In the last week of the Spring term the children took part in many Easter activities.
The whole school attended a special Easter Service in the church, the children acted out the story of Easter, they read poems and prayers. We welcomed parents and friends to the service who joined in the singing of hymns.
We have been fortunate this term to have Mr Goodwin teaching the children to play the Ukelele, a talented group of the children showed how much they have learned in just one term as they performed “Spirit of God”, with the congregation joining in the singing.
The children excelled themselves with their entries to the Easter Bonnet and Easter Egg decorating competitions. There were some beautiful creations; Morag and Rose were given the difficult task of choosing the winners
these were Scarlett, Jay, Maisie and Erin from class 2 and Harriet,Abigail, Roxanna, Alice, Hazel and Emilia from class 1.
On the last afternoon the PTFA organised their annual Easter egg hunt and Easter tea, parents were invited to come in for a cup of tea and a hot-cross bun.
On Wednesday 8th March children from years 5 and 6 visited the Explorer Science Dome at Holsworthy Community College which was all about Light. The children learned new facts about light and enjoyed theexperience.
“I learnt that there are a lot of different colours in light, which Ididn’t know before,” said William Bridges.
“I really enjoyed the different-coloured shadows that we made with all theprimary colours of light, which are green, blue and red,” said Lily.
Thursday 2nd March was World Book Day. The theme for the day was “Where’s Wally?” children as well as staff came into school dressed as Wally, Wenda or just wearing red white and blue. We collected £27 in donations which will go to the NSPCC, our charity this year. Mrs Whalley organised games, quizzes, cake decorating and a treasure hunt.
On Shrove Tuesday the PTFAtreated us to a pancake morning, aided in the serving
by the pupils. Parents and local people were invited to join us, there was a choice of
toppings anddonations of £56.36 were collected for our charity of the year , the
The netball team have won all their matches so far in the Holsworthy High Five
netball league;and so were chosen to represent the Holsworthy Learning
Community in the North Devon round of the County Championship.They
braved high winds and rain to play at Bideford College along with the top 15
teams from across North Devon. They excelled themselves against strong
competition and didn’t lose a match in the first round in the morning.
After a lunch spent sitting on the playground in the rain they progressed to
the semi finals where they came across Kingsacre School and, despite taking an
early lead, suffered their first loss.This meant they went into the playoffs where they finished a very creditable 6th out of 16, which is a fantastic
achievement for such a small school. Despite the atrocious weather and lack of
shelter the children kept going to the end, we are very proud of them.
Kingsacre were one of the eventual 2 winners going through to next round.
Also in February, Class One visited the Parent and Toddler Group, based at the village hall. The group meets every Monday morning,and Class One try to 'get together' with the toddlers once a term, to share and play together.
This time, the children were invited to make cereal hoop starfish, shiny fish using card, foil and colouring pens, read and share stories and poems with the younger children about fish and the sea, and they finished off the visit by singing songs.
In January we were lucky to have a second visit from Wonderstruck. They came to school and treated the children to a morning of science, this was based on the solar system.
The children learned about the order of the planets and were challenged with the task of making motorised planet-exploring vehicles without wheels which were then tested on ramps.
They also watched an exciting demonstration about meteors. We would like to thank the PTFA for funding the visit.
Later the same day, the whole school took part in a STEM afternoon. The children have been taking part in a competition - to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics - which is based across the schools within North Devon and the surrounding areas. The competition involved seeing which team could build the tallest tower (that stands on its own) and which team could build a strong enough tower to hold an egg for as long as possible.
Each team worked very well together ensuring that everyone's skills were used whether they were designing, discussing or putting the tower together. We are now eagerly awaiting the results to find out which schools won this challenging but exciting competition.
On 9th December the children performed the Christmas play “A Miracle in Town” to family and friends. It was a lovely performance, the children excelled themselves, nobody forgot their lines or positions and the singing was beautiful. Well done to the whole cast. Also a big thank you to the PTFA for providing the refreshments (£27.18 was collected in donations for the NSPCC, our Charity this year) and to everyone who helped with learning lines and making the costumes.
On 14th December we held our annual Carol service in St Mary’s Church, the children sang Carols, read prayers and talked about gifts for the baby Jesus.
Children in Need
For this years Children in Need everyone dressed in a colour of the rainbow as in the school logo. We held a coffee morning and we all enjoyed coffee and cakes as well as joining in some fun games. We raised a fantastic total of £193.38 for the charity.
On Wednesday 28th September we held the school’s Harvest Festival service at St Mary’s Church.The children read poems and the congregation sang the hymns which had been selected by class 2. All the children had created some artwork to decorate the window in the children’s area of the church. Thank you for all your kind gifts and donations which were displayed as the school logo rainbow and will be passed on to the Food Bank.