Calmore Junior School
Tel: 02380 865354
Fax: 02380 872946
24.11.2014 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
R C - Villagers
28.11.2014 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
01.12.2014 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
R C - Earthquake
04.12.2014 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Yr 6 Careers Fair
08.12.2014 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
R C- Grass
Reading with Murphy
Lest we forget
If you have not yet seen the ceramic poppies that the children have made then do come and see them. They are so beautiful! Each child’s poppy stood with pride at the front of the school yesterday as the year 6 children led the school assembly in a thoughtful and poignant way. Thank you so much to the staff that made these poppies happen but in particular Mr Darch and our caretaker Mr Sindon. These will be on sale in a few weeks time with all the profits going to The British Legion.
Update from Murphy
I had a haircut this morning and I was a bit worried no-one would recognise me at school, but as we went in, one of the classes was just coming out onto the field and someone called out "Look! There's Murphy!" so I was very happy and waggy. Phew, that was a relief!
I was with Year 5 again, right by the library, so I could see all of the books. So many! Can't wait till the children read them all to me! I settled down to listen to stories about castles, Matilda and twins called Cheese and Tomato. Yummy names! Cheese is my favourite thing, so I listened hard. I love cheese.
All across the school today. pupils were busily painting their very own unique poppies ready for next Tuesday. Pupils in Year 4 and Year 6 have now transformed their clay flowers into vibrant works of art. And look at the concantration, pride and happiness
We have begun the challenge of producing more than 200 poppies in time for Remembrance Day on November 11th.
The idea has been inspired by the incredible display of ceramic poppies that currently decorate the grounds of the Tower of London. The 888, 246 individually hand crafted flowers represent the staggering number of British military lives lost by soldiers in World War I. We decided to create our own memorial in respect to those brave men and women who died 100 hundred years ago.
Over 200 hundred poppies have now been fired and are ready for glazing. This process will see every poppy immersed in a red glaze before being fired once more to transform the earthy colours into bright and vibrant reds
Murphy's visit on 23 October
"Today you're with Year 5!" they told me, but on the way, everyone in the library wanted to say hello, which was great. Wag, Wag!. When I got to the reading area, the tables were covered in poppies, not red ones, brown ones. Funny. I wondered if they were chocolate. I licked a bit. Yuk, no they weren't.
Then suddenly, Year 5 arrived and I was really happy to see them. I lay under the table, listening snoozily while I learned about sports day, times tables and Jill getting a new bike. Such good stories!
I do love Thursdays, but home time always comes too soon. Luckily I always get a great walk when we finish.
It's a holiday next week, so keep reading!!
Licky Lick, love Murphy
More News From Murphy
So today I was with Year 6, and I learned about hamsters, Aunt Petunia and how to control your parents. All very useful, and I was just getting comfy when right above me, a loud, jangling noise made me look up. It wouldn't stop and everybody had to go outside. I liked it outside because I got to see the children lining up all together! It was tricky lining up on my own though! Funny, nobody had a book with them, so we went back inside to where the books are. Maybe in the summer, we can read outside!