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We finished the term in style today with a beautiful church service for Holy Week, a lovely attendance assembly and, to top it all off, our annual St. Pat’s Got Talent spectacular! Children in each class from Nursery to Year 6 have been auditioning in their classes and practising hard to make through to the finals. The standard was so high again; the talent in this school is truly incredible! We had singing, dancing, piano playing, comedy and even magic!
In the end, Thomas and Alfie from Year 1, and Viyan from Year 6 were this year’s St. Pat’s Got Talent winners with their superb performances, but all the performers were outstanding. It was great to see so many parents there to support the children too, as always.
Well done, everyone and have a lovely Easter. Meanwhile, take a look at some of the photos and videos below!
Thomas and Alfie (Year 1) C1296B99-7970-43E6-B6E1-014E50C3F1F0
Anthony, Kamal, Ismail and Byron (Year 1) 199B2FA3-1B67-4359-BC01-9AF7485963C0
Abbas, Dahir and Muiz (Year 2) CAE4F638-2D0E-4942-963D-4B0B32C63408
Charlie (Year 2) IMG_0168
Amber and Amanda (Year 3) 261C60CD-C2AD-449A-9DB9-1A0589F51996
Joseph, Tyler and John (Year 3) BA00B26F-0781-4186-BA2D-FDA275E6FECF
Giddeon and Adam (Year 4) 8FD90AF1-5510-4E0E-A681-B70BC6961516
Lillianna and Maysie (Year 4) 12E7D62C-1C70-445E-86E4-46744F855767
Year 5 rock band (Year 5) B5318DB9-0260-4913-8571-ABB1176D34D0
Kerin and Daisy (Year 5) BF500B32-7E40-450A-9F8C-AE0F78219FA7
Viyan (Year 6) A6DA7028-9EAE-4C31-B58E-AEF0C72A32B4
21 Pilots (Year 6) B609615A-7DA6-4E68-8E97-0D3D12D196EF
Kieran and Hawi (Year 6) 61B12727-6F87-4885-9C20-AEB478FD70D2
Foundation have had great fun making suncatchers for St Patrick’s Day. Have a look at our pictures!
Our current RE topic, leading up to Easter, is “Growing”. We planted beans in a plastic bottle so that we could see them grow and change and have been amazed to see the roots develop beneath the soil. Now the shoots are shooting up! We will measure them and plant them outdoors before the Easter holidays and wonder how big they will have grown by the time we come back!
Looking at the roots in the soil, which we would not usually see below the ground, has helped us to think about our exciting whole school book “The street beneath my feet”. We are going to write poems about the amazing things that may be found underground!0 Comments
We had a lovely time today in the sunshine playing a maths target game. We aimed beanbags at a number target, and wrote down the numbers our beanbags landed on. We love developing our skills outdoors!0 Comments
We were proud of all the children in our Mother’s Day assembly, where we enjoyed sharing the book “Cantankerous King Colin” and describing how lovely our mums are! Thank you to everyone who came to support us, and to all our families for their care and support all the time! After our assembly we had a great time drawing and writing about our mums outdoors, as it is such a lovely day!0 Comments
We have been having a lovely time in our winter wonderland today!
We discovered that our magical ice art has finally frozen, and loved looking at it and through it! We have also made a small but perfecty formed snowman named “Frosty”, who has a pencil for a nose. We have enjoyed hot chocolate, made ice houses for polar bears and dug for worms. We have also talked and talked about everything that we see and feel happening, and our descriptive language and language about feelings is coming on in giant snowy steps.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!0 Comments
Lots of children from Nursery and Reception experienced the wonderful Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown during half term. To celebrate in school we have shared the story of Chinese New Year and had a great time with our own lion dancing parade!0 Comments
Throughout this week, children in Nursery and Reception have enjoyed working as a team to build fantastic ramps and channels to roll balls down outdoors. This has helped us to explore and investigate gravity and even to think about the materials we use for construction to withstand the weather!0 Comments
We have loved every single day of International Week!
On Monday it was Arabic day, and we explored henna hand painting, having our own hands painted, and drawing round and cutting out hand shapes to decorate ourselves. We also tasted some lovely Arabic food.
Tuesday was Hispanic Day, and we learnt about Spanish names for fruits and vegetables, and had great fun Spanish dancing.
Wednesday was Chinese Day. We learnt about the story and traditions of Chinese New Year, and explored paper folding with a visiting artist.
On Thursday it was African day. We found out about and played with African animals, loved taking part in an African dance workshop and enjoyed delicious African food.
Today is English day! We have been making sandwiches and reading the story of St George and the dragon! We have also been visited by some teacher trainees from Hope University who helped us with some exciting science investigations.
Thanks to all our families and visitors who have helped us to learn so much and have great fun this week!
We can’t wait to be back in school after half term!
We have had a lovely start to International week in Early Years. It is Arabic Day today and we have been enjoying having our hands painted with henna designs. We have also been drawing round and cutting out our own hands to make hand shapes to decorate, which is helping us to develop our fine motor coordination and scissor skills while being creative. We are looking forward to tasting some Arabic food this afternoon!0 Comments