Year 3 Woodlands

Wow! The year 3 residential was a massive success. The children participated in many activities such as axe throwing, ziplining and canoeing. The children were split into small groups accompanied by an adult and listened attentively to the Woodlands instructors throughout their three days away.  

It was lovely to see the children in an outdoor environment, enjoying themselves and laughing whilst developing their confidence and resilience. They thoroughly enjoyed sleeping in the same dorm as each other and eating their breakfast, lunch and tea as a group. Many children have pushed themselves out of their comfort zones e.g. by conquering heights when completing the ziplining, entering water (even though many of them can’t swim!) to complete the canoeing or entering the underground tunnel in total darkness.  

As staff, it was a delight to witness their new experiences and hear the children expressing their excitement and amazement that they had completed an activity that they never thought they would be able to do.  

All our year 3 children have many memories to cherish and should be very proud of their accomplishments, friendships and unforgettable moments that they can keep with them forever.  

 

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Platinum Jubilee

Today has been brilliant! The whole school have been in jubilant Jubilee spirit all day – the fun has not stopped. With the children decked out in red, white and blue and bunting adorning the corridors, the atmosphere has felt very patriotic as we celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne.

The day started with a through school assembly in which every year group performed a popular UK hit from each decade that has passed since the Queen’s reign began. Songs included ‘We are the champions’ by Queen and ‘Reach’ by S Club 7. The School Choir also gave their first performance in front of an audience, belting out ‘Sing’ by Gary Barlow. They cannot wait to perform in front of parents, and we really hope to announce details of when this will be very soon.  Children have also been learning The National Anthem over the last few weeks in preparation for today’s events, and sang it together during the assembly; it was incredibly moving and they sang it beautifully.

At around 11am, parents of Nursery children came into school and joined their little ones on the field for a picnic and playtime. We have been so lucky with the weather today; sitting on the blankets, enjoying the fresh air and refreshing drinks. Children from Reception to Year 6 then enjoyed their own slice of al fresco dining as they skipped outside to enjoy a street party style banquet, sitting in rows in the sunshine amongst the bunting, banners and Union Jack flags. As you can see it was a sight to behold and the experience will stay in their memories for years to come. We will look back fondly on this afternoons celebrations.

This afternoon, the party atmosphere has continued back into the classrooms with children taking part in a number of Jubilee inspired activities. Year 3 have been making collages of Queen Elizabeth II, Year 6 have been designing a new royal stamp, and children through Keystage 1 and Early Years have been making their own crowns, fit for our own little kings and queens! Year 5 children have been taking on the role of newspaper journalists, writing reports about Queen Elizabeth II, while Year 4 children have been using red, white and blue icing to decorate cakes in patriotic style. It is fair to say that teachers and children alike have had an incredibly busy, but also extremely fun day.

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