Pastures Pinboard April 2023

Members of the Enderby Wombles joined us for a special assembly. They are volunteers who collect litter in our local community; they also visit local schools to spread the ‘Don’t Litter’ message. They told the children that, in Leicestershire alone in 2022, 105,425 bags were collected while larger items including lorry tyres, fridge freezers and even a sofa were also dumped. The Wombles joined our very own litter ‘eco warrior’ pupils to help us collect two bags of rubbish from nearby streets. Many thanks to them, and the rest of the team who give up their time to improve our environment and protect wildlife.

Year 5/6 had an exciting visit to Silverstone Interactive Museum taking them on a journey through the past, present and future of British motorsport. The children enjoyed trying out all the interactive exhibits including practising pit stops. They also had a workshop to learn more about motorsport and possible future careers, as well as handling race car parts and equipment (even one of Lewis Hamilton’s wheels). A brilliant day out with the children proving to be superb ambassadors for the school. Meanwhile, children in Year 1/2 received a warm welcome when they visited Enderby Parish Church for the morning. They had a tour learning about the different features of the building, heard the story of Palm Sunday, completed a craft activity and received a special Easter book as a reminder of their visit. Many thanks to members of the Church who made it so enjoyable for the children and staff. The same children also enjoyed a trip to Twycross Zoo, seeing many different animals (including the Gruffalo!) as well as hearing about the different habitats and creatures of Africa.

Year 3/4 children put on two amazing productions of ‘Rock Bottom’, a Stone Age story that took their audiences back to the dawn of time. The children had worked hard to learn all the songs and lines and looked very impressive in their costumes. Congratulations to all the children and staff for providing such wonderful entertainment and thank you to parents for their support. Comic Relief Day was celebrated with children and staff coming to school dressed as they wished and with crazy hair. There were lots of fun activities to enjoy including a class ‘joke-a-thon’ (finding out how many jokes the children could tell non-stop) and a ‘Don’t Laugh Challenge’ between teachers and children! Thank you to everyone who helped us raise over £360 to help vulnerable people in the UK and in the world’s poorest countries.

Before breaking up for the holiday, the whole school came together for a special assembly with Mrs Shaw reminding us about how and why we celebrate Easter. Foundation children paraded their wonderful home-made bonnets decorated with bunnies, chicks, eggs and flowers as well as entertaining the rest of the children with spring songs. The assembly concluded with a rousing rendition of the ever popular ‘Spring Chicken.’ Finally, we said goodbye to Mrs Walker and Mrs Webster who have been working in Year 1/2. We wish them both the very best of luck in their new adventures.