Prickly Ball Farm Visit!

On Wednesday 17th May, Foundation Stage One are going to Prickly Ball Farm. This is their school trip for the year and they have been visiting for a few years now. Prickly Ball Farm got its name because they have rescued hedgehogs which our youngest children will thoroughly enjoy handling. Unfortunately, the weather is not in their favour but this will not dampen their spirit. Here’s hoping that they have a really good time learning about the animals!

House Points:

Golden Eagles: 110 house points (joint 3rd place)

Killer Whales: 110 house points (joint 3rd place)

Kodiak Bears: 148 house points (1st place, well done!)

Bengal Tigers: 128 house points (2nd place, so close!)

Well done to the Kodiak Bears for winning the house cup this week. A draw at the bottom between the Golden Eagles and the Killer Whales secures only the second draw this year!


Let’s check out the attendance figures for this week:

Foundation Stage Two: 95.6% (3rd place with no lates)

Year One: 98% (1st place, well done!)

Year Two: 92% (7th place, come on!)

Year Three: 95.5% (5th place)

Year Four: 94.8% (6th place)

Year Five: 95.6% (4th place with one late)

Year Six: 97.6% (2nd place, you were really close!)

Well done to Year One who secure the attendance cup this week. Year Six were really close to them but just couldn’t catch them up, even in SATs week. The school average for this week was 95.5% – still not hitting our 96% target.

Please bring a coat to school although Summer is upon us – we haven’t moved to Spain in the last week (see last blog post) and it could rain at any moment because this is just the typical British weather, being unpredictable. If you do not bring a coat you may not be allowed outside since it is wet and cold. Foundation Stage One and Two need adequate waterproofs: a waterproof jacket; a pair of waterproof trousers and wellington boots.

Please, this is a reminder to the whole school to remember to bring their P.E. kit on P.E. days.

Here are P.E. days for the whole school:

Foundation Stage Two: Wednesday and Thursday

Year One: Thursday and Friday

Year Two: Wednesday and Friday

Year Three: Monday and Wednesday

Year Four: Tuesday and Wednesday

Year Five: Thursday and Friday

Year Six: Monday and Thursday

Please make sure your P.E. kit is in school on the days corresponding to whichever class you’re in otherwise you cannot do P.E.. Even if your school shoes are already trainers, you need a change of shoes or you can’t take part.

It’s been a great week and we’ll be back with more (and some Foundation Stage One children who can say they’ve held hedgehogs) next week!


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