Please make sure you adhere to the school’s uniform policy. At St Paul’s we are very proud of our smart uniform. Over the last few weeks I have noticed that some children are wearing boots or trainers to school. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct footwear and is looking smart as they come into school. Thank you for your help in this matter.
You may remember some of the children worked with Mrs Brown last year to write a book about the story of St Paul to support the launch of our new vision. We are now ready to publish the book and use it in school. If any parents are able to help with the production of the book please let Mrs Cresswell know.
As you will know we are working hard to ensure all children have good attendance at school. Any authorised absence should be requested using the Leave of Absence Request Form which can be found on our website under the parents tab.
Please make sure your child has the correct kit in school each week. Children are not able to participate in PE lessons if they do not have their PE kit. If your child has pierced ears earrings will need to be removed before a lesson, and please make sure your child is able to remove their earrings independently. If your child has recently had their ears pierced they will need to have tape in school to cover their earrings and a letter should be sent to their class teacher explaining this.
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to inform you that Mrs Zmajkovic will be leaving St Paul’s on the 29th March.
Mrs Zmajkovic has been connected to St Paul’s for a number of years. Firstly, as a parent, then a volunteer helper, TA and finally as a wonderful School Business Manager.
We are so grateful for all her hard work, kindness, support and dedication over the last 12 years. We wish her the best of luck in her career going forward, and I know both staff and children will really miss her. Thank you so very much!
As part of their PSHE topic ‘Celebrating Differences’, Year 5 designed their own Anti-Racism ribbons to show that they respect and value everyone, no matter what their race, gender, culture or religious beliefs.
British Science Week
This week we have been celebrating British Science week and the theme of Connections.
Our week began with a Lego workshop for all children. The workshop investigated the main ways we stay connected to each other. The children identified means of communication, such as a telephone, a computer, an aeroplane, a boat and many other ideas which the children designed and created them in Lego®. The children placed their creations on a giant world map enabling them to re-connect the world.
The workshop encouraged the children to think about everyday technology and engineering challenges and got hands-on to solve them.
In our science lesson this week we explored the lives, achievements and legacies of a diverse range of individuals whose inventions and discoveries have affected all our lives:
❖ EYFS (Exploring the World): Elijah McCoy, who changed the railways for ever, making possible the long journeys that make the world today a little smaller!
❖ Year 1 (Materials): Lyda Newman, who patented the first modern-day hairbrush by moving away from animal fibres and towards purpose-centred approaches.
❖ Year 2 (Living Things and their Habitats): Charles Henry Turner, and his work on ways in which termite colonies respond individually and collectively to changes in their environments.
❖ Year 3 (Forces): Sarah Goode, whose understanding of the ways in which different forces act was behind her invention of the world’s first fold-up bed!
❖ Year 4: (Animals, including Humans): Marie Curie, the double-Nobel winner whose work with radioactivity expanded our knowledge and understanding of the structure of the human body.
❖ Year 5 (Space): Katherine Johnson, whose ground-breaking work leading a team of NASA computer programmers allowed the Apollo missions to land humans on the moon.
❖ Year 6 (Circulatory System): Charles Richard Drew, whose early attempts to study at medical school were thwarted by racist authorities – but who went on to save millions of loves by revolutionising how we collect, store, transport and use blood products.
If you would like to have some science fun at home then there are a range of activities and experiments you can do with the theme of ‘Connections’ here:
I’d love to see any experiments, activities or research you do!
Our Trip to Kew Gardens
First, we hopped off the coach and went in through the Elizabeth Gate. We felt very excited to explore the beautiful Kew gardens. Then we saw lots of green land and colourful flowers as we walked past crocuses and daffodils. We met our tour guides, Stella and Jane, who split us into groups. We went to the Temperate House where we looked at 2D and 3D shapes. We had to choose a flower or leaf to draw using different techniques like using our opposite hands and squinting to see what colours we could see (we weren’t allowed to use green). After that, we chose a flower and split up into groups of three and coloured the flower in with pastels. We were given wire and had to make three dimensional shapes inspired by the shapes of the plants. We really enjoyed it and wished we could have stayed longer. “I would definitely recommend it!” said Sam.
Sam, Evie and Violet - 3HP
The school’s Friday afternoon gardening club has been busy tidying up in our ‘Wild Garden’ and around the school.
We have made a ‘Bug Hotel’ to encourage wildlife into our space.
As you know from an email sent earlier this week we have a new school meals provider called Tayler Shaw. More information can be found in the Parents page of the website under School Lunches.
....and a reminder about Free School Meals. More information about how to apply for benefits related Free School Meals can be found on the Parentspage under School Lunchesor through Enfield Council's website by clicking here.
The Free School Meals form should be completed and returned to either the school office or emailed to email@example.com.
A Plea for Spare Uniform Donations
Our spare uniform stock has dwindled over the last few years and we would like to ask if any parents would be able to donate tights (any size), grey trouser bottoms (any size) and grey infant jogging bottoms (any size). Our thanks in advance.
Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) Easter 2023
Please find below the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) Easter 2023 poster. This is a DfE funded programme running in Enfield between 3rd – 6th April and 11th – 14th April 2023.
Children and Young People (reception to year 11) in receipt of benefits related free school meals can receive up to 4 days of free fun and food across Enfield. Each day will include a nutritious hot meal, snacks and a wide selection of activities ranging from football and swimming to filming and cooking.
There are 48 programmes running over Easter for families in receipt of benefits related free school meals (hafenfield.co.uk)