In the month of December all of the EcoVengers, some parents and some people from Woodcroft planted 250 tree saplings inside the fence by the school gates. As loads of cars drive past our school every day, this hedges will help stop the pollution coming into our school and will be really good for us.
Matthew and Niamh
Years 2 and 6
This week it has been Friendship Week at St Paul’s. It used to be called anti bullying week but it changed because friendship is nicer. The whole point is to learn to be a better friend and a better person.
The week started with Odd Socks Day. This was a chance for everyone to show that we are different and we are all unique. Our socks were different colours, some of us wore football socks and some of us wore one sock up and one sock down. But we also showed friendship as some of us swopped socks with each other to ensure that we all had odd socks.
Then we had Teamwork Tuesday. The eight St Paul’s sports captains organised games for the rest of the school for play and fun based on teamwork. We had a game called Human Knot, which is where we stand in a circle and form ourselves into knots which have to be untied. Other games included an assault course and a 3-legged race. All the year groups were teamed with a different year group which ensured that the older children were patient and looked after the younger children. Even though it was raining and cold, we all had fun together.
Well-being Wednesday followed where the whole school learnt about on-line safety. The talks were all targeted for different age groups and the Year 6 talk was about safety on all the different devices and social media that we would come across in secondary schools. St Paul’s was the first school that received this special Year 6 talk and we learnt how to make sure that we had all the right privacy settings on the most popular social media platforms. We were also taught how to recognise fake bios and how to ensure that any videos that we made did not reveal our own identity.
Today we attended a church service at St Paul’s which focussed on friendship. Father Daniel got over his message to us using his glove puppet, Father Bear, about Jesus being our main friend who is always with us and that He would forgive us if we were not friendly at all times with Him.
We think that this Friendship Week has been a massive benefit for us all and has been a great success. We in Year 6 are being prepared to leave the St Paul’s School bubble so that we can learn how to deal with what the future has for us.
Evelyn and Peter
Today a police officer called PC Louise came to talk to us about safety with fireworks. She told us that our parents should be the person lighting fireworks and they should stand an arm’s length away and we should watch them from still further away. Some fireworks can go up to 200 metres high but if they don’t appear to have caught alight at first, then we mustn’t go back to them in case they explode. At proper firework displays we would be told where to stand so that it is safe.
If we are playing with sparklers we should keep it at arm’s length and that we should wear gloves so that we don’t get burnt from a spark. She also told us not to carry fireworks in our pockets.
The police attend displays and they, the fire brigade and the ambulance service all work together to try and make fireworks safe for us. The police also try and find anybody who is being silly with fireworks and throwing them at people.
It was a very interesting talk and it was good to warn children from doing silly things.
We went to the Toy Museum yesterday. We went on the coach and it took an hour. When we got there a lady told us where everything was and put us into groups. First of all we went to a workshop. We played with toys and learnt how old they were and some more interesting facts. We then made a doll. We had a wooden peg and piece of fabric and we drew a face and hair. We then put the cloth round the peg and fixed it with an elastic band. We brought them back to school and we will take them home one day.
We then had lunch and afterwards we had to search for some toys in the museum. We had to say what our favourite toy was and then draw a picture. We saw lots of old toys made of wood, even a yo-yo. Our favourite toys were the teddy bears and the giant robot.
Today we have written a thank you letter to the lady at the museum.
Xavier and Rhiannon
RAISE MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR NAME TAGS AND LABELS
If you need to purchase name tags or stickers to identify your children’s clothes and belongings when they start at St Paul’s in September, then the school has an account with a company called mynametags.com. Every order placed will earn money for our school!
The clothes labels and stickers are extremely hardwearing and save a great deal of effort and potential lost property. Their iron-on nametags are machine washable and take 8-15 seconds to iron on. The stickers are dishwasher safe. You can also design your own labels and there is a huge variety of colours, fonts and pictures to choose from.
Please order online by going to www.MyNametags.com and entering the St Paul’s School ID 65744.