Have your say on proposed changes to schools in Woburn Sands and surrounding villages
Schools in the area have been working together, and with Central Bedfordshire Council, on a plan to ensure we have the right schools, in the right locations, delivering the best education in the long-term.
You can read more about the proposed changes and give your feedback on www.schoolsforthefuture.co.uk/woburnsands
The consultation is open for 12 weeks, so you can submit your views at any time up to 5pm 15 April 2020.
All the feedback from the consultation will be carefully considered by the schools and the council before any decisions about next steps are made.
End of Term
As its the last day of term tomorrow children may bring in a game or toy. We ask that it is named, not expensive or containing lots of small pieces. I apologise that the message did not get sent earlier and it is a little late to send a parent text.
Together as a school we celebrated Harvest by singing songs and sharing poems in a special assembly. We also enjoyed a visit from the Vicar! Afterwards, Class 2 children delivered the donated Harvest hampers to the people in the local community.
A Local Area Walk
As part of our WWII topic, Class 2 took a walk to the RAF bomber crash site in the fields next to Horsepool Lane. Along the way we saw lots of exciting things: Mrs O showed us her fantastic ‘Dig for Victory’ garden, some lovely locals showed us their chickens and goats, we walked through the woods and took a trip to the nearby church. We truly had a brilliant afternoon enjoying the beautiful scenery!
Sing Out Play Out Concert
Class 2 thoroughly enjoyed singing on a real stage at The Grove Theatre. We were even lucky enough to be able to play a few ukulele songs too. This picture shows us all in our very own dressing room!
Mother’s Day – Stay and Play
Class 2 Ukulele Concert
The pupils of class 2 amazed us all with their musical talent! The children had been practicing with our visiting Ukulele teacher and had learnt a number of songs.
Netball Tournament March 2019
Our Class 2 Netball team attended the tournament at Linslade Middle School and impressed everyone with their amazing sportsmanship and netball skills! With an unbeaten record in the group stages, and finishing top of Group 4 – they progressed through to the semi-final. In the Semi-final, it was 0-0 at full time, so a penalty shoot out was needed. Husborne Crawley won the penalty shoot out! In the final, we were up against one of the bigger schools and even with the amazing teamwork, passing and shots on target, sadly we lost 1-0. We are exceptionally proud of how well the team played and the successes that they have had!
World Book Day!
All week teachers and visitors have been sharing their favourite stories. Today we were amazed at the brilliant costumes and outfits that the children and staff arrived at school in this morning.
We started the day with a book character parade.
Througout the day we had visitors to read with us, Dr Hallam shared Wind in the Willows, Mrs Neve-Davis visited us for a story and baby Matilda Rose shared a story with us too!
We were also visited by artist Paul Berryman, who worked with class 2 on creating some book illustrations.
In the afternoon, we all went to different classes to read with our book buddies and had some fabulous stories!
Mad About Harry
The children of Husborne Crawley Lower School held a pyjama day today to help raise funds for local boy Harry Banks. For such a small school we are exceptionally proud that the children and staff donated £80 to wear their pyjamas to school! The children have also decided upon a number of other fundraisers in the next few weeks – a cake sale on Monday and hot chocolate sales after school too.
For further information please go to – http://madaboutharry.org/
Pupils from Husborne Crawley Lower School laid a wreath at the Rememberance parade in Woburn Sands. We also produced a number of pieces of work to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and learned about the impact it had on our local area.
Royal Wedding Celebrations
We had a small celebrations ahead of the village tea party on Sunday.
Each class shared their dances followed by a carriage procession by our very own royal couple!
MK DONS Football Tournament
Our KS2 children were invited to take part in a tournament against other local school at the MK Dons stadium.
Each school were allocated a World Cup Team to represent in the pre-match celebrations. We were South Korea. We were also the loudest!
We were up against some very tough competition, but all players did their very best and under the guidance of Mr Cooper, they all played very well
Unfortunately, the results did not go our way, but once again we were very proud of the determination and team spirit of HCLS
KS1 Golf Competition
Children from Class 1 represented the school in a development competition to practice their golf skills at Leighton Buzzard Golf Club. The Husborne Crawley team scored the highest total of the day for an accuracy task ‘in the box.’ Well done team!
Well done to all children who were presented with an award by Mrs Gathercole for their outstanding handwriting
Girls Football Competiton
The Girls football team from Class 2 were involved in a tournament at Leighton United Football Club. After playing their group matches they were the top of the table! All girls played amazingly well, in all weathers! There was sunshine, rain, hail and thunder and strong winds. This did not put them off. Unfortunately, Husborne Crawley came up against strong opposition in the final and lost the final 1-0. We were all very proud of the way the girls played and the team spirit.
More pictures to follow
Please see the new summer term menu for school dinners
Husborne Crawley are part of the cluster of schools involved in the Community Smiles project. Children had a mufti day to help raise money for the Woburn Sands Night Shelter.
Foundation stage children had an amazing time creating a Chinese dragon to celebrate new year. They moved through the school to drums and visited each class showing their fantastic production.
Whole school pancake races were a great success, unfortunately due to the weather we had to adapt our original plans. Every child took part and received a wealth of encouragement from all of their peers. The races took part in school houses.
Class 1 had a lovely afternoon outside in the woods. They explored and looked for signs of spring, looked at what effect the weather has on nature.
Key stage 1 and key stage 2 children took part a gymnastics competition. The children worked hard to improve their skills leading up to the competition. Many of them practising at home. Both teams enjoyed the range of activities that were on offer, they performed routines, all trying their best. Congratulations to class 2 who were 3rd and class 1 who were 2nd in the small schools competitions.
150 Random Acts of Kindness
As part of the 150 year anniversary celebrations we pledged to complete 150 random acts of kindness. All children planted a flower bulb which class 2 then delivered to residents in the local area. We are currently collected items to donate to the local woman and children’s refugee. Any items like colouring books, stationary etc would be greatly appreciated.
World Book Day
Staff and children put a huge amount of effort into costumes for annual world book day. Costumes ranging from Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, Ice Queen, Captain Hook, the list was endless. Thank you to those parents/grandparents who came into school and took the opportunity to read to the children.
The children at Husborne Crawley are always keen to help charities and do what they can for people who aren’t quite as privileged as us. This term we have raised £60.00 for Sports Relief, children had a sports afternoon and completed a circuit of different activities. £65.80 for a local charity that we have good connections with CHUMS, they do a fantastic job for many children/young people in our area. Wear pink day raised £65.00 for breast cancer. Thank you to all who have taken part
150th Anniversary Celebrations
Monday – The pupils began the week on the school’s official anniversary by having a ‘Victorian Day’ all pupils and staff dressed as Victorians and found out what the day may have been like for pupils 150 years ago. Children sat in rows and had lessons of reading, writing and arithmetic. They all wrote in chalk or used nibs dipped in ink (which was rather messy!) In the afternoon there were ‘object’ lessons or needlework for the girls and woodwork for the boys.
Tuesday – To celebrate the 150th Anniversary, Mr Cooper organised a Fun Run for children to run laps of 150 metres. All children ran as many laps as they possibly could, encouraging their friends and having fun along the way!
Wednesday – Cooking and Community. The children began by baking lots of treats for the upcoming Afternoon Tea. Class One baked scones, whilst Class Two created Victorian goodies such as ginger bread men and cheese straws.
Thursday – The whole school boarded the bus to Milton Keynes Museum, to learn more about the life of the Victorians and what it would be like to be a child 150 years ago. A huge thank you to the PTFA for funding this trip.
Monday 4th September – School Dinners
We have been advised by Eden Interserve who provide the school dinners the the cost of school dinners will increase to £2.05 this term. Children in Years 1, 2 and Foundation will still receive a free school meal under the universal school meal scheme.
Wednesday 28th June – Sports Day
Unfortunately we have decided to postpone today’s Sports Day. The ground is very wet and slippery and we do not feel this will make for an enjoyable and safe sports day. We plan to try again tomorrow on our reserve Sports Day at the same time, the forecast is more positive and it will give time for the Rec to dry out hopefully! We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you can join us for Sports Day tomorrow – Thursday 29th June.
Monday 19th June – Heatwave Advice
We have been advised that temperature tomorrow may reach ‘heatwave’ levels. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle, hat and sunscreen with them We will take necessary precautions throughout the day to ensure the children remain as cool as possible in these conditions.
Class 2 – Evacuation to Holdenby House
The class 2 trip to Holdenby House was a huge success, The ‘evacuees’ paced their gas masks, id cards and ration books and waved goodbye to their families. On arriving at Holdenby house the children were introduced to the people who would help them on their journey. Everyone had their ID cards checked. Next, we were shown what to do when we heard the air raid siren; We moved into the kitchen to learn about our rations and wartime cooking, making Woolton Pie and Mock Apricot Tarts. We learnt how to make-do-and-mend and first aid (a stretcher made from an overcoat) Lunch! Finally, we joined in with a sing a long to raise our spirits before we left
Husborne Crawley Village Fete
A huge thank you to all that attended the village fete, we received this email from the organiser;
Please click this link to view: Summer Menu (Please note this is subject to change) For information regarding Allergens please see this letter from Eden Foodservices: PRIMARY Letter – Allergen Regulations For information regarding how to order meals from Eden Foodservices for children with food intolerances : Communication – Eden Foodservice Allergy and Intolerance Process Please click this link for information about ‘5 a day’ from Eden Foodservices: Achieving 5 A DAY