After a hearty breakfast, we set off through the woodland to Conkers. Here we will pond-dip, shelter build and visit the 4D cinema.
After a fantastic day at Twycross Zoo (we were particularly taken by the Bonobo’s playing tig) we got settled in at the youth hostel. After tea and some games in the evening sunshine, it was time to sing Happy Birthday and have cake.
After an uneventful, if not a little warm, journey we have arrived at Twycross Zoo.
We were so impressed by the children’s efforts to create a space model using household materials that we have arranged for a selection of the models to be exhibited on the first floor of The Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes. The display also includes a collection of the children’s art work based on the abstract style adopted by artist Peter Thorpe. So, next time you visit the Boating Lake, why not take a look at the work of some of our Year 5 pupils.
Whilst the sun is (briefly) shining it feels appropriate to share some summer dates with you. As usual, the last half term is somewhat busy and includes events such as open afternoon, the summer fair and sports day. Details for these can be found below.
Sports Day will (hopefully) take place on the afternoon of Thursday 7th June. As in previous years, the event will start at 1:15pm and is intended to be finished by 3:15pm. Parents, friends and relatives are invited to come and join us for the sports and follow their child’s ‘country’ around the various events.
To support in preparations for the Summer Fair, we are having a non-uniform day on Friday 8th June. Children are welcome to wear their own clothes in return for a donation of a bag of sweets or packet of biscuits (no chocolate please).
On the afternoon of Tuesday 3rd July we are going to complete a whole-school relay marathon. After a warm up with local fitness instructor Rachel Blood, the children will each run a 120 metre leg (approx.) as part of the 26.219 mile challenge. We aim to set a challenging time for other schools and future years to aim to beat. The children will be invited to gain sponsorship for the event.
On the afternoon of Thursday 5th July the children will visit their new classes. We will also be inviting children from year 2 who are transferring over for the afternoon.
Open afternoon will take place on Thursday 12th July from 2.15 pm. Here you are provided with the opportunity to visit your child in their classroom to look at the work they have produced this year. Following this, you can take your child home if you wish to do so. On this afternoon, your child’s class teacher will be available to discuss their school report informally. This will be sent home with your child in an envelope prior to the 12th July. If you would like a more detailed conversation in private, please make arrangements via the school office.
Summer Fair Programme of Events
This year’s Summer Fair will take place on Friday 15th June. The timings are shown below.
2.00pm Children allowed onto the playground/field to visit the fair.
2.00pm-3.15pm Children may leave with an adult when they have finished.
3.15pm School closes at normal time-unaccompanied children may leave.
3.45pm Fair closes.
Parents are invited to join their children, who will be on the playground/ field from 2.00pm to enjoy the festivities. Please note that there will be NO ACCESS through the Chichester road gate at 2.00pm for security reasons. Please use the gate on Hardy’s Road (opposite Pearson Road) onto the playground. The Chichester Road gate will be opened at 3.10pm. If you are meeting your child, it may help to arrange a location and time with them eg. The gate, ‘punch balloons’, ’crazy sand’ etc. as they will not be held back in their classrooms. Charges for activities are either £1 or 50p.
Lucky Bags will be coming home prior to the event. If you would like to make one, please fill it with sweets and / or small inexpensive gifts such as: pencils, hair bobbles etc. We would also appreciate any donations for the ‘Water to Wine’ stall. Thank you in advance for your support.