Harvest

A message from Rev Mike Holloway - Minister at Christ Church:

Thank you so much for all the generous gifts you gave for harvest even though you were unable to have a harvest festival at the school. I was amazed when I came to collect them and had to make far more trips to the car than I had thought! They made a wonderful addition to the gifts in Church. All the gifts have now gone to the North Cotswold Foodbank and they too send their thanks. They say: " You may be interested to know that your donation weighed in at a fantastic 72.88kg! As people are facing rising prices in energy and food, I'm sure we are going to see the Foodbank get very busy again. The stock at our warehouse was beginning to run a bit low, but your Harvest donation will help to ensure that our Foodbank is well stocked, and struggling families will be able to at least put food on the table."

 

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Friendship Friday Displays

During Friendship Friday children from across the classes come together in their Houses to work on a shared project. Inspiration came from a book of untranslatable words from different languages. Each House explored the meaning of a different word.FF

Gὅkotta- a Swedish word meaning to wake up in the morning so you can go outside to hear the first birds singing.

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Retrouvailles- a French word meaning the happiness of being reunited with someone after a long time apart.

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Verschlimmbesserung-a German word meaning a supposed improvement that makes things worse.

Winchcombe Meteorite

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Last Wednesday afternoon we were lucky enough to be paid a visit by Rob and Cathryn Wilcock, on whose driveway the now famous Winchcombe Meteorite landed back in March. They brought with them a team from the Natural History Museum who taught us all about meteorites answering questions such as how old they are (4.6 billion years!) and where it came from (the asteroid belt which is a mere 180million km away).

After our assembly, Owls and Eagles continued with workshops where they got to handle some meteorites and test their magnetism. It was a brilliant visit and I know the Wilcocks and the team at the Natural History Museum were really impressed with the children’s listening and their great questions.

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Some of Owls class test a meteorite to check if it is magnetic.