Spring is in the air at Cropthorne as we approach half term and start to enjoy getting up and going home in the light!
This half term all children have been enjoying writing and illustrating their own story books, researching and agreeing the elements of successful stories and characterisation. These are now completed and pupils are justifiably very proud of their results. Our budding author’s work will be displayed during the annual walkabout exhibition together with the results of next half term’s project to produce a non-fiction reference book for class research.
To whet the children’s appetites for our forthcoming ‘Spooksville’ production Cropthorne shut its doors last Thursday and everyone piled on coaches excitedly, off to see Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat at The Everyman, Cheltenham. Some of us have seen it many times but for most of the children it was a first and it was lovely to see that the show has lost none of its timeless magic. All children sat beautifully, spellbound throughout and boogying in their seats for the duration of the extended encore. Everyone is now raring to get on that No 8 stage!
Children in Years 4 & 5 have thoroughly enjoyed their recent cross-curricular maths homework. Their brief was to research the cost of, purchase the ingredients and then bake their own cakes, organising and publicising an after-school cake sale in aid of Moldova. How proud we are of the way they all rose to the challenge! The sale took place this Wednesday, the 11th and children raised in excess of £170!
It was lovely to receive photos of the Moldovan village children opening their Christmas stockings and we are now looking forward to Heidi visiting school when we come back to share their journey fully with us.
Meanwhile, children in top class have got ‘the bug’ and our young entrepreneurs’ intend to continue their fundraising throughout the term. Watch out Alan Sugar!