It was another great day at school today. The morning started with the children from KS1 welcoming Katie from earls Hall Baptist church into assembly where, with the help of some volunteers, she told the children all about the story of Jesus and the Leper. The children understood the message that everyone is just as important as each other and, as always, loved having Katie as a visitor. Thank you Katie for your time.
Later in the day Mr B almost burst with pride as he and Miss Patching took a group of children from 6C on our latest ‘AOK Club’ mission. The children ventured out of school in the minibus to the British Legion Club in Westcliff. Each week the club hosts a lunch for veterans of the forces so the children, who have recently been learning about WWII, spent time chatting with the ladies and gentlemen about their time serving Queen and Country. Some of the veterans were over 90 and were able to talk to the children all about the D day landings and Dunkirk. After chatting the children served the veterans their lunches before being presented with their special badges and being given a huge round of applause. Well done children for giving up your lunchtime break to carry out such a great act of kindness, we are proud of you.
Back at school, the children in Dormice were interested in why the dining hall was being used as a polling station so Miss Toms explained to them all about elections and voting. the children made their own ballot box in the classroom and decided to take a vote as to how to spend their Golden Time; either playing with the parachute or enjoying a mini disco. Each child was able to vote in the booth and the disco received the most ballot slips.
Upstairs, in Year Six, the children investigated lung capacity by conducting an experiment using a bottle, straw and some water to test their own capacity. Downstairs, in rabbits, the children wrote ‘LOST’ posters for underwater creatures where they described the creatures so that people could identify them if they found them and placed them in prominent positions around the school.