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Wonderful Whittling

If you went down to the woods on Tuesday, you would have found...teaching assistants learning how to whittle! As we are working hard to develop outdoor learning in our school, the teaching assistants had a training session on Tuesday and learnt the Forest School skill of whittling wood. They had a fabulous time exploring our woodland and trying out fun activities and skills that they will use in future outdoor learning sessions with the children!

Wonderful Whittling

If you went down to the woods on Tuesday, you would have found...teaching assistants learning how to whittle! As we are working hard to develop outdoor learning in our school, the teaching assistants had a training session on Tuesday and learnt the Forest School skill of whittling wood. They had a fabulous time exploring our woodland and trying out fun activities and skills that they will use in future outdoor learning sessions with the children!

Ducatis, Fiats, lambrettas and all things Italian...

This week we have had some Italian vehicles visit our school. On Tuesday Frank came to show us his Ducati Monster motorbike. We had the opportunity to have a look around it, draw it and ask lots of questions. On Wednesday we had some Lambretta, Piaggio and Vespa scooters as well as a Fiat 500 to look at. We hada great afternoon practising our sketching skills by looking at these Italian vehicles. Well done to Y2 for your hard work and many thanks to all those who were able to help us by bringing in the vehicles.

 

The Easter Bunny strikes again!

On Wednesday it was the turn of Y2CLLS to recieve a letter from the Easter bunny. We too had to travel round the school on a rhyming hunt where the clues each led to the next. The final clue was in the garden and we recieved a basket of sweet treats. We then had the final challenge of writing a recount.

 

The Easter Bunny's mysterious hunt

On Tuesday Y2H recieved a letter from the Easter Bunny. We were sent on a mysterious rhyming hunt where each clue led us to the next. After travelling round the school, picking up tokens along the way, we finally reached the garden where an Easter basket filled with treats awaited us.

Terrific Scientific Drawing!

Science with Mr Bourton

On Tuesday Mr Bourton came in to do our science class and with him he brought a variety of animal artifacts to show to the class. They ranged from frogs in sealed bags to dog skulls sawed in half, but what most people wanted to see was a complete snake skeleton (although a few vertebrae’s were missing). We were studying vertebrates and how we could distinguish them from other animal groups. We also tried a bit of scientific drawing in which we used the dead animal remains as models. As always Mr Bourton fascinated us with his scientific mind and by the end, I think we all knew twice as much about vertebrates and scientific drawing. So thanks, Mr Bourton.

By Stephen Baster   Y6

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The Mystery Writing Challenge

Take a look at the image; where does the path lead? Is it to a magical place full of surprises or a secret world filled with enchanted creatures and plants? Who has dropped the basket? Why was it dropped? It’s up to you. Your challenge is to write a story opening based on the picture. Remember to use lots of descriptive language and create a picture in the reader's mind that makes him/her want to read more. It is only the story opening, so don’t give too much away. Be as creative and imaginative as possible! Please bring your entries in by Wednesday 3rd MAY.

Remember to use your neatest handwriting to make sure we can read it properly, keep your paper neat and try not to crease your paper in case we choose to display your work in school!
Good luck and happy writing!!

Good Bye Mr Frith!

We say good bye today to Mr Frith who has been part of St Marie’s School since 2007! We thank him for all his contributions, in the classroom and also his extra-curricular help. He is well loved by all the pupils past and present and they will remember him very fondly. We will all miss his support and his kindness. We wish him well in his new job.

Cafod Lent Fast Day

Thanks to all of you who volunteered to take part in our Family Fast Day lunch today to support CAFOD’s 'Big Fish' campaign. We hope you enjoyed the soup! Well done to all the children and staff who chopped all the vegetables this morning. If you haven’t paid already, please pay via our online payment system or send £2 to the school office on Monday. Over 120 meals of Soup were served – a magnificent total- giving us over £310 to donate to CAFOD. Every pound raised for CAFOD will help the millions of families around the world who are living in extreme poverty; thank you very much for your generosity and thank you to DOLCE too for providing the vegetables and bread.

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