gave an input, followed by Jacqueline Rodden who is a member of the Trust Board.

We then had a fantastic input from the main guest speaker David Wells which was funny, thought provoking and inspirational.

This afternoon we had an uplifting Mass.

What a great day and many thanks to those that did a tremendous job organising the event.

Old Glossop Victorian Christmas Fayre

Our choir were busy again on Sunday singing at the Old Glossop Victorian Christmas Fayre. Again staff ran a stall which was very successful. Once again many thanks to those who gave their Sunday  afternoon up.

Bags for Bluebell Wood

Pupils decorated bags for Bluebell Wood so that sweets could go in them and be given to the children at the hospice. The bags were Blessed at the CMAT Feast day today.

Gamesley Christmas Fair

Our choir attended Gamesley Christmas Fair last week and some of our staff ran a stall at the event. Thank you to all involved.

Our new entrance

Following on from the new gates and entrance, our new entrance door is now complete.  It looks fantastic and is keeping our children safe.  The area will soon be painted and we also have a new signing in system. We are really pleased with the work that has been done.

Uniform to Zambia

You may remember we recently sent old school uniforms you had donated to a school in Zambia. The school we gave the uniforms to is called Hope in Christ, its in the New Ngombe compound in Lusaka the capitol city of Zambia.


One of our parents friends run a small charity but they self-fund a trip to Zambia once a year; to take supplies and keep an eye on the two schools and one clinic they support. They also fund and install boreholes (this year they built another 11).

It’s called Oasis Relief Zambia, charity no. 1181996, and is on facebook if you want to see more posts/photos.

We think the children look fantastic in the uniforms and thank you for your donation. We hope to send more over when we can.