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Bush Craft Residential – Day 2

If you thought your children were dirty yesterday, then you won’t want to see them today. A quote from Danny, “All the paint has come off.” Quote from Mrs Willimont, “Are you sure? You might need a scrubbing brush and some carbolic soap on Saturday!” After a successful night under tarp (success being fast asleep by 10pm) we practised our first aid skills on the tribe leaders, managing not to drop them whilst carrying them on the plastic bag stretchers! 6 amazing volunteers attempted to eat the salmon eyes. Drew and Roman actually did! Hats off to them! Isaac’s animal shelter unfortunately wasn’t waterproof. The afternoon has been spent honing their hunting skills with tomahawk throwing and archery, followed by archery tag. We needless to say have not caught our tea. Safe outdoor pizzas are awaiting us, and most of the children are wanting to sleep under the tarp tonight. We can’t wait for tomorrow’s excitement.


Bush Craft Residential – Day 1

We have arrived and are now thoroughly dirty, and there’s not a shower in sight. “Yippee”. Unfortunately due to the extremely hot weather, we weren’t able to build fires, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t know how to make cotton wool and Vaseline grenades. After a burger lunch, we camouflaged ourselves and spent the next hour crawling, hiding, falling over in the dirt and undergrowth playing games. As you can see the shelters are built for a night out under tarp. Dinner calls, followed by more fun and definitely more dirt.


Year 6 Hereford Cathedral Service

The Year 6 children attended the leaver’s celebration at Hereford Cathedral earlier this week. They were very well behaved and were the only school to perform a song as part of the service. They sang beautifully and Mrs Broomfield and Miss Sockett are very proud of their performance. Well done to Year 6.

 


Sports Day

Thank you to everyone that came to support this year’s sports day. We have received so many positive comments about the day and it was lovely to see such great team spirit amongst the children.   The family picnics were also a wonderful sight at the end of the event. Here are some photographs of the day for you to enjoy.


Year 6 outdoor learning

Year 6 have been enjoying time in the developing Forest School area. They’ve demonstrated their creative skills as well as their ability to work well within a team whilst creating mini works of art inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy as well as larger scale dens using a range of techniques.


Wedding Celebration Day

What a lovely event this was to end the half term.

The children all came into school in their smart wedding attire. During the morning the children made traditional wedding items from different cultures to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The children moved around classes in a carousel, undertaking a variety of activities. Just some of the activities were making ‘Brigadeiroes’ (Brazilian chocolate truffles), making their own Caribbean cakes as well as designing their own wedding cakes. Some children watched traditional Polish dancers and designed some Polish costumes. Great fun was had by all.

 

A big thank you to Mrs Powell for organising this special day.


Thank you!

Reception are enjoying the new toys purchased with the ‘Toy sale’ money. £125 was raised and we bought a table with train track and accessories. We also bought a ‘building site’ with construction vehicles as well as a range of vehicles such as planes, cars, trucks and emergency services with a fire-engine. A big thank you to the PTFA!


Playground News

The children were all so excited to see the new playground markings go down on the lower playground this week. If you have not seen them yet, do take a look when you collect your children next week. We have also received delivery of new equipment for the children to play with at playtimes.   We hope that all the new resources and the markings will help to make playtimes great fun for the children.


Happy Retirement Mrs Cragg!

After 24 dedicated years working at Much Birch we wish Mrs Cragg a very restful and enjoyable retirement. We are incredibly grateful for all her hard work at the school over the years, she will be   greatly missed.

 


Year 6 Starz

This week, Year 6 had a visit from P.C. Anna as part of the STAR programme. The programme informs the children about how to grow up healthy, in body and mind, well educated and on the right side of the law.