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Extended Services Report 2015/16

We held many events and enjoyed working with our community in lots of different ways. We also welcome lots of volunteers and helpers into school on a regular basis – we are very lucky to have such a lot of support. Thank you.


Activities and events have included:


Coffee Mornings

The termly coffee events were held for the whole school. We varied the days and timings. The most popular coffee events were when we showed photographs from trips or from days in school.

Friday afternoon coffee in the playground continued to be popular sometimes with mulled wine or when it was hot with ice cream - the queue snaked around the playground!


Phoenix Cards

Parents and staff were impressed with the quality of the goods and the school welcomed the commission received.  We keep current brochures in school enabling us to order at any time.


Bacon Butty & Treasure Hunt Morning   October 2015

Popular event where the children and adult had a very early start but were able to enjoy a bacon butty, a drink and then a book treasure hunt around school.   Over 250 children and parents attended.


Bhangra Dancing   November 2015

Some of our parents were taught Bhangra dancing by one of our parents.   They showed us their dance in service and they performed at a festival to an audience of over 200 people!



Crafts for Christmas November 2015  - Meadow Lane and College House

Again very popular, so popular that this year we didn’t finish until after 10.00pm!  Hot drinks were provided but parents prefer to bring their own refreshments.


Activities included water colour painting, candle decorating, wine glass charms, bead decorations.  Thanks must go the facilitators of the tables without whom the event wouldn’t be so creative.We recorded record attendance since Crafts for Christmas began with over 70 people attending.  Everyone had a great evening.  





Carols in the Playground - Meadow Lane and College House

Attendance was higher than the previous year. However as it was windy we held it in the reception area of the playground, this provided us with a bit of shelter from the wind.


The Salvation Army band joined us and played Christmas music.   Glow in the dark balloons were given to the children – items received free of charge from Lynda Lally, Tesco.


We all enjoyed Mulled wine and hot drinks, with hot pork and turkey cobs.  Approximately 70 families joined us to celebrate and enjoy the special atmosphere.



Christmas Party

The Teaching Assistants again offered to prepare all the party food. They worked very hard to prepare a plate of food for each child in school, thank you.


The children enjoyed party games in their classes before joining together in the hall for the giant tea party complete with crackers.  The afternoon was completed by a visit from Santa, who delivered a Christmas gift to each child.





Film Night –   The Nut Job   January 2016


The hall was packed with adults in their deck chairs and children on mats, benches and bean bags, some came in their onesies, and pj’s. Popcorn, choc ices & cold drinks were available, this year we also provided hot dogs, these were very popular and we soon sold out.


This was again a popular evening, approximately 60 families were able to enjoy the film and the evening had a lovely family atmosphere



Elaine accompanied the choir to Tesco, and Richmond Court.  The choir are always great representatives of the school, they sing and chat to the residents of Richmond Court who always look forward to their visit.


Breakfast Morning.   Toast, pancakes, fruit kebabs, juice, hot drinks.  Feb 2016

Lots of families were able to start the morning early and join us to consume vast quantities of toast, pancakes and fruit kebabs before school.  We welcomed over 200 adults and children.



Chaps & Children

This year we focused on ‘sport’, crazy golf in the hall, table tennis, cheer leading, mini skateboard, kite making were just a few of the activities.The evening was very well supported, with both children and parent’s enjoying themselves.

Everyone was provided with a chip cob and hot/cold drink.

Approx. 65 families joined us.



Queens 90th Birthday

The Teaching assistant team asked to arrange a celebration day to mark the Queen’s birthday.

We began the day by selling tiaras, crowns, hooters, and painting nails in the playground from 8.15am.

Mrs Revill told the children all about the life of the Queen in service.

Grandparents were invited to join us for coffee and to join the classes to learn traditional playground games.  The hall was packed with approx. 120 grandparents, they fully embraced the morning some wearing tiaras and crowns. The children enjoyed sharing their school and the grandparents were very complimentary when leaving.  The staff found that the morning flew by and they had enjoyed it too.


In the afternoon we planned on having a street party in the playground followed by dancing and whole school pass the parcel.  However the weather turned dramatically, we changed the format so that we started with dancing in the hall with a the teachers showing off their dance moves on benches at the front.

The children then danced the conga around school and went into their individual classes where they played pass the parcel.


The Teaching assistants quickly set up the hall for a giant tea party.(they were very busy preparing the food whilst the grandparents visited) and distributed it to the children when they all returned to the hall.

Dylan LH blew out the candles on the cake as he had a second birthday – his own birthday being on the same day as the Queens.


After school the Teaching assistants provided Cream tea and Pimms in the hall for parents, this too was extremely well supported with approx. 100 parents joining us.


Whole school photographs were available and each child was given a commemorative coin. Huge thanks to all the teaching assistants for their hard work and the rest of the staff for embracing the day.  What a successful day!




Volunteers Thank You

Afternoon tea - cake & coffee.  Children gave the volunteers a thank you card each.  The choir sang a range of songs to entertain the volunteers.



Our new reception parents were able to enjoy a hot drink and meet each other in the hall whilst their children spent time with their new class teachers in the classrooms.


Summer Picnic  July 2016   M.L & C.H

The playground was full of families enjoying the good weather on deck chairs and picnic blankets listening to the steel band.

Families brought their own picnic, we provided adult refreshments as well as fruit cocktails, cream teas and ice creams.


Curriculum Workshops  Spring 2016


These workshops were in place of the family learning workshops and parent support workshops. The workshops and evening presentation was very well attended with over 80 of our families represented.


As well as:-

Nativity CD’s and keyrings, Sherwood CD’s , Graduation photos  and keyrings.


Thank you to all the families who have supported the events throughout the year giving Meadow Lane that real sense of community, without you Extended Services wouldn’t have grown and been the success it is.

I would also like to thank Sheila Birchall (Extended Services Governor) and Liz Ireland for their continued support and to all staff who have helped at various times throughout the year. 


Elaine Allcoat

Extended Services Co-ordinator

Wow what a Year!!!!







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