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Christmas Productions for 2019 | December 20, 2019

KS1 The Little Fir Tree
KS1 performing The Little Fir Tree.

Over the last few weeks we have been a hive of activity preparing the school for Christmas. This includes the amazing decorations the staff put up around school and all the hard work that has gone into the Christmas productions and performances.

The first performance was by Key Stage 1 who performed ‘The Little Fir Tree’, for teachers, children, parents and carers.

KS1 The Little Fir Tree
KS1 performing The Little Fir Tree.
KS1 Perform ‘All Alone’ at their Christmas Production, ‘The Little Fir Tree’.
KS1 Perform ‘Hear the Rain’ at their Christmas Production, ‘The Little Fir Tree’.

Later in the week we were treated to EYFS performing their production, ‘Christmas Counts’ during which we heard both amazing singing and the children pulling off some extraordinary dance moves and solos.

EYFS perform Christmas Counts
EYFS perform Christmas Counts.
EYFS perform ‘Who Can Count the Angels in the Sky’ as part of their Christmas Production.
EYFS perform ‘Christmas Counts for Everyone’ as part of their Christmas Production.

The final production of the week was KS2 performing their Carol Service. A time to bring everyone together we watched some beautiful singing of many Christmas staples.

KS2 performing their Carol Service
KS2 performing their Carol Service.
KS2 Performing ‘We Three Kings of Orient Are’ at their 2019 Christmas Carol Service

Its really been a wonderful and festive last few weeks and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Enjoy your holidays everyone.

£932.62 Raised for Children in Need | November 28, 2019

Children in Need 2019
The children applying face paints to Mr Williams.

On Friday 15th November we celebrated Children in Need and made a great effort with our fundraising. We had a range of activities in school on the day such as a cake sale, face paints and the children being able to wear their own clothes for a donation. As well as this we had games going on in the hall throughout the day where children had the opportunity to win prizes. In total we raised £932.62 which is a fantastic effort and we should all be very proud.

Year 5 on Ancient Egypt | October 24, 2019

Year 5 Ancient Egypt
Year 5 children perform in their Ancient Egypt Assembly.

Year 5 performed their annual assembly this morning. The topic was about Ancient Egypt to fit into their history lessons. They sang songs and performed acting about mummification, the discovery of Tutankhamun and about King Tut himself.

Year 5 Ancient Egypt
Year 5 children perform in their Ancient Egypt Assembly.

Great Fire of London Drama Workshop | October 2, 2019

On Monday Year 2 participated in a Great Fire of London drama workshop to introduce their new topic.

They firstly looked at the houses in 1666 and why the design of the houses contributed towards the fire. They worked in groups to make houses using their bodies. They then learnt about the ways people fought the fire and came up with actions to match. Finally they looked at who helped and hindered during the Great Fire of London and worked in groups to make still ‘photographs’ of this.

A great day enjoyed by all that will definitely inspire their new history topic.

Great Fire of London Drama Workshop
The children making still photographs.

Year 5 visit the Oriental Museum | October 1, 2019

Year 5 at the Oriental Museum
Year 5 at the Oriental Museum.

Year 5 visited the Oriental Museum in Durham as part of this term’s history topic; the Ancient Egyptians. They looked at and were able to handle a range of real Egyptian artifacts and also dressed as Egyptians and learned all about how to mummify a body and why this was important to the Egyptians. Finally, the children saw (and smelled) a real Ancient Egyptian Mummy.

Recycling Week 2019 | September 30, 2019

Recycling Week 2019
The children picking rubbish out of sand.

We recently held a Recycling Week here at school. Our aim was to ensure that the children know:

  • What is pollution and what link does it have to recycling?
  • What is recycling and why is it important?
  • What impact can you have to help our environment?

We did this by carrying out a number of discussions and activities with all the year groups.

Key Stage 1 did such things as looking at the story of the Messy Magpie and how collecting litter ruined her habitat. From this the children had a discussion about the impact of pollution and wrote a poem about 5 ways we can help the Earth. This culminated in an activity to sort through rubbish left in different terrains to see what needed to be recycled and what thrown into the rubbish.

Recycling Week 2019
The children separating normal waste from recycling.

Key Stage 2 watched the BBC documentary The Blue Planet, and followed it with a discussion about how waste, including plastic waste is having an extreme negative effect on our planets oceans. They made a poster showing 5 ways to help the Earth and carried out an Environmental Review where they answered check boxes and left comments about how our school meets up to the expectations of the Eco Schools Ten Sustainable Topics.

env-review
An example from our Environmental Reviews carried out by the children.