This week, children and staff across the school ran their first mile towards their half marathon. It was great to see children supporting and encouraging one another to complete the challenge.
We were lucky to have an All Stars Cricket coach in with us today. The Tawny Owls and Owlets worked together in teams to field and bat, learning some key skills.
The coach was very impressed with their behaviour and picked out 3 children; Ethan, John and Evelyn as having fantastic, supportive qualities which are much needed attributes to be a great team player.
Children in all classes began creating art work for our Jubilee display. We look forward to sharing it with you.
To celebrate the fact that Spring has begun, all of the children across the school have created a piece of art for the village display. We hope everyone in the community enjoys looking at the artwork!
During assembly today, the children spoke about Spring and how to care for and nurture living things. All the children had the opportunity to plant a sunflower seed, which they will take home with them and take responsibility for. We can't wait to see the results!
A massive thank you to FoBS who have kindly funded some real plants for the Snowy Owl classroom. The plants really enhance our learning environment and it's great to bring the outside in!
Well done to the Key Stage 1 runners who managed 2.5km at running club this week - a great effort by all.
As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we had a 'Well Being Wednesday'! The sessions focussed on how we can look after our mental health and well-being by taking time out to do something we enjoy!
Gold for Bridestowe
Final team results from Friday's Cross Country have come through.
The Year 3/4 team took overall team Gold.
The Year 3/4 boys team finished 4th.
The Year 3/4 girls team took Gold.
The 5/6 team finished overall 6th (of 13)
The 5/6 boys team finished 9th
The 5/6 girls team finished 4th.
A fantastic result from everyone - well done.
This morning the Owlets took the chance to go and spot signs of frost. The playing field looked 'beautiful' according to the children.
Friday Assembly with Open the Book at the Chapel.
We were all treated to a fascinating acted story by our Open the Book visitors. They told us the story of someone who had lost one of her coins, and spent time and energy finding it. We learned that Christians believe this is how God views all people - each is equally important.
In Owlets class we have been learning about hedgehogs and their environment. This week we have built our own hedgehog house in the forest school. We hope our house saves a hedgehog/ hogs this Winter!
We are very excited to have purchased a new set of books which have been recommended for children by carers, health professionals and librarians. Reading Well for children recommends reading to help children deal with worries, feel better and boost their mood. The books aim to help children understand their feelings and cope with tough times. The books cover: healthy minds, worries, feelings, the world around us, grief, depression, autism and dyslexic and can be enjoyed by the child alone or with an adult. If you feel your child might benefit from reading one of these books please get in contact with your child’s class teacher or contact Mrs Lowden in the office. More information can be found at www.reading-well.org.uk
Today is children in need, in Owlets we have been talking about why we raise money for children in need. To show our support for the cause we have made Pudsey headbands.
We had a very detailed show about how we can stay safe on our roads. We explored the Green Cross Code, safe places to cross a road and how to keep others around us safe. As the evenings get darker, we must all remember these important safety points - can your child tell you something they learnt from the session?
All of the children have contributed to another fantastic display at the front of our school. We hope you enjoy looking at our artwork and have some time to reflect.
World leaders are coming together in Glasgow on Friday 12th November at a big meeting called COP26, to plan how to tackle the urgent threat to climate change. The Snowy Owls have created art pieces which will be entered into the art exhibition which will mark the event. Their art aims to raise awareness of water and climate change. The children carefully considered how to express important messages through their art.
We were treated to an Open the Book Assembly today. The story was 'The Big Picnic' and told how Christians believe God fed 5000 people with only 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.
Thank you to all who attended this afternoon's Harvest festival.
The children performed brilliantly and were so happy to see a live audience.
The food donations will be passed to Okehampton Community Kitchen.
£55.60 was raised for Send a Cow which will be donated directly to the charity.
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