The children in years 5 and 6 had lots of questions about the conflict in Ukraine and after some interesting and heartfelt discussion they have written some prayers for peace. We made them into two prayer trees; one of which went to the ecumenical World Day of prayer service and then to our friends at the local Parish church for their Sunday services and the other to Father Tim to share with the Parish at St Edward’s. They include some truly insightful messages that show their compassion, humility and sense of justice for the people of our world.
Year 5 and 6 worked with partners and then together as a whole class to write a psalm and a litany giving thanks to God.
Year 5 & 6 spent the day at Weymouth sailing centre. Activities included sailing, indoor wall climbing, outdoor climbing, escape rooms and tunnelling. Lots of team work, trying new things and overcoming nerves!
Year 5 and 6 have been learning and practising their sewing skills for their DT projects. They have learnt new stitches and copied a plan inspired by ancient Greek patterns. Many new sewers were surprised at how much they enjoyed it and by how easy it was. They had a lovely afternoon and are very proud of their achievements!
Thank you to everyone who came to our Carol Service at St Edward’s. It was a lovely service which the children led with great confidence. The band, made up from staff and pupils, provided accompaniment to the congregational carols whilst David Fawcett played piano for all the musical items.
Years 5 and 6 premiered the school songs which they have been writing in their music lessons with David Fawcett – the year 5 song, Be loving and Truthful, is linked to our school motto and Gospel values whilst the year 6 song used Laudato Si (the Pope’s letter to the world) as their inspiration.
Thank you also for your generous donations for Nakirebe Primary School in Uganda – just over £160.
Year 5 had a brilliant day out at the Science Museum, Winchester. We learnt a lot about space as well as enjoying all the brilliant activities in the museum.
Year 5 invited their parents into school this morning for a cup of tea and to hear about the work they have been doing about the current World Refugee Crisis.
It was an extremely successful morning with lots of information shared, tea drunk, cakes eaten and money donated!
Year 4 helped to sell the remaining cakes after school.
Many thanks to our visitors from The Swanage School who organized and led a fun and interesting morning of maths for our year 5 & 6 girls.
On Global Climate Day year 5 and 6 joined the campaign to raise awareness about the damage we are doing to our world.
They made posters and delivered a letter to the Co-Op asking them to consider the quantity of plastic packaging that they use – especially in their fruit and veg and bakery departments. They then walked through the town and along the seafront. Lots of people were interested to look at the posters which highlighted a range of environmental issues. We were delighted to welcome Solveig, the new Curate at the Anglican churches in Swanage, who joined the campaign with us.
After school, year 3 shared top tips flyers, that they had made, for reducing single-use plastic and other ways which one might look after the environment with parents.