We did it! We have successfully completed another half term of blended teaching and learning. A very well done to all the children, who continue to delight us with their resilience and commitment to school work. A very well done to you, the parents, who are a huge support to us and your children. We appreciate how hard it is for you to do your jobs while also having children at home - you're doing brilliantly. And a very well done to my staff, many of whom, like you, are also combining work with supporting their own children's home learning. Enjoy the half term break - you've more than earned it.
This week we have seen all year groups learning about internet safety with Mrs Rafferty. Everyone took part in a Guinness World Record attempt, by sending their own individual pledge on how to make the internet a better place.
Early Years have been learning the story of the Enormous Turnip and celebrating Chinese New Year.
We have budding botanists in Year 1, who have been studying the anatomy of a plant.
Year 2 went on a virtual school trip to the capital to tie in with their topic, The Great Fire of London. They have made Tudor-style buildings and learnt how the fire that started in a bakery in Pudding Lane ripped through the city.
We've spanned centuries in school with Year 6 have a Greek Day, Year 3 a Stone Age day and Year 5 studying war poetry.
Our Year 4 children have been looking at Geometry and shape translation this week. There have been some brilliantly designed treasure mazes, putting into practise their transitional instructions - well done.
Year 6 have built on their knowledge of volcanoes from last year, combined it with their English, and written some very powerful poetry.
Bravo à tous nos linguistes cette semaine:
Shrey Arora, Aydin, Elle Somauroo, Kabir Tuteja, Antonia Sanda, Twinkle Prakash, Daniel Shabi, Oyesola Ogundipe and Ria Khanna
Hello children and parents of St Bernard's Prep. We made it to half term! Every week I make a book recommendation for a different year group. This week is Year 4, but I've also decided to create a whole-school recommendation list to read over half term. Let's go!
Year 6: The Story of Adolphus Tips - Micheal Morpurgo
Year 5: Lost Tide Warriors - Catherine Doyle
Year 4: How To Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell
Year 3: The Hundred mile-an-hour dog - Jeremy Strong
Year 2: The Day The Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
Year 1: The Tiger Who Came To Tea - Judith Kerr
EYFS: Dear Zoo - Rod Campbell
That's all for now, try to read these books over half-term. Year 3 it is you next after the holiday. Have a lovely break!
Hello Year 4, This week I have chosen a book that is fairly new. I think that you learnt about the stone age last year and this book is currently being read in Year 3. It is called ''The Wild Way Home'' by Sophie Kirtley. I have read this book myself and I must say the quality is amazing. I learnt a few things myself! This book proves that you can learn things even when you are reading a fiction book. I hope to see you back in school soon as it seems so strange having only a few pupils visiting school each day!
See you soon,
Bobby, Chief Librarian
Thunk of the day...
What is more important, living for today or planning for tomorrow?
I think you should live in the day and seize it because that day will never come again. Also, you should have some sort of idea of what tomorrow will bring. Don't spend the whole day thinking about the next, just dedicate a little bit of time to it. Life is for the living so make sure that you live it with love, laughter and no regrets.
Walk for Water
During Lent we like to spend time to think of others and give something of ourselves to help those in need.
CAFOD are asking us to help those who do not have easy access to clean, fresh water. This half term we are asking you to walk, dance, skip or jump for water. By asking for a small donation from each of you we can make a big difference to others. Please make your donations via ParentMail by 24th February.
Wednesday the 17th of February is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, shortly followed by CAFOD's Big Walk For Water on 20th February.
Are you up for the challenge? How many steps do you think you can achieve?
Together as a school we can help others transform their lives.
Weekly IAPS Challenge
This week’s MILLION MONDAY IAPS challenge saw our children across the school accumulate as many steps as they could in order to try and cover as many virtual and real miles as possible. In our PE and Games lessons alone we covered roughly over 25 miles together from just 2-3 minutes of light jogging and walking. This does not include all the miles that the children completed themselves along with their families at home in their free time. Well done again to all the children and their families for a magnificent effort in pursuing and striving to stay fit and healthy during this lockdown.
Sport Stars of The Week
This week we would like to make a huge shout out to brothers Veeran Basra (Year 1) and Raman Basra (Year 3). Not only do these two lads display outstanding skills across the PE and Games curriculum, but they always do so with much passion and enthusiasm. Well done boys and keep it up!
Congratulations to Tele Hassan for passing his Grade 1 in Drums.
Well done to Anuj and Lara for completing a 4-week football challenge with their club, St Peter's in Iver.
What do you think is meant by the real presence of Jesus?
The real presence of Jesus means when we, the children of God, invite Jesus into our hearts and let him guide our every step.
Today's assembly focused on enjoyment, and I really want the children (and parents, and staff) to really make that the focus of this half term break. There will be no homework. This break is a chance to relax and recharge. We must look after our wellbeing as well as our studies. Be kind to yourselves and have a great week.