We are proud to announce that the latest group of budding Green Champions have now been recruited. Their first job was to carry out an Environmental Audit to see what practices we already have in place to promote environmental awareness within our community and look after our school grounds:
¨ Paper recycling within classrooms
¨ Compost from school kitchen & snack time fruit
¨ Bottle top collection scheme
¨ Battery collection scheme
¨ No more polystyrene ice cream tubs in school kitchen
¨ Re useable plastic cups now used for school milk instead of cartons and straws.
Following on from these successes our latest campaign is plastic pens! We are now a drop off point for the Writing Instruments Recycling Programme, sponsored by Bic and Terracycle. We will be recycling all plastic writing pens, highlighters and whiteboard pens within school where they will be used to make things such as watering cans and pencils.
SAVE YOUR PLASTIC PENS AND PENCILS
RECYCLE IN SCHOOL
The Great Onion Challenge
The Grand Finale of our Great Onion Challenge took place on Friday afternoon. The whole school gathered in the sunshine to celebrate their gardening success despite a difficult growing season, after the heavy rain in spring and the dry weather that followed. The 16 onions grew nonetheless with some care and nurture from the children and the results were as follows:
Smallest Onion - Class Ellen Macarthur
Hairiest Onion – Class Tim Peake
Largest Onion – Class John William
Heaviest Total Crop – Class Jacques Cousteau
A fantastic effort by all and the Gardening Club are already planning next year’s challenge!
Carr Hill's Got Talent
Our annual search for talent beyond the classroom resumed this year and we were not disappointed by the variety and quality on offer. Many children braved the lunchtime auditions to sing, dance and bend over backwards performing gymnastics!
At the end of June, our nervous finalists performed on stage in front of an enthusiastic audience and three judges. It was great to hear the positive feedback from the judges at the end of each act. After a very entertaining evening, the judges then had the unenviable task of deciding who would be the winner for 2018. It was such a difficult decision that we had two fourth places, which went to Amelia and Phoebe performing a clever gymnastics routine and another Phoebe (must be a talented name!), singing the song ‘Powerful’, which certainly had a powerful message for us.
In third place was Lexi , who showed us her poise and grace in her modern dance solo and in second place was a super-group going by the name of ‘The Greatest Showpeople’ , singing ‘A Million Dreams’; the members were Henry, Liam and Marla. Finally our Carr Hill’s Got Talent winner for 2018 was Daisy, performing the song ‘Naughty’ from the musical ‘Matilda’.
Well done to all of our contestants and although it is a bit of a cliché, it really is an achievement walking onto that stage to perform, even if you don’t win. Truly, Carr Hill Pupils aspiring to be their best!
ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK
Come and join in the fun with our new toddler group.
(all pre-Nursery age children welcome)
“Stay and Play”
Every Tuesday from 26th June
Come and join Mrs Gaddes in the meeting room for singing, activities and fun with new friends.
Mrs Smith and Miss Mallatrat had the pleasure of taking Carr Hill’s year 5/6 rounders team to a rounders tournament held at the Elizabethan Academy on Tuesday the 5th June. Mrs Smith was so proud of the teamwork and determination shown amongst all of the students at Carr Hill. Their efforts paid off, as the school won second place overall! A huge well done to the Carr Hill rounders team!
Building the Bug Hotel
The competition winners spent the afternoon building a Bug Hotel in the Community Garden with the help of Mr and Mrs Shaw. The children made sure it had room on the ground floor for hedgehogs with a special entrance tunnel and lots of dry leaves for bedding. They used old plates to create a cool damp spot for frogs or toads. Next they made a butterfly apartment with a shoe box and egg cartons which will provide a suitable spot to attach a chrysalis.
Wooden blocks with holes drilled in them were added to provide spaces for solitary bees. While the children collected up the materials that we had been storing they found woodlice, spiders, worms, slugs, snails and a centipede so we know our hotel already has some residents! After playtime the children were rewarded with a snack and then had enough energy to nail down a waterproof roof; hammering proved very popular. Lastly there was just time to construct a Frog House for any frogs that wish to stay close to the pond. We will now be keeping a close eye on how much wildlife our new garden is able to attract.
Congratulations to the winners of the Bug Hotel Competition
Thomas, Reece, Lucy, Brooke, Daisy, Poppy, Gaia, Lexi and Colby proudly holding their competition entries and winning certificates by some of the materials they will use to build the Bug Hotel.
You can see their entries below;
Keep an eye out for the finished result!
PTA Easter Egg Design Competition
We had a wonderful response to our PTA Easter Egg Design Competition and were inundated with entries. The designs the children created were outstanding, varying from detailed illustrations to 3D designs incorporating fluffy chicks and football goals.
The high standard of design resulted in not one, but two winners from each class being chosen, and they received a special Easter treat.
Well done to everyone who entered!
Congratulations to our amazing Spring 2 Reading Lottery winners. Each child has shown an excellent attitude to their reading and will get to choose their own book to keep and treasure.
On Thursday 19th April, KS1 visited Lincoln Castle, as part of their ‘Captivating Castles’ topic.
The children had a fantastic time, exploring what it was like living in a castle during medieval times. See the full article HERE
Reporting an Absence
As from Monday 12th March, our new Pupil Absence Line 01777 709055, will be up and running for you to report your child’s absence.
When ringing the new number you will hear an answer machine, please state clearly your child’s name and reason for absence. For all other enquires continue to use the office telephone number.