The lovely warm weather we have had recently has been really
helpful in ensuring our building project keeps to the schedule.
The curved metal roof and windcatchers are in place, windows
and doors installed, walls plastered and the scaffolding is
down from the new classrooms. We are hoping to move in after
half term. The office block and staffroom are coming along
very well and we are beginning to get prices for the furniture.
It is so exciting!
We continue to fundraise for the last few thousand pounds.
The Duck Race at Elstead Mill was great fun and raised an
amazing £1,220; the Grease singalong was well attended and
raised another £1,200. Our recent leaflet drop to thank
residents for their support has resulted in a further £800
in individual donations, so we are nearly there. We have about
£7,000 more to raise but we are very hopeful that our last
Target 50K fundraiser this summer will do it for us. The Summer
Ball on 30th June promises to be another magical
event and tickets are on sale from the school office at £40
each. Why not get a table together?
The children and staff continue to work hard. Year R and Year
2 have a "Growing" project. They have caterpillars in their
classrooms, some already turning into chrysalis; year 2 are
plotting their growth and Year R finding out about the life
cycle. They have also been working in the polytunnel. We have
spinach salad every day, the beetroot is really tasty, Year
R really like the broad beans and the strawberries are very
popular with everyone. The cabbages are ready to be picked,
so it's cabbage for lunch next week. The carrots are getting
very bushy and the peas have had a real growth spurt in the
last week. Year 2 are finding out about "Time". This week
they got into their time machine and went forward into the
future. The sounds and sights they encountered in this drama
were very exciting and they will enter their experiences into
their travel journal. Fortunately they came back in time to
go home for the weekend! Following a visit from a two week
old abandoned owl, they wrote some wonderful poetry.
Year 3 have been finding out about Henry VII and his wives
and are excited about their forthcoming trip to Hampton Court.
They also visited some Elstead houses with Tudor origins.
Year 4 are investigating water, through the water cycle and
weather, rivers and lakes. Year 5 are preparing for their
day trip to France in July, where they will use their French
speaking skills to buy some food, send a postcard and will
compare the castle and ramparts in the old part of Boulogne
with the modern town and harbour. Year 6 took their Standard
Assessment Tests (SATs) in mid May but they have been doing
a project on newspapers and have now finished their boats
ready for the Paper Boat Race on Sunday 24th June
at the Moat. They spend the week before the race on a residential
at Marchants Hill in Hindhead where they spend half their
time on ICT activities and the rest of the week doing outdoor
adventure activities such as archery and abseiling.
Mr Happy's Circus is coming to school at 6 pm on Monday 23rd
July. There will be a barbecue from 5 pm. Details from the
school and everyone is welcome.