Monday was Remembrance Day, an important event for us all, and one in which our children participate, by selling, buying and wearing poppies and wristbands, and by observing the two minutes' silence at 11.00am. All the children and adults in Main School gathered in the Hall, and stood quietly, along with the rest of the country, and others around the world. We were, as always, very proud of the children's sensible behaviour. Pre-School children, meanwhile, commemorated the day by making their own poppies.
Key Stage One children enjoyed a visit from the Fire Service, and were given a very important talk about fire safety. Some of the children were given the opportunity to try on a fire fighter's uniform, and then they all went outside to have a good look at a fire engine, and listen to the siren! It was a rather damp and drizzly day, but that didn't stop the children from taking their turns to hold the fire hose and spray a jet of water into the air... such great fun!
Wednesday evening was our Primary Open Evening, which was a useful and informative event for the parents who attended. The focus of the evening was English, Maths and Science, with details given of the new National Curriculum (which will be in place in September 2014), and how we plan to implement this throughout the school, with particular emphasis on our provision for Years 5 and 6. There was also a presentation about the Forest School, and the benefits to children of enjoying an outdoor education. Parents then had an opportunity to have a look around the school and ask any questions. Refreshments were also available, with delicious cakes cooked on the premises by our wonderful kitchen staff!
We are in full swing with preparations for our Christmas activities! Beautiful carol singing has been heard coming from the Hall during music sessions, and the delicious aroma of mince pies baking has been detected coming from Foxes Classroom! The HSA are very busy organising the Christmas Fair and other festive fun, kindly giving their time to raise money for our school. Don't forget, you can help their efforts when doing your Christmas shopping online, by going to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ebahsa and following the instructions on the page!