Friday, 27 April 2018

Week Ending 27th April 2018

The week started with our wonderful St George's Day Breakfast event.  An early start for our kitchen staff and other willing helpers, meant that there was a lovely hearty full English breakfast available to parents, children and staff before school on Monday morning.  After breakfast, there was cricket on the field for all who wanted to join in - and some children proudly wore their Cub or Brownie uniforms for the day in celebration of our patron saint.

Sadly the weather was nothing like as glorious this week as last, so it was back to coats and boots for outdoor activities!  Nevertheless, Hedgehogs children have had a great time in their outdoor area, enjoying all sorts of activities, exploring and learning through their play.

On Tuesday, Year Two children were visited by the Fire Service, who came in to speak to them about fire safety, and talk about what they do.  Squirrels Class had the opportunity to dress up in their safety gear, and then there was much excitement as they went out to look around the fire engine.  They all took turns to hold the fire hose and spray water high in the air - everyone got a little wet, but as a bonus, some staff got a free car wash!

More visitors on Wednesday, when the whole of Main School took part in a "Skipping Day" hosted by Dan the Skipping Man.  Dan and his team led the children in a variety of individual and group skipping activities throughout the day, and taught them some tricks.  In the afternoon there was an assembly, where some of the children were selected to demonstrate to the rest of the school the skills that they have learnt.  Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and agreed that skipping is great fun and great exercise!

Hamsters children have been reading "Owl Babies" as their book for this week.  This links in with their Living and Growing topic, and they have been enjoying activities based around the story.  They had a lovely time building a wonderful nest, big enough for them all to sit inside, which they decorated with sparkles and bright colours!

On Thursday it was Hedgehogs Class assembly.  The children shared all of their achievements from last term with their parents and the rest of the school, demonstrating what they have learnt in their practical maths sessions, and in literacy.  They showed photos of their recent trip to Berkhamsted Castle and of some of the fun they have been having in their outside area.  As usual tea and coffee was offered to parents after the assembly, which was appreciated by all!

Thursday was a busy day for Rabbits Class.  Back in January, they met with children from Maidenhall School at Stockwood Park, as part of the Schools Linking Network programme, and this week their new friends came to Eaton Bray to meet up again.  The children spent the day together, getting to know one another better over a picnic lunch in the classroom, and enjoyed various fun activities.  There was a lovely atmosphere of friendship, and they are now all looking forward to June, when our children will visit their school in Luton.