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21/03/19

Thank you to Mama Bonito for teaching Maple pupils how to make authentic Italian pizzas. https://t.co/hHKTu5kDSx

20/03/19

Reminder that we close at 12pm tomorrow for BMAT-wide staff training. Swimmers can be collected at 12:30pm.

19/03/19

Year 2 have been using The Expandables to help them write good sentences. Daisy had this idea to improve their sentences with the use of adverbs. https://t.co/C6jqEw8GJU

19/03/19

We all need a helping hand sometimes, and sometimes we ARE the helping hand. https://t.co/QlLY2ETaNA

18/03/19

Excellent Wellness at Work session this evening on Yoga and Meditation. Staff who took part were beaming by the end of it. Thank you for arranging it

18/03/19

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17/03/19

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Reminder of tomorrow’s Wellness at Work session from 4-5.30pm for all BMAT staff https://t.co/Sy91vmKv5L

16/03/19

Yes, yes and yes again! https://t.co/u3Vm05omo9

15/03/19

We are so glad to be part of this. Moderation at its best. https://t.co/QP4DKX5lIK

15/03/19

Aspen did us all proud today when they took part in the dance festival at Bentfield Primary School. https://t.co/3T5W01rxuo

15/03/19

Maple pupils are in the Red Nose Day spirit, coming to school with crazy hair! Thank you to families for donating to and raising awareness of the incredible work they do in the UK and around the world. https://t.co/ksbyCUtdxl

14/03/19

We urge you to include Primary schools in this excellent initiative. https://t.co/NCqeX3dbIC

14/03/19

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Thank you to CEO Helena Mills for her keynote at this evenings Harlow and Epping Forest ITT Networking Event https://t.co/sjvd7Xy9cW

14/03/19

It’s a fantastic read and great for getting teachers to talk about the curriculum rather than traditional staff meetings about business matters! https://t.co/Ew0OEJsIGQ

14/03/19

There’s nothing like the love between a child and their parents. https://t.co/9Hq14u7NdV

14/03/19

Young children were put through their paces by a former athlete. Long jumper Ezekiel Ewulo visited Magna Carta Primary Academy and led an intensive training session for each class. https://t.co/0ZRLNj1qnK https://t.co/YKa4SjLTU6

09/03/19

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Sam Stewart

Teachers are at the forefront of school life but it’s so important to appreciate those behind the scenes: office staff, kitchen staff, business managers, caretakers etc. they are, in my opinion, the backbone of any good school. 👏🏻

08/03/19

New reading strategies have been launched as part of World Book Day. Magna Carta Primary Academy used the themed day as an opportunity to further promote reading in school. https://t.co/JPlSNW5f9d https://t.co/JCwtV3QfDq

08/03/19

We dropped everything to read yesterday.From next week, pupils can come to the library during lunchtime on Mondays,Wednesdays & Fridays to read.We want to create a role play area in the library & need dressing up clothes. If you have any to spare, please bring them to the office. https://t.co/kJK2m55yUq

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Reception pupils open cafe

Reception pupils open cafe

Posted: 22nd February 2019

Waiters and waitresses are looking younger these days.

Reception pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy donned their bow ties and aprons to open their own café.

Parents and grandparents flocked to sample the delights prepared by their four-year-old children, including cupcakes, sandwiches and drinks.

The event was part of the school’s mission to prepare young people for the real world, exposing them as early as possible to enterprise, money and work.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “Our reception children have been learning about enterprise, about how to prepare food and how to serve. They have also been learning about money and the different coins we use and how to count it.

“Whether someone is four or seven or 11, they are capable of a lot more than we often give them credit for. To give children the responsibility of preparing a café environment, to understand the concept of money, serving customers, taking money; those are important skills and a four-year-old can pick them up more than you might think. If children know what is expected of them and they know what success looks like, they will do it and they will feel good about it.

“We encourage our parents to get children to do more for themselves at home as they are expected to do things for themselves at school. If they are not going to practise dressing themselves at home, for example, how can they do it for PE at school.

“Enterprise and aspiration are curriculum drivers at Magna Carta. It’s about showing children a different range of careers, businesses and the different roles people have. Also, one of our school rules is to work hard. They need to know they have to work for their money.

“It was terrific. It was so exciting for them to have their parents join them for this event. Our parents are amazing and there was standing room only as so many turned up to support their children.”

Pupils made their own menus, set up the tables and made floral decorations for the afternoon.

Hazel Crundwell, mum of Georgia, said: “The excitement has been building for today as mummy and daddy were coming to see her café.

“The children are amazing. Georgia has got quite a bit of confidence from doing this. Seeing her serving people, not just us, she is really enjoying herself which is nice to see as she is shy. To see her come out of herself is lovely.”

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