St Mary's Church and Therapeutic Garden were the perfect setting for a day of Prayer, Reflection and Peace. Many thanks to Marion and Wendy from the Church, for supporting the event to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Each child in the school enjoyed 4 activities, planned and led by the Children's Faith Group. The 4 activities, which linked to our school values were:
Our amazing journalists met to begin planning the next edition of the St Mary's Community Messenger - the school's very own newspaper - written and edited by our children. we started by enjoying a copy of the previous edition, before choosing upcoming events to report from. Watch out for the next edition due for publication before Christmas!
Health week culminated in our annual Sports Day, a fantastic event held at Ladywell Arena athletics track. The children were thrilled to compete at this specialist athletics arena and to race on the running track. The children competed in their teams at Sports Day, completing seven athletic challenges and a sprint race. It was also wonderful to welcome our parents to cheer their children on and take part in a tug of war and parent’s races. Congratulations to our winning teams, in KS1 the champions were the YELLOW team and in KS2 the RED team, both winning with record scores!
The School Council attended the School Council Summit at John Stainer Primary School to share some of the great work that our school council and other school councils have been doing over the year.
We had a tour of the school and had playtime in their playground. This was followed by a session looking at the resilience celebrities have displayed in their lifetimes, and we found words to describe their qualities. We then created amazing pieces of artwork - one of which is currently displayed in the school office so do take a look!
After lunch on the rooftop garden, all the schools shared presentations about what they have done over the past year. Our School Council had lots to share, including their trip to Parliament, their campaigning for better housing and their recent collection during Refugee Week.
Each class took part in four exciting investigations throughout a whole day focused on developing the children’s scientific skills and knowledge. Highlights included making paper, designing electrical circuits, using data loggers, coke bottle volcanoes, creating magnetic games, investigating sweets, designing an ice garden, making water filters, building a house for bugs and exploring friction.
We want our children to know that there is nothing that they can't achieve. We welcomed a wide variety of visitors this week, from a variety of careers. Each guest inspired the children by sharing their journey to achieve their dreams, talking about their perseverance and how they overcame challenges. Careers included a midwife, professor, author, gymnast, BSL interpreter, cupcake decorator, children's charity worker, data analyst, policeman and karate teacher.
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