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November 04, 2019

Mrs Fry's November Blog

The start of November shows us that autumn is well underway and we hope that everyone enjoyed a well-earned break.  The chill in the air, the stunning autumnal hues of the trees, the sounds and smells of bonfires and fireworks hang in the air, and it is the time of year when the evenings draw in and the heating is definitely on!  

The children in year 2 mark this time of year by celebrating the end of their Great Fire of London topic with their very own blaze on the school fields.  Their creative talents come to the fore as they craft their very own period homes from 1666 and they recite the key facts from their learning alongside the famous song in the round – ‘London’s Burning’.  It is with mixed feelings that they watch their efforts going up in smoke, demonstrating the events of that fateful night in Pudding Lane. 

As we draw towards the anniversary of Armistice Day we have been busy putting up displays at both Pound Pill and Broadwood with Ivern the Wyvern taking centre stage in his ‘tommy’ helmet, surrounded by replica World War memorabilia.  This year have been particularly overwhelmed by the response of our wonderful pupils to the annual Royal British Legion Poppy appeal.  Every piece of merchandise has been sold and the collection tins are all full with donations from our generous families, which will be passed to this worthy cause.  We will prepare to honour all of those who died, were injured in, or who live with memories of war, in our minute’s silence at 11am on November 11th.

We have a great many things to look forward to this term; from meeting parents and carers at Open Evening, through to the PTA Christmas fayre at the end of the month.  We know that they are already busy preparing and it is sure to be another successful event which secures much needed funds which support the enrichment of school life and resources for all the children.  Of course, the Christmas Fayre signals the start of all of the seasonal festivities in school, and the hope that once again the Pesky Christmas Pixies may return to Corsham Primary.  We can but hope……….