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Loreto Highlights Update - 6th November 2020
His Excellency The Governor of Gibraltar

On Thursday 5th November, His Excellency, The Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE, visited Loreto Convent School.

The Governor was met at the main entrance by Mrs Napoli – Head teacher, who welcomed Vice Admiral  Steel to the school.  This was a low key visit due to all the Covid safety measures that are in place.

Arriving in the old part of the school, His Excellency was keen to hear about the history of the beautiful building as he passed through the cloister adjacent to the Palm Tree Playground and our black and white corridor where he looked inwards to a Science lesson being taught by Mrs Garner.   Making their way up to the school chapel, Lieutenant General Steel commented on how remarkable and wonderful the chapel is for the pupils.  
Stopping off, and socially distanced in the computer suite, Mr Devincenzi-Clemens talked about the digital curriculum, school development in coding and robotics, and the work to obtain a sponsor for a purpose-built Maker Space for the children to encounter engineering and robotics, using 3D printers as part of the design and manufacturing process.  His Excellency was impressed with the design and manufacturing lesson being taught to year 6 pupils, especially how the 3D printer worked.  He commented on how these would radicalise the 'Stores' departments onboard Navy vessels where space is at a premium.  He was even able to offer a 3D design competition for the Year 6 pupils, we'll wait to see what the prize will be!?

The Governor then visited other areas of the school as he toured the building with Mrs Napoli, visiting a year 6 class where the children recited a wonderful poem.  The next port of call was the playground where Ms Sciacaluga and Mrs Simpson's Music class performed body percussion to His Excellency, which he was amazed with the pupils keeping timing and rhythm to portray the song.   Year 4 then gave a sneak preview of our Christmas dance performance which has been choregraphed by Mr McGibney. 

A brief, albeit snap shot of the school, His Excellency then signed the visitor’s book as he departed from the school.
We thank His Excellency for coming up to the school and we look forward to speaking to him again when he announces his competition winner!

Faith Diary
As we all know ‘procrastination is the thief of time’, and putting things off till it is too late can have dire consequences in all walks of life. 
This Sunday’s Gospel reminds us that as Christians, we must keep the flame of our faith burning at all times, and not allow it to go out for lack of spiritual fue
Bounce That Ball!
Reception have been learning about Basketball 🏀.  They’ve been learning about the rule “Travelling” and how practicing a skill will help you to get better.
Parent's Weekly Focus - Video Chat and Webcams
This week's online safety focus for parents is looking at video chat and webcams.  Live video chat and streaming has become a common way for people to connect, communicate and share their ideas and experiences online.  Here are some tips to help keep everyone safe online!
Sport News
Y6 have started their new topic for PE...Basketball! 🏀
They did brilliantly when shooting in the higher nets and have been working on shooting under pressure.
First School's Gold Book
This week who has been awarded certificates and gold pencils for their recognition of hard work, excellent effort and more.
Magical Poems
Year 2 have written some marvellous Magic Box poems we used The Magic Box by Kit Wright as our inspiration.  
Library Update
Our Library Prefects Nico and Victoria have been busy this week with the following awards:
Loreto Library is on Facebook
Remembrance Sunday
A busy week - we have talked about the meaning of the poppy for Remembrance Sunday and are learning our number bonds to 9 and 10.
Sensory Session
Foundation stage 1 are collecting leaves for a sensory bag which they will use in their lesson.
Celtic Times
As part of our history topic we have been learning about Queen Boudica and how she led a revolt against the Romans. She was a very brave Celtic warrior!
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