Friday, 17 June 2016

Week Ending 17th June 2016

This week has been "Healthy Eating Week" and the children have been finding out all about the benefits of eating a balanced diet and keeping fit and healthy.

Badgers Class enjoyed making tasty fruit kebabs, which were very refreshing on a warm summer's day!  Deer Class incorporated healthy eating into their maths lessons, by looking at food labels, and calculating the calorie and other nutritional content of an average meal.  Using this information, they will be able to make healthy eating choices when out shopping or creating a menu.  They also designed healthy eating posters which are on display in the school.

Meanwhile, our Breakfast Club children know how important it is to start every day with a good breakfast...!

Our British Value for this half term is "Respect" and on Monday, Badgers Class presented an assembly to the rest of the school on this theme.  The children all thought about what respect means to them, and considered the reasons they should have respect for other people.

On Monday afternoon, Badgers and Foxes Class enjoyed shot put in their PE lesson on the field, with Mr Killick, a visiting sports coach who is also one of our parents.  Many thanks to him for a fun session.

Year 6 children are very excited to have started their new "Dragons' Den" Club.  Building on the skills they have learnt during EBA Enterprise, they have designed and made goods to sell, and have written up some information about their project.

On Thursday, we had another visitor in school when Mr Mayne, Eaton Bray's local historian, came in to talk to a group of enthusiastic young historians.  He told them all about the history of Eaton Bray Castle, and they were interested to learn that many of the buildings in the village still contain tiny pieces of flint from the original castle.  Information about the castle will be displayed next term in our new EBA Museum.

Mr Mayne then held a questions and answer session about a variety of local history topics, and gave anyone living in the village the opportunity to find out more about the history of their house, or details of what was on the site before the property was built.  Hopefully we will be able to arrange another event before the end of term using this information.  Watch this space!

If you would like to find out more about the history of your property and you live in the village, please pass your details (name and full address) to Miss Waldock.

Friday was a fun and exciting day, because this was a special day of celebration for the Queen's 90th birthday!  Everyone dressed in patriotic red, white and blue, or wore their Cub/Brownie/Beavers uniform, and the hall was decked out in bunting and streamers for the occasion.  We had a special buffet lunch, which the children enjoyed street party style, with sandwiches, sausages, crisps and cake (even during Healthy Eating Week we are all allowed some tasty treats when it's the Queen's birthday!)

In the afternoon everyone, from Pre-School children to Year 6, had a fantastic time, being entertained by Magic Dave, who came in with magic tricks, puppets and jokes that had both children and adults roaring with laughter.  There was lots of audience participation, with volunteers taking part in some of the tricks and comedy routines - and a particularly funny moment for the children was when Mrs Matthews and Mrs Clark were selected to take part alongside some of their pupils!

The lovely day was rounded off by "Ice Cream Friday" when ice creams and lollies are available to buy in the school playground after school, thanks to our super HSA ladies.  

Please enjoy some photos from our special celebration day.