The children arrived in school dressed up in full costume as Ancient Greek soldiers, noblemen, servants slaves and wealthy ladies. They looked splendid. The day was spent discovering more about this historical period through a variety of activiities, but one of the highlights had to be the feast. The long table quickly drew everyone around and all tucked into figs, goats cheese, olives, fresh bread, grapes and pomegranate. Many thanks to parents for providing such a fabulous spread.
The highlight of the afternoon was undoubtedly Owls' version of The Odyssey. Written by the children themselves, the play was acted with great teamwork, confidence and feeling. Donning masks they had made, the children also performed a moving dance which included the rhythmic rowing of a ship. Parents and friends eagerly watched the event and all agreed, the Owls certainly did themselves proud last week, well done!
Three lucky children were selected to visit Festomane at Stratford Park, on Monday 24th November. The aim was to promote scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical subjects alongside industrial support, including local manufacturing companies. Nat, Gabriel and Archie, all from year 6, presented their model and showed visitors how their computer-controlled crane demonstrated three types of motion. After taking part in a workshop to make a 3D christmas decoration including the use of a 3D printer, the boys were able to visit the stands from local businesses and manufacturing organisations. The festival also had rather a special visitor, HRH Prince Charles who opened the exhibition. All in all the morning was a great inspiration for our future engineers and scientists.
The children came into school dressed as Super Heroes and they looked fantastic! Even some of the teachers joined in. School Council led last Friday's assembly to explain what Children in Need was all about and we finished with each class showing off their costumes to the school. Parents were very generous with their cake donations, so all in all a great day was had by all! A staggering £233.20 was raised for Children in Need. A big thank you to all those who contributed to this School Council event.
After a short assembly on the meaning of Remembrance, including a discussion on 'Why we remember?' and 'How we would like to remember', the children moved on to the memorial in the village. The names of villagers who died in the First World War were read out and the last post was sounded. The traffic was stopped and all stood for a 2 minutes silence.