Friday 27th March, 2015
It’s the last day of term and the children have worked so hard this term that they thoroughly deserved a very special Easter-themed house day. The whole school divided in to our 4 houses – Cuckmere, Rother, Medway and Teise. House days are always very popular with the children as each house group will have a range of children from each class. The children are encouraged to work together to build their problem solving skills, team building and turn taking. St Mary’s is always very proud to see how wonderfully the children mix together, with the older children gently supporting and encouraging the younger children.
There is, however, a fiercely competitive element between the houses, with each house focussing on scoring the highest number of house points by the end of the day. There were 4 activities for each house to complete to day – a ‘Round The Clock’ sports activity, run by our Sports Coach, Mr Dolton, an Easter Egg trail kindly provided and organised by our PTA, an Easter poem activity and making a giant Easter card to all the teachers from all the children.
While the children were enjoying working with Mr Dolton, our TAs, and the headteacher, the teachers were busy putting the finishing touches to an exciting new whole-school learning journey for terms 5&6. Our whole-school learning journeys are extremely successful and the plans in place for the next two terms will really help the children develop their writing skills and understanding of the world around them. Everyone is very excited about launching the Stunning Start when we get back after Easter!
Please have a look at the photographs below which show just how much fun the children had during this special house morning
This afternoon the children paraded in the sunshine up to St Mary’s church for the end of term Easter service. The children’s hats looked fantastic – really colourful and bright on this beautiful spring afternoon.
It was wonderful to see so many parents joining us to celebrate Easter. We all enjoyed a beautiful song from Oak class, prayers from Cherry, ‘Hot Cross Buns’ on the recorder by Larch and an incredible play depicting the Easter story by Y3, 4 & 5. Y5 children had directed the play and narrated and acted the main parts.
Rev. Julie ended the service with a blessing and wished everyone a very happy Easter. See you on 13th April for an exciting new term!
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