Archive for October 24th, 2008

24th October 2008

Friday, October 24th, 2008

World Record Attempt

On Wednesday 22nd October at 9.30 the whole school took part in attempting to set a singing and signing world record along with other schools up and down the country. We sung and signed “Sunshine In ‘’My Heart”. The children performed brilliantly and were praised by all. PCOS David Hedgecock and PCOS Gill Everest joined the Rev David Coleman to verify our part in the world record attempt. We also had the pleasure of Linda Lascelles who is the Chief Executive of AFASIC, joining us. Linda praised the school’s effort in raising awareness through this event of the speech and language difficulties some children suffer with and how important signing is to them. PCOS Hedgecock and PCOS Everest enjoyed being in the school so much they stayed on and joined in with Reception’s PE lesson. There’s a video on the website of them both sharing their PE skills with the class.

Culture for Learning Policy

After a considerable amount time and effort on the part of staff and children, we have produced a ‘Culture for Learning’. This is a new policy, which replaces our policy on behaviour and discipline. This policy is a much broader and holistic policy, which fits better with the school’s ethos. If you would like to read the policy, please look on our website. Please feel free to pass on positive or constructive comments on the policy either by email or by leaving a written comment at the office. All comments gratefully received up until 14th November. A reminder also that you can read the school’s guidelines on ‘toys in school’ on our website. As with the ’Culture for Learning’ policy please feel free to comment. Comments will be gratefully received until 14th November.

Halloween Tea

We all enjoyed another fabulous afternoon tea yesterday. Lots of children and one or two adults joined in the fun by dressing up. Thank you to everyone who helped with the tea and activities. PCOS Hedgecock dropped in for a cup of tea and cake after enjoying his visit to the school on Wednesday morning.

The School Association and I were very disappointed to hear of those parents who thought it was ok to leave their children at the tea unaccompanied. You know who you are, please don’t do it again! This is not acceptable and the School Association cannot take responsibility for unaccompanied children.

The Halloween tea raised £312 for the school fund. Well done everyone.

Moving Sounds

Key Stage 2 children enjoyed workshops with the ‘Moving Sounds’ group making music with recycled objects. The workshops took place on Tuesday morning starting with an assembly where the group gave a demonstration of how recycled materials can be used to make music.

Drama Workshop

Year 3 went along to the Theatre Royal on Wednesday to take part in a drama workshop. The class had a fabulous time working with an experienced actress and a member of staff from the Theatre. The children were praised by their hosts for their brilliant behaviour, attitude and, for generally being excellent participants. Well done Year 3!

Jump Rope

Each class today has taken part in a sponsored skip today to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.


The photographer will be in school on November 5th to take photos of individual and family groups of children.

Half Term Break

We finish for the half term break at 3.05 on Friday 24th October and re-open on Tuesday 4th November. Have a great half term break.