Folkestone St Mary’s – Community Survey – Curriculum


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Dates for your Diary

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  • Fri
    27
    May
    2022

    Term 5 End

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2022

    Staff Development Day

  • Mon
    13
    Jun
    2022

    Term 6 Start

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Global Councillors: St Mary's Global Councillors have at long last all received their Global badges for this academic year.We are very proud of the important work they do, sustaining our links with partner schools across the world, participating in collaborative Global projects and this year in particular contributing to COP26 and their work linked to Climate Action and the 17 Sustainable Development goals. ... See MoreSee Less

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Coffee Morning: ... See MoreSee Less

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Walk to school week:How are you getting on with your challenges for walk to school week? As you can see Terence from India class is enjoying his walks to school taking part in the Scavenger Hunt and scooting to school.There were plenty of different shoes worn to school on "Choose your shoes Tuesday" including some children who were brave and wore odd shoes to school! Which house will win the TAG day? Year 6 are busy collecting numbers of children who walk to school in each house... it is close, so help your house out and walk to school tomorrow. Winner will be announced in Monday assemblyIf you have taken part and have some photos please send them in for us to see and share. You can still take part in the scavenger hunt, as well as the other walk to school activities.And don't forget … Walking to school is good for you , good for the environment and good for the community, so every time you walk to school you are making a difference. ... See MoreSee Less

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Year 5 - Martial Arts:This week, Year 5 were excited to take part in an introductory martial arts session, where we learnt some basic defence moves and discussed what the children should do if they are ever in a situation where they felt they were in danger in public. We also had a 'stranger danger' themed discussion, where we talked about what adults to go to when we need some help or become separated from our trusted adult when out and about. The children approached this with maturity and asked our guest some very interesting questions. Well done Year 5! ... See MoreSee Less

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Just a little reminder that the school photographer is in tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tiger Class We have been blown away by the amazing home learning produced by Tiger class. They were set the task of creating a jungle setting to put with their descriptions they were writing in class. The effort and detail is amazing! Well done, Tigers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Reception - Child-Initiated Learning: In Reception, we highly value child-initiated learning throughout the children's first year at school. Learning through play is how young children learn best and we love our 'Children's Learning' time in YR! Lots of the children use this time to embed skills they have been taught during teacher-directed, as well as embracing their creative side through making, building and role-playing. Child initiated is also where the children practise their social/emotional skills with their peers which is so important, particularly after lockdown. Take a look at what we got up to today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Year 1 - Dover Castle: Year 1 had a fantastic trip to Dover castle to discover where William the Conqueror built one of the first motte and bailey castles in the UK when he became King of England. As they toured the castle as it looks today, they imagined what it would have been like to have been a Norman Knight. They also looked at the different features of the castle and learnt how they were used for protection from enemies. In the education centre, the children really enjoyed dressing up in costumes and asking the staff their questions about the history of the castle. ... See MoreSee Less

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Year 5 - Folkestone Museum: Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to the Folkestone Museum, and it was great to see the children out and about again! For our discovery topic, we have been learning about how Folkestone once was a very popular seaside destination and how it has developed over time. After comparing Folkestone over the years, we were able to explore some ‘bags’ left by individuals in Folkestone during the Victorian times, for us to identify what job this person may have had using the clues. We also completed a scavenger hunt around the museum, looking for artefacts and objects. We had a great day and were able to add further information to our informative leaflets about Folkestone. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tag Day: ... See MoreSee Less

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Tiger Class - Midnight the Hamster: Tiger class have shown great patience and compassion while Midnight has been settling into class. Now she is a bit older she is becoming much braver and is happy to play with us a bit more. Here are some photos of Midnight's first cuddles. We love the smiles on everyone's face 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Year 3 - Habitats: This term year 3 have been learning about animals and their habitats. They have taken their learning outdoors and been bug hunting, exploring animal classes, learning about how animals adapt to different environments, and how there is a food chain made up of predators and prey in each habitat.They have been extremely lucky that they have been able to do this in lovely sunshine. Hopefully, when the new pond becomes well established, they may be able to do some pondipping to explore another habitat as well!. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sports Day:Please note, these are the new confirmed dates for Sports Day.The timings have not changed, events will start at 1.30pm. The Nursery will be sending out a separate timetable for their Sports Day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Year 6 Parents:Year 6 SwimmingUnfortunately, we do not have access to the minibus this week so the children returning to school will be walking. The children should be back in school by 4.25.Year 6 PEAs we have class photos on Friday, Year 6 will need to come in to school wearing their uniform and bring their PE kits to change into for their afternoon PE session. Thank you for your co-operation. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kittles - Class Photograph: On Friday 20th May, the school photographer will be coming in to take class photos. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tomorrow is 'Choose Your Shoes Tuesday.'Choose Your Shoes Tuesday: ... See MoreSee Less

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Don't forget that this week is 'Walk to School Week.' ... See MoreSee Less

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Message from Year 1: ... See MoreSee Less

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PE Kit - Gillingham Women's Football Team: Please can we ask that the girls in Y1-Y6 wear their PE kits to school on Thursday 19th May as we have an exciting visit from Gillingham Women's football team? ... See MoreSee Less

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Year 2: Last week during our art session, the children created a mixed media beach scene inspired by the photographer Simon Roberts. They planned what materials they wanted to use for each section and then they used the different materials to create their artwork. We are very impressed with what they have produced and I'm sure you will agree too 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Arbor Parent App:If you haven’t already done so, please can we ask you to activate your account on the Parent Arbor App using the details that have been emailed directly to you. If you haven’t received an email, it may be because we don’t have an up-to-date email address. If this is the case, please can we ask you to email the school office with your up-to-date details so that we can amend our records accordingly. [email protected] Thank you ... See MoreSee Less

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Art Builders: More Art Builders donations required!Please could St Mary's have the following:-large transparent 2L plastic bottles (lemonade etc.)-green, blue and red milk bottle tops-large cardboard rolls (from carpets or rugs)-brown packaging paper-brown cardboard-coloured scraps of fabricThank you so much for your support and kind donations. ... See MoreSee Less

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