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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

World Book Day 2016

Last Thursday, the School took part in the national event that is World Book Day.  The majority of children were clearly excited to celebrate books, authors and reading as they arrived at school in their costumes.

It was great to see so many of the children make an effort and dress up as a character from one of their favourite books.  By 8.50am, the playground was literally full of all sorts from Harry Potter characters and pirates to superheroes and young princesses (including our own Mrs Waite)!

The children were then very proud to show who they had dressed up as to the rest of the School in assembly.  This was also a time to learn about why we celebrate World Book Day and where the money we raised is spent.  This year, £145 will be shared between Book Aid International and St. Mary Magdalen's own library needs.

Throughout the day, children took part in activities in class centred around a chosen book.  Year 1 and Reception were so excited about what they learnt about their chosen books (Swan Lake and Aliens Love Underpants) that they shared their excellent work in Friday's achievement assembly.

All in all, the children and staff had a wonderful day and certainly proved that a passion for learning, and in particular, reading is very apparent at St. Mary Magdalen's.  Finally, we hope every child uses the £1 voucher that was given to them to spend on books and thank the parents for their continued support.

Ben Weighill (English Leader)