Mrs Bilner

Sugarcraft & Chocolate Logs

by | 12 Dec 2015 | Extracurricular, PTA

The PTA had organised six weeks of Christmas Crafts, which included  a visit to Hall Farm to see Father Christmas, making cards, snowmen place mats, Christmas Tree decorations and candles.  The ‘Messy Church’ also ran a session making lots of different Christmas Crafts. The session finale saw the children decorating their own chocolate logs which included […]

Christingle in the Church

by | 12 Dec 2015 | Kingfishers, Owls, Parents, Religious Education, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Friday, all the children went into their ‘Houses’ to create Christingle oranges, with the older ones helping the younger ones put sweets and raisins on cocktail sticks and sticking red tape around the middle. After lunch, the children carried their oranges, which included a glowstick, down to the church.  Rev. Rosalind conducted a service, which the parents joined us […]

Hedgehog Rescue

by | 12 Dec 2015 | Community, Swans

When Swans class were walking back to school after singing to the community, eagle-eyed Archie spotted a little creature on the path. After realising that she was too small to be out alone, Mrs Bilner brought the little hedgehog into the school and kept her warm. All the children had the opportunity of seeing ‘Silver’ […]

Carol Singing to the Community

by | 12 Dec 2015 | Community, Swans

Mrs Bilner & Mrs Marshall took Swans Class to the Parish Rooms to sing carols to the community. They sang numerous carols both traditional and new ones to the community who were enjoying their Christmas lunch.  

Christmas Gifts

by | 11 Nov 2015 | Classes, Fundraising, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

This year, we are collecting gifts for the Salvation Army. Donations can include new items for men, women or children; suggestions are chocolates, ‘smellies’, socks, gloves, new toys and books, colouring books and pencils; your donations can be brought into school either unwrapped or wrapped (if wrapped, please add a little note to say what is inside!). We […]

Sewing Club

by | 11 Nov 2015 | Extracurricular, Woodpeckers

We are learning some basic skills in sewing club, including Miss Jones. We are having lots of fun, even when we keep having to re-thread the needle. Lots of patience needed all round.

School Falls Silent for Two Minutes

by | 11 Nov 2015 | Curriculum, Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Over the past few weeks in our whole school and class assemblies, we have been learning about Remembrance Day, the significance of ‘poppies’, the courage and bravery of those who worked and still work in the Armed Forces and the work of the British Legion too. At 11.00am on the 11th November, the whole school […]

After School Club Takes to the Slopes

by | 11 Nov 2015 | Extracurricular, Owls, Swans

Wednesday Evenings see 26 Owls and Swans, accompanied by Mr Bassett and Mrs Bilner,  take to the slopes at the Suffolk Ski Centre. Lots of them are learning how to ski, how to ‘snow plough’, turn and stop safely. Others are perfecting their skiing skills on the main slope.

Harvest Gifts

by | 11 Nov 2015 | Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

We received this certificate from the Colchester Foodbank saying ‘thank you’ for our food donations. Your kind contributions for our Harvest Assembly helped to provide 134 meals for people less fortunate than ourselves.

A Massive Thank You

by | 11 Nov 2015 | Classes, Fundraising, Kingfishers, Owls, School Events, Swans, Woodpeckers

A massive thank you to all who contributed to our Macmillan Coffee Morning, we were able to donate £80.00 to this worthwhile cause.  

Fantastic Fireworks!!

by | 11 Nov 2015 | Community, Fundraising, PTA

Saturday Evening saw the Annual Community Firework Event taking place at the school.  Live music, a hog roast,  fantastic firework display, roaring bonfire and many hundreds of people of all ages attending, helped to create a happy, positive and vibrant atmosphere in the school grounds. Many thanks to those involved in organising the evening, helping out on […]

New School Council Elected

by | 10 Oct 2015 | Kingfishers, Owls, Swans, Woodpeckers

Our new School Council were recently elected. One of their first decisions was deciding on the ‘Theme’ and ‘Names’ for the ‘House Groups’. It was decided, after much discussion, that the names of the Houses will be ‘Foxes’, ‘Badgers’, ‘Hedgehogs’ and ‘Otters’.