Fun in the Sun!

June 18, 2017

We hope you enjoyed the summer fair yesterday.  It was a fun afternoon out with a great atmosphere and perfect weather!  We had tombola stalls, a fire engine, yucky dip, bouncy castles, BBQ, cakes, goals, hook-a-fish, face painting, and many more…  DLC also gave us a lovely display of their dancing.

Thanks to all of you who brought in donations, manned stalls and attended the event.  We raised £1950 which will go towards creating a wildlife area by the outdoor classroom.

Extra special thank yous to Paul for manning the BBQ, to Sara for doing the programme, to the Oval families who came to help even though they had their own summer fair to prepare for, to The Lea staff for giving up their afternoon, to Emma for helping rally support, to Joe from Menace Sports for the goalie stall, to Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue for bringing the pump, and to the children who helped pick up litter at the end – in particular Sarah L, Matty M and Adie G!  Much appreciated.

Congratulations to the Lessig family who won first prize in the raffle! All other winners who were not at the fair at the time of the draw have been contacted and their prizes are available to collect from the school office.

On a personal note Anna, Emma L and myself were really touched by the flowers and gifts we were given as thank you for our time on the PTA committee.  It really meant a lot to us.  Thank you.

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Harpenden in Bloom

June 16, 2017

The kitchen garden is coming along well! Thank you to everyone who has donated plants and containers. We could still do with a few more pots or bowls. If you had any old ones lying around, please give them either to Mr Harris or leave them by the mud kitchen in the reception playground at morning drop off. Thank you!

Nursery and Reception Trip to Mead Open Farm

June 15, 2017

Nursery and Reception enjoyed a day at Mead Open Farm today. They had a lovely time, going on a tractor and trailer ride, feeding the goats and sheep (which included giving lambs a bottle of milk,) and petting the rabbits and guinea pigs. Reception children were also able to watch the ‘Lamb National’ race, which was great fun!

Thank you to all our parent helpers, Ms Florulli, Mrs Hatton, Mrs Morosanu, Ms McCallister, Ms Paprotzki and Mr Haywood. Also, thank you to Miss Moore, Miss Brewer’s mother Jackie and Mrs O’Donnell’s daughter, Alicia.

Rounders Tournament

June 13, 2017

Some of our pupils from Year 5 and 6 took part in the local schools’ Rounders Tournament held at Redbourn Junior School this afternoon. They played 6 matches, winning one and drawing one, only narrowly losing the others. They all played really well and their behaviour was impeccable! Well done for being fantastic ambassadors for our school.

Thank you to Mrs Housley and Miss Weston for accompanying the children.

Year 6 General Election

June 8, 2017

There was much excitement in our Year 6 classroom today as the pupils held their very own General Election! They began by looking at and debating the ‘real’ party manifestos. They made a ballot box and then each voted following protocol. The votes were then counted and checked by an adjudicator!

After this, it was Year 6’s turn to create their own political parties. They were divided into small groups and chose their party names and manifestos, choosing 3 out of 9 possible topics (e.g. education, housing, etc.) to concentrate on. Each party appointed a leader who wore a specially made rosette and delivered their manifesto to the rest of the class. The voting then took place. After counting the votes, ‘The Zebras’ (unity against racism) won by a very narrow majority of 1 vote! In second place was ‘The Rights Party’, and 1 point behind in third place was ‘You Speak, We Listen, We Care’.

Well done to everyone in Year 6 for their enthusiasm and mature approach to the day. Miss Weston was very impressed. They even managed to include some Maths work during the day, looking at various data and statistics from the previous General Election, such as the fraction of women elected and the gender and age of the voters.

Ice Lolly Sale

June 7, 2017

Thank you to everyone who bought and ice lolly at the start of half term – we brought in £93.50 for the school and also gave each of the hot and tired Y6s a lolly when they arrived back from their Caythorpe trip.

Huge thanks to Helen Carter for organising it.

Year 5 Dancenastics

May 25, 2017

Over the past couple of weeks, Amy, Mia, Jessie and Micheala from Year 5 have held and judged a dancenastics competition open to the whole school. Pupils performed a dance/gymnastics routine in front of the judges. Everyone who entered did fantastically well. The winners were:-

  • 1st – Amelia and Gracie (Y5)
  • 2nd – Hannah (Y5)
  • 3rd – Madeleine, Clarissa and Holly (Y5)