Thank you! Thank you to everyone who supported our World Book Day celebrations. The children really enjoyed sharing stories with friends from other classes, listening to the stories teachers shared across the school and choosing books from our pop-up stall to share at home. Thank you, parents, for supporting our week and for sending books in to school to pass on.
The School Council had a hard task this afternoon trying to select winners for the anti-bullying poster competition. They were very impressed with the quality of entries and wanted to thank everyone for their hard work. A selection of some of the posters that they were particularly impressed with will be on display tomorrow in the dining room throughout the day for children to view.
Next week is anti-bullying week. This year’s theme is ‘Choose Respect’. For your English homework this week, we would like you to design a new anti-bullying poster to inform people about bullying and how at school we ‘Choose Respect’ instead of treating people badly.
It must include a short definition of what bullying is and reflect this year’s theme of ‘Choose Respect’.
Please hand in your poster on Wednesday 14th November 2018.
Further information about this competition please see the document below.
After our Harvest Festival, we were lucky enough to be given a tour of the Vineyard Church that received our Harvest donations. We heard first-hand about some of the incredible work they do in the local community. We were particularly impressed by the size of the auditorium and the music equipment – it felt a bit like a cinema!
Every Monday and Wednesday they provide food and essential items for lots of people who need it most. Their produce is set out like it would be in a shop and they let people choose which items they need. They were really organized with how they keep track of all the donations they receive in their warehouse.
They also help people who come in by listening to them and give them advice about life skills like talking to them about managing their money better.
The project they run is called ‘Feed’ but they also have another project called ‘KIT’ which provides things for children including, buggies, cots, toys and clothes.
Most people involved are volunteers – which means they don’t even get paid – which is really wonderful. We felt that they were really living how Jesus encourages us to live. We also felt proud that as a school we had helped so many people through our Harvest donations.
Children from Year 3, 4 and 5 have been elected by their classes to join the head and deputy head boys and girls to represent pupils on the School Council.
In their first meeting, they decided on the Council’s aims which are: to make the school a better place; to listen to pupils’ ideas and act on them; to be modal pupils; and to create a happy learning environment.
So far they have began work organizing this years’ Children in Need fundraising event, started collecting for the Royal British Legion by selling poppies across the school, discussed future fundraising events such as ‘Red Nose Day’ and a ‘Be Bright’ Cafod celebration as well as registering for an Eco Schools Award to encourage the whole school community to think more carefully about how we are caring for our planet.
Look out for the School Council information board in school where you can find out who all of your representatives are and some of the ways they are making the school a better place.
Tomorrow a number of our children will be competing in the Hertfordshire Cross Country Championship at Westminster Lodge. Oliver J and Roisin G will compete in the Year 6 race and Benjamin C and Natalie W will compete in the Year 5 race. These children have been put forward by the school for their outstanding commitment to Cross Country both in and out of school. We wish them all the best of luck.
School Games Indoor Athletics
On Monday St Adrian’s took 22 budding athletes to the annual Indoor Athletics Competition. In the past St Adrian’s have done well in this competition so the pressure was on for the Year 5 and Year 6 children who took part. This competition consists of 16 schools battling for 6 places to represent St Albans at the district final. The program of events included Sprints, long distance runs, obstacle races, long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, chest push, javelin and speed bounce. With our athletics putting their skills into action on the track and field it is an intense afternoon of sport, with the results published 24 hours after the event. After being questioned continuously since Tuesday morning the results are now in…….. I can confirm that St Adrian’s are through to the District Finals! HOORAY! I would like thank you to all of your children for this year’s qualifiers . It was great to see such good sportsmanship and enjoyment . The children were a credit to our school. The District Finals will take place on Thursday 27th February at University of Hertfordshire, details will follow shortly.
Spring PE Events
In addition to these Sporting Events there will be a number of Netball and Football fixtures taking place during the term which will appear via the website on the Sports Calendar. Thank you for your continued support in transporting children to and from these events.
Monday 27th January 13:30 – 16:30
Year 5 / 6
Tuesday 25th February
Thursday 12th March 15:30 – 16:30
Tuesday 24th March 09:00 – 15:30
Year 5 / 6
School PE KitThe school uniform is a simple and practical one which is intended to keep the children looking smart but at the same time enabling them a good degree of movement. This is obviously important during PE. The school PE kit consists of St Adrian’s crested PE T- shirt, blue shorts, black/navy tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirt, and trainers in a drawstring bag. This kit should be in school for the entire week for all PE lessons that may take place. Proper trainers are also required for outside PE and games to ensure the children have the correct foot support when taking part in the physical activity. A reminder that jewellery should be removed for PE and long hair must be tied back. As from Monday 13th January, pupils who do not have the correct PE kit in school for PE lessons will receive a letter home to parents/carers as a gentle reminder. We ask that you support the school in maintaining our uniform standards. Thank you.