Last week saw Y5’s residential to Carotty Wood. Three days full of exciting and confidence building activities from archery to the high ropes. We are all very proud of the behaviour of our children (which was impeccable) and their spirit and verve trying out the many new challenges. Despite the lack of internet reception at Carotty Wood, photos were tweeted of the three days thanks to Miss Slade who had to drive some distance to tweet them. They will be on our website over the next week and there are many collages on our Twitter account. Many thanks to the staff who accompanied our children to the camp– without their hard work and dedication the trip would not have been able to take place.
We hope you all enjoyed the open afternoon on Friday; it was great to see so many parents/carers sharing their children’s work. There are photos on Twitter and again, they will be on the website during the week.
This week is Arts Week and as usual, our children will be taking part in excellent arts activities. The week is focused on World War One to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict. The week will be full of remembrance, education and legacy with an emphasis on the arts that people loved and enjoyed at this time. For example, children will be singing songs from the music hall, marching songs and peace songs; they will be doing collages with a link to WW1 (Monet’s lilies, remembrance, transport, etc) and the dancing will be linked to Ragtime, a dance from the era.
On Friday afternoon, the week will culminate in whole school line dancing on the playground. Parents/carers are invited to come and join in at 2:50pm. Additionally, children can wear their cowboy/cowgirl hats and bandanas to wear during the line dancing to get into the spirit. Please note, this is not a cowboy/girl dress up day – children are to wear their school uniform to school, however they can wear their hat and bandana while they line dance! Yee haa….
Monday 23rd April: St George’s Day – all uniformed organisations may wear their uniforms to school as we remember St George, England’s patron saint.
Tuesday 24th April: Y4 are visiting The Natural History Museum for their IPC topic.
Wednesday 25th April: PTA AGM: 2pm in the ICT suite.
Friday 27th April: Hayes Got Talent- we look forward to the finals at 6:30pm. This year we had more children than ever taking part in the auditions and we know the evening is going to be full of show stopping performances. Massive well dones to all children who took part in the auditions, no mean feat to do this and it takes much courage. We are proud of every single one of you and you are all winners. We look forward to seeing you all there.
We hope you are have had a fantastic weekend and see you all tomorrow.
From The Hayes Team