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June Blog

Tuesday 05th July 2016

We hope you had an excellent half term break as we have an action packed last few weeks before we break up for summer!

What we did last month

Picnic lunch

 In celebration of HRH Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday we held a shared picnic (in addition to normal lunch) on the afternoon of Friday 10th June on the school field. Children came dressed in patriotic red, white and blue and we even had a few Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses, paying £1 which raised funds for our school charity.  There were prizes for the best costume! Everyone participated in great activities following the shared picnic, with much fun had by all.

School Trips

The 8th and 9th June was the nursery summer trip to Odds Farm near High Wycombe. 

The nursery children had an excellent time at the farm, they thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to feed the animals and ride the tractor. The trip this year was slightly earlier than usual and this meant there were more baby animals to see. The young ones loved seeing the lambs being fed as well as meeting the foal and the piglets. The children had a very active day making sure they saw as much as possible on their trip. Some of the groups even managed to squeeze in a quick stop at the ‘Bunny Time’ station and others watched the cow being milked. Everyone had time to play in the play park in the sunshine as well as some other outdoor adventures.
The reception trip to Bucklebury Farm is fast approaching, we wish them good luck with the weather and as much fun as we had at Odds Farm.

On the 29th June, the year one children went on their trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park. The journey was long but the children had a fabulous time when they arrived. The groups went on a tour of the park by train, went through the lemur walk and loved seeing the wonderful range of animals. The whole trip was made even more successful by the lovely warm weather we had which held out right until the end of the day when the children were reboarding the coaches for home.

Since they have been back, the children have been talking non-stop about how much they enjoyed their trip.

On the 30th of June, the year two children went on their trip to Whipsnade Wildlife Park. The children all had a brilliant time and enjoyed the sunny weather while they were there. They children were brilliantly behaved and were a credit to the school and their parents.

Following their trip, the children have written some excellent recounts of their day.

Year 4 had a fabulous day out at LEGOLAND a few weeks ago as well as a well-earned reward for all their hard work this year. Despite the terrible forecasts, the majority of the rain came down at Lynch Hill rather than on us, allowing us to make the most of our day and fully explore the park. Everyone had a great time, going on virtually all of the rides, once if not twice, as it was so quiet!

We are now looking forward to Prize Day and the opportunity to celebrate even more of achievements

Monday the 27th June was a fabulous day for the Y5 children. A short coach-trip to Bracknell and the opportunity to spend the day skiing, ice-skating and sno-tubing. For many, it was their first experience of these activities and the staff were so incredibly impressed with the determination and resilience shown throughout the day. Overall, the pupils probably enjoyed the sno-tubing the most, although ice-skating came a close second. They seemed to enjoy the fact that Mrs Tomlinson spent the entire day on the ice and more significantly, that she could actually skate! One child commented: “Mrs Tomlinson, you are very good at ice- skating for an older lady!” Not sure it was the compliment our Head of School was looking for!

The Y6 pupils had a fabulous day at Chessington World of Adventures on the 15th June. Whilst the weather wasn’t really on our side that day, none of the pupils were bothered by the rain showers because it meant that the park was very quiet and queues were minimal. Many of the pupils and staff overcame fears and became thrill-seekers, as they tackled the fast and furious rides. Dragon’s Fury and the Vampire ride were popular choices but the children also loved the Bubble-works and the Zufari (in all honesty, these two were definitely Mr Foster’s favourites!)

Behaviour was excellent and it was lovely to see the children having such fun.

Arts Festival

The arts festival was last week and our theme this year was British values. Each year group planned their own interpretation of this and produced art work, a dance, a musical interpretation and a drama performance. The children had considerable input into this year’s festival, helping to choreograph dance routines and the older children producing the lyrics and music for their musical performance. The standard, as always, was extremely high and it was lovely to see so many parents coming to watch the shows. Feedback from parents was wonderfully positive, with many commenting that the theme this year allowed for thought provoking work to be showcased.

Fundraiser at LHSPA – Friday 8th July, 1.30pm

Lynch Hill School together with Bluebird Care are holding a fundraising day in support of one of our Year 6 pupils, Charlie Druce. 

Charlie was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year and has undergone significant treatment both here and, more recently, in the USA where he received proton beam therapy.  We are pleased to say that Charlie is now back in school.

On Friday 8th July we will be holding a fantastic Summer Fayre, with various exciting stalls and fun activities.  All proceeds from the day will go to the three charities that have supported Charlie and his family: CLIC Sargent, Kids ‘n’ Cancer and the Cancer Recovery Foundation UK.

We would be very grateful if your company would be able to provide any help at all.  We would particularly like some prizes for our raffle or maybe smaller items for prizes for some of the games and activities (for example sweets or items for a tombola).

If you are able to help in any way, please contact the PA to the Principal, Michele Cawte, by phone or e-mail (m.cawte@lhspa.org.uk).

Please note on this day, school finishes at 1.30pm! We look forward to seeing you there.

Prize Days

At the end of the school year, we like to dress up and celebrate the wonderful things that have been achieved by our pupils throughout the year.  We feel it is really important to recognise the children’s individual and collective achievements, and so have a number of Prize Days, celebrating each school year.

Please be reminded that the Prize Day dates are:

Tuesday 12th July – Year 2, starting at 9.30am

Wednesday 13th July – Year 6, starting at 11am

Thursday 14th July – Reception, starting at 9.30am

Tickets are available from the school office. There is one ticket per family - all tickets will be named. Any spare tickets will be available on the morning of the Prize Day. Please be reminded that no babies or young children are able to attend.

Year 6 Production

The Year 6 Production this year will be held on the evening of July 11th. Guest tickets sold out very quickly and we are looking forward to seeing the pupils shine on the night. Due to the school hall size restrictions we obviously had to limit the guest tickets to one per family. If there are any left they will be made available to pupils via Mrs Das closer to the date on a first come, first serve basis.

Don’t forget -

SCHOOL FINISHES ON 15TH JULY AT 1.30pm

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