The fabulous picture shows drawings by pupils who attend their clubs of the teachers who have kept them safe. We will hang this up in the school to remind us all how much we have achieved together.
To be in with a chance to win a prize, we are asking all children to decorate a wooden spoon – SPECTACULARLY!
Before the end of term, children will have been given a wooden spoon to take home in their reading folders. These are to be decorated over the Easter holidays. They could be made into a spectacular character or just decorated with some sparkle and flair.
There will be one winner and one runner up from each class, so everyone has a really good chance of winning as you will only be up against your classmates. Prizes are being donated by the PTA and the competition is free to enter.
Please bring your decorated spoons into school from Monday 19th April (after the Easter break) and before the deadline of Friday 23rd April. They must be labelled with your name on the back of the spoon and then handed in to the class teacher. There will be a special display box in each classroom.
As visitors are unable to come into school to see the display, we will be sharing it virtually so look out for pictures on the school website and Twitter account. We hope to be able to take the display boxes into the hall for the children to get the opportunity to see each other’s creativity once the competition has closed.
Children can ask their class teacher if they need a replacement spoon. They may find some inspiration from the examples below.
We were delighted to announce the winners of the PTA #Winterwatch photography competition. We had over 160 photos for our judge Peter Travers to pick the winners from. The entries were extremely varied and beautiful. They certainly met the original brief which was "to take a photo of something that catches your eye, something of natural beauty" inspired by BBC Winterwatch.
Prizes were awarded to first and second place in categories EYFS, KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2. Each first and second place winner received a certificate and a personalised mug with their image printed on, kindly funded by the PTA. Winners were as follows:
EYFS first place Annie H, second place Larissa T; KS1 first place Imogen D, second place Piper W; Lower KS2 first place Emily T, second place Cody W; Upper KS2 first place Cam H and second place Pippa S.
We would like to thank everyone who made the effort to enter the competition, Ruth Presswood for organising it and Peter Travers for judging.
Here are the winners and their lovely photos:
As a Church school, our celebration of the major Christian festivals is an important part of our community life.
Our normal tradition is for the younger children to make their Easter bonnets at home and then show them to the older children with a lovely Easter parade. As this is not practical this year, they will be making their hats as a school activity. We would still love to see any bonnets made at home and celebrate them in class so please keep an eye on Tapestry for details of how to do this.
We would like as many children as possible from all years to make an Easter garden to display at our Easter service on Wednesday 31st March. The display of these Easter gardens at the front of the hall helps us to focus on the story of Jesus' crucifixion and Resurrection.
Children can bring in their Easter gardens from Wednesday 24th March, taking them to their classroom in the first instance with their name and class clearly marked on it. After the Easter service we will arrange for the children to collect their gardens from the Hall.
You can use a plastic tray or dish, seed tray etc. to make your garden in. Soil, card, paper, sand can all be used for the base of the garden. They can be as creative as they like. There needs to be a little hill with three crosses, a cave beneath for the tomb and something to represent the stone that was rolled away.
Here are some ideas of the kind of thing you might be able to make:
Fundraising for his Captain Tom challenge
Elliot in Class JSB is writing 100 poems for his Captain Tom challenge which is to do 100 of something to raise funds. Elliot has chosen to support the Alzheimer's Society
Not only is he writing 100 poems in different styles, he is turning them into an online experience by using Scratch. We're really proud of what he's achieved so far. He reached the halfway point on March 1st with a great poem about daffodils.
If you're intrigued by titles such as "Ode to a Zombie" and "Don't get Poo on your Shoes", take a look at some of his poems here: scratch.mit.edu/projects/494495593
If you'd like to support Elliot and his cause, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/penny-pledges.
Well done Elliot.