Top Table Friday 15th March 2019

As part of our drive to improve lunchtimes, we have introduced a 'Top Table' to celebrate 8 children who have been well behaved in the hall all week. These are our first awardees. They  came in first for lunch and then sat at the special top table to eat their lunch from new plates.
 
top table 1
 
 
top table 2
 
 

Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 14 March 2109

14 March

Hi there Well, if it was World Book Day last Thursday, today must have been New Book Day, because most of Year 3 seemed to have a nice new book to read! First up was Pyramid Panic, and Frank the hamster and his owner Jacob were struggling and wriggling with bandages wrapped all round them! Next was Courtney, and the family went to a dog's home to look for a dog that no-one wanted. The children thought that Courtney was lovely, but their parents weren't so sure ... After that, it was Noah's Ark Adventure, and it was too wet to play outside so the children went to Biff's room to play, and the magic key began to glow ... Little Mermaid's Deep Sea Rescue was next, and oh no! Jasmine the mermaid got her tail caught in a net. Then it was time for My Brother's Famous Bottom Gets Pinched, where David Dumper's Bumper Dumper Tour Bus was on the road. Next was While Angels Watch - a rhyming book full of all the things that angels help birds to do, like how to build nests and sing. The Copper Tree was next, and the children at school sent Miss Evans, their teacher, a Get Well Soon card when she was poorly. Last today was Patrick, who went to town to buy a violin from Mr Onions, who sold all sorts of things that no-one wanted any more. I'm not in school next week because it's my birthday. I'm going to be 8! Wow! Sooo old! Keep reading. See you soon. Licky lick love Murphy

World Book Day

Well What a day!

Harry Potter came to visit...as did Thing 1. Numerous Mary Poppins flew in and Gangsta Granny tried to steal from us. It was a fabulous day with so many children dressing up as different book characters.

 Even Murphy Dog took part!

The children shared stories and watched a live streaming on the internet. It was a wonderful day full of lots of reading!

WBD website 1

WBD website 2

Assembly

Today Rev. Graham from St Anne's Church came in to talk to the children about Lent. Miss Ingram and Grace  had a pancake tossing competition....Grace won! He talked to the children about why we eat pancakes and how giving up something during Lent helps us to remember how Jesus suffered during his time in the Wilderness.

 

lent website

Murphy Our Reading Dog's Blog 28 February 2019

Last Thursday afternoon, I had the privilege of witnessing a group of Year 5 & 6 boys come together as a team and produce some of the most exciting and determined football I have ever seen in all my time at Calmore.
 
With parents in attendance, the eight boys put on a show of determination, teamwork, energy and skill to win two of their three matches. It was a joy to watch. The football was slick and quick moving with fantastic interplay between all the players. At the back, Michael and Liam set out a resolute defensive wall that helped keep two clean sheets; Michael reading the play brilliantly and Liam even making sliding tackles to keep the opposition out. In goal, Alex proved to be almost unbeatable, diving full length to deny 4 of 5 otherwise certain goals but topped it off with his one handed penalty save that deflected the ball onto the bar and away to safety. In midfield, George, Olly and Jake displayed a range of passing that regularly dissected the other teams and led to two sublime goals - the match winning volley in game 3 that Olly scored after some clever flicks inside the box courtesy of George's quick thinking was out of this world! Up front, Jayden R led the line brilliantly and his understanding of the game and how to get into dangerous positions grew in each match and nearly culminated in a fine goal at the end. Throughout all this though, the team were led superbly by Jeyden S. Given the responsibility of organising and encouraging the team throughout, he spoke to the team before, during and after each match in order to sort positions and roles. While his football was commanding, his leadership throughout was the best performance I have seen in my time working with all footballers at Calmore. Amazing!
 
I was very happy that the boys won two games, but the manner in which they achieved these was far more pleasing. Life skills that can take them far...
 
Murphy March 19