Friday, 28 May 2010

House Cricket Finals

The House Cricket tournament reached an exciting finish in glorious weather. The battle for 3rd and 4th place could not have been closer. Howard beat Bulstrode by 1 run off the last ball of the match. In the Final Hitcham played superbly. They batted first scoring 306 from their 16 overs and followed this up with an excellent display of bowling and fielding. Harry Dyer's team were the deserved champions. Well done also to Josh Cantrell's Mills team. After half term the focus turns mainly to inter school matches. There might be some space for some more house matches aswell. The standard this season has been the highest for many years. Our school team is looking very strong indeed.

Nature Week Highlights

This has been an amazing week in school with children of all ages taking part in a range of exciting nature activities. In the Foundation stage the children have been on a walk around the Mere, looked at owls, patterns in nature, living things & life cycles (of seeds) and been bird spotting. They have also had a giant African Land Snail in their classroom. In Key Stage 1 they have looked at art through nature, made flowers,been orienteering, scavenger hunting, mere walk, made rainbow fruit salads, wormeries and cress shapes. In years 3&4 the children have identified birds and trees, recognised bird songs, made bird feeders, made flower collages and tree poems. In key stage 2 the children have been orienteering, on a mere walk, mini beast hunt and made fruit & veg pictures.
The pictures below show some of the highlights.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Birds of Prey on School Field

As part of Nature Week we had a real treat this afternoon. The Warren Hill Raptor Project brought 5 of their birds to our school field: Steppe Eagle, Eagle Owl, Hawk, Little Owl and a Falcon. The children got to see them close up and in flight. The birds were beautiful, graceful, powerful and fast. They were handled expertly by Matt, James and Tony. Thanks must go to one of our parents (Mrs Whiteley) for helping to organise this event. There is a short video of the birds in action below these photographs.