Fun Run Winners!

  We were so Proud to be announced as Primary School Champions in the St Albans Fun Run for the third year in a row. On Sunday 12th June we laced up our trainers, put on our red t-shirts and gathered by the Bernards Heath flags in the runner’s village in the park. At 10.15am we ran, jogged, raced, meandered and piggy backed our way along the 1.5 mile course. It was great to work in a team with our Junior School and to see children from Nursery to Year 6 running  together and sharing words of encouragement. It was a hot day and some little legs got very tired; it didn’t stop us though and we remembered our Learning Hero Duck who never ever gives up in the face of tricky challenges! Thank you to children, parents and staff for supporting this exciting event… see you there next...

Over £2,000 for Help Refugees!

We did it! With everyone’s support we have so far raised over £2,000 for an incredible charity. A HUGE thank you for joining us on the walk, donating your money, donating food for our sleep out, collecting cardboard, reading our Y2’s Newsletter and most importantly, for supporting the children to understand how they can make a difference to the lives of others.  We are incredibly proud of the children and will continue to work with them to increase their understanding and find other ways to support people just like them. Visit www.helprefugees.org.uk to find out more and it’s not too late to donate here: Help Refugees. On your marks, get set…GO! Ready to spread our message! We’re on our way… Our 4 loudest supporters! Collecting Donations Over £100 from our local community. We did it! Food supplies! Mrs Griffin keeping us warm. Making a bed – team work! Goodnight everyone!...

Help Refugees

Today is the day of our walk and sleep out!  A huge thank you to all those who have donated so far, and to those supporting the cause; joining us on our walk or delivering food to those preparing for a night on the field! Help Refugees – Click the link to read the Year 2 Help Refugee Committee’s first published newsletter. Donate here – Click here to see the fundraising total and to add a donation of your own – so far we have beaten our target of £500!  Will we make it to £1,000? Meet on the playground at 5pm today – Friday 31st March to join us on our 4 mile walk and raise awareness in our local community, See you...

The Feelings Box

At Bernards Heath we value talking about feelings and listen to what children say. Children are invited to write about their feelings and post them into the ‘Feelings Box’ (kept in the hall) this is regularly monitored by an adult so we can have a conversation with a child if, for instance, something is making them feel worried or sad. We also enjoy celebrating positive feelings. At school we acknowledge all feelings, no matter how they make us feel  and understand that all feelings are valid and part of being a human. Our PSHE and wider school ethos teaches children what to do when they feel certain things so they can grow into happy and successful members of our community. Some of the things we have found in the Feelings Box include the following: ‘I am happy because I made a new friend’ ‘I am feeling proud because I am good at running now’ I am happy because I ate a strawberry and I am sad because my sister feels poorly’ ‘I like doing maths because I like counting’ ‘I like playing with my friends’ ‘My tummy was hurting but Mrs Banahan’s food made it better’ ‘Today I am feeling tired’ ‘I am feeling excited because it is nearly my birthday’ ‘I feel happy because I like school and I love the lunches’ ‘I love my school because my teacher is very...

Dressing Up

  What a blast from the past! Everyone impressed us during our 110th birthday week with their fantastic costumes; we saw flat caps, aprons, long skirts, frills and waistcoats. Children got a real taste for what the school might have been like 11o years ago, learning about what the classroom looked like, the activities children might have engaged in and the different toys and resources they would have played with.  During the morning Mrs Rimmer visited each class and carried out a hand inspection and being quite strict!  Teachers stayed in character all day, giving the children a real taste of Edwardian school life.   A big thank you to everyone for organising the costumes, it was a great way to help us in our 110th birthday celebrations. Mrs Greenhalgh...

A Very Healthy Week!

Healthy Living Week – 27 June to 1 July 2016 Wow, what a fantastic range of activities we had the opportunity to engage in! We learnt how to stay safe and to keep healthy, helped by a wide range of visitors.  Year 2 children learned safe scooter skills – how to stop safely and how to negotiate obstacles. Year 1 and Foundation Stage practised their road safety skills. Mr Desborough donned his School Crossing Patrol uniform to help us, and one class discussed how to improve  the safety of the  roads and paths on the approach to school. Year 1 inspected the safety features of a car on the playground and learnt how to be safe around dogs. Foundation Stage 2 welcomed a visit from a Guide Dog Arthur and puppy in training Earl. A parent kindly offered her time to teach us meditation skills. Children rounded off the week by making their own healthy snack. Sports Day 2016 Foundation Stage children took turns to cheer each other on and run their races. The sun was shining, the bunting was flapping and we had lots of enthusiastic spectators. All children tried really hard, we were very proud of their efforts and the way they supported each other. We were very excited about trying out the new KS1 sports day format for 2016. Following feedback from our Pupil Voice questionnaire, we included a blindfolded obstacle course. This enabled the children to demonstrate the key skills of collaboration, cooperation, trust, safe practice and communication. Tennis on the playground with Mr Denyer was great fun, with the children showing real concentration and determination. Finally, in...

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