See the lovely photo of our new St Teresa’s Faith Team here
Continuing from last year – Giovanna & Sarah from 6W and Luis from 6F
New this year – Maddison, Lena K, Robin, Olivia, Eldana from 5D
Look out for the wonderful events the faith team organise and support over the next year. They will show their committment to our core values of Love, Trust, Teamwork and Ambition.
Thank you to to Mrs Eaden, for leading the Faith Team and encouraging them to share their faith with the whole school community.
What a fantastic day we had on Monday this week celebrating ‘Black History Month’! Firstly the weather was in our favour and the sun shone brightly. The carnival costumes were so colourful and absolutely amazing – the hard work parents and staff went to, to make this occasion so vibrant and fun for everone, was second to none!
We were delighted to have a steel band in school, who played for us outside, sharing their lovely music. Following this, children were able to take part in steel drum workshops and try these instruments out for themselves. They had great fun and the day went really well.
Last week, St. Teresa’s celebrated STEM week in style and the children had a fantastic week. Central to our theme was celebrating diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers, and four role models were chosen to really inspire the children. That spotlight was given to Hayat Sindi, Katherine Johnson, Maya Lim and Annie Easley, who are truly extraordinary figures in their fields and a real inspiration.
Throughout the week, the children learnt about these figures whilst also carrying out a huge variety of fun activities in Science, Design and Technology, Computing and Mathematics. It was wonderful to see so many children present their ideas and experiments so confidently at the annual Science Fair as well as amazing ingenuity, problem-solving skills, teamwork and resilience shown across such a wide variety of activities.
Over the last year, more than ever, we have seen how incredibly important the members of the STEM community are to the world and how much we all owe them. STEM week was a great way to celebrate their amazing work and encourage the children to go and change the world for the better.
It seems a while ago now but Year 3 enjoyed a great day learning about Romans and dressing up in their wonderful outfits! The photos below give a great example of how involved they were and the benefits of their experience! Dressing the part always helps to give them that extra bit of enthusiasm plus having a visitor to the school to enlarge on their topic. We wanted to share some of their beautiful photos with you.
Kaira, Annabel and Syena have shown exceptional dedication, teamwork and love by giving up lots of their lunchtimes to count the money we collected for the CCS during Lent and I’m delighted to say that we’ve raised £423.08!
Following our Lenten Collection for the Catholic Children’s Society, we are pleased to be able to show you the photo here of their representative Katie, receiving the money from our Faith in Action Group. The school also received a lovely thank you video from the Catholic Children’s Society too.
Please follow the link below to see a copy of the latest edition of the ‘Teresa Times’ – our very own newspaper written and edited by children in school.
The current edition is packed full of information that will educate, challenge and inspire us!
Please feel free to share the newspaper far and wide. We are just about to begin some exciting work to develop this kind of media with a school in Singapore and look forward to bringing you more news about this in the coming months!
The Faith in Action team have been learning the Hail Mary in British Sign Language. If you would like to have a go at learning this with your child/children, that would be fantastic. Just click on the link below to watch:
If you missed the talk and slide show via the Friend’s of St Teresa’s meeting by Kelly Hodgkins on Nutrition for Children, please do have a look through the slides below. These give lots of guidance on the importance of proper nutrition for children.
Please see the information for parents of children with autism Spectrum Disorder
M.A.P.S. flyer_2021 which maybe helpful to some parents.
We all know that everyone needs sleep. However, knowing the right about and how to promote better sleep for children is another matter. Please have a look at the slides below, Continue reading “The Importance of Sleep for Children!”
Please click here to see the World Book Day – Best Mask Challenge results!
Well done everyone for joining the challenge and making this a really fun day.
We just wanted to share a few photographs of the Year 1 children, who had a great day back at school. The children were really positive and eager to learn.
Click to see the Year 1’s in action here
St Joseph has always played a big part in the life of the Church and father of our Lord. This year is the 150th Anniversary of St Joseph being proclaimed as a patron of the Catholic Church. Please find out more by clicking the link below, to help understand why St Joseph listened to God and became such a wonderful father to Jesus.
We are on our Lenten journey which is coming up to half way now and Easter is fast approaching. We would ask you to look at The Catholic Children’s Society’s Lent Fundraising 2021 link below, to find out more and understand how this very important charity supports so many people in need. Our very own Dhiya from the Faith in Action Group talks to you about some ideas on how to raise money. Please take a look and see what you can do to help. Please bring in all donations following the Easter holidays. Thanking you for your commitment to helping those in need.
Please see here for information on Spring Term RE, which will enlighten you on what your children are studying. This also gives you some suggestions on how to enhance their understanding. Please also note the important dates shown for this half term.
FOST Events for the Autumn Term 2021:
Winter Ball/Disco – Friday 19th November – more information to follow.
Christmas Market – Sunday 12th December – more information to follow.
We are delighted to share with you the Teresa Times from September this year. See lots of news from children throughout the school. Click here Teresa Times September 2020
Our learning mantra of Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best (NED) is fundamental to what we do in school (before lockdown) and we celebrate special achievements in NED assembly once a week, where the winners were having a tea party with the Headteacher, getting hot chocolate and biscuit. However, during the pandemic, we have had to give the children a little bag with an individual hot chocolate and a small treat, instead, which is either posted out or handed to them if they are a key-worker’s child, in school.
We look forward to using the St Teresa’s NED mugs again in the near future, for our tea parties. These came 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. Thank you so much.
All information on pupils and parents is entered into our online system called SIMS, which is shared only with the London Borough of Merton. Once the initial information is entered by the school, taken from the Applicant’s Information Form, completed when applying for a place, it then becomes parents/carers responsibility to amend any details and update this system regularly. We recommend checking this every term. Continue reading “SIMS Parent App – for all parents to please sign up”