Friday, 20 November 2015

Week Ending 20th November 2015

Preparations for our Christmas Concerts are in full swing now, with parts being allocated and lines learnt.  The children are in fine voice during their music sessions, and are very excited to be singing Christmas songs!

Hedgehogs, Otters, Squirrels and Rabbits will be performing "Baubles", a nativity play, on Monday 7th and Thursday 10th December at school, while the older children will be entertaining parents with a Carol Concert at the church on Wednesday 16th December.  Hamsters children will have their Sing Along at school on Wednesday 9th December, and song sheets have been sent home so that parents can practice the songs with their children!

There was a Quiz Night at school on Saturday evening.  This was organised by Mr and Mrs Wallis, and made full use of our new interactive hall equipment.  It was a great fun night, well attended by both parents and staff, and raised almost £500 for school funds!  Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the event.

This week, Foxes and Deer have started playing rugby during PE lessons.  Mrs Hawkes and Mr Potton organised a mini tournament - Year 5s vs Year 6s, which was won by one of the Year 5 teams!

Badgers Class have focused on Art this week, and have investigated the work of L.S. Lowry. They studied both his landscape and portraiture work, and then created their own versions in oil pastels, with impressive results!  Can you tell which of the pictures below are by Lowry, and which are by Badgers?


Otters have been doing some science work this week.  They made their own scavenger hunt, to search for signs of autumn.  Hamster children have been enjoying maths activities, involving water play and play dough.

Choices for this half term started last week, with the usual wide range of activities on offer.  "Jobs People Do" is once again one of the available activities, with a train driver coming in to talk to the children last week, and a doctor this week.

Another Choices group is "Lego We Do", which involves building models from Lego and then bringing them to life using computer technology!  Children from Hedgehogs right through to Year 6 are working together on this project, learning how to follow instructions, gaining knowledge of computer programming skills and investigating engineering techniques, all while having lots of fun!