Christmas Festivities Begin!

Our Christmas festivities were launched by our wonderful whole-school Christmas Music Concert yesterday.  More than 200 children played an instrument ranging from recorder to clarinet, with every child in the school taking part in the many opportunities to sing Christmas songs.

The feedback from parents, visitors and staff was amazing.  Well done to all!






Abundant Art at Greenleaf

Congratulations to all the children and staff for the fabulous display of Art at Greenleaf following Art Week 2017.  The corridors and classrooms look amazing and the quality of the work is exceptional.  All the children enjoyed their gallery visits too – what a fabulous experience for everyone!


Harvest Assembly

Today’s Harvest Assembly gave us all an opportunity to reflect on those less fortunate than ourselves – both overseas (war, famine, natural disaster) and at home, where some children were surprised to learn that not everyone has enough to eat.  The children were very reflective and concerned to make sure that the amazing donations of food and toiletry items went to a good cause.  All of the very generous donations (thank you to mums and dads for such a brilliant response!) have gone to our local food bank (Eat or Heat) in Jewel Road.


Allotment Lunch Special

A huge big thank you to 5EO who not only helped grow the vegetables at the allotment (tending to the soil and the plants), but harvested chard, spinach, courgette and tomato – and then magically transformed them into a delicious frittata.  Once cooked (thank you to the kitchen staff for the use of their ovens) this was an additional choice at lunch today and very much enjoyed by everyone who tried it.


In memory of Ms Trim

Today we remembered Ms Trim with a very reflective (and both sad and joyful at the same time!) assembly followed by opportunities to tell and share stories on our new storytelling chair – dedicated to Ms Trim’s memory.  The children really enjoyed both telling and listening to such a wide range of stories and Ms Trim’s daughter and niece, were also delighted!

Isle of Wight – Day 3

A very rainy day!  We all got very, very wet!!  But, in spite of it all, we had great fun.  The children were amazing at Osborne House – fascinated by the history and asking really sensible questions.  In fact, they were full of questions, especially at the glass studio, where there were so many questions, we ran out of time!