The children at Withington School enjoyed their afternoon at the Withington Village Fete. They opened the fete with a parade up the drive wearing the Rio carnival masks they have been making in their art sessions this term.
They then performed three maypole dances. The maypole was kindly donated to the school this term and the children have enjoyed learning the dances. Their performances were perfect and the crowd were very impressed with their ‘braiding’ skills!
On November 11th, our Breakfast Club supervisor organised a Bacon Butty Breakfast in aid of the Royal British Legion. All of the children who usually attend breakfast club made a very eye-catching and thought provoking display to mark the occasion.
On December 1st, we all put on our Christmas jumpers and joined our Breakfast Club for a special ‘North Pole’ Breakfast. It was very different to our normal breakfasts, and the children loved it!
Spirit of the Games
The Spirit of the Games is a Dance Festival. All of the children from Reception, KS1 and KS2 took part in the dance festival in February at Bingham Hall, Cirencester. The theme was Rio 2016 so they performed dances using inspiration from the Olympics and Rio.
St George’s Day
The school celebrated St George’s Day with costumes, stories, art and other activities all based on the theme. They dressed up as the character from their favourite book, and there were lots of book-related activities to enjoy throughout the day.
Our annual May Fayre was very successful and the children put on a display dancing around their new maypole.
The school and local community took part in a communion service for Ash Wednesday and Ascension Day at St Michael’s and All Angels Church, just opposite our school. Our Christian ethos means a lot to us in our school and so this is something we all like to participate in regularly. The older children will help to lead the service and there will be an ‘Open the Book’ story for everyone to listen to and watch