The Midgleys at the Mooncake Festival

We’ve had some more wonderful photo’s from Lucia, Julian and Bella. They have been enjoying a local celebration called the Mooncake Festival. They wrote: “This week we have been celebrating Mooncake Festival. We have eaten moon cake, decorated our lanterns, walked the streets with our lit lanterns and generally got involved in the celebrations and festivities involved with the Mooncake Festival. It has been lots

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Greetings from Malaysia

We were delighted to receive the first pictures from our foreign correspondents, Lucia, Julian and Bella. They have now settled into their new home and have started their new school and daddy has also started his new job. Their new home looks wonderful, although it seems they haven’t escaped from the rain entirely and how wonderful that their new school appears to have fish

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A Fond Farewell & A Warm Welcome

It’s always sad to say goodbye to children when they leave our school and this year, as well as our year 6 children we are also saying bon voyage to Bella, Julian and Lucia. Sad though it is for us to see them leave, we are also incredibly excited for them because they are about to embark on a wonderful adventure, that will not

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Farewell and Good Luck to the Class of 2020

It is always with a mixture of pride and sadness that we meet to celebrate the achievements of our Year 6 children, sending them onto their next academic adventure with well deserved accolades and applause. This year was even more bittersweet, knowing that our young people hadn’t experienced many of the rights of passage that other cohorts had but we made the best of

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Introducing Coco

Hello everyone, My name is Coco and I am just starting out on my two year journey to become a guide dog. I have been sponsored through the Guide Dogs organisation, as a gift for the children, families, staff and volunteers at Kirmington St Helena’s and, over the next two years, you will receive regular pupdates on my progress, as I train to become

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Who spins a web like this?

When Mrs Pollard opened an email from her daughter with pictures she had taken on her daily walk around Cooksbridge Sussex, it’s fair to say that she was probably expecting glorious views, beautiful flowers, breath-taking vista’s! Instead, the photos she got were of these amazing webs. This creature: Is common in southern England; Is especially common near the coast; Is frequently found in blackthorn

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Who lives in a nest like this?

Some visitors have made themselves quite at home in the front porchway at school and we are wondering how many of you will be able to work out who these visitors are? Some facts about our visitors: These visitors like to eat small insects caught on the wing; They spend most of their time in flight; They have a forked tail; They spend the

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A Lovely New Space: Outdoor Classroom

Some cheerful news in amongst all the current uncertainty. On Sunday (15th), a set of parents and two grandpa’s set about the task of clearing what was the old herb garden, ready for the installation of a lovely outdoor classroom space. With the help of a mechanical digger to loosen the compacted soil, the dirt was moved by wheelbarrow to another corner of that

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Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) Inter School Competition

Every year, since 2005, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have run a project which encourages primary schools to grow potatoes. This year St Helena’s registered with the project and in February we took delivery of four potato growing kits. Each kit comes with two varieties of seed potato, two potato grow bags, a growing timetable and the cardboard box transforms into a

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Spring Term Class Displays

We’ve had a very busy term so far and the display boards around the school are filled with reminders of the topics, trips and events that we have covered over that last few months. On one of their walls, Foundation have a lovely display of fruit they have painted, with some of the words they have been learning to describe them with and by

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