Month: November 2019

Christmas Card Designers

Our Prep pupils in Year 3-8 have completed personalised Christmas cards in their art lessons.  They created their own unique designs in a range of media, ranging from pastel, watercolour to collage.  The winning design was created using ‘prismacolor’ pencil crayons. The pupils’ designs were sent to Cauliflower Cards where parents had the opportunity to order Christmas merchandise featuring their child’s unique design, in aid of the catholic charity CAFOD. Congratulations to our overall winner Gabriella B, whose card design has been used as the Winterfold Christmas Card for this year.  Very well done also to Lara P, Phoebe P, James C, Annabelle M, Emma W, and Alfie W for their excellent designs.

The Winterfold Way

Our sports teams have enjoyed some great matches this week, with hockey festivals against local teams and challenging rugby matches, in rather wet and muddy conditions. It is wonderful to see the players improving and developing, whilst having fun at the same time, in true Winterfold spirit.

Reception visit Hartlebury Castle

Reception children have had a wonderful visit to Hartlebury Castle and Worcestershire County Museum this week. They enjoyed spending time in the Museum’s toy gallery, comparing and contrasting old toys with new toys, looking at the materials used. After a visit to the Bishop’s Palace, the children had fun in the Victorian school room and learned about the rather strict school teachers.  They loved stepping back in time and through role play discovered more about the castle’s 1000 years of history.

Fun with Maths

Year 1 pupils have really enjoyed looking at number patterns in Miss Richardson’s Maths group this morning.  After learning to write missing numbers in patterns of 2s, they will move on to 5s and then 10s. Mrs Williams’ children have loved learning about 2D shapes using the interactive white board.

Remembrance Mass

Remembrance Mass on Thursday morning was a sombre, but heartfelt occasion.  It is the only time of the year where we are blessed to have the orchestra accompany the hymns during Mass and it marks it as special and sacred.  They did an outstanding job of playing us in to Abide With Me and they played us out at the end, to I Vow To Thee My Country. During the Mass, Year 8 served on the altar and read from the Old Testament and the Bidding prayers.  It is a Winterfold tradition that the Head Boy and Girl read the names from the Roll of Honour and a verse from the famous poem, For the Fallen. Special mentions should also go to Will F and Annabel L who played the Last Post and the Reveille on the trumpet to mark the minute’s silence.  Well done to Annabelle K who read an extra verse of the poem and to Tom A who stepped up to serve at the last minute. It really was a wonderful reflection of the pride that the pupils here at Winterfold take in this Mass and we all felt proud of them.

At the heart of it all were the thoughts and prayers offered to the faithful departed, who have given up their lives for us all in war.

Friends of Winterfold Fireworks Night

Thank you to the Friends of Winterfold who held another successful Fireworks Party this week.  The fireworks display was magnificent and the children had a great time. Pop along to the FOW coffee morning on Friday 8th November from 8.30am to find out more about the great events that they hold for Winterfold children.

Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Our Year 1 pupils were treated to a day learning all about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpower Plot on Tuesday 5th November. The children absorbed everything they were taught, from what people used to wear and where they worked.  They were amazed that both adults and children had to drink beer instead of water and didn’t even wash! The children had a very interactive session, learning why we celebrate Bonfire Night and the history behind it. They are eagerly awaiting our Fireworks Display!

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