Exciting Times Ahead.....
On Monday, January 23rd, 2017 the workmen from Steele and Bray arrived on site to begin our school expansion project. It has been an exciting couple of days as the old mobile classroom has been demolished. The children have watched the drama of the demolision unfold through the fence. The year 6s were very sad to watch their "year 6 step" disappear but we have promised to replace it with something bigger and better!!
Building Site Safety Assembly
On Tuesday January 31st, our site manager, Tim, led a very interesting assembly. He told us how to stay safe throughout the building project. He also told us how the workmen stay safe and you can see from the pictures below that Raul made a very good model to show us how they do this!
Our new playground is already looking wonderful. It is even bigger than we imagined and we can't wait to get out there! Hopefully, it will be finished during half term. We may need to wait a little while for the markings as the air temperature needs to be a bit warmer but we can still use the MUGA while we wait. The diggers have caused much excitement, especially in Reception! Here are a few pictures.
On Monday March 6th, we were able to use the new playground. This caused great excitement! The children have been so sensible with limited playground space since the new build started, it was lovely to see them enjoying the spacious new MUGA.
The New Teaching Block
Digging for the new teaching block began on Tuesday March 7th. The sun shone and here was so much progress made in one day!
There are breeze blocks and cement and the building is starting to take shape........
FOOPs event - collect 2ps for the new build.
The children generously donated their 2ps and on Thursday March 30th, each class placed theirs in long lines on the new playground. There were 10,470 2ps collected altogether, making a grand total of £218.53 which is fantastic! Class 3 raised the largest amount with £74.86 so they got to choose how the money will be spent. They had some great ideas including some quiet, shaded areas and some flower beds around the MUGA. Grace suggested that each year 6 class should plant a shrub when they leave which will flower every year. This would be marked by a small plaque and we all thought that was a great idea.
An Exciting Visitor
We have had a very exciting day today as there was a huge crane in our old playground! Year 5 and 6 watched in amazement as a big concrete set of stairs swung through the air and was lowered into the new building. The floor for the second storey is now in place and we are looking forward to watching the building continue to grow.
Balfour Beatty road safety and construction site safety presentation
On Wednesday the 10th of May, Balfour Beatty (who are currently working locally on the A43 Moulton Bypass project) in partnership with NCC police community liaison from the Safer Roads team, talked to both Reception and KS1 and then KS2 about road safety and construction site safety. We also had a special visitor, their mascot ‘Ivor Goodsite’. https://www.ivorgoodsite.org.uk/