On Friday 10th November the children in Puffins and Redwings walked to the memorial at St James’ Church. The children ‘planted’ the clay poppies they had made in class and then stood quietly around the memorial while we held a minute’s silence. The children used this opportunity to reflect and show their compassion for those soldiers who lost their lives at war. One of our Year 5 children, Jack read a poem he had written in class and then Reverend Jack Bateson kindly led the exhortation and prayer.
The poppies look stunning. The inside of the church has also been decorated with work created by the children in Redwings as well as the children who attend the KS2 Art Club.
Mrs Walker's Friday Tea Party
Each week Mrs Walker hosts a tea party in her office. A child from each class is invited, they will have been nominated by their class teacher for demonstrating an aspect of one of our school values during the week.
Year 3 and 4 Book Swap
The children in Year 3 and 4 had lots of fun this morning, they were able to bring in books form home that they no longer wanted to swap for others. There were lots of happy faces as the children chose their new books!
Roots to Food
The children in KS2 had an enjoyable day recently when Roots to Food came to visit. Each class took it in turns to take part in a cooking workshop in the school hall with fantastic and very edible results!
The children were keen to have the recipe to try at home - please click on the link below.
World Book Day - KS1 and Year R Joint Story Time
Mr Hawkins led a captivating joint story time for year R, 1 and 2 on the afternoon of World Book Day. Miss Mackett and Mrs Hyson also read stories to the children who were clearly engaged with the stories they heard.
World Book Day - KS1 book swap
The children in Kingfishers (Year 1) and Puffins (Year 2) were thrilled to take part in a book swap this morning to celebrate World Book Day. The children were able to choose books that they were interested in, with the help of both staff and parents. They clearly enjoyed looking through them and many went home with a bag full of books!
Children In Need
Thank you to all our Egerton learners and their families for making such a splendiferous effort on 7th November to help us celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday.
It was simply wonderful to see all of you arrive to school in gloriumptious costumes to bring our favourite characters to life! Meeting Oom Paa Loompas, the Grand High Witch, Willy Wonka, Fantastic Mr Fox, Mr and Mrs Twit and many other memorable characters during your day of learning is something I am sure we will never forget!
Our day was then filled with exciting learning. I was so proud to be able to walk in and out of classrooms filled with a phizz-whizzing buzz- Our of love of reading was clear for all to see. Our children made chocolates fit for Willy Wonka’s factories, created dream jars, wondered where Mr Fox would live if he were here, performed their favourite stories, designed alternative book covers, wrote like Mr Dahl himself and imitated the unique drawing style of Quentin Blake.
Finally, we tested our Roald Dahl knowledge in a quiz where we could earn points for our houses. We were astounded by just how many of his stories our children knew inside-out! Even the hardest questions were no match for our Egerton learners who clearly love visiting the worlds and characters that have been created by the world’s best loved storyteller.
We ended our day by all sharing one of the ‘Revolting Rhymes’ Roald Dahl created- A new surprising and hilarious twist on the classic nursery tale ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.
Roots to Food
In February we welcomed Darren Tinkler from Roots to Food into school. TCS our school dinner providers funded the day and provided all the ingredients to allow our KS2 children to watch a cooking competition and our KS1 children to take part in fitness and food workshops, which culminated in them making fruit smoothies which they were able to try.
The cooking competition between two teams, green and orange took place in the school hall in the style of 'ready, steady, cook!'
Miss Barrow and her team of chefs Sophie, Harry, Emma and Morgan (the orange team) did wonders with their presentation creating the Italian flag from the colours of their food. Mr Hawkins and his team of chefs Henry, Tabitha, Carter and Maddie (the green team) delighted the audience with their Salmon Cakes and stole the show from their opponents.