The last club of the year has now finished. Craft Club is over until next term but look at what the children have achieved with their newly learnt needle felting skills!
Tim, Mrs Cook's son, visited us today with his drum kit and entertained us with rhythms from around the world.
Guess what we found out this morning?
The suspense was definitely beginning to tell here at St. Matthias! However, Miss Tomlin visited us this morning to let us know the outcome of the well-dressing - and brought our GOLD certificate to present in our Celebration Assembly.
Well done to everyone!
Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of VE Day
We learnt a lot about VE (Victory in Europe) Day this morning as we began our celebrations for the 70th anniversary.
This afternoon we all took part in a special tea party to celebrate in style - with jam sandwiches and a slice of swiss roll! We followed this up by heading to the hall for a 2 minute silence at 3pm.
Thank you to Mrs Hodgkins for taking the time to write the powerpoint below.
The Well-Dressing is finished! Mrs Cullerne and Year 6 took all our work up to Lord Sandys' Spout this morning and decorated it.
Have a look and see what you think!
Don't forget the visitors to the wells and spouts this year have to vote online for their favourite one.
Here's the email address to do this: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Cullerne has been busy collecting all the contributions for the well-dressing and they are amazing! Have a look!
In addition, Years 3 and 4 have created two pyramids. One represents the River Nile in Egypt and the other the River Severn in England.
Have a look and see if you can work out which is which.
Every year different community groups in Malvern volunteer to decorate one of the many wells and spouts around Malvern over the May Bank holiday weekend. And – every year for the last three years we have volunteered to decorate Lord Sandy’s Spout, near the Rugby Club. We have great fun doing this and lots of children and adults in school get very excited about helping. Mrs Tomlin from St. Matthias Church puts our name down on the list of volunteers and then Mrs Cullerne co-ordinates the project with help from Year 6 to do the actual decorating. This year the theme is “Water of Life.”
Everywhere I go in school I am seeing fish, and rivers and blue floaty things made out of material! I can’t wait to see what Mrs Cullerne and Year 6 will make out of it all. Our Spout will be decorated on Friday this week and the wells and spouts will remain decorated all weekend and for most of next week. Do try and visit our well if you can and see for yourselves the lovely work our children have created.
This year it is the visitors to the wells who will vote for their favourite wells. This is a bit of a problem for us as our well is a bit off the beaten track. So, for our children to receive the credit they deserve, we really need you all to visit our well over the weekend and then to vote for it by emailing email@example.com
One of the other things that impressed me recently was the emotion stones painted by the children who work with Mrs Taylor. My favourite was the angry face. It really did look fierce.
I often get very excited about things I see happening in school and sometimes the Thursday newsletter when I can tell everyone seems so far away!
So, I have come up with a solution.
I am going to write a special Head’s Blog about all these things and it’s going to be on the very front page of our website. This means that if I see something fab on a Monday, a Tuesday, a Wednesday or a Friday I can immediately put it on the Head’s Blog so everyone can read it and keep up to date in real time.
Just today I listened to a great assembly by Mrs Rowe and Year 3 on the general election. Mrs Rowe talked to us about her powerpoint, included below. She had lots of questions;
1.What are the capital cities of the countries that make up Great Britain?
2.What was the name of the building, where was it and what happens inside it?
3. Who were the people in the photographs?
I was very pleased to find out that between us, we were able to answer all of them. Tyler could even tell us the name of another party leader and Year 6 could tell us that ???? was the Leader of the Opposition. Who was that?
I particularly liked listening to the manifestoes written by Emily, Halle, Charlie and Freya. I can’t wait to hear what everyone else would do if they were Prime Minister.