EUGENE’S EASTER ADVENTURE
One Easter holiday John the Assistant Premises Manager at the School agreed to look after Eugene the tortoise for two weeks while the school was closed so he would not be lonely. This was a new experience for Eugene as he had never been to John’s house before. So on Sunday morning his house was gathered up and put in the car and off he went on his Easter adventure.
When he arrived at John’s house, Eugene found that a very nice spot near the fire in the front room was all ready for him and that’s when he met Lesley (John’s wife).
Eugene found it all a bit exhausting going on vacation so after a quick drink and some food he took himself off to bed for a snooze. ZZZZZZZ
Later that night Eugene woke up in the dark and heard a voice calling out ‘Hello over there’
‘Who’s that?’ Eugene called back.
‘My name is Jenny and I’m a giant African land snail and my little friends here are Mildred and Zebedee, we all live over here in our glass house are you hungry at all as we have lots of lovely lettuce and cucumber if you want to share a midnight feast with us?’ So Eugene checked no one was watching and climbed out of his house and hurried over to the big glass snail house.
After having a lovely meal with his new friends, Jenny invited Eugene to have some fun playing games with them, we often play at night with the little grandchildren’s toys when everyone is asleep. They don’t know that we come out to play at night, or that we can talk, but that’s ok as it is our secret.
So every night the new friends played with Play doh, had races (which Eugene always won as the snails were so very slow ), did colouring, had picnics and sat round telling stories and generally having fun, then when they were all worn out they got back in their cages before John and Lesley woke up snuggled down and slept for most of the day on and off.
One day, Eugene got rather messy with his blueberries, so Lesley had to put him in his bath which he really enjoyed and he had quite a splash around practicing his swimming while getting clean again.
At the weekend something else happened that put a smile on Eugene’s face, John and Lesley’s grandchildren Izzy and Joe arrived to stay for a few days so he had some children to play with during the day as well as the snails during the night (for the secret play time!!) He loved chasing them up and down the front room and they kept telling him how lovely he was (he liked that a lot !). At one point Joe said he was going to steal him and take him home with him, but John said the children at school would miss him too much.
But all too soon Easter was over and it was time for Eugene to return to school and be back with the Children. Eugene thought that although it was fun having a holiday it was also very nice to be back home with all his school friends.
Many thanks to the RGSA for organising a Flags Project. Pupils created a flag for their own class and these can be found in the following link…flags
I wanted to write and commend you on the outstanding behaviour of your year 6 class when they visited Moon Lane Books for storytelling this morning.
The children both listened and managed their own behaviour exceptionally well and were a credit to your calm, warm and highly engaged staff.
I was also impressed by the children’s excellent manners and their ability to move around the shop and line up with respect for one another and their surroundings.
It was a great pleasure to have members of your school visiting Moon Lane Books and we look forward to welcoming other classes.
With many thanks and warmest wishes,
Co-founder, Moon Lane Books and Tales on Moon Lane
Moon Lane Ink CIC
Tales on Moon Lane
The Children’s Bookshop
For Reception to Year 6.
We aRE ARRANGING VISITS TO Moon Lane Ink Bookshop, 300 Stansted Road, Forest Hill.
tHESE VISITS WILL COMPRISE a 30 minute storytelling session at 11am. ON A Topic APPROPRIATE TO THE CLASS.
PLEASE CHECK THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE FOR THE DATES WE HAVE BOOKED.
|Reception – Ms Asamoah||Festivals/Celebrations|
|15th Nov||Reception – Ms George||Festivals/Celebrations|
|28th Nov||4J – Miss Johnston||World War 2|
|29th Nov||Reception – Ms Mustafa||Festivals/Celebrations|
|30th Nov||6R – Miss Rizou||Victorians|
|4th Dec||3D – Ms Alavi||Egyptians|
|5th Dec||4W – Ms Williams|
|6th Dec||5D – Miss Diaz||Caribbean|
|7th Dec||5T – Ms Thomas||Caribbean|
|11th Dec||2GH – Ms Herbert||Old/New toys|
|12th Dec||4A – Ms Akhtar||World War 2|
|13th Dec||2DA – Miss Dale||Old/New toys|
|14th Dec||2D – Miss Dyga||Old/New toys|
|15th Jan 2019||1M – Mr Monahan||Houses & Homes|
|16th Jan 2019||1H – Mrs Hunter||Houses & Homes|
|17th Jan 2019||3J – Mrs Jones||Stone Age|
|18th Jan 2019||1W – Miss Wells||Houses & Homes|
|23rd Jan 2019||4W – Ms Williams|
|24thJan 2019||3M – Ms Murrillo||Stone Age|
The final day and two more activities to complete.
All is quiet as we wake up the children. Last night was the disco and fun was had by all!
Aiden and Rahmel were showing off some cool moves.
Ms Wallace has arrived and she has been with my group. Yesterday they took the leap of faith and Eden and Checkwu were very brave always striving to do their best.
The children also took part in the climbing wall.
Disco photos and more will be posted on the blog by Monday once we have worked out how to remove them from the new camera.
After breakfast, we have high equilibrium and Laser quest before lunch and the bus ride home.
The school will contact you all when the bus leaves so that you can be ready when the bus arrives in Penerley Road.
The children are looking forward to seeing you all again…