Eco Club

Hello and welcome to Eco Club! Over the last 2 weeks we have been lucky enough to have Mr Marr and Ms Knight to help us think about a planting plan for the new garden. We have put together a list of all the fruit, veg and flowers that we would like to grow and have made a start at weeding beds in preparation:

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So far we have planted Japanese onions and broad beans! All of us got our hands dirty and really got stuck in. Well done Eco Club for a great start to the planting season.

The Choir at The Victoria Theatre

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A massive well done to the choir who performed at the Victoria Theatre on saturday night. Despite performing to over four hundred people the children held their nerves and gave the audience a treat. All the staff and parents have commented how well the children sang and what a credit they were to both themselves and the school.

Well done, you have made us proud! Thanks to all the staff and parents that helped on the night. If it wasn’t for the help of parents and staff we wouldn’t be able to be involved in these events.

We also need to thank Spencer in year 3 for designing the logo on the new t-shirts. I am sure you will agree what a fantastic job he has done.

Year 4 visit to Robinwood

On Friday the year 4 children set off to Robinwood with Mrs Maddock, Mrs Denham and Mrs Paynter. We were joined by the year 4 children from Siddal and Field Lane. The two days were extremely busy and we managed to pack in loads of exciting activities. We never stopped.

On arriving the children were split up into small groups and given a group leader for the two days. After a quick bite to eat it was off to the dorms to leave our bags and then straight into the first activity. Mrs Denham’s group started with caving. Peace descended for an hour as the children were down the hatch to below the floor. I can’t tell you how tempting it was to sit on the hatch. Instead I watch the frenzied activity on the CCTV.

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Down the hatch!

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I think I had the best view!

After the caving we headed off to the climbing wall. Most of the children managed to reach the top.

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After a quick snack we headed for the night line. This was my favourite activity and I don’t think I have laughed as much for a long time. Blindfolded, the children had to follow a rope over an obstacle course. To add to the fun Barry the Squirrel was roaming around. He had a habit of tickling  the children (a feather duster) and weeing on them (Mrs D with a water pistol.) Unfortunately I was too busy laughing and squirting water to take any more photos.

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After tea we headed for the archery range were it all became very competitive.

After a relatively peaceful night we headed for the crate building.

Following the crate building we had our last activity which was the Piranhas pool. The children had 40 minutes to complete a challenge and release themselves from the room before the piranhas were released.

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More photos will be added as we collate them from all the different cameras.

McMillan Coffee Morning

We have had some amazing entries this year into the bake-off. It looks like a lot of hard work has been put into these cakes and we have some hidden talents. Well done to Millie Wright who won our first prize. Millie will be going o the secret cafe to bake her cake in their kitchens. This will go on sale on Tuesday. It looks like she had a lot of competition.

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Photo of the school

One of the parents took this lovely photo of the school. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Wildlife Area

Some of you may have noticed that over the summer we have had worked completed on the Wildlife area. This is looking great and is nearly ready for us to use with the children. We have been very fortunate that we have been successful in obtaining significant grants to develop this area. The PTFA have worked extremely hard in supporting us with grant applications and we would like to extend our thanks to them alongside the following companies.

Tesco for £12,000 grant

HBOS for a £7100 grant

Hebden Bridge Rotary Club for a £1000 grant

Aviva for a £3000 grant

The Waiters Foundation for a £5000 grant

 

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We are looking forward to being able to use the garden and as soon as we are ready we will be inviting you to our opening.

Roald Dahl Day

We had a fantastic Day on Tuesday when we celebrated Roald Dahl Day. It was so difficult to choose the best costume from each class as we had some brilliant costumes and the children and parents went to a lot of effort. Edward Payne was lucky enough to win the fantastic cake that was made and donated by Christine Denham. Thanks to Tommy Topsoil for donating the money for the ingredients and sweets. (Next time we need a cake I will give you more than a days notice.) We all enjoyed the sweet stall organised by Mrs Paynter and well done Mrs P for not eating all the sweets before hand.

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Welcome Back

Welcome back. I hope you have all had a nice summer and are ready for the new term. Letters will be sent home this week detailing the curriculum your child/ren will be taught this year. It will also have any organisational information on. Please keep checking the website and blog as the year goes on for any information and updates. As always you are welcome to come into school and ask.

We would like to welcome our new reception children and other new families we have in school. When you see them around please say hello and make them feel welcome.

We are looking forward to the coming year and all the exciting events we have planned. As I am writing this the wildlife area is being landscaped and I am going to tempt fate by saying it will be ready for the opening of school in September. Finally the building work has been finish and we are looking forward to making the most of the space. please check the calendar for any events we have coming up soon, the first being Roald Dahl Day.

The Summer Fair

We were extremely lucky with the weather at the end of term and it stayed dry for the summer fair and inflatables day. We had a great time and raise lots of money for the school funds. As soon as we know the exact amount we will let you know. Thanks to all those parents who helped. In and amongst the chaos we managed to re-elect the PTFA committee. This is fantastic as it means we can carry on the good work and fund raising for the children. We also had a unplanned fire alarm which couldn’t have gone off at a worse time. A big hi-five to all the children who knew exactly what to do and we were able to account for everyone in under two minutes. Considering the timing, that was a great achievement.

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Y5/6 camping

The morning after the night before!  Shhhh…all is quiet – finally.  We may have had 2-3 hours sleep if WE were lucky.  Children snuggled in bed.  They may still be in bed when some of you arrive at 8:30am for registration or 3:15pm at the end of the day (with any luck).

 

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