Collecting eggs

Lambook life is a wonderfully busy balance of so many things including academics, sport, music and drama. This week saw those undefinable things about being a Lambrook pupil (that have been highlighted in the photos captured), the icing on the cake that brings the school together, giving our pupils those lifelong memories.

Monday morning’s Tutor sessions was one such example. A lucky Year 8 Tutor group decided they would like to spend their Tutor time walking Mr and Mrs Perry’s lovely Labrador, Pepper. After quickly arranging with Mr Perry, Pepper enjoyed the extra treat of a walk in the cool air of the morning and the Tutees got to spend time getting to know each other better, as well as it being an opportunity to display their dog training skills, much to Pepper’s delight. At the same time, a Year 5 group had decided that they would like to spend their Tutor activity time walking down to visit the chickens to see if they would be lucky enough to collect some eggs. To excited whoops, Lambrook’s six happy chickens had obliged with a possible record nine eggs, and the children were delighted that they were able to start the day delivering their treasured eggs to the Lambrook kitchen.

The School’s Christian ethos also threads through Lambrook life and our Year Three pupils, who have been learning Makaton, were able to share their skills in Chapel this week by learning the Lord’s Prayer in Makaton. Makaton is a sign and symbol language to help people communicate and is designed to support the development of spoken language. Makaton signs are based on the gestures used in BSL (British Sign Language – the language of the Deaf community). Pupils now plan to learn some hymns, and even a Christmas carol, so they can actively participate using Makaton in our Chapel services and assemblies.  As you can see from the enthusiastic photos they have made a great start learning the actions.

A Year 4 pupil was named Artist of the Week by Mrs French for her considered work, imagining and creating some beautiful story book characters.

Year 3 also got to spend time enjoying  Lambrook’s grounds as they walked with the class teacher in the sunshine finding a peaceful reading spot with their books outside, in the shade of a large oak tree, listening to the sounds of the grounds.

The Art Studio was busy with clay this week as our Year 7’s enjoyed a sculpting class. After looking at light designs they were sculpting tea light holders and lamp bases for a new project.

In Pre Prep this afternoon, pupils proudly wore golden capes awarded to them because of their acts of kindness and growth mindset, whilst Year 1 got stuck into some problem solving in Maths.

On Monday afternoon, the Year 2’s had their Stunning Start as part of their creative curriculum.  They had a secret message that sent them on a trail around the school.  When they arrived at the final clue there was a bear in a London onesie with a top secret letter from the ‘Prime Minister’!

Year 1 also went for an adventure around the grounds to identify a good place for the 3 bears to build a house at Lambrook.

It is lovely to see our pupils making the most of the opportunities on offer to them this week.

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