Friday, 11 September 2015

Week Ending 11th September 2015

Welcome to the new school year at Eaton Bray Academy!

We are very excited about all that we have got planned in the coming months, and are delighted to welcome lots of new children, and some new staff who have joined us as we start the new term. Over the summer holiday, the school had something of a "face-lift", with shiny new doors and windows having been fitted.

We also have new interactive whiteboards in Rabbits and Foxes Classes, and a wonderful new projector and pull down screen in the hall, which will give us plenty of opportunities for exciting assemblies.

Our new Head Boy and Head Girl have been elected, and an enthusiastic School Council is in the process of being formed.

Head Girl and Head Boy 2015/16

We have all been enjoying a bit of late summer (early autumn?) sunshine this week, none more so than our new Hedgehogs, who have had lots of fun with water play and their new "pick and mix" kitchen.  They have all settled in beautifully, and are quickly getting used to the routine of Big School!

On Wednesday we all celebrated an important milestone for Great Britain, when the Queen became the longest serving British monarch in history.  Rabbits marked the occasion with a special royal art lesson, where the children painted portraits of Queen Victoria, using lots of gold paint!

Choices has started this week, with a variety of activities on offer, and EBA Enterprise has taken off again, with craft items and tasty homemade produce being made.  Following a visit from a university student, who raised lots of money last year for an overseas challenge adventure, the children have thought of lots of fantastic ideas for their own fundraising!  The Enterprise allotment has flourished over the summer, with herbs and vegetables in abundance, including an enormous butternut squash that was cooked, and served for lunch on Thursday.  It was delicious!

A busy week in store next week, with a return trip to Kidzania taking place on Thursday for all the children in Years 1 to 6.  The following week will see a trip to Bletchley Park for our oldest classes, and Bikeability training for Year 5.  Then a Key Stage 2 Sports Day, to take up to the end of September.  We hope the sun continues to shine for a few more weeks!