Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Week
During the summer term, we had a healthy mind, healthy body week. During this week, we had lots of visitors in school and we took part in lots of activities to help us focus on healthy minds and healthy bodies. We all thoroughly enjoyed the week.
We were very lucky to take part in a writers' day with Terry Caffrey, a published poet and writer. Six of our year 5 and 6 children joined other pupils from local schools for a day of poetry and writing. Terry shared jokes, poems and a range of fantastic word games with the children. The children wrote and shared their own poems, performed poems by Terry and made books in which to write their ideas.
Children in Need
Thank you to everyone who brought cakes to school for the cake sale and to everyone who entered the cake decorating competition. It was also lovely to see so many children dressed in their spotty clothing on Friday. In total we raised £432 for Children in Need!
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I ending, every class made clay poppies to create a display. We then sold the poppies and all the money raised will be donated to The Royal British Legion.
Thank you to everyone who wore a Christmas jumper on Friday 15th December to help us raise money for our school and chosen charities. From this event we raised £136.60!
Thank you to everyone who donated towards our Rags2Riches4Schools collection. In total we raised £143.20!
On Thursday 18th January Year 5 and Year 6 visited a Sikh Temple in Handsworth, Birmingham. On arrival we were met by Kiran who took us into a large room that is used as a communal dining area at weekends. Kiran told us about the building and asked if we had any questions. Then we removed our shoes, washed our hands and covered our heads with a scarf or hat in readiness to look around a couple of the prayer rooms.
When we returned to the dining area we had the opportunity to ask more questions and were given squash and biscuits before leaving.
We learned a lot from this visit and were made to feel very welcome. It was interesting to look around some of this beautiful temple.
Year 3 and Year 4 attended the same RE visit on Thursday 25th January. We had an amazing day out visiting a gurdwara in Birmingham and a Buddhist temple in Malvern. We learnt a lot about the way that Sikhs and Buddhists worship and were especially impressed with the amazing decoration in the gurdwara. Ms Taylor and Mrs Cole were very proud of all the children and the respect they showed when visiting the different places of worship. Thank you to Mrs West for organising the day and to the helpers who came along.
On the afternoon of Friday 8th June we had our whole school sports day. All the children took part in various races throughout the afternoon and the PTFA did an excellent job of providing refreshments for the parents. Thank you to all those who were able to attend to support the children.
Three Counties Show
On Friday 15th June the whole school attended the Three Counties Show. All the classes split up and visited different parts of the show with their adult helpers. Some classes saw ducks, horses, goats and some of us were lucky enough to watch the parachute display. Thank you to all of the adult volunteers that were able to come and help us on this visit.