What a busy term!

What a busy couple of weeks it has been!

All the children recently enjoyed our inaugural Digital Federation Day. The classes communicated with each other digitally and many ‘Skyped’. The children shared their recent ‘topic’ learning and were very excited to see many familiar staff and at Yardley! Years 3 and 4 even challenged themselves to a game of ‘Roman’ knowledge based ‘Risk’.

Last week, we were visited by children’s author Lou Trevellan as part of our Reading Festival. Based on characters from her books, the children (and staff!) dressed up as pirates or aliens. The children were very excited to meet a ‘real life’ author and ask her questions about her books. They also took part in various reading activities including reading the clues for a treasure hunt and following instructions to make aliens. The children also ‘buddied up’ and it was lovely to see many of the older children reading to the younger ones. ‘Reading is fun’ was a very clear message that day and there was a real ‘buzz’ about the school.

Last Friday, on a very cold evening, the school took part in a Lantern parade in Yardley Hastings coordinated by Yardley Arts. All the children had been making lanterns supported by their artists and the finished results looked spectacular as they formed a very long parade through the village, singing for the elderly residents and back at Yardley Arts.

The parade was a fitting start to a very busy festive period. Our next event will be the Christmas Fete which will be open by our amazing orchestra and singing from children from years 5 and 6. I look forward to seeing you there!