Friday 7th February 2014
Water-way to end the week!!!
Today has been one of those days that all children and staff remember: the struggle to get in; the joy at the thought of school closing only to have your hopes crushed when you find it’s open (Pupils NOT staff); the teamwork; the togetherness; and finally the relief when it is all back to normal!! However in times of adversity, legends are born – one such legend is now the ‘Lady of the Welly’ – Alena F in Year 6. She saved all the boys from the depths of despair today by rescuing their footballs from the ‘lake’ in the playground.
The rest of the week has been relatively drama free – except for the children who have been continuing their lessons with Mr Mikelsons. Year 8 continue to prepare for Anthony Glenn with their work on Romeo and Juliet; Year 7 have been exploring extreme characters in an alien world; Year 6 have been looking at communication and presentation by giving pitches; whilst Year 5 have learned the difference between pretending and acting.
Monday saw the first full day of trading in the Year 8 break food market – plenty of calories were purchased and orders for brownies were being placed for next week (I have to protect the names of my staff here). Then the enterprise companies were given a lesson from the taxman (Me) in the need to keep better sales records. They are working tremendously hard and will hopefully raise enough funds for a truly fitting Leaver’s Thing – so called because they haven’t decided what they want to do yet.
Year 6 have been doing their Mock SAT’s this week and everyone has pulled together and supported them by being quiet in the corridors. Some of our Year 8’s had a really motivating talk from author Paula Rawsthorne at Freman College.
Mr Nicol has been hard at work too – living in a fantasy world – running both the Fantasy Football competition and now his own Fantasy Geography one too. Congratulations to Nicole B 7(MSN) on her amazing geographical knowledge.
In between the rain storms we have managed to fit in some sports fixtures, the Year 8 boys narrowly losing football against Edwinstree and Year 7 girls drew both matches against Hockerill. Inter-house rowing is likely to replace football/netball this week coming!!!!!!!!!!!
One more week until Half-Term, where has the time gone? It is hard to believe that I am nearly halfway through my first year here. Well the old saying is true…time flies when you are having fun.