Friday, 23 June 2017

Week Ending 23rd June 2017

The Year Six France trip was thoroughly enjoyed by both pupils and staff.  A wonderful trip, made even more special by the beautiful weather that we all experienced over the weekend.  There are lots of photos on the school website, so just a small sample here...

Another lovely successful event last weekend was the Edlesfest, at Edlesborough Church, where our School Choir sang sea shanties with Edlesborough School Choir and Kimber's Men.  There were lots of positive comments about their performance, which was by all accounts one of the highlights of the festival!

Sports have been on the agenda again this week, with a Year Three rugby skills day on Monday, and the Key Stage Two cricket regional finals on Wednesday.  The cricketers faced some tough competition from the other finalists, but played well as a team, and enjoyed the experience of playing at county level.  Meanwhile, our Year Three Rugby "A" Team triumphed, coming top of the leaderboard in their tournament against other local schools!

On Tuesday, we were visited once again by Kate Radford, the potter who came to work with us before half term.  She returned with the completed fired and glazed pottery sculptures that the children had made, which they were able to take home.  All the work looked fabulous, and the children were very proud of their artistic creations - and all the adults at school felt very proud of our children when we read the lovely letter that accompanied the completed work:

It is nearly carnival time in Eaton Bray, and so all classes have been busy preparing artwork for our school float.  This year, the theme of the carnival is "Transport" and we are taking things to new heights, with a hot air balloon themed float, inspired by the film "Up."  There were lots of bright and colourful creations being made and painted in the classrooms, and on Thursday afternoon, a float building session took place in the school hall, with parent volunteers helping put it all together.  We look forward to a fun filled day and hope our floaty float really takes off!!

Friday was a day that all the children had been looking forward to!  Firstly, it was a non-uniform day, so everyone had the chance to dress in their favourite summer clothes, which is always exciting.  Then, straight after school, we held our "Friday Fun" extravaganza, which is our main summer fundraiser for this year.

There were lots of fun stalls, including a sweet tombola, face painting, arts and crafts, and the extremely popular "Throw a wet sponge at Mr Wise" stall!  Entertainment was provided by Badgers Class ukulele players (who were wonderful), and there was a mini football tournament on the field.  Pizza and chips were available in the hall, as well as teas, coffees, ice creams and a lovely selection of cakes.  There was also the opportunity to purchase summer plants in stylish planters made from recycled materials, and a raffle with wonderful prizes.

The afternoon was great fun for all, and well attended.  Thank you again to everyone who came along to support our fundraising - we hope you enjoyed all the entertainment on offer!