Week 3- Exciting learning!

London Experience

What a busy week for years 4 and 5- they had two days in London on Tuesday and Wednesday! On Tuesday morning at 8.15- we had 44 very excited children in the school hall really looking forward to their visit. The children stayed at the Chessington Safari hotel, it was very exciting looking out of our bedroom windows and seeing giraffes and zebras. On day 1 we went for a panoramic City tour, stopping at Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Following that they had dinner at Bella Italia, from there we walked through Covent Garden to the Theatre where we saw ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. It was an amazing show, the children sat mesmerised by the set, singing, acting, costumes and the atmosphere of the Theatre. We got back to hotel very late!

The next morning the majority of the children had to be woken as we had an early breakfast! We left the hotel and went to the Houses of Parliament for a tour and a workshop on the relationship between Crown and Parliament. The children learned many new facts and also surprised the leads with their good knowledge. After that we had a walk over Westminster bridge and took to the heights of the London Eye- not sure whose legs were most wobbly mine or some of the children?! Once off of the eye we started our trip back to Plymouth and some very excited parents. The two days were superb and you would have all been very proud of your children- they were excellent ambassadors for you and St Paul’s. Their behaviour and manners were impeccable and complimented on by several other people.

A big thank you to the school team who gave up their time to ensure the children had an amazing experience. I know they will sleep well this weekend!

Visit by Jonny Mercer MP

We have had a visit today by our MP Jonny Mercer- this has been a very informative session for the children looking at Fundamental British Values. Jonny talked about his role as our MP, what his job entails and then answered lots of questions from the children.

The children will write a report for the next newsletter.

School Clubs

With this letter you will find the school clubs for this term. As you will see these are for different year groups. No child can stay to a club unless a consent slip is completed and returned to the class teacher. Thank you to the team for running these clubs.

Year 1/2 Ball

KS 1 had a wonderful surprise on Monday when a Royal courier delivered a very special invitation for a Royal ball. Today the children all looked incredible in their best party clothes and we were even blessed with the company of a few princesses and princes! Everyone had a wonderful time, no glass slippers were lost and there wasn’t a pumpkin in sight!

Water bottles and healthy snacks

Please can you ensure that your children have a water bottle in school daily so that they can have a drink during the day. These need to have sports type tops on them so that we do not have any spillages. As we have said before they must only contain water- no juices.

A gentle reminder that as a school we are promoting healthy snacks at playtimes. All teachers wrote this in their letters to you before the summer holiday and there was a reminder in the termly newsletter. Please can you send your child with fruit or vegetables- foundation and key stage 1 all receive a piece of fruit or a vegetable as part of the ‘Fruit scheme’. It would be good to get your child used to this, as from half term they will only be able to have fruit or vegetables during these times. Thank you for your support with this.

Year 5/6 Residential meeting

Please join us for meeting on Tuesday 27th September at 3.30pm where we will be discussing the year 6 residential. We will be sharing key information about this experience.

Harvest Mass

Thank you for all your support with the gifts for Harvest Mass yesterday. The gifts are being donated to the Food Bank.

The Harvest Mass was a wonderful celebration of the time of year and thinking about how we share with others. It was good to have many of you joining us at this event and for refreshments afterwards.

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