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Sports Day was a massive success! Thank you to all the staff who worked hard to organise such great events and to parents for making the time to come and watch. The real stars of the day were of course the children… Clarence and Verulam started the events with  an egg and spoon race where Verulam Class’ eggs looked like they may have been glued into place (Mr Wilson and Mrs Randall have assured us they weren’t!) Following that was an impressive obstacle race which involved getting a cup of water from one end of the field to the other, climbing over stepping stones and crawling under tables! Next up were Heath and Heartwood, they exchanged the baton with skill and gave each other a well rehearsed high five during the hurdles. They too tackled the daring obstacle race with the winning team collecting 900ml of water between them. All in attendance could not fail to notice the sheer joy on the faces on the children as they did their best in each event. When it came to the skipping race we saw a wide variety of techniques as the smiles turned to looks of pure concentration and determination. The crowd of spectators did a great job of encouraging and applauding our youngest athletes. The afternoon involved a change of venue as we moved to the Heath. Year 1 and 2 had the opportunity to really gather speed as they sprinted from one cone to the other. Parents cheered whilst some got comfy on chairs and blankets. The expectations were raised for Year 1 and 2 and the afternoon finished with competitive sprints where 1st, 2nd and 3rd badges were...

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...

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