What a fantastic way to end the term! As your children may have told you, today was a bit different. Reception children became jungle explorers, encountering different activities in the field. Children in Red class made some food for a reconciliation party for Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor, using things they had grown in their class garden. Year 1 lined up their coins to make a fundraising coin trail for Lunchbowl. All the children in Years 1-6 had chums this afternoon, sharing a variety of activities.
For many children in the school, the highlight was enterprise day. At the juniors, this involved each class setting up a stall in the playground. Some sold something they had made, provided a service (like hairdressing or nail painting) or been a competition. Each class had been given £10 and had to see how much profit they could make. The top three were:
- 4A – Bowling alley – £75
- 4M – Silly putty – £69.09
- 6G – Treasure map, tin pan alley, bookmarks – £57.48
It was good to see many of you at last Saturday’s May Fair. Anna Stone and Sarah Hoeksma, the PTA Chairs, brought a fantastic team together to deliver an event that was both fun, and a huge help to the school. The final total is not yet clear, as matched funding is due to come in, but every penny raised will help the school become even better.
Children worried by recent events
The terrorist attack in Manchester has made many people worried. Although most children are largely unware of the attack, some are, naturally, worried. If your child is worried about terrorism, the following resources may help you answer their questions:
- NSPCC – Supporting children worried about terrorism
- BBC Newsround – Advice if you are upset or worried about what’s happened
Do remember school is closed on Monday 5th June for an INSET day. Children come back to school on Tuesday 6th June, at the normal time.
I hope that you may be able to enjoy the sunshine over the holiday weekend.