It was the day of the ‘Economic Wellbeing Fair’ carnival today and the children all enjoyed a highly enjoyable time outside! Throughout the day all of the children had a go as acting as customers, visiting the various stalls made by the children, as well as taking on the various roles needed to run the fair. One of the themes of the day was the importance of team work so whilst children ran the stalls, handling money and calculating change, others advertised their attractions by singing catchy jingles or walking around in brightly decorated sandwich boards. There were prizes to be won, food to be eaten, games to be played and fun to be had for everyone. It was a highly successful day, enjoyed by children staff and governors, which everyone will remember for some time to come!
Meanwhile, when they weren’t taking their turn at the carnival, the children in Year four enjoyed a ‘Forest Friends’ session outside. The children investigated bubble making, forming some giant creations in pairs! The children also freely played on the rope swing and in the mud kitchen whilst others created perfumes from natural sources, created bark rubbings and created their own obstacle challenges to complete. It was a lovely session which the children all enjoyed.
Down in the Foundation Stage classes the excitement of the ducklings continued. When the children finished school yesterday some of the eggs had begun to hatch and the start of the day saw them greeted by two baby ducklings. In the morning another sibling joined them before a fourth made its way into the world in the afternoon. By the end of the school day three of the ducklings were warming their new fluffy covering under the heater whilst the fourth recovered from exhaustion in the incubator.
In the evening the downstairs hall played host to a parent meeting where Mrs Critoph, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Stokes explained all about the Growth Mindset approach that we are adopting in school. The teachers explained ways that parents can support their children to adopt a growth mindset through the language that they use and the examples they set in their everyday lives and also talked about how we will support this approach in our school day. Thanks to everyone who came along for the meeting, it was lovely to see so many of you.