South Marston School News – Dec 2010

School Restaurant now open!

We have been as busy as ever this term. The children now enjoy fantastic hot dinners. The delicious, healthy meals are being served up in our newly named ‘Global Delights’ school restaurant. With 24 entries to name the dining hall it took over an hour for the panel of 8 children & 3 parents to decide on the winner. Huge congratulations to Samuel Brown for his super winning name!

Alfred Williams Day

On 1st November we had a ‘learn to learn’ day based around Alfred Williams, the Hammerman poet, who lived in South Marston for most of his life. We all dressed in Victorian style clothes and took part in activities to find out more about where exactly he lived, the jobs he had and what it was like in a Victorian classroom. We were approached by the Alfred Williams heritage group to take part in a celebration festival on 12th November at STEAM museum. Years 4, 5 and 6 took part with some of our children preparing a wonderful presentation about his life.

ICT Award

We are also delighted to announce that the school has achieved the ICT mark! This is a standard of ICT across the country that is deemed to be ‘Outstanding’ by external assessors. The assessor stated ‘you don’t realise how good you are!’ We are very proud of our ICT coordinator Mrs Plested and all the staff and children at the school for their wonderful ICT work.

Helpers Needed

We are looking for some special helpers from the village who can bring special skills to our school! If you can offer our children a skill, such as gardening or artwork, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from all you superstars!

We would also like to announce some Christmas dates:

• Christmas Carol Service in South Marston Church at 9.30am on Wednesday 15th December

• Friendly Club Concert at South Marston School with coffee and mince pies at 2pm on Thursday 16th December

• Nativity play dress rehearsals in SM Church which are open to all members of the public with a ticket from the main school office

− Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1: Monday 6th December, 10.30am

− Key Stage 2: Tuesday 7th December, 1.30pm

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