We had another successful fair on Thursday 5th July. The children in Years 5 and 6 did a great job of planning, preparing and manning their stalls. Close to £2000 was raised for the school.
The Year 6 Prom was a huge success yet again this year. The children had a fantastic time and behaved impeccably, though we're not sure about their dance moves.
Thanks must go to Hatfields for generously supplying us with a lovely new red carpet, to the Tarbet family for loaning us their magnificent light-up letters, and to the Friends for arranging and funding the DJ and food.
The upper school sports' day was a great success this week and all the children supported each other brilliantly. Jupiter were the overall winners.
As part of their World War 2 topic, Year 6 were asked to create one of the following: an Anderson shelter, a Victory garden, a tank, a spitfire or a gas mask. The children showed great creativity, imagination and skill as you can see from the photos below.
Last Monday the Year 5 and 6 athletics team took part in the Colchester athletics competition at the Garrison track. The children were brilliant all day showing true Prettygate spirit supporting each other throughout. The team came 4th overall with gold medals for Croyde, Razvan, Erin, Sam, Henry and Jamie.
On Thursday 14th June, Year 6 visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford. We learnt about the many vehicles and planes that were used as well as having talks by the Airborne Assault museum and one of the guides, John, who was an evacuee in the war. The children all behaved superbly and represented the school well. A big thank-you goes out to all the parents that kindly assisted us on the trip.
This week, our new PlayPod was officially unveiled to the children and they have been making great use of it during their lunchtimes. Mrs Tingle spoke at the grand opening about our certainty that the installation of the PlayPod will encourage more active lunchtimes. She added that we expect the PlayPod will help to develop children's imagination as well as their ability to play with others and manage risk. The grand opening was attended by a lucky group of 32 children, members of Cambridge City Council's Children and Young People's Participation Service and some of our school governors.
You may have heard from your child that we now have a large shipping container on our back playground. Well yesterday, the doors were opened up for the first time and the children got to see what was enclosed!
We have invested in a scheme called Scrapstore PlayPod. This is a container full of scrap or loose parts that have been made safe for children to play with – one person’s junk is another one’s treasure after all!
On Monday the 23rd of April, Year 6 enjoyed a day in London. We visited the Tate Modern gallery and the Houses of Parliament.
In the Tate Modern there were many weird and wonderful works of art, some by artists we knew and others more obscure!
In the Houses of Parliament we were taken of a tour of the building where we were able to sit in on debates in the House of Commons and House of Lords. We also took part in a workshop and put questions to our local MP Will Quince.