Wow, we have had a brilliant day today.
Hoola Nation have been in and taken each class in turn for a hoola hooping challenge. I have been blown away by the children’s determination and skills. We even had some teachers who were very proud of themselves!
The Friends paid for 2 fabulous musicians to come in today as well. String Beats performed for us all and we were all absolutely amazing by the beat-boxing. To see all the children so engaged and happy was an absolute delight for us all.
A huge well done to the children for running their mile so enthusiastically today. Last week it was pouring with rain and today the ground was covered in ice and snow but the children were so keen and happy, it made us very proud.
A big thank you to the 5 parents who braved the cold to run the mile with us today. We really appreciated you being there and its very encouraging for the children to see the grown ups getting involved.
I love it when children come to me with new ideas. I received this ‘Business Plan’ from two girls in class 6 yesterday. They spotted that the younger children don’t have as many sports clubs to attend, so they bhave offered to run one at lunchtimes for classes 1 and 2 children. What a great idea, girls.
I had the pleasure of taking 9 children from our choir to a vocal workshop led by Richard Frostick on Friday. The children worked so hard all day along with other local choirs. We learnt 6 songs and performed a concert at the end of the day to our families. The experience was amazing and it was such a privilege to have the chance to be taught by such a talented choir master. He was full of praise for our behaviour, our skills and how fast we learnt his techniques. We have learnt a huge amount and I’m sure it will have a massive impact on our choir here.
I was very pleased today to be able to present the new Diamond Baschurch Way badge to 4 super girls who have earned over 40 Baschurch Way certificates! They really are an excellent example of our values: kind, polite, respectful, fair and hardworking.
Reminder: Children need to save the little certificates and bring them to me in exchange for a badge when they have enough. If your child has brought them home to show you, please help them keep them somewhere safe. The teacher’s don’t have a record of how many have been awarded as they can be given out by any members of school staff. It is the children’s responsibility to care for them..
Well done everyone – please wear your badges with pride.
It always makes my day when children come to show me their work. One of our children had a very busy morning collecting autumn goodies today in the forest school area. She produced 2 beautiful hedgehogs which she proudly came to show me.
If your class collect the most Baschurch Way certificates during the week, then this lovely bear will be awarded to your class in Celebration worship on Monday. To get a Baschurch Way, you need to show you are keeping our values: kind, polite, respectful, honest and trying hard in all you do. The bear wants to be with people like that, so make sure you are demonstrating these qualities in everything you do, then he will come and spend the week in your room with you.
We will be launching a little competition to name the bear, so get your thinking caps on and we’ll let you know how to enter.
Please also remember to wear your lovely Baschurch Way badges if you have achieved them. Replacements can be bought for 50p if you would like a new one.
There was a lot of excitement coming from class 6 yesterday afternoon, so I couldn’t resist going to have a peek. The children were learning about the heart and blood, and those who wanted to, could have a look at the chambers of a real heart. It was fascinating. Mrs Kovach then made ‘blood’ using food colouring, cheerios and marshmallows, which was really creative and certainly helped the children to understand what our blood is made of and it’s various functions.
I was really impressed with the thoughtfulness of the children leading up to this year’s harvest. After listening to Mrs Renee’s assembly explaining what MacMillan nurses do and why it is so important to her, the children thought carefully about how they could help her further with her charity work. A big thank you to Max, who had the idea to present Mrs Renee with some flowers to recognise how much she does for MacMillan. We raised a brilliant £140 today, so well done.
I was blown away by class 5 and 6’s performances of Shakespeare Rocks this week. They ALL put so much passion and enthusiasm into it and it really shone through last night. We had so many positive comments from parents about how much their children had enjoyed practicing for the show, as well as the performance itself. I’m really proud of them all.