In 1948 Bronze Age axes were found here on the Harcamlow Way trail which runs past our school. It is one of our favourite walks into country. It was cold but fun and the Year 2s joined us for the first time.
As we walked we asked the question, “Why here?”
Having been warriors right in the hollow the axes were found, what better than playing in a ditch.
The tradition was renewed of naming this area rabbit city. We’ve been doing this for nearly 30 years now!
We had made bowls from leaves and now used them as part of a Christmas candle decoration. Lots of fun and glitter.
In senior assembly this we looked at the fuss around Christmas and all the elements that make it Christmas.
The task the four groups had was to make a Christmas tree using all things Christmassy.
And this was the result:
So we all want to be Christmas trees!
A week of wild weather gave us a fresh and sunny day for our November Nature Walk!
We set of down the Flitch Way towards Hatfield Forest and made our way back past the airport balance pools. The Flitch Way runs along an old railway line.
What did we learn! We saw the winter crops in the fields and spotted Old Man’s Beard. We also compared the smoothness of Ash bark to that of Oak. Oak trees line the old railway line. For those new to the walk we looked at the Stane Street Halt.
We talked in detail about sewage, saw the processing plants and wondered at the clarity of the water in the old faithful Pincey Brook.
Each Friday afternoon the Juniors usually find themselves outdoors enjoying the gardens and looking at nature.
It’s a real pleasure to grow and harvest our own food.
We also look after some chickens. One of the jobs we have to do each year is to clip the chickens’ wings.
We only do one wing so that they are not able to fly away.
One of the things we also do is each week we record the weather. So, since last Friday we have had a maximum temperature of 15 degrees and a minimum of 3. It was 6 degrees to day with a light South Westerly wind.
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The junior pupils’ banners graced the back of Holy Trinity Church, Takeley as we joined with the rest of Takeley village in presenting a festival of flowers and colour to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday.
The pupils were commended for their originality and everyone seemed delighted with the fun the banners conveyed.
When there is a fiddler in the house why not dance!
What a day!
We celebrated hearing about the Queen’s personal faith expressed through her Christmas messages and prayed for her. We had great fun singing two of her favourite hymns and the National Anthem. Everyone was involved. And then we had tea and cakes!