Easter Raffle and Colouring Competition
We had an amazing response to our Easter Egg colouring competition and would like to thank Batchelors for providing the winning prize and displaying all of our winner's artistic creations!
Everyone was very excited to see if they had won the massive 1.5kg Easter Egg kindly donated to us!
Our Wonderful PTA
Thank you to our wonderful PTA who purchased a license for every child in the school to access the Collins Big Cat E-books online library during lockdown. Class teachers allocated two books each week according to the child's colour band. The resource was a great addition to the home learning and benefitted the children enormously.
The PTA also donated money for the new books in the classrooms. Again, every child benefitted from these lovely books.
Online Michaelmas Market
Our Michaelmas Market was different due to the Coronavirus but the PTA still managed to have fun and raised lots of money for the school. The online event included a Christmas treasure hunt, play dough snowman and tree packs, Nordic cookies and lots more; and of course we also held our amazing annual Christmas Hamper raffle!
Christmas Movie Night
The children really enjoyed their Christmas movie night. Everyone turned their classrooms into their own cinemas and enjoyed watching the films that they had voted for whilst eating popcorn and drinking juice! This event made nearly £800 which is fantastic!
Advent Calendar Raffle
Congratulations to all our advent calendar winners! The top eight went to Penelope, Jonah and Mr Costigan in Neptune, Sebastian in Dragonfly, Emmie M and Tom O in Bumblebee, Leo in Beech, Henry A in Maple. We drew a over fifty prizes and the luckiest class was Grasshopper. Thank you to Mrs. Joyce and her team for organising this fun event which raised over £1,000. Thank you also goes to all the parents who donated a calendar for the raffle and Schleich, Tesco, Between the Lines, Waitrose, Lorimers, Unilever, Usborne books.
Bangers and Bingo!
A huge “thank you” goes to Miss Pegg, Mrs Joyce and their team of volunteers for organising another amazing PTA event which raised £450 for the school. The Year One and Two really enjoyed the Bangers and Bingo with everyone enthusiastically taking part in the fun and very lively rounds! Thanks also go to our chef Mrs. Cunniliffe who cooked the delicious bangers for the event and well done to all the winners.
Our Wonderful PTA!
We may be biased but we truly believe that our PTA is the best! They have already donated £1,880 for new phonics books across all three year groups. This year, as well as organising the MacMillan Coffee Mornings; Harvest basket donations; Nearly New Uniform Sales; PTA Quiz; Class Christmas projects; buying and paying for the food at the Year One Starlight Safari and organising another fantastic Michaelmas Market.
Don’t forget that as a parent of Riverhead Infants’ School you are automatically part of the PTA and without the help of you all none of the events could happen, and the children wouldn’t benefit from your generosity. The PTA is a fantastic organisation that not only raises essential monies for the school but also brings families together for social events.
PTA QUIZ NIGHT
Congratulations to the “Sizzlers”, who were the winning team at this year’s PTA Quiz! This year’s quiz was led by Mr and Mrs Osborne and was a great success with everyone having fun and using their brainpower! The event raised a fantastic £1,870, well done everyone!
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNINGS
Thank you to everyone for organising and taking part in this year’s Macmillan Coffee Mornings. Not only does the event raise a lot of money for this worthwhile charity, but it is a great way to get together, meet new friends and enjoy lots of cake! This year we raised a fantastic £1013.25!
Thank you to everyone who organised another very successful disco!. This fun event was enjoyed by children and adults alike with everyone dancing to the latest tunes and some of them winning prizes for their amazing moves! The event raised over £400.
WEAR IT AGAIN SALE
Everyone loves a bargain and there certainly were lots to be had at our Wear It Again sale! A big “thank you” to Mrs Rowberry and her team for another successful event which has raised £432 so far.
New Computer Suite
We would like to say a very big thank to everyone who has supported the PTA and the school by giving their time, suggestions, organisational skills and money to raise funds for our wonderful new computer suite. The suite has enhanced our computer curriculum by providing each child with their own computer in a bright and cheerful space which enthuses them to participate in their lessons.
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!
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.
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.
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 very important 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!