Last week the children at St Teresa’s had a visit from our good friend Dickie Wilkinson, who has been involved with the school for many years, in particular with our website and organising the Christmas window display, in Turners Window every year, and even a Queen’s Jubilee window earlier this year.
This time Dickie came in to tell us about a photographic Competition that he is leading on with Merton Council and it is called ‘Picturing Morden’ – What does Morden mean to you?
Mr Gallagher is has kindly offered to be the school liaison manager for this project, Continue reading “Picturing Morden – A Photography Competition!”
Year 2 are currently studying the topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’. A visit was organised from Mitcham Firefighters to help spark their learning about modern fire fighting equipment and comparing it to fire fighting equipment from 1666. As you can see from the photos below – the children found it very interesting and were fascinated by the clothing the Firefighters have to wear to protect themselves. they also learned about the different tasks that Firefighters have to deal with, other than just fires! The children really enjoyed seeing the fire engine so close up and watching the power of the water hose. This was great experience for all involved.
International Lego Day Jan 22
Thank you to all the children who entered the lego competition (and parents who helped to transport the wonderful creations to school). We are pleased to list the names of the children who won in each of the categories, as follows:-
Buttercup Nursery – Isla; Bluebell Nursery – Klaudia: Blossom Nursery – Martina;
Rec G -Marcel ; Rec W – Victoria; 1H Antonia ; 1WS – Tiago ; 2M – Lucian ; 2E – Ethan;
3P – Oliver P; 3H – Olivia; 4H – Tanino; 4G – Patrick; Y5: Tomip; 6W – Evie; 6F – Piotr;
Thank you so much and well done to everyone who took part – there were some absolutely fantastic designs and it was very hard for the teachers to choose a winner from each section. We definitely have some designers in the making! The FOST Team raised £70.00 from this event. Every little helps!
Please see our slideshow from the Crackers of Kindness appeal The Faith Team had a wonderful time singing for the residents of a local Care Home. Giving out the crackers and chatting to the residents – bringing such cheer to them all. As you can see it was a lovely day all round. Thank you to Mrs Eaden for organising this event and all the children who took part.
We would also like to thank the parents and children who made the crackers to enable our Faith Team to brighten so many people’s Advent.
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