Returning to School
As part of our recovery curriculum after the national lockdown we had a whole school project based upon the beautiful, thought provoking book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. Each class interpreted the book slightly differently and completed different cross-curricular activities.
Whole School Assemblies
This term we are having whole school assemblies each Friday via Zoom. We find out who has been awarded with the Head Teacher's Award for each class. We then get to hear a report from the School House Captains, the School Parliament and the Sports Captains. We also find out about the latest countries Paddington has visited and how well we are filling up our values jars.
We were delighted to fill our Kindness Values jar to the top this term and Woodpeckers decided on our whole school award. I wonder which we will fill next term?
Each class discussed the importance and meaning of Remembrance and held a minutes silence at 11.00. Across the school we produced poppy themed art. We sold poppy merchandise within our classes and raised a total of £218.64 for the Poppy Appeal.
Children In Need
We raised £141.67 for Children In Need. We joined in with Joe Wicks 24 hr exercise and wore non-school uniform for the day. We reflected upon what the term 'Children In Need' meant to us and thought about where our money could be spent and what difference it could make to a child.
We entered our whole school into the Worcestershire West Virtual Cross Country Run. We all had a fabulous afternoon, showing great team spirit, running through copious amounts of mud and puddles! Back in school we warmed ourselves up with hot chocolate and marshmallows, kindly donated by a parent.
Christmas Card Competition
As a school we were invited to enter Latimer Court Care Home Christmas Card Design competition. The General Manager said “we couldn’t believe how creative and talented the young people of Worcester are, every entry put a smile on our faces and helped brighten the day. It has been extremely difficult for our residents to find the winners in such a selection of amazing artworks. We have decided to leave the boards up around the home as they are all winners in our eyes”.
We were delighted to hear that the 2nd prize went to Katja in Year 1 for her ‘Kittens’ design.
Tree of Hope
We decided we wanted an outdoor tree this year that could be seen by the whole community. We made wooden decorations at Forest School and each child wrote a 'Hope' for next year which we placed on our tree. Thank you to Colin at Coddington Trees in Ledbury for donating the tree to our school.