It was a day of kindness today as two ‘AOK Club’ missions took place Outside of school. The morning saw Mr B take a group of children from Hawks down to Earls Hall Pre-School where they demonstrated play strategies to the younger children throughout the morning. The children kindly showed them how to role play, colour, model and play with the sand and showed lots of patience as they did so. The younger children loved playing alongside our Year three pupils and a great time was had by all.
The second mission saw Mr Geach take a group of children from Aspen along to the ‘Time Together’ group which is held at Earls Hall Baptist Church every Thursday. The group sees members of the community, many of whom are elderly, come together to socialise and today our children helped them colour Christmas pictures in order to make a display. The members loved chatting to our pupils about school and their own interests and they were very grateful of the time our children gave them. Both Mr B and Mr Geach were proud to present both groups of children with their special badges in recognition of their kindness when they returned to school. Well done children, we are proud of you!
Meanwhile, as the children in the Foundation Stage used the rainy weather to investigate puddles splashing in the Early Years garden, the children in Year Six enjoyed some Maths sessions with the team from ‘Explore Learning’. The children calculated their way through a number of number challenges and loved the sessions. Thanks to the team for giving us their time.
In the afternoon Mr B met with Headteachers from our local engagement group in order to share best practice. The Headteachers from Chalkwell Infants, Chalkwell Juniors and West Leigh Infants met with Mr B to discuss collaborative work and joint ventures. Meanwhile, a group of children from across Year Five ventured out of school in order to spend a lesson over at Chase High School. The children, who had all shown an interest in investigating KS3 Music lessons, created different sounds to the beat of a samba and made Mardi Gras carnival sounds using various drums, bells, tambourines and shakers. The children will be undertaking a series of lessons and will be creating their own bands in groups of five in order to compose their own pieces over the coming weeks. Thanks to all at Chase for making the children feel so welcome.
After school there was a meeting of the full governing body. At the meeting the governors wished Mr Vousden a happy birthday as he had recently celebrated turning a magnificent eighty years old. Happy Birthday Mr Vousden!