Schoolympics 2016


Firstly, KS2 would like to say a big thank you to all the people that organised the Schoolympics event at The Meridian School and to the Freman volunteers for helping with running each event.

With the clouds ready to burst we set off to Meridian school, however when we arrived the sun came out and all the children tried their best taking part in a range of sports such as BMX, cricket, tag rugby, athletics etc.

Last year our tag rugby team were awarded the silver medal. This year we managed to work as a team and fought hard to take the gold medal, winning all three matches.

 This was not our only gold medal of the day. Rubi and Bertie honed their golfing skills fighting against the wind to take the gold medal in golf.

All the children were a credit to the school and tried their best in each activity! After all the awards had been handed out, all the children who took part in dance performed a dance routine in front of all the schools.

It was lovely to see all the children working together, so much so that after the festival had ended Ardeley children still had enough energy (with some self organisation from members of the school and sports council) to play a massive game of chicken or hero.


Egg Collecting

Early Years visited Church Farm. Firstly they fed the hens and had a chance to give them a cuddle. Next pupils went into the hen houses to collect eggs. Broken eggs, were quickly gobbled up by the chickens. Finally the children put the eggs through the egg sorter and packaged them ready to take home. An ‘EGGstatic’ time was had by all.


Second Super Scarecrow

For the second year running we have won the trophy for the best dressed scarecrow in a competition organised by the Stevenage Allotments Association.

This year, all children who attended our Gardening Club were asked to write a story about a scarecrow.  Stories were duly written with ideas that included wizards, Olympic stars and even Mrs Jones.  However, the winning story was submitted by Rubi and was titled “The Diamond Frogs and the Scarecrow.”

Rubi included a lucky broom, magic lakes, diamond frogs, a scarecrow with a sweet tooth, magic eyes and lots of superpowers in his story so there was a lot we had to do to bring his scarecrow to life.

With the help of the Gardening Club children and several adults, the scarecrow was built, his clothes stuffed with straw and Mrs Jones’ old wellies put on to his feet.  We found him a hat and decorated him with diamond frogs made by last years’ Reception children and he was ready for the competition.scarecrow-3

The judges came round, made their decision and on Saturday we met (with the scarecrow) to hear the results.  First!  Again! Fantastic!

We were given a certificate and a trophy along with a voucher that we can spend on something for our garden.

Well done and thank you to Rubi for giving us the inspiration but also well done to everyone who wrote a scarecrow story. They were all brilliant

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First week back KS2!

The children have come back with a drive to learn, which has been a pleasure to see. We have already completed our first pieces of work and created our own classroom rules and routines.

The behaviour of the children, quoting George, has been impeccable, which has allowed us to do more practical lessons and be active in the classroom.

Here are KS2 working in small groups to try and crack the mystery code by solving a variety of calculations. Well done to the two groups that managed to crack the code.