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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Year Four put on a Legendary Show

Congratulations to Year Four who performed at the Laban Theatre on Tuesday night.  The day started with a technical rehearsal to set the lights and sound cues at 9.45 in the morning and ended at 9.15 in the evening!

The performance was part of 'Lewisham Live' – a festival of music and dance celebrating the talents of young people across Lewisham and beyond.  Only six other groups took part, including secondary schools and youth groups who each combined live music with dance.

St. Mary Magdalens were lucky to be selected for the second year running - and this year they performed a dance choreographed by Mr. Bowes, entitled 'Legend', with themes drawn from the children's studies on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Very well done to all the children who took part and many thanks to Mrs Bekir for accompanying the children on the evening.

Robert Sheppard

Spring sunshine enables outdoor learning

With some lovely sunny spells over the last week Mr. Bowes has been taking different year groups into the garden to do some tree planting.

Year Four found worms and bugs in the soil, and they spotted a young frog less than two centimetres long!

Year Five used their strength to do some digging in preparation for the planting they'll be doing in a few weeks time.

Year One will be measuring the trees each year to see if they grow more quickly than themselves.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Volunteer Workday gets Kitchen Garden ready for use!

Four of our five volunteers - the other was behind the camera!
Today, on a lovely Spring afternoon, five parent volunteers spent a tough two hours clearing and digging-over the area behind the school kitchen that will soon become the kitchen garden.

There's another session scheduled for next Thursday - ALL VOLUNTEERS WELCOME! - when further digging will be required and dividing up the area for different year groups.  We are grateful to Howarth Timber and Building Supplies who, during the week, will deliver some timber they have donated to build compost bins and to mark out the separate beds. 

Mr. Bowes, Science Leader, will use the garden through Spring and Summer to teach each year group about growing vegetables, so they can better make the link between planting seeds and seedlings and growing vegetables to eat.  Who knows, some of them might turn into budding gardeners themselves!

Thanks to all those who took part today.  See you next Thursday afternoon.

Robert Sheppard
(School Governor and Parent)  

Monday, 13 March 2017

Green-fingered kids!

Reception children planting saplings in their science lesson last week.

Friday, 10 March 2017

St Mary Magdalen’s Gets Growing – Spring Update

We need help to prepare our Kitchen Garden (behind the school kitchens) ready for planting by the children in the spring.  So we are organising a couple of volunteer sessions as follows:

Thursday 16 March and Thursday 23 March, both 1.30 to 4.30 in the afternoon.

We need to make progress on the following:
  • Weeding and digging
  • Building compost bins
  • Constructing plant beds with wooden frames
The resources – do you have any of these being unused or perhaps you know somebody who does?
  • Planters – these are large plant pots
  • Wooden planks/timber (sizes from 120x15x2cm up to scaffolding boards)
  • Screws, nails, rope and string
  • Outdoor/indoor compost bins, any size
We will provide tools and you are welcome to bring your own as well.

Please let me or the Office know if you can make one or both of these sessions.  Many hands make light work . . .

Martin Bowes
Science Leader