Pastures Pinboard November 2022

The run up to Christmas is always busy and this year is no different. The Book Fair helped us to celebrate books and a love of reading across school. It was well-supported and provided opportunities for some early Christmas shopping. Thank you to everyone who spent money and helped us get free books for our bookcases!

Diwali was celebrated across the school with the making of diva lamps, creating rangoli patterns, and traditional dancing. Parents were invited to join us for World Science Day and to share in the children’s learning. EYFS did science related investigations including: How is playdough made? Y1/2 did lots of practical work looking at the life cycles of frogs, chickens and humans! Year 3/4 moved around different stations with activities including making an arm muscle while 5/6 enjoyed finding out all about the heart.

Continuing the special day themes, every class helped to create a wave of poppies that was displayed outside school while a minute’s silence also helped to mark Remembrance Day. Odd Sock Day marked the start of Anti-Bullying Week with everyone able to demonstrate what makes them unique and special. Meanwhile, our Prime Minister and Deputy, along with the Year 6 Council, came up with fund raising ideas for Children in Need. Children and staff came to school resplendent in spots and bright colours while cake and cookie sales helped to boost the total raised. Many thanks to everyone who supported us by baking and with their generous donations.

As we head towards Christmas, the children (and staff) are getting more and more excited. There are plans for a Christmas film and a family bingo night, Christmas art day, Christmas Jumper Day as well as our annual whole school trip to a pantomime (this year it’s Cinderella at De Montfort Hall). EYFS will be performing the nativity We are going on a Star Hunt (searching for Santa and his sleigh, a star and of course Baby Jesus); Key Stage 1 are working hard on their production of The Inn-Spectors that retells the nativity story from the point of view of officials with clipboards judging the inns in Bethlehem! Meanwhile, Key Stage 2 will be singing carols and songs to entertain parents and other family members. There will also be a Christmas Fair for the children on the afternoon of the last day of term. Lots to look forward to in the coming weeks!

It only remains for us to wish everyone connected with The Pastures a very merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year! We look forward to welcoming the children back into school on Tuesday 3rd January 2023!