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The Weekly Update for Loreto Convent School
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Loreto Highlights Update - 26th February 2021
We're back!
We are delighted to have welcomed all our pupils back at the start of this week.  They have settled back into their normal school routine, albeit with the enhanced COVID-19 secure measures in place to safeguard everyone.  Remember World Book Day next week - a fun day for all!
Fun Friday
Mr Devincenzi-Clemens organised Fun Friday on the last morning, ending the first half of the Spring half term.  Pupils were able to choose two activities from a wonderful range which were led by members of staff.  The activities ranged from cooking, baking, making glitter jars, chromatography, quizzes, unicorn art, games and much more. The pupils and parents thoroughly enjoyed the morning, leading into a much need half term break!
Mrs Pitto’s class really enjoyed their fun P.E. sessions this week. They were listening carefully to their teachers explaining to them the importance of communicating with teammates in sport.

Year 4 girls enjoyed a lunch time activity together this week.. They had so much fun and were so happy to see each other back at school.
Traffic Free Tuesday
Our pupils continue to walk to school as a group. They want to show that walking around Gibraltar is possible, enjoyable and contributes towards a better air quality for all. To find out more and join in with this initiative, speak to any of the teachers involved with the LSSC.
Busy Bees
Year 1 have had a busy first week back. The children have been doing some creative writing about Thunderstorms as part of their Literacy work on the ‘or’ digraph. 
Wash Day in Year 1
Pupils looked at methods to wash clothes, discovering that beating carpets, scrubbing clothes on the washboard, and using a heavy iron is hard, hot work! 
Gardening
Our Gardening club restarted this week with the pupils enjoying the sunny weather and fresh air.  The garden needed some tender loving care as teh area had not been maintained by the pupils since 16th December.  The pupils harvested potatoes, some which were rotten due to the wet weather and long overdue harvest.  Tomatoes, carrots, mint and radish were planted.  The pupils started to create their recycled bottle greenhouse, learning how to use a cordless drill safely and correctly.  The club also received a generous donation from Daisy's parents which included a fig tree, this will be planted next week, thank you!
Online Support
With children using devices more regularly at home during lockdown it is important to understand how you can help support children to use these devices responsibly.
On a weekly basis we have published 'e-safety' guidance in our newsletter and provide you with the website page where you can find support on safety, gaming, parental controls for devices to name a few.
Our Gym Squad was back in full swing with the team meeting twice this week to prepare for their Gym Display next term! 
Investigations
Year 2 helped teddy bear find the best material for a waterproof hat.  We found plastic was the most suitable material.
Faith Diary
 
Tangy Tastes!
Foundation Stage 2 have been using their taste buds to identify different foods. Our favourite was honey, and our least favourite was garlic. However, tomato ketchup was the clear winner proving to be very popular!
Alcatraz Escape!
Upper Primary pupils have been escaping from Alcatraz this week. This new game helps children to work on their attacking and defending skills. As part of the game, children have explored and used several skills, such as agility, balance, speed, communication and tracking  to name a few. This game has been a great success and needless to say...lots of fun!
Year 3 Art
We have upcoming artists in Year 3.  Look at their talented work drawing geometric objects in three dimensions, amazing!
Year 6 have been learning about Mountain Environment for Geography this term. In our last online lesson, we learned about Mount Everest and put together informative posters about the highest mountain in the world.
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