Year 1 Sports Morning

June 14, 2017

This morning, Year 1 took part in a sports morning along with Manland and Sauncey Wood, which was held at Manland Primary School. The weather was lovely and everyone had an enjoyable time. There were 6 different sporting activities and our Year 1 team did really well, winning 2 of them. They won the ball and scoop race, and the bean bag throwing competition. Well done everyone!

Thank you to our helpers, Mrs Adetayo, Mrs Gudmundsdottir and Miss Moore.

New Reception Parents Visit

June 14, 2017

This morning, our new September 2017 Reception parents came in to meet with Miss Brewer and myself to discuss starting arrangements for their child. We look forward to welcoming the children to our school in the autumn term.


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.

Summer Fair – Raffle Tickets

June 9, 2017

Raffle tickets went out in bookbags this week (one set per family) for the raffle to be drawn at the Summer Fair at 4.45pm on Friday, 16th June 2017.

You will notice that instead of sending out 20 tickets @ 50p for each family, this year we are sending 10 tickets @ £1. Everyone still has the same chance of winning and the total fee is still the same, but it hugely reduces our printing costs and admin which ultimately benefits the school even further.

We have a truly outstanding line-up of prizes for the raffle again this year – prize fund currently over £2,200!

Please return all raffle stubs with money (and any unsold tickets) by Wednesday 14th June.

A huge thank you to all our generous prize donors and programme advertisers – please support those businesses in return if you are able to.

Herts Advertiser School Awards

June 8, 2017

The finalists for this year’s Herts Advertiser School Awards were announced this week and I am delighted to let you know that our school nursery has been shortlisted in the Nursery of the Year category and Emily Carter in Year 2 is a finalist in both the Sporting Achiever and Pupil of the Year categories. Well done Emily!

The awards ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday 28th June.

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.