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Once again our pupils were praised for their excellent behaviour, this time it was on the trip to London, comments from passers by, staff at the hotel and venues all said how good the children were and what a credit to the school and their families they are.
One lady stopped the party and asked what private London school the children were from as they, in her mind, were so impeccable in how they conducted themselves!
We are very proud of our children and their achievements, and maybe we are guilty of not sharing this as often as we should.
Thanks to the children, their families and the staff for helping the next generation of adults be a great one.
Once again we had a fiercely contested table tennis championship over the spring term. The standard increases every year and it was great to see so many budding future table tennis players performing at such a high level. It was also a delight to witness such outstanding sporting behaviour with competitors supporting each other and applauding others’ success. Our congratulations go to George Davies who is champion for 2014 following an excellent round robin final against Adam Robinson and Callum Jennings. Well done to all this year’s competitors for putting on such an excellent event.
Congratulations to Addison in 2M. He was the lucky winner of the iPad mini raffle drawn today by Shay in RS in front of his teachers, Mr Shepherd and Mark Hope CEO of Comptech ITS the company that kindly donated the iPad mini. Thanks to all that entered the raffle all the proceeds are going to help improve our school library.
One of the most popular activites on World Book Day is the reading session in the afternoon. All the teachers go to a different class to read the children one of their favourite stories. I think the staff enjoy this as much as the children!
In the pictures below The Wicked Witch of the East (or is it the West?) Dennis the Menace and Batman read from their favourite books.
Lots of our Year 6 pupils are staying after school to attend our learning club. Here children get help with and help each other with their learning.
On Thursday we celebrate World Book Day 2014.
This annual event is a great way of getting everyone excited about books and reading. We will be holding a character day where all the children (and staff!) can dress up as a book character. The children are already sharing their ideas and it sounds like it’s going to be a fun day! If you are interested in WBD and want to find out more, the website has a great range of activities, stories, videos and games. Just follow the link below or google World Book Day 2014.
Learning at Hawes Side takes all forms. This week some of our Y5 pupils are learning how to cycle safely. This is the second course we have run at Hawes Side and currently this year we have trained over 40 pupils to cycle safely. Thanks to the trainers and all involved.
Well done to our school winners Nicole, Millie, Tobias, Kimberly, Louis and Cameron. Seen here at the exhibition at the Gallery at the University Centre on Palatine Road.
We have been talking recently about how we can develop our school library. We want to make it a community learning hub – not only for the children but also for families to use after school. We feel it is currently under used and under loved! If you feel you could help develop this community space we would love to hear from you. In order to raise funds for this project our IT providers, Comptech have very kindly donated a brand new ipad mini for us to raffle off. Tickets will be available in school after half term for £1. All proceeds will go to the library fund and help us to create an exciting learning space
Once again we joined in with the fantastic Schools Alive festival at the Grand Theatre. A group of children from Years five and six performed a medley of songs from the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber last night to a full house. The children worked extremely hard on their performance and made us all feel very proud of Hawes Side as they took to the stage for their song and dance routines. Mrs Randles and Mrs Wright worked hard to ensure the children were well prepared with rehearsals leading up to the big event and could even both be seen sewing up costumes and applying face paint right up to performance time! Our thanks go to the children and staff for all their hard work to make this a stunning performance – the hard work really paid off. The children will be performing their routine once more in front of the school before we break up next week.