St George’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit Picture

A message from St George’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit to say ‘Thank you so much to the children of St Teresa’s Primary School for the beautiful poster, which is up in our intensive care unit and is brightening up our day.  It will continue doing that every day from now on!  ‘It’s beautiful’ say the Nurses and Doctors of our unit.  They send their love and ask you all to stay safe.

Maths Workshops for Parents

Firstly, a massive thank you to parents for attending these very successful Maths Workshops.  We do hope they have helped you to better understand the teaching of Maths in school, enabling you to know more about your child’s learning and assist when necessary, with their homework.  With the parents and school working together this makes for an improved learning experience all round.

Our NED Learning Mantra!

Lovely NED mugs!

Our learning mantra of Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best (NED) is fundamental to what we do in school and we celebrate special achievements in NED assembly once a week, where the winners have a tea party with myself after assembly. 

We were humbled to receive a fine set of very special St Teresa’s NED mugs for our tea parties from Gracie, Giovanna and Manuela, who donated some of their birthday money to pay for them!

Acts of random kindness like these, are such a great feature of our school and the values we share.  I am sure that you will join me in thanking the family for their kindness and generosity.

 

Early Years Light and Dark Topic

The Reception and Nursery children really enjoyed a visit to the onsite Planetarium in the school last week.  This enhanced their learning and understanding of the stars and universe around us.

The photographs are of the Nursery children outside the dome!

St Teresa’s staff aid Deanery learning!

Teachers from St Teresa’s spearhead English, Maths and Science leadership across the Merton Deanery and we were delighted to welcome 12 teachers from other Deanery schools who observed modelled lessons teaching spelling, punctuation and grammar on Thursday last week.  A very special thanks to Mrs Bimson and Mrs Aransiola for their organisation and time.

Nursery Topic Launch – Light & Dark

 

Those of you who read the Wimbledon Times, may wish to look out for an article on our Nursery, over the next few weeks, as they launched their ‘Light and Dark’ topic last week.

Parents and children enjoyed exploring creative and scientific activities around the class book ‘Pete the Cat, out of this World’. 

Shared times such as these are so important for our community and I would like to thank the Nursery team for their hard work.

 

The Reading Lab

‘The Reading Lab’ was launched  last week and author Louie Stowell visited the school, sharing her amazing new book with Y1 – Y5, ‘The Dragon in the Library’.

Parents will now be able to visit the Reading Lab with their children on the following days each week, from 3.20pm to 4.15pm.  Please note the day for your child’s year group:

Monday: Reception & Y1; Tuesday: Y2 & Y3; Wednesday: Y4; Thursday: Y5 and Friday: Y6.

Blessings from Canon Tom at our New Term Mass

A big thank you to Canon Tom for blessing the members of the recently formed ‘Faith in Action’ and ‘Faith Formation’ Groups, at our new term Mass.  These teams are led by Mrs Sharkey and Mrs Eaden and they are truly showing our staff and pupils what a real difference it makes by ‘living out their faith’.  Keep up the good work!

SIMS Parent App – for all parents

Do you have the School Information Management System Parent App on your phone yet?  Please make sure this is updated each term, with your correct contact details and child’s information.  Even if there are no changes, please just confirm the details are still correct.  If you do not have the app please contact the school office and we will assist you.  Thank you.


   

ParentGym classes for Parents!

This is a testimonial from one of the parents who attended the course held in school in the Autumn Term. We received lots of these with similar messages!  Our next sessions will start in January, so look out for more news on dates and times.  Why not try the ‘taster session’ next term, to see if you like it?

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