It was great to welcome the children back to school after the half-term break. I hope that a week away from remote learning allowed the children some time to explore other activities and come back this week recharged and ready to learn. The teaching staff have certainly been impressed with their energy and enthusiasm and there has been more outstanding work produced as testament to their commitment to learning.
This week each pupil should have received a letter with a giant sunflower seed enclosed. We do hope you get the chance to plant them and watch them grow. We will be awarding the pupil with the tallest sunflower a prize. Good luck.
Next week we will welcome 41 more children through the school gates as we open up to Early Years, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils, inline with Government guidelines, and we're really excited to see them.
Ms Underwood would like to nominate Elle Somauroo for a Headmaster's Award for working really hard and putting in lots of effort, particularly with her writing. Mrs Gabb would like to nominate Ayesha Arora for beautifully neat work and always trying her best.
Miss Grogan and Miss Mehta have nominated the whole of Year 3 this week for the Headmaster's Award. Year 3 have been studying poetry and have shown perseverance and determination when writing their own pieces, inspired by The Magic Box by Kit Wright. You can read their work on our social media channels or on the Home Learning Hub, and I recommend you do. It's of an incredibly high standard for children aged only 7 and 8. Well done Year 3, great work!
Mrs Hill-Cottingham would like to nominate Satinderpal Attalia-Ghuman for the outstanding 11-page PowerPoint presentation he prepared as a response to a recent Year 4 Recycled Hat task. He detailed every stage in the planning and preparation. Well done Satinderpal.
Aarush Garg in Year 4 is nominated by Mrs Mulcahy for consistently providing work of a very high standard and showing resilience and a positive attitude to remote learning. Mrs Mulcahy would also like to nominate Aleena Yasin for exceptional progress in Maths. Mrs Field has nominated Devam and Vihaan for super creative writing. They have worked really hard with figurative language to produce excellent work.
Mrs Verma would like to nominate Roshan Grewal for all his hard work and super attitude to learning. Mrs Verma was particularly impressed with Roshan's writing and art work for his poster today. "I feel blessed to be able to teach you Roshan! Keep on shining." Zara Samuda-Harper has also been nominated. She has had a fabulous week and developed her collaboration skills. Mrs Verma was particularly impressed with Zara's poem on the power of books.
This week's Headmaster's Award goes to Team C (Kabir, Bobby-Phillip, Hamed, Sola and Renesh). This week they have shown that they are the DREAM TEAM! They have all worked hard showing true leadership and collaborative skills. They praised each other's contributions and as a result they have all produced some brilliant work. I am so very proud of you all. Now keep up the good work!
Seb Abraham is nominated by Mrs Whittaker for his excellent El Dorado videos, full of great humour and made with excellent technical skills. Miss Carter would like to nominate Jayden Baxter for his El Dorado project and for resilience with Microsoft Teams. Mrs Whittikar would also like to nominate Tomasz Miara and Rishi Garg for their outstanding Information Texts about the Amazon, in English. Anisha Gupta is nominated for being consistently hard working and demonstrating excellent listening skills whilst working on Teams.
Last week we shared with you some brilliant work the Year 5s have been doing based on a book by Ahmadreza Ahmadi, When I Coloured The World. We also shared the work on our school's social media channels and were delighted when Pippa Goodhart, the Editor of the book and popula...
The children in Year 5 have just finished reading Once by Morris Gleitzman. Set during WW2 the children have been following the story of Felix. They have learnt how the author has used language to portray fear and uncertainty. They have been so captivated by this story that they have pleaded that they read the sequel to the story as our next class reader!
Whilst we await the arrival of our books the children have demonstrated their collaborative and leadership skills on Microsoft Teams. The story tells of how many books were burned during this dark period and in response the children have produced the most amazing posters highlighting the power of books.
Sports Report from Mr Barendse
The children at St Bernard's Prep have made a very active start to the second half of the term. They have been actively involved in their weekly PE challenges along with various other workout routines that Mr B has given to them. The children have also been given exercise tasks to work on at home such as batting techniques for cricket and running styles for athletics. A special mention this week to brothers Jay (Yr5) and Josh(Yr2) for working outstandingly with each other on their skills. Keep up the good work everybody!
Year 3 have been studying poetry. This week they have looked at poems by Roger McGough (The Sound Collector) and Kit Wright (The Magic Box). Here is Kit Wright's The Magic Box followed by some beautiful verses written by our talented Year 3 pupils inspired by the poem.#poetry https://t.co/040VHxTRLE
As the final piece of work on the topic of Sound in Science, our Year 4s have been making music with Mrs Skorupska. There have been some really inventive instruments made using cardboard boxes, elastic bands, water glasses and plastic bottles, to name a few. We will be sharing the videos on the school website. Well done Year 4.
Year 1 Art
Year 1 continue to produce beautiful work. This week, inspired by Van Gogh's Irises, they have painted flowers, folding the paper for symmetry.
Well done to everyone for all their hard work. We look forward to seeing many more of you in person next week. Have a great weekend.