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Early Years Sports Day

Early Years had their Sports Day this morning. They did 5 different activities: relay, egg and spoon race, bike race, circle games with a football and a water relay. The children did brilliantly and had a fun time, too! They then delighted us with their pirate song and dance moves. Well done F1 and F2!

Music Masters Concert

It was wonderful to hear the progress made by our violinists and cellists this week at our end of year Music Masters concert. It was particularly lovely to hear all the children playing their instruments together in ensemble pieces. Well done Year 1 and 2!

Foundation Stage Trip to Odds Farm

On Thursday 28th June, F1 and F2 went to Odds Farm in Buckinghamshire. They had a wonderful time stroking different animals and going on tractor rides!

RE Visitors

We have had some visitors into our school in the last week to share their lives and beliefs with the children. Year 4 had a visit by a Sikh, who talked about the 7 Ks of Sikhism and what life is like for him. Year 1 and 5 were visited by a Jewish believer, who spoke about different practices in Judaism. She also brought Challah bread, which the children were able to try!

Our children have told us they love these visits, because it helps them to understand the difference faith makes to a believer’s life – it makes it real and relevant for them. It also helps them to develop respect for others, which is one of our core Christian values.

We are very grateful to our visitors for giving up their time to come and see us.

 

Year 2 Multi-skills Trip

Yesterday, Year 2 went to Regent’s Park for a multi-skills day, where they tried out different sports. It was a lovely day for it!

Great Fire of London Re-enactment

Year 2 have been learning about the Great Fire of London and this week they recreated it! They made wooden and paper houses in the style of 1666, and then watched as the fire travelled from house to house, burning them. Of course, our wonderful site manager, OJ was on hand to keep everything safe!

Outdoor Prayer Day

Yesterday, we held our first outdoor Prayer Space Day led by St Mary’s Church. Using our Collective Worship theme of Jonah, there were different stations enabling the children to explore the themes of the story. There was even a whale’s mouth to go into!

Children thought about: who helps them to make choices, what they do when things are difficult, what they want to aim for, and forgiveness for the things we are sorry for.

We are very grateful to Kirstine and Charlotte from St Mary’s for running this wonderful day for us.