Friday, 17 July 2015

Week Ending 17th July 2015

The final week of the 2014/15 school year!

The week started with Sports Day for the youngest children - Hamsters in the morning, then Hedgehogs, Otters and Squirrels in the afternoon.  The weather was rather damp and drizzly at times, but that didn't put the children off, nor the parents, who enjoyed spectating from under the cover of their umbrellas!

It's been a week of hellos and goodbyes.  On Tuesday we had an induction day for new children due to start in Pre-School in September.  Everyone is looking forward to getting to know the new children.

On Wednesday, our Year 6 children, who are leaving us to go to Secondary Schools in September, had a special celebration trip to Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire.  They had a wonderful fun day with the Year 6 teachers and Mrs Hounslow (who is apparently a bit of a troublemaker on the dodgems!)

On Thursday morning we had a Leavers Assembly for the Year 6 children, which parents and carers were invited to attend, then the children had a tea party with a special "Goodbye" cake, made by our very own Mrs Healy.

We are so very proud of our first Year 6 group - they have been a real credit to the school this year, and we wish them all well in the future.

Thursday afternoon was great fun for all the children in the Main School, as they hosted their own version of "The Voice" talent show, complete with judges in swivel chairs, certificates for the participants, and several renditions of a certain song from the film "Frozen"...

On Friday, we had a special assembly to say a fond farewell to Mrs Norton, our Senior Teacher, who is retiring having taught here since 1989.  A whole generation of Eaton Bray children have passed through Squirrels Class over the last twenty-five years or so, and will have lovely memories of their time with Mrs Norton.  

Beautiful hand made cards and gifts were presented from each class - most having chosen green, Mrs Norton's favourite colour - and a book of memories to "Squirrel" away.  It is the end of an era for Eaton Bray Academy, and we all wish Mrs Norton a very happy retirement.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful enjoyable summer holiday, and we look forward to seeing everyone in the new school year.  Don't forget - the children are all back on Monday 7th September, except new Hedgehogs, who start on Wednesday 10th.