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.

Carol Service sneaky peak

Rehearsals are well under way for our Christmas Carol Service.  Years R, 1 and 2 have been working very hard to re-tell the nativity story with readings, songs and an array of costumes – what a spectacle we are in store for!

Thank you to all the children for trying so hard in rehearsals. We are sure that the performance itself will be a very fitting way to end the year, well done.

Bethlehem the Musical – Christmas Performance

On Friday 8th and Monday 11th December, Beer Primary performed ‘Bethlehem the Musical’, an original nativity with a modern twist.  The audience was dazzled at the children’s enthusiasm and determination to make the performance perfect.

Mary and Joseph’s duet with Martha and Caleb was incredible.  Class 1 wowed the audience with their beautiful star dance while Clara delivered an amazing solo.  One funny moment was when one of the children had eaten one of the props and when she go to say her line, she was still chewing!  Another funny moment was when Gran (played by Theo) was looking for some holiday romance!

A big thank you to Steve (and Mandy) as this is his 20th year helping with the school play!

By Anna – class 4