The week started off very excitedly and messily with the annual Christmas DT skills day! Some children and staff swapped places for the day, and many worked through break times to complete a fantastic assortment of Christmas decorations ready for Advent. All children designed, made and evaluated something to add to the hall next week. Children were kept busy weaving, sewing, cutting, sawing, stitching and decorating using wood, fabric, card and felt.
The school raised just under £100 for Children in Need through cake sales during pre-school and after school. The Foundation stage children made their own Pudsey Bear cakes to buy for mid morning snack, while our very generous year 3 and 4 parents provided more than enough cakes for the whole school to buy after school. In addition, Esther and Lyla came up with their own fundraising ideas with a sponsored silence and a "guess the amount raised".
Foundation Stage and Key Stage children used their DT lesson to design and make their own Super Hero masks to wear.
After choosing to turn the classroom role-play area into a café, the foundation class children went to visit Millie's to observe first hand how a café should be run. Following a rainy walk, we were welcomed into the café by Millie and her family and shown to our reserved tables. Special menus had been written just for us, so everyone was able to order a drink and a cake or cookie. Millie visited each table and wrote down our orders, then we chatted with our friends while the food and drinks were prepared. Millie's Dad is the chef, he was busy preparing hot food ready for lunch time. Once our tummies were full it was time to queue at the counter to pay our bills. We thanked the staff for a lovely morning, then just had time to go and see the poppy wreaths at the cenotaph before returning to school. We are now experts on cafes and looking forward to setting up our own!