Moorfield Memorial – commemorative tree planting

The children at Moorfield school decided that they would like to plant a tree as a memorial to Queen Elizabeth II.

Elizabeth II was Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms from 6 February 1952 until her death in 2022. She was queen regnant of 32 sovereign states during her lifetime and 15 at the time.

They chose to mark this piece of history by planting a cherry blossom tree at the outside of the school.

We are all looking forward to seeing it grow and blossom.

Once the King’s coronation has taken place, we hope to plant a second tree as a long lasting memorial to Queen and King.

Charles III is King of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. He acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022 upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. He was the longest-serving heir apparent in British history and, at the age of 73, is the oldest person to ascend the British throne. 

The children of Base 2 helped Mrs Boyle to put the tree in place this morning.

A plaque will be attached to the trees to mark each occasion.

A special Judo assembly!

Gemma Howell, local Judo Olympian, visited Moorfield today to promote Judo as a sport as well as her own achievements. She also demonstrated some moves on some of the teachers!

Gemma explained to the children what life was like for an Olympian including a tight training schedule, the highs and lows and work involved to maintain her achievements. Gemma recently won silver in the Commonwealth games and is hoping to compete in the 2024 Paris Olympics !

Reception in the Forest!

Today Reception had their first visit to the forest and had a wonderful time!  Children will have their ‘Treetop Thursday’ time every Thursday afternoon, so if your child has not yet bought in a pair of wellies, could we have them for next week?  Many thanks…..

Year 2 Walk to Newport

Year 2 have taken part in a very special walk around the local area.

As we were learning to find our way around Newport as part of our Geography topic, we also paid our respects to the late Queen.

We went into Twigs flower shop and they very kindly gave us some flowers, which we later laid at The Buttercross. We also popped into the Guildhall to write in the book of condolence.

Our new Reception class

We were very happy to welcome our new Reception class on 7th September and they have settled in really well.

Here are a few photos of their first week in school, including the lunchtime buddies and a visit to Miss Hedges in the office!