CONGRATULATIONS to Anaïs in Y3 on coming 2nd in the Best Logo category at the Harpenden in Bloom awards yesterday!! The Lea was also at the ceremony to collect our 1st place award in the Most Creative Planter category with ‘The Lea Kitchen Garden’. Well done!
Some of our Year 6 pupils decided to hold a school bake off to encourage pupils to experience the joy of baking cakes! This was open to the whole school and proved very popular! All sorts of lovely homemade cakes were brought in earlier this week and judged by Jessie, Amy Swan, Marlena, Shakeel and Tyler from Year 6, and Mrs Dada. Well done for all their hard work organising the competition. The winners were:
- Best Design: Kairon (Y4) and Poppy (Y3)
- Tastiest Bake: Alexander Crowe (Y4)
- Overall Star Baker: Juliette (Y3) and Evie (Y2)
Well done to our winners and to everyone who took part! Lastly, huge thanks to Mrs Dada for all her support.
Year 5 visited Batford Springs last Friday morning and spent time carrying out river experiments such as measuring the speed of the flow, the depth and bank measurements. They looked at how the river meandered and learned a lot more interesting facts from Heidi, Harpenden Town Council People and Wildlife Officer. All the children were engaged and enthusiastic throughout, and their behaviour was excellent. Thank you to our parent volunteers, Mrs Abubakar and Mrs Gudmundsdottir.
Year 4 have also finally been able to visit Batford Springs today after two postponements! We will let you know about the trip in next week’s newsletter.
Year 5 and 6 spent yesterday afternoon learning all about the work of a magistrate when they were visited by local magistrates, Hannah and John. They were told lots of very interesting facts on what a magistrate does, with a questions and answers session. They were given different scenarios and asked to decide whether they considered these a crime or not. Some of the children were surprised to learn that magistrates don’t get paid for their work! Hannah and John said that they were really impressed with Year 5 and 6.
On Wednesday afternoon, our girls’ team from Year 5 and 6 played their next set of matches in the local schools girls’ football league, held at Sauncey Wood.
The girls played even better than the previous week, with huge amounts of energy and enthusiasm. They played 3 excellent matches, drawing 0-0 against both Wood End and Kimpton, and drawing 1-1 against Sauncey Wood. Well done to Elizabeth, Izzy, Jessie, Kelsi, Hannah, Amy, Ramneek, Asma and Edith.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who came along to support the girls. Thank you also to Mrs Housley and Mr Harris for accompanying the girls.
Year 2 led a lovely harvest assembly this morning. They talked about harvest around the world and showed their fruit artwork. They also sang beautifully. They did really well performing to such a large audience!
Thank you to everyone who donated items for the Kings Pantry Food Bank. John Swain from the Bethany Community Church in Harpenden came in and spoke to the school briefly about the Food Bank and thanked everyone for all the items brought in.
You will shortly see appearing on various walls in our school, a lovely word cloud which includes a collection of carefully selected words that we believe define the values of our school. This was created by our former PTA Chair, Sue Stevens, and we were so impressed by it that we have decided to put it on display.