Thursday, 21 January 2016

Football Tournament

Some of our older boys took part in an inter-school tournament today. This is Will's account of it:

On the 21/1/16 William.B, Ethan, Harry, Jermaine, James, Paul and Ben played in the 5 a side football tournament at Hartismere High School. They games were played on astroturf. The first game they played was against Fressingfield B and they won three nil. The 2nd  game they played was against Eye. The 3rd game they played was against Wickham Market and the 4th was against  All Saints. The final game was against Sir Robert Hitcham, Debenham. The team came 4th out of 5 schools. It was a very good afternoon for the boys who were proud to represent their school. Well done to them and all the best for any other tournaments to come, we hope they will do well.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Epiphany Code

This strange code has appeared next to the main school entrance and on the door of each classroom.

In assembly, all was explained when children learned about Epiphany and the German custom of Sternsingers when children dress up as the Kings and visit houses collecting money for charity. They chalk this code on the houses the visit.

The numbers represent the year, and the letters stand for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, which means 'May Christ bless this house' in Latin, but are also the initials of the traditional names of the three Kings - Caspar, Balthasar and Melchior. The + are not add signs, but the sign of the cross.

Dora, a member of the Ethos Committee, writing the code on the school entrance

Big Crib

This is our Big Crib which was exhibited in the church over Christmas.

Each class made some of the characters, based on the work of famous artists.

Willow Class (Nursery and Reception) made the angel and baby, in the style of Barbara Hepworth's sculptures:
 Lime Class (Years 1 and 2), made Mary and Joesph, based on the ancient statues on Easter Island:

Sycamore Class (Years 3 and 4) made the Wise Men, in the style of Giocometti:

Chestnut Class (Years 5 & 6) made the Shepherds, based on Antony Gormley's sculptures, wrapping sticky paper around children in the class as models for the body shapes:

The Big Crib was admired by members of the community who attended the Community Carol Service on the Sunday before Christmas.