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Hockey Tournament

 

We went to Oaklands College on Tuesday to play hockey. We learned lots of things, like collaboration and better sportsmanship. We worked hard and tried our best. Our team won three matches, drew two and lost four. We played nine matches altogether and we came 6th place in our group. Thank you to miss Steventon for training us and to the teachers for getting us there to play.

(Marine, Sidra, Chellvhin, Toby, Kaden and Samir)

World Book Day

 

Thank you to everyone for a dazzling array of book characters around the school on Thursday. The whole school got together to celebrate in Assembly and we gave a special round of applause to all the fabulous home-made costumes. A special shout out to Jack in Y5 who was walking dictionary, Carter in Y1 who showed his love for Beegu and Ferris who made a whole Roald Dahl book cover by himself. The aim of the day was to share a love of reading and the children all spent lots of the day reading either independently, with buddies or as a class.

Children also should have received their £1 World Book Day voucher. It can be exchanged for a book at your local bookshop.  

Singing Workshop

 

Pete Letanka who is leading the Big Sing Festival in St. Albans Cathedral on 26th January at 6.30pm is also leading a series of singing workshops at our school.

 

This is a unique opportunity for our Year 4 children to get involved in making music and taking part in this fun filled celebration of music. Our children will spend the day learning new songs in variety of styles and at the end of the day there will be a performance for the whole school.

If you would like to experience one of his inspirational workshops along with your child, workshops begin on 26th January at 11 o'clock at Marlborough Rd. Methodist church, but you will need to register.

 

Decorating Day
To prepare our classrooms and Mandeville for Christmas we had our Decorating day on Friday 30th November. All parents and carers were invited to join us and help to decorate their child's classroom to make them look as festive as possible. Thank you to everyone who came and helped us to make our school look lovely and all ready for Christmas.

Condover 2018

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Great memories from our trip to Condover Hall. A weekend of challenging ourselves, working as a team and being independent. We also had a lot of fun.

Celebrating World Book Day

It was fantastic to see children dressed up in lots of different book characters at school.

Your children  have received their £1 World Book Day vouchers which can be exchanged for a book at your local bookshop. Please visit www.worldbookday.com/books/ for a list of books. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book or an audio book instead, just as long as it costs £2.99 or more. The World Book Day Book Tokens are valid until Sunday 25th March.

 

World Book Day Assembly – Cate Cooper

On Wednesday we arrived to find Mrs Longhurst dressed as a giraffe dancing her way through assembly! Why? She was reminding us that it is the week when we celebrate World Book Day where we dress up as book characters and bring money for Book Aid International. This is an important charity that send books to children in Africa who wouldn’t otherwise have anything to read. Some of the Year 2 children were also dressed up to inspire us with characters such as Alice in Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat and Nancy from Oliver Twist. Thanks to Mrs Longhurst for making us all start the day with a smile!

 

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