Yesterday, Year Two were so lucky to have a visit from Pat who works for CAFOD. The children listened to a discussion about children who have to take refuge when their homes aren’t safe anymore. The children were set a task where they were given a rucksack and twelve different items and as a team, they had to think about six items which they would take in their bag if they had to escape from their homes quickly. Then, they discussed what was important. Some of the children thought sweets were very important and one child said ‘A teddy so that it can make you feel safe and comfortable’. We would like to say a huge thank you to Pat.
Today in Year 1 we logged on to the Purple Mash site and some of us were able to log in using our user name and passwords.
We talked about staying safe on the games we use and completed a quiz identifying which responses are safe and which would be unsafe.
Some children worked with Mrs Guy to create e-Safety posters using a template from Purple Mash.
On Tuesday, our Boys B Team footballers were able to continue their very impressive start to the new season. We played some very impressive football in both games, leaving with six points out of six. Some excellent team goals once again means that we are sitting in a very comfortable league position going into the Christmas break. Well done to all the boys involved.
Yesterday, we were so lucky to have a visit from John Grieves who is an author who used to be a pupil at our school! Reception, Year One and Year Two enjoyed listening to John’s fantastic story called ‘Sofia Lilly Rose and her Magical Prose’. The children had lots of fun guessing rhyming words in the book, guessing different accents and giggling along as he wore different hats. The children particularly enjoyed the ‘Fly Story’. There were lots of smiling happy faces! We would like to say a huge thank you to John from all of the children at St. Aloysius.
Year 3 visited the Centre For Life and had an amazing time. There was lots to do and the children were all very busy from the beginning of the day to the very end. They all explored the many activities in the Curiosity Zone and the Brain Zone. There was even a toilet that was actually a drinking fountain and lots of the children were very keen to give this a try! They were fascinated by all of the robots on display in the Robot exhibit and were able to interact with some of them. That was fun! The children enjoyed the Science Show and their visit to the Planetarium was out of this world! The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop where they all made their own fossil to bring home!
This week, we have been learning about Remembrance Day. All of the children have been learning about why we wear poppies and taking some quiet, reflective time to think about all of the soldiers who fought for our country during World War One and all of the soldiers who died. The children decided to show their respect by making a poppy using different resources such as wool, tissue paper and ribbon. They looked truly beautiful!