We started Creation Week this morning with a fantastic Assembly, taken by Mrs Williams and Miss Dickson. The whole school recreated the story of Creation. Several of our younger children played the part of God and Adam and Eve.
On Monday afternoon, the children created a whole school performance piece inspired by the Creation Story with Mrs Johnson, in Music. You can listen to their final performance. What a fantastic first day!
On Friday 10th November we held a Remembrance service at the school. Some of the children shared poems they had written and together we sang songs of remembrance. Members of staff gave readings and Reverend Nick led us in a reflection before Mrs Williams finished the service with a prayer.
Each child made a poppy, which we hung in our remembrance tree in the garden and the children carried candles to the reading area where we created a cross.
Thank you to James Deacon for providing the sound system and thank you to the PTA for providing hot chocolate and sparklers afterwards. It was great to see so many people there!
Thank you to Mr McDonald for his amazing photos.
To help raise money for Save the Children, we built our very own temporary shelters on the school field. To find out more about Den Day please follow the link below.
Year 4 Sleepover
On Friday night, Year 4 took part in the school's first sleepover. We camped out on the school field, playing games and toasting marshmallows. We had a great time. Take a look.
Zoo Lab Visit
Rain forest animals visited our school and we got to touch some of them!
We learnt lots of interesting facts about the different animals.
The Bishop of Bedford visits our school.
On Monday 21st of February, we were proud and delighted to welcome the Bishop of Bedford to our school. After a tour of the school, Bishop Richard joined us, at St Hughs, for our Church Service.
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and attended our Remembrance Service. It was a very special evening and one I think we'll remember for a long time.
The service made it into the St Albans Diocese Newsletter
KS1 Trip to Gullivers
KS2 Trip to Walton on the Naze 2016
We released the butterflies into our new garden. We also got a glimpse of our new froglets.
Rural Sports 2016
School Sports Week
This week was National School Sports Week. The children took part in dance, archery and even raised money by taking part in our own Race for Life event, organised by the PTA.
This Girl Can - Adults vs Children Netball Match
Thank you to all those who played or supported the "This Girl Can" Netball Match. It certainly proved the Girls, and Ladies, at Cockernhoe really CAN!
Summer Music Concert
Well done to all the children who performed at the Summer Music Concert. Whether they had just started to learn, or had been playing for a few years, all the children did themselves proud. A special thank you to Mrs Johnson, Mrs Reid and Mr Watters for all their hard work this year.
On Tuesday, George, from Skipping 4 schools, came in to teach us about skipping. We learnt lots of new tricks that we can do when skipping. Take a look at all the skills we mastered and the fun we had.
As well as having fun, we learnt about the value of resilience and that skipping could be a fun way to keep fit. To perfect some of the skills, we had to work as a team.
Take a look at our day.
Our School Football Team
Here is the letter we received this week from Mr Edwards, the PE Coordinator at Purwell Primary School:
Dear Mr Philby
Royal Albert Hall - Hertfordshire Schools Music Gala
On Sunday, our school choir joined other talented singers, musicians and dancers from many of the Hertfordshire schools at the Royal Albert Hall.
We would like to thank Hertfordshire Music Service for all their hard work in organising such an amazing opportunity for our children. To be able to perform at such an iconic venue is such an awesome experience for all of our children, one that I'm sure they will remember for a long time.
On behalf of the children, I would like to thank Mrs Johnson and Mrs Bankes for their hard work - organising the event, helping the children prepare and accompanying them on stage.
Well done to all the children who attended the Gala. You did our school proud.
A letter from the Composer
To all Schools who participated in the Hertfordshire Schools’ Gala 2016.
Sent on behalf of Rufus Frowde – Artistic Director and Conductor
As I headed home on the train after the intense excitement of Sunday, it gave me such joy to see so many smiling faces reliving the experience of our show. I was delighted with our performances in such a thrilling collaboration of the arts.
I was given great musical opportunities in Hertfordshire as a child - memories that endure. It is such a privilege to be able to create those memories for the next generation, supported by such impressive colleagues and teachers. I’m so glad that you were willing to take on the challenges that I threw your way with this programme - I am eternally grateful.
As new projects begin to occupy the space in my mind that was full to bursting with our project, I am filled with warmth and joy when I reflect on the memory of our story telling and music making.
Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
(The Merchant of Venice, 5.1.63-66)
World Book Day 2016
On World Book day, the children dressed up as a character from a book of their choice.