What a very busy week to bring us to half term!
Last Friday evening, the PTA held a very successful "Fizz Night". Forty parents, friends and relatives enjoyed a talk from Matt Pym, a local wine expert, and a bit of wine tasting. It was a wonderful social event and raised £540 for the PTA to use for the benefit of the school.
Thank you to all who helped organise the event, and to those who bought tickets and supported the school.
On Tuesday, everyone paid £1 to come into school Wearing Green for the NSPCC. Visitors from the charity came in to deliver a "Speak Out Stay Safe" assembly to Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, highlighting the work they do, and explaining to children how they can get help if they ever feel worried or unsafe.
In the afternoon, Squirrels Class children had a lovely play in the park and ice lollies in the sunshine to celebrate the completion of their SATs work.
Wednesday was the day of our annual Sports Day at Stockwood Park athletics stadium, so the whole of Main School travelled by coach to Luton for a day of fun, fresh air and activity. The weather was perfect for track and field sports, and all the children from the youngest Hedgehog to the oldest Deer, thoroughly enjoyed the day, getting into the spirit of sportsmanship and competition.
This is always a lovely event, and it's wonderful to see just how much the children benefit from the experience of running on a real athletics track. Many thanks to Mr Whall for organising such a successful day.
The lovely weather this week has got us all thinking about long hot summer days and eating ice creams! Each class has the opportunity to win an ice cream treat at the end of term, by collecting the most money in the PTA 5p challenge. At the half way stage, Hedgehogs Class are the clear leaders, with their bottle so full and heavy that it can barely be lifted! The other classes will have to work really hard emptying money boxes and digging out 5p coins from the backs of sofas to be in with a chance!
On Friday lunchtimes, Year Six children enjoy STEM club, which is run by Mr Baker, a STEM specialist volunteer who lives locally. This week, the children were tasked with finding a means to transport an egg so that it would travel to the ground without breaking. This involved various initiatives such as cushioning and a parachute, some techniques being more successful than others!
On Thursday and Friday this week, we welcomed visitors from Ofsted. We were pleased to be able to show the inspectors our lovely school, and hope that they shared our views about what a special place it is.
Now we are all looking forward to a well-deserved half term break - let's hope the sun continues to shine!