It is at this time of year in school that our attention in school turns to Harvest. Our lockdown planted orchard, most surprisingly, bore its first apple (just one!) this year after a summer with very little rain.
The children have worked hard to learn songs, poems and stories to perform for an enthusiastic school audience. Although very nervous, the children did an amazing job at conveying the important message of Harvest, that we should give thanks for the food that we have and do our best to share it with those less fortunate.
School collected donations, from our School Harvest Festival, were gifted to support Meldreth’s Emergency Winter Food Bank. The Foodbank opens at the Elin Road Community Centre on Tuesdays from 10 – 12pm.
Thank you to our parents, pupils and staff who supported our Harvest Festival with such generous donations.
Swift Class performed the poem ‘The Pumpkin’ from the book ‘I Am the Seed that Grew the Tree’. It is a book created by the National Trust, which contains nature poems for every day of the year.
Wren Class retold the story of The Enormous Turnip as a celebration of the harvest. The children have been using their storyteller voices and have worked together to act out key events.
Osprey Class combined teamwork, artwork and poetry to create a short acrostic-style poem to present. Each group of four children was given a letter in "harvest" to decorate with autumnal colours and they then had to learn their line of the poem to read aloud.
Kite Class changed the lyrics to ‘Here Comes The Sun’, by the Beatles to be all about Harvest - ‘Here Comes The Crops’.
Kestrel Class produced a short dramatic piece on the importance of harvest during World War 2, with a specific focus on the land army.
Hawk Class carried out research on different fruits from around the world, which the children presented in groups.