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Happy St Alban’s Day

By | House Carmel, House Jericho, House Jordan, House Sinai, Religious Education, Uncategorized, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 5, Year 6

Today is St Alban’s Day

Our school sets huge value on the quality of courage so let’s take a moment to think about St Alban’s courageous act.

St Alban is venerated as the first recorded Christian martyr in England. His death came as a result of him shielding a priest to whom he had given refuge. It is in the nature of this story that it concerns one who gave his life for his values and beliefs.
Though a legend the story embodies something of the vulnerability that is required if we are to act in courage. Alban quite literally cloaks himself with the garment of the one he seeks to protect and, in doing so, takes his place.
(St Alban’s story: https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/history/story-of-st-alban)

Great Maths in Year 1 – Using what we know

By | Maths, Year 1

Great maths from Year 1.  They are all using number facts that they know to solve other problems.

If you know 4 + 3 = 7 then you also know 40 + 30 = 70

If you know 7 – 2 = 5.  What is 70 – 20?

Why not tell Mrs. Whyman and explain to her how you know.

What other problems could you solve like this?

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt

By | FS2, House Carmel, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Carmel’s Easter Treasure Hunt was a great success today. We will announce the winning house in  collective worship tomorrow.

A huge thank you to the House Carmel’s Leaders. They organised the whole day and demonstrated their superb leadership skills.

 

The PTA rewarded all children with a chocolate egg- this was a welcome treat after the fast pace treasure hunt -in the cold Spring air!

Carmel’s Book Sale

By | FS2, House Carmel, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Thank you for for supporting House Carmel’s book sale with your kind book donations.

 

The book sale went really well but has been cut short due to school closing. So when we return to school we will continue to sell books at break times.

We have a great selection of good quality books and most books cost 50p. All money raised will go towards buying new seating for the library area.

 

Thank you

SCHOOL CLOSURE-THURSDAY 1ST MARCH

By | News, School News, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

St Alban’s School will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 1st March.

 

It is clear that temperatures will remain below freezing, and there is the threat of continued heavy snow showers. This decision has been made to ensure the health and safety of all staff and pupils.

 

Please help us to ensure all parents receive this message by sharing through your own social media.

 

Thank you,

Year 1 Parent Phonics Meeting

By | News, Year 1

On Thursday 8th March at 2:15-3:00,  Mrs Whyman will be hosting a parents meeting in her classroom to discuss year 1 phonics screening.

All parents are welcome to the presentation, where you will be given advice on how to support your child and can ask any questions about the screening process.

 

We hope that you can make it!

House Sinai Celebration Assembly

By | House Sinai, News, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

On Wednesday 21st February House Sinai will be hosting their first ‘Celebrating Talents’ assembly. They have chosen the following children to show off their talents to the school.

Year 2- Libby (dancing)

Year 3- Fearne (Singing)

Year 4 – Connor (Piano)

Year 6- Charlie (Art)

Year 5 – Summer (origami)

We hope that these assemblies will give all pupils a chance to celebrate their talents and may encourage children to try new things. We have not invited parents to this collective worship.

 

Mrs Gurner

‘Book in a box’ competition

By | FS1, FS2, House Carmel, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Book Week 26th February – 2nd March
“Book in a box” competition

Our Book Week Competition this year is to create a “book in a box” with super prizes for every year group!

You will need a box, which can be a cereal box, shoe box or equivalent. Choose your favourite book and decorate your box (inside and out) to represent the different parts of the book.

 You could draw or cut out pictures of the characters or significant objects from the book.
 You could recreate a scene from the book inside.
 Include interesting quotes from the text.
 Don’t forget to include the title and author of the book too.
 Make it as colourful and exciting as you can.

For inspiration look at examples of books in boxes on Google “book in box project ideas”. Also Google “book in a box Southam Primary school” and they have some great ideas on their website too.
Label your box clearly with your name and year group and bring your box by Monday 26th of February for judging. Prizes will be awarded at our celebration of the week assembly on Friday 2nd March.

Get Creative!