Congratulations Mrs Yates!

Mrs Marathon!

Well done to Mrs Yates who successfully completed the London Marathon last weekend in 5 hrs 5 minutes and 24 seconds – what a fantastic achievement!

She showed all the children her medal in assembly this morning and thanked everyone who came to school today in their tracksuits and donated towards the Precious Lives Appeal.

As promised last week, she gets to score a goal against Mr Dickinson – what will you do to score your goal?

A Busy First Week

Going For Goals

Well, we have now been back for just one week and already there is plenty to report.

Our Year 6 pupils had a great time at camp – they were very lucky with the weather and all thoroughly enjoyed the activities during the days and in the evenings with highlights being the canoeing, rock climbing, bingo and talent shows.  The teachers and staff, although tired, had a good time and said what a credit the children were to the school – well done Year 6!

While all this was happening, we had Mrs Mann, Mrs Fugler and Mrs Wilson all stuck abroad, unable to get back to school for the start of term thanks to the volcanic ash.

And today in assembly, Mr Dickinson launched the new theme of ‘Going for Goals’ – all pupils have been challenged to try and achieve a goal this term – if they do so, they will have the opportunity to draw a picture of themselves in a football and score a goal against the school’s top goalie as seen in the picture above!

This weekend Mrs Yates will be running in the London Marathon – when she finishes she will be allowed to score a goal against Mr Dickinson – good luck Mrs Yates (I’ll update how she got on next week)!  What will you be working on to try and get your picture in a ball? 

Easter Egg-stra Entry

Easter Bonnets

As we near the end of another very busy term, I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter holiday.

The term started in a rather busy way with the snow closures in the first week and there is still snow around now at the start of April. Hopefully by the time we get back for Summer term the weather will be more spring like – especially for our Year 6 pupils who will be going to camp on the first three days back.

In our final assembly of the term we said goodbye to Mr George who leaves us today – we wish him the very best for the future. It has been a pleasure to work with him at Mount Charles Scholol for the last 5 years. I know that members of 4NG are very sad to see him go, but are sending him off with a special party and their best wishes. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Lambert next term to teach in Year 4.

This week has seen lots of Easter activities taking place – a fantastic Easter service at the Methodist Church yesterday with poems, readings and songs, an Easter treasure hunt in KS2, an egg hunt in KS1 and a design a hat competition – the last three events organised by the PSA.

Finally, today the results of the £2 maths challenge were given out. Pupils who wanted to take part had to submit a plan of how they would spend £2 in order to make as much money as they could. The ideas ranged from cake sales, car washes, name the teddy competitions, coffee morning and a teddy bear sale. Anyone who managed to double their money got to keep their £2 and then also got presents in assembly of chocolate bunnies.

An amazing £500 was raised, with special mentions given to Georgia and Katie the only Infants who took part in the challenge (their coffee morning raised £52.56) and to Hannah and Kallie in 6RW who raised £109 by selling cakes and cookies – their business venture was particularly successful as they took orders the day before and cooked these so there was no waste. Well done to all our competitors – Sir Alan Sugar had better watch out!

Well, have a great holiday and I look forward to sharing all the exciting things that have been planned for Summer term with you.