Honeypot and Duckpuddle Class wrote a class poem and Rooks Nest pupils wrote their own individual poems. These poems were printed on small pieces of card and were used as part of our gift to the village residents. Each pupil made up three gift bags, each containing a personally decorated poem and three daffodil bulbs. The children personalised the tags for the bags, which were tied onto the bags with purple ribbon. Groups of children and school adults helped to deliver our gifts to the houses in the village. This year we had to leave gifts on people's doorsteps ready to greet them when they opened the door or returned home. We proudly cheered ‘Happy Harvest’ and were greeted with many residents waving from their windows.
Our Harvest Poems
Yellow and golden daffodils
Long green stems
Tall beautiful leaves
Sweet smelling flowers
By Honeypot Class
Thank you Therfield
The petal is as yellow as the sun
The stem is as tall as a skyscraper
The daffodil smells as sweet as jam
The flowers are as lovely as the people who live in Therfield
By Duckpuddle Class
Flowing wheat dancing in the wind,
Whistling leaves prancing high in the sky,
Prickly hedgehogs ready to hibernate, buried,
Huge orange pumpkins growing in the field,
Quiet combine harvesters travelling over the crops,
Slow growing fruit oozing with juice,
Flames dancing in the wind circling the clouds.
By Evie-May Bashford
(Representing Rooks Nest Class)
Singing to the Elderly
Groups of children and staff regularly visit the local residential care home to sing and entertain the residents. The children usually make small gifts or take bunches of flowers to brighten up their day.
GAP (Generations at Play)
Year 3 pupils at the GAP session in Therfield Chapel
Local Therapy dog in School
We are ecstatic to be visited weekly by the wonderful Alfie as part of the ‘Read to Dogs’ scheme. Alfie lives in Therfield and enjoys listening to our children read. Our children are very excited when it is their turn to read to Alfie. Before he leaves, Alfie takes a tour around the classrooms to see what all the children have been learning.
Every year we host an open evening, which is open to parents and the whole community. Children sing songs for the busy crowd and visitors get an insight into life at Therfield School. The classrooms are open offering a range of exciting challenges and our wonderful cook makes tasty samples of the most popular meals that our children regularly enjoy eating
Fundraising for charitable causes
We take part in a range of charity themed days/events to fundraise for local and national causes. Events have included non-uniform/dress-up days for Comic Relief, Red Nose Day and Jeans for Genes Day. We also take part in sponsored events, cake sales, singing as a whole school inside Tesco Extra in Royston and collect donations during our nativity performance. For Harvest we host an annual whole school breakfast where staff donate the food items and breakfast donations are made to a chosen charity. More recently we have sponsored a child, aged seven, from South Africa. We will continue with annual fundraising to sustain our sponsorship.
Children are very proud knowing that they have made a difference to the lives of others.