Matilda debate

Primary 5/6 have almost finished their book study of Matilda and we have really enjoyed having in depth discussions about the plot and the themes within it. We have identified different writing techniques and have been trying hard to use some figurative language in our own stories. All of the children have worked exceptionally hard and today was no different. We worked well in groups to discuss and prepare for a debate. The debate question was: Would Matilda be better living with her parents or moving in with Miss Honey? The children brought all of their knowledge of the story and themes together and raised very relevant points about friendships, neglect, education and much more. I was very impressed with all of the contributions and debating skills.

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The Education Service are currently developing a new Anti Bullying Policy and are carrying out a consultation on this subject with pupils/staff/parents.

The attached link will take you to the online survey which has been designed specifically for parents/carers.

Please take the time to complete this as your views will help us to shape our new policy.

This consultation will close on 14 OCTOBER 2016.

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P5/6 Rugby Festival

Primary 5/6 worked really hard in the lead up to the rugby festival today. I am very pleased with the effort today at the festival and in the sessions. Everyone enjoyed time working on skill based activities and tag rugby games. Unfortunately, the rain appeared and the day was cut short but all the children made the most of the time we had. Again, all of the children represented St Mary’s exceptionally well. You can be very proud of yourselves!

Here are some of the photos of the day.

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