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Weekly Update for 9th February 2024

Weekly Update for 9th February 2024

Lent 2024

Lent - the season of reflection and preparation for Easter starts in half term.  During the Lentern season we pray more, we fast and we give to others less fortunate than ourselves.  We'll be launching our Lentern fundraising when we come back from the half term break.  

This half term also marks the half way point of the school year!  How can that be!  We wish you all a lovely break this half term!  Rest! Family! Exercise! Laugh! Enjoy! 

 

God of goodness and mercy,

Hear my prayer as I begin this Lenten journey with you. Let me be honest with myself as I look into my heart and soul, noticing the times I turn away from you. Guide me as I humbly seek to repent and return to your love. May humility guide my efforts to be reconciled with you and live forever in your abundant grace. Transform me this Lent, heavenly Father. Give me the strength to commit myself to grow closer to you each day.

Amen.

 

 Attendance and Lateness for the week ending 2nd February

 

Well done to Loreto, Guadalupe, Cardigan, Doncaster, Knock and Walsingham children who have all achieved attendance over 96% this past week!

 

Design a Hounslow Recycling mascot!

  • Hounslow Council are commissioning a new film for schools about recycling in Hounslow and we need your help.
  • We would like you to design and draw a Hounslow recycling mascot. You can be as creative and colorful as you like, use your imagination!
  • Competition winner’s mascot will be used in the video that is shown in schools across the whole of Hounslow, on our website and in school specific resources.
  • There will also be special prizes for 3 runners up.
  • The deadline: 23.2.24. Please complete on blank paper and return to your class teacher.

 Our aim in Hounslow as part of our ‘No Time To Waste’ campaign is to recycle more, waste less, and increase the amount of stuff we reuse.  We want this message to be just as important in school as it is at home and in the community. Can your school recycle more, waste less, and increase the amount of stuff you reuse?  Can you incorporate this message in your design?  We can’t wait to see your creative ideas, maybe made up of a recycled object or two e.g., milk carton/ tin can or a recycling bin.

School Council Update

This half term, school councillors have been busy working together, discussing important issues within the school and representing their class’s opinions.

Recently, councillors have discussed the lunch dishes and suggested some changes to improve the menu.

Also, they have discussed their year groups Operation DIY skills sheet and as a class made alterations. Skills have been adapted to ensure they are appropriate for their ages. Councillors will share their new Operation DIY skills with their year groups after half term.

Well done councillors for your continued hard work and effort!

Young Voices 2024
Last week, the Year 5 and 6 choir members performed at Wembley Ovo Arena as part of the Young Voices Concert 2024. They sang a huge range of song as part of a mass choir of 5,000 children. There were whole host of live musicians, dancers, special guests and special effects to accompany them, which contributed to an incredible showcase of talent and musicality.

A huge congratulations to the participants who worked so hard on learning the musical repertoire and accompanying dance moves for this performance opportunity. You did St. Mary’s proud!

‘Young Voices was an amazing experience! When the lights went out and everyone’s torches were lit, it looked like there were stars sparkling all across the arena.’
Mariana

‘It was exhilarating! Singing and dancing was SO much fun’
Aramide

‘Absolutely incredible! I will never EVER regret spending a Tuesday lunchtime going to choir.’
Bella

‘I am so so happy I went! We had the best time.’
Leah

‘I am so proud of our singers! They really rose to the occasion’
Miss Burdett
Year 2 – Design and Technology - Creating healthy wraps
Throughout this half term, year 2 have been learning about what makes a balanced diet. They learnt about the five different food groups and how to have a balanced, healthy diet.

To consolidate their understanding of balanced diets, children planned their own recipe to create a healthy wrap based on a design brief. This involved them choosing a range of fruit, vegetables and dairy products to add in their wrap. The children created tasty wraps which they all thoroughly enjoyed.

Year 3 visit the Science Museum
On Wednesday, Doncaster and Ipswich classes visited the Science Museum in London. As part of our visit, we experimented with beat, melody and harmonies in The Power of Music interactive exhibition.

After this, we learnt what is needed to make a rocket fly; explored if a magnet can be switched off and what the word 'aerodynamic' means? This was part of the ‘Feel the Force’ workshop.

The final part of our trip was spent looking at how the coronavirus vaccine was developed. Here, we examined the different stages in its development and the artefacts collected on the way.