Summer Term 2

An Amazing Fete!

Our FRIENDS led by Katie O’Donnell organised a fantastic fete on Saturday and everyone
present had a great time. Our Year 6s excelled running their Great British Bake-Off stalls
and Beat the Goalie and our Year 5s were super running the annual sweet stall. 

The Scout group kindly fed us on burgers – as well as trying to drench us in the stocks – and
various parents provided food from around the globe to keep up our energy – a special mention goes to our parents running the ‘CaribAf’ stall: Alison, Diane, Becky, Jackie and Ethel. 

Our church ladies kept us fuelled with tea and cakes too whilst staff and parents ran a variety
of stalls to entertain everyone. The rain kept away enough to ensure it was a very successful
day. Thank you to everyone who helped and everyone who attended.

The day raised £3103.03 for school funds which will be used to enhance the playground for
the children.

80th Birthday Concert

A huge congratulations to our Year 5 children and the Junior Singers who entertained us in
such a professional manner last night at our 80th Birthday Charity Concert. It was lovely seeing so many ex members of staff and school supporters, who joined our staff for drinks and
nibbles before- hand and who were very complimentary about our school and our children.

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Year 6 Pull It Off

Well done to our Year 6 children for their entertaining musical production of " Mystery at
Magpie Manor" which they performed on Tuesday evening to a packed hall of parents, relatives and friends. The musical gave an opportunity for everyone to act and sing as well as for some of them to show off their dancing skills. The story was set at the time of Queen
Elizabeth II's birth in the twenties and the plot took us both upstairs with the wealthy and
downstairs with the servants. The children obviously enjoyed themselves and I know their
audience did too. Thank you to Miss Nicolaou and Mrs Asghar for their work with the children.

Open Evening

Once again we opened our doors to parents and families so that you could all see the wonderful range of learning that has taken place over the year. Staff always take pride in displaying your children’s work, reminding them of their progress and achievements over the year. There were lovely, colourful displays around the school and many compliments made.

There was also an opportunity to see our pint-sized “choir” of Year 1 children, who performed
“Hey Jude” confidently and filled us with nostalgia. The children learned this as part of their
focus decade of music – the 1960s.

Our talented gymnastics team entertained us amazingly with their specially composed floor
display. These children had represented us at the London Games and from their performance
you could easily see why they were chosen.

Our evening ended with Year 3 demonstrating their country dances which they had learned for
the folk festival at Forty Hall. Their enjoyment was evident.

Thank you to Miss Lau for organising Year 1 so well, Mrs Bacon for her tireless work with the
gymnastics team and Mrs Felgate for leading the country dancing.

I hope those of you who came had a good evening too.

Sports Day

On Wednesday 13th July, every single child from Freezywater St George’s went to Aylands
School and took part in our annual Sports Day to celebrate all of the hard work that has been
put in throughout the year in Physical Education activities.

In the morning, it was the turn of Reception, Year One, year Two and Year Three. In glorious
sunshine following the previous day’s downpour, everyone joined in fantastically with all of the
activities in the Round Robin part of the morning – all scoring valuable points for their
respective houses. We then moved on to the individual races, where every single child again
had the opportunity to represent their house. There were many close run races and the results
of the morning Sports Day will be revealed soon.

After lunch, with clouds descending, it was time to get the upper school sports day under way.
As rain was on the way, we decided to run the individual races first, ensuring that every child
in years 4, 5 and 6 could represent their house. This was again a great success and the races
were very tightly contested with relay races often providing nail-biting photo finishes! The
children were then extremely mature in helping to organise the Round Robin events, which gave
all children some fun and enjoyment participating and gaining points for their houses.

Many thanks to all staff and governors who helped the day run smoothly. Also, many thanks to Aylands School who have supported us with our sporting events all year. We were delighted to present them with a Hockey Set for their children to enjoy.

I would also like to say a big thank you to Mr Hitchens for organising the logistics of the day
and to Steve Grenfell and Mr Cunningham in particular for their assistance throughout the day.
Thanks also to all the staff for helping the day to run smoothly and to the FRIENDS for
supplying lollies and treats at the end of the day. The weather was kind to us – but I think we
all deserved that!