Here are all our twins together under one roof.
Our Nursery children are finding out about people who help us and have created a baby clinic in school. To help the children understand about the work of baby clinics, one of our mums kindly brought her twelve week old twins to school today. Ella and James joined the nursery children this afternoon.
This gave us the wonderful opportunity of inviting all our twins to nursery to meet Ella and James.
We now have nine sets of twins in school! We wonder if this is some sort of record?
Our Key Stage One children have performed ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’ this week to adoring audiences. Our Year 1 and 2 children have had a wonderful time learning their lines and songs for what has been a magnificent performance. The story of The Nativity unfolds through the pieces of an old jigsaw that is a present given to a group of children by an angel. All our children took part with great enthusiasm and learned their parts magnificently. The audience even asked for an encore! A group of Year 2 children learned to sign the final song and performed extremely confidently. Many thanks to all the staff and children for a terrific performance!
The Massed Recorder Orchestra
Last week our Year 3 and Year 3/4 classes combined to perform for the school and parents. They have been learning the recorder since September and have all worked very hard. The recital was varied and showed how far the children had developed their skill over the last few months. We intend to host another recital in the Spring term and then again in the Summer.Our thanks go to Mr Stephens and Mrs English for making this all possible. The two members of staff enable the children to learn an instrument within curriculum time. Very well done children.
Three Part Harmony Group
At the end of the recital, our advanced three part harmony recorder group played a number of songs, including some familiar Christmas tunes. Playing descant, treble and tenor recorder, the group showed the younger children just what can be achieved with practice!
Early Years Children Performing
Last week saw three performances from our Early Years pupils entitled ‘Away In A Manger’. This was a delightful retelling of the familiar Nativity. All 90 children from our Nursery and Reception classes took part in the play, which was loved by all who saw it. Early in the week, the whole school was able to watch their dress rehearsal and later in the week the children performed twice for parents and carers.The staff and children worked very hard indeed; the spoken parts were clear and kept the story moving on and the singing and dancing were superb! This was just the start to Christmas we all wanted.
All The Fun Of The Fair
The Choir sang, Father Christmas arrived and the weather was glorious! On Sunday, our annual Christmas Fair took place here at school. Worthington always looks at its best for a Fair and this year was no exception. Every stall was crammed with goodies and games for all to play. There were magnificent raffle and tombola prizes and delicious food and drink. Students from Sale High joined our own Year 6 and past pupils of the school to help tend the stalls alongside adults from the staff and parent body. Our very special guest was of course Father Christmas who was so happy to talk to all the boys and girls and wish them a very Merry Christmas. Naturally, the Fair is hard work but extremely enjoyable, especially when we see so many visitors to the school helping to raise money for all the children of the school. Our thanks go to all who helped and to all who gave.
- The Impressive Growth!
It’s been a long month for some of us but due to the massive support of our staff, parent and building team, Movember has been a complete success.
Friday’s assembly saw the shaving of Mr Searle’s moustache by Mrs Chatterton, our Deputy Head. This was by all accounts a relatively painful experience for both parties but had to be done, so that normality could return. A packed audience seemed to enjoy Mr Searle’s pain a little too much and it was noticeable that no other staff member was prepared to enter the barber’s chair on the day! Due to the incredible response to this fund raising event, over £900 has been donated to Prostate cancer research via the Movember website. This brings our Autumn Term fund raising total to a little over £1,250. I am sure you will agree that this is simply superb.
The Year 6 team responsible for charity fund raising ideas are already planning events in the Spring term, beginning with an afternoon tea for parents and carers (homemade cakes a-plenty!).
Making Decorations Together
Last Thursday, we all came together in our Houses to make decorations to hang in and around school. Children of all ages worked together for the day to produce Christmas decorations based on the colour of their house – red, yellow, green or blue. It was amazing to see how much work could be achieved in just one day and by the time the children left school at 3.30 p.m., the hall was completely decorated! The overall effect is simply stunning. See for yourself.
What do you think?
The Building Takes Shape
All of a sudden, it seems that our new school is flying up! The builders from Willmott Dixon are working extremely hard to make our school as beautiful as possible. Over the last few weeks, the concrete slabs have been laid, where the classroom floors will be. In addition, much of the steel framework of the school has been erected. Also some block work and brick work has been put up. We can all begin to see what our new school will eventually look like. The children are obviously very excited about what they are seeing every day, with heavy plant machinery on site visible through the site barriers. Over the coming months, more photographs of the site development will be posted to keep you up to date.
Happy Book Swapper
Just before October half term, we held a book swap in school. All the children were encouraged to bring one or more of their old and no longer wanted books from home. For each book they brought in, they were given a token that could be redeemed for a new one, brought in by another child. The event was a spectacular success and we shall certainly be hosting this again in the near future. Looking at the faces of the children, we certainly made a lot of children happy in school that day!
During the Autumn Term, we have asked as many people as possible to get involved in giving something towards a variety of cancer charities.
We began by hosting a magnificent Macmillan Coffee Morning in October, which raised over ? 350. With donations from so many, including our own kitchen staff, and with the magnificent help of our Year 6, we couldn’t help but raise such an enormous amount.
We realised that with Movember just around the corner, we ought to see if the male members of staff, our dads and even our builders from Willmott Dixon might like to grow a moustache for Movember. Syd, our lollipop man has even got into the act!
- Movember Progress
All the staff have risen to the challenge and so many dads are now involved. Lots of people have pledged money to our Movember giving site and if you’d like to make a contribution here’s how to do it!
Simply Google search ‘Movember UK’, click on the ‘Donate’ tab, in the search box type ‘Worthington Primary School’, click on the stained glass window and give what you can afford.
There will be regular updates as the month progresses, but so far Mr Stephens has the best ‘tash, closely followed by Syd. Colin Barber from Willmott Dixon has easily grown the best ‘tash amongst the builders!