Friday, 6 November 2015

Week Ending 6th November 2015

Welcome back, we hope everyone had a super half term holiday!

The half term break was certainly a very busy time for Miss Raymond and Miss Turner, who travelled to France to visit and "inspect" Chateau de Warsy, the residential centre where some of our Year 6 children will be spending a few days in the spring term.  They were very impressed with the excellent facilities, comfortable pod accommodation and tasty food!  They enjoyed a trip to Paris and an excursion to see WWI war graves, and are now very much looking forward to taking the children back there in March.  Thank you to Miss Raymond and Miss Turner for giving up their half term to make this visit.

Needless to say, the Year 6 children are very excited about their up and coming trip, and are enthusiastically fundraising through EBA Enterprise, so that they can really make the most of their experience.  Here's what they have to say about their venture:

It has felt like a short week in School this week, with a training day on Monday, and the children not returning until Tuesday.  On Thursday, we had a very special visitor - Mr Parker, the Head of Manshead Seconday School in Dunstable.  He came for lunch, and had the opportunity to chat with children and staff, commenting that he enjoyed hearing about their experiences at Eaton Bray Academy, and that he thought they were very lucky to attend such a good school.  He thanked the children for making him feel so welcome.

As it happened to be Guy Fawkes Day when Mr Parker visited, the kitchen had provided a special menu, with bangers and baked potatoes, Catherine pin wheels, rocket salad and firework cakes for dessert!

Badgers Class are also making links with another local school.  They decorated a box and filled it with special work, drawings and information about themselves.  This was sent to Hillborough School in Luton, whose Year 4 class sent a similar box back in exchange.  They look forward to developing new friendships with these children.

On Friday, everyone was asked to bring in a donation for the Christmas hampers that will be raffled at the Christmas Fayre.  Thank you to all the parents who contributed - you have been very generous, and with all the biscuits, chocolate, tableware and sparkly decorations, the festive hampers will be certainly worth winning!  It's really beginning to feel like Christmas is on it's way...

Some dates for your diary:
Tuesday 10th November - Rabbits trip to St Albans Cathedral
Thursday 12th November - Foxes Class Assembly
Friday 13th November - Non-uniform/PJ Day
Saturday 14th November - Quiz Night
Saturday 28th November - Christmas Fayre
Thursday 3rd December - Badgers Class Assembly
Thursday 3rd December - Movie Night
Monday 7th December - Hedgehogs, Otters, Squirrels and Rabbits Christmas Concert
Wednesday 9th December - Hamsters Christmas Sing-Along
Thursday 10th December - Hedgehogs, Otters, Squirrels and Rabbits Christmas Concert
Friday 11th December - "Brasserie Bray"
Sunday 12th December - St Mary's Crib Festival
Wednesday 16th December - Key Stage Two Carol Service
Friday 18th December - Last Day of Term

A busy, busy time ahead!