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Bishop Karowei visits our school!

We enjoyed a lovely Eucharist Service with Bishop Karowei and Reverend Adams this week.  Faith Group lead the service and Year 6 received the bread and ‘wine’ or a blessing.  Bishop Karowei spoke about the importance of Compassion through the parable of the Good Samaritan.  He encouraged us to show kind actions to others when they are in need and to avoid laughing at them even though we may feel like it.

Bishop Karowei also blessed and opened our new prayer space in the playground.  This will be a special place for children and adults to use for reflection and personal prayer.

Faith Group enjoyed a breakfast meeting with Bishop Karowei.  They found out more about him and his role by asking questions such as, “When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?”  We learnt he used to be a doctor before he was selected to be the Bishop of Woolwich.  What a great day!

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The NSPCC visited our school on Wednesday 13th November and delivered their Speak out. Stay safe. assembly to share information with your child about how they can keep themselves safe from harm and get help if they have any worries.

It was a very worthwhile and empowering session for both pupils and teachers. They spoke to the children and staff about the valuable work they do across the country, and talked about how important it is for everyone in our school community to join them in their ‘fight for every childhood’.

Talking PANTS with your children

 The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘Talk PANTS’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone.

You can find out more and download the free resources at nspcc.org.uk/pants

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website nspcc.org.uk/parents


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Video Newsround – Nov19

Welcome to SMMS News-round and our latest video news roundup for the term. Our regular video news bulletin brought to yopu by our amazing team of news readers right here at St Mary Magdalene CE Primary School!

In this edition of news round, we will be telling you about some very exciting trips that have happened so far this term, and some new exciting events coming up so stay tuned for those!

We do hope that you all enjoy our regular news-round. If you have any comments, please let us know by commenting on the contacts page.

To watch this months news-round, please click on the play button.

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Children in Need 2019

As you know Children in Need is on Friday 15th November next week. We have been organising a plethora of exciting activities and events for the day, to make it the most exciting and fun as possible for everyone.

We will have a Children in Need collective worship tomorrow to go through the plan, so please feel free to ask me any questions after this. We will all be taking part in the” Big Morning Move” at the hall, where each class will be able to enjoy 15 min of positive exercise throughout the day.

More information on the big morning move and other activities, including how to donate will be made available in our latest newsletter so watch this space!

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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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