This morning's assembly was hosted by our Year 6 pupils on the subject of Anti Bullying. It was a beautiful assembly and focused on the importance of kindness. It is wonderful to bring the school together every Friday, virtually, and great that the children make such a valuable contribution.
Earlier in the week we had a school liturgy, with a recorded message from Father Kevin, played throughout the school. This will now be a weekly feature in the school calendar and a lovely opportunity for some reflection.
Yr 1 Science
Opaque, translucent and transparent were introduced to Year 1 in science this week. The children were discussing which material would make the best curtains for Teddy's house. The children chose the green opaque material, and now Teddy can get a good night's sleep!
Black History Month and BAME figures
We continue to study BAME cultures, history and significant individuals throughout our curriculum. Year 6 have enjoyed learning about how religious beliefs are expressed through art and architecture. In Year 5 our pupils have been researching and writing about individuals who have shaped history through their work, and in the Early Years the children have been painting self portraits, which reflects beautifully our own community's spectrum of colour.
"Maori Jesus" by Sofia MinsonIn RE, Year 6 have been learning about how beliefs can be expressed through buildings and culture. #BlackHistoryMonth #BAME #StBernardsPrep #SofiaMinson #EducationThroughArt https://t.co/NoAAxiBL8t
If any pupil would like to begin instrumental lessons after half term please fill in the form on the school website in the Parent Portal. We have vacancies for every instrument at present, but piano is very popular.
All lessons are timed before school, lunchtimes, after school or in class music lessons only, so pupils don't miss academic lesson time or after school sports.
If you would like further information in individual music lessons please email RJohnson@stbernardsprep.org
Year 3 and 4 - Recorders
Can all Year 3 and 4 pupils please have a plastic or wooden recorder in school for class music lessons after half term. They will be used this term and next term to learn to play and read music in class lessons with Ms Johnson. Pupils will need a Descant recorder of their own so they can learn a new instrument, play to the best of their ability and maintain hygiene. Descant Recorders can be purchased from the school shop via Parentmail or any good quality recorder will be sufficient. Can parents make sure recorders are named or individually marked before they are brought into school please? Thank you Ms R Johnson
Our Parent Portal on the school website is now password protected, so that we can share material exclusively with our school community. To log on to our Parent Portal please use the following login details:
Next week we have a videographer coming to the school to film a virtual tour for our website. We have data capture forms on file for every child, but if you would prefer your child not to appear in the video, please do email email@example.com and we will ensure that they are not included.