Harvest Festival : Macmillan Coffee Morning : BCHA

This morning has been one of celebration!  The whole school Harvest Festival was followed by the  World’s Largest Coffee Morning on behalf of Macmillan organised by the Castle Court Parents and Friends.  The morning began with hymns, readings, prayers and performances in the Harvest celebration and finished with cakes and coffee in the Family Lounge.  Just before lunch the BCHA team came to collect everyone’s generous donations of food for their food bank.  The Macmillan coffee morning raised nearly £1600, and BCHA took away two car loads of donations.  Thank you to everyone.

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Trips!

The first few weeks of term have already seen a number of year groups out on trips, visiting Honeybrook Farm and Brownsea Island, and trips to The Priest’s House Museum and The Traveller’s Rest Farm to follow later this week.  There are more photos on the parents’ page of Moodle for you to enjoy, or go to our Facebook page.

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iPads in the classroom

This term we have seen the exciting development of iPads being used by children from Year 3 to Year 8.  Last year we trialled a bring your own device approach to using technology in the classroom and this year we have gone one step further with all children in Year 3 to 7 being given their own device, and next year this will include children in Year 8.  With so much educational content now available on line this initiative has added an extra dimension to teaching and learning in the classrooms.

iPads in the classroom