Some children in KS2 performed individually at the Music Platform Concert in May. It was lovely to see their progress and hard work.
Raglan has a windband this year and they had their first performance at a Music Festival with other schools today. They did amazingly well and the event was a great opportunity to showcase their hard work. We will be seeing them again in the Music Concerts next term.
World Book Day
We had a great day celebrating books and World Book Day! As well as having a non-uniform day the children took part in WBD activities and did some shared reading with older/younger children. They also puzzled over a special edition of The Masked Reader created by the staff. Every child went home with a book thanks to hundreds of donations. We enjoyed a Royal Celebration Assembly with the appearance of HM The King. I'll let you work out who that was!
Snow Day Fun!
An unexpected downfall of snow brought some challenges but the children had a fun time in the snow. A big thank you to all the staff for turning in under challenging circumstances.
Whoops-A-Daisy Angel by R2/R4
Whoops-A-Daisy Angel by R1/R3
Song & Sign by Year 1
I'm Gonna Shine by Year 2
Winter Concert - Afternoon Performance
Winter Concert - Evening Performance
Tune In Project
Lights, Camel, Action by Year 4
Year 6 started their final year in primary with a long weekend to PGL in Suffolk. The action-packed weekend kept them busy with climbing, abseiling, raft building, zip wire, Jacob's Ladder and the infamous Giant Swing.
The children (and staff) were very tired by the end of it, but a good time was had.
Year 6 did an amazing performance of The Lion King which was a version designed for primary schools but has all the familiar songs from the Disney classic.
The children all made an animal mask as part of their preparations for the performance. We also had an artist come and make the large elephant and giraffe puppets that were part of the show.
PGL returned to the calendar although in Summer rather than our usual September visit. They had 3 days and 3 nights at the centre in Suffolk which is situated in the amazing grounds of Bawdsey Manor on the coast. There were a range of activities including climbing, abseiling, buggy building, archery, rifle shooting, orienteering, a coastal walk (and dip in the sea) and the infamous Giant Swing. The children were amazing throughout the long weekend and our thanks go to the staff volunteers who made it possible. The next visit to PGL is in September for the new Year 6.
See the thrills and spills of the Year 6 PGL visit to Bawdsey Manor
Year 4 had their first residential at Cuffley Camp in Hertfordshire this term and was enjoyed very much. This was a two-day, one-night stay at the camping site and included a range of outdoor activities. The children had opportunities to climb, build buggies, solve problems and have a campfire. For many, it was the first experience away in a big group without family but will help them prepare for future adventures such as the longer residential in Year 6.