At St Paul's C of E Primary School, we are educated for life with the love of God and Christian values at the heart of our school.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. We are counting up the pennies and pounds for this year's event as we speak, and hope to raise over £27 million again this year, to help everyone living with cancer to live life as fully as they can.

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Veterans for Wildlife

On Tuesday 5th June, Dermot Kavanagh from the charity Veterans for Wildlife came to St Paul's and shared with us his work on saving rhinos in South Africa.

Did you know that adult rhinos can weigh as much as a Land Rover and can gallop at over 30 miles per hour?

It was a fascinating assembly and reminded us of all the good work done to protect and save endangered species.

For more information, please visit http://www.veterans4wildlife.org

 

New Playground Markings

We are delighted with our new playground and the children are already using the running track. 

 

Summer Concert

 

STEM Day - science, technology, engineering and mathematics

 

The Winners of the Easter Hat Competition

 

Well-being Day – Overcoming Adversity

On the 26th of March we had a whole school well-being day focusing on overcoming adversity.  The children had a session with Jo Hayman about how the brain worked when facing adversity and in class children explored aspects of the five competencies of social and emotional learning.

 

French Café

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On 11th February, a French Café was held in the school hall as part of French Day.

It was great to see the children dressed up for the occasion – especially those sporting moustaches!

The day started with a French assembly – a David Attenborough film-clip followed by learning a French poem taught in primary schools across France.

In the afternoon, all 13 classes were served within a 2 hour period at the French Café with a backdrop of French Café music! So a special ‘thank-you’ to the Year 6 classes who showed their utmost professionalism, their dedication to the task and a desire to get everyone to order and converse in French. Also a huge thank you to the adults who helped with the food and drink preparations:  Mrs Bois, Mrs Clarke and Mrs Enoch.

The French Café was a great success; all food and drink was consumed and it was nice to hear some of the customers giving good feedback!

Thanks again, everyone!

 

Waterstones Visit

On the afternoon of Thursday 11th January, one child from each class from years 3-6 went to Waterstones to choose new reading books for their class. Whilst we were there, the manager of Waterstones showed us many recommendations of books she had read and was able to guide us to books that our peers would enjoy. Each child was able to bring back 6-7 books that day to share with their class and the rest will be ordered at a later date. The afternoon was a lovely experience and we are so proud of how well the children represented the school and chose books to suit all readers. There was a clear 'buzz' around the school of reading for pleasure!

 

St Paul's Christmas Carols and Celebration

Congratulations to everyone who was involved in last week’s Carols and Christmas Celebration at St Paul’s Church.  All our performers, readers and instrumentalists were delightful.  Thank you to Mrs Bartholomew for all her work with both the Percussion Band and St Paul’s Singers.  Thank you also to Miss Luker for her support with the choir rehearsals.

 

Reading for pleasure

One of our assemblies this week was about reading for pleasure and the many things that books can teach us. We all brought books in and read to each other. Year 6 chose books to read to Year 1 and 3, Year 4 and 5 read to each other and the staff chose books to read to Year 5! It was lovely to see the range of books we enjoy and every week in merit assembly a different child is going to recommend a good book to others.

 

All Age Service at St Paul's Church

St Paul's Church invited all school families to a special all-age service to mark the start of the school year at 10.30am on Sunday September 10th. Rev Coupland led the service and Anne Underwood from JC Club also participated.

After the service, families were invited to a barbecue being held in the vicarage garden.

Thank you to all the families that attended.