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08/12/22

Some of our School Council pupils helped St Mary's Church get ready for Christmas! Pupils across the school made decorations for the tree which our school leaders hung with care and pride. Visit the tree and church this weekend to enjoy the festivities and trees on display. https://t.co/1vzAEZmrKb

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07/12/22

It's that time again! https://t.co/6EQLeg5Z35

01/12/22

Disco fun at MCPA! https://t.co/wi3la7skXO

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16/11/22

Young leaders from Felsted teaching pupils how to play and enjoy the steel drums. https://t.co/Qc28LUYr97

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16/11/22

What an opportunity we had yesterday at Magna Carta! Felsted School Steel Band visited us and held workshops for year 6 and year 5 pupils. Pupils learnt to play the steel drums and then performed to the school. Thank you so much to Felsted pupils and staff. https://t.co/NfWaMuoJaw

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16/11/22

Odd Socks Day at Magna Carta!#oddsocks https://t.co/wVnOHUqy4S

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14/10/22

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13/10/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for a Catering Assistant 📄 For application details, please visit our website https://t.co/RA9N6VpL5Z

30/09/22

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"This is about us, as a Trust, making provision for children with SEND as simple and as impactful as possible." BMAT is overhauling its curriculum focus to ensure children with SEND are at the forefront of education. https://t.co/hPqM7iPloq

28/09/22

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Students are benefiting from hundreds of thousands of pounds of renovations to their schools. Schools within the BMAT family – in Harlow, Epping and Stansted in Essex and Newham in London - have been given a spruce-up over the summer months. https://t.co/6IierlFcfc

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22/09/22

Forest School fun at Magna Carta! https://t.co/0WAD9fL0ef

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21/09/22

Fabulous masterpieces created by our pupils during Matisse Month! We are very proud of what you have achieved. https://t.co/XCBqvKXL6W

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14/09/22

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Monday 19th September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, will be a national bank holiday. Our schools will be closed on this date. Schools will resume at normal time on Tuesday 20th September. https://t.co/DJ2PVRmbKD

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09/09/22

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BMAT and our schools are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning. https://t.co/lPaBCTyGlX

06/09/22

Welcome back to school! Have a great year. https://t.co/Kuils55efo

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02/09/22

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📢OPEN EVENTS FOR OUR ESSEX SECONDARY SCHOOLS 🗓️For Sept 2023 Year 7 intake 🔴 8 Sept pm 🟢 15 Sept pm 🟡 17 Sept am 🔵 20 Sept pm 🟠 22 Sept pm We're looking forward to meeting our prospective students and families👋 https://t.co/WR3pw6wwHE

12/07/22

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📢 We're Hiring! (Stansted) have a vacancy for an Admin Assistant 📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our website https://t.co/eZWrHo82gs

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08/07/22

We are proud of you! Grade 1 horse care achieved! https://t.co/cj9xIvzl1S

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28/06/22

The Great Fire of London at Magna Carta! Year 2 houses going up in flames! ! https://t.co/bqMQEOAUL3

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Teddies inspire reading culture

Teddies inspire reading culture

Posted: 16th September 2019

Teddy bears are being fostered by children as a way of encouraging reading for pleasure.

Pupils at Magna Carta Primary Academy are fostering teddies with the promise of reading to them at home for 15 minutes every evening.

The idea is for children to get in the habit of reading purely for the enjoyment of it.

Toni Hollows, social, emotional and mental health teacher, said: “Part of our school development plan this year is to promote the love of reading, so this fits very well with that.

“The children love the teddies already. The hope is this will show the children by reading to the teddy they are looking after that reading and being read to feels good. We hope that will then encourage them to read to their siblings and parents and enjoy being read to.”

The focus on reading has seen storytime introduced into the structure of the school day and will also see various reading areas set up around the school, as well as teachers encouraged to be seen to read their own books when pupils are reading theirs.

Headteacher Marios Solomonides said: “I think teachers feel they should be doing something with the children at all times, but being seen to be enjoying reading for pleasure is a very important thing to share with our young people.

“Storytime is one of the most, if not the most, key subjects that risks being knocked off the timetable in schools as often there is not the time to fit it in. But, it is so important and so we have now fixed it into our timetable, usually at the end of every day. We have also introduced story assembly every week where I read to the children.

“This is the year of reading at Magna Carta. Once you can read fluently, you can access everything. It is also vital for good mental health.”

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