Another busy week has flown by at school. The children have thoroughly enjoyed Science Week this week, learning about various scientists and taking part in exciting experiments. Reception impressed me with their facts about Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. They also produced some fantastic paper aeroplanes, which they practised flying on the playground! Lots of other similar, fun activities have been happening around school this week and it has been lovely to see the curriculum coming to life both in and outside the classroom. Thank you to Miss Harris and Mrs Munns for organising our Science Week and to all of our teachers for all their efforts and hard work.
In addition, the corridors have been full of Christmas songs this week and filming has been going on in various bubbles as the children prepare their Christmas performances for you. Mr Williams (our IT technician) is going to sprinkle some magic Christmas dust on all of the class videos and create a Christmas performance (for EYFS/Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2) for you all to watch. I will let you know how to access it very soon.
Next week, we are looking forward to decorating the school and we will also have a Woolly Jumper Day on Friday (4th) to coincide with the school being decorated and to raise some festive cheer. If your child would like to come to school in a Christmas jumper (or in any kind of jumper that is not their usual school uniform - please don't go out a buy a new jumper), please encourage them to do so. This is not a charity event though and we are not asking for donations.
We are all getting ready for the Christmas Festivities that will take place during the last week of school. Friends of Coleham have been very busy organising the Christmas Hamper Raffle and the draw takes place on Friday 4th December if you would like to purchase tickets. Thank you for the wonderful donations brought in by the children. Today you will also receive a letter about 'Elfridges'. All of our children will visit the Elves Grotto during the last week of school to choose a gift for a loved one. Please support our Fundraising for this if you are able too. The Coach House will be transformed into the Grotto, I'm sure it will be magical for the children.
Next week sees the start of our "School Street" scheme, whereby Greyfriars Road will be closed at drop off and pick-up times. If you drive to school and are unsure where to park, we are providing parking permits for free parking at either Asda or St Julian's Friar car parks. Please contact the office if you would like one. We realise that the first few days may be a little busy and it will take time for everyone to get used to the changes, however, we are excited to begin and know that the scheme will make things so much safer outside school and make it much easier to socially distance from one another.
I hope that you all have a good weekend and will look forward to seeing everyone next week.