10th January 2020 – Chinese New Year
To mark the Chinese New Year celebrations the year 2 pupils had the opportunity to take part in Chinese Ribbon dance workshops. At the end of the day the year 2 classes proudly performed their own Chinese Ribbon Dances to other classes, parents and carers. The way in which they quickly learnt how to move the ribbons was quite impressive!
The pupils marked Christmas by performing the Nativity musical ‘Shine Star Shine’. We were very proud of the children’s singing and acting skills. We also had a delicious Christmas lunch where all staff and children had a chance to eat together. Everyone had a Christmas cracker and the children enjoyed pulling them, wearing their hats and telling Christmas jokes.
Key stage one Panto visit
Year 1 and 2 were invited by New City College to see the students perform their fantastically festive show, ‘Santa’s Lost His Reindeer’. It was filled with humour and opportunities for audience participation. Thanks to all the New City students for their efforts – and to all the Odessa children for their brilliant behaviour!
New City College sent us an email stating: ‘Many thanks to the staff who brought your wonderful classes to see the show today. I was so impressed with the prompt arrival and the excellent behaviour of the children throughout. What a wonderful reflection this is on the high standards of your school and staff‘.
What wonderful feedback about our pupils and staff – we do feel like ‘Proud Peacocks’ indeed.
Fresh Fruit & Veg stall at Odessa
We had the pleasure of hosting the Community Food Enterprise (cfe) food stall. There was a real buzz amongst our parents as they purchased okra, plantain and other delicious fresh foods One parent said, ‘Wow this is a fantastic idea, will you be doing this again?’, another commented ‘The yams are such a good price, much cheaper than in the supermarkets’.
At Odessa we marked the religious festival Diwali by having an assembly for parents and carers. The children performed dances, acted out traditional customs and sang Diwali songs, which we were composed by Mr Mineiro our Art/Music leader and Mrs Popat our RE leader. The parents and carers had some traditional sweets and had the opportunity to join in with the festivities by creating Rangoli patterns using chalks outside the schools main entrance.
27th of September – Odessa’s first World’s Biggest Coffee Morning
We are proud to say that we raised £329.65p
We had an amazing amount of cakes made and donated for our ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ by parents, carers and staff. It was great to see our community come together. Parents and carers had the opportunity to socialise together and have plenty of hot drinks and treats – some of us even made new friends! We also had some toddlers pop along and join in with the event. Thank you to everyone for helping us raise a significant amount of money for the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity.
July 2019 – Sports Day
The children of Odessa Infant School had the opportunity to compete in Sports Day. They worked in teams and showed great sportsmanship during the activities. Parents and Carers came along to cheer the children and got actively involved. After skipping, sack races, balancing bean bags, weaving in and out of cones the children had the opportunity to watch the adults take part in races!
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