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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...

Reading Workshops

Reading Workshops in FS2 and Year 1 We would like to thank all parents who attended the series of Reading Workshops with their children last half term.  This was the first time we have organised workshops in this way and are very proud to report that they were a great success! Here is some of the feedback from parents: ‘It has been really lovely to learn together.  The shared experience and my son teaching me has been invaluable.  It also helped him to be focused about doing reading at home…Fabulous! Would love to do more!’ ‘The workshops have been really useful in helping my own understanding of phonics…Reading at home has now become really positive for both of us as I can confidently answer my son’s questions…’ ‘Fantastic opportunity for parents and children.  Great learning and better understanding of what to do at home – so valuable! Thank you’ ‘Very useful games to assist in learning…she has enjoyed the ‘egg hunt’ game and wants to do this at home all the time.’ ‘Really enjoyed the workshop.  It has helped a lot with reading at home and given us some great ideas to try.  It has also helped me with making the right sounds for each letter.’ ‘The workshops have highlighted the strategies the children use – these are helpful reminders when we read together as I feel better equipped to help prompt…It is a treat to spend time with my little one at school.  Thank you for supporting us in this way!’ We are looking forward to planning our next series of workshops in the...

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...

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