Friday, 29 September 2017

Week Ending 29th September 2017

It's starting to look very autumnal around our school grounds, with leaves beginning to fall from the trees, covering the ground like a crunchy multi coloured carpet!  This is all very exciting for the children in Hedgehogs Class, who are learning about colour this term, and discovering the many different colours of nature.

Rabbits Class enjoyed using the "Bee-Bots" this week during their computing lessons.  The children found out all about algorithms, and learnt how to write a set of clear instructions for a machine to follow.  They then used this knowledge to programme the Bee-bots to travel around in a square formation.

On Monday evening the Home School Association held its AGM.  Once again, we have a small number of very dedicated parents who are willing to offer their time and energies to help the school, by organising events and fundraising activities.  We are extremely grateful to those volunteers, who do so much for their school, and are always keen to welcome more helpers if anyone can spare some time to lend a hand.

Preparations for the first of the fundrasing events are already underway...with Christmas in mind!  This year we will be producing an EBA calendar, with photos of the children and staff, in the month of their birthday.  There will also be Christmas cards featuring your children's own designs available to buy, so do keep an eye out for these!

This week, Otters Class have been learning about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.  They have looked at the colours, shapes and patterns of the flowers in her paintings and used their observations to create their own designs.  The children made flowers using a range of papers and materials to create different textures, and the result was this beautifully vibrant floral display for the corridor.

Our EBA Enterprise children have had a busy week again, with Year 6 children enjoying more cooking sessions in the School Kitchen, and Year 5s devising and creating their own snack bars.  They used a variety of different ingredients and flavours, including cereal, fresh and dried fruit, honey, and of course chocolate!  Each group chose a name for their snack, and designed their own packaging.

On Friday morning we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning in the School Hall, to raise some money for this worthwhile charity.  There were lots of delicious cakes and biscuits that had been donated by generous parents and school staff, plenty of tea and coffee, and a lovely atmosphere for chatting and catching up with friends old and new.  Thank you to everyone who came along and supported this event - we managed to raise £226.  This sum was boosted by a further £45 in the afternoon, when Deer Class children ran an after school cake stall to sell all the remaining goodies - so a grand total of £271 for Macmillan!