We are thrilled to share with you the fantastic success of our recent Maths Morning at St Mary’s CE High School as part of our annual Festival of Learning program. This event marked an exciting opportunity for Year 5 students from Flamstead End and Fairfields Primary Schools to immerse themselves in the stimulating world of mathematics within our secondary school environment.

Students delved into four engaging sessions designed to inspire deeper thinking and foster problem-solving skills. The day was brimming with enthusiasm and curiosity as our young learners tackled various mathematical challenges, honing their analytical abilities and creativity along the way. From deciphering intricate puzzles to exploring applications of mathematical concepts, each session encouraged active participation and collaboration among students. It was wonderful to see the Year 5’s embracing the joy of learning whilst strengthening their mathematical proficiency.

We are looking forward to the next instalment of the Festival of Learning which will have an English and Modern Foreign Language focus and will be in the summer term.

We welcomed 58 Year 5s from Bonneygrove Primary School to a morning of discovery this week with our Festival of Learning hosted by the History, Geography, RS and PSHE departments.

The children, accompanied by six Bonneygrove staff, enjoyed the 10-minute walk to St Mary’s from their school and spent a busy morning learning about the Second World War, writing to their MP (supporting the persuasive writing work they are currently doing in school) and even uncovering a local myth involving a dragon and an unusual burial site! Every child will receive a certificate from St Mary’s to show for all their hard work.

The next Festival of Learning for local primaries, hosted by our Maths department, takes place on 12 March.

We are thrilled to share with you the resounding success of our recent Humanities Festival of Learning, where we celebrated our local area through various humanities disciplines including History, Geography, Religious Studies, and Personal Development. The event was an opportunity for students from Bonneygrove Primary School to delve into the richness of our community’s heritage and values. Their enthusiasm and curiosity brought a wonderful energy to the event, and it was heart-warming to see them actively engaged in exploring different aspects of humanities.

From interactive history sessions to thought-provoking discussions regarding myths and legends in Religious Studies, grid referencing in Geography and persuasive writing in Personal Development, each experience was designed to make links with the primary curriculum, inspire creativity,  critical thinking, and a deeper appreciation for our surroundings. Thank you to all of those who contributed to the event. We are looking forward to the next Festival of Learning which will have a Mathematics focus during International Maths Week in early March.