A huge and heartfelt thank you for the generosity and support shown today. Our wonderful volunteers are already organising all your donations in preparation for the Christmas Fair on Friday. Thank you!
With Environment being a core value at our school it was great for our ‘Green Team’ to spend time preparing, cooking and baking pumpkins grown on our own school allotment.
The children were enthusiastic and enjoyed learning how to prepare the pumpkin as well as seeing all the seeds inside. Under the watchful eyes of our wonderful ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ Team – Mrs Spice and Mrs Tyrrell – the children followed a recipe to make pumpkin soup. They were all able to taste their soup which they thoroughly enjoyed.
The team then went on to use some of the pumpkins to make pumpkin pie. This included making shortcrust pastry and then combining ingredients to make a filling. When the pumpkin pies had baked in the oven the children were once again able to taste what they had made. It is fantastic for our pupils to plant seeds, to watch them grow and to then enjoy harvesting and making with our own produce. They were then able to take home copies of the recipes they had prepared and tasted.
England vs. Brazil at Wembley
A group of fifteen children visited Wembley Stadium to watch England take on Brazil in an international friendly match last Tuesday. For many, it was their first ever visit to the national stadium, and what an occasion it was, with over 85,000 other people also in attendance. The Brazilian fans were in good voice and their samba-style drumming throughout added to the great atmosphere created by the predominantly England-supporting crowd, who waved flags and sang their familiar chants. Some of the best players in the world were on the field of play and it was a real privilege to see such wonderful talent as Phillipe Coutinho, Gabriel Jesus, Dani Alves, Marcelo, Casimero, Marcus Rashford, Kyle Walker and Eric Dier up close and personal from our second row seats in the top tier. What a view! And a special opportunity it was indeed to witness the most expensive player on the planet in Neymar Jr. whose sublime touch and exquisite vision and passing was on display throughout the ninety minutes. The 0-0 score line did not reflect the excitement of the match, and although England were under strength and the Brazilians probably not at their free-flowing flamboyant very best, the football was entertaining and the whole experience was one to remember. Our children can be very proud of the way they represented Tirlebrook throughout the visit and they were all rewarded with a nice snooze on the minibus on the way home.
Our House Captains have been busy selling poppies and other related memorabilia around school. Thank you to everyone who has lent their support to this annual appeal. The House Captains have done a fantastic job and it has been great to see so many of our school community making donations and wearing their poppies in the lead up to Remembrance Day.
It was lovely today to see those children who are involved in local community groups including Guides, Beavers, Rainbows, Boys Brigade, Girls Brigade, Brownies etc. wearing their community group uniforms to school on Friday.
We took time as a school today to remember and observe a minute's silence together. Our best wishes to everyone marching in Remembrance Day parades this weekend.
Autumn term is already gaining momentum as we become immersed in our new topics and the enthusiasm and positive attitudes of the whole Tirlebrook Team have meant another great start for us all.
This term’s topics are:
« Little Oaks Nursery Class & Reception – Oak Tree Class – ‘Shine!’
« Year 1 – Cherry Tree Class – ‘We are GREAT Britain!’
« Year 2 – Willow Tree Class – ‘Wombat Goes Walkabout!’
« Year 3 – Maple Tree Class – ‘On a Mission’
« Year 4 – Silver Birch Tree Class – ‘Boom!’
« Year 5 – Rowan Tree Class – ‘To Infinity & Beyond’
« Year 6 – Elder Tree Class – ‘Into the Light’
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