Welcome to the Summer term at Eaton Bray Academy! We hope that everyone had a lovely holiday, and enjoyed the fabulous weather over the Easter weekend.
We returned to school on Tuesday 23rd April, which is, of course, St George's Day, so our first day back was a celebration of the patron saint of England. Everyone wore red and white, or, if they wished, the children wore their Brownie or Cub Scout uniform.
At lunchtime, we all enjoyed a traditional Engish picnic on the school field, and tucked into sausage rolls, pork pies and sandwiches provided by the School kitchen. Parents were invited to join us, and there was a lovely friendly atmosphere as the sun shone, children played and adults chatted.
After lunch, the children had an afternoon of team games and sports, which they thoroughly enjoyed. It was a really good day and a happy return to school for all!
On Wednesday morning, Hedgehogs children went for a lovely walk around the village. They saw lots of interesting sights including buildings, blossom on the trees and a beautiful butterfly.
On Wednesday afternoon, everyone in school was surprised when the White Rabbit and Queen of Hearts turned up! They were characters from the Grove Theatre's production of "Alice in Wonderland", who came in to give the children a fifteen minute taster of the performance. The children were very entertained, so we do hope that this will inspire them to want to visit the theatre in the future.
Choices and Enrichment have started again on a Friday afternoon, with activities including Outdoor Pursuits, Gardening, Spanish and Golf.
Last term, one of the Enrichment groups constructed bird boxes, which have been put up in the trees around the School grounds. We were delighted to find, on our return to school this week, that a family of blue tits have made their home in the bird box right outside the School Office window! Upon investigation, we have discovered that there are five eggs in the box. It has been lovely to be able to watch Mummy and Daddy blue tit flitting to and from the nest this week.