Friday, 31 March 2017

Week Ending 31st March 2017

We have reached the end of what has felt like a very busy term!  It has been a lovely final week, with all sorts of Easter activities taking place, fun events for the children and plenty of chocolate eggs in evidence!

In Hamsters Class, the children made chocolate nests and chocolate flavoured drinks - they enjoyed both the making and the consuming part of the activity!  They have also made Easter cards, Easter pictures and Easter bonnets and have had a daily Easter egg hunt on the playground and field.

On Wednesday, everyone in the Main School enjoyed an assembly presented by Deer Class, on the theme of "Respect".  The children performed some short drama sketches, gave a presentation about why it is important to respect yourself and others, and then entertained us all with a word perfect rendition of the Respect Rap.

After school, we held another of our popular sale stalls, this time selling a selection of yummy Easter treats.  This was organised by Mrs Cooney and Mrs Healy, who worked hard to produce a lovely array of cakes, biscuits and chocolate goodies for parents and children to buy.  There was also a raffle, with chocolate hampers to win, made up from items that had been generously donated.

Wednesday evening was Bingo Night!  This was a fun event for children in Deer, Foxes and Badgers Class, and was greatly enjoyed by all.  The children were treated to a delicious buffet supper, and there were prizes of Easter Eggs for the lucky winners.

On Thursday morning, it was Otters Class Assembly.  The children talked about the work that they have done over the course of this term, including all that was covered during Book Week, Maths week and Science Day.  They shared some of the things that they have learnt during our food topic, and showed photos of their Tudor banquet.  They finished off with a wonderful Chicken Song - just right for Easter!

Thursday was an exciting day for all the children, as it was Talent Show Day!  Organised and hosted by the School council, this is an end of term event that many of our children look forward to for weeks.  The performers spend hours rehearsing and perfecting their skills, which include singing, dancing, football skills, magic tricks and much more.  Among the highlights this time were an impressive performance of "diablo" tricks, a short demonstration of how to play music with empty wine bottles, and a very funny all male performance of that old favourite "Let it Go!"

The acts are all appraised by a panel of judges made up of School Council members, and prizes awarded to the winners.  These were presented in assembly on Friday morning.

After school on Thursday, children in Hedgehogs, Otters, Squirrels and Rabbits Class took part in an Easter Egg Hunt.  There were clues that they had to follow and puzzles to solve.  These took the children on a quest throughout the building and into the school grounds, with an Easter egg for everyone at the end.  It was a beautiful warm spring day, just right for egg hunting!

Friday, as usual for the last day of term, was Games and Non-uniform Day.  In assembly the Easter raffle was drawn, with the numbers being picked by the children.  Well done to the lucky winners!

 As the term draws to a close, please can we take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our parents for the wonderful ongoing support you have shown us over the past weeks and months.  We really do appreciate every gesture of thanks we receive, all your efforts to work with the school and engage with the school community, and every penny that you spend buying cakes, craft items, raffle tickets and so on.  Your contributions help in so many ways.

Happy Easter from everyone at Eaton Bray Academy - we will see you back at school on Wednesday 19th April.