Biking Day - 3DD AM / 4MB PM
World Book Day at St. Gregory’s !
Teachers and children all made an amazing effort to dress up as their favourite book characters and celebrate this country-wide event. The children took part in a range of activities across the day including reading with other year groups, watching interactive videos and learning about different authors, illustrators and characters.
Brain Gym at Cardinal Wiseman
Brain Gym took 15 students to Cardinal Wiseman for a writing workshop this week. The Year 5s and 6s had to write a short story which was revised and edited by Year 9 student leaders;they were given a range of tips and tricks such as using pathetic fallacy to improve their descriptive writing. Children were very positive about these mentors teaching them how to uplevel their work and how to engage readers with a true author’s voice. Zach fed back, “he (Ben) taught me so much in such little time!”
‘Enabling Enterprises’ delivered a great day’s learning to our Brain Gym pupils this week.The day was a huge success with pupils giving excellent feedback from their experience! It started with a discussion about different jobs and what skills were needed to be successful and whether these skills would be transferable and useful in our new planet, Utopia. Throughout the day children needed to make quick decisions within their team, really putting pressure on their communication and teamwork skills. After some creative mini tasks of designing a new alien creature that would benefit their move to Utopia and building a 3D map of their capital city, the children presented their work from the whole day with much enthusiasm.Well done to our pupils and thanks to Miss. Duong for organizing this special learning event.
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Year 1 had a very special visit from Mr Phil Ranmore from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.Mr. Ranmore told us about all the amazing services that the RNLI provide to us for free! We learnt a lot of new facts including that an all-weather boat costs around 3 million pounds!