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Year 6 Residential
Overstrand Hall, near Cromer, Norfolk was the destination for year 6 when they left school on Wednesday morning. They enjoyed an action-packed two days, participating in activities such as laser tag, caving, abseiling and Jacob's Ladder. Everyone had a wonderful time, demonstrating super teamwork in the challenges and overcoming their fears.
All the Fun of the Fair
Year 2 are studying local traditions in their history work this term. They visited Boston's annual May Fair to experience this local event, which dates back centuries to when merchants traded sheep, silks and spices. The children were allowed to choose what to spend their budget on - some super maths skills were used and lots of fun was had by all.
Summer Term Rockstars!
In our first assembly of the summer term, times tables certificates were distributed to the following pupils who have been working hard on the TTRockstars maths programme:
JA (y1) most points KS1
GA (y3) most points LKS2
GM (y5) most points UKS2
AL (y4) fastest answering speed.
CA, NA, SF, AL and GM are now recognised as Rock Stars! Great work everyone. Keep rocking!
Year 4 - historical walking tour of Boston
During the final week of term, year 4 found out about the history of our local area with historian and author, Mrs Keightley. The rain fell continuously throughout the trip, but year 4 didn't let this dampen their spirit. they remained focused and asked some super questions to find out more about the town.
Easter Egg Hunt
Art in the Sunshine
Year 4 enjoyed their art lesson in the beautiful March sunshine this week. They sketched flowers, then used watercolours to add subtle colour to their line drawings.
Cross Country in the Rain!
Comic Relief Day
This year, Comic Relief asked children to come to school dressed as a superhero. As you will see from the photo, the staff came dressed as themselves! We raised £107.48 for this worthy charity. Well done everyone!
Three of our year 6 girls have been chosen for the Lincolnshire u11 county performance squad. We are very proud of their ability and wish them every success in their forthcoming matches.
Boxes of Hope
World Book Day
Every child participated in World Book Day by dressing up as a character from a book. During the day, every class carried out an activity related to A.A. Mine’s lovable character, Winnie The Pooh. As an homage to Pooh and his friends, children were asked to bake a cake or cookies, decorated in a Winnie the Pooh theme. These were judged during the afternoon, then devoured by hungry pupils and their parents when they attended our book fair. Years 5 and 6 did a sterling job of cake serving and book selling, aided by our PTA who served refreshments. A great afternoon was had by all. We look forward to celebrating this special day in our calendar again next year.
Year 6 can be very persuasive!
As part of their work on the Romans, year 6 discussed whether it was fair that animals were used to provide entertainment at the Colosseum. The children wrote their own personal statements, using emotive and persuasive language. They took their work onto the playground and stood on lines to indicate how they felt about the original statement. Then as each person read out their view, the children were allowed to change their mind about their levels of agreement by moving from line to line. More photos available here.
We are committed to ongoing professional development for our staff as our children deserve only the very best opportunities. This week, as part of our staff meeting, our pre-school staff arranged training on early phonics. In the same way that our teaching is very practical, so was the staff training. You can read more about what happened here.
Mrs Hodgson led today's back to school assembly and explained an exciting new project which will involve the whole school. The children will bring home further information shortly and details will be placed on the Weekly Round Up.
Les Deux Alpes
Quick thinking and a real desire for the ski trip to go ahead resulted in our ski trip booking for Italy being changed at the last minute when new Italian Covid restrictions were put in place. On Sunday 30th January, sixteen pupils flew from Luton Airport to Lyon for a week's ski trip in the French Alps. Every child received four hours of expert tuition each day, resulting in them making rapid progress. Our beginner group confidently skied some technically demanding blue slopes by the end of the week, with the advanced group navigating red and black runs as well as learning how to jump and do bordercross (an Olympic event).
Our pupils were able to practise their conversational French language skills and learn more about the French way of life. The children enjoyed shopping and purchasing their own lunch. During their stay, daily diaries were completed, encouraging individuals to carry out self reflection and identify what they need to work on with their instructors the following day.
More photos can be found on our Facebook page.
Happy Chinese New Year
We are a little late in celebrating this year, due to our recent ski trip to France. Thanks to Mr Peng at the Zhu Guang Chinese Restaurant all of the children and staff enjoyed a Chinese meal. Mr Peng supplied chopsticks and fortune cookies too. The children who were at the farm also enjoyed a Chinese takeaway, ensuring that they did not miss out!
More photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.
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.
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!