November 16th 2018
On Friday 16th November, the pupils and staff celebrated Children In Need day. The theme was 'Crazy Hair' and the children really did go that extra mile to showcase their crazy hair. A huge thank you to everyone's super efforts to raise awareness of Children In Need.
During the Summer term, Year 4 have been learning a variety of songs and musical terminology as well as learning how to play the Ukulele with Wolverhampton Music School. To celebrate the end of their music lessons, they performed a music concert showing off all their new skills. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions, particularly the songs, and really loved showing their families and other children in the school their new skills.
As part of our theme ‘Under the Sea’ pupils in Nursery and Reception enjoyed a fantastic ‘Pirate Day’. Children and staff dressed up as Pirates and the costumes were absolutely fantastic! We all took part in pirate singing, dancing and music in the sunshine. We also made pirate jewellery, eye patches, hats and flags. The children made treasure maps and took part in treasure hunts in the sand…with real golden coins as prizes!!! Everyone made pirate cakes with Jolly Roger flags and icing and had fun talking like Pirates all day long… SHIVER ME TIMBERS!!!!!
The children in Nursery and Reception thoroughly enjoyed their Father’s Day Celebrations on Thursday June 14th. We shared activities such as biscuit-decorating, football, skittles and creative tasks with our Dads, Granddads, Uncles and big Brothers. Our staff enjoyed sharing pictures and stories about their own Dads and then it was time to ‘cuddle up’ and enjoy a special story. All of our grown-ups were extremely proud of the medals they received from the children. What another wonderful day!
Severn Trent visited us to talk to the children about saving water. As well as the water cycle - how it gets to our taps as clean water!
Children in year 4 thoroughly enjoyed a great Bikability session ran by Wolverhampton City Council’s Road Safety team. They successfully completed their Cycle Training Level 1 scheme to further develop their cycling skills. This involved a 2 hr off road session that took place on the school playground. The children showed a high level of enthusiasm and excitement for the activities. It was a pleasure to see them in such a different learning environment with 2 children learning to ride from scratch.
During this half term Year 5 have participated in a Minecraft Project. The Project has been developed by Wolverhampton's Learning Technologies Team and the children have had access to an interactive experience using the ever so popular Minecraft game. In the second session the children have been tasked to build a virtual world within Minecraft that has required them to research, design, plan and cost out a religious building to be built. The children will then create a virtual tour of the buildings they construct adding educational information at various points. The Year 5 children are thoroughly enjoying this fantastic opportunity and its many cross curricular links.
On Friday 23rd March the staff and pupils took part in a danceathon in aid of Sport Relief 2018. Staff and pupils were encouraged to dress up in their sportiest outfits and show of their best dance moves! Everyone involved had a great time and really looked the part, dancing along to their favourite music.
Quotes form the children:
'The best bit was the music. I love 'Let It Go'.
'We did our best silly dancing, it was the Chicken Dance!'
'The teachers looked really good'.
'It was kind of fun because I could exercise'.
'My favourite song was Katy Perry'
We are very proud to confirm that the total we raised for Sports Relief was £73.47. Special thanks to our School Council who conducted the Sport Relief assembly — we are very proud of you. Thanks again to families who made such kind donations.
What a fantastic day we all had as we enjoyed our annual Mother’s Day Celebrations event in Early Years! Mums, Aunties and Grandmas were all invited to attend and astonishingly over 60 of them did so! A session of ‘Stay and Play’ activities included decorating biscuits and Mother’s Day creative crafts. This was followed by cakes, biscuits and juice in our school hall which everyone thoroughly enjoyed! The session ended with a quiet IWB story and lots of cuddles and snuggles together. This was lovely to see! After a Mother’s Day poem and a missive ‘Hip, Hip, Hooray’ all our special guests received a flower and a giant ‘I love you!’ from their little ones. What a wonderful way to celebrate such a special event!
On Friday 16th March, the children and staff celebrated World Book Day following the previous cancellation due to the poor weather. All children and staff dressed as a character from a selection of chosen authors - Roald Dahl, Julia Donaldson and David Walliams. As ever the costumes were spectacular and very original. The whole school thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the day was a huge success!
Quotes from pupils:
"It was so much fun to dress up as our favourite characters."
"It was great because we were all unique."
"Today was full of wonderful surprises!"
"We were able to show our creativity and teamwork"
"I loved all the laughter especially seeing all the teachers dress up, it was hilarious!"
"Everyone made a real effort, they took it to the next level."