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Assembly Focus – Abstinence

Monday, 11 March 2019

Our assembly this week focused on Lent. The children learnt that Jesus spent 40 days in the desert reflecting on the sacrifice he was about to make and the temptations he resisted.

We talked about the idea that Christians  make sacrifices at this time of year but this doesn’t always have to be giving something up like chocolate – it can be other things.

We read the following poem:

Abstinence
Today I’ll give up grumbling and complaining,
Instead I’ll be thankful for all that I have.
Today I’ll quit worrying about the ‘if onlys’ and ‘what ifs’ of my life,
Instead I’ll trust that God knows and cares for even me.
Today I’ll stop criticizing all those around me,
Instead I’ll take a good, long look at my own faults.
Today I’ll refuse to use the words ‘I’m bored!’
Instead I’ll be grateful for a brain, and for education, and for every opportunity to learn.
Today I’ll give up speaking unkindly and negatively,
Instead I’ll make an effort to use positive words and to be an encourager.
Today I’ll abstain from my mobile phone, my computer, my DVD player and all e-mails,
Instead I’ll practise the art of talking to my family and my friends.

 We decided it would be much better if we did kind, compassionate and thoughtful things instead. We are all going to try hard to achieve this over the next 7 weeks.

Attendance W/C 11th February

Thursday, 28 February 2019

• Reception 91%
• Year 1 96%
• Year 2 97%
• Year 3 96%
• Year 4 95%
• Year 5 98%
• Year 6 98.1%

Overall attendance was 96%,   good attendance achieved.

 

Professor Broccoli’s ABC adventure at the zoo.

Thursday, 28 February 2019

A M Christian came in to school to read to our younger pupils.

Written in alliterative  verse, this beautifully illustrated book takes us on a journey through the alphabet and a zoo in the company of Professor Brocolli.

The children were introduced to lots of interesting and colourful characters.

 

Man-made or Natural

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

This beautiful winter morning Reception and Nursery pupils  put on their warm coats and hats, pulled on our wellies and went for a walk around the school playing field. We were looking for items and deciding if they were natural or man-made. 

The sun was warm on our backs and cast long shadows, something else to chat about.

 

Still it was nice to come back in to the warmth of the Nursery where we read a lovely book called Stick Man.

Attendance w/c 5th November

Monday, 19 November 2018

•Reception 98.9%
•Year 1 95%
•Year 2 94%
•Year 3 98%
•Year 4 97%
•Year 5 99%
•Year 6 98%

Overall attendance was 97%,   good attendance achieved.

 

Nasal Flu Vaccination

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
This year the Public Health Service immunisation team are looking at ways of increasing the pupil uptake of the nasal flu vaccination, because they tell us “We did have a little flu scare last year, because of this, we had an influx of parents ringing up after the flu sessions had finished at schools, needing their child that had missed the vaccine at school to be immunised”. They would like to try to avoid a similar situation this year so we are trying to promote the school sessions as much as possible”.
Below is a link you may find useful and interesting on their service and the Flu vaccination.

Our Caterers Recipe Book

Friday, 7 September 2018

Some really nice recipes you can make with your children at home, use the link to have a look

https://educaterers.co.uk/downloads/educaterers-recipe-book.pdf

 

Reception and nursery health week

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

 

Today the Reception and Nursery children had the chance to try out two different types of exercise. In the morning Mrs Haines introduced the children to dance classes.

The afternoon was filled with a Kung Fu and boxing session led by Mr and Mrs Checkley.

 

 Many thanks to these parents for giving up their time to help support our Health Week in the EYFS. 

Tomorrow we will be talking all about teeth.

Wellbeing week starts!

Monday, 18 June 2018

All the children and as many staff as possible, took to the field for a 15 minute walk to start the day. This was the first day of our wellbeing week and it looks like they all enjoyed the fresh air, sunshine and chat! Lets hope the weather stays nice for the rest of the week.

Forest School

Monday, 21 May 2018

 

Nursery had a lovely time last week outside by a forest fire. Miss Mary a fully trained forest school teacher made sure that all was safe and secure.

The children were able to whittle sticks to push a marshmallow on to, sing some campfire songs and enjoy a sizzling hot suasage.

The weather was perfect too, not too hot!