Congratulations to Aaliyah for reaching the Reading Millionaires' Club. She has also completed the Year 4 Reading Challenge. Well done!
Spreading the Christmas spirit around school with our classroom advent displays. 🎄🎅
Fantastic mathematicians taking part in #barvember2020 . Great to hear the buzz of excited maths discussions all around the school. Well done to everyone! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Josh in 6H is thrilled with his #Barvember prize from White Rose Maths . Josh was selected as ‘winner of the day’ for his amazing bar modelling. He was chosen from all of the entries we submitted as a school and all of the entries they received nationwide. Well done Josh! 👏🏻👏🏻
Here is a selection of our poems from National Poetry Day #NationalPoetryDay #MyNPDPoem
Congratulations to Owen for reaching the Millionaires' Club. He has read 1,000,000 words since term began. A great achievement!
Lots of great entries for the Summer Reading Challenge. Can you guess which part of the Challenge they can tick off? 🤔
Book Bags for Life Events - Ready for launch in September. We are putting together a collection of books that can be shared with children to support difficult family moments. These books can be borrowed and shared as families. Currently, we have books to support bereavement, family break up and moving home.
Kai has been busy helping the community, with his mum, collecting food donations from local supermarkets to make up food parcels and deliver them to families. Kai has been watching Newsround and heard about the Marcus Rashford campaign so wanted to get involved. 🌈Fantastic work Kai! 🌈 You should be proud of what you're doing 😃
Chris has been busy making things in the garden. He has also been growing most of these plants from seeds at the beginning of lockdown. The shelving he made from an old pallet! Very creative! Well done Chris!
Jenson has shared his handy work with woodwork. It did start out as a bridge and changed it a little so that they could use it in the garden and this is what he can up with, with a little assistance. Well done Jenson! 😁
Beth has used her free Twinkl subscription to complete this home learning task labelling the countries of South America and locating the Amazon. She then used PurpleMash to email the work through. Well done Beth! 👍🏻😃
A wonderful home learning poem all about aliens written by Ella in 6H. Keep sharing your home learning work with us. We love catching up with you're all doing. 👍🏻👍🏻
Miley is very proud of her chichen itza pyramid!! Well done Miley 😄🌈
First day back and Year 6 PE at St Andrew’s. ☺️
Lincoln has worked hard on building a Mayan pyramid
🌈A little message and some music from us at St Andrew’s... feel free to sing along! 🌈
(Please note some of the photos used here were taken pre Covid-19!)
Thank you to Miss Davies for putting this together 😁
A fantastic piece of work, from one of our year six pupils, using purple mash! 🌴🤩
Isla has created some artwork linked to our South American topic. Well done, Isla!!
Lots of our Year 6 children have had fun completing the ‘Lockdown SATs’ paper given to all Year 6s this week for a bit of fun as it should have been their SATs week. Well done 👏🏻👏🏻
Amelia in Year 5 has worked hard to create an information poster on the Maya.
Josh worked really hard on his final piece of work for the year 5 Space topic creating a model of the solar system. Very impressive Josh, well done 😊
So much learning going on at home from everyone ☺️ Jade has spent time working hard on this piece of work about VE Day. She watched a programme on it, read some information on VE Day, listened to some war time music... Lots of research! 😮 She has even created a picture of Winston Churchill and made some bunting! 🇬🇧
Fantastic work from Keira in Year 6 all about electricity and how circuits work. Great use of Purple Mash to produce an informative poster too. Amazing stuff. ☺️👏🏻
Reece in year 6 has made this clock! 🕔 What a brilliant idea! 😊 Well done Reece 🎉
A brilliant poem created by one of our pupils 😊📃
Logan has done some sawing as his family are making a planter to grow their own fruit and vegetables.
Fantastic science experiment from Cerys with Apples 🍎🍏
Great email response to Anne Frank from one of our year 6 pupils! Well done Leah ☺️📨
Aidan in 6H and his sister have been busy painting little wooden hearts and making keyrings to raise money to add to Captain Tom's fund raising account. So far they have made £211 from selling them in their front garden! 😮 Well done guys 👍😁
Owen played for his neighbours today to cheer them up 🎻 what great talent! 😁
Evie has been very busy at home! Great work 😀
Some fantastic home learning from Amelia in 5B, in the form of a post card from Neil Armstrong, talking about how he is feeling on the moon. I think Amelia has captured many of our current feelings in her final paragraph. Well done, Amelia! 👍😃
Wow great work Cooper! 👍😃 Here is some great information about transport 🚐 and technology 🎮 over time!
Another fantastic space collage from Noah in year 5, also attempting another science experiment to see how long his hair grows in the lockdown.
Some Year 4 work on the Anglo Saxons. Evie has used questions really well to interact with her reader. Well done Evie! Good use of Purple Mash.
Some fantastic home learning from Roisin in Year 5
Here is a great example of work from Anya in year 6! She has used Purple Mash to create a lovely Blitz Poem. Well done Anya! Don't forget to check Purple Mash for your daily ToDos set by the teachers.
We're sure you're all doing your best at home and we home you're all well and safe. ☺️ Here is Tyler from 5S who has worked really hard to complete this space collage during his home schooling this week. Well done Tyler fantastic work 👍🎉
This activity is a perfect chance to challenge that idea, shooting a rocket high into the air by rapidly squashing a plastic bottle launcher. You’ll never get this rocket into space – but some real rockets do go fast enough to prove the saying wrong.
We had a very exciting and interesting visit yesterday from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra!!
World Book Day 2020
The whole school enjoyed the visit of professional author, Dan Metcalf. Dan worked with each class, leading workshops and answering questions about the life of an author. He also signed and sold a few books! Dan's 'Lottie Lipton' series is currently being enjoyed by Year 4.
Well done to everyone who took part in the performance poetry category of the Highbridge Festival. We are very proud of all of you. Particular congratulations go to 4D for winning the whole-class Choral Speech category and Freya and Holly, who won gold and bronze respectively in the Year 6 individual performance.
Thank you to those children who took part in the World Holocaust Day ceremony the Frank Foley Memorial (27/01/20).
Very exciting news! We have been accepted to participate in the Writers Pen Pals Scheme. We are delighted to announce that Hana Tooke, author of the book The Unadoptables, is our very own pen pal. Hana has already written to us to give us some tips and recommendations - The Middler by Kirsty Applebaum is already on the shelves and being read. Hana will be able to answer our questions and write to us with further reading recommendations. Today, we are sending our first replies. We are looking forward to our correspondence with a professional author and some of the children can't wait until May, when The Unadoptables will be published.
The latest edition of Young Writers has been released. Well done to those children who have had their work selected for publication.
Christmas Fayre 2019
Santa's Grotto at the Christmas Fayre
We hope everyone is managing to sell some raffle tickets for the Christmas Fair. Here are some of the generous raffle donations:
Our October Half Term Challenge winners! A BIG thank you to Berrymans for supporting this challenge.
Extreme Reading display is looking good. Well done for all your great ideas!!
A very successful day with our friends from Kenya helping us with this week's Secrets of Success lesson focusing on imagination!
Fantastic opportunity for 3LD who went to King Alfred's 1610 Gym for a Prama session.
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our parents information evening tonight for Accelerated Reader.
Fantastic morning in year 4 with Mel Bex leading a gymnastics session.
A fantastic Sports day yesterday, with a huge number of parents who turned out to support.
The children had a wonderful afternoon competing in their events and the overall winners of Sports day 2019, for the first time in over 18 years was Macmillan House.🏆
Well done to all the children for a great afternoon of sport and to all the staff of St Andrew's who made this such a successful event. 🎉
Our George Reed blue plaque has been unveiled at a small ceremony attended by pupils past and present, parents, governors and members of the North Sedgemoor History Society, who have sponsored the plaque. St Andrew's is proud of its asscociation with George Reed, the founder of our school and the plaque takes pride of place alongside his statue and the keystone from the original school. This plaque will now be part of the Burnham Heritage Trail. The unveiling was carried out by Freya Slade, a Year 3 pupil, and George Brown MBE, a pupil of the original St Andrew's School when it was located on the seafront. The students who contributed to the George Reed Exhibition at the library were those who were chosen to take part in the unveiling.
Our new Reading Areas are looking great! We have also introduced a 'Reading Challenge' for each year group, consisting of some of the best children's fiction - old and new!
Some of you may have heard of 'Lost Words' (illustrated by Jackie Morris) which has become a very popular book. A recent crowd-funding scheme has meant that every primary school in Somerset has been presented with its own copy. There are fabulous illustrations and it's easy to see why it's taking schools by storm. Our copy has arrived! We also have a signed copy of The Snow Leopard, written and illustrated by Jackie Morris, who has left her own personal message. These two lovely books will be on display in the foyer.
Thank you for all your playground reading contributions! Your donations have helped this to be a real success. Playtime reading boxes will be available from next week!
Come and have a look at our 'Favourite Books' display. All the children have contributed. St Andrew's favourite authors include Jeff Kinney, JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Francesca Simon. Have you spotted your favourite?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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