Year 4 will be exploring the text 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' over the next two weeks in line with World Book day celebrations. Yesterday we were exploring newspaper features in readiness for writing our own newspaper reports based on the story.
Last Thursday, children from Key Stage 2 were kindly invited to attend St John the Baptist Church for a Christingle Service. Thankfully the weather was extremely kind to us and as 120 children walked proudly through the village, the sun shone.
Reverend Plant greeted the children at the church door and everyone focussed on the beautiful sight at the altar, more than 120 Christingles which had been lovingly made by members of the church. Reverend Plant gave the children a quick safety talk about handling lit candles and the service began with a hearty rendition of the traditional carol, We Three Kings of Orient Are.
The children were told of the significance of the Christingle and how it enables Christians to celebrate Jesus Christ as the ‘Light of the World’. The service also gave us an opportunity to think of other children, who often need the help of The Children’s Society, and how we can support this.
We came back to school with both children and staff commenting that they felt part of a big family. Our thanks to Reverend Plant and all those church members who worked hard to produce the Christingles. The children are still talking about their experience in church and the significance of the Christingle.
Yesterday, children from our school had the incredible opportunity to join the rest of our Embark family on a once in a lifetime time trip to London.
After an early start and a long bus journey we arrived in London. Our first stop was the world famous Pineapple Dance Studio. Here we were fortunate to take part in a workshop run by cast members from the Lion King. We even got the chance to question them about their jobs and how they began their careers in dance.
After working up an appetite we headed to Covent Garden for Pizza. The meal was best summed up by one young lady, who's feedback was, "Mr Redmond, I must be dreaming because I am in heaven". The best was yet to come! With full stomachs we headed to the Lyceum Theatre, where we were treated to a backstage entrance and perfect seats to enjoy the show! We were astounded by every aspect of the show; dancing, singing, costumes, lights, props and more. The children even managed to spot the dancers we had learnt from in the morning.
All in all, we had an experience I'm sure the children will never forget. It was a pleasure to be a part of. Even more so to see the children represent their school through their respectful behaviour and incredible manners.
14th November 2019
Thank you to everyone who enjoyed this years Pumpkin Parade. Despite the rain, we still had a busy hall full of children, parents and carers looking at the wonderful creations and enjoying hot chocolate and cookies.
Well done to all children who entered the competition and a special mention for the 3 winning pumpkins. It was very tricky to choose!
Thank you to the PTFA for organising and running another fabulous event!
Thank you so much to everyone involved in our Harvest assembly today - what great TEAMWORK! Together, everyone gave a valued contribution which shared our special Harvest message of thanks, working together and thinking of others.
Thank you for all of the kind donations of spare mugs which will head towards The Padley Centre in the next few days; luckily our assembly was 'smashing' for many reasons and not because of broken mugs!
MONDAY - 299 mugs + one more from Mrs Mason = 300 mugs to donate!
We are thrilled to announce that 300 mugs will be heading towards The Padley Centre this week - that's a whole days worth of hot drink containers for the homeless people of Derby - thank you.