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Sensory Garden Opening (64 images)
On Friday 14th July, we were delighted to welcome the Deputy Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Mr Andrew Wallis MBE, to open our new Sensory Garden and Area of Reflection (based on designs by Ronnie and Shola -winners of a school design competition). This has been masterminded by Mrs Frankland and with help from the PTA, Tescos and many other local organisations is now ready to be enjoyed by the children.
World Book Day 2017 (38 images)
What an amazing array of characters in school today....well done everyone, especially your parents/carers. Staff also got into the spirit of the occasion.
World Book Day and Library (43 images)
This week we have welcomed parents in to read with the children in our lovely new library. We then had a wonderful Book Day on Thursday with every one dressing up as a book character.
Young Voices 2016 (22 images)
On Wednesday 27th January, 24 children and 4 adults travelled to the O2 to take part in the Young Voices series of concerts in aid of http://www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/ The children had all worked hard learning and practicing the songs and when they joined with 7,000 other choirs from different schools the sound was amazing. To view a couple of the videos from this event please look on our events page
Family Camp Out 2017 (27 images)
Friday night saw a wonderful evening of camping, bingo and dancing. Everyone who came had an enjoyable time.
Venus at Work (13 images)
Have a look at some images of what we get up to in the classroom.
Saturn at Work (11 images)
Please browse the gallery below to see some what we have been up to in the classroom
Jupiter At Work (10 images)
Here are some images of us having fun working in the classroom.
Pluto at work & play (7 images)
Here are pictures of us at work and play in Pluto class. We will update with more pictures regularly
Around the School and beyond! (21 images)
Grafham Day Three (90 images)
Day Three was the most challenging, weather wise, but we didn't mind, especially as we knew we were heading home later.
Grafham Day Two (89 images)
Grafham Challenge - Monday evening (48 images)
On Monday evening we did the Grafham Challenge, it was dark but it didn't matter as we were all blindfolded!
Grafham Day One (47 images)
Young Voices 2017 (40 images)
On Wednesday 18th January 25 children from Years 3 & 4 travelled to London's 02 arena to take part in Young Voices and an unforgettable evening if song & dance. They have been working hard since September learning the songs and attending practices. They were truly amazing and an absolute credit to our school.
Mr Singh's Assembly (10 images)
On Thursday 13th October, Mr Singh visited us to talk to us about what it means to be a Sikh helped by Parum. He explained that Sikhs believe in one God, they believe in giving to others and often give 10% of their income to charity, children often give their time as they don't have an income. If you visit a Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) there will often be a food kitchen where anyone (non Sikhs as well) can have something to eat. He told us that Sikhs do not cut their hair and this is way men (and ladies) wear a distaar (turban) or ladies wear a chunni. We enjoyed watching Mr Boyd and the children wearing these.
Open The Book (8 images)
We were delighted to welcome the Bishop of St Albans to school today to watch the Open the Book team deliver our Collective Worship.
The last day of term saw the whole school attend Church for a final celebration of the academic year. Children who had been nominated for awards were presented with boxed medals and award winners with beautiful new trophies which are theirs to keep for the year. Awards were made for such things as friendship, courage, perseverance, sport, music and outstanding progress. Many congratulations to all those winner and nominees.
Saturn Trip to Henlow Bridge Lake (92 images)
Saturn class chose the hottest day of the year so far for our trip to Henlow Bridge Lake. This did not put us off - we went prepared lots to drink, hats and suncream! The lovely party tent provided by the Lakes for us to use provided us with welcome shade. A tractor/trailer ride, we looked at fish and some of us even threw maggot in for the fish!! Lunch was followed by ice creams and a play on the equipment before we walked home. Thank you to Mr Smith who joined us and played cricket with us. Thank you as well to Mrs Lowe and Mrs Cooper who came with us.
Olympic Sports Day (254 images)
We had a wonderful Sports Day on Wednesday 6th July, the weather was kind to us and the children all competed with energy, enthusiasm and determination. Well done to Long-eared Owls (Green) who beat the Tawny Owls (Purple) by one point! Thanks to Mrs Hyams for our Olympic warmup, to Mrs Chenery for all the fantastic photographs as well as Mrs Needham and Mr Boyd for their hard work organising such a fantastic day.
Olympic Opening Ceremony (70 images)
Monday 4th July saw our Olympic themed Opening Ceremony, ready for Sports Day on Wednesday. We were thrilled to have actual Olympic/Paralympic Torches from London 2012 as well as lots of colourful flags from various participating nations. Thanks to Mrs Hyams for the loan of these. Owl Sports Captains took the oath on behalf of the school while Mrs Needham represented the teachers. We then 'lit' the Olympic cauldron and the flame will continue to 'burn' in the Hall this week.
Year 4 Netball Tournament (18 images)
On Friday 1st July - eight Year 4 girls took part in a Netball Tournament at Fairfield School. Despite winning 3 out of their 4 matched they missed out on the final by 1 point! Everyone played with determination, enthusiasm and demonstrated wonderful teamwork. Well done
Den Day (46 images)
On Friday 24th June we supported Save the Children's Den Day and raised a fantastic £300 to help the charity support children who need a safe place to shelter and the things they need to grow up healthy and happy
Queen Elizabeth's 90th Birthday Celebrations (22 images)
PTA May Day Tea and Maypole Dancing (34 images)
What a lovely end to the week with fun and dancing outside in the sunshine. The choir entertained parents while they enjoyed a cream tea in the hall and then Pluto performed their Maypole dance after which parents, staff and children from the other classes all had a go. Thank you to the PTA for organising.
PTA Sponsored Spring Search (26 images)
Grafham Water Day 3 (124 images)
Final day - it's been great!
Grafham Water Day 2 (219 images)
Another great day - lots of challenges met. Beautiful weather but very chilly! Happy Days.
Grafham Water Day 1 (88 images)
A great first afternoon with lots of challenges met already and all have had a go at everything they have been faced with. Eaten well and soon be ready for bed???
Gymnastics Day (36 images)
On Friday we had a gymnastics coach in to work with all the children throughout the school. Everyone had a great time working on their skills. Thank you to Nathan in Year 4 for these brilliant photographs.
RE Day - Thursday 8th October (65 images)
The topic for our RE day was Why Harvest? We were visited in school by John from Barnabas who led each class in workshops thinking about the parable of the Sower. Years 1 through to 4 visited St Mary's Church and created a whole school collage telling the story (this is on display in the Church). Each class then did various activities which helped us thinking about Harvest and the food which is provided. Reception and Year 1 made fruit kebabs, Year 2 made soup and apple crumble while Year 3 and 4 made Harvest Sheaves from bread complete with a little mouse.
As part of their RE topic on Judaism, Venus class travelled to Bushey and Radlett Reform Synagogue where they spent an enthralling morning experiencing a Jewish place of worship.
Safari Stu (135 images)
At the beginning of term we began our topic with a visit from Safari Stu and a assortment of exotic animals. What a fantastic time we had handling different creatures.....even some of the teachers had a go!
Science Day 2015 (56 images)
Science Day on Friday 20th March coincided with the solar eclipse. Sadly the British weather didn't allow us to view the eclipse first hand but everyone went out into the playground and we spent the first part of our day learning about eclipses. We had a visit from Excellent Eve and had a Mad Science show which was full of fun and excitement. In the afternoon each class carried out their own investigations. The children were fully engaged in the day and it was lovely to get outside for some of our work in the afternoon sunshine.
RE Day - Friday 30th January 2015 (49 images)
The whole school took part in our RE day on Friday. The day was designed to celebrate the four main monotheistic faiths studied throughout school. Each classroom represented a faith and children learnt about a festival associated with each. Children worked in their Owl families and it was fantastic to see the older children supporting the younger children. In Pluto (Sikhism) children made vegetable curry and rangoli patterns. In Jupiter (Christianity) we learnt about Lent and tasted pancakes and decorated leaves and thought about what we would like to be forgiven for. Saturn (Islam) we thought about the Festival of Eid and decorated prayer mats, made crescent and moon mobiles and used paints to create mendhi patterns. Venus (Judaism) we studied the Festival of Purim, made hammentaschen and graggas (noisemakers). Mars (Christianity) looked at Easter and joy of the resurrection. Children worked together to create Easter gardens and made crosses from hamma beads.
Singing at Sainbury's (21 images)
Children from Raynsford and Henlow Academy entertained shoppers at Sainsbury's with a medley of Christmas songs and carols, while raising money for Cancer Research.
History off the Page Egyptians (57 images)
On Monday 1st December Venus class immersed themselves in all things Egyptian and had an amazing day consolidating on their learning about the Egyptians this term.
Egyptian Assembly (11 images)
On Thursday 27th November Venus held a "Horrible Histories -Awesome Egyptians" assembly to show the school and parents what they had learned about the Egyptians.