Edited by Headteacher - Mrs Keen
UPDATE: Year 6 made the outstanding total of £500.21 and the cheque has just been sent to the charity!
Year 6 held the annual Macmillan Coffee morning. I think this is the 4th year that we have done it and it is now part of the Year 6 curriculum. It really has got bigger and better every year and the children were delighted to see that they beat last year's total of £316. They raised an amazing £384.56, and this will not be the final total as they will be selling some of the left over cakes after school. Thank you to all the parents who made cakes at home. The number of cakes on show appeared to be more than we get at our school fairs! I think this may be because everyone agrees that the Macmillan Cancer Care is a hugely worthwhile charity. I know from first hand experience that they do a wonderful job. Earlier this year my father-in-law received care from them. Macmillan nurses ensured that everything was in place so that he could have a peaceful death at home surrounded by those who loved him. Today we all did our bit to make sure that other people can benefit from their care in the future.
Some of our smart waiters/waitresses. They had been trained to a high standard by Mrs Sherwood's daughter, who has been in the hospitality industry for many years.
Here are the servers, ready to start. Does it make your mouth water?
It was very busy and required a lot of team work to get all the teas and coffees out to the waiting customers.
The sun poured in and everyone appeared to enjoy themselves.
Someone enjoying a brownie - dressed in a track suit to run the calories off stright away!
This is my first news report of the year - I really enjoy showing you everything we are doing and it has now turned into an archive of everything that is going on. So take a look back over the last 18 months that I have been posting news items...
You can always tell when Autumn is here, when the blackberries are ready to pick. This is exactly what Y3 did today. They also picked the apples from the orchard and made a crumble, which they generously shared with me!
The trip to pick the blackberries is part of our enrichment curriculum, whereby we try to give children memorable experiences throughout the year. I hope the prickles weren't too sharp.
It is so rare have such a sunny day for our sports' day. There were many races and everyone had a go! Children were all running for the good of their houses, but if they were 1st, 2nd or 3rd they will be acknowledged in assembly on Friday too.
The scores were:
1st Errwood 86
2nd Toddbrook 82
3rd Fernilee 72
4th Combes 69
Here is a picture of the person who helped us so much to make it such a success - Paul Evans from the Memorial Park. He went out of his way to get everything just so. A local hero!
It was quite an epic journey - here are a few pictures of children and staff setting off.