We have had a busy time celebrating St Martin’s Day and Remembrance Day this week.
On Tuesday, we entered 2 teams into the Dorset Schools Table Tennis tournament. Both teams played extremely well, achieving excellent results. Our boys team won 15 out 20 of their matches and the girls won 12 out of their 20 matches, meaning both teams came second place and a won a Silver medal. All children behaved impeccably and showed great team spirit. Thank you to our coaches Nick Macey and Mrs Corben for their support and guidance. Also thanks to Chris Slade (Harry’s Dad, Year 5) for donating the tennis table which meant that they could put in some good practice before they went!
On Thursday, four Year 6’s (Anjali Roath, Tanya Chawla, Ben Vuyyuru and James Stephens) represented our school in the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards. It is a team maths competition run by Explore Learning, for primary schools. The competition, now in its seventh year, is run in conjunction with the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge and is designed to inspire and challenge talented mathematicians from across the UK.
Also on Thursday, we had a visit from Barnaby’s opticians. Louise Barrington (Henry’s Mum, Year 5) and one of the opticians brought in some interesting resources and diagrams for the children to look at and ask questions about. They have been studying ‘The Eye’ in Science and the visit helped to support their learning, making it relevant and fun!
The SMART PTA have given out Tea-Towels and Christmas Cards. Please return the money for these by Tuesday 15th November, so the orders can be processed. If you do not wish to purchase the tea-towels, please return them to school by Tuesday as well. The cards can be viewed online at www.christmascardsforschools.co.uk Go to the Gallery then type St. Martin’s School then enter your child’s name.
Have a lovely weekend.