What a busy term 2 we are having! Book Week was great fun and it was impressive to see all the children's costumes and the care they had taken to research their book characters. Many of the children had chosen non-fiction books, picking people from real life who had made a difference. I came as Mrs Rust, the cook from 'Cogheart', who was not a main character in the book but made a difference in what she said by inspiring and supporting others - the message to our children being that we can all make a difference (no, I was not Mary Berry!). It was wonderful to hear from our future leaders and to share in their enthusiasm. Equally enjoyable was the Pyjama Day - the school council will be deciding whether we have another PJ day soon. In the meantime Odd Socks Day, as part of the national anti-bullying week, reminded us how unique we all are and how we should celebrate this.
Years 5 and 6 Residential Trip.
We are so proud of our Year 5 and 6 who behaved so well during their residential trip. The children were incredibly supportive of one another. A special mention to Tyler and Seb who were so caring to Cameron when he got some blisters on the night walk and to Cameron for his positive attitude. Well done Upper Juniors!
Huge thanks to all the parents, children and staff who came to help at Saturday's working party. This happy, positive day has resulted in the school grounds looking wonderful. Special thanks to the PTA for organizing the refreshments to keep us all going and to everyone who gave up their time. All volunteers were so helpful and hard working we quickly got the wish list completed. There are now two working groups focusing upon moving our large Early Years shed and installing more benches in the Junior playground. Please let the office know if you are willing to help with this and we can put you in touch with the coordinators. It is such a pleasure to be a member of a school where the whole community works together for the benefit of all our children.
What a fabulous start to the term! The years 3 and 4 have had a wonderful time exploring our fabulous grounds in their wellies, making fire pits and toasting marshmallows. These experiences have given them a wealth of knowledge that is evident in their writing this week. How many of the National Trust 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 have you done recently? I will be trying to catch a falling leaf this lunchtime!
Welcome back to term 1 2017-18. This is this first blog for our new school website. Please bear with us whilst we make sure all the information you may need is here to find. We are very excited about the new site and trust that it will be easy to navigate and find out all about the great learning and engaging activities taking place at SJM. Have a great year, I look forward to catching up with you all over the coming weeks.