It was a lovely start to the week today as the morning began with the children in Foundation Stage and KS1 celebrating the efforts of our latest ‘Reading Champions’. Mr B was supported by Mrs Bench and Mrs Smoothy in presenting the children with their special badges which today saw children rewarded in front of their proud parents for reaching platinum level, having read an amazing two hundred times at home! Well done to all of the children presented with badges today, we are proud of you!
The children in Year Six took part in practice SATs this morning and this afternoon took to the playground for a messy afternoon of art. The children have designed their own Tudor masks and so today created the base of them out of modroc on each others faces. It was a messy and fun afternoon with some of the children being quieter than ever when their masks were setting!
Over in the pool the children in Rabbits and Badgers took to the water for the first of their lessons and had a great time familiarising themselves with the pool whilst, out on the field, the children in 6C developed their javelin skills with Mr Smith.
Out in the Early Years garden the children challenged themselves to travel over and through the climbing frame in adventurous ways whilst, out on the green, the children in Foxes developed their observational drawing skills and, inside, the children in Year One followed up their Barleylands trip by making farm animals and machinery out of junk modelling.
After school it was the first day of our new ‘After School Club’ arrangements where the KS2 children used the Woodland diner in order to take part in a wider range of activities appropriate for their age. The children loved playing on the table tennis table, the snooker table and the air hockey table and the new club arrangements received a great thumbs up. The new arrangements will ensure that more children of all ages will be able to access the clubs after school as demand has recently been greater than ever.