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Reflection Area Blessing 23rd May 2019|
Miss Farrington introduced a lovely short service to bless the school's new Reflection Area which was designed by our Worship Group and constructed during the Easter break. Children, staff, parents and visitors attended on a sunny afternoon outside. Children read readings and poems and the choir sang Kumbaya My Lord with some beautiful harmonies. Father David led prayers and a blessing of the area and our wonderful Bible Big Frieze pictures which have been painted by Mrs Craven. The pictures will be on display in the Hall shortly. We also said goodbye and thank you to Father David and his family as they move to pastures new in Preston.
The Friends of Rufford School opened a pop-up shop so the children could buy
surprise Mothering Sunday gifts.
African Cultural Enhancement Day|
Today the children took part in a whole school Africa Day. Each class rotated around the school and participated in different activities including African drumming and African dancing. The children listened to an African story and made African jewellery. They looked at the geography of Africa and tasted a variety of fruit including bananas, pineapples, mangoes, grapefruit, avocado and watermelon. Many thanks to Mrs Newsham and Mrs Coogan for organising the day, Mrs Luscombe for arranging the African drumming and the rest of the staff for making the day possible and such a roaring success!
African Folk Tales|
African Food Tasting|
New books for our school library|
We have been very fortunate to receive a grant for almost £400 from 'Speaking Volumes' a charity which supports Christian teaching and allows resources to support the Christian faith to be purchased for schools, libraries and community groups.
We are delighted to have received our selected books which will be available for the children to borrow from our school library.
Father David helped us present them in worship time.
Maths Enhancement Day|
On Tuesday 22nd January 2019 we had our maths enhancement day. The overarching theme was 'maths through stories' and each class participated in a variety of maths activities based upon a text:
Oak - One is a snail, ten is a crab
Willow - The Great Pet Sale
Ash - What time is it Mr Wolf?
Maple - The Maths Curse
Elm - Spaghetti and Meatballs for All
Rowan - 365 Penguins
At the end of the day the children came together to share their activities.
Christmas Activity Day|
On Monday 17th December the children enjoyed participating in our annual Christmas Activity Day where they made Christmas hats, played Christmas party games, had hot chocolate, listened to a Christmas story, made Christmas gift tags, played board games and partcipated in a Christmas quiz. It was a day enjoyed by all.
On Thursday 13th December the children enjoyed their annual Christmas Lunch. Many thanks to Mrs Blundell and her team. It was delicious!
This week the children in Oak, Willow and Ash Class have been busy performing their nativity, 'A Midwife Crisis.' Well done to all the children involved.
On Friday 9th November pupils from Years 5 and 6 led a very special outdoor act of worship around our playground cross. The service gave us all the opportunity to think about the sacrifices made by all those who served or continue to serve their country in the armed forces.
Family, friends and members of the village community were invited to join this very moving and memorable occasion and we were overwhelmed by the numbers of people who took the time to come along.
The images shown include the poppy decorated playgound cross, our 'Tommy' figure overlooking the school memorial garden, the small exhibition in the school hall and the service itself.
We would like to thank all those who contributed to the exhibition or helped in any way to ensure that our commemoration was such a fitting tribute.
National Poetry Day|
On Thursday 4th October we all celebrated National Poetry Day. We all had a great time!
Fun in the snow!|
Beth Tweddle visited our school|
It's Science Week!|
Here is a small selection of photographs of our work, visit our class pages for more pictures....
We have been very fortunante to hatch 8 chicks in an incubator in Oak Class.
The chicks hatched on Thursday 15th June and we were able to watch 5 of them hatch during the day.
They are Nova Brown chickens and will be excellent egg layers.
The 2 female chicks are brown and the 8 male chicks are yellow.
24 hours after hatching they went into the brooder box under a warm light. They have grown rapidly over the week and have been well looked after with fresh food, water and a clean home twice a day.
The chicks have now gone to be re-homed by the company who provided them and more information can be found on their website www.eggsploring.com
We have placed a camera in a nest box in the school grounds.
To our delight we found that a Bluetit has made her nest in it, and laid seven eggs.
The eggs have now hatched and the chicks are growing well.
We have some film of the mother Bluetit feeding her chicks.
The whole of Key Stage 2 visited Eureka , the National Children's Museum, Halifax, on Tuesday,21st March 2017 in connection with our Earth and Space Science topic for this term.
Everyone enjoyed the hands-on experiences in which the museum specialises and agreed it was an exciting place to visit.
The Big Read|
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The children took part in ‘The Big Read’ to celebrate World Book Day. Thank you to everyone who supported us by allowing the children to bring their favourite book to school.