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Five Alive September 2015

September 7th and the first morning of a new school year. Standing on the playground under a cloudless blue sky, watching the children skipping into school after seven weeks holiday was a truly uplifting moment. As one little girl commented; “I love this first day Mrs Martin, everything just feels so new!”
On Wednesday we welcomed our lovely Graham Pharo to lead his first assembly of the year. Our current value is ‘Respect’ and Graham chose to focus on the plight of refugees and his own experiences of visiting troubled lands. It was extremely thought-provoking and prompted some interesting classroom debate particularly with our older pupils who regularly watch Newsround in class and could identify issues raised. Children decided that they would like to raise money to help afflicted families and this will be our fund-raising focus this year.
On the same subject, Heidi came in on Friday to collect a cheque for £1691.94 in aid of The Moldovan project. She brought with her a short film clip from the families we have helped thanking us for our efforts. The children at school have become very attached to their Moldovan friends and are keen to send stockings again this year. Contact the school if you would like to add to our collection.
The 2014 curriculum requires primary children to have a chronological understanding of British history. To help children understand this in a fun way we have invited our school photographer in to compile a calendar with children and staff dressed as people from prehistoric through to modern times depending on their birthdays (Born in May? You must be a Tudor!)
A future date for your diaries – Friday November 20th 10.00 –, Open Morning at school. You read about the things we get up to; now come and see the school in action!