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Friday 4th February 2022

Great learning opportunities

It’s the first Friday in February and, although it’s still rather cool, it’s been great to see some spring sunshine this week.

During our assembly this week, we talked about the Presentation in the Temple and the Feast of Candlemas. Forty days have passed since Christmas. In some parts of the world, Nativity scenes and decorations remain in place until Candlemas, and traditionally this period was part of the Christmas season. Fr Jonathan has also visited Year R, 1 and 2 this week to lead special Letcio Divina sessions, where the children had time to listened and reflect on the scripture. They listened again to the story of the presentation in the temple. They were able to give really thoughtful responses.

Teaching Year 2 again this week has been lovely. The children have worked really hard and have been busy learning about multiplication, writing their own stories, and we have also enjoyed finding out about artist, Keith Haring.

The Year R children have loved learning about Chinese New Year and could tell me about the Year of the Tiger and the colour red. 

Here are Year 3 enjoying some very active maths this week!

It was the final session for Year 6 children at Charterhouse School on Tuesday afternoon. The children have had an amazing experience and would love to continue going every week! This time, the children had maggot races, dipping the blunt end of their live maggots into red dye and watching and timing their movements across the paper.  They then repeated their experiment in the dark to see how light conditions changed their results.  Finally, the children watched a fantastic range of chemistry experiments, with light, colour, burning and very loud explosions! The children have been really inspired by the whole experience and I think we may have quite a few scientists in the making!

There is great excitement around school for the discos this evening. It has been more than two years since the last disco and the children in Years R and 1 have not had the school disco experience yet! I’m looking forward to seeing the children all dressed up and enjoying themselves later.

Have a lovely weekend,