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The Autumn term at St Edward’s has come to an end! Over the last four months, many, many children have created some fantastic pieces of work and represented themselves and their school to the best of their ability. We’re really proud of each and every one of them and we’re anticipating even greater things in the terms to come.
We would like to honour the achievements of some of the pupils who have covered themselves in glory at different points this term.
At the end of the week, each teacher chooses two children who have worked their hardest, performed beyond expectations and generally been a shining star.
We have also seen people working fantastically hard to improve their handwriting, making their work look more beautiful than ever. It’s been really gratifying to see such hard work and determination to improve; in recognition of this, here are the people who have earned their Pen Licences. Keep it up!
WRITER OF THE WEEK
One of the highest honours is the weekly recognition of one pupil from each year group who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve their writing. Not only have they met the success criteria for a piece of work – they have done it with flair, panache and a swaggering, flamboyant vocabulary that has delighted their target audience: their teacher.
Finally, entering the pantheon of greatness are those who have reached the highest echelons of achievement by obtaining the Gold Award. This is given for a level of meritorious, valorous, phenomenal behaviour beyond the expected standard. These children have met every challenge whole-heartedly and demonstrated the core values of our school in ways that we are incredibly proud of.
We are pleased to announce the genesis of the St Edwards Creative Writing Club! On Tuesday evenings, Miss Smith and Mr Groome are giving a group of Year 6 pupils the chance to express themselves creatively in different styles and genres of writing.
Last week, Year 3 went on a very exciting trip to Colchester Zoo. We learned a lot about different creatures, particularly those that live in the rainforest.
The children enjoyed seeing the vast array of animals and the habitats that have been created for them, from the ant colony and the creepy-crawlies in the Discovery Centre…
…to the elephant paddock and the tiger enclosure (feeding time was not for the faint-hearted).
It was a great day out. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who gave up their time to come with us!
St Edward’s has been celebrating a belated World Book Day with a visit from Tolu who showed us his new book, The Frog and his Dancing Shoes, and performed it for us.
Year 3 have been sharing their favourite books and characters with each other, talking about what makes a good book, and designing some of our own.
Year 3 staff dressed as trolls.
Let us know what your favourite books are!