Disny on ice

We went  to a place called disny on ice with granny and grandad. We sar tinkabell and  toystory and cars and mikee mouse.

Pollys Birthday

On the 27th of October it was my 8th birthday, I had a wonderful time, some of my frends came round, I had lots of presents, my favourites were a camera and a 3DS.

Family day with friends

We went to London  and we went to an art place with ned, lora and leo. We had piza.

Victorian Concert

Using the hall at Selwood Middle School to perform in front of such a large audience – about 180 people, was a great adventure for the children and they did brilliantly. It was wonderful to have so many friends of the school both present and past to share the evening with us. Some of our performers were only 4 years old and some of our audience were in their nineties – but everyone had the same thing in common – we all love Berkley School and believe in its ability to give the children a wonderful start in life.

There was a lovely feeling in the hall as our Berkley ‘family’ all joined together in an evening of music, singing, games, recitations and drill. The staff were very proud of the children as they had worked very hard to get to the high standard that you saw and the costumes were terrific.

We are currently on a much needed and well deserved half term break but when we return we will be rehearsing for our next extravaganza – the Christmas Victorian Productions!!!

 

 

 

My first half-term at Berkley

I love rabbits class, I love George and Elliott. I like going on the blue bike and the red bike. I like snack time. I love having my lunchbox. I liked dressing up and singing. I can’t wait til christmas.

 

 

 

 

Victorian Evening – 150 years celebrations

I loved the victorian play the best bit was the choir because I had to link arms whith max it was A bit in embarrassing but it was great and it was good thats the best thing.

 

Victorian Performance

Didn’t the children do well!! What a fantastic evening we all had last night. The children were all so well behaved and sat for such a long time. All their performances were super. You could hear everything they said and sang. I thought the enthusiasm and confidence that they had with their performances was outstanding. What a lovely range of songs, games, nursery rhymes, peoms and drill! They really thrived on performing in a big hall and were not daunted at all. It was good to see the smiling faces and the giggling going on.
All the teachers and children worked so hard and what a super way of ending the half term. Our celebrations for our 150 years are fast becoming truly memorable. Many thanks to everyone who attended to share this special and happy occasion with us.

 

Horn of Africa Concert

Yesterday there was a wonderful event at Christ Church, Frome. It was a twelve hour musical concert held to raise money to support those people suffering due to the famine in the Horn of Africa. It was organised by Ann Burgess, a long term friend of Berkley School. She asked if we would bring along a group of children to take part in the concert and I suggested that it would be even better if more schools were involved – so I got busy organising  and was pleased to find some enthusiastic teachers in other schools who agreed to take  part.

Everyone arrived for our 11 o’clock  slot and joined together to sing the African songs that we had all been learning. We also enjoyed learning some ‘call and response’ African songs, along with the audience, who joined in too.

I was delighted to hear from Ann today. The total raised yesterday was just about £3,500 which is a wonderful total. I can only imagine how many families this will help and how many lives this will save. So to all the Berkley children and parents and staff who attended or gave contributions,  thank you so very much and may God bless you all.

Mrs White

Horse Racing

We went to  watch the horse racing because it was Grandads birthday.

Victorian Harvest

Berkley School is celebrating its 150 years anniversary and this week we held our annual Harvest Festival. This year it was a Harvest Festival with a difference because it had a Victorian theme. Everyone dressed in Victorian style costumes and the songs and hymns originated in the Victorian times. Everyone did very well and it was particularly great to see the Reception children stand up after only such a short time at school and sing several songs and tell the story of The Little Red Hen with actions.

The church was packed with parents and grandparents, other family and friends and it was a really enjoyable service.

In the afternoon we invited past pupils, parents, teachers of the school to enjoy the service. Two past Headteachers, Miss Morgan and Mr Packer were able to attend which was lovely. One past pupil was aged 93 and he watched the 4 year olds as they performed enthusiastically.

Feedback from the visitors was very positive and the children gained so much from the day.

Our next exciting event is on Wednesday 19th October. It is an evening of music and poetry, games and ‘drill’ in the main hall at Selwood Middle School at 6.30pm. Do come along – it will be great fun!

Mrs White

Harvest Service

The harvest festival services went really well. The children never cease to amaze me at their capacity for learning so many songs and more importantly the words to the songs in such a short space of time. For the children to perform so well so early on in the year is a true achievement.

Everyone looked delightful in their Victorian costumes! Many thanks to everyone who made the costumes it made the event truly memorable.

Thank you to everyone who attended the services as it is lovely for the children to have an audience to perform to.

Also another big thank you for providing so many and varied harvest gifts which you very kindly bought back at the end of the day.

We are now looking forward to our Victorian performance on Wednesday 19th October. Do please support us in this event as I know it will a truly delightful evening.

Carnival

On Saturday 24th September I went to  the carnival. In the afternoon there was some majorettes, a band, the army cadets, the carnival queen and the two nursery’s Pepperbox and Rainbow, the theme was THE CIRCUS. There was ballerina’s, strong men, lions, elephants and clowns. They were quite funny!

That evening I went to my grandma and grandads, they took us to the night time carnival. We parked in my grandads yard and walked to the carnival route. My favourite bit was the ICE AND FIRE float it was amazing. There was, bands, majorettes, lots of floats.