Well done to all the year 5 and 6 athletes that represented our School on Friday at the Birchwood Sports Hall Athletics. They all tried their best and came 3rd overall on the day. We were very proud of them and their sportsmanship.
Well done to this week’s Hot Choc crew and thanks for the great stories and entertainment!
This week has been the start of a new sport here at Little Hadham. The children in Lime and Willow have had their first session of Boxercise with Mr Edwards. We have already learnt lots of techniques such as how to stand correctly and how to jab, cross and do an upper cut! We know how to be safe during boxercise and we know we are only to use these techniques in our PE sessions.
Next week we will be starting our yoga sessions. Yoga provides pupils with skills to enable them to take time out to consider their choices. It can give them techniques they can use to calm themselves and deal with feelings of uncertainty, stress or Sadness. Yoga lessons also contain a strong element of team work and emphasises the importance of needing other people to achieve shared goals.
Ahhh, one of my favourite times of the week, a time when I get to relax and chat with some very interesting people!
School sure is a quiet place without you children, we are looking forward to welcoming you all back tomorrow, the 7th of January 2020! The staff have been very busy today, they spent the morning being students themselves and this afternoon they were extremely busy preparing exciting lessons for you all. Remember to bring all you need with you; planners, PE kits, water bottles and get to bed early!
Today the whole school ate Christmas lunch together. There were crackers and Christmas songs! The tables were decorated beautifully by Mrs Ogden and some Year 6 children. ALL the staff and governors served us and sat with us – it was very busy but really good fun and what a wonderful atmosphere. A massive thank to our kitchen chefs who made this such a wonderful event- every child had a Christmas dinner, what an achievement!
What a great start to the day. Year 3 and 4 had the chance to show their parents what they have been learning in dance this term. The year 3 dance was based on their topic of life’ Under the Sea’ and the year 4 one was based on the ‘Romans’.
They all did fantastically well and we were really impressed with the sections they choreographed themselves in small groups.
Our whole school today had the amazing opportunity (and a Little Hadham first) of a conference call with our partner school in Greece. Children sat patiently (but very excitedly) while the teachers were persevering, when facing many technical difficulties, but in the end we were all rewarded with a live connection, happy faces and many smiles! Our children sang two songs ( ‘Little drummer boy’ in English and in Greek and the song ‘All around the world’) to the children of the Greek school, who showed how impressed they were with their cheering and clapping!
In return, the children of the Greek school sang a traditional Christmas carol in Greek and ‘We wish you a Merry Christmas’ in English. It was beautiful to see our children joining in this song and singing all together! All children were very happy to see the pupils from our partner school, to sing for a different audience and hear one of their Christmas carols being sung by children in a different country.
This week has been a hive of activity as Willow Class children have grouped into four teams. Along with idea discussion, mapping their thoughts, writing manifestos, creating rosettes, posters, PowerPoints and video messages the children have canvased within the school for support for their party.
Four parties were looking for votes to support, amongst many things, their lunch time activities, school garden projects, charity fund raising, competitions and healthy eating.
Today was Election Day and once all of the children had heard the party speeches they voted for their choice. The quality of debate and campaigning was really high throughout and all pupils involved impressed with their level of knowledge and engagement and helped the children to understand and engage in the political system which is a particularly vital part of preparing them for life beyond education. Congratulations are due to The Little Hadham Heroes Party, who won the election with 35 votes.
The School Council and Captains look forward to working with you to make your promises a reality!
Yes, it’s that time of the year again and the children of Little Hadham enjoyed a fun- filled afternoon at the Rhodes Centre. There was lots of laughter and screaming of ‘Look behind you!’ Two of our children were brought up on stage to add to the entertainment and the winning party from the election we held that morning was announced- wasn’t it amazing that they had these results!