Everyone in St Andrew’s House enjoyed their rewards for collecting the most house points last term. They enjoyed wearing blue, yummy treats and the playground to themselves for extra break time. House Captain Jake even made it back from illness today to lead his team in their celebrations. Thank you blue team for your impeccable manners today too.
Happy New Year 2022
We hope you have all had a lovely break and are now ready for the new term and the exciting learning journey ahead. Well done to everyone who arrived READY & RESPECTFUL on our first day back. It is going to be another amazing term by the look of it.
Lots of schools are wearing Christmas Jumpers today to raise money for Save the Children. But how many school children did a full Wake Up Shake Up workout at 8.30am wearing their jumpers? Only @ St Teresa’s! Well done everyone and thanks for all the charity donations. Remember Wake Up Shake Up runs every Friday from 8.30am, come along, be active to some awesome tunes and start the day the healthy way. #StTeresasproud.
We started Advent in school today with a beautiful Advent Mass. We welcomed Fr Pawel and Y6 led the Mass reverently. As well as enjoying working together to make snow people on our field, we also took time to change our class prayer areas to show: purple, Advent, preparing, hope and joy.
Well done to all our pupils who have worked so hard this week! Today we focused our certificates around Anti-Bullying and celebrated pupil’s acts of kindness that they have done this week.
After a week of writing manifestos, hustings, campaigning and holding democratic elections, the results are in!
Our Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl counted and recorded all votes on Monday 20th September. 8 new House Captains and 14 new School Council Members were voted in. Congratulations to the new Electees!
Click here to read the letter to the new members of our democratic school council. You will see there is lots to do as they become a very active and responsible part of the Leadership Team at St Teresa’s.
Pupils at the Polling Station
Our Day in Paris!
Passport ready, we all took off (virtually) for Paris on Thursday. Children enjoyed having their passport stamped for different opportunities to learn about the Capital city, improve their French, study the artist Claude Monet and much more. They also visited a French café where they were able to sample a range of French foods. Throughout the day, pupils read French books and took part in a whole school art project based on ‘Water Garden’ by Monet. At lunch time we even held our very own Tour de France cycle event! Well done to the Bikability pupils in Year 4 and Year 5 who took part!
Maths on the Move
Pupils in Year 3, 4 and 5 have been participating in a fun and exciting maths programme called ‘Maths on the Move’ which is delivered by RB Gym & Sport. This is a unique and innovative programme that uses the concept of physically active learning to enhance children’s confidence and attainment in maths. The programme covers all learning outcomes of the maths curriculum for KS2.
Pupils are actively engaged in the sessions and look forward to the challenges each week.
Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 1-7 February 2021
I am proud to say that as a school community we will be taking part in Children’s Mental Health Week. While we cannot all be together in the way that we would like, we have taken time to plan activities and events to promote and mark this week that we hope families and staff will enjoy. The theme this year is ‘Express Yourself’ and we will be encouraging our pupils, staff, parents and wider school community to explore the different ways that we can express ourselves and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas. Working at home means children’s mental health has never been more important. We will focus on this in school.
Inside out day – Tuesday 2nd February
This day reminds young people to be kind always and think of others, as no one knows how someone is feeling inside. On Inside Out Day everyone can wear an item of clothing inside out. Children coming to school can wear their own clothes with 1 or more items inside out! For everyone at home, join the virtual meeting online with your class to talk about your inside out clothing and inside feelings.
Wellbeing Wednesday – Wednesday 3rd February
In support of Children’s Mental Health Week, we will be having a wellbeing day on Wednesday. On this day there will be no live lessons and we are encouraging pupils to have a screen free day. Various resources will be shared with your child to support this event.
We will be taking part in many activities throughout the week as listed on this website: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/
Here are other things we would like parents to get involved in:
Miles of smiles
The Museum of Happiness is building a ‘Mile of Smiles’ made up of 1,760 community stories, photos and happy memories of things we feel grateful for. The intention is to connect, spread some smiles and share the power of gratitude, at what is a tough time for the whole world.
Take a photo of something that you are grateful for, or draw a picture, then take a photo. Send them to your class email address, or to google classroom with a message saying ‘I am grateful for…’ and, if you wish you can upload it to Social Media with this tag: Let’s create a Mile of Smiles and make it a kinder, happier world together! I nominate NAME. #milesofsmiles @museumhappiness. Don’t forget to tag us on Twitter @StTeresasWV4
(If you are sharing on social media please do not include any face shots if you are under 16.) We will create a chain of smiles around our school, I wonder if we can make it stretch around the entire hall? Which class will have the longest chain?
Your class teacher is going to tell you about a project that you can get involved in as a family at home or together with your classmates in school. Look out for information about the project they choose for your year group. The idea is that we want to encourage family learning and creativity and then see and share what you have made.
Random Acts of Kindness
We are challenging all parents, teachers and staff to do 1 act of kindness for someone else this week to brighten their day! Let us know what you have been up to at home with Random Acts of Kindness by texting, emailing or messaging us on Twitter @StTeresasWV4
Wow everyone! We achieved 100% attendance on the 10th & 11th December, this is incredible!
Children were treated to an early Christmas present to celebrate our amazing attendance.
This is the first time this year for 100% but it won’t be the last. Keep coming to school on time every day unless you are unwell. We are so proud of St Teresa’s.