I cannot believe we have arrived at half term already! The end of October is fast approaching signalled by the trees losing their leaves, quite rapidly now; chillier mornings; clocks going back next weekend and Halloween around the corner! It has been a busy term and the children have settled back into school routines (or begun new ones) with resilience and good humour.
We started the term so positively with whole school assemblies and, sadly, have had to revert to virtual ones again after the challenges we faced thanks to COVID. The children, as ever, seemed to cope remarkably well with the changes and carried on regardless. As adults, we are looking forward to the time when we can all come together again to share assemblies, plays and music.
The term has ended in a flurry of activity out in our Forest School area. Thanks to Foss for sponsoring a session for Classes 2,3 and 4; the children have enjoyed making boats to float eggs, collecting a range of natural items in scavenger hunts and creating some stunning outdoor art. Please do look at the photos in the Newsletter.
I wish every family a safe and happy half term break: a time to rest, reflect, and recharge ahead of the second half term and the Christmas hustle that always accompanies that time of year! We will welcome the children back into school on Tuesday 2nd November.
With best wishes,
Phew! I am ready for this week off! Its been a REALLY busy half-term in the Office - so thanks for bearing with me if I've been a bit slow in replying to queries/etc!
This months Newsletter is chock full of photos - so it might take a while to download. Stick with it, its worth it.
Just a few quick notices from me:
1. Remember - school reopens on TUESDAY 2nd November!
2. Parents Evenings are being held via Teams on 2nd and 3rd November. If you haven't had your appointment via email, please email me ASAP.
3. Remember - school reopens on TUESDAY 2nd November!
4. Nasal Flu Immunisations will take place on 3rd November. If you missed the online consent window. the immunisation team are holding a clinic in Warwick on 9/11/21. Please visit: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/userlogin.php for more information.
5. Remember - school reopens on TUESDAY 2nd November!
6. School will be holding our BBC Children in Need events on Thursday 18th November. More details to follow from the School Council...
Have a great Half-term Holiday!
Mr Berry (aka Wayne)
PS - Remember - school reopens on TUESDAY 2nd November!
Class Two have had TWO Forest School sessions this month, the lucky things! The first was related to "Out & About" by Shirley Hughes and the children were acting out different types of weather. The second day invloved making boats to carry precious cargo (ok, eggs!) and ephemeral art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.
Class Three have been transported back to the Stone Age this week thanks to an amazing workshop provided by Warwickshire Culture and Heritage.
Year 6 completed their BikeRight Bikeability course a few weeks ago. They all passed with flying colours and the instructors were very complimentary about the children’s behaviour and attitude. What great ambassadors for the school!
Story by Class Reporters: Esme & Meisha
Bikeability was great fun! We started on Level 1 first, which was on the playground, learning signals and how to safely secure a helmet. We then moved on to Level 2 which was on the roads and we learned how to go from a minor road to a major road, and vice-versa. Everyone had a great time!
Class Four also spent some time in the Forest School this week.
Story by Class Reporters: Esme & Meisha
In Forest School we went to our woodland area on the field. We collected natural items that you would find in a wood – for example, leaves, sticks and something circular. Then we went to find something we thought was interesting and explain to the rest of the class why it was interesting.
After break, we made boats using only natural items like sticks. We then had to test the boat in the water. We put two rubber eggs on top of our boats. If the eggs got wet or the boat sunk, you didn’t get the points. There were up to 10 points for design and quality. Then we went for lunch.