Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Morning of the Monkey…

Well, this morning’s drizzle did nothing to dampen the spirits of the many pre-school visitors (and their parents) who visited our school earlier today.

In an artistic event entitled ‘The Year of the Monkey’, Local artist, Helena Harris, oversaw painting, cutting and sticking activities to create cheeky monkey faces and glittering Chinese lanterns, before rounding off the morning with a story.

Parents enjoyed the opportunities to meet new faces, have a cuppa and a biscuit and of course, the chance to do some cutting and sticking too!

Thank you to Helena for her time and inspiration, Rachel Allen and her team of parents for their arrangements made and organisational skills and to everyone who joined us – we hope to see you again soon 😀

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Happy Friday! 😀

The sun is shining and it’s almost the weekend. I thought you might like to see what everyone’s been up to during our Friday morning Golden Time…

There’s bead craft…

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Art…

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Learning on iPads…

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Dancing in the hall…

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More learning with iPads…

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Board games, card games and chess…

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and outdoor activities too…

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What a great way to end Friday morning. 😄

 

Pizza, Pedal Power and Pen Licences…

It’s been another busy few days around school and I’ve been out with my iPad snapping some of the action…

On Tuesday afternoon the air was filled with the smells of Italian cuisine. Take a look at these amazing pizzas that were created at Cookery Club.

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Today has brought other successes in the form of another sunny and successful Bikeability group…

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and the awarding of the first three of our new Pen Licences…

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The week is not yet over and I wonder what Friday will bring? Call back to see…

Fantastic Friday…

On Friday we concluded our first week back with a whole school RE Day. Each class studied a different Bible story and then retold it in different ways. We came together in the school hall at the end of the day to see and hear about what everyone had been up to.

Oak Class had looked at the story of Noah’s Ark and showed us some photographs and videos. Led by Mr and Mrs Noah, the children had put on animal masks and acted out the story in the boat on the school field.

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Sycamore Class told us about the Parable of the Lost Sheep and showed us a beautiful collage, complete with one hundred fluffy white sheep.

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Maple Class had studied the story of Jonah and the Whale and had made whales with pictures of Jonah inside them.

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Cherry Class has been learning about The Wise Man and the Foolish Man and had carried out a colourful science experiment too.

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Lime Class acted out the story of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours

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Elm Class chose drama too and reminded us of the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den.

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Finally, Willow Class shared the comic strips they had created on the iPads to tell the story of Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand.

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We all had a really busy day and really enjoyed sharing our Bible stories with everyone.

Welcome to the New School Year…

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Well, the new term has well and truly begun and it’s been a very busy day here at school 😊 It has been a treat to see so many smiling faces and to hear all about everyone’s summer holiday adventures.

I thought you might like to see a snapshot or two of my journey around the school on the first day of term…

Our newest recruits in Oak Class were having a very busy morning and had settled down to hear a story after sorting themselves into their new House Groups.

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Sycamore Class had been busy interviewing their classmates about their summer holiday adventures and had stopped for a well-deserved snack.

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Maple Class were beginning their PE lesson in the hall with a very energetic game.

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Cherry Class were hard at work designing the front covers for their new topic books.

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In Lime and Elm Classes there was much talk of Roman invaders and I also learned that Roman numerals had been the order of the day earlier in maths.

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Willow Class had heard all about our new ‘Pen Licenses’ and were concentrating hard on showing Mrs Wren their excellent handwriting.

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Elsewhere in school things were looking ship-shape and ready for the new term…

The playhouse has a new rubber surround to stop muddy shoes and slipping and sliding (special thanks to Mr & Mrs Lichter 😊).

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The corridors (and mobile classroom toilets) have had a fresh coat of paint.

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The Library  and Sycamore Class both have lovely bright new carpets.

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I’m sure you’ll hear more about the first day of term once the school day is over and there will be many more updates on life in school via the blog – keep popping back to see what we’re up to! 😊