We settle into our new classes and get used to our new teachers and classmates. We go through the class rules and think about our ambitions for the year.
Sports fixtures usually begin with a cross country event and Mr Deakin and Mr Broxup running the boys’ and girls’ football teams.
Some of the other sporting events we compete in early in the year are: hockey, rugby, Quadkids and Netball but these can change.
This month we start getting ready for our Harvest celebration which is usually at Queen Margaret’s chapel. We also participate in our first team challenge day. The nights begin to close in and the trees around school begin to show their autumnal colours. We continue to enjoy learning outdoors despite the change in temperatures.
BONFIRE NIGHT is upon us. We usually do some artwork based on Bonfire night and discover the history behind it. We also remind pupils how to be safe around fireworks and how to recognise dangers and taking the correct actions. Key Stage 1 also begin to prepare their nativity festivities.
We start getting ready for Christmas. We are usually busy rehearsing school plays in EYFS and Key Stage 1. All of the children are preparing decorations for our ‘lighting of the tree’ ceremony which parents are invited to. We also attend St. Helen’s church where the wonderful Reverend Kirkman leads our Christmas service.
We’re all really happy to come back after 2 weeks off playing with toys and games! The nights are dark but the fun continues to flow through school. New topics begin in the classes and we normally have 1/2 team challenge days. New after school clubs also start with: yoga, netball, art and cooking some of the ones we’ve done in the past.
A sad yet joyous occasion is the Year 6 leaver’s service at St. Helen’s church. We say goodby to the year 6’s and celebrate their achievements over the years at Escrick.
Mr Deakin is usually busy running our sports day and talking loudly on the microphone.
Unfortunately we don’t come to school in August. We recharge our batteries ready for September because it’s important to relax. The teachers are working on our new classrooms and planning lessons for September, labelling books as well as other little jobs around school. Miss Miller is busy with Mrs Gibson-Bone sorting all of the extra bits behind the scenes like registers and rotas.