Category Archives: School

Brass concert

Posted by Heather Smith in School

On Wednesday the children thoroughly enjoyed a musical demonstration of various brass instruments from the talented Sierra Schwarz. She was so enthusiastic about each instrument; the children were totally engaged and inspired!


Posted by Heather Smith in Bumblebees After School Club, School

We are very proud to announce that we won the Easter Egg competition run by the Brooks Centre. Here are some of the children who helped decorate the egg with our prizes. The two lovely bouquets have been donated to FOS to raffle at the Musical Soiree.

Brooks Easter Egg Competition

Posted by Heather Smith in Bumblebees After School Club, School

After School Club children have been working very hard over the last couple of weeks to decorate a large 3D Easter Egg. The egg is being entered in a competition at the Brooks shopping centre in town so please go along and vote for our egg.

Reading Week Timetable

Posted by Heather Smith in School

Harestock Reading Week 2019

  AM Playtime / Lunchtime Activities PM Parent carer events


Mix up into houses for mixed age group reading buddies.


In-class activities.






Playtime stories – beanbags/ cushions and books outside every playtime and/or lunchtime.


In-class activities.




2.50pm: YR/KS1 parent workshop in bumble bee room then move to library for reading together with children.


Tuesday Story sessions with infant children in the library.


In-class activities.


Storyteller in from SLS:

·         1.30-2.00pm: YR/1/2

·         2.15-3.00pm: All of KS2


Wednesday In-class activities.


1pm-3pm: Author visit for all Y5 and Y6 children.


In-class activities.


Thursday Y5/6 Author visit follow up activities.


In-class activities.


2.45: Reading week assembly




In class activities include:

  • Contributing to whole school story class by class
  • Writing poetry and stories based on a chosen poet/ author
  • Performing poetry or stories
  • Reading paper chains
  • Listening to visiting readers
  • Time for own reading for pleasure
  • Time to read books together as a class
  • Book reviews and other activities based on favourite books

Houses of Parliament Visit

Posted by Heather Smith in School

Year 6 had a great time at the Houses of Parliament visiting Steve Brine and having a tour of the building and popping in on a live debate in the House of Commons! The children also got the chance to visit Wellington Barracks and met Mr Bailey and his shiny parade shoes!