On a very icy morning, the Open the Book team welcomed us to the Chapel for a story from Jesus' young life. Bentley put in an admirable performance as the 12 year-old who was lost by his parents and found in the Temple. As usual, all the performers made the story both entertaining and thought-provoking.
Children visited Springfields Residential Home to share Christmas carols. The children sang beautifully and the residents enjoyed singing along. Thank you to Springfields for hosting the children and providing them with festive refreshments. We are delighted that we have been able to resume our community links this Christmas.
At the start of term, each child decorated part of a paper plate in a style which represented them, their personality and uniqueness. The plates have now been joined together to symbolise that everyone is important in our school and together we all fit together to make it a special place.
This week in our final mindfulness club session for the term, we made our own glitter jars. Sometimes our thoughts and emotions get all stirred up and it makes it hard to think clearly. A glitter jar can be a good tool to help you settle your feelings. The group enjoyed watching the glitter in the jar and listening to calming music – a great way to end our day at school.
Recycle Week is an annual event designed to celebrate and promote the benefits of recycling. It creates opportunities for us all to implement positive change that will help protect our planet. The whole school came together in their teams to create a Pudsey model using recycled materials. It was great to see children from all year groups supporting one another and working together towards a shared goal.
The School Council visited Springfields residential home to play games with, and speak to, the residents. Community connection is key to our personal development journey for the children
The Owlets enjoyed spending the day in their new classroom environment with their peers. They created self portraits and used Chromebooks to write simple sentences about themselves which will be turned into a display in September. Throughout the day, the children had fun in our outdoor learning space where they displayed fantastic qualities such as, sharing. In the afternoon they all created submarines and then had some time in the shade in the environmental area to talk about their favourite parts of the day.
Our sensory garden fence is now complete- a quiet reflection space for break, lunch and any time it's needed.
Any donations of natural material wind chimes sensory boards or plants would be greatly appreciated.
The Tawny Owls and Owlets had a fantastic trip to Plymouth Aquarium today. They enjoyed learning about various sea creatures, their habitats, feeding and social habits. This exciting enrichment activity has been a great 'hook' for the children's learning this half term. The children were incredibly respectful to the leaders we had and also the general public that were enjoying a day out.
The Owlets have been learning about special places in R.E, we went to visit the local Church to learn about why it is a special place for Christians.
The school enjoyed their assembly all about bees and why they are so important. The owlets also completed some fun activities in the afternoon!
On Friday 27th May, the whole school enjoyed an afternoon of celebrations. There was lots to celebrate with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the School’s 160th Anniversary. The afternoon started with a picnic on the field and a special Jubilee cupcake kindly prepared by Mrs Berry. Later we welcomed guests from the community including parents, grandparents, the Mayor, residents from Springfields and the local vicar. We all enjoyed a delicious cream tea and ice creams in the sunshine before the traditional games began. The playground was decorated with artwork created by every child in the school. The boards displayed photographs and memories from across the 160 years of the school’s history. The atmosphere was wonderful with everyone enjoying the opportunity to join to celebrate – it is sure to be a day the children will remember.
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!
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