Trips and Eggs
Oh, it is glorious when the sun shines and all is well at St.Francis’. The birds are singing (new ducks have arrived and are permanently arguing loudly on the field), the rabbits are sun bathing sprawled out on the hay ( after feeding 13 hopping babies who are getting little mischievous minds of their own) and new chickens are contently perched on the story telling chair (squawking and covering it in muck of which I have to clean daily). Yes, all is well and we have had another wonderful week.
We have been getting out and about and the minibus has opened many new doors. One of our UFA groups went to visit an art gallery last week and it was an incredible opportunity to work with Angela Wakefield, a wonderful local artist at Ascot Studios. The children spent the afternoon there and they created their very own pieces of art. We look forward to visiting again soon and working alongside Angela in the future. Thank you for a great trip!
We will be having a ‘Float’ meeting next Wednesday to discuss our floats and decide which parts our school UFA group will be making. The meeting will be straight after school in our hall and any help will be gratefully received. You are all welcome!
All of our juniors visited a science museum and, as you can see if you enlarge the pictures below, all had a great time! Staying on a scientific path, Mrs Silvester’s Class witnessed a scientific phenomenon of their own. An egg, of which they had been pickling for a while, was passed round and explored. What follows is simply a mystery! The child holding the egg made the egg disappear-without a trace! Now, Mrs Silvester was stood next to the little girl and even she can’t explain events. A tiny mouse hole seems to have taken the blame and the class feel that the only explanation is that the egg was dropped, bounced onto the floor and straight into it! That evening, the caretaker was asked to investigate and we have no logical explanation at all apart from the vinegar making the egg disappear when touched by human hands. Unbelievable!
Parlick Class are growing some wonderful vegetables and they are wowing us with their skills-in everything! As I was reading with Reception Class, I could hear a Conga passing through the corridors. This means that a Year 1 child did really well with a phonics score: they celebrate by doing a giant conga around school. With that and the persistent sound of trumpets coming from the room next door, it is clear that it is all happening in our school! The glockenspiel players have just returned from a rehearsal in church and a small ukulele band are about to play! I hope you can make it for the music morning concert next Friday in church at 9.30am.
We look forward to our PTFA Movie Night tonight-thank you PTFA for organising another wonderful event for our children. I wish you all a lovely Mothering Sunday weekend.