FACES lit up at King’s Ely Acremont when excited children welcomed their grandparents into school for the afternoon.

The special Grandparents’ Afternoon saw dozens of doting grandmas and grandpas of Reception age pupils popping into school to see them. The visitors enjoyed a fun phonics lessons with the children, and of course they were also shown some of the lovely artwork and displays that the pupils had worked so hard on throughout the term.

The guests were then invited into the school hall, where the Reception pupils performed a delightful version of the folk tale, The Little Red Hen, the words and actions for which they had learned in class. The children then joined their grandparents for some scrumptious teas, cakes and refreshments, which were served up by the school’s catering team.

Interim Head of King’s Ely Acremont, Celia Etchegoyen, commented: “Our Reception Grandparents’ Afternoon was a resounding success. Grandparents were invited to join their grandchildren in the classroom to watch and participate in a phonics lesson, recite Spanish words and listen to the children sing. The bond between them was very apparent and it was wonderful to see the children entertain the older generation with a rendition of The Little Red Hen followed by afternoon tea.”

King’s Ely Acremont prides itself on offering a superb early education rather than simple childcare; a dynamic curriculum based on self-discovery and learning through play teamed with the expertise of caring, experienced staff and an exciting, spacious and homely setting.

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