The children enjoyed a special assembly on Thursday 2nd March 2017 which was led by the school catering team, Caterlink, and attended by their mascot JoJoe Crow. The assembly discussed the importance of having a healthy, balanced diet as well as exploring fun food facts together with demonstrations.
The two top classes for attendance from last half term, Birch and Eagles, participated in a cookery workshop to celebrate their achievement. Birch class made bread and Eagles class made fruit pizzas. Both classes had a fabulous time and took home the tasty treats that they had made.
Message from Mrs Butcher, RE leader:
A big thank you for all the generous donations of pasta, tomatoes, soup, sugar and mashed potato (to name but a few) which contributed to a spectacular harvest festival on Friday 30th September. With the help of some of our school councillors, Tanuri, Dylan and Connor, and cars belonging to Mrs Love, Mr Wells and Miss Dourado, an amazing 298kg of food was delivered to Sutton Foodbank on the following Tuesday. The volunteers at the Foodbank were overwhelmed by the four trolleys full of your gifts which will be gratefully received by local Sutton families.
Shortly before the Easter holidays our choir took part in the Sutton Music Festival at The Fairfield Halls. As well as singing with other choirs from Sutton schools, our choir performed a solo item. We also had 6 children in the orchestra at the event which is a magnificent achievement for those musicians. Thank you to Mrs Saunderson and Mrs Sage who work with the choir each week and ensured that the children were able to perform so confidently.
During the holidays the Junior playground had a revamp. The old trim trail was removed and a brand new trim trail was installed. Not only is there more equipment than there was in the old trim trail, there is also a gazebo and a new very colourful safe surface in the trim trail area of the playground.
The School Council met with Mrs Barnes several times to discuss plans for the playground, made some changes to the plans that were drawn up by the design company and even visited a school which had the same playground equipment that we were planning to install to make sure that it was suitable, exactly what was needed and made the best use of the money that was being spent on the playground.
The PSA kindly donated £10,000 to this project and Mrs Barnes won a £10,000 bid from Award for All for the project. The children love the new equipment and it is always full of children at lunchtime.
Several of our Year 6s give up part of their lunchtimes to help younger children with their learning. They hear the children read, read to the children and help them with activities. Our sports leaders also give up some of the lunchtimes to help with playground activities.
The photos below show how much the older and younger children enjoy working together.
Thomas in Y1 said, " I really liked it this morning, I got to make new friends in Year 5."
Ten Year 6 children were lucky enough to have the opportunity to try fencing. They had 3 fencing sessions where they learnt about the equipment needed, the rules of fencing and fencing etiquette. In each of the sessions they developed their skills further and took part in fencing duels.
Our Year 6 team won their Top of the Form match against Collingwood School yesterday. As that match was the quarter final, the team are now through to the semi-final. The team demonstrated an impressive knowledge in a variety of subjects and answered some very tricky questions correctly. Well done Antony, Harsh, Lewis and Pradyumn.