A huge congratulations to all of our Class 4 footballers, but especially our ‘A’ Team – Will, Matthew, Hayden, Harry, Ellie, Georgia, Nancy and Sophia who were entered into the Herts School Games as Stevenage’s ‘D’ Team! They came 3rd! We’re so proud of you!
An enormous thank you to our very generous families for your donations to the Stevenage Food Shed’s Christmas ‘Toy Shed’ campaign. We’ve been overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity. After what has been such a difficult time for so many families, it has really warmed our hearts to see such kindness from our school community – thank you!
This week pupils in Years 5 and 6 have taken part in the Stevenage Sporting Futures Virtual Football competition, undertaking a series of skills based activities. Our results have been sent off and will now be compared to those from other schools across the town, to find the winning team!
School was full of onesies and PJs today, as everyone took the opportunity to dress down for a donation! Class One joined in with Joe Wickes virtual PE lesson and school puddings today had a Pudsey twist. We’ve raised £108, so far and the collection bucket will be out again at pick-ups if you’ve not yet had the chance to donate!
The children have spent this week learning the reasons why we mark remembrance each year. Pupils in Class 4 have made this beautiful display of poppies for the school gate. The rest of the school can’t wait to see the assembly they’re recorded for us on Wednesday. A big thank you to Miss Potter and her Dad for painstakingly tying all the poppies and wreaths to the gate.
Not all ballot papers take quite so long to count! Pupils at school took to the polls today, voting for their preferred candidate in the Graveley Pupil Parliament elections. The results were close but this year’s successful MPs are:
Class 1 – Lily-Grace and Olivia
Year 2 – Eliot
Year 3 – Isla
Year 4 – Charlie
Year 5 – Matthew
Year 6 – Nancy
Congratulations everyone! Mrs Hand is looking forward to working with them all this year.
Today we held the very first intra-house cross country competition. All children in years 2-6 took part, completing either 2.5 or 5 laps of the entire school site. We’re so proud of their enthusiasm and sportsmanship. The winners from each year group were:
Year 6 – Georgia and Will
Year 5 – Evie and Matthew
Year 4 – Annie and Freddie
Year 3 – Isla M and Keiran
Year 2 – Claudia and Reggie
The overall House Winners were ‘RED RUBY’.
This year we asked our families to help support the Stevenage Food Bank, by filling a shoe-box with either dry/tinned/packet foods, toiletries or baby products. We were overwhelmed with the generosity of our families and proud to be able to pass our collection to the Food Bank.
We have also made and distributed harvest keyrings to spread harvest prayers and greetings to our neighbours in the village.
Last Tuesday we dressed in grey to raise money for the Brain trust – a wonderful charity that helps people (and their friends and family) who are diagnosed with brain tumours. By 3:30pm, we had raised £112! Thank you for dressing up and donating and if you would like to find out anymore, please visit: https://brainstrust.org.uk/
Well done to everyone at school for making an excellent start to the new term! Things may be a bit different right now, but we’re so proud of the way everyone has pulled together and adapted to school life.