The school council and children have voted and we are very excited to announce this years cake sale charity is Winston’s Wish!
Winston’s Wish is an amazing charity which supports children and their families after the death of a parent or sibling. Last year they helped over 17,000 children.
We look forward to raising lots of money for them this year.
Today our Year 2 children enjoyed an exciting day out travelling back in time to the Victorian era at Milestones Museum. The children were taught the three ‘R’s (reading, writing and arithmetic) in a Victorian schoolroom. They also got to explore the shops in the Victorian street, buying items for Queen Victoria’s Jubilee party.
Our Year 6 pupils had an amazing residential visit to the PGL Outdoor Education Centre in Liddington just before half-term. Year 6 lost no time in tackling challenges such as the Vertical Challenge, the Giant Swing and the Zip Wire. It's a fantastic environment for the children to develop social skills, resilience and determination as well as providing an overall sense of achievement and self-confidence.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and, when needed, helped support and encourage each other to overcome fears and conquer a challenge - Bravo!
Over the course of the term, the children have been encouraged to undertake good deeds for which they've been collecting 'kindness' stones. This week, the class launched a kindness project in order to thank the kind helpers at our school. The class practiced flower arranging - where each child cut and put together part of a flower bouquet - and then presented it to Mr Woodley who was surprised by the children while working at this woodshed building a gate. They had so much fun, they made another bouquet for the kitchen staff on Halloween to thank them for a special spooky themed lunch.
Many thanks to our catering team who excelled themselves today, creating sumptuous food with a spooky Halloween theme.
We're super excited to be introducing new Stay and Play sessions for children aged around 18 months (walkers) to 3 years at Rupert House School. These sessions will enable you and your child(ren) to spend some time together and facilitate play alongside other children in a fun, safe environment. Baby brothers and sisters are welcome to come along too. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment! Call us on 01491 574263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 1 have had a busy term learning all about Space. We have learnt many interesting facts from planet sizes to how astronauts live on board a space station! To finish off our topic we had a ‘Space Morning’ and dressed for the occasion! We were lucky enough to have an actor from the company ‘Perform’ come to do a workshop with us and then we spent the rest of the morning designing and making our very own space buggies!
Congratulations to our Year 6 girls...
100% success in securing a place at their first choice senior school for September 2018
15 scholarships won by the class of 12 girls*
2 art prizes and 1 science prize awarded
We are very proud of you all!
*includes pupils who won more than one scholarship
The whole of Year 5 visited Queen Anne’s yesterday afternoon for a Music Festival. They were joined by other schools in the local area and had a fantastic time drumming and singing with Mr Marshall. Thank you to all parents who were able to come along to watch our concert at the end of the afternoon and to Queen Anne’s and Mr Marshall for such a great afternoon.
We are particularly proud of Willam Bryant in Reception. It was his 5th birthday last week and he decided that, rather than receive birthday presents from his friends, he would love people to donate a small amount to the charity Water Aid. William had seen an advert on the television and was so shocked to realise that many children and people around the world are not lucky enough to enjoy safe water to drink and running water for washing and toilets. This charity works together with partners to help provide clean water, taps, and toilets and sets of tools. If you would like to know more about this charity go to: www.wateraid.org/uk
Our Year 3s have been immersing themselves in the Worlds Largest Lesson this week. They learnt about the Global Goals and how they can play their part to reach Goal number 2: Zero Hunger, as part of their work in Science on healthy diets.
We have each created a pledge and /uploaded these to http://worldslargestlesson.globalgoals.org? to join our international community in working towards creating a more sustainable planet by 2030.