Bikeability

On Friday 9th May, Year 4 brought their bikes to school!  It was a super morning.  We learnt all sorts of skills about checking and looking after our bikes.  We also practised riding carefully on our playground.

Christmas 2013

Our Christmas started with The Nativity ~ all of Elm class were super stars each playing a very important part, making their teacher and parents so proud!

We had a Christmas trail in forest school where Father Christmas left us lots of clues. We had great fun!

Our last week began with our party on Tuesday where we visited Father Christmas, had a lovely party lunch and played party games. On Wednesday we had our Christmas dinner when OTIS the bear joined us. We went to the pantomime on Thursday, where we all enjoyed watching Aladdin.  We’re all looking forward to a very happy Christmas and wish you one too!

Christmas 2013

Our Christmas fun started on Tuesday with the Christmas party. We visited Father Christmas in his grotto and we were all given a present. We must have been good this year! The Friends made us a delicious party lunch and then we played games. We played Pass the Parcel, Musical Statues and lots of other games. On Wednesday we had our Christmas lunch and on Thursday we went to see Aladdin at the Swan Theatre. It was really good and we sang, booed, danced and laughed all the way through. What an exciting time we have had. We can’t wait for Christmas day!

 

 

Christmas Nativity

The whole school performed beautifully in the Christmas Nativity. Everyone played their part. Nursery and Reception were our little stars, Year 1 created a tableau of the Nativity, Year 2 and Year 3 sang the songs that told the story and Year 4 told the story through their readings. What a wonderful evening it was!

Medieval Banquet

What a fantastic day we all had.
The day began with our Knight’s Challenge that Year 2 had set up for us. We were all put into teams and tested for strength, agility, balance and accuracy. Some of the challenges were quite tricky, but lots of fun!
After that, Year 2 taught us their Medieval dance ~ we all danced beautifully to ‘Greensleeves’.
Our Medieval’s Got Talent was amazing! we all took part ~ there were singers, dancers, minstrels, jugglers, jokers and much more!
The Grand Finale was the Banquet itself. We all raised our glasses to the kings and queens and ate our real Medieval food on ‘trenchers’.
Thank you to all our mums and dads for providing the wonderful costumes and to everyone who helped make our day so memorable and a fabulous end to our Dungeons and Dragons topic.
We are now all looking forward to Christmas and especially our Nativity on Wednesday.

Cluster Carols

The children of Ombersley joined with Sytchampton First School and Hindlip First School at Tibberton First School to sing Christmas Carols and songs together. Each school then performed two of their own songs, for the other children. Ombersley children sounded beautiful.

Medieval Banquet

WOW WOW WOW! What a fantastic Medieval Banquet day we had. Everyone came to school dressed for the occasion and didn’t they look amazing!

Medieval class photo

The day began with the Knight’s challenge which Year 2 had planned. All the Year 1 and Year 2 children were put into teams of knights – red, blue, emerald, purple and gold knights. Each team had to complete five challenges to test their skills of strength, balance, stamina, accuracy and agility. (Well a knight does have to shoot arrows and balance on a horse whilst jousting!) At the end of the events all the scores were added together but the knights had to wait for the banquet to find out which team had won.

Next it was time for some Medieval dancing. The Year 2 children performed their dance that they had created this half term, to a very Medieval tune ~ Greensleeves. The children danced beautifully and the costumes helped the children to perform their very best. Afterwards the Year 2 children taught their dance to the Year 1 children so that they could join in too.

After that it was Ombersley’s got Medieval Talent. There were a whole range of talents from jesters telling jokes to minstrels playing medieval tunes on recorders. And of course there was sword fighting and maidens singing and dancing too.

After an exhausting morning the children were all ready for their banquet. The children had been busy the day before making Medieval Muffins and the food was prepared and laid out by staff and parent helpers. They did a fantastic job and the table looked fit for a banquet! After the kings and queens arrived we stood and made a toast with our red wine! The result of the knight’s challenge was announced – the Gold knights had won. We ate our food off trenchers (stale bread) as they would have done in medieval times. (Thankfully ours was fresh!) We ate different meats, cheese, vegetables and fruits and finished off with our muffins and Year 1’s biscuits. Thankfully no one threw their chicken bones on the floor and a good time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who helped and to all the parents for dressing your children for the occasion. It was a day to be remembered and a fitting way to end our Dungeons and Dragons topic.

Next week Christmas!

Arts Award- Portraits project

Ombersley Endowed First School Friends Association Christmas Raffle 2013

Keep a look out for raffle tickets coming home in book bags this week. This year we have some fantastic prizes.

1st prize:
4 bronze match day passes for Worcester Warriors

2nd Prize:
3 course lunch for 2 people at Crown and Sandys

3rd prize:
Family ticket to Witley Court

Other prizes include;

• Tickets for 2 adults and 2 children to see Snow White at the Norbury Theatre
• £50 voucher & goody bag from Motelrocks.com
• Tickets for 1 adult and 1 child to visit Cotswold Wildlife Park
• 2 tickets to the Monkey Forest
• Mini hamper of beauty items from Boots
• £10 voucher for Gwillams Farm Shop
• 2 tickets to the Artrix cinema
• Ticket for 2 adults and 2 children to Hartlebury Castle
• £10 gift card from Tesco
• Family swim voucher x 2 for Wychavon Leisure Centres
• Round of golf for 4 people at Gaudet Luce Golf Club
• Free activity session for a family at Top Barn
• £15 voucher for Bowlxtreme
• Ticket for 2 adults and 2 children to Rays Farm
• Ashley’s Balti £40
• Morrison’s voucher
• One of a selection of beauty hampers donated by Sarah Rogers
• A cut and blow dry with Sarah Rogers
• £10 voucher for Ombersley Bakery

The draw will be taking place on Monday 16th December at 9am

Ombersley Christmas Tree Festival

The children of Ombersley and Sytchampton joined together to sing Christmas songs and carols at St. Andrew’s Church, Ombersley. The children sounded beautiful in the church. It was part of the Christmas Trees Festival that was being held, over the first weekend in December. The children had also worked hard to decorate Christmas trees, which were on display in the church.

Knight’s Challenge

Beech Class have been very busy over the last two weeks in their knight’s training! Sir Lancelot, a friend of St. George, has been sending us challenges to complete, in order to become knights. Challenge 1 was to plan and write instructions to trap a dragon. Challenge 2 was to measure ourselves for our armour. Challenge 3 was to learn about the different types of bows and arrows and how to shoot them. To help us complete this challenge Sir Lancelot sent in some of his friends from the Doverdale Bowmen Club. We had great fun learning and Doug was very good at hitting the target.

We have also been busy thinking about what a knight’s code of conduct should be and designing what our shields would look like. We are now looking forward to our Medieval Banquet next Friday and thinking about what we will need to do to prepare for this. We can’t wait!