Christmas Dinner

We are always thankful at this time of year, but today we are especially thankful to Louise in the kitchen for serving up an incredible Christmas dinner for the whole school.

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The turkey was juicy, the pigs were in blankets, the potatoes were roasted and the sprouts were, well, you’ll have to ask the children as I don’t go anywhere near them!

The children were even treated to a little early gift from the kind elves.

A quality lunch with quality dinner guests.

It might snow, but it did reindeer

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Some of Santa’s helpers brought joy and wonder to the school today – Cupid and Comet took time out from their intensive training to see the children and give them a little of their Christmas magic.  It was such a lovely visit, and all ages were totally spellbound with them.

Thank you Santa’s helpers!!!!  We hope the enthusiastic reaction haven’t disturbed them too much before their big day in a few weeks….

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Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For doing really well with his new sentence starts; being more positive about her maths and helping others with theirs and for having a focused hard working week – Well Done!

Writer of the Week:

For working really hard to improve his handwriting – Excellent!

Right Choice Winners:

For achieving her English target; bringing balls back into school and sorting out the welly box – Brilliant!

Certificates from Home

Swimming – Grade 8 and Silver Award – Well done!

Swimming – Grade 6 – Well done!

Swimming – Grade 1 – Well done!

Yoga – Various Awards – Well done!

Medal Collection – Well done!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Derwent who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Derwent will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

Christmas Puddings!

Oh yes, it is that time of year again!

The whole school were very excited to be invited back to The Maynard for our traditional Christmas Pudding making day.  Class 3 and Year 3 went up in the morning and worked incredibly hard following a recipe to make their puddings.  We were joined by Class 1 and Year 4 for a scrumptious dinner of lasagne and chips.  After our yummy pudding of ice-cream, Class 3 and Year 3 walked back to school whilst Class 1 and Year 4 cracked on and made their puddings too.  What lovely smells, lovely attitudes and manners!  Christmas really does start with this day!

Many, many thanks to the staff of The Maynard and to Hallworths for their continued generosity towards our school, it really does make a difference to our children’s experiences!

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For fantastic work in computing; superb progress with fractions and always being enthusiastic to learn – Fantastic!!!

Writer of the Week:

For an amazing whale poem – Brilliant!

Right Choice Winners:

For washing up paint pallets; bringing lost balls back to school and helping out with play props – Excellent!

Certificates from Home

Ice Skating – Oxford Open 2018 Beginner Ladies, 9+10yrs – 2nd Place

 – Sheffield Ice Skating Club – 2nd Place…………Absolutely Amazing! Well Done!

 

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Derwent who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Derwent will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

Remembrance Cake!

What a treat Class 3 had today when Kiran brought in a fabulous cake she had made to commemorate Remembrance Day.

Not only had she decorated her cake really nicely, apparently it tasted fabulous as well!  Thank you Kiran!

 

Remembrance Service

We had a lovely turnout to a very thought-provoking memorial service at the village cenotaph this morning.  All of our fallen village men were honored by the different groups within the village with their own wreath dedicated to them.  Members of Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 laid the three school wreaths, whilst some of our students stepped out to represent the village Youth Club and Rainbows.  Rainbows had created their own wreath as well to remember all the children who have fallen over the years due to conflicts happening in their countries.

We will not forget them.

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For being thoughtful and kind to others; superstar spelling and a fantastic recount of the Diwali story – Excellent!

Writer of the Week:

For consistently producing writing of a high quality and always doing her best – Brilliant!

Right Choice Winners:

For taking a reception child under their wing during PE; nice tidying of the PE store and helping other pupils – Well Done!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Howden who managed to achieve the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Howden will present the certificates in next weeks assembly.

Royal British Legion Assembly

We were very lucky today to be able to welcome members of the Royal British Legion into school, Mr Howard Moorby and Mr Bill Storey.

Howard and Bill gave us a really fascinating talk about how, and more importantly why, the poppy appeal was formed in the first place.  Did you know that the first poppies that were made were made of silk?  We learnt about how their shape has evolved over time and how they have ended up the shape they are today.

Howard and Bill then went on to tell us about the role of the Royal British Legion, what they do today and where the money that is raised goes.

Thank you so much for visiting us today, we learnt an amazing amount and really appreciate what you continue to do every year.

Too Spooky for School

What an amazing effort by the PTA and helpers in putting on an incredible spooky walk and disco this evening.  I was rather scared myself as I followed the train of werewolves, ghosts, witches, vampires and other terrifying beasts as there were huge spiders, ominous signs and some very creepy characters leaping out of bushes and trees.

Also a huge thank you to Maddy and Millie for creating and delivering the story to accompany the hunt for the witch.  All of the ‘creatures’ seemed less scared of the witch once her chocolate hoard made an appearance, and it turned into a party atmosphere with some fantastic lights and sounds.  The journey back for hot dogs, sweets and dancing was a welcome downhill stroll back to school where the fun continued.

Take a look at our gallery of ghouls: