Message from Mrs Anderson…
It is lovely to be able to write this message with the sun shining outside, after such a rough few days. Your children have had a busy two weeks with so much excellent learning taking place across the school. There was great excitement in school last week for World Book Day and I am assured that the staff looked fantastic as the, “Where’s Wally?’ character! The photographs of the children were amazing- thank you to you all for supporting us. A big thank you to Mrs Potterton for organising the event for the school and the focus on reading that is clear. Reading for pleasure is so important and as a school we are keen to promote this.
We had Jono Madeley from the local authority working with the KS2 School Council representatives this week. We were focusing on keeping our children safe and raising awareness of extremism and radicalisation. We had an excellent session carrying out a ‘Special Mission’ with a character very alike Sherlock Holmes. The children were superb in their discussions about terminology and what it means to have moderate, lenient and extreme views. They really enjoyed the time spent exploring this theme and are going to support me in working with the other classes.
Yesterday we had some people from NSPCC in school leading an assembly for years 5 and 6 on keeping safe. This links directly to the childline information and guidance. They will be taking part in year group workshops next Tuesday in this area. It is so important that your children take part in this so that we can be very proactive in keeping our young people safe at all times.
World Book Day 2016 is a national celebration of books and reading which we mark annually at St Paul's. This year we celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March. A wonderful day was had by all!
The children arrived at school dressed as their favourite book characters. A huge thank you to all our families for supporting the children with their costumes. They looked amazing! A particular well done to Healey, Eli, Lohan, Louisa, Ayden, Holly and Dillan who were awarded with book vouchers for their costumes.
Some of our children were lucky enough to visit Waterstones in Drake Circus with Mrs Lewis and Mrs Milden where they listened to a story and spent their World Book Day tokens. Later in the day the whole school enjoyed a 'Where's Wally' hunt organized by Mrs Foweraker. Well done to those children who found Wally and won a book.
The highlight of this year's World Book Day was the shared story time with parents and grandparents. We were delighted that this was so well supported. It was wonderful to see so many parents and grandparents sharing books with their children throughout the school. Many of the children read the books they had brought in especially for World Book Day.
We are now looking forward to our Book Fair which opens on Thursday 10th March and our Bedtime Stories Evening on Friday 18th March. Please join us!
Scholastic Book Fair
The scholastic book fair will be in school until Wednesday 16th March in the school library. This is taking place straight after school. Please come in and see the wonderful selection of books that you can buy for your children. We had an amazing number of children and parents looking at and buying the books yesterday.
Some of our children are throwing away quite a lot of food from their packed lunches. We are going to ask them all to bring home their waste food so that you are aware what they are eating for their lunch. As a school we are committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle so would encourage you to ensure that the packed lunches are healthy and promote a balanced diet.
Competition for Canteen poster:
Thanks for entering the poster competition organised by Vikki, our cook. The winners will be announced shortly.
Science week- Open afternoon
Next week we will be having a Science week in school. This will be a very exciting week for the children. The teachers have been very busy planning many wonderful opportunities for your children to explore the world of Science.
As part of the week we would like to invite you into school to share in your children's learning on the Friday afternoon from 2pm. We really hope that you able able to join us.