On Wednesday 18th December we held our annual 'Carol's Around the Tree'. Our Collective Worship council members, Cam and Eva, stood up with Mrs Barnes to introduce songs and place Nativity pieces in the crib. Oak and Cherry Class also performed 'Hallelujah' from our own Nativity production.
Thank you to all who were able to join us on this festive morning.
Wednesday 11th December 2019
WOW! What a performance from all of KS1 children. We were so proud of the children from Oak Class who took on their roles so well in our school Nativity. Our Narrator remembered every cue and the Innkeeper spoke so clearly and made the audience laugh. The songs were rousing the enthusiasm palpable and there were smiles all round. Memories are made of this!
On Thursday 5th December at 2.30 pm we held a Christingle in school. We listened to reminders about kindness and charity and the work of The Children's Society. We were asked to reflect on an act of kindness we could do, to make our school and wider community one where thought is given to others not so fortunate.
Thank you to everyone that was able to attend. All children in Oak class made a Christingle at school and will be taking one home.
Thank you to those parents that were able to join us to help make Christingles. This school tradition is a lovely way to let parents work alongside their children.
We were so pleased that many of you also joined us for a 'Pop-In' session to make lanterns, pictures and diaries. It was wonderful to give the children the opportunity to talk about this term's topics and share their work with pride.
On Friday 29th November we had visitors from the 'Spalding Lions Club' who came into school to see some of the lovely books that we were able to purchase with their very kind donation earlier on this year. Our four visitors were able to stay to watch our celebration assembly and have photographs afterwards.
We are very thankful to the Spalding Lions club for their continued support.
On Tuesday 12th November Gist from Spalding came in to school to educate us on road safety which is endorsed by the national road safety charity 'Brake'. We even got to go inside a cab of an articulated lorry to learn first hand about stopping distances.
A huge thank you to Andy and Claire from Gist, the children loved the whole experience and were so enthusiastic about this important element of road safety and traffic awareness.
On the 11th November in Oak class we have been remembering the soldiers who have given their lives both in current and past conflicts. The children learnt all about why we remember the fallen soldiers through their whole school assembly with Mrs Fitzgerald along and a special lesson by Mrs Lunn. The children discussed how they celebrated Remembrance Sunday and watched a short animated film from Cbeebies that portrayed the meaning of Remembrance Day in a thoughtful way. The children then learnt why poppies are used to symbolise Remembrance day and how many people lay poppy wreaths at statues around the country. The children then collectively made their own poppy wreath by drawing around their hands and drawing poppy shapes out of coloured paper and then combining them together to form a wreath. They have hung their wreath on the classroom door as a mark of respect.
Welcome back to Oak Class after a week off. This week we have been sharing the story of 'Room on the Broom' by Julia Donaldson.
We have also been thinking about Guy Fawkes and the meaning behind Bonfire night.
If you are watching any fireworks over the weekend, we hope you have a lovely time and stay safe!