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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The last two weeks at History club have been full of crafty excitement as we have explored the Vikings and then the Tudors. We have made fabulous Viking jewellery:
Then we spray-painted them gold and silver:
This week we made Tudor sweets using marzipan (or icing for those who found marzipan too disgusting!) and then ate them!
We have had a fantastic time in History club this term – well done everyone!
On a cold reservoir (Coombs), we were set the challenge of designing, building and sailing our own raft. Here are just a few of the photos taken! Some of us were on a mission to succeed – some on a mission to relax!
Team one were amazing raft builders and build the most secure raft!
Team two – were well co-ordinated and the fastest at paddling!
The next task… to make the largest tidal wave possible! Wet! This was an understatement.
The ‘grown-ups’ remained dry though! We had to take the photographs, of course.
We’ll be abseiling tomorrow! Please look at the blog for our updates.