This year we are running Gardening Club as an after school activity.
Miss Jones and Mrs Brown have very kindly taken it on with the assistance of Music Teacher Mrs Brereton.
The children have been really enjoying the sessions and we can't wait to see the fruits (and vegetables!) of their labour.
Our parents and pupils have been helping to support Mental Health Awareness Week in school.
The pupils have all really enjoyed the various activities and talks throughout the week and it has led us to some really positive discussions. Please find attached photos of some pupils demonstrating their newly acquired yoga skills to the representative of Stratford Mind charity.
I'm very proud to say that our non-uniform fundraiser raised £168.00 for our local branch of 'Mind'.
I was really astonished to find out that the Mind charity in Worcester and Warwickshire are their own hub, called Springfield Mind. They do not receive any funding from Mind head quarters. As such their fundraising is what sustains them and the donation we gave today makes a huge difference.
The support they offer in the wider community is awesome, they gave our children hand-outs about small steps they can take now to help them have a healthy mind.
To promote healthy playtimes, we will be implementing a 'Regulation Station' at the school. This will consist of alternative activities for pupils who feel the need to have a quieter break. Activities such as colouring and puppets have been suggested by the pupils. This will perfectly compliment the colouring club which runs twice a week at lunch times.
Our school choir had a fabulous time at this year's Young Voices concert at the Birmingham NEC, singing with thousands of other children along with professional musicians. As always children were a credit to the school. Highlights were songs from the Greatest Showman and singing along with special guests, including Tony Hadley. Thank you to parents for supporting this and coming along to watch the concert.
We were very fortunate to be contacted by Mr Badham. Mr Badham is a teacher at Alcester Academy and is responsible for their Rock Academy. We invite the Rock Academy (very talented musicians) to perform at the school every year.
This time Mr Badham wanted to offer some of our musicians the opportunity to work together as a band and perform using sound technicians to give a it a really polished stage feel.
The pupils learned so much about stage presence and collaboration during this experience, and everyone had a really fabulous time. At the end of the day, the newly formed Great Alne band treated the entire school to an amazing rendition of Rag and Bone Man's 'Human'.
It was wonderful to see so many pupils past and present taking part in the Armistice Day parade in Alcester.
To celebrate the Royal Wedding tomorrow, our lovely school cook made the pupils a lovely dairy and gluten free cake for pudding. It was decorated with golden crowns and the icing had silver and gold flecked through it. Everyone agreed it was a brilliant way to honour the day.
Well done to the Year 1/2 football team who took part in the annual football tournament at Alcester FC. It was a good effort on their part. They showed great willing and team spirit. Thank you to Blythe, Phoebe, Chloe, Harry and Hugo for proudly representing Great Alne Primary!
Following an inspection the first week back after Christmas break; we are very happy to confirm that Ofsted have deemed that Great Alne Primary School continues to be good. The school was inspected under the new Ofsted framework (which came into force on January 1st 2018).
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A superb team effort from Yr 6 at the Alcester Primary Cluster Rowing completion today at Alcester Academy! Working in teams of four against five other schools they finished in fantastic fourth and fifth positions out of seven places! They all showed amazing team work and sportsmanship giving 100% in gruelling multiple timed races and as always their behaviour was impeccable. Well done boys !