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Five out of Five!
A very successful afternoon for our football team at St Hugh’s. Our players from years 4-6 played five ten minute games against Wellow, Highfields, Grantham Prep, St Hugh’s and Greenwich House. Although they were friendly matches (without official scores), we won each one! Thank you to our hosts St. Hugh's School - Woodhall Spa for organising a great event. View the album here.
Nine Lessons and Carols
Naming our Minibuses
We recently ran a competition asking the children to name our two minibuses. There were lots of super suggestions, but MH (y4) chose the winning names of Guinevere and Galahad. As you can see MH is very pleased to see his name on the front of bus 1
Highfields Cross Country
Boston Christmas Market
Our wonderful PTA raised an amazing £435 by holding a tombola stall on Boston's Christmas Market yesterday (25th November). Thank you to everyone who helped to raise this super amount.
Children in Need
On Friday 19th November, a non uniform day resulted in an amazing amount of money being donated to this worthwhile charity.
At 11 o'clock on the 11th November, the whole school stood in silence for two minutes to remember those who gave their tomorrow for our today. The full story can be read here.
On 11th November, our football team, comprising children from years 4-6 participated in a tournament at the Boston United Community Stadium against nine other local primary schools in the Lincolnshire Sports Partnership Small Schools football competition. The team were treated to a tour of the new stadium and given an insight into the life of a professional footballer. Against fierce competition from the other schools, the St George's team showed resilience, teamwork and fighting spirit, resulting in them winning their group and reaching the finals. At full time, the score stood at 1-1; unfortunately the golden goal was scored by the opposing team. St George's therefore achieved a very credible second place. Congratulations to Sutterton/Swineshead School - the eventual winners. View more photos of the event here.
Our Harvest Festival took place on 15th October. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of our families, with fresh vegetables, packets and jars donated. After the service, goods were delivered to Centrepoint - a local facility which provides support and meals for the homeless.
Every year group performed something different - poems, songs, historical facts about farming, an interview with a farmer, but maybe most memorable was year 6's harvest rap!
For more photos of this special occasion, please visit:our Facebook page - Harvest Festival
The video of our Harvest Festival is now available on YouTube!
On 11th October, children from Pre-School to year 6 gathered on the lawn in anticipation of our annual Conker Championships. Last year, due to Covid, this calendar favourite could not take place, but this year it was great to see so many parents in attendance, keen and eager to participate. Children played against adults and others from different year groups and fun was had by all.
For more photos, please visit: our Facebook page: Bonkers About Conkers.
On Tuesday 22nd July, all pupils (including our Little Dragons) participated in Sports Day. This was the first time in two years that our parents had been able to watch their children compete. With strict social distancing in the stands and other Covid measures in place, the parents enjoyed an afternoon of fun-filled, yet nail-biting races. Special mention must go to NP for his sportsmanship in checking that a fellow competitor was OK after a tumble, nearly sacrificing his own win. In the long distance race, some of the children who had already finished ran back to encourage those at the back across the finishing line. Take a look at a selection of photos from the day. The full album can be found on our Facebook page.
Summer Term 2021 sees the launch of Farm School.
The children have known for a while that we were keeping a new project secret. In fact the work started in the Christmas holidays with the renovation of a barn on a working sheep farm. Our families found out via a Facebook live reveal on the final Friday of the Easter holidays when they saw the inside of the barn for the first time
.St George's Preparatory School was founded on the principles of Forest School and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This approach has followed through into Farm School with children now meeting the needs of the animals - feeding, grooming, mucking out. Our animals include pigs, lambs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, Pygmy goats and two ponies. The vast majority of animals have been rescued and the children will help with their care and rehabilitation. text...
St George's Preparatory School was founded on the principles of Forest School and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This approach has followed through into Farm School with children now meeting the needs of the animals - feeding, grooming, mucking out. Our animals include pigs, lambs, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, Pygmy goats and two ponies. The vast majority of animals have been rescued and the children will help with their care and rehabilitation.
Each class will visit the farm (a short distance from school) once a fortnight and will follow the farm through the seasons, for example, watching the sheep being sheared, lambs being born and horses being shod. In time trees and crops will be planted - with the intention of growing food for the animals and for our school kitchen.
During the summer phases 2 and 3 will take place on the farm, leading to more exciting developments. Watch this space or visit our Facebook page for more news.
Meet our two ponies - Reuben and Thunder. They have only just arrived at Willow Farm and are still settling in.
The pigs were the first animals to arrive at the farm. We have 6 boys, the smallest one has been named Chipolata!