At Eaton Bray Academy we run lunchtime clubs every day, where children can enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities. This week saw the start of French Club and Art Club on Monday, both of which were well attended and enjoyable.
Other popular lunchtime activities include Marathon Club, where children run laps of the school grounds, covering the distance of a half or full marathon over a number of weeks, and Cross Country Club, which involves a trip in the minibus to somewhere a little more challenging to stretch their muscles. Our children certainly love to run!
Another popular lunchtime club is School Shop, which is run by a team of Year 4 children. The School Shop sells stationary items, pocket money toys and small gifts, and usually opens for business on Friday lunchtimes. This week though, the shop has remained closed for stocktaking, and re-stocking, and next week there will be a an exciting new range of goods available... much of it with a (gulp) CHRISTMAS theme!!!
On Thursday, our oldest children, in Deer Class, gave the first of our class assemblies for this school year. Parents were invited in to enjoy a presentation about some of the work their children have done so far, with the children sharing some fantastic "exploding volcano" artwork, and impressing their audience with their knowledge of computing. The highlight though, was an rousing demonstration of the cajon drumming skills that they have learnt this half term, which very nearly raised the roof!
After the assembly, parents were invited to stay for refreshments, and everyone appreciated the opportunity for a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake!
At the other end of the school, our Reception children, in Hedgehogs Class, have had a busy week. They have been exploring repeating patterns by making colourful fruit kebabs, and have had a lovely time making pictures from natural materials collected during their Forest School sessions. They have also found out all about seahorses, and made a lovely display.
Children in Squirrels Class have been learning all about the harvest, and finding out where our food comes from. They have made corn dolls, and have also been collecting donations for a harvest basket.
On Friday morning, they all walked together down to St Mary's Church in Eaton Bray, where their harvest offerings were gratefully accepted by a representative from the Dunstable Food Bank. The children then spent some time thinking about people in the world who don't have enough to eat, and considering how natural disasters can cause food shortages. They found out about how the church helps people in need, and how their donation to the Food Bank will be used.