Activities and School Trips
Queenswood Country Park and OK Diner trip - class 6
On Thursday 7th September class 6 went to Queenswood Country Park and OK Diner. This links to their topic on the USA. They found the Californian Redwood trees, measured them and did some tree hugging. At the OK Diner the children completed a quiz and feasted on milkshakes and ice cream. Sounds like a great trip!
It was really good, I really enjoyed stuffing my face with milkshakes. It was delicious and the Redwood trees were humongous.
Lily P - year 6
I loved hugging the tree. They were gigantic. The diner had cool signs on the walls. They were like number plates and route signs. I had a double chocolate chip milkshake. It was tasty.
Danny CQ - year 6
MacMillan Coffee morning
Mrs Gething and year 6 organised a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September to raise money for the Macmillan charity that helps people with cancer. It was a wonderful turn out and great to see so many parents/carers and other members of the community there. A huge amount of cakes were donated and we raised £284.04, which is a fantastic amount. Thank you to all those who attended, donated money and cakes and especially to Mrs Gething and year 6 for organising this hugely successful event.
Bristol Zoo trip - classes 1 and 3
On Monday 16th October classes 1 and 3 went on a trip to Bristol Zoo. They had an African Animal Experience that involved the children learning about different animals that live in Africa. They even got to hold and stroke mealworms, a boa constrictor snake and a rat. Children also took part in activities where they had to match the animal with their skin, foot prints, bones and horns. Following this, the children explored the zoo where they saw lions, penguins, sea lions, monkeys, meerkats, butterflies, bugs, giant tortoises and many other zoo animals. They all had a super day out.
I had a good time. I liked the bats. I liked the two covered up sleeping.
Yousuf J - year 2
I enjoyed stroking the python Mia. I was surprised it felt like plastic.
Ruby L - year 3
We held our annual pumpkin competition in school on Friday 20th October, judged by School Council. We had some fantastic entries from all age groups. These were on display at the PTFA Halloween disco that evening, to light the way.
R - Bailey
1 - Leo
2 - Grace L
3 - Megan
4 - Ruby J
5 - Lily-Rose and Gracie-Mae
6 - Lewis
Farm to Fork - class 5
On Friday 3rd November class 5 went to Tescos in Hereford as part of the Farm to Fork project. All the children had a lively and informative morning where they got to bake bread, taste a selection of cheeses and discover where different fruit and vegetables come from. We then had a fresh and tasty snack before finishing the morning off with 'The Lemon Challenge.' Penny and Heather, who led the morning, complemented the children on their exemplary behaviour and attitude.
I loved making because I learnt you can plait it.
Ruby C- year 5
I tried lots of different cheeses, the Cheddar was definitely the best!
Chloe F - year 5
My favourite part of the morning was the lemon challenge. It was funny seeing everybody's faces!
Lucy E and Jack A - year 5
Bullying is an issue we take very seriously in school. This year’s National Anti-Bullying Week takes place between the 13th and 17th November and this year’s theme is ‘All different, All equal’.
As part of this week, we are asked children to come to school on Monday 13th November wearing odd socks. It was an opportunity for children to express themselves and appreciate individuality; a chance to discuss that we are all different and all equal.
It is really important that we educate our children with how to recognise bullying and what they should do if they come across it in school. They need to know their support network and the importance of telling, whether it is happening to them or they witness it happening to another child.
The definition of bullying is - STOP - Several Times On Purpose. You should never bully.
Abi GP - year 5
We wore odd socks today to show it's alright to be different.
Sophie G - year 1
Children in Need
On Friday 17th November the school took part in the annual Children in Need charity fundraiser. We all dressed up and wore clothing associated with what we want to be when we grow up, as well as donating £1 to the worthwhile cause. We also had hot chocolate and cookies, guess the name of the teddy (won by Chloe F - year 5) and guess the amount of sweets in the jar (won by Archie - year 6). The school raised a whopping £321.20!!! Well done everyone and thank you to all those who donated money.