Friday, 11 December 2015

Week ending 11th December 2015

With the end of term and **CHRISTMAS** getting ever closer, we have had a lovely busy week!

Hedgehogs, Otters, Squirrels and Rabbits entertained parents on Monday and Thursday afternoons with their performances of "Baubles".  All of the children did wonderfully well, sang up beautifully and spoke their lines clearly, with even the youngest making valuable contributions.  Well done to all, and we hope that the many parents who came along enjoyed the show.

On Tuesday afternoon a group of Year 5 and 6 children took part in a Rugby Tournament at All Saints Academy.  They played six matches against other local schools, winning two, drawing three and only losing once.  Everyone played well, and enjoyed the experience of playing on the floodlit AstroTurf pitch.

Tuesday evening saw the first of two "Brasserie Bray" evenings.  The hall was transformed into a welcoming French bistro, with soft lighting, background music, and tables laid ready for guests.  School staff and governors were treated to a delicious three course meal, cooked by our Year 6 chefs, and were looked after splendidly by the Year 6 waiters and waitresses.

On Friday, they will do it all again, this time with their parents as their guests - we know that they will have a wonderful evening!  Please take a look at the reviews of Brasserie Bray on our website, and if you are one of the lucky parents who gets to enjoy the Brasserie Bray experience, do take a moment to add your comments.

Meanwhile in the classroom, Otters have been learning about the tradition of "Afternoon Tea."  Did you know that this custom was started very near here in the 19th century, by the Duchess of Bedford, at Woburn Abbey?  Following their historic research, the children enjoyed making and eating their own afternoon tea!

On Wednesday, it was Hamsters turn to perform for their Mums and Dads.  The children took to the stage in the School Hall for their Christmas Sing Along, sharing favourites such as "When Santa got stuck up the Chimney" and "Jingle Bells".  They looked very festive with their special Christmas hats and tinsel in their hair, and all joined in the singing, actions and musical instrument accompaniment.

More singing this weekend, as our School Choir is taking part in St Mary's Crib Festival.  They will be singing a selection of Christmas songs at the church from 10.00 - 11.00am on Saturday morning.  All are welcome to go along and listen!