On Thursday 8th and 15th March our football team went to Branston Community Academy to play against other local small primary schools. Our team gave 100%, and our  captain encouraged and motivated the team through some great games. We are still awaiting on the final results , but whatever placing we are very proud of how the players worked together and developed as a team. Well done boys and thank you to Branston for a well organised tournament.

 

Staff, governors and parents all pulled together to keep our school open on Wednesday and Thursday.  Children enjoyed fun in the snow, and snow-based activities during learning time.

We are indebted to our wonderful meal providers, Good Lookin’ Cookin’, who battled through blizzards to make sure our children had a lovely hot meal during last week’s snow.  Thank you.

On Friday 23 February, children and staff thanked John Nicholson for his dedication to our school during his time as Chair of Governors.  We are very grateful for his calm, thoughtful and gentlemanly leadership, which has been an inspiration to us all.

We welcome Richard Gilding as our new Chair.

On February 9th Reverend Lorna led a wonderful Collective Worship. She told the story of Jesus in the desert. Every child was invited to lay a cross on the hall floor and these individual crosses were made into one large cross. Every child was involved and engaged in such a lovely activity!

 

Despite a lot of sickness in the year 3 /4 class we managed to enter at team on the  8th February into the year 3/4 Benchball tournament at Branston Community Academy. They did so well as a team and we are proud of their fifth placing in the competition.

Y5/6 children travelled to Sheffield Motorpoint Arena to participate in Young Voices.  Young Voices’ mission is to provide a musical experience for children and inspire a love of music that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

During the afternoon of Monday 18 December, all children had Christmas parties.  Staff enjoyed the opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit and celebrate the end of a very busy and enjoyable term.

Infants enjoyed a wonderful day at Rand Farm.  As well as a delicious lunch with Santa (including a surprise gift), they saw and fed the animals, and had an exciting tractor ride.

We are immensely proud of our “Ducklings” – to think they have only been with us for 3 months, and they are able to take on key rolls in our infant Nativity.  Parents, staff and juniors thoroughly enjoyed the performance of “A King is Born”.  A huge ‘well done’ to children in Years Reception, 1 and 2 – as one of our Governors commented, this performance really does put us all in a Christmas mood!