Our Year 2020-21:
This week we were able to welcome learners to our new Library. It has been refurbished from top to bottom and stocked with new books which have been chosen by our pupils to ensure they are inviting. The new ceiling, installed by our friends at Laser Electrical Services Limited is a big hit! We had hoped to complete our refurbishment last year but Coronavirus had a significant impact on our fundraising which we rely on to make projects like this possible. But it was worth the wait! We would like to say a huge thank you to all the charities and organisations that made this possible, including Chelmsford Round Table, Persimmon Homes, Hawthorne Charitable Foundation and Fowler Smith and Jones Trust. Also thanks to Elaine Adams who fundraised for us and everyone who donated to our Christmas JustGiving page last year. Finally the Anchorage Association and Mr Hattam who was a key part in making this happen. This space will be enjoyed by all our learners now and for many years to come
Library Grand Opening
In Science, Hadfield class looked at habitats. They are studying the life cycle of a frog and where they live and how they adapt to their environment. The pupils found lots of tadpoles in the pond and used nets to find other creatures, including newts and water boatmen, etc. They were really engaged and enthusiastic about this lesson and enjoyed being outside.
We are very pleased that the iTRI team received their medals this week and here they are showing them off. Well done again to the team for raising £537.22 for Barnardos and thank you to all those who supported them.
On the last day of Spring Term we had a belated celebration of World Book Day. Most of our pupils were back in school and we encouraged them to come dressed as their favourite book, movie or television characters. They didn't disappoint and lots of fun was had including a virtual performance by Image Theatre who put on a showing of Ice Queen - The Musical.
World Book Day 2021
Pupils in Primary classes were treated to a visit by a very important guest. The Easter Bunny arrived with easter eggs for them all.
In KS3/4 Horticulture lessons, the pupils have been harvesting potatoes which were planted before lockdown. They cooked them on the new firepit which was made using bricks that had been generously donated. Everyone then taste tested the potatoes, which most of the pupils gave a thumbs up to.
The main school building and senior block have had new windows and panels installed over the last few weeks. It has been a total transformation both inside and outside.. All windows open for extra ventilation which is needed at the moment. Going forward into the winter months they will make the school more energy efficient by cutting down on heating bills and also giving extra security. We are very happy with the results and thank Keys Trust for their support with this project.
We were delighted to return to school in September following a lengthy lockdown followed by the summer break. The children have adapted really well to all the changes. We have one way systems in place, more handwashing and hand sanitising. The classes all work, play and eat in their bubbles in order to keep everyone safe. Some of the classes have been bubble painting in order to make art to show their understanding of the changes we have made at this time.
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