I hope you all had a restful half term. It was great to see the children return to school and home learning, rejuvenated and ready for work. I'm sure, like me, you were delighted by the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday to open schools for all pupils. We have a whole host of exciting things planned for the children's return, including World Book Day on Monday 8th March - details to follow.
It's going to be wonderful to have the school all under one roof again.
This week Year 5 have been building on their English writing with setting descriptions based on The Journey by Aaron Becker. They have really excelled and we have been delighted with the standard of work they have produced. The Year 5s have also been busy in computing, designing some brilliant websites. Special mention to Daniel Shabi whose website is functional, informative and looks great http://combattingcovid.weebly.com/ password SBPSUT5. Well done Daniel.
Our Year 4s have been learning about the Egyptians across the curriculum this week. Reading a non-fiction book about the death of Tutankhamun prompted an interesting discussion on fact and opinion. It was great to see how our pupils are developing independent thoughts and opinions and using evidence to support them. Well done Year 4
Lower down the school our Year 1s have been getting creative with Monet and our Early Years are learning about transport and patterns in the environment.
During Lent, I would like to get along with my brother a lot more. I would also like to thank God and be grateful to Him for each day. I would like to donate some of my old clothes and toys to charity so that others who are in need can make use of them.
Abeni Yr 5
Thunk of the day...
How do you know when you're happy?
When you are warm inside Sasha - Yr 4
When something makes you happy or laugh. When you feel like you have done something right and you feel proud. Anish Yr 4
Walk for Water
Thank you everyone who donated to and participated in our Walk for Water fundraiser for CAFOD. Mrs Hupalo shared some lovely videos of children taking part in the challenge in this morning's assembly and even the staff have been out in force wracking up the steps. We have raised an amazing £483 so far. You can continue to donate through ParentMail, if you wish.
Under 9 Virtual Football Festival
Our Under 9 Virtual Football Festival is underway with our children enthusiastically taking part. We have seven other Prep schools also participating and we look forward to announcing the overall champions in both the boys and girls events next week. “Keep it up” children!
Sport Stars of The Week
This week we would like to make a huge shout out to the twins Harmanjot and Hargun in Prep for their outstanding efforts during their online PE lessons and always taking up the challenge to complete their tasks to the best of their abilities. Well done to both of you!
Year 3, I would like to recommend the amazing ‘Treehouse’ series by Andy Griffiths. The books are light-hearted and humorous and never fail to make me laugh out loud. The main characters are actually the author and the illustrator of the books! The text is laid out in an interesting way with pictures and diagrams. The characters are full of crazy and inventive ideas, some of which have very unexpected and disastrous results. There are 10 books in the series. Happy reading!
Bobby, Chief Librarian
Could I remind all parents who have not yet completed and returned the Data Capture form sent out to do it please, available in ParentMail/Forms. It is very important that all our records are up to date and accurate.
If you have a younger sibling that you would like to enrol at St Bernard's Prep for the next academic year can I ask that you please fill in the online registration form. We are receiving a lot of interest in St Bernard's Prep from new families but we would like you to all know that we have places for all our existing families first. Thank you.
Should anyone wish to purchase second hand uniform Mrs Jalaf (FOPS) is kindly running a socially distanced sale from the sheds off the main car park on Monday 1st March from 3.15pm. An additional sale will also be held during the Easter holidays.
And finally, a special mention to two pupils who have really shone this week in their attitude to remote learning. A very well done to Ayannah in Year 5 and Mustafa in Year 6. Keep up the great work.