Hedgehogs had another busy term in the run up to Christmas.
Some science highlights stand out. First we tried growing Hyancinths; everybody was impressed by the quantity of roots and we are waiting in hope for flowers. Next we looked closely at worms. We observed them carefully and noticed the huge difference in the soil when the worms had eaten their way up and down the wormery. We also wrote worm shape poems which made their way onto the display in the hall. Opening up an owl pellet to find what the owl had eaten was not an attractive thought to every child but once the action started all were fascinated and actively searching for identifiable bones.
We have tried to think about our responsibilities to others as well as ourselves through such events as Friendship Friday, World Kindness Day, Anti-cyber bullying Day, Odd Socks Day in Anti-bullying week and Mental Health Day. A big thank you to the families who have helped others through contributions to Children in Need, on Christmas Jumper Day and through the Shoebox Appeal.
The homework contributions were wonderful, with every homework covered. The Christmas decoration idea was the most popular, with some very creative festive features.
The children worked really hard on the Christmas play; the production ‘The Inn-spectors’ was new to Haydon Wick and proved a popular choice. The children sang brilliantly as soloists, small groups and as the whole group and acted with aplomb and loud voices! We were very proud of them and we thank the parents for the fantastic costumes.
After the Christmas break we hope we are all refreshed and ready for another exciting term.