It was an exciting start to the morning today as the children were joined in the KS2 assembly by our lovely school cook, Mrs Warren-Hardy, who came to reveal the winner of our ‘Design a Dinner’ competition. Mrs Warren-Hardy and Mr B explained that they had received tens of dozens of entries for the competition but that there could be only one overall winner. The children discussed how even if they were disappointed at not winning they would be proud of whoever came first. There was a great round of applause when the winner was announced as William from Year Three with his fantastic recipe of ‘Sausage & Mash Pie’. After the announcement Mrs Winder led the assembly where she presented the story of ‘Palm Sunday’ with the help of a group of children on the stage.
Later in the morning there was lots of excitement in Owls as Mr B chose three children to take part in the latest ‘AOK Club’ mission which saw the children take part in the ‘Make Southend Sparkle’ challenge. The children met up with ‘Sparkle Sue’who provided them with high viz jackets and litter pickers. The team made their way along the high street and side streets collecting pieces of litter and were complimented on their hard work by members of the public. One member of the public was so impressed by their kindness that they bought the team some chocolate but, as there wouldn’t be enough for everyone else back in school, the children decided to give the sweets to Sue. It was a busy morning and Mr B was thrilled and proud to present the children with their special badges at the end of the mission.
Later in the day the children in Aspen read texts about Viking facts and then used the knowledge they had discovered to write their own sentences whilst the children in Elm investigated capacity and estimation in a particularly wet lesson!
At lunchtime Mr B and Mr Geach took to the playground to join the children in Foundation Stage and KS1. They taught the children skipping and parachute games and really enjoyed themselves in the process.
Downstairs the children in Year One began the final stage of their animal models by adding paint to the layers of modroc.
At the end of the afternoon the upstairs hall was full of proud parents who came along to watch the ‘Rock Steady’ concert. The bands took to the stage to show the parents their progress since last term and everyone was very impressed with their talent. Well done to all the children who took part, we are proud of you.