Representatives from the NSPCC joined us during assembly to collect the money that the children had raised. Well done to Squirrel class who returned the most sponsor forms . The school managed to raise an amazing £1120.87 for the NSPCC. Well done to everyone!
Our Outdoor Learning Environment
A team of volunteers from Legal and General very kindly spent the day working on
improving our outdoor learning environment. They were busy painting, digging and planting. We would like to thank Jenny Beacon from Business in the Community for setting up the link alongside Carly and her team from Legal and General.
The children in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been given hi- viz jackets and reflectors. We would like to say a huge thank you to ExxonMobil for their very generous donation and their commitment to helping to keep the children safe whilst walking to and from school.
Nativity in the Town
The KS1 and KS2 choirs took part in the Nativity in the Town, with readings, carols and acting by KS1 children. We all really enjoyed the occasion and our performance was appreciated by many onlookers. Well done to all who took part—you were brilliant!
Community Choir Events
The KS1 and KS2 choirs have been very busy showcasing their talent at our Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday evening and at Leatherhead Methodist Church last Friday. 49 children from KS1 & KS2 choirs went to entertain people with their singing of Christmas carols at ‘Time For Tea’ at Leatherhead Methodist Church. They sang brilliantly and were treated to a delicious tea afterwards. Their audience were ‘wowed’ with the quality of their singing and their impeccable behaviour.
Well done to all of the children who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge, the ‘Mystical Maze’, at Leatherhead Library over the holidays. They had to complete six books to receive a certificate. The children were presented with their certificates from the library staff during assembly. Keep on reading!
Netball Friendly Match Against St Lawrence
Our netball squad went to St Lawrence School for a friendly match. It was our first proper match this season which was great and gave us the chance to put into practice what we have been learning during our training sessions. Unfortunately, we lost but we all put in our best efforts and had a great time. We would like to thank all the teachers who organised it, and thanks to St Lawrence for having us.
MOTO in the Community
Davie Prince very kindly presented us with a cheque from Moto In The Community to buy some new playground equipment.
Leatherhead Rotary Club
Many thanks to the Leatherhead Rotary Club, who kindly presented each child in Year 6 with an Illustrated Dictionary. The children were so grateful for their very generous gift. These will be invaluable over the coming year and for many years to come.
A Visit from Mrs Brown and Family
As part of our science topic on ‘Health & Growth’, the children in Year 2 were visited by Mrs Brown and her baby Poppy, and toddler George. The children prepared questions to ask Mrs Brown and thoroughly enjoyed the visit.
Visit to the Imperial War Museum
Year 6 went on an amazing trip to the Imperial War Museum in London. When we arrived everyone was chatting about the amazing day we were about to have. As we entered the main hall we saw some gob smacking planes hanging from the ceiling. One of them was a spitfire from WW2.
We then went to the ‘A Family in Wartime’ exhibition where we saw lots of interesting artefacts, including an Anderson Shelter. It was brilliant to be able to sit inside it and get a feeling of what it must have been like for families during the war.
Next we went into the ‘Horrible Histories: Spies’ exhibition. This was very good and fun because there were lots of interesting things to look at. For example there was a bike which powered a wireless (radio) which you could sit on and have a go. There were all sorts of amazing facts and objects used by the spies during WW2 and even the chance to dress up as one!
It was the best school trip ever!
Inter School Maths Competition Winners
Eight children from Year 6 visited West Ashtead Primary School to take part in a maths competition against seven teams from other local schools. After two hours of frantic activity, puzzling out the answers to some really tricky questions and working under time pressure, one of our teams was declared the overall WINNERS of the competition.
Congratulations to Molly, Seth, Tommy and Tabitha who were our winning team and Brandon, Charlotte, Oliver and Amy who competed hard and came very close.
Their attitude, politeness and determination was commented on by a teacher at the host school.
Well done to you all! We are so proud of you – what an achievement!
Our football team went to represent our school at a tournament at Therfield. All of our 10 players showed brilliant team spirit, supporting and encouraging each other, as well as demonstrating fantastic sportsmanship by shaking hands with their opponents at the end of every match. Our two goalies were kept busy but both made some fantastic saves worthy of any great goal keeper! Our defence was strong and the team managed to deflect many shots on goal. Great goals were scored!