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Give It Up for CAFOD!

Thanks to all of you who volunteered to take part in our Lenten Fast Day lunch today to support Cafod's 'Give it Up Challenge'. We hope you enjoyed the soup! Thank you to all the children and staff who chopped all the vegetables this morning. Thank you to all the families that came to join us for soup. Over 75 meals of Soup were served – a magnificent total - giving us over £260 to donate to CAFOD.

Autism Awareness Week

In school, this week, we have been raising awareness about autism.

St Marie's (staff and children) have:

• Reminded each other about what it's like to be autistic.
• Shown pictures of famous autistic people.
• Explained some of the challenges people with autism face each day.
• Given examples of how some of these difficulties can be overcome.
• Reminded children of strategies we use in school to help people with autism.
• Looked at similarities, as well as differences, between autistic and non autistic people.
• Walked around the inside perimeter of the school grounds each morning, to achieve 10,000 steps over the week.
• Y5 and Y6 classes walked from school to town, instead of getting the bus, to go to the Halle orchestra, wearing Autism Awareness Week t-shirts.
• Collected money at the end of the school day and raised £80 - Thank you!

Have a look at our photos of us during Autism Awareness Week below.

HSA Mothers' Day Sale

St Marie's children picked up their Mother's day gifts today thanks to the HSA. Thank you to all the helpers and especially the HSA for organising such a well run event. Check out the gallery photos and we hope all our fantastic mums and grandmothers have a wonderful day this Sunday.

Inclusive Sports Games

This afternoon, an excited group of children from across Key Stage One and Two had a great time playing a variety of different games. The children learnt how to play Boccia, they played volleyball and they even had a go at New Age Kurling!

The children scored lots of points in their games and had a great time too. Well done everyone!

See the photo gallery below for some photos of our afternoon.

French Language Day!

Today is French Language Day!

In Key Stage Two, we celebrated by learning a little bit about French food and trying some of these too! The children ate some croissants, pain au chocolat, grapes, baguette, French goat’s cheese and brie!

In Key Stage One, some of our French speaking KS2 children read a French story to the classes and taught them some basic greetings in French.

C’était fantastique!   

Unfortunately, due to a camera error, not all of the photos from our day are available but please see the photo gallery below for some of the photos from our fabulous French feast!

World Book Day 2019

Here are some more photos of St Marie's children celebrating World Book Day, last week.

EYFS and KS1 had an assembly at the start of the day to explain why we celebrate WBD, followed by a story read by Mr Fernandes and finally a 'catwalk' of all the fabulous costumes. The younger children participated in a carousel of activities in classes and the older children engaged in story-related activities with their teachers. On Friday the whole school came together for a celebratory assembly to showcase what they had done on WBD. For more details, see the newsletter.

Each child was given a World Book Day Token which they can exchange for a special book at any participating bookshop. They have until 31st March to do this.

Thank you to all the children, parents and staff for making the day such a successful one.

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