You may have noticed the fantastic work going on in the Early Year's outside classroom. We now have learning zone sheds, new planters, climbing apparatus and mark making boards. We are very excited with this new equipment and would like to say a huge thank you to the PTA for giving us the funds to buy it!
WEAR IT AGAIN SALE AND PHIL THE BAG
The Wear It Again Sale and Phil the Bag was another successful event organised by the Mrs Rowberry and her team. Adults picked up a bargain for just a £1.00 an item. So far the event has raised £330. We will let you know as soon as we have a total for the “Phil the Bag”.
There was great excitement amongst all the children as they danced along to the latest tunes at the PTA School Disco! DJ Dancemaster taught the children, and adults, some simple moves. There were competitions for the best moves and a “dance-off” between the girls and boys! Thank you to all the PTA volunteers who helped make this event so much fun for the children. The total raised was over £400.
BRILLIANT BOAT AND TERRIFIC TRAIN!
The children were delighted to play on our new boat and train! These are a wonderful focus in the playground and have already had a lot of use along with the three new picnic benches. All of our new equipment has been made using recycled bottles which encompasses our Eco School status. A very big thank you goes to the PTA for funding the new equipment.
A very big thank you to Mrs Mais, Mrs Loder, Mrs Gossage, Mrs Evans, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Evans and their team for organising the joint Riverhead and Amherst PTA Masquerade Ball. The evening was a great success which raised over £12,000. to share between the schools. Well done everyone!
CHRISTMAS SECRETS ROOM
Mrs Grier and her Christmas Team transformed the library into the Secrets Room today. We have Christmas trees, twinkly lights, jolly Santas and gifts galore waiting to be given to all our Mums and Dads! During next week each class with visit the Secrets Room to enjoy stories with their friends. Thank you to everyone for helping to set up and take down the decorations!
PTA MICHAELMAS MARKET
WOW what an amazing total! A very big thank you goes to Mrs Pople, Ms. Ives, Mrs Frazer and Mrs Dungan and their team of parent helpers for making this year’s Michaelmas Market the most successful yet raising £3,113. The hamper raffle provided the lucky winners with a feast of festive food; there were delicious cakes to win; the children’s colouring competition was extremely difficult to judge as there were so many wonderful entries and everyone enjoyed playing the various games. Congratulations to all the winners and well done everyone!
BEETLES AND BURGERS!
The Year 1 and 2 children had a great time at the Beetles and Burger Drive. The teams excitedly raced to try and get their beetle completed first to win a prize and enjoyed their delicious burger. Not only did everyone have fun but the event also raised £275.
Everyone came dressed in their best party wear and colourful homemade hats for our class parties. There were party games led by the staff and delicious food provided by Mrs Grier and helpers. Everyone has definitely been very good this year as Father Christmas came along giving each child a present and Satsuma. Thank you to everyone who made the afternoon so special.
MACMILLAN CAKE SALES
Well done and thank you to everyone for their hard work and support for today’s MacMillan Cake Sales. We know it is hard job eating all the delicious cakes, drinking coffee and chatting with friends but we are so glad that as a school we can all support this charity! We will publish the amount raised as soon as we have it.
NEW CLASS FURNITURE
The Year 1 and 2 children are enjoying their new classrooms which have been totally refitted thanks to the generosity of the PTA. The staff worked extremely hard over the summer to ensure that the new beech wood furniture and class colour schemes look perfect.
PTA AUCTION OF PROMISES
Our new Auction of Promises Event proved to be a fantastic night with everyone enjoying a an entertaining evening which included a fabulous meal by Rafferty's and of course the all important Auction. There were an amazing 64 prizes in total ranging from a home cooked meal, piano lessons, a flying lesson, holidays and even the chance to the a Senior Leader for the Day! All the hard work and effort raised an amazing £7,000 which will go towards replacing our interactive white boards in each classroom. A huge thank you to Mrs Fleetham, Mrs Mais and their team!
PTA CLOTHES SWISH
Mrs Loder and her Team organised another very successful Clothes Swish which raised over £800 for the school. Please see below some of the testimonials from very happy parents!
OUR NEW IPADS
The children have been very excited this term using our new iPads which were purchased with money raised by our generous parents through all the PTA fundraising and efforts. Of course there is still a veryimportant place in the classroom for pen and paper, but it is reassuring to know that Riverhead Infants’ are keeping up to date with the latest technology giving the children a wonderful start to a “well rounded” education. They have been interviewing their peers, photographing the school and even teaching some of the staff how to use their own iPads!
PTA SPRING BALL
Not to be out done by the children and their disco. Tracey Pound, Stacey Loveridge, Claire Fountain-Barber and Pia Tucker organised the Spring Ball, which raised an amazing £2,700 to be spilt between Riverhead and Amherst.