Friday, 27 November 2015

Week Ending 27th November 2015

A quiet week, before all the excitement of Christmas activities starts in earnest next week!

On Wednesday, we hosted a "Find Out More About Your School" evening for parents of children in Years 3 and 4, to give information about what their children can look forward to as they move further up the School.  Staff gave presentations and demonstrations, and existing Year 6 children came in to talk about their happy experiences in Foxes and Deer Classes.  We were also lucky enough to have a Year 6 parent willing to share her positive thoughts about EBA with others.

The evening was attended by just a small number of parents - it would have been lovely to see a few more faces.  However, those that attended found it a useful evening, and we thank them for giving up their time to come in to find out more about what we have to offer EBA children.

This week has seen lots of hard work being done in the classrooms, with Foxes focusing on history and finding out about rationing in World War II.  Badgers have been busy practicing for their Class Assembly, which takes place on Thursday next week.  Squirrels have been enjoying maths activities, learning about position and direction, using directional language - up, across, quarter turn and so on.

Otters have been working on their "Equations Crowns" for a few weeks, and are now proudly able to wear them.  The project included Design and Technology and Computing as well as Maths.  In their own words:

"We found some images of crowns on the internet.  For homework we researched how crowns are made and the kinds of materials which are used to make them. We then designed our crowns. We wanted to make a special crown which would help us with our maths so we thought of our own missing box equations to use on our crowns.   The next step was to measure our heads with help from our teachers.  Finally, we made our crowns making sure the missing number was covered with a flap.  We had fun wearing our crowns and enjoyed solving each other’s equations."

The School is gradually becoming more festive, with Christmas trees sprouting up in the classrooms, in the Hall and outside the Office.  Which one is your favourite?

The more eagle-eyed amongst you may also have noticed the EBA Christmas wreath which adorns the lamppost at the bottom of School Lane.  There are wreaths all along Eaton Bray High Street, sponsored by different local organisations, and we are sure everyone would agree that they help make our village look very pretty!

Hamsters have also been busy getting the Pre-School ready for Christmas.  They have turned the Home Corner into a Christmas Post Office, decorated with festive robins and gingerbread men!  They have also had a lovely time decorating their Christmas tree.

Our Christmas Fayre is on Saturday, and the HSA have been very busy getting everything ready for what should be a fantastic day!  There are lots of tempting stalls, including the always popular bottle tombola, a chocolate tombola, a superb raffle and of course, Santa's Grotto!  Our Enterprise team have their own stall, selling a lovely range of crafts and gifts, so don't forget to stop by and support their efforts.