Summer 2016

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The children took part in a fund raising Skipathon in aid of the British Heart Foundation and school. Money raised is to be split equally between the school, for the purchase of new library books, and the British Heart Foundation.

The children skipped for three minutes had a rest and a drink and then skipped for a further three minutes. It was harder than they thought!
All the children completed the challenge and the fantastic amount raised was £1074.10!

Thank you to all family and friends for supporting this event.

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child skipping child skipping

Aldingbourne Country Centre - June

The Early Years Reception Children visited the Aldinbourne Country Centre and enjoyed several activities related to their current topic Wild and Wonderful. The children made dens in the woods, met a variety of animals and enjoyed making nests out of natural materials. It was a hot day so the children arrived back at school excited but worn out!

making dens in the woods
meeting the goats meeting the ducks a friendly lama making nests
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children in costume

The Queen's 90th Birthday

To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday the children enjoyed a 'royal' day. Everyone came dressed in either red, white or blue or as Kings, Queens or Beefeaters. In the morning children made and decorated crowns; there were some beautiful designs. In the afternoon, wearing their crowns, children enjoyed a 'street party' in school. There was bunting, food and smiles everywhere.
After the food and drink the children danced on the school field. It was such fun!

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children dancing children in costume

Arts Day at Central CE Junior School

As part of the transition process our Year 2 children visited Central, together with Lancastrian's Year 2s, for an Arts Day. All of these children and Central's year 3s had a creative day themed around the Queen's 90th birthday. There were dancing, printing,singing/music and drama workshops.

Whilst the Year 2 children were away, our Year 1 children together with the Early Years Reception children, had their own Arts Day. This too was based around the Queen's birthday. They made a junk model castle, explored texture by making a Union Jack flag and soldiers, baked and decorated crown biscuits and enjoyed making a mosaic cross.

Union Jack crown biscuit children at central
children printing child in music workshop Junk modelling castle

Sports Day - Again this year we were lucky with the weather! Our sports day was based around the Olympic Games. The children were mixed up into groups of varying ages and then given the name of a country taking part in the games. On the field there were ten acclivities and each group had a turn at each one. There were varying scores for each activity, for example if you threw your bean bag to the furthest hoop you gained three points rather than one point for throwing to the nearest hoop. Scores were added up and the winning team was China! Each member of the winning team won a certificate and every child was given a sticker.
Thank you to the Bishop Luffa School Year 10 Sports Leaders for the help they gave us during this event.

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  child doing sports day child doing sports day  
Our Summer Fayre was a great success this year. We raised the amazing amount of £1020.57. Thank you to all parents who so willingly gave their time and their money! cakes bucket game
child playing a game child having his face painted
Our End of Term service was held in church and turned out to be an emotional one. All the children sang beautifully and the Year 2 children told the audience of their aspirations for the future. At the end our Chair of Governors, Mrs Lowe, presented each Year 2 child with a poetry book as a celebration of their time at our school. children with books
'Perform for Schools' visited us and treated the children to an interactive drama workshop based on the Peter Pan story. The children were completely captivated and loved taking part. children in drama workshop
The End of Year Disco is a treat the children really look forward to. This year, as the weather was favourable, we were able to enjoy it outside. We all danced, played games and were refreshed by a much needed drink and a biscuit! children at disco children playing games