It was a busy, if a little wet, first day of the week. The morning began with the children in the KS1 assembly focusing on ways to ensure that everyone experiences enjoyable playtimes. Mr B was supported by a number of volunteers who helped him act out scenarios from the playground. The children were reminded that if they ever found themselves without someone to play with then they should go to the friendship bench where it is everyone’s responsibility to invite them to play. All of the children agreed to abide by the system before thinking of a list of games which, when played, would result in everybody enjoying themselves.
Meanwhile, Mrs Cox and Mrs Timpson were joined by groups of pupils as they helped carry out jobs in the farm enclosures. The children made sure that Gordon, Gerald and Geraldine the goats had dry straw in the stable and were fed and watered. They also collected eggs from the chickens, cleaned out and fed the Giant African Snails and fed the ducks.
Out on the playground the drizzly weather didn’t stop the children in 6J enjoying their first ‘Bikeability’ session where they took to the playground to demonstrate their cycling skills. Meanwhile more children enjoyed sessions in our new KS2 library whilst Miss Brooker hosted a PGL information session for Year Five parents in the upstairs hall. After school Mr Cann hosted the first of his percussion orchestra club where the sound of music echoed down thew corridor.