The weather is starting to cool off now so our Reception children have been learning about what it means to hibernate. They have been creative and made their own hedgehogs and their habitats. They are going to keep an eye out for hedgehogs at home and help them to survive the winter.
Today has been Children in Need day, so we have been learning about what this charity is about and the huge range of children that are supported by them. We came in a range of clothes, some of which were spotty and lots of families donated. As a school we raised over £60, so thank you very much. We encourage our children to be advocates of change, whether this is through donating to charities or making a difference to someone or something in another way.
As part of our “Developing who we are” offer, we gave out our first badge (they are being made, very enthusiastically, by our year 6 children. Eevee was the very first recipient of a silver badge for her talent (Creative part of our vision) of writing and performing a poem as part of our Remembrance service last week. Lots more will be awarded over the next few weeks as we encourage children to take a lead in their personal development and show us what they have been successful in achieving.
Ten of our Y5 and 6 children participated in a National Maths Challenge this week, many achieving the Bronze award. Zach was highly successful and achieved Gold and has the opportunity to do the Bonus Round in the summer months. We are really proud of all of these children for seeing themselves as mathematicians.