Saturday 18 December 2010
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Some of the many opportunities to sing have included:
- Regular weekly singing assemblies;
- Christmas carol service and choir rehearsals;
- Singing across the curriculum, e.g. learning songs in French lessons;
- Music lessons, where singing is at the heart of the lesson;
- Extend the school choir by offering a choir club throughout the year;
- Encourage parents and the wider community to be more involved with singing;
- Make time for the whole school to sing together in assembly every day.
Tuesday 14 December 2010
Friday 10 December 2010
Wednesday 8 December 2010
The continued hard work and efforts of the children, superbly supported by visiting dance teacher Mrs Jarvis, came to fruition with a stunning performance at the end of today's session.
Girls, Mrs Barker and I were in awe of your performances - just goes to show what determination, effort, commitment and a desire to both enjoy and succeed can result in!
The first Christingle service was in Germany around 1747. The service encouraged children to keep a candle burning in the window of their home so that people who passed by would see the light of Christ. The Christingle service teaches children about Jesus.
Of course Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, but the Christingle celebrates the meaning of Jesus' life, with each part of the Christingle orange having it's own symbolic meaning. The orange itself represents the world. The red ribbon around the orange symbolises the blood of Christ. The four cocktail sticks are the four seasons of the year. The dried fruit or sweets represent the fruits of the earth and the earth's riches God has blessed the world with. The white candle, which is place in the top of the orange, represents Jesus, the light of the world that shines over everything.
Christingle services usually takes place on the last Sunday before Christmas or on Christmas Eve.
Monday 6 December 2010
Children watched and listened attentively as a range of magnets were produced and then demonstrated. The children had a great time experimenting with different magnets and physically seeing the effects that they had.
Thank you Mr Speight!
Friday 3 December 2010
The more novel the idea, the better - it's a great time of year for the children to really 'sparkle', so we hope that as many as possible will take part - pre-school children included.
Thursday 2 December 2010
Should there be more snow during the day, families may come to school and collect their children early from the school office. If you phone in advance we will try to make sure your child is ready for collection. Please do not take your child directly from the playground.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
The children worked together to make a Christmas Pudding, carefully adding ingredients and following instructions - they certainly were 'stirred up'.
Although the prayer could refer to a pudding, it is in fact about making the most of life - let's hope that is what the children wished for whilst adding the ingredients.
Monday 29 November 2010
Saturday 27 November 2010
We will always aim to keep the school open during bad weather, however, in exceptional circumstances it may be necessary to close the school.
If the school is closed, the quickest way to find out will be right here, on the school blog.
As well as on the blog, the Local Authority will inform all local radio stations of any closure - however, there is often a time delay (as experienced last year) with the school reporting a closure and the information being announced. Please listen out for information on BBC Radio Suffolk who update their information during such occasions every 20minutes.
Whatever the events of the next few days unfold into, please stay safe.
Friday 26 November 2010
A further surprise awaited on the hall computer - the creature, clearly getting to grips with its ICT skills, had left a message warning the headteacher to be more careful about where he emptied infected water in future!
Department of Health Investigates
During lunchtime on Thursday, Dr Alan Carter, from the Department of Health paid the school a visit to follow up on the bizarre reports of the past few days.
He conducted a thorough site survey and talked at length with the headteacher about similar occurrences in Norfolk and Essex, before leaving to write a detailed report, copies of which can be requested from the school office.
They were proved correct this morning as when the children arrived in school, the peach had gone. All that remained was this note from the creatures who inhabited it.
Wednesday 24 November 2010
- Why are there two different sets of footprints?
- Why did the peach grow here?
- What will become of us all?
Congratulations also to Mrs Barker for winning the 'Sorest Throat' competition.
Friday 19 November 2010
Children in blue class spent their maths lesson engaged in a very practical activity - counting and sorting the money! Once we had weeded out the handful of foreign coins and those with George V on, we had a very respectable total in excess of £80.00 to donate to Children in Need.
Tuesday 16 November 2010
Today, Muslims all over the world sacrifice a sheep (sometimes a goat) as a reminder in Ibrahim's obedience to Allah. The meat is shared out among family, friends and the poor. Muslims also go to a mosque for prayers, dressed in their best clothes. Muslims also give money to charity to help poor people buy new clothes and food so that they can also celebrate.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Unfortunately, for those children experiencing their first ever taste of 'live' football, entertainment was rather lacking. Highlights did include the rather yummy hot chocolate and the rather nice mini hob-nobs which were being passed around. Still, there are some of us that are hopeful that we might get to see a win for the home side some time in the near future.