14 May 2021

Dear Parents

We hope everyone has had a good week. We have had a busy week as ever in school as the children have enjoyed a range of activities.

This morning we celebrated Mass for Year 5 in the school hall. Again the children were so reverent in their prayers, their responses and their attitude.Well done Year 5

With the prospect of holiday bookings this and next year, all 2021/22 term dates are published on the school website under the Our school, then Parent information tab.

On Thursday 20 May we will be visited by our school photographer for our whole class photograps. Could the children please all wear winter uniform on this day. Thank you.

 

Could I also remind parents that extreme haircuts, shaved or bleached, are not permissible. We are grateful to all parents who adhere to the school uniform policy thus ensuring we maintain high standards of appearance and consequently attitude and behaviour. Thank you.

Raring2Go, the What's On Magazine for our local area, is organising a sunflower competition in conjunction with Webb's Garden Centre.
 
Children are invited to grow sunflower seeds at home to enter into the competition, details can be found at: https://raring2go.co.uk/kidderminster-and-stourbridge/competitions/sunflower-growing-competition
 

The winners will be announced in the autumn magazine along with photographs of the winning sunflowers.  Webb's Garden Centre are donating two prizes of garden bundles, full of gardening goodies,  for the two winners.  Good luck!

This year, as with many other areas of society, school has suffered from the suspension of social events. Normally, as you know, we have cake sales, sponsored events, Christmas Fayre, pancake sales, discos and Summer Fayres.The bank development and our recent Trim Trail purchase were all  a result of fundraising by our wonderful PTA. As well as being an essential part of our school community they are also important fundraising opportunities which raise thousands of pounds over the year. This year we have obviously been unable to raise any money at all.

As a treat for the children on Thursday 27 May we will be holding a Non Uniform Day when the children can choose their own clothes for the day. We would be grateful for a donation towards PTA funds 'for the year' of whatever you feel you can afford to give as we continue to target phase two of playground development for the children. We are aware many families may have suffered financial hardship this year so please a donation of what you can manage would be very gratefully received . Thank you.

Year 4 have been taking a closer look at the inside of their bodies and learning how to look after themselves more independently. Looking at labels on different food and drinks, knowing more about what is in their food and having skills to create their own healthy snacks are some of the ways they have developed their learning this week. Having a greater understanding of what they eat and how often it should be eaten, has allowed them to question some of the choices they make to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle. 
 

The Year 6 children have been learning about the significance Queen Victoria and written a biography on her life. The children were fascinated to learn that she had 9 children and 40 grandchildren. Consequently, they asked if we could create Queen Victoria’s  family tree. They had great fun finding out the names and titles of all the different family members.

 

Today is an exciting day for some Year 6 children as they will be meeting their new Principal From Hagley Catholic Secondary School. They are looking forward to hearing all about the exciting adventures that await them.

 

Yesterday in Year 1 the children tried tasting different vegetables including radishes as part of our writing regarding our book 'Grow your own Radishes'. We used adjectives to describe different tastes. However, 'disgusting', 'peppery' and 'hot' were used to describe the radishes! Two of the children liked the new taste but none of the children had tried radishes before and many didn't know what one looked like.

Year 1 have had  really exciting but challenging mathematics this week. They supported eachother so well in their learning

We hope everyone has a really lovely weekend.

KE Savage

Principal

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