The term ended with our Holy Week Service at St John’s Church this morning. The children read and sang beautifully as they re-told the story of this holiest of weeks.
We were overwhelmed with the number of people who came to the Easter Egg Bingo event last evening – the Hall was packed to the rafters. Lots of fun was had by all and an enormous amount of chocolate was won.
The winners of the decorate an egg competition are shown below as are the other entrants. Well done to Tilly in first place, Evan in second place and Lola Mae in third
Eyes down and look in!
1st place Star Wars, 2nd place The Simpsons and 3rd place, the Easter Bunny
What a fantastic time we had running our mile for Sport Relief. Every child and quite a number of parents joined in with the effort to raise money for Sport Relief. The weather was beautiful and there was a real sense of fun and community. We also raised money to help carry out some of the valuable work Sport Relief money helps.
First Mrs Fitzgerald and Miss Connor led us all in a warm-up
Look at us move!
A meeting for parents and children was held on Tuesday to explain the philosophy behind the new initiative we are about to launch at school. Forest School is all about getting children in the outdoors engaging with nature, being creative, exploring, working on their own, working together, being curious, being active and being still.
Miss Singleton will be taking a class each half-term to spend a day outdoors, starting after Easter with Acorn Class.
On Wednesday 11th November the school community gathered together to observe the 2 minute silence in remembrance of all those who have given their lives in combat. We had planned to go to the cenotaph at St John’s Church but the weather was against us. We has a short service during which two children from each class laid the poppy wreath the whole class had made. We were delighted to have James Marsh from LRGS to play the Last Post and Reveille for us and we were also joined by one of our Governors Stephen Booth and the Rev Peter Ballard. After the service in school the children who had laid the wreaths were taken to St John’s Church to lay them at the Cenotaph.
Children holding their wreaths in school.
Some of the group at the cenotaph
On Saturday 9th May 12 brave souls from Year 5 and Year 6 took part in the Cross Country event at Lancaster University. After persistent overnight rain, the fields and course were wet and muddy but this didn’t deter our runners. Abigail represented Year 5 girls with Archie and Vijak running in the Year 5 boys race. Shannon, Phoebe and Tineka all ran for Year 6 girls with a strong field including Aaron, Matthew, Morgan, Lewis, Daniel and Elliot all running in the Year 6 boys race.
Our children finished in a range of positions but I am delighted to say that Daniel came third in the Year 6 boys race. This was a great finish in a field of over 100 boys.
It was a pleasure and privilege to be with the children as they gave it their all and then cheered each other on.
Daniel proudly shows his third place medal
The Cross Country Team
What a civilised way to start the day and end the week!
A friendly hubbub filled the hall last Friday to share in a drink and a cake. To celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight the children had been baking cakes all week using at least one fairtrade ingredient and on Friday morning these were served with a cup of tea or coffee – fairtrade of course! Luckily the Mums and Dads didn’t eat all cakes so at playtime the children were also given the chance to buy one.
Best of all we raised just under £100 to put towards our Comic Relief collection.
Fairtrade and delicious
Keep filling those buckets!
I never thought I would be doing this on the last Friday before half-term. With the enthusiasm and help of Eco Council members we all got down and dirty to empty and save the water left in the bottom of the pond before it is completely re-built over the half-term.
What a treat we had this morning in assembly as we were entertained by the children who are learning to play various instruments.
We had keyboard and piano playing by Willie, Alistair, Ben and Phoebe.
Our guitarists, Ben, Thomas, Lali, Holly, Aedan, Bali and Eddie, played Jingle Bells and Silent Night and we even joined in singing Jingle Bells.
Robert and Eric both played the recorder and Alexander played the clarinet, entertaining us with Ode to Joy and a duet with Mrs Goss.
Our thanks go to Mrs Goss, Mrs Dunne and Mr Purves for helping to arrange the event and to all the parents who came and supported the children.
Take a bow!