We have had a real varied and interesting week this week, supporting our tag line, “A small school providing endless adventures.” On Monday, a surprise awaited the year 4, and a few year 3 children. We were off to watch Five Acres perform Annie. The performance certainly inspired a number of our budding actors and gave them a taste of what is on offer at Five Acres, should they choose to go there for their secondary education.
Wednesday had our usual welly walk for most children with the exception of year 5s who spent the morning at Dene Magna watch Chris Bradford perform; what a performance! He taught us some Japanese terms, such as Bushido which means the way of the warrior. Chris also gave us a demonstration of Samurai sword technique. We have bought three of his books for our Ripping Reads for children to read independently or to share with an adult at home.
The sun kept shining for us, which was lucky for us as Sports Day had arrived. Rob, from Prostars, has been preparing the children for this and they performed superbly. The four different stations of Field Events (Welly wanging, long jump, shot put and javelin) were situated around the track. The children were superb with the furthest junior “wanger” threw it 15.5m and the infant “wanger threw it 13.2m. The memorial hall committee donated celebratory mugs to be awarded to these lucky winners. This was followed with by the track events of running and the obstacle race, which included the class sack race component.
Every single child in the school placed in at least one event, this makes me so proud because it shows us that the events gave everyone a chance to shine. Some of the overall winners included:
- Kaden – Top scorer in the school
- Charlie – Second highest scorer in the school
- Harry – Third highest scorer in the school
Every single child who participated accrued points for their house, irrespective of the place they came.
The parents did the obstacle and running race this year and we also had our “toddler” race. A great time was had by all! The support given to the pupils was great as were the children, thank you.
The year 5s have had an extremely busy week, yesterday they spent the day back at Five Acres as part of the transition offered by the school for potential students. We work closely with all of our local secondary schools to ensure that our children can make an informed choice about their future and be prepared for life after Clearwell. They had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed their day.
We had a fabulous afternoon celebrating 100 years in Clearwell at our Annual Garden Party organised by the Governors. The country dancing children showcased their dancing, followed by Oak class reciting their acrostic poem about Clearwell. I loved Paige’s memories of her dad’s life at Clearwell, which I will post on our website soon.
Willow class played Hot Cross Buns on the corner and then recited “Vorest Ship” written by Keith Morgan. Then we were in for a real treat when the whole school sang.
An event like this does not happen with lots of support from everyone. Thank you so much for everything, we may be small but we are mighty!