Another great day at Dukes Barn- more exciting activities:
Greetings from Dukes Barn! Year 6 are having a fantastic time on their four day residential at Dukes Barn in Derbyshire. So far the children have been caving, weasling, walking, canoeing and abseiling.
We had a good first night’s sleep, despite much excitement about being away and the children were fit and raring to go this morning – lots of energy to burn after a full English breakfast. The weather has not put a stop to anything – it is a bit blowy but any showers have been mercifully short, and it doesn’t matter what the weather is when you are tunnelling underground.
Enjoy the photos from the first day and a half (each link will open a new page):
Despite the typical English weather the children from Year 5 who went on their residential visit thoroughly enjoyed their 3 days away. They stayed in the beautiful old youth hostel overlooking Eyam and spent the days walking in the countryside and learning the incredible story about the ‘Plague Village‘.
The children returned tired and a bit damp but it was well worth it! Click here to see the photos from the visit.
Thank you to all who contributed to our Macmillan Coffee morning last Friday. We had loads of cakes sent in which were enjoyed by parents and friends of the school during the morning. The children joined in at playtime by buying cakes which was a special treat for Friday!
We raised just over £300 for Macmillan Cancer Care. Once again, thank you for your support for this event.
It was the girls turn on Saturday to play in the Rushcliffe 7-a-side competition and they had a very enjoyable morning. As a new team it was a pleasure to see them get better and better as the morning wore on and they finished the morning with a win, a draw and a couple of losses. The girls showed that they were prepared to give their all, mostly against girls a year older (our team for this tournament was made up solely of year 5s).
They are already looking forward to their next match – a County Cup game on Tuesday 23rd against Bowbridge Primary in Newark.
It has been a good start to the season for the boys football team who were in action on Saturday playing in the Rushcliffe Schools six a side Autumn tournament. The boys found themselves in a tough group with some very good teams but this didn’t phase them. We lost a tight first game 2-0 against eventual finalists West Bridgford Juniors. A 1-0 win in the next game against Brookside Primary was followed by a tense nil nil draw with Carnarvon Primary – always a completive game! The boys finished with two more wins – 2-1 against Radcliffe and 6-0 against Cotgrave C of E.
We finished second in the group to West Bridgford Junior, just missing out on a place in the semi final. This was a very pleasing start to the year and demonstrated that our team are going to have a competitive and exciting season ahead. Well played boys.
Every September the Robert Miles Junior Sorting Hat awakes from his slumber to place every member of Year 3 into their House for the next four years. Children are placed in either Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune or Mercury and it is the job of the Sorting Hat to decide. Once again it was amazing how much the Hat knew about our new year 3s and we are sure this helps him sort the children out carefully! (Note to parents/carers – if your child’s photo is not included it is because you have not yet returned the green contact form with the permission slip for photographs)