Today 24 year 5 and 6 pupils along with Mrs Fennelly and Mrs Turnell visited Northampton University to take part in STEM challenges. These included using thermal imaging cameras and using test tubes and electronic devices to identify bacteria on surfaces around us.
The pupils also had an opportunity to think about their own futures, aspirations and ambitions. We heard stories of how past university pupils had made a dent in the universe and hopefully we will too!!!!
Everyone from Reception to Year 6 had a rocking time at the disco tonight! All had lots of fun and we were all proud of how everyone danced, chatted and supported each other during the evening!! Keep Dancing!
How great it was today to see the children from Wiggins class teaching Year 1 about water safety and sharing their journey on the renovation of the school pond area. This really helped Year 1 with their area from The Enchanted Kingdom; Mercurial Waters.
It was a great day at Simon de Senlis today as the school was transformed into a French school for the day. There was a French cafe with croissants, baguette and juice along with French quizzes. Cyril travelled all the way from France to tell a french stories in KS1 and perform a French play for KS2.
The whole of the staff have taken part in training today with Peter Ford from Notosh developing our skills to immerse children in their learning along with synthesising thoughts in order to find ideas that are worth solving.
We are looking forward to welcoming new parents and children today who will be joining us in September 2015. The. Sandpit is ready for coffee, tea and a chat; the classrooms are looking fun and exciting!
Just getting Simon de Senlis ready to welcome 70+ educators this evening to share great practice linked to technology. It’s going to be an informative evening!
It was great today to see children from across the school visit the local Tesco supermarket to take part in the Tesco Farm to Food initiative. The children were able to find out more about the origins of the food we eat along with visiting the bakery. They also found out about a range of fruit and vegetables from around the world. During the next two weeks most of the children from school will be having a visit to allow them to get closer to the food they eat.
We are really lucky for Serien Partridge to be at Simon de Senlis to deliver 8 sessions on Stories Alive which is an initiative for parents to have time within school to support their children at home with engagement based around reading, play and language. All of the children and the parents have thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we have seen improved levels of language in school from the children.
We are all very excited about KS1 Sports Day on Thursday afternoon and the flags from around the world are ready and prepared!
Don’t forget to come along and cheer your child from 9.15 on Thursday morning!