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Comic Relief 2015
Comic Relief 2015

The School Council has organised another very successful fundraising day in support of Comic Relief.  This year the children were invited to bring in a £1 donation for Comic Relief and to come dressed to school wearing non-uniform and mad hair! Earlier this morning in Family Assembly, the winners of the ‘Design A Funny Face’ poster were announced and prizes were awarded.  A winner was chosen from each class.

New Arrivals in school this week!

This week we welcomed 13 new arrivals in school!  Following much anticipation, the children eagerly awaited for the hatching of our eggs to begin.  Over two days we successfully welcomed the safe arrival of 13 fluffy new chicks to great excitement from the children.  All of the chicks have left us to join their new home and we look forward to learning how well they are getting on.

Chicks hatch

School Clubs

All clubs are well underway this term and we are pleased with the huge choice on offer from learning to play the Ocarina, to forming a new school choir, or developing artistic talents.  Sporting clubs this term include tennis, football and rugby, alongside Athletics which is run by KO Sports and is funded by our Sports Funding grant.  School clubs will run for 10 weeks and we are very grateful to the staff and volunteers who give up their time to facilitate these.  If you feel that you could offer a talent or skill that you could share with the children and would like to run an extra-curricular club, please let us know.

Piano and Guitar lessons are available during school time by external music teachers, for which there is a charge. Please contact the school office for further details.

Harvest Festival

We were delighted to see so many of you at our Harvest Festival celebrations in Church last week.  We were very proud of the children who worked hard on their harvest poems, songs and plays.  We are very grateful for the generous donations of food that you made, which will be delivered to Caring Hands in the Vale by Reverend Susan.

We were especially thrilled with how much produce the children were able to harvest from the school vegetable patch.  Our harvest produce was boosted by a very kind donation of fresh fruit and vegetables from Ferryfast Produce Limited, Pershore.  Thank you.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 26th September, the School Council hosted a special coffee morning at school to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer.  Pupils and their families were invited to joined together to show their support for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning event. A grand total of £200 was raised for the Macmillan Cancer charity.  Special thanks to the School Council and Mrs Gibbens for organising the event and to everyone who supported it.

Please see a special message from the School Council:

“Thank you everyone for helping us raise an amazing £200 for Macmillan last Friday at our coffee morning.  It was a fun morning and we hope you enjoyed the cakes as much as we did!”

Marla, Noah, Finlay, Izzie and Evie.

Roald Dahl Day

On Monday 15th September, the children in Oak Class were in for a surprise when they discovered they had a new teacher, Miss Trunchball, who was VERY fierce and scary!  She was ably assisted by Miss Honey, who managed to keep the children out of harm’s way!

With a class full of Matildas, Willy Wonkas, BFGs and witches, they all managed to get the better of ‘The Trunchball’ in the end!  They made some truly horrible recipes and learnt lots of interesting facts about the recipe to success when writing children’s books!  The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Roald Dahl celebrations at school.

Bell Boating Success!

Congratulations to our pupils who took part in this year’s Bell Boating Regatta at Pershore on Saturday 28th June and were placed 2nd in their final race.  A BIG thank you to parents, family, friends and staff who came to support the event and cheer the children on.  A great time was had by all!

Lottery Grant and extra funding towards Outdoor Play

We are delighted to annouce that the school was awarded a lottery grant of £10,000 towards our Outodoor refurbishment project.  In addition, we also received a grant of £1500 from the Rowlands Truse and our amazing Friends’ Association generously donated £5,000 towards our school improvements.

This additional funding has provided us with the opportunity to improve our tired playground and we now have in a place a bright, creative and inviting space, which is proving extremely popular with all of the children, including our Mini Maples Baby and Toddler Group.

To mark this special addition to the school, the playground was officially openend by the Bishop of Dudley, during his visit to school on Thursday 12th June.

 

 

 

 

Weston Trip

On Friday 23rd May, the whole school had a fantastic trip to Weston-super-Mare, to enhance their topic learning.  They took part in  a workshop on seaside holidays past and present and were able to look at the geographical features, both natural and man-made.

Despite the forecast for heavy rain, the children and staff still managed to spend time on the beach and we even had some sunshine!

Pershore High School Gym Festival

At the end of last month, pupils in Years 3 and 4 very much enjoyed participating at a gym festival led by young sports leaders and senior pupils from Pershore High School.  The event was staged at Pershore High School and was well attended by other schools within our cluster.  It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to show off their gymnastic skills which they have been developing through their lessons with our PE specialist, Mrs Maloney on Friday afternoons.  The stamina and fitness gained through the children’s lessons with Mr Andy Train also helped them to maintain their strength and staying power to participate fully in a completely packed day of activities!