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

OAP Lunch / Christmas Peformance Dress Rehearsal

Thank you to Billy, Josh, Sienna, Jake, Isabelle, Evie and Kyla for helping serve yesterday’s OAP lunch so politely and professionally. Afterwards, all the children enjoyed performing at the event and although there are still some nerves, they are looking forward to this afternoon’s performance too.  We look forward to seeing you at the perfomances.

Follow Class 4 on Twitter!

Class 4 have set up their own twitter account and are tweeting regularly about the work they are doing.  We are retweeting some of them on the main school account but please follow class 4 on @BeerCofEClass4 to see what they are up to!

Stockland Cross Country – 22.11.17

We saw another successful, if not slightly dark and cold, Stockland this week, with all children striving to beat their scores from last time. During the evening, we lost and found two trainers, got covered in mud and found lots of our children in the top 20.  Well done to Alfie and Charlie who both beat their scores last time to come 15th and 19th in the year 3/4 boys race. Followed by a special well done to Roman, who truly gave the race everything he had and achieved an astonishing 14th in a very tough category (year 5/6 boys). Congratulations to every single child, especially Sophie and Corey for completing your first Stockland Cross Country race. Thank you again, goes to all the parents for helping us transport the children. Let’s hope the next race is lighter and warmer!!

Children in Need – ‘The Big Spotacular’

Thank you to everyone that has helped make this event such a success, we have raised approximately £155.00 so far and we are looking forward to raising plenty more later from our after school cake sale. (We will also be selling any remaining  wristbands).  Thank you to everyone that came to school wearing ‘spots’ and donated money or bought wristbands and last but not least, to all the parents/carers that made such a wonderful array of cakes for us to sell later.  Thank you in advance to everyone that purchased them also! Well done everyone!

 

Remembrance Day

Daisy and Hope have been superstars this week selling poppies every morning for us and the donation box has been steadily filling over the course of the week – thank you for supporting such a worthy cause.  When the donations have been collected by The Royal British Legion volunteer and we know what has been raised, we’ll let you know.  We all joined together this morning for our 1 minute’s silence and planted wooden crosses in the raised beds as a mark of respect.