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Ponsbourne St Mary's C of E Primary School

Love to Learn, Learn to Love

WELCOME TO DISCOVERERS

Autumn Term 2017...

York 2017

We have had a great week in York and have learnt lots more about the Vikings. we visited the Jorvik Museum, Dig and made Viking ships, bread and shields. Whilst there we also had a guided tour of the Minster and visited the Railway Museum, Castle Museum and The Chocolate Experience. Walking on the City walls was  fun too. 

Summer Term 2017

Southend 2017

We say a sad goodbye to our lovely Year six children. They had a great day at Southend on their leavers' trip. Thank you to the FTS for paying for the coach. We wish them every happiness in their new schools

The Maya

Discoverers and their families have produced some excellent topic homework this term. I have never seen so many fantastic pyramids - and so many of them were edible! Thank you to everyone. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS

A very big thank you to our athletics team for winning the Mount Grace Athletics competition yesterday. What a brilliant performance. Well done all! 

Buddhism Week

We have been learning more about Buddhism this week. We were lucky to have a Buddhist visit the school and tell us about how she practices and give us an idea why she chose to become a Buddhist. We were invited to visit the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery to learn more about Buddhist traditions and beliefs. The children were able to give offerings of food to the Monks. 

 

Discoverers were invited to celebrate the launch of the Bishop of St Alban's Harvest Appeal at St Mary's school in May. The theme this year is 'beans' and the children were involved in lots of 'bean' activities, including a bean eating challenge and planting beans. 

 

Spring Term 2017

Thank you to Keilly Swift, the Managing Editor of First News, for visiting the class and telling us about her exciting job. .

Design and Technology (food)

Discoverers have been thinking about the type of scone their Mums would like best. and baking them. The results looked and smelt delicious. 

Young Voices 2017

A very big thank you to all our fantastic singers this year. They were brilliant ! Thank you to parents for your support with learning words and for coming along on the night. It was a great concert.

 

Autumn Term 2016

Cuffley Camp

Before Christmas, we had a great day out at Cuffley Camp. We tried mountain biking, shelter building and rock climbing.

Wellbeing  2016

Discoverers have been thinking about what makes us happy and feel calm. We attended a fruit workshop to learn more about our

'5 a day' . In addition,  we attended a 'Skip to be fit' workshop, which also covered 'Box to be fit'. This was great and it has been lovely to

see the children continuing their skipping at playtime. I can see real improvement in their skill and stamina already.

Design and Technology

Well done to all children for completing your moving vehicle. There have been lots of very exciting designs this year. 

PGL Liddington, October 2016

Many of the children reported that the Giant Swing was their favourite activity.

Year 5 had fun building a raft and floating it.  As it was such a lovely day, we didn't mind getting wet!

Year 6 enjoying the Leap of Faith at PGL in Liddington.  Everyone was very brave..

Baking cakes to raise money for the Bishop's Harvest Appeal.. Money raised will help build provide clean water for rural areas in Madagascar.  Well done Discoverers.

 In Discoverers, children have been learning to recite 'The Key', a story by Pie Corbett.. They have put actions to it and  this will help them to create their own fantastic stories. ...

Summer Term 2016

Geography Week

We visited the Great Woods in Cuffley to practise map skills. We used a map to find 'treasure' (jigsaw pieces). We thought about the trees and plants in the environment. During the week we created plan views of the school and learnt how to use 6-figure grid references on Ordnance Survey maps. 

Battle of Britain

Children have been enjoying the artefacts  in school. We visited the Imperial War Museum Duxford and attended an excellent workshop about the Battle of Britain.

Autumn Term 2015

RE Week November 2016.

We have been learning about Sikhism this week. We visited a Gurdwara in Hitchin, where we found out more about the Sikh faith. We were made extremely welcome and given snacks and drinks  in the langar. 

A Trip to Parliament

 

Many thanks to the Education team at the Houses of Parliament. We really enjoyed our tour and have learnt lots about democracy. We also went to see Downing Street and the Cenotaph. 

 

A Viking Adventure

We had a  great week in York, visiting Jorvik and Dig to find out about the Vikings. We also visited the Minster, the Railway Museum, Clifford's Tower, the Shambles and walked on the city walls. Travelling on the train was an adventure, enjoyed by all. At the Youth Hostel we made Viking bread, shields and  stained glass windows. 

 

 

 

 

Joy of Reading Trip

Its always great to hear an author speak and tell us what inspires them. This year's event was very enjoyable.