Friday, 26 May 2017

Week Ending 26th May 2017

It has been a glorious week weather-wise, just perfect for our Year Five residential trip to Lincolnshire.

Fifteen very happy children boarded the coach on Monday just after lunch, with one more following on later by car (thank you to his Mum for driving him - we're so glad he was feeling better!)  Their destination was Caythorpe Court, a PGL activity centre in the grounds of a former stately home near Grantham.

During their five day stay, the children took part in many exciting activities, including various climbing activities, archery, fencing, raft building, quad biking, zip wire and much more.  It really was an adventure packed few days for them!  The children all had a wonderful time, and really made the most of their experience - with one child taking part all the activities one handed, as his arm is currently in plaster!

A big thank you goes to Mrs Slatter and Mrs Lyons, who gave up their time to accompany the children this week.  They also did a great job of updating Twitter with photos throughout the week, so that parents and school staff could see how much fun everyone was having.  We were very impressed to see that Mrs Lyons conquered her fear of heights to tackle the zip wire - demonstrating the "British Values" of courage and determination!

Please enjoy a selection of photos from their week.






Back at school the rest of the children have been making the most of the beautiful weather with lovely playtimes on the field, plenty of outdoor sports, and Forest School.

On Monday, children in Squirrels Class enjoyed a special post-SATs celebration in the play park next to school.  They had doughnuts with coloured icing, then played some games in the sunshine.

Children in Foxes and Deer Class also enjoyed a picnic in the sunshine.  They made their own sandwiches and were treated to cake, which they took out onto the field, as a special reward for all their hard work this term.

On Thursday it was Hamsters' turn to present their Class Assembly.  Lots of parents attended, and enjoyed listening to our youngest children talking about some of the work they have done this term, and showing a slideshow of photos.  The children spoke about their trip to Eaton Bray Nurseries, showed off their "Very Hungry Caterpillar" artwork, and related the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Badgers Class have been learning about the artist Claude Monet this week, studying his famous works including Water Lilies and Woman with a Parasol and have painted their own versions of these paintings.  Hedgehogs Class have also been looking at Monet's paintings this week, so on Friday, the older children invited their younger friends to their classroom to come and share their knowledge and admire one another's work.

Friday was a non-uniform day, in return for a donation for our summer fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 23rd June.  The children brought in bottles and sweets, and we now have a lovely stock of these that can be used on the tombola stalls, so thank you to everyone for their contribution.

It was another gorgeous day, ideal for cricket on the field, relaxing in the sunshine... and organising a litter pick!  We are very lucky to have such lovely grounds here at EBA, a good sized field and the wonderful Forest School area.  We all take great pride in our school, and do like to keep it tidy and litter free.  Please can we politely request that all visitors do the same, and ensure that all wrappers from Ice Cream Friday purchases are taken home or put in the bin.  Thank you.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful half term break, and we will see you back at school on Monday 5th June.