Weekly News for Families 17.03.23

Dear Parents and Carers,

At the beginning of the week the St. Patrick’s House Captains, Evie and Dylan, led our whole school worship sharing what they had found out about St. Patrick. We learned about the shamrock and how this represents the Holy Trinity. The children then also considered the power of an influencer and identified those that are popular today through music and social media such as Stormzy and Greta Thunberg. With our school values in mind, the children left the hall thinking about how they can be a powerful influence within the school. It was lovely to see those in St. Patrick’s House celebrating today by dressing in green.

International Mathematics Day

Our school was filled with Maths on Tuesday this week. The different outfits the children wore were brilliant. It was amazing to see the range of creative ideas – from dominoes to playing cards to numbered t-shirts… The children thoroughly enjoyed playing lots of different Maths games before creating their own. Thank you to the many of you who came in at the end of the day to play the games that had been made. Attached are some reflections of the day from the children. Thank you to Mrs Cummings – our Maths Subject Leader – for organising such a fun-filled day!

More Poetry Congratulations

Following on from last week’s news, we ow have another published poet. Congratulations to Jenny who found out her poem about ocean pollution will be published.

National Save a Spider Day

Did you know this week’s International Mathematics Day was shared with National Save a Spider Day? Attached is a flyer about a poster-designing competition based around spiders.

STEM at our school

Mrs Groves, our Science Subject Leader, has been busy promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) through running a STEM club at school. She is looking to develop STEM in the school even more. Please have a look at the attached flyer. If you are able to respond in some way, please get in touch.

Car Parking

Please can you consider where you park your car either at the beginning or the end of the school day. We have received messages of concern from local residents and Dandara.

Have a lovely weekend

Take care

Kim Huggett