Friday, 30 September 2016

Week Ending 30th September 2016

Monday afternoon was Sports Day for children in Badgers, Foxes and Deer Class.  The weather was a little cool and rather showery - "perfect running conditions" Mrs Hawkes assured us, but spectators were well advised to bring an umbrella!  Events included sprints, various relays and hurdles, and a cross country race that saw the children run around the school grounds and through the lanes and footpaths around school.  Afterwards there was an assembly where certificates were awarded.

As usual the children have been very busy and industrious in the classroom this week, with plenty of varied and interesting work taking place, much of it tied in with the theme of "Extreme Earth".  Badgers have been learning about electricity, and found out how to make a circuit to switch on a light bulb.  Rabbits have been enjoying art, painting some wonderful brightly coloured animal pictures.  Deer Class have used their Science sessions to prove that light travels in a straight line, with an experiment involving shining a torch at a target, through holes cut in card.

Further down the school, Otters Class have been finding out about the history of seaside holidays.  Linking this to maths and their work on money, they are recreating a seaside shop in the classroom.  They have also been finding out about capital letters, and have been on a walk around the school to find out how and where capital letters are used in signs and on headings.

Children in Early Years have enjoyed more Forest School, learning how to do leaf and bark rubbings and make leaf prints.  Hedgehogs Class have been working hard in the classroom as well, and are becoming more confident in their reading and writing skills.  Hamsters have turned their Home Corner into a zoo this half term, and are finding out all about zoo animals.


Friday was a lovely day, as we hosted a Macmillan coffee morning to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.  Everyone was welcome to attend, and with plenty of donations of cakes and other goodies, there was a delicious looking spread in the hall for people to enjoy along with a cup of tea or coffee.  The event was well attended and it was lovely to welcome not only parents and grandparents of children in the school, but also Eaton Bray villagers from outside of our school community.

In the afternoon, Deer Class held the first of their "Deers' Delicious Delicacies" stalls in the playground, selling cakes and biscuits that they had made and decorated during Enterprise, along with the cakes that were left over from the coffee morning.  They chose to donate all their takings to Macmillan, and we are pleased to say that in total, from the coffee morning and cake stall, we raised around £350 for the charity.

Thank you to everyone who helped to organise this event, or to support it by donating cakes and coming along to join us and spend money!