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A Mile A Day

Our assembly started this week with our usual update of what Marley and Freddie got up to over the weekend. Deborah told us that they helped her to hang up bunting in preparation for an upcoming gala day, which sounds like it was a lot of work!

Lucy then gave us our new ‘Right of the Month’ which is:

‘Every child has the right to a healthy life that helps to develop your goals’

Lucy pointed out how all of our pupils have goals, for example, Jack and Jason have similar goals in progressing with their music production. We are also going to focus this term on staying healthy.

At the start of ‘Look, Listen’ this week, we reflected on the fun we had on Saturday at our Family Fun Day. Lucy showed us lots of pictures from the day, including Dermott holding a cockroach and Jack holding a bearded dragon named Lizzy from our session with Zoolab. A lot of the pupils agreed that they also really enjoyed the activity where they got to throw wet sponges at Lucy and Jason’s dad Brian!

We then moved on to our news section as presented by Jack and Jason. In our first story, Jack shared with us some pictures of Freddie from his weekend at Liz’s house. She said that he is still enjoying chewing things he is not meant to! 

Jack then also spoke with us about how the retail chain, Poundworld, is about to go into administration, which will put 5100 jobs at risk. For our entertainment news, the popular play Harry Potter and The Cursed Child picked up six gongs at the Tony awards, including Best Play and Best Direction. Jack then provided us with some music news, announcing the UK’s Top Ten singles. Jason said that out of the ten songs, his favourite was One Kiss by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa, which he described as a ‘groovy, deep house track’. Following this, Jack then posed the following question: ‘How many animals are born in the world every day?’ This came from a recent BBC documentary which estimated that if every female wild rabbit in the country had seven litters of, say, five kittens per litter there would be the equivalent of 1,917,808 rabbits born every day.

Jack’s Tweet of the Week is:

‘*drinks a bottle of Smartwater* and now we wait….’

Lucy didn’t quite get the joke at first but when she did, she suggested that she might need to drink some more Smartwater!

Jason then provided us with his Asendo music updates. Following the success of his latest album, Better Than Life II, he is already working on his next mix tape/EP, which will be called Yeetbox. He is not sure when this will come out but has said that the music will be more electronic than the Better Than Life albums.

After the news, Deborah taught us all some new signs to go along with the Louis Armstrong song, ‘Wonderful World’, such as ‘skies of blue’, ‘red’, ‘green’ and ‘see’. So we practiced these during the song.

For our second song today, Jack sung the current UK number one, ‘I’ll Be There’ by Jess Glynne.

This week, our Focus is ‘Active’. We are going to ensure we do this by walking, running or jogging one mile each day of the week.

To continue this theme, our Sign of the Week therefore is ‘Run’.

At the beginning of our Star Awards this week, we had a very special award to give out. Our kitchen assistant, Liz, is retiring after working with us for nearly eight years! We have all really enjoyed eating her yummy lunches over the years! Jason and Jamie presented Liz with some flowers and a present to thank her for all of her hard work over the years.

Our other Star Awards for the week are:

  • Pine Class is our Class of the Week after earning 80 points! They will get to enjoy their yummy prize of a Victoria Sponge cake.
  • We had two Rights Respecting Awards to give out this week! Danny Hughes received his award for joining a new group with Erin and April. Danny Poli also received an award for being a positive role model to his friends.
  • We also had two Star Bakers this week. Both Jack and Jason were handed Star Baker awards for making excellent meringues and exhibiting patient whisking and fantastic piping skills.
  • Our Finer Diners this week are April, Carrie and David for enjoying their lunch and focusing on returning their trays!

After our Star Awards, Lucy showed us a certificate we received from the SPCA who we raised £90.40 for recently. Unfortunately they had spelt our name as ‘New Stravan’ so we will need to send it back to get changed!

Our last song of our assembly was chosen especially for Liz, which was the song ‘Hakuna Matata’ from The Lion King.  

At the end of our assembly, Danny showed us his truck, which carries a bulldozer on the back. He demonstrated how the front of the truck can detach and reattach from the back of the truck.