Friday 18 December 2015

Talent Show

On Wednesday afternoon we held our annual talent show. The children signed up to perform and shared a wide variety of interesting talents, from playing guitar and drums, to gymnastics and singing. There were sketches and comedy acts and performance poetry, and of course the usual slapstick falling-on-the-floor routine...

Well done to you all for taking part. X-Factor here you come!

Christmas Party

The Christmas party was held straight after our Christmas dinner, and the children had a fantastic time 'busting some moves' to the latest tunes. The PTFA supplied snack bags and drinks and we had an exciting visit from the man in the red coat - Father Christmas!

Thanks to all who helped make the afternoon so special for the children. 

There are lots of photos to look through below, so grab a mince pie and a cup of tea (or a glass of sherry if you prefer!) and settle down to see the highlights.

Christmas Dinner

On Thursday lunchtime, members of the school community came together to share a delicious Christmas dinner. The children sat down with members of the PTFA, younger siblings, staff and governors to enjoy Caroline's amazing cooking. It was a fantastic meal; thank you for all your hard work, Caroline!

Christmas Carol Service

On Monday we held our traditional carol service in St Mary's Church. The children gave readings of the Christmas story, while children in red class formed a nativity tableau. We enjoyed performances from soloists, a recorder duet, and group carols and songs. It was a fantastic evening, and the church was packed as always. The service was followed by mulled wine (for the adults) and mince pies back in the school hall. Thanks to the PTFA for organising this. 

Well done to all the children. You gave amazing performances and sounded beautiful. We are very proud of you all.

Friday 11 December 2015

Praise for our pupils

This week, children in Yellow and Blue Class headed into Ipswich, to the New Wolsey Theatre to see the annual Rock-and-Roll Pantomime. This year, it was The Sword in the Stone. As always the cast were magnificent and the show was funny, exciting and full of audience participation. Mr Mansell once again got hauled up on stage by Dame Bernadette Broadbottom, much to the amusement of pupils and staff.

We received this message from a member of the audience late on Wednesday evening and were delighted to hear that our children didn't let us down:

A group of your pupils went to see the Sword in the Stone at the New Wolsey this afternoon.

We were sitting in the row immediately in front of the block of seats you had booked and I have to admit that we were rather taken aback when we realised that there were going to be so many children directly behind us.

However, their behaviour was excellent and I was very impressed by it. They were very good ambassadors for your school. The adults with them made sure that their excitement at being there didn't disrupt things for everyone else. Their enthusiasm and enjoyment was contagious - somebody sitting in front of me said that it was more fun than the evening performances because the children were so involved.
Also, their shouting was excellent!
It is good to know that through all this jolity, the children maintained exemplary behaviour

Special Award of the Week

Mathematician of the Week

Writer of the Week

Wall of Fame

Wednesday 2 December 2015

New Play Equipment

This afternoon, in assembly, the School Council unveiled some brand-new play equipment purchased for each of the classes. After much discussion and surveying during the term, the children chose and ordered a new balance bike for Red Class and a set of scooters for Yellow and Blue Classes.

They were very excited to show off their purchases, and reminded everyone about the importance of respecting the equipment by taking good care of it.

A team of year six pupils was tasked with the job of tidying the play shed at lunchtime, and did a marvelous job of organising the equipment. The new bike and scooters will now have a nice tidy home! Well done School Council for your hard work.

PTFA Christmas Fayre 2015

Yesterday we held our annual Christmas Fayre, organised by our super PTFA. The hall was packed with people playing games such as 'pin the hat on Santa', and eating sandwiches, cakes and confections. There were Christmas craft activities to keep the kids busy, and a secret room where the children could find the perfect gift for mum and dad. The choir gave a performance of four Christmas songs, and it was great to see past pupils popping in to say listen and say hello. There was even a stall selling reindeer food and droppings!

Thank you to everyone involved in making the Fayre a success.