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"St Simon's mission is to work, learn, pray and play together to fulfil God's unique plan for each and every one of us."

Weekly News 6th May 2022

 

Dear Parents and Carers

“Life is a gift from God. The voice of Jesus is unmistakable! He guides us along the path of life.”

 Pope Francis

This week we enter the month of May which the Church sets aside for honouring Mary the Mother of Jesus. Year R led the whole school in our Crowning of Mary Liturgy.

 

It was excellent to see how much our youngest children have matured and grown in confidence since they joined the school in September. Well done Year R.

 

Year 2 and Year 6 S.A.T.S

Year 6 will be completing their end of Key Stage Statutory Assessment Tasks (S.A.T.S) next week. The children have been very well prepared and are ready to complete these.

 

Please can parents do their bit in giving the children lots of praise and encouragement during this week and make sure that the children have a good bedtime routine and plenty of rest.

 

During the month of May Year 2 will be completing their end of Key Stage assessments and like our Year 6 they are well prepared for this in fact the children in Year 2 probably won’t notice a great deal of difference to their normal school routine.

If parents have any concerns over this process please don’t hesitate to contact the school.

 

Knowledge Organisers

On the children’s class pages on our website in addition to the usual Curriculum Overview, Chilli-Challenge Homework and Wednesday Word you will find curriculum “Knowledge Organisers” for Art and History or Geography.

 

The knowledge organisers are designed to help the children with their learning and to help you as parents and carers to support your children.

We do hope that you and the children find these useful and we will be seeking your views and opinions on these in the very near future.

 

50th Anniversary Events

We have many plans in place for our 50th Anniversary Celebrations.

 

Wednesday 18th May: Dress as somebody famous from the last 50 years- Leader, celebrity, sports personality etc.

Friday 20th May at 2:00 p.m.  Music Concert- each class will be singing songs from the last 50 years

Thursday 26th May Display in School Hall of photographs etc.

Friday 27th May 10:00 a.m. Celebration Mass and Blessing of our Faith Garden (Hopefully on the Key Stage 1 playground weather permitting)

Friday 27th May 2:00 p.m. Street Party for the children on the school grounds.

There are other events that the children will be working on:

 

Year 3 will be working on The Cardboard Orchestra Proms.

The children will be working with an artist to produce musical instruments out of cardboard and other scrap materials. They will then work with a professional classical musician to perform a mime playing their musical instruments in an orchestra.

They will later join other Ashford Schools to come together to perform this on Friday 10th June in a venue in Ashford. (details still to be confirmed) This will form part of Ashford’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

 

Year 4 and 5 will be decorating a cardboard tree that will be one of many such trees to form a tree trail around various places in Ashford which is also part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

 

Very exciting times for all the children.

 

With best wishes

 

Peter McCabe

Our Mission and Values

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Trust Information

St Simon of England RC Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon of England RC Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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