Our annual Sports Day took place on a glorious summer afternoon. The children all took part in running, egg and spoon and ball in the bucket races and, of course, the Year 2 dressing up race! All the children participated with great enthusiasm and wonderful team spirit.
The focus of this year's Book Week was 'Traditional Tales' and all the children brought to school their wonderful puppets that they had made at home to retell the traidtional tales that they had listened to. Staff and children thoroughly enjoyed the storytelling of puppeteer, Martin Bridle from 'Hand to Mouth' Theatre. The children were enthralled by Martin's telling of the story of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' with a washing machine and clothes line, bubbles and music, and puppetry!
The children’s Easter bonnets were a marvellous sight. The children paraded around the village displaying their bonnets for all to see and returned to school for an Easter chocolate treat. Thanks to all those who joined us as well as everyone in the village who came out to see the children.
Many families had an enjoyable afternoon, searching for clues to win a chocolate egg. With face painting and tea and cakes for sale, it was a lovely family Easter event.
Well done to everyone who ran, jogged or walked a mile and raised £50 for Sport's Relief.
The whole school visited the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Despite the cold weather, the children had a wonderful day visiting the animals and exploring the grounds. For many of the younger children one of the highlights of the day was enjoying their picnic lunch whilst watching the monkeys playing!
We were delighted to accept an invitation from The Plough for Christmas Dinner. All the children and staff had a dleicious traditions Christmas dinner followed by a visit from Father Chirstmas himself. We cannot thank the staff at The Plough enough for all their hard work in making this such a special occasion and, of course Father Christmas, who was so kind to visit at his busiest time of year.
The children loved making the Christingles for the service, led by Reverend MacInnes, on the last Sunday of the term. Thank you to all those who attended, as well as to all the parents who helped to make the Christingles and Reggie Heyworth, at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, who donates the oranges every year.
This year’s Christmas Nativity, ‘Mary's Knitting’, was truly magical. The children were wonderful and there were many memorable performances. Thanks to all the staff who worked so hard with the children to give them this opportunity; rehearsing songs and lines, painting the set and making costumes- it truly was a great team effort. Many thanks also to Sue Morris, who played the piano for us.
The Barn Dance was a rip-roaring success- a really enjoyable evening with plenty of dancing to 'Fiddles and Feet' and a delicious meal of bangers, mash and beans! Thank you to all those who organised the event and provided the food and thank you to everyone who came along. To see more photos, please do go to the Photo Gallery on the Children’s Pages.
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