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.

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.

 

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Last Day Assembly

 

Year 6 Production - The Grunch

 

The Great Get Together

The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16th June last year. The event is held based on the belief that there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us.

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Great Get Together.  Everyone who picnicked had a great time and the event was most enjoyable.

 

Science Quiz

 

Green Day 2017

 

China Day

House Sponsored Spellathon

A massive well done to everyone who took part in this year’s spellathon. The children had a fun filled afternoon spelling in the ‘spellathon arena’. In round 1, children had the choice of spelling out loud for two points or writing the word down for one point. Round 2’s, spelling backwards, was a challenge for all but we persevered! A big thank you to all the parents who gave up their afternoon to help. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Well done to Muybridge House who were the overall winners:

  1. Muybridge: 761
  2. Wilson: 744
  3. Wolsey: 535 
  4. Picton: 517

 

Fashion Day

We are proud to present our collection of photographs showing our spectacular Fashion Day held on Friday 24th March 2017.

The day was a huge success! It started with everyone congregating into the hall for the presentation of the day’s events to the music of David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’ and to the models of year 6 posing in their very best outfits.

The children were put into their house groups – Muybridge, Picton, Wolsey and Wilson – each one with a specific fashion theme: space, marine life, oriental and nature.

The school was a hive of creativity and the end result was a fashion show for the 8 winning house designs along with the whole school giving a show and tell.

A big thank-you to all the parents who contributed materials and fashion books along to the wonderfully creative and enthusiastic staff who made the day a huge success!

 

Viking Day

 

The Easter Service at St Paul's Church, Kingston Hill

 

Science Week 2017

 

Hooke Court Residential Visit

Year 4 had a fantastic time on their residential trip to Hooke Court in Dorset! The children were beautifully behaved and excellent ambassadors for the school. Have a look below at the many workshops they experienced during the three days.

 

The school Orchestra performed in assembly.

 

Waterstones Trip

On Thursday March 2nd (World Book Day appropriately!), 2 children from each class went with Mrs Ford, Miss Harmsworth and Miss Wright to Waterstones in Kingston to choose 30 new books for their class. We had a lovely afternoon and our excellent class representatives even got to pick a book each to take home. Here they are having a rest and a drink whilst reading their brand new books!

 

World Book Day 2017

 

St Paul's Singers at the Landmark Arts Centre

St Paul’s Singers who performed fabulously, with Surrey Brass at the Landmark Arts Centre on Saturday evening. It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by everyone who attended. Thank you to Mrs Renvoize for her hard work and time rehearsing with the choir.

 

The Grand Opening of the Daphne Gibbs Reception Building

 

St Paul's PSA Christmas Fair & Handmade Market

A huge thank you to Mrs White, Mrs Cloherty and all the staff, parents and helpers who were involved with this event. Thank you also to our Year 6, House Captains and pupils who ran fabulous stalls. It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by everyone who attended and a grand total of £3808.75 has been raised, including monies raised by families displaying Leaders board. Well done!

 

Google Expeditions

 

Science Quiz

On Tuesday 29th November, Daisy (6R), Scarlett (6R), Grace (6F), Archie (6F), Daniel (5C), Harry (5M), Laura (5H) and Asasila (5H) represented the school in the Science Quiz Club! They showed amazing science knowledge and because of this, St Paul's teams managed to come fourth and fifth out of nine teams! Great work! Keep up the super science!

 

Kidzania Visit

 

Collective Worship - Acts of Kindness

This term we are encouraging the KS2 children to be involved in acts of kindness – a little something to make someone smile or to help their local area.

In Collective Worship we have discussed acts of kindness with the children and they will be discussing acts of kindness in more detail in class. What we would like the children to do is to keep a record of any acts of kindness that they do (see the attached list). They might even be able to take a photo of themselves involved in the act to be displayed on their house board in our hall.

The attached list is some of our suggestions of possible acts of kindness but the children will have many more ideas so it is not an exclusive list. Please add any additional kind deeds on to the bottom of the list. When your child has completed one of them, they need to put the date they did it next to the act. If it is appropriate, we would love to have photos of the children involved in acts of kindness. Please print any photos and hand to the class teacher with a short explanation. The children will also need to write which house they are in so it can go on the correct board.

Tuesday 29th November is our second well-being day. This day will be the deadline date for informing school of any acts of kindness the children have been involved in. We would like the children to return the 100 Acts of Kindness forms by this date. There will be time in school to hear about and celebrate the different acts the children have performed so please let us know if your child does something particularly exceptional. Even though this is the date for our acts of kindness to be handed in, our hope is that the children will continue to carry out acts of kindness after this date.

 

Eco-Schools Green Flag Award

We are very pleased to announce that we have been approved for the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award renewal this September.  This is the highest award that is given to schools.  Thank you to all the staff, children and parents for support in these activities.  A special well done to the Eco-Schools captains and Laura Nash (Parent Eco-Schools)!

"I was particularly impressed by the contributions from members of the Eco-Committee.  Most members participated during our discussion, which was impressive given that some only joined the committee last term.  The discussion displayed a high level of engagement and involvement in the School's eco activities.  Older pupils especially had a good level of awareness of the challenges of maintaining eco-friendly behaviours.  All members demonstrated very good awareness of waste and recycling issues.  I would like to thank the Eco-Committee and Mrs Carrington for their continued good work and enthusiasm, and for the welcome that they gave me during the assessment visit". Eco-Schools Organisation

If any other parents are interested in getting involved, please contact the office.

Gardening Club harvesting the school vegetable patch.