Stoke Goldington CE First School
The children are enjoying the opportunity of extended Summer days at School with the introduction of three after-School clubs during this term. On Tuesdays the pupils can enjoy a new 1-hour tennis session run by Nigel Willard Tennis, which enhances the new curriculum tennis all 25 children now take part in every Wednesday during the School day. A new art & design club features after School on a Wednesday which many children are really enjoying, run by one of our parents who has taken on the role of an Art & Design Teaching Assistant.
Plus on Thursdays, Premier Sport continue to run an after-School multi-sports session. All the new clubs run for 1-hour until 4pm, enabling the pupils to have fun, learn new skills and build up their stamina for future School years. The popular monthly School Church Club also continues to run with great success after School on a Monday, organised by the village vicar Reverend Janet. The pupils all really enjoyed a special Multi-Cultural week when they explored different countries and cultures in great depth. They concentrated particularly on China, Ireland, Slovakia and Zimbabwe and enjoyed hearing more about some of these countries from parents and family members who visited School to talk about their experiences of living in a different place. Their geographical skills were particularly extended with lots of work on flags, capital cities and exports! Each child also brought in a packet or tin of dry food from home to discover which country it was made in and it was amazing to see how far some of our food had travelled! The School’s work linked to the National Gallery ‘Take One Picture’ project has continued with great success in class,
especially with a Community Art Day when parents and families could take part in a whole raft of classroom-based arts projects linked to the picture they are studying – ‘Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil’ by 15th-century Spanish artist Bartolome Bermejo.
The wings and feathers featured in the artwork has also inspired a range of learning about feathered and winged animals, with a special trip to The Natural History Museum at Tring to discover more. A super-size pair of wire wings was kindly made by one of our parents which has been woven with coloured ribbons by all the children, dominating the School library to great effect!
The pupils have also been working on photography and reflections with a hotly-contested Half Term photography competition which they all loved! The classrooms are rapidly becoming galleries of their very own! Looking ahead, as from September this year School will be providing free hot school meals for our children and we are currently looking to appoint a midday meals supervisor for 2 hours each day (term-time) to help prepare and serve the ‘delivered-in’ meals. If you are interested in joining our team at Stoke Goldington please phone the School and talk to our Bursar Mrs. Bruce for details and an application pack. * Has your child been allocated a place at a school which was not your first choice? Would you like your child to attend a school judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’? Unexpectedly there are a few places available at both Stoke Goldington and North Crawley Schools for September 2014 – please telephone Stoke Goldington on 01908 551253 or North Crawley on 01234 391282 for further details.