We have been involved in World Kindness Day this week, it is celebrated nationally to promote kindness in all its forms. One of the activities was that the children have been keeping an eye out for others who have been kind to them or seen someone be kind. They then wrote them on a tag which was hung on our kindness tree in the entrance hall.
At the end of the week a child from every class went into Henley with Mrs Hopkins to spread a bit of kindness to the community by giving out free bookmarks that the children in Year 5 had made.
‘We walked into Henley and when we saw people we asked if they would like a bookmark, they then went in their pockets for money, but we said no there free and they were very happy to have one’ by Scarlet
Scarlet said ‘I felt proud and happy because they liked the bookmarks and were thankful for what we did.’
Today on the 10th November, the children from Year 6 led a Remembrance assembly to commemorate the fallen and wounded Soldiers from the ‘Two Great Wars’ and from wars since and on-going today. We then observed a 2 minute silence.
To finish our topic on the Anglo Saxons, Year 4 performed their class assembly to the school and their parents.
The assembly was full of fun and disgusting facts with a short extract from the poem ‘Beowulf’. They also performed a song called ‘The Saxons’ and got to show their brooches and weaving that they had designed and made in their DT lesson.
Thank you to Mrs Dhugga, who as a leaving gift to the school, bought us a wonderful sign for our ‘Garden of Reflection’. The garden is designed to support children who may need quiet time or need to sit a reflect.
We held a Religious Education Reflection Day, on the 11th October; we focused on a wonderful story called ‘Only One You’ by Linda Kranz.
‘Only One You’ is an inspirational children’s book about a little fish who is about to go and explore the ocean on his own. His parents tell him some of the important lessons they have learned throughout their lives in hope that it will help their son on his journey. It shows a deep love between parents and their child, sharing wisdom they have gained over the years, which we as parents hope will be embraced and stored away until they are needed.
The story encourages children to make meaningful connections and understanding that they, in their own way, can truly make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others around them.
One of the activities the children took part in was designing and decorating a stone to celebrate their own uniqueness which will be displayed around the school grounds.
Starstruck After School Club performed their end of term show which was from The Sound of Music.
Anna took centre stage as Maria, whilst the other children took on the roles of the Von Trapp children. The singing, dance and drama skills these children have learnt has been exceptional.
Well done to everyone who showcased their talents, you should be very very proud of yourselves.
To end the term, awards were presented to the children:
The Triple Threat (Singing, Dancing and Drama) – Anna Wallace
Star of the Term – Lucy
Overall Achievement in Drama – Lexi Hong
Overall Achievement in Dance – Autumn Palmer-Gee
Fantastic Commitment – Sophie Beck
Biggest increase in Confidence – Eve Hamilton
Overall Excellence in Drama – Sati Hovhannisyan
Overall Excellence in Dance – Mia Williams