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PTAs Mother’s Day Gift Shop

posted 13 Mar 2020, 07:44 by Website Admin

Our Mother’s Day Gift shop will be held in the group room on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th March between 12-1pm. 

Book week Potato Character Winners!

posted 13 Mar 2020, 07:41 by Website Admin

Last Friday saw the “Great Potato Makeover” bringing our Book Week to a close. The volume and quality of the entries was absolutely phenomenal. The children all had an opportunity to visit our special exhibition during the afternoon and then parents and carers joined us after school to cast their votes too. In total a staggering 1990 votes were counted (and verified) and the winners were announced in worship on Monday. The winning entries from each class are as follows:-

EYFS Mila, Y1 Bella, Y2 Lilly, Y3 Moko, Y4 Layla , Y5 Sophie, Y6 Benito and in the adult category, Miss Hannah. 


Book Week 2020

posted 6 Mar 2020, 09:34 by Website Admin

What a busy week it has been! On Monday the children came to school dressed as a vast array of different book characters and enjoyed seeing each other’s costumes and guessing which books they were based on in our launch assembly.

Year 1 Visit to Abberton Reservoir

posted 6 Mar 2020, 09:30 by Website Admin

Year 1 were lucky enough to visit and explore Abberton Reservoir last Friday. The first activity that we took part in was a mini beast hunt. Everyone had a go at pond dipping and had fun identifying the creatures that they found. After lunch, we were quizzed on our knowledge of plants. Year 1 had some excellent answers and really impressed Charlotte, our tour guide, with their knowledge! We then had to identify different types of trees making sure we were looking closely at the shape of the leaves and other important clues. Finally, we made our own plant pots from newspaper and we planted seeds to bring back to school. Year 1 represented the school beautifully, showed many of Kendall’s core Christian values throughout the day and had a super time!

Going for Gold!

posted 28 Feb 2020, 10:28 by Website Admin

Our Eco-School Team proudly show off our RSPB Gold Award for all the work that the school does to help and experience nature! Well done to everyone who took part in the RSPB Challenge Forest School activities that helped us gain this award.

Year 4 Siege of Colchester Visit

posted 28 Feb 2020, 10:26 by Website Admin

On Wednesday 27th February, Year 4 visited Colchester to take a local history tour of the buildings and sites that were part of the Siege of Colchester in 1648.  Although it was a very cold day, the tour started our topic with amazing historical buildings that we could discover and imagine what would have happened there during the terrible Siege that devastated Colchester.

St Helena 500 Words 2020

posted 14 Feb 2020, 10:50 by Website Admin

It is that time of year again where we encourage our children to get creative and submit a 500 word short story for the BBC Radio 2 Short Story Competition! Please see the web-link below (or scan the QR code) which outlines key information, including dates, prizes and examples of stories. There is also a wealth of information on the BBC Radio 2 website - please take some time to look at this and encourage your child to participate. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4n1HgL2GFCWDmCtq9Sx5kKB/500-words-2020

The deadline for submitting stories online and for St Helena School entries is: Tuesday 25th February.  There are two age categories: 5-9 and 10-13 - Make sure the entries have the child's name, school and age. If you wish to enter the national competition, please do so online at home (as this requires parental permission). A panel of selected staff at St Helena School will be judging your entries. 

Year 2 Visit to Colchester Garrison

posted 10 Feb 2020, 10:20 by Website Admin

Year 2 spent an amazing morning with the British Army Band Colchester.  The children were introduced to all the different instruments in the band and took part in a Beat the Retreat Ceremony and marched alongside the band.  They were totally inspired by their visit that they made their own instruments and played them during our Forest School session in the afternoon.

LGBT+ History Week

posted 10 Feb 2020, 10:19 by Website Admin

This week we have been celebrating LGBT History Week at Kendall as part of LGBT History Month (which takes place every September). This year's theme was: Poetry, Prose and Plays. The week was kicked off with a special worship with Mr Rodger celebrating the differences between us all. Each class have then been looking at a different book throughout the week which challenges stereotypes and reinforces our Core Christian Values of Respect, Friendship and Peace. Some of the books the children have been looking at include: Perfectly Norman, Red Rockets & Rainbow Jelly and The Whisperer. The children have all really enjoyed learning about LGBT History and have produced some amazing work which you will be able to see displayed in the school hall from next week!

Year 3 Colchester Castle Visit

posted 31 Jan 2020, 06:28 by Website Admin

As part of our learning about the Romans in Colchester, Year 3 enjoyed a terrific trip to Colchester Castle this week. They particularly enjoyed the interactive Roman exhibits, including dressing up, building and chariot racing. Other highlights were the Roman jewellery, mosaics and, most excitingly, our story tour of the vaults down in the foundations of the Temple of Claudius.

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