If I was an Engineer

Children in year 2- 5 answered this question by designing their own inventions to solve real life problems.

They met an Engineer called Natalie Jones who kindly came into our school to tell the children all about her job. The children’s work has now been sent off to the engineering judges and the shortlisted entries will be showcased at a public exhibition in June 2019. Fingers crossed!!! 

A huge well done to the children who made their inventions at home!!! I was very impressed.'

World Book Day!

Our theme for this World Book Day has been DINOSAURS and we have been going dino-crazy! Our literacy work has been based around really great books about dinosaurs over the past couple of weeks! On World Book Day, we all dressed up- the costumes were fantastic! We also took part in great activities- such as constructing our own dinosaurs, painting, sewing, baking, drama activities, entering virtual reality Jurassic worlds, creating dinosaur animations, making volcanoes, making masks and taking part in dino-themed missions with our Commando Joe’s! In the week prior to World Book Day, Teachrex visited us with a huuuuuuuge dinosaur called Jam! Meeting him was amazing! On World Book Day we got to meet some reptiles and the closest living relatives to dinosaurs- birds! Have a look through the gallery below of some of the fab stuff we did!

New Reading Hut in EYFS!

The children in EYFS have been enjoying their new reading hut in the outside area. Reading is very important to Reception and we like to make sure children have the opportunity to enjoy their favourite books in all the areas. The boys have especially enjoyed the new reading hut with our new superhero books, characters and story spoon!

What is your favourite story? 

Year 6 Sats Information Evening

Thank you to all the parents who came for our Year 6 SATs information evening. If you have any more questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask your child's teacher. As mentioned at the event, there is a helpful video at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents  and www.theschoolrun.com has more information for parents. The maths revision website that all our Year 6s have an individual log in for is uk.IXL.com 

3DB's Cave Drawings!

In art this week, 3DB attempted cave drawings in the style of the stone age people from the prehistoric time period. There are theories that the prehistoric man might have painted animals and hunting scenes on the walls of the caves. Perhaps the cave man wanted to decorate the cave and chose animals because they were important to their existence.

We used tables as caves and stuck paper above our heads as though we were drawing on the ceiling in a cave.

The children thoroughly enjoyed this task and I'm sure you will agree their drawings are fantastic!

Christmas Family Activity Morning

Thank you for all those who attended our Christmas family activity morning yesterday! It was fun-packed with lots of festive arts and crafts including: reindeer crowns, star wreaths, paper angels, 2019 calendars and much more. This event was a memorable occasion for the children and it’s fair to say, everyone (adults included) took part and had fun!!! Once again a big thank you to the Head boy, Head Girl and Year 5 & Year 6 School Council members for all their efforts in helping to organise and run these activities. But for now…. have a fantastic family Christmas and  New Year!!! We hope to see you at the next Family Activity Morning next year, on the 5th of February celebrating Chinese New Year. 

The School Council Visit the Lord Mayor!

On Thursday 6th December, some members of our school council were invited to visit the Lord Mayor, June Hitchen. We visited the council chambers where, alongside Old Hall Drive, we
took part in two debates. The first was about having homework the second was about having a Saturday school. Briscoe Lane gave some fantastic points and won both debates. After the debates we were then invited to join the Lord Mayor and her consort, in her private suite to have some refreshments.
All the school council members enjoyed themselves and were a credit to  the our school!

Christingle Services

Throughout school we held Christingle services recently. We learnt about the history of the Christingle and what each part of it represents. We then made our own and held our own Christingle service. Did you know that this year is the 50th year the Christingle Service has been held in this country?

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