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Anti-Bullying Week 2019

Throughout this week St Mary Magdalene Primary School will be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week 2019 organised again this year by the Anti-bullying alliance. This year’s focus is “Change Starts with Us!”. This means that we are responsible for making changes in our lives to ensure that we are all helping to make bullying a thing of the past.

The children will take part in a series of exciting and enlightening workshops throughout the week set out for both KS1 and KS2 children. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshops and offered some really interesting questions to the workshop hosts.

The video on this page gives a brief but clear insight into this years campaign and we hope that you too will join us in making bullying a distant memory for all of us.

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Odd Socks Day

At St Mary Magdalene we are always encouraging children to be empathetic and supportive of each other.  Next week we will be starting our ‘anti-bullying’ themed weeks.  Children will be participating in lessons and workshops  to promote an anti-bullying culture.

On Tuesday 12th November we are inviting children to wear ‘odd socks’.  This will celebrate and symbolise the similarities and differences between us.  The children will be encouraged to accept difference and treat others with the respect they deserve.

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Operation Christmas Child at Grange Primary School

Faith Group went to Grange Primary School to share information about the Operation Christmas Child Appeal.  Both schools are going to work together to put together Christmas shoeboxes. Here are some pictures of our Faith Group in action.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Grange Primary School for their hospitality. We hope to see you ate our school soon.

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Year 4 visit Greenhive Care Home

This week, our Year 4 pupils visited the Greenhive Care Home as part of their contribution to the forthcoming Remembrance Day. The team at Greenhive Care Home later said that the residents really enjoyed the childrens visit and has asked if we would like to come back to maybe hang some Christmas decorations or host a Collective Worship. Of course, we would be delighted to return.

We took some pictures of our visit, which can be seen below. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.

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Science Museum Visit

Green Class recently had an exciting visit to the Science Museum! While there, they had the opportunity to go to a live question and answer interview with British Astronaut Tim Peake. The children thoroughly enjoyed this experience and were very excited to have the opportunity to speak to a real life astronaut!!!

After the QandA, they watched a 3D film entitled ‘A Beautiful Planet’ at the IMAX theatre.

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Year 4 visit Imperial War Museum

Year 4 visited the Imperial War Museum to explore conflict from WW1 to present day as part of their topic ‘World War II’ to discover the causes of war and its impact on people’s lives. They appreciated seeing recreations of WWI trenches and the Blitz, many tanks and planes and revolving military exhibitions.

We enjoyed hearing and dancing to the music that was created to resist, revel and speak out against war and oppression.

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Jigsaw PSHE

Year 4 lead Collective Worship this week and launched our new Jigsaw PSHE theme ‘Celebrating Difference.’ Jigsaw PSHE perfectly connects the pieces of Personal, Social and Health Education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development into an easy to use lesson-a-week programme.

Designed as a whole-school approach, Jigsaw provides a detailed and comprehensive scheme of learning for ages 3-16.  Jigsaw makes teachers’ lives easier by providing extremely well-structured, progressive lesson plans with teaching resources included.

Jigsaw is a unique, spiral, progressive and effective scheme of work, aiming to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they truly are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.

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Operation Christmas Child

As part of our Love Project for this term, the children have been filling shoe boxes with much needed items that we simply take for granted, such as soaps, tooth paste etc, plus toys and useful items to send to the needy on behalf of “Operation Christmas Child”.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to show God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Since 1990, more than 168 million children in over 160 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child.

Here are a few pictures of our children preparing their shoes boxes.

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