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BBC and St Helena School 500 word story competition

posted 15 Feb 2019, 07:53 by Website Admin   [ updated 15 Feb 2019, 07:53 ]

Last week saw the launch this year’s St Helena School 500 Word Competition. We hope that even more children than last year are inspired to put pen to paper and enter this competition. The St Helena 500 Word Competition is held alongside BBC Radio 2’s 500 word competition, which we encourage you to enter at the same time so you will have double the chance of winning a prize!

 For full details of what to do please visit 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00rfvk1

You can also download a fantastic resource pack to help you write your story.

https://global.oup.com/education/500-words/?region=uk

Stories for the St Helena competition must be returned to Mrs O’Brien by Monday 4th March. If you would like to enter the same story you will need to upload it to the BBC website at home with an adult.  Good Luck!


Tea making at Kendall - Chinese Multicultural week

posted 15 Feb 2019, 07:50 by Website Admin   [ updated 15 Feb 2019, 07:51 ]

Friday, Zhong Wang from the Manager of Essex’s China Educational Links and the Jiangsu Centre for Chinese Studies taught the children about the importance of ritual in tea making ceremonies in China. They looked at many different teas and tried some for themselves!

Kung Fu at Kendall!

posted 15 Feb 2019, 07:49 by Website Admin   [ updated 15 Feb 2019, 07:49 ]

On Wednesday, we welcomed martial arts instructor Martyn Morrison of Phoenix Freestyle Kung Fu who ,alongside Miss Tokley, led workshops in self-defence for Key Stage 2 pupils. The children showed excellent effort and discipline throughout the day, learning a few basic strikes, and kicks and blocks safely on the training shields. Martyn has recently returned from the world championships in China being ranked 5th in the world!

Welcome to Reverend Lorraine

posted 7 Feb 2019, 07:30 by Website Admin   [ updated 7 Feb 2019, 07:30 ]

We welcomed Reverend Lorraine at her official induction to the Parish of St Stephens on Sunday 3rd February at a wonderful service at the church. I know that she is very much looking forward to working with our school community and will be coming into school to take up her role on our Governing Body and lead worship in our assemblies. 

Multi-cultural week

posted 7 Feb 2019, 07:26 by Website Admin   [ updated 7 Feb 2019, 07:26 ]

During the week beginning 11th February we celebrate Spring Festival and Chinese New Year during our multi-cultural week. We have many Chinese activities taking place. Children will be taking part in various workshops and we launch on Monday with our much loved ‘Round-Robin’ day, where children in mixed age classes move around to each classroom and take part in different cultural activities led by the class teachers. There is also a special Chinese menu on Monday for the children to experience. 

LGBT 2019

posted 7 Feb 2019, 07:16 by Website Admin   [ updated 7 Feb 2019, 07:16 ]

This week the children have been  learning about LGBT history month. This year's theme for LGBT History Month is Peace which fits in perfectly with our Core Christian Values. On Monday the children received a visit from Tracy from Outhouse East who led them in workshops thinking about ‘What is love?’ The children also had some time to learn about different types of families and reflected that we all have different families but they are all special to us. In worship Mr Rodger spoke to the children about his family and we thought carefully about what equality means.  
Throughout the week the children have been learning about different aspects of equality, and the LGBT community, from art work and the significance of flags and symbols to how language can be a powerful tool for peace. Thursday afternoon (7th February) the children had an opportunity to share all of their learning in our special assembly.

Reading Raffle reminder

posted 1 Feb 2019, 07:44 by Website Admin   [ updated 1 Feb 2019, 07:45 ]

Please note the 5 times a week read now runs from Thursday to Thursday (instead of Friday to Friday) for children to be able to enter the ‘Reading Raffle’.  The raffle will still be included, as usual, in Friday’s Celebration Worships. 

Advance Notice

posted 1 Feb 2019, 07:41 by Website Admin   [ updated 1 Feb 2019, 07:41 ]

Book Week at Kendall will be Monday 4th to Friday 8th March.

Writing PIE and Mental Maths awards

posted 1 Feb 2019, 07:36 by Website Admin   [ updated 1 Feb 2019, 07:41 ]






Thank you to everyone who attended our Writing PIE – we received some very positive feedback. I hope that you found it useful. Please look out for more of our Parent Information Events (PIEs) coming up later in the year. Well done to all of those children who received Mental Maths Awards in assembly this morning. I know that many children have been working hard to meet their targets and this is a great way to celebrate their achievements.  

Year 5 Ancient Greek Day

posted 25 Jan 2019, 07:37 by Website Admin   [ updated 25 Jan 2019, 07:38 ]

On Thursday 24th January, 2019, Year 5 stepped back in time to become Ancient Greek slaves.  For this special day, our school hall was transformed into a Greek ‘Agora’ market place, where we became sculptors, doctors, and mosaic makers and were able to have a go at making wax tablets and wine vessels.  A great day was had by all!

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