I hope you all had a good Coronation weekend last week. You will see in this newsletter how much the children enjoyed our celebrations at school.
The Coronation service at Westminster Abbey reflected the Monarch’s current and future role, while being rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry. One focus throughout the service was how King Charles III will serve all religions and people.
In school, we have been thinking about the theme of service to others. This was reflected in our whole school church service, led by Father Daniel on 5th May. When we serve others, we look outside ourselves, and seek to value each other. The children have thought about having a positive impact on someone else’s life and how it can bring the feeling of fulfilment and happiness.
With best wishes
Despite the showers, and our ‘street party’ having to be held indoors we all enjoyed celebrating the coronation of King Charles III. Thank you to the FOSPS for their generosity in providing a special cupcake for the children during the party and a commemorative coin to take home.
Following a lesson about the coronation of King Charles III, Reception had the opportunity to: create their own Union Jack flags, make their own crown and write a list of items they need for a street party.
The children thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and joining in with the street party.
In 1NP we learned about the coronation and the members of the Royal Family. We made crowns ready for our party and did a collage of King Charles using London landmarks to keep as a memory.
...and 1SA said that they enjoyed painting Union Jacks on tiles using our finger prints!
Then, they went to the hall to celebrate a street party to commemorate the coronation of our new king.
They even had some yummy coronation cupcakes!
At school, we were all really excited to decorate our tiles and felt happy to think about the new King and his (hopefully) long reign to come. “I liked how peaceful and relaxed it was when we were painting them,” said Ellie.
“It wasn’t hard to choose a design because I really wanted to do the crown!” Oliver added.
Sebi, William, Oliver and Ellie were all lucky enough to also go to the celebrations in London. “When I was in the crowds, I felt really happy to be there and I saw the flypast!” said William.
“It was really impressive. I would like to know how they get the coloured smoke to come out. It was a once in a lifetime experience,” said Sebi.
The tiles will be a lovely reminder of an amazing occasion.
Sebi, William, Oliver and Ellie (3HP)
We designed a ceramic tile to commemorate the King's coronation and painted them with acrylic paints to make them bright and attractive. We looked at the role of the king and what a coronation actually is and also did some activities, including a wordsearch, relating to the coronation. We definitely enjoyed the afternoon tea in the hall too!
Following the coronation of King Charles III, year 6 thoroughly enjoyed painting their tiles to commemorate the day.
FOSPS Coronation Challenge
As you will know, school budgets continue to be stretched at the moment. We are very fortunate at St Paul’s to have the FOSPS who do such a wonderful job of fundraising for us. Already this year the FOSPS have purchased a new sound system for the hall, picnic benches for the playground and have commissioned a history timeline as part of wall art to be displayed in the corridor. Please encourage your child to take part in the Coronation Challenge where they can choose their own way of raising some money for the school. This could be through a sponsored event, cake sale or any other way they can think of. More information can be found in the FOSPS part of this newsletter or in the FOSPS section of the website.
Year 5 Tolmers trip
Year 5 had an amazing time on their overnight stay at Tolmers Scout Camp and Activity Centre.
Reading at home
As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together. Please be encouraged to support your child by reading with them each day. With the upcoming Year 1 Phonics Screening Check it is essential they are having the opportunity to consolidate what they are learning in school.
Well done Year 6
Well done to all of the year 6 children who took their SATs tests last week. Thank you to all the staff who have worked so hard in preparing the children for their assessments. The children should be proud for trying their very best and showing resilience and determination as some elements of the tests were quite tricky. They all enjoyed a well-deserved ice-cream at the end of the week!
This week and next, our Year 2 children are doing their end of Year 2 SATs tests. We are sure that they will do very well. Good luck Year 2!
Year 6 School Journey
Year 6 will travel to Bournemouth next Monday for their school journey. Thank you to Miss Patsalis for all her time and hard work when organising the trip. I will be joining Year 6 from Monday to Wednesday. Mrs Hawting will be in charge at school on Monday, Miss Mann will be in school on Tuesday and Wednesday. We hope the sun shines during the trip!
OWL (Online Watch Link) is the main way that police are now communicating with their residents in Haringey and Enfield so they are looking to get as many people signed up as possible so that they can get crime prevention messages, crime stats, police meeting dates etc to as many people as possible. It's also a website for people to start running their own neighbourhood watches to help increase alertness to any suspicious behaviour in their areas.