It has been a very busy week this week, and everyone has managed incredibly well considering how hot it is. Our Early Years children have enjoyed splashing around in the paddling pool at school. We've loved welcoming the other year groups for our Wellbeing Workshops, and we've finished the week on a high with Mr B's Virtual Sports Day. Well done to the whole school community; staff, parents and pupils, who have made all these events possible by working together.
There has been plenty of excitement across the whole school as all of our children participated in a Virtual Sports Day today. The children have been taking part in various activities and challenges that they have been practising over the past 6 weeks, and they've done incredibly well. The scores will be counted and we are hoping to announce a winning House next week. Follow @stbernardsprep on Twitter to see some of the children competing.
We had an overwhelming response to the Wellbeing Workshops this week. The children were delighted to see classmates and teachers, and we were reminded how important social interaction is. The children played games, read books, talked about their experiences of lockdown.
A busy week for Year 2
Our Year 2s have been very busy this week. They have been serving the community as part of an action project. They have designed posters and been out on litter picks.
They have also produced some lovely written work. Following on from sentence stacking work, the children have used a variety of literary devices, including rhetorical questions, repetition for effect and expanded noun phrases. They have also used a range of punctuation to produce some excellent work. Well done.
In Science and RE the Year 2 children were asked to capture images of God's Creation (shared below) and they produced some lovely pieces.
A great week Year 2.
Year 6 prepare to fly the nest
Our Year 6 have taken part in a two day programme called Be Awesome, Go Big, which is designed to help them with the transition to secondary school. The programme, overseen by Mrs Rafferty, was an opportunity for the Year 6 children to learn more about secondary school and discuss their expectations and anxieties. The lessons covered having a 'kid awesome' attitude and how to approach new opportunities with a growth mindset. The discussed first impressions, worries and excitements, friendships, fallouts and 'bouncbackability'. We had some great feedback from the children and we hope they all feel more prepared for the next stage of their education. It has been a joy to watch your children grow (some of them from as young as 3 years old), and as they go out into the world they are wonderful ambassadors for St Bernard's Prep - we are so proud of the people they have become.
Year 3 have been leaning about the anatomy of a plant, germination and what it takes to grow a plant in Science. They have produced some beautiful posters showing how to look after plants and conducted some of their own greenhouse experiments. Fantastic work Year 3.
Mrs Skoupska would like to nominate Rohan Randhawa for a Headmaster's Award. Rohan has utilised and shared his maths skills with passion and efficiency in every lesson during remote learning. He has always gone the extra mile to participate in all extra tasks. His diligence and determination and curiosity have shone through, as has his ability to communicate his mathematical thinking to benefit others. A well deserved award.
Ms Underwood would like to nominate Kishin Dugg for a Headteacher's Award. He has been working extremely hard and always perseveres with difficult tasks. Kishin has really applied himself well to online learning and has produced some excellent work.
Aahva Sreemany is also nominated by Ms Underwood for a Headteacher's Award. "Aahva is listening very carefully to feedback and is really taking on-board any advice she is given. She always goes back and up-levels her work and as a result her work has improved."
Nainikka has been nominated by Mrs Gabb for always trying her best. "Nainikka's work is beautifully neat and she has written an amazing story. She has also learnt to ride her bike! Well done Nainikka."
In Year 4 Jayan Bindra has been nominated by Mrs Mulchacy for working consistently hard across all subject this year. He is also an excellent role model, showing maturity and consideration to others." Marley Sangster is also nominated for being consistently hard-working and for her kindness and empathetic attitude towards others. Mannat Chadha is nominated for a high standard of work throughout Year 4 and for his mature and responsible nature.
Mrs Bohannon has nominated Kairon Arya for a Headmaster’s award this week. "Kairon's behaviour, concentration and attitude to learning have been exemplary. I'd also like to nominate Jai Makkar, for his improved attitude to learning. Well done boys."
Next week is our last full week of school before the end of term. Let's make it a sprint finish! Have a wonderful weekend.