What a busy Autumn Term it has been!
We started the year off with the Pop up Circus coming to school. The event was organised by the ISA and was the stimulus for a whole school topic. Everyone enjoyed learning about the circus and taking part in the skills workshops. The day was finished off wonderfully with 2 performances on the Junior School field.
We had 2 new visitors at our school in September - our Hens! the children all had a chance to take care of the hens and we managed to get 3 eggs before they had to be replaced with 2 different hens. We only had them for half a term and there was much fun each day when the children and staff could be seen chasing them to get them back into the coop after their outside times.
We joined the juniors at St Andrews Church for a lovely Harvest service at which the children were able to give the generous donations to the local food bank.
The local EMC group came to visit us in October and the Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed giving them tea and having a chat before the rest of the school came to sing for them. This is always enjoyed by both the children and the EMC group who also invite the children to visit them in the village.
Our phonics and reading workshops were positively received and commented upon by parents. We hope there will be even more parents joining us for the Maths workshops coming up in the spring. It is a great opportunity to see some teaching in action and take part with your children in some of the activties they do.
Members of the British Legion came into school to take part in Remembrance Day.
Samaritans Purse Service
We joined the juniors again at the Church for a short service in aid of the Samaritans purse appeal. We walked to the Church carrying wonderful filled boxes of presents for children in other countries.
Friday Afternoon Reading
We introduced another opportunity for parents to share their children's learning in school. The first afternoon was positively crammed and we were so overwhelmed with the number of parents that we have now split the year groups. The children are enjoying it very much, and positive feedback from parents means we will continue next term.
Parents also came to contribute to their children's learning journals and be creative at the Reception show and share afternoon. Feedback was very positive and this will continue next term.
Once again the ISA enriched the life of the school and fundraising with a number of events and surprises. they organised the Pop up Circus, craft afternoon, cake sales, a quiz night, uniform sale, bauble making and christmas party. All done with a smile and efficiency.
The Year 1 Christmas Concert was indeed a highlight of the term. What a success. The children looked and sounded fabulous and all their very hard work paid off. They also had the privilege of being the first performers on our new stage. Many happy children, staff and parents.
Pictures of these events will be available in the new year!