Hold on to your hats! It has been a pretty exciting time around school today as the wind whistles through all sorts of Georgian window and door frames! Children can become hyperactive around various situations (I don’t know if you’ve noticed that!) and being outside in strong wind is definitely one of them. Perhaps it’s a good thing that most of them have had games today, to let off steam and charge about.
I so enjoyed umpiring the girls’ hockey on Wednesday and my lesson rounds saw me in Year 2 maths earlier the same day learning about greater than or less than signs. Today I was with Year 6 science exploring more about indicators and their importance in helping us determine whether a liquid is acid or alkali and how concentrated it might be. Mrs Cole had her class boiling red cabbage to extract the anthocyanin that occurs naturally in its pigment and is an excellent natural indicator: I wonder if it was coincidence that we had red cabbage as one of the veg accompaniments for our yummy Friday roast!
The scrumptious catering was also an important part of Wednesday night when we had a lovely evening with some of our new parents to the school this year. Chief Pelican, Donald Rice, shared a very genial, convivial message of warmth and shared opportunity so I hope many of you will be able to engage in the occasional events that will crop up. You will have hopefully seen the Wine Tasting that follows on from our very popular Fireworks Party on 9 November, for example.
The wind seems to be getting stronger and the lights in my study have flickered a couple of times this afternoon: I’d best make sure I know where the candles are when I get home, maybe light the first fire of the season and hunker down whilst storm Callum passes through.