Friday, 27 June 2014

Week Ending 27th June 2014

On Saturday, a small but enthusiastic group of singers from our EBA Choir attended the Edlesborough Church Choir Fest, and sang a lovely selection of songs, as part of a community event that included choirs from four other local schools.  It was a very enjoyable afternoon for all who attended, and a wonderful opportunity for our talented singers to showcase their skills. The children's voices filled the church, and many favourable comments were made about how beautiful they sounded.

Thankfully, the sun was shining on Wednesday afternoon, when Hedgehogs and Otters children practised for Sports Day, which is being held on Monday 14th July. Our Year 4 and 5 Sports Leaders did a wonderful job helping and looking after the younger children.

Wednesday was also "Butterfly Release Day" for Hedgehogs Class, who have been looking after caterpillars, observing them through the pupa stage, and marveling as they emerge as colourful butterflies!

Last summer, our Year 4 children prepared some ground and sowed poppy seeds, to flower this summer, in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. The poppies are now beginning to flower, at the top of our school field. Just a few at the moment, but hopefully more to bloom before we break up next month.

On Thursday, a visitor from Dunstable Library came to explain the "Summer Reading Challenge," where children get rewards for reading over the summer holiday. Please do encourage your children to participate, as books are such an important resource for all, whether fiction or non-fiction. Pop along to a library to sign up, and HAVE FUN WITH BOOKS!

Later on Thursday, there was a mask making session in the hall, for all the children that are joining us on the carnival float this year. The carnival takes place on Saturday 5th July, and the theme is "Music." We will leave you guessing as to what form our float will take, but the masks and headdresses involved lots of feathers and sequins and bright colours!

Next week, younger children will be visiting Waddesden Manor, to celebrate this term's topic of "Global Gardens". The day is divided into a visit to the formal gardens; a bug hunt in Miss Alices's Garden; picnic lunch in the grounds; a visit to the "Stable" shop; and time at "The Golden Aviary." Hopefully the weather will be kind to us, and we can enjoy the beautiful grounds in lovely sunshine!

Dates for your diary:
Waddesden Manor (YR/1/2): Wednesday 2nd July
St Mary's Carnival: Saturday 5th July
Y4/5 French Breakfast: Monday 7th July
Open Evening: Monday 7th July, 3.30 - 5.00pm
Meet Your New Teacher: Wednesday 9th July
EBA Enterprise Festival: Wednesday 9th July
Hamster/YR/Y1 Sports Day: Monday 14th July (15th if wet)