What a brilliant day for Mrs Mason and myself to join our fabulous Year 6 children in the sun at PGL.
They are doing so well and we are very proud of them.
Huge thank you also to Mr Redgrave, Mrs Shaw and Dr Shelton who are looking after them brilliantly and are taking time away from their own families this week to care for our children.
Enjoy the campfire and the last day everyone and safe journey home tomorrow.
Earlier this week , two teams of our Year 6 pupils attended the Amber Valley Cluster Table Tennis competition at Aldercar High School. Following a successful lunch time club, it was clear we have several excellent players within the school, which had to be entered into competition against other schools.
With eight teams in total, we played a mixture of singles games in both girls and boys format, followed by some mixed doubles matches. All our children proved to be extremely successful, taking great delight when winning their matches comfortably but it was a surprise to hear that we achieved 1st and 3rd place overall.
Well done to both teams , who represented school wonderfully as always and a big thank you to our parents , for their support throughout and to Mrs Smith for attending too.
During Book Week 2017, special assemblies were held with lots of special guests. Our guests included Lucy Truman, who came to speak to the children on Tuesday about her work as an illustrator. Lucy also gave a masterclass to Class 4, where they designed some beautiful book covers. On Wednesday Tess, Oliver and Iris spoke about their favourite books, visiting Heanor library and making bookmarks. On Thursday, we welcomed Mr Huntington, who is the headteacher at Heanor Gate Science College; he came to read his favourite children's book 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson. Our very own Dr Shelton shared her wonderful book that she had written as part of her studies - she spoke to the children about everyone having the potential to write a book and that everyone has a book inside them
On Friday, we held a special whole school assembly where each class shared the work they had been doing.
Thank you to everyone who visited our school and to everyone who shared their work during our assemblies this week.