Thank you to Miss Pearson and her fitness team as we have all had a brilliant day on the Bridgewater obstacle course challenge today. You were all great sports and tried really hard, whilst wearing the biggest smiles for miles around. What a fun way to end the year!
Year 1 used their imaginations and had a fantastic seaside day today on the school field. They got changed in to their beachwear and laid their towels on the grass. All the tents were set up and the paddling pools were filled with water. Then they had a day of fun and games – beach style. They got to see a real Punch and Judy show and later in the afternoon Mr Brindisi came with his ice cream van and all the children had a special treat.
The Year 6 production of Oliver was very special this year and I didn’t tire of watching it. At every performance we saw the singers grow in confidence and the characters grow stronger. Katie Bunting, acting coach, was an inspiration to the children and encouraged them to reach new heights. Abbie Holding as always got the singing to an amazing pitch. The individual singing showed real talent with Emma as Nancy giving an emotional performance hitting every note and singing with maturity. Fagin played by Neal really grew in to the character and gave a spell binding performance. Oliver played Bill Sykes very convincing and quite menacing but with humour. Oliver played by Ben grew in confidence and gave a wonderful performance.
I loved the whole group singing performances because every child was absorbed in their character parts and gave their all. It was such a special performance and the audiences were really left wanting more!
The children have been busy making numicom biscuits with Mrs Dempsey today. They will be brilliant at their number work until …
We took six children who had helped create some special art work to the new Northampton University site today in town. The art work which depicted what the children hoped to do in the future was admired by the Vice Dean. The work will be buried in a time capsule in April and the children will be invited back in ten years time to see what they really get up to. We were very impressed by the brightly coloured gowns which provided a spectacle as we walked through the town to the sound of the church bells ringing. The children were polite and spoke about their learning passionately and clearly.
Thank you to all the ‘Friends’ who put on a brilliant school fayre today. We had excellent weather, donkey rides, a bouncy castle, military fitness fun, a magician, a singer, face painting, burgers, cakes, the school choir, games, prizes galore and so much more.
The Bridgewater choir walked to Abington park with Mrs Holding to sing with several cluster schools in the community. It was a glorious sunny afternoon and the singing was fantastic. All the schools were able to perform in the band stand and we chose to sing ‘The circle of life’. It was a really lovely afternoon.
The school council had an official meeting this week with Mrs Badger-Jones from the University. She was assessing whether they had met all th requirements for the ‘Emerald Award’ and I’m pleased to say she was very impressed and the children were successful. Thank you to Mrs Watt for working with the school council this year. The children have lots of plans to be successful ‘Changemakers’ and help us all to live as healthily as can be.
The School Council presented an excellent assembly today sharing that we are taking part in a ‘Changemaker’ award linked to Northampton University. They described how they are setting challenges for all the classes next week as part of Healthy Schools week. They came up with the ingenious idea to award the winning class with a healthy snack of their choice. The challenges are as follows:
Monday – eat a healthy snack! Tuesday – eat 5 portions of fruit or vegetables, Wednesday – drink plent of water to keep hydrated, Thursday – get active and Friday – try a new food or a different exercise.
Good luck everyone and thank you to the School Council.
What a great carnival day! Although it drizzled all afternoon it didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. The children and adults on the float waved and cheered the entire route with amazing energy. They had made a fantastic effort to dress up and all the ‘Where’s Wally’ props were a spectacle!!! It was fantastic to see the entire route lined with people who had come out to see the carnival and especially exciting to see so many Bridgewater people in the crowd. Well done to Mrs Douglas and the carnival team. Oh … and I nearly forgot, we won the best children’s float!