Well done to everyone who took part in our yearly Sports Day afternoon held on Tuesday 3rd July 2018. The children took part in a range of activities including the traditional egg & spoon race, bean bag race, penalty shoot out and javelin. The afternoon was fantastic, every child tried their best and had lots of fun! We also had perfect weather! Thank you to everyone who came along to cheer the children on and a huge well done to all of the infants’ who took part in the annual toddler race!
Class 1 & 2 had a fantastic day at Low Barns Nature Reserve on Thursday 21st June 2018. The children were separated into 3 groups and completed a variety of activities throughout the day. This included pond dipping, mini beast hunt, spending some time in the bird hide (where some children were fortunate enough to see a Woodpecker!) and spotting dragonfly in the butterfly garden. It was a fantastic day, the children were engaged and shared their own knowledge and understand around nature as well as learning new things. The visit consolidated everything the children have been learning this term which has been around animal habitats and life cycles.
Well done to Class 6 pupils who represented the school at Bishop Barrington’s Math Challenge event on Tuesday 19th June 2018. The children had to compete in 5 rounds which included a group round, logic and relay. Prior to attending the day, the children had to design and complete a poster around ‘Tessalation’, they came 3rd in the competition so well done for their achievements and for representing the school impeccibly throughout the day.
On Friday 18th May 2018 the school celebrated the royal wedding of the year between Harry and Meghan. The children enjoyed an afternoon treat of cake, juice and ice pops to cool them down. The children took part in a variety of activities including games and arts and crafts. The children made a huge effort with their outfits, we had the dress code of red, white and blue. The afternoon was a great success!
WE Schools is a unique, four-step programme which is delivered in more than 12,000 schools across the UK and North America. It challenges young people to identify the local and global issues that spark their passion and then empowers them with the tools to take action.
Our school was very lucky to have been invited to attend the WE Day celebration at Wembley Arena in London. Students from across the UK flooded into the Arena. The day ahead promised a look at some of the UK’s best and brightest performers, entrepreneurs and social activists, including actress Lily Collins, musician Tokio Myers and young advocates like Hayley Mulenda.
As the day pressed on, the power to make change was shown to the audience, especially when Katie Piper took to the stage with an encouraging message of overcoming adversity. The action came to an end when pop singer HRVY took the stage. On the way back to the coach the kids were still humming his hit tune “Personal”.
It was an exhausting day but the children were really inspired by the vast array of inspirational speakers they saw. The class are now busy planning various events to raise money for several charities.
The Woodland Trust’s Green Tree School initiative rewards schools for completing environmental projects and encourages outdoor learning. We have already received the Bronze award and are trying to earn the Silver award. To help us with that we are in the process of planting over 200 tree saplings around the school grounds. Every class in the school has been involved with the planting.
Well done to everyone who decorated an egg this year. All of the designs were original, full of detail and showcased the time and effort spent to complete. The staff had the very difficult decision of picking 1st, 2nd and 3rd from each class. Everyone who took the time to decorate an egg was given a chocolate treat and those who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd were given a larger chocolate prize.