Articles by: Mrs Thomas

76 days and 16 hours until Christmas

Thank you to everyone who has registered with Easyfundraising over the last few weeks. We now have 19 supporters and have raised £22.31 which is a great start. With Christmas around the corner, all those early online purchases could help towards our donation total. Copy the link and register […]

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carrot club…

As part of the lead up to next weeks Harvest Festival we have been looking at the Italian artist Arcimbaldo and his unusual and distinctive portraits using vegetables! Year 5 tried to recreate his unusual style by creating portraits in oil pastel – carrot noses, cabbage ears and cauliflower hair. […]

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Free money for St Andrews

Aside my teaching role at St Andrews, I have responsibility to fundraise for additional equipment and resources for the school. We’ve been successful so far in a number of grant applications which have enabled the school to invest in the Forest Schools project and buy equipment for the trim trail. […]

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Thank you

Thank you to all of you who contributed towards my mug and £25 voucher. I put the voucher towards a new camara. The idea is that I will be able to get some half decent photos of my children (if they will stay still long enough and both smile nicely […]

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Sea, sun and the SeaLife Centre

Year 1 have enjoyed a fabulous day at the Sealife Centre in Southend. We saw some amazing sea creatures, had lunch on the promenade by the sea and collected shells on the beach. As always the children were impeccably behaved, a real credit to our school. A few tired children (and […]

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Art week….progress so far

Yesterday we made sea creatures out of balloons and modroc and today the children have been decorating them. We intend to make the year 1 classroom look like an underwater habitat. Very messy and fun –  so far they are going swimmingly..!

First Aid for children

I have just spent a very informative Sunday morning with my daughter at the KeepaBeats First Aid course for children. She learnt about spotting hazards, choking, bleeding, broken bones, nose bleeds, recovery position, basic CPR…and lots more. They have more courses on the website if you are interested, so have […]

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spelling books

This week in Year 1 we are having a real emphasis on writing sentences correctly (full stops, capital letters, no capitals within words, finger spaces). As part of this, we feel the children would benefit from learning how to spell words that they come across frequently in their independent writing. […]

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Balloon rockets

We have had a good start to the week in year 1 so far. This afternoon we worked in groups on our science experiments and made balloon rockets that flew along zip wires. If you have a rainy weekend at home and want to make them you’ll need: balloons, string, straws, […]

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Help raise FREE money!

Has the Autumn weather made you think of booking a summer holiday? Have you started that early online Christmas shopping? Register online at Then just remember to click to make a donation every time you shop and make money for our school at no cost to you! Free […]

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