Author Archives: Mrs Ryan

Harvest Festival

img_0944Today was the day of the first Harvest Festival for St. Augustine’s School. This morning it was the turn of the younger children (FS2, Year 1 and Year2) and this afternoon the older children took over. It was great to be able to celebrate Harvest in the beautiful Priory Church and we all felt very special to be part of such a long standing tradition.img_0941

Both groups of children were absolutely brilliant – a credit to us as usual and it was very special to hear all of the positive comments from the parents, grandparents and friends who clearly enjoyed it very much. img_0952

Can’t wait for next year!!

 

All In A Good Cause.

img_0945On Thursday night there was a flurry of baking in the Kilton area. On Friday, cakes appeared in school from every side. There were cakes of every shape, size and flavour. Something to tempt everyone in fact.All in a good cause. All to make our MacMillan coffee morning a huge success once again.

Did you come along and buy a cake? I bet it was delicious.

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Another New Year.

img_1431-e1474488530721Time has flown by and we are already well and truly into the new school year. The Summer holiday is a distant memory and we are all working hard.

img_1286It is great to see how well everyone has settled back into school and there is a calm, purposeful feel wherever you go in the school.

I know that this is going to be the best one yet!

 

Happy Birthday Ma’am!

Another crazy day at St. Augustine’s School. We had a crazy day of celebrations for our Queen’s 90th birthday!

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Over the course of today we did just about everything we could think of – art work, singing, welly wanging, bouncing on the bouncy castle, maypole dancing, Punch and Judy, kite flying – the list goes on and on.

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We had an amazing buffet put together by the wonderful ladies in the kitchen and we were even joined by our old friends, the veterans.

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All in all, an exciting, chaotic and exhausting (!) day. A huge well done to Mrs. Wall and her team for making it all so truly memorable. Thank you.

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Phonics

phonicsIt is that time of year again. Time for Year 1 children to do their phonics tests. I’m not really sure about lots and lots of tests but I would have to say that I have been very proud of our children over the last two days. They approach the test with such a positive attitude and seem to really relish the challenge.

Even better is the fact that they have been AMAZING! They really do know a lot about words and phonics and we look like having outstanding results for the second year in succession.

Well done, Year 1!

 

Pretty Muddy

What a weekend! I am so lucky to work at St. Augustine’s School. I work with some of the most amazing people who are always willing to have a go at things and never afraid to get stuck in.

At the weekend it was Pretty Muddy, part of the Race for Life programme that takes place all over the country raising money for charity.IMG_1405

Quite a few of us went along to Rother Valley Country Park to run (?) 5K whilst having mud thrown at us! Mad or what??

It was great fun and we raised money for a great cause along the way. I bet some of you know someone who is doing this. I would love you to tell me all about it.

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Back to school.

I really can’t believe that it is the Summer term again. Doesn’t it come round quickly?

As usual it’s going to be a busy one with so many exciting things to come. There are the usual round of exciting visits including the residential trip to Caythorpe for Year 6. I can’t wait?!?!

Watch out for lots of news and pictures. I really want to hear your thoughts and ideas.