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Archive for July, 2020

Farewell Class 6 – Good Luck to you all

Monday, 20 July 2020
On Thursday we said goodbye and good luck to our y6 children who have been at school for the past half term. They’ve all done well: producing some lovely art work, discussing topical matters, playing lots of sports and completing the garden / eco project.
For their last day they performed their own play, played a mini round of golf in order to use the equipment one last time, and read out a leavers poem (some of this can be seen on our social media – Facebook and Twitter).
We wish all of class 6 the very best as they take their next step into secondary schools. We are proud of you all. Work hard, look after each other and have fun.
We look forward to seeing you at the Prom for a proper send off when it’s safe to do so.
In the meantime, have lovely summer everyone.

SJB Food Bank

Monday, 20 July 2020
Although school is now closed for the summer, our food bank will remain operational throughout. Please contact us if you need any support.
A huge thank you to the West Bromwich Albion Foundation and St Vincent de Paul’s for your continued donations. Thanks also to everyone else who has helped and contributed. It’s made a huge difference to a number of families and really brought our school community even closer together. Well done all.

Garden Harvest

Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Our final jobs in the garden before summer included weeding the rest of the path and flower beds, giving everything plenty of water and harvesting our vegetables. These included kale, lettuce, cress, coriander and spring onions. Our supplies were boosted by a generous donation by Grace and her dad, who own a plot at the local allotment – thank you very much both of you.

A number of parents came to collect some of the vegetables throughout the afternoon to enjoy at home. We then finished off by planting new seeds in order to begin the cycle all over again. Well done everyone – it has been a very rewarding project.

Hateley Cross Big Local funding

Friday, 10 July 2020

A massive thank you to this local funding project for the money generously given to develop our library and garden areas. We now have one indoor and two outdoor libraries to be very proud of. We’ve bought new furniture, created more reading spaces and even painted and decorated our reading areas to make them appealing. We’ve also boosted the libraries in each classroom, with topic specific books for the children to borrow.

The garden project was taken on by class 6, who loved it! We’ve created planting beds and grown a number of vegetables, flowers and even fruit trees. We’ve made our school more eco-friendly with the addition of composters and water butts. A new summer house is being built in the garden area in order to study and observe nature, and we now specifically feed the birds and butterflies using feeders, as well as adding a large bug hotel to the garden. The children have completed class work and created eco-awareness badges too, in order to complete the project and ensure that we take good care of our school environment.

Here are some quotes from the children involved:

“Reading in the outdoor areas is really peaceful and I love sharing books and reading to the younger children in KS1.”

“There are so many books to choose from and I like it that we can take home more than just our scheme book.”

“The KS2 outdoor library looks brilliant and I’m proud that I painted some of it.”

“The garden eco project has been the best thing this half term. I am proud that I have helped make the school more environmentally friendly.”

“I love watching all the birds come for the seeds and fruit. Every day we get to work in the garden, getting fresh air and learning new skills.”

“It was amazing being able to eat vegetables we’ve actually grown ourselves and to give some to families who need it makes me feel happy.”



Red Bubble Activities

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

We’ve had a busy week tackling tough topics like discrimination, black lives matter, self identity and self confidence. Their work is extremely impressive and heartfelt. It includes ‘identity boxes’, letters, posters and a banner to promote equality. Well done everyone, we are really proud of you!

We’ve even had time for some exercise, science experiments and fantastic art work too!

Class 5 weekly update

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

It was great seeing you all last week to collect your reports and transition work. Here’s some more examples of the work you’ve been doing, including some of the fantastic transition work completed by some of the children working at school. Aidan, Shya, Nikodem and Jowita all have work featured below. Just one more week to go, so a last chance to send in your work before the summer. Let’s see if we’ve saved the best until last…

Egyptian Masks

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

What an exciting week it has been Green Bubble!  This week they have learnt lots of interesting facts about Ancient Egypt and have been making all sorts of artefacts, including Egyptian masks, sunset art and Hieroglyphic notes. Take a look at their fantastic masks they made for the pharaohs of Egypt!

Eco Project and Garden Area

Thursday, 2 July 2020

The children have had a great time and done an amazing job with the school eco project. They have designed PowerPoint presentations and posters to raise awareness; had badges made for the new Eco Leaders and for other children to buy; plated various vegetables and flowers and taken care of them, making a scarecrow to keep them safe; added bird and butterfly feeding areas and made a bug hotel. We are now waiting for a new summer house to be added in, so that we can observe the wildlife and continue to look after our school environment. Thank you to the Hateley Heath Project for the funds provided, to Mr Clews, Mr and Mrs Slade and to all of the staff and children who have contributed – it looks fantastic!

Class 5 Weekly Update

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Another busy week of activities for class 5, who are continuing to send examples of what they’ve been up to. Several delicious fruit bug photos this week, as well as some written work. Not long left now class 5, keep going!

Adrianne’s poster

Aidan’s completed pond

Cheyenne’s RE work

Faith’s salad bugs

Leon’s family tree work

Maisie’s fruit bugs

Emily’s Ecobot