Prickly Visitor

A young hedgehog was hiding amongst the leaves on the MUGA last week. Mrs Ballinger kindly took it to the Vale Wildlife Resuce Centre in Bredon.

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Remembrance Day

On Monday we commemorated Remembrance Day with a two minute silence on the playground. The children placed poppy wreaths they had created in the front garden and Kingfishers walked to the war memorial in Gretton to see poppy wreaths that had been laid there during the Remembrance service.

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Friendship Thursday

In 2007 a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dicitonary was published which omitted about forty common words concerning nature. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary. They included words like acorn, adder, dandelion, kingfisher and otter. Ten years later Robert Macfarland and Jackie Morris set out to make a ''spell book'' that will conjure back twenty of these lost words. We felt inspired by the beautiful poems and artwork and used the book as our theme for this term's frienship activities. The children gathered in their Houses to read ''spells' for acorn, dandelion, conker and adder and wrote their own poems and created artwork which you can see displayed around the school.

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Class Assembly

Kingfishers delivered a fantastic class assembly inpsired by the poetry of Joshua Seigal who they saw at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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