Dear Parents

The highlight of the week for me, and indeed all in school, was undoubtedly the magical performances of Peter Pan.  All the children delighted us with their confidence and obvious enjoyment in taking part in such a wonderful school occasion.  Every night was special but it was evident the children ensured that the performance on the last night was the most special of all!  Well done to all who took part and thanks to all staff who made it all possible.  Special thanks to the Parents’ Association and in particular Sherine Awadallah, for our magnificent new stage and hall curtains which I am sure you will all agree lifted the Performing Arts Centre to a completely new level.

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Reception

We started the week in Reception by returning to one of our favourite stories from this term!   On Monday, we were joined by Miraiker and her ‘World of Puppets.’ She performed a super puppet show of ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ We were then able to join her with retelling of ‘The Enormous Turnip,’ ‘Dear Zoo,’ and ‘The Gingerbread Man.’ We also had lots of fun creating and writing our own stories using the superb range of puppets on offer. It was a fabulous way to end our topic for this term.
We then got busy preparing for Easter and made some delicious chocolate nests and some superb marshmallow Easter bunnies!
We look forward to lots more fun and learning next term. Our topic will be following lots of the children’s interests and will be centred around the theme of ‘Water’!  ‘Show and Tell ‘ next term will have the theme of ‘Travel and Adventure’ so please only bring in anything to share related to this topic.  No toys to be brought into school, please!

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Year 1

This week, Year 1 had the opportuinty to watch the school play ‘Peter Pan’ which they thoroughly enjoyed.  We have come to the end of our work on ‘Castles’ this week and the children have designed and painted their own coats of arms for their shields and they look amazing!  Easter has crept up on us and the children made chocolate Easter nests and, in their writing of instructions, used time connectives effectively.  Of course, they had to test the mini eggs to make sure they were alright to use!  They have painted some ceramic eggs this week and it was great to see how carefully they have painted their designs.

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Year 2

In Year 2, we have been have been finishing off our ‘Turrets and Tiaras’ topic, by creating medieval banquet menus, designing our own shields and learning a song about the British Monarchs. We have also been learning about Easter and Spring, writing acrostic poems and making chocolate Easter nests.

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Year 4

In Geography this week, the children have been studying the different routes from where they live to school and identifying the names of the roads they travel on.  In Art, Year 4 are creating artwork using items of plastic to highlight the importance of re-cycling plastic.

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Years 5 & 6

In Humanities this week, Years 5 and 6 have been researching many of the original sources of inspiration for the characters from their learning focused on ‘Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief’. They used the knowledge acquired on their visit to Cambridge University’s Museum of Classical Archaeology and their impressive English and History skills. They then wrote about and sketched the Gods, Goddesses and other divine characters.

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Sports Matches

The first match was Buckenham against Taylor. Both teams played well but Taylor’s shooting was faultless and they managed to win 7-2. Then Taylor stayed on to play against Wedgwood, who despite their best efforts, were defeated 7-2.In the final match, Buckenham played against Wedgwood. It was the closest match of the afternoon but Buckenham managed to win 5-2. I was really impressed with how well all of the girls played and how organised and supportive the Year 6 House Captains and Leaders were. A special mention to the Wedgwood team who only just had enough players to make up a team so had to work extra hard with no reserves. Well done girls, a lovely end to the term.  Chloe Price

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Textiles Club

The Textiles Club took to designing soft furnishings this term. They chose a couple of motifs to embroider and then got to grips with sewing machines to put their cushion covers together. Only one of them braved the electric sewing machine, the others opting for the 80 year old hand-cranked machine which gave them more control.
They worked very hard this term, with several sessions cancelled due to matches or other school events, and gave up a couple of break times to make sure they were finished before the holidays. Well done, girls, everyone who has seen them has been wowed by your designs and hard work.

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A Message From The Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association would like to thank all parents for supporting our recent Film Night; the children all had a wonderful time and we were able to raise a fantastic £225

The Parents’ Association would also like to express our heartfelt thanks to Sherine Awadallah for creating the beautiful floral arrangements for Mothering Sunday, helping us to raise £135.

These fundraising events throughout the year, as well as contributing to our larger fundraising goals, also allow the Parents’ Association to put on other events for the children, such as the end of year parties and inviting the bunnies along for our Easter Egg hunt.

These events wouldn’t be possible without the support of all our parents, and we are very grateful for that ongoing support.

Summer Ball tickets are still available here. The deadline for buying tickets is 27th April.

 

With my best wishes for a lovely Easter break with your children,

Lynda Brereton