Friday, 8 September 2017

Week Ending 8th September 2017

Welcome to the new School Year!  We hope everyone had an enjoyable summer, and is looking forward to another productive and exciting year at EBA...

We returned to school this week to discover that some lovely new reading areas have been created in each of the classrooms.  They will certainly spark the children's imagination, and inspire them to do lots of reading both at school and at home!

Everyone is happily settling into their new classrooms and getting to know their new teachers.  We have welcomed some new children this week in Hamsters Class, and throughout the Main School, and are looking forward to getting to know them all.  Year Five children all look wonderfully smart and grown up in their EBA blazers and ties, and the Year Sixes are feeling very proud of their status as oldest and most responsible children in the school.

Head Boy and Girl and their deputies have been voted for by the staff, and hopeful candidates for seats on the School Council have prepared and delivered some excellent speeches in order to gain votes from fellow pupils for these coveted roles.  The election results will be announced next week!

Children in Badgers Class have started the year with some fun science learning.  They have been finding out about the human body, and learning how the various bones and organs fit inside the skeleton.  They then illustrated their discoveries by wearing them!

This year, classes will be working on their own curriculum topics, rather than having one single topic throughout the school.  This term the children will be learning about the following:

             Hamsters: Under the Sea
             Hedgehogs: Colour
             Otters and Squirrels: Voyages Around the World
             Rabbits and Badgers: Ancient Egypt
             Foxes and Deer: The Rainforest

We look forward to some varied and interesting work in the coming weeks!