Stockland Cross Country – 13th February 2019

We expected sunshine but we got lots of mud instead! On Wednesday afternoon 12 children from KS2 competed in their 3rd Stockland Cross Country of the season. Everyone did brilliantly; a few falls but no one lost any trainers in the very full bogs. They all looked especially smart in their new team kit kindly donated by Mark Bailey of Sporting Chance.
Special congratulations go to Darcie who paced her race brilliantly to take 1st place in the year 3/4 girls section.
The next Stockland event is on 27th March and the whole team is excited to continue their strong performances.

Class 4’s Trip to Escot’s Saxon Village – 22.1.19

On Tuesday, class 4 visited Escot’s Saxon Village.  Everyone enjoyed dressing up as Anglo-Saxons and learning all about their lifestyle.  This included woodwork, bread making and jewellery.  We even got to bring back our very own Saxon broach that we made ourselves at the forge.  There was also lots of animals that we got to see on our way round, such as wolves, lynxes and owls.  Even though it was very cold, everyone enjoyed the experience and would love to go again.   By Anna – year 6.

Christmas Nativity & Carol Service

On Monday 17th December our school went down to St Michael’s Church and performed an excellent carol service and nativity play.  Class 4 did the readings while class 1 created the nativity tableau.  We sang traditional Christmas songs which included Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Little Donkey and Away in a Manger.  It was lovely to see mums, dads and grandparents joining in with us for these carols.  Merry Christmas everyone!

Father Christmas’ Fairytale Journey

On Friday 7th and Monday 10th December, classes 1 – 4 did a Christmas performance in front of the parents.  The children looked wonderful in their elf costumes and all of the other parts.  The story involved Father Christmas finding another list at the last minute and needing a glass slipper, a harp and a rolling pin.  The play was set in 3 different fairytales, Cinderella, Jack in the Beanstalk and The Gingerbread Man.  The play was very successful and all of the hard work put into it paid off.  Special thanks to all who donated to the raffle and have a very Merry Christmas!

 

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.