There was a very cultural start to the week this week...
On Monday, forty-six Key Stage Two children and five adults from EBA experienced something very different and very special. They visited the Royal Opera House in London, for a stunning performance of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly."
When they arrived, everyone was excited, but really didn't know what to expect from an opera performance. Afterwards though, they all felt that they had experienced something rather wonderful, even if they had to cover up a tear or two! "La ringrazio molto per un'esperienza che non dimenticheremo." If you can set that to music, please get in touch!
With it being Mother's Day this weekend, this week, all the children in School have been engaged in top secret activities, to ensure that their Mums feel extra loved and appreciated on Sunday...
We also organised some non-secret treats for Mums, Grandmas etc during the week, the first being on Tuesday morning, when Hamsters children invited their families in to school for a Mother's Day Concert. The children sang some lovely songs and shared their beautiful artwork and some poems. There was also a Powerpoint presentation which showed photographs of all the children, with a special message for all of their Mummies. All the children who were present stood up and took part. Their guests then enjoyed tea and cakes, and there was a raffle with some indulgent treats as prizes! Thank you to all who came along - we hope you enjoyed the entertainment.
Wednesday was Parent Consultation day. From 2.30 to 7.30pm, the children's work was available for parents to look at, and teachers for parents to speak to! It was a busy day, but worthwhile, and we hope everyone found it useful.
On Thursday, there was a special assembly to follow up last week's Science Day. The children recapped on all that they had done, with photos from each of the class activities. Mr Whall, our governor for the Science curriculum, came in to present certificates to the winning group from each class. He also presented our new "Science Ambassadors" with special badges - these children, one from each class, have been nominated by their classmates because of their interest and enthusiasm for science. Their role will be to raise the profile of Science in the school, and to encourage interest and excitement about the subject amongst their fellow pupils.
Deer Class have also been recapping some of the things that they did last week, in this case, their trip to the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey. Here is a report written by one of the children about the day:
Rabbits Class have been reflecting on events even further back in time. In their History lessons this week, they have been looking at local history, and finding out about life in Eaton Bray in the past. We were sent some excellent resources by the County Records Office, including photos and maps of our village from a hundred or more years ago. The children loved looking at these, and thinking about the lives of the people who lived here in days gone by.
On Friday afternoon, it was the second of our Mother's Day events, the Mother's Day Tea. This was a lovely occasion, organised by Mrs Cooney, with the help of the Year Five EBA Enterprise team. The children spent the morning making a wonderful selection of delicious sandwiches, and these were served to their guests along with tea and coffee and home-made scones with jam and cream. The hall was made to look very festive, with colourful bunting and pretty floral tables displays and the Home School Association ladies ran a raffle, with yet more fabulous prizes.
After school, there was a Mother's Day stall in the library, selling a selection of crafts and gifts, just right for children to buy for their Mums (or for Mums to buy for themselves!)
It really was an enjoyable afternoon for all who attended, and we would like to thank you for coming along and supporting the school. We do hope that everyone has a very happy Mother's Day, and enjoys the pleasant weather that has been forecast for this weekend!