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Loreto Highlights Update - 6th October 2022
Autumn
This week Year 1 read and enjoyed Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert, pupils used ideas from the story to create their own leaf characters.  The pupils used their imaginations, coming up with amazing and creative ideas!
Foundation Stage 2 have had fun this week learning about Autumn. Pupils learnt about hibernation and painted their own hedgehog with a wooden folk to give their hedgehog spikes! 
Saint Francis
This week Year 2 have listened to the story of Saint Francis. Saint Francis takes care of the animals. 
Tuckshop Times!
This week our Year 6 pupils commenced their house duties serving in and maintaining the Upper Primary Tuck Shop.  The pupils are working within their houses in teams of four, taking it in turns to attend to their customers, adding the cost of products together and  then working out the change, all good practice for their quick mental maths skills!
The Romans Are Coming!
Year 3 have been learning about the importance of the Roman army. The pupils have looked at their armour, training techniques, and defensive formations. The pupils also looked at some photos of the first roads that the Romans built in Britain.
September's Sports Stars
 
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Library Awards
Our Mr Reader awards scheme is well underway, and pupils have been reading their library books at home and during lunchtimes.  Well done to the following pupils who have had their certificates presented by our Library Prefects.
Year 2
Eleanor Allen                                           Starter Badge
Year 4
Matthew Scott                                         3rd Reader Badge
Tyler Azzopardi                                       No.4 Badge
Year 5
Grace Humphreys                                   3rd Reader Badge
Year 6
Isabelle Tabou-Perry                               Starter Badge
Romi Wagner                                          No. 3 Badge


 
Electrifying
Year 6 pupils use the electrical equipment to construct parallel circuits. They found out that our homes and places of work are wired as parallel circuits and not as series (simple) circuits. 
Lower Primary exploring how to use a variety of balls in their P.E. lessons this week.
Traffic Free Champions
Our Traffic Free Tuesday champions continue to spread awareness of the benefits of ditching the car by walking to school as a group every Tuesday. We are looking for parent volunteers to help with a walking group on Tuesdays from town and/or the border. Please get in touch with us if this is something you wish to get involved in. 
Gold Book
Well done to pupils in Lower Primary and Foundation Stage who were presented with their Gold Award certificates and gold pencils.  Well done to Sebastian, Arabella and Anastasia.
London's Burning
Class 2M have been learning all about the Great fire of London. This week, we have sequenced the main events of the fire, sang London's burning and designed these amazing houses.
History
Year 1 are learning more about the life about the life of Queen Elizabeth II working collaboratively to produce a Queen collage.
The pupils attended the school mass honouring the archangels and made our own angels during our Religion lesson.
Loreto's Got Talent
We held our first Loreto's got Talent break time concert. We had Fran playing the violin, Mar on guitar and Valentina, Seema, Santi, Gabriella and Lottie on piano. It was a huge success, and we already have lots of pupils signing up for the next one!
Lego is a great activity for children to learn how to problem solve and play together, whilst improving their hand-eye coordination. It also develops the children's concentration span and promotes creativity.
Developing fine motor skills is an important part of a child's development as it helps children do everyday things such as eating, writing, using objects and getting dressed.
Using jumbo tweezers is a great and fun activity to develop the children's fine motor skills, as it strengthens their pincer grasp, as well as develop their hand-eye coordination.
A great activity which can also be done at home!
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