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Children in Need – ‘The Big Spotacular’

Thank you to everyone that has helped make this event such a success, we have raised approximately £151.25 so far from non-uniform/spotty wear contributions, sponsored silences and covering Pudsey and Blush in pennies.  We are looking forward to raising plenty more later from our after school cake and toy sale.  Thank you to everyone that came to school wearing ‘spots’ and donated money and last but not least, to all the parents/carers that made and brought such a wonderful array of cakes for us to sell later.  Thank you in advance to everyone that purchased them also! Well done everyone!

Armistice Commemorations

To commemorate the hundred years since the end of WW1, some of the class 4 children have been making a cross of poppies, which will be situated in the school grounds, once completed. As a school, each class learned about Armistice and has created art work to help children think about all those who have fought for our freedom but particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.  For the older children, this is particularly pertinent as Class 3 have been learning about WW2 and Class 4 about WW1.

Printing Workshop

 

 Last week we had an exciting visit from a local artist Emma Molony (Johnny’s mum) ably assisted by Mel Adkin (Lenny’s mum). The children had a great time printing zoo animals by first drawing and cutting out their chosen animal. They added leaves to create a background and then used a paint roller to add paint and then put them through the press. They used several colours to create great effects. The animals were then peeled off and mounted to create a zoo scene.  The prints are currently hanging in the classroom, please have a look the next time you are in.  A huge thank you to Emma and Mel for all their hard work and for giving the children such a creative experience.

High 5’s Netball

What an excellent way to kick off our sporting season. After a slow start, the team really pulled together and we saw some brilliant play. I am very proud of every child who attended, along with how they demonstrated our school values. After each match, the children thanked the umpires and shook the hands of the other players, demonstrating true sportsmanship. Our first game was a learning curve, we drew 0-0 with Seaton, that was just a warm-up! Our second game was against All Saints, although All Saints had won their first match, the team were not deterred and had some fantastic fighting spirit, with the quote being “They may have won 3-0, we’re going to win 8-0 now.” This really rallied the team together and focused them. It was goal for goal, with 3 minutes remaining, the team expertly got the ball to Molly, who scored the final and winning goal. Thank you again goes to the parents for helping with transportation and congratulations to all of the children. I look forward to seeing where this tournament takes us.

Super Sixes

We have introduced a new initiative to allow the year 6 children to work towards some greater responsibility within the school as they are the oldest and we expect them to set a good example to the other children. There is a list of responsibilities that the children need to model and demonstrate and when they do so consistently, the children are awarded ‘super six’ status.

I’m delighted to say that 4 of the year 6 pupils have earnt the privilege of being a super six. As this is a new responsibility for our year 6 children, they are very excited. All year 6 have the opportunity to become a super six by following our school rules, living our 6 values and being excellent learners. Our year 6 children know that it is a challenge to become a super six but even more of a challenge to maintain it. They lead by example and can be spotted as they wear a special badge. Well done to our first super sixes … Hope, Daisy, Sienna and Roman … we are very proud of you.

Willow Tunnel Maintenance

Last Friday, Richard Kerwood from Windrush Willow spent the day in school cutting back the overgrown willow structure to make way for a new structure.  During the afternoon, the children and parent helpers re-planted the off shoots, which will now grow into a new willow structure over the course of the summer season.  The volunteers then helped clear away most of the off cuts, leaving a remainder to be used in school for weaving and fence making in class 4’s topic.

Beach Visit Classes 1 & 2

We had a great time at the beach on Monday afternoon and the weather was very kind to us, if a bit chilly towards the end. We observed the weather and what the beach is like at this time of the year and particularly noticed what we needed to wear. We conducted a survey of what we could see on the beach and used seaweed, pebbles and driftwood to create pictures.  A great big thank to all the volunteers.

Class 3 – ‘Food Glorious Food’ Topic

Class 3 children were introduced to the topic ‘Food Glorious Food’ with a WOW lesson where they learnt about: food miles, locating countries on a map and working out damage points. There was even time left for the children to try all the fruits! On Wednesday, the children planted their own cress seeds and are excited to watch them grow over the coming weeks.