Sports Day 2019

Sports day was held last Friday with all children in the school taking part in a range of sporting activities. All children were amazing and thank you to all of the families that came along to support the children. It was a really wonderful morning of sport.

After the sports were over we held our annual purple picnic. With plenty of stalls selling cakes, scrunchies, pot plants and face painting – we raised £270 for Nelson’s Journey.

Thank you for all of your continued support!

Lord Mayor’s parade – final preparations

Maple class working on the coral netting to cover the sound system; dance rehearsals; samba and digital; Ray on tower technicals and deconstruction.  We have our first full dress parade rehearsal tomorrow. Thursday is a flex day for adjustments and Friday is final rehearsal and pack up ready for the big day.  Can’t wait!

Lord Mayor’s parade workshops day 8

Year 5 and Maple class enjoy a morning making sea creature puppets; the dancers make their costumes; the samba band rehearses with our digital soundscapers.  There was a wonderful atmosphere around school today.  Purposeful, creative, engaged. Sports Day tomorrow and then back to workshops on Monday as we move into our final week of preparations for the big day.

Lord Mayor’s parade workshops day 5

Full steam ahead today. Ray was back leading the group working on the tower costume.  Holly was in to work with the musicians to create headdresses for their costumes.  Emma and Zara were back in to continue work on the large turtle puppet and the mutant shark creature.  Alysha and her dance group developed new routines and practiced moving round the playground.  Really purposeful; really positive. Hard work, but fun and productive.  More of the same tomorrow with the addition of Marcus, Duda and Al to pick up the music rehearsals.  Enjoy the gallery.

Lord Mayor’s Parade workshops day 4

Just Samba and the digital music group today as they consolidated what they have learned this week and learned a few more tricks!  Monday sees the return of Ray (tower costume); Zara and Emma (puppets); Alysha (dance / movement) and Holly (costumes) for what promises to be another busy day.  Thanks to all those families who have returned permission slips for the parade. Deadline is Wednesday 26th June.


Lord Mayor’s parade workshops day 2

Samba was sounding bigger, bolder and tighter today.  With Year 6 having  now taken up their places alongside Year 3, 4 and 5, the band will sound formidable by parade day.  Holly returned today to start work on the costumes and Zara, Emma and Kate also returned to work with Year 3 to create shoals of amazing fishes and sea creatures.  The dance group developed their emerging routines and had an opportunity to showcase them to their peers under the expert eye of Alysha.  Permission slips coming home tomorrow so please sign up and help us make this even better than last year!

Enjoy the gallery.

Lord Mayor’s parade workshops: day 1

Day one of workshops today.  Samba on the field with Duda and Al; dance in the gym with Alysha; tower costume in the library with Ray; turtle puppet with Emma and shark puppet with Zara.  Amazing atmosphere around the school.  Children not involved in workshops today were involved in a range of ocean-themed activities and Year 5 started work on their dolphins.  We are now actively seeking children (and their families) to sign up for the parade.  Permission slips coming home tomorrow.  Enjoy the gallery.