Australia Day

On the last day of term, we enjoyed celebrating International Day and learning about Australia. It was great to see everyone arriving at school in the Australian sporting colours of green and gold!

Oak Class joined with their buddies and Sycamore Class for the day. We enjoyed a range of challenges which involved working together. Their Australian dot paintings were particularly impressive, as were the boomerangs which they made and tested on the playground! Willow Class worked with Beech Class for lots of interesting learning. They took part in Aboriginal art and also found out lots of facts about Australia. It was lots of fun to learn and use some typical Aussie words!

At lunchtime, the menu included slightly different options including the ‘Aussie BBQ Chook Burger’, which was very tasty!

The Pupil Governors asked the classes for some ideas for fund raising activities to raise money for the Red Cross who are supporting the Australian people in the bush fire emergencies. The children came up with lots of great ideas and Miss Waterman kindly agreed to paint our faces with Australian themed designs for a small donation to the charity. There were also key stage penalty shoot-outs at lunchtime, won by William and Lucas, and a delicious cake sale at the end of the day.

Thank you to all of the parents and carers who came to enjoy our celebration assembly in the afternoon and to those who made and bought cakes for our sale. We raised an amazing £170.30 for charity!