Whole School Events 2019/2020
Throughout the school year St. Thomas’ pupils and staff will be taking part in a variety of different extra-curricular events and activities. Please have a look at some of the things we have been up to so far.
At the end of the Autumn 1st half term, children and staff joined together for a special service in church with songs, prayers and readings to celebrate the Harvest Festival and give thanks. Parents and Carers were invited to come along and join us in our celebrations. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who came along to show their support and to those who donated items for the harvest collection. The items have now been sent to the local food bank and have been very gratefully received.
Holocaust Memorial Day
Children from St. Thomas' were invited to take part in the 'Make a Flame' project to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January 2020. This date was the 75th anniversary of the closing of Auschwitz, a Nazi Concentration Camp in Poland. In total, 6 million people were murdered during the Holocaust.
World Book Day
It was World Book day on the 5th March and children came to school dressed as their favourite book character from a book written by one of the following authors: Julia Donaldson, Oliver Jeffers, Roald Dahl or David Walliams.
The children and staff loved dressing up and we had lots of great costumes - Paper Dolls, Crayons, Witches, Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, BFG, Willy Wonka and even an ‘elevator’ from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Our celebrations started with an assembly in the morning and children were awarded prizes for the best two costumes in each class. Thank you parents/carers for helping with costumes and also attending our assembly; we hope you enjoyed seeing all the fantastic costumes as much as we did! The KS2 classes joined KS1 and EYFS to do some buddy reading and share
stories with each other. Teachers read their favourite stories to the class and some even did some acting in their costumes! There was also a fun quiz ‘Guess which teacher is reading’ which the children really enjoyed; there was lots of predicting, as well as inference skills being used. All the children received their free book on the day and were able to choose which one they would like from our mobile book shop. We all had a great day celebrating World Book Day! Again, thank you so much for your support.