On Friday 28th June, Years five and six took part in our first ever careers morning.
It began with an inspirational talk from Mr Paul Holden, who taught us to’ dream big but plan in pencil.’
Then we entered the hall to be greeted by many people who had very different careers. We learnt so much from each and every career. Talking to the European database systems manager was really interesting; most of us thought he was a spy! The nail technician had some brilliant nail varnishes, even ones that changed colour with the heat!
The vet and the clinical scientist had brought lots of props which helped us understand more about their jobs.
To sum up, this was a great event, which helped us think about our futures and what careers we would like to do.
We are delighted that as a result of the hard work and dedication of Mrs Jones and our pupils, we have been awarded ‘School of Excellence’ status. This award is supported by the Primary Science Quality Mark and the BBC.
Terrific Scientific is an ambitious campaign from the BBC. Our goal is to inspire primary school pupils to discover their inner scientist.
Currently, fewer than 15% of 10-14 year olds aspire to pursue a career as a scientist, leaving the UK with a potential skills shortage.
We have partnered with leading universities to create a series of child-friendly nationwide scientific investigations. The data gathered is sent to the universities and feeds into real academic studies.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award that focuses on recognising schools who show commitment to physical competitions across the school and the wider community.
At Henley, our sports provision is excellent, with Mrs Holden and Ben leading PE lessons across the school and hosting before and after school sports clubs. Children from a range of year groups also have the opportunity to attend competitions, both those within school and with other schools across our cluster. These competitions cover a wide range of sports, including cricket, athletics, triathlon, and football.
On 19th April, the children from Year 4 and 5 visited our friends at Yew Tree School in Aston. They enjoyed playing games in a get to know you session followed by a walk up to Aston Park. Following this they enjoyed a spicy samosa at ‘Classics’ before heading to the local Mosque where they learnt all about their culture.
Then on 26th April Yew Tree visited us, we took them into Henley where they had a big welcome in the Guild Hall Gardens by our Town Crier. They learnt about the history of Henley in the Guild Hall from the Court Leet followed by a tour of Henley to see our churches and market cross, then onto the Heritage Centre with a final stop at the famous Henley Ice Cream shop where they indulged in an ice cream. We finished the day by decorating some rocks #Henleyrocks.
On Friday 2nd February, the school took part in the ‘NSPCC Number Day’. The day was all about having fun with numbers, so the children enjoyed a fun packed day of maths games and quizzes to raise money to help the NSPCC.
The NSPCC believes that all children deserve a childhood free from harm. They need our support, by raising money, to help fund vital such as ChildLine.
‘Number Day’ is a great way to promote a positive “can-do” attitude towards maths. The Reception children did maths based activities, Year 4 made 3d structures out of cocktail sticks and midget gems following their Buildings Topic, Year 2 did ‘Robot Monsters’ where they had to add up different body parts to find their robots height, Year 1 measured how far a car travelled using cubes, Year 5 measured and looked at the comparisons between the size of their fist and their heart and Year 6 made maths board games.
The children also had the opportunity to wear non-uniform with a number theme. There were lots of football shirts!
We raised a total of £151.75 for the NSPCC, which will go towards making a difference to children today and help change the lives of children tomorrow.
St Johns Church is holding the Christmas Tree Festival again this year with the school sewing club making beautiful pompoms and disco balls to decorate the tree. The church is decorated with over 30 trees supplied by local organisation and businesses. The creativity shown by the participating organisations work hard to provide eye catching, colourful and beautifully decorated trees which helps create a very special pre- Christmas atmosphere in our lovely Church.
“Adopt a Tree”
As part of the ‘adopt a tree’, where 60 trees along the High Street have been ‘bombed’, the children have been getting crafty decorating milk bottle lids to decorate our tree, which is situated outside ‘The Three Tuns’. The tree will be decorated on Saturday, 2nd December ready for the Christmas Lights switch on.
School Christmas Tree
The school came together on Thursday 30th November to decorate the Christmas tree ready for the Christmas fair.