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Friday 18th November 2022

Happy Saint Edmund's Day!

What a wet week we have had! Although we have even discovered a few new leaks inside the building, it hasn’t dampened our spirits.

We started the week with our Odd Sock Day to kick off Anti-Bullying week. Wearing odd socks reminds us to celebrate our individuality and raises awareness about Anti-Bullying. The theme this year is ‘Reach Out’ and we shared how we can all reach out to others and support those in need.

Year 3’s class assembly, yesterday, shared the importance message of acceptance and embracing difference, through a lovely story based upon their Stone Age topic. It was great fun and made us all smile. Thank you Year 3.

Our Year R class had their very first school trip on Tuesday, to Wintershall for an Advent workshop. The children learnt about the first Christmas with the help of the real donkeys and sheep. They collected jewels from the king and a feather from the angel who visited Mary. The rain was biblical as we made our journey up the steep hill to the Holly Barn. It helped as all think about how difficult it must have been for Mary and Joseph making their way to Bethlehem.  The children were brilliant, very well-behaved and despite the rain, they didn’t complain at all.

Wednesday night was Stargazing night. Unfortunately the heavy rain and clouds meant that we had to stay in the school hall. It was still a fascinating evening. We all learnt a lot about space, the stars and planets, the moon landings, gravity and even what happens when you fall over on the moon! The children and parents enjoyed the evening. Thank you to Tom, our science advisor for a great evening.

Although St Edmund’s Day is 20th November, we are celebrating his feast day today. We were delighted to have Fr Jonathan here to celebrate Mass. The children have enjoyed learning about St Edmund and finding out about his life. Do ask the children to tell you what they know about him. This afternoon, each class have planned something different to do as a treat.

Have a good weekend,