On Friday 5th October, we had an eye-opening visit from Funtrition. He visited every class to talk to us about keeping healthy and snacks we might eat. The recommended daily sugar intake is 24g for children and 30g for adults. We were amazed by the amount of sugar in some snacks and fizzy drinks. Lots of labels on food can trick you so look carefully! There are 54g of sugar in one bottle of coke – wow!
On Friday, we had a visit from a Portuguese football player, Bafode Carvalho. He is currently establishing a new football academy in Aylsham and was talent-spotting and advertising his academy at our school. We were very lucky that he agreed to join us for the whole day, allowing children across the infant and junior schools to try out one of his training sessions.
He was extremely positive about our school and complimented all of the children on their attitude to sports and high standards of behaviour. If your child enjoyed this, or you would like to find out more about his academies, take a look at https://carvalhofootballacademy.co.uk/
On Monday, children from years 3 and 6 took part in a development rugby tournament at Holt RFC. This was intended as a practice for children who were new to the game so our more experienced players coached the younger members of their team. It was a tough first match as the children got to grips with learning the rules and positions in a match situation, but perseverance led to some close matches and excellent victories in the end.
All children took part in a pottery class on Monday 1st October as part of our work to mark the centenary of World War 1. The workshops were held by Lisa Barker, owner of The Clay Barn near Dereham.
The pottery making included rolling out the clay to the right thickness, cutting around a template and finally building the clay bowls. Lisa has taken all of the poppies away to be fired, glazed and gift wrapped and will return them to school in the next couple of weeks. We can’t wait to see the final results!
The poppies will be on display in school before the children take them home and a larger poppy is kindly being donated to the church for display.
A big thank you to everyone who supported our MacMillan Coffee Morning and pirate themed reading cafes. Children and adults enjoyed joining in with a range of pirate based activities, staff performed a pirate poem and lots of yummy cake was eaten. A special thank you to the school council for their excellent cake decorating and hostess skills during the coffee morning which raised an amazing £225.23. Well done and again a BIG thanks to all involved.