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Class 1 and 2 Pirate Day

Monday, 14 October 2019

Based on our class book ‘Captain Abdul’s Pirate School’ the children in Class 1 and 2 have had a taste of what it is like to attend pirate school.

Throughout the day, the children have participated in different pirate lessons such as; walking the plank, practising their target throwing, completing a measure hunt, singing pirate songs and learning how to talk like a pirate.

All of the children looked fantastic in their pirate costumes and were even given personalised pirate names. We cannot wait to explore this book further, enthusing our love for reading.



World’s Worst Teacher Day!

Monday, 14 October 2019

What a wonderful day we have had! This term Years 3 and 4 will be reading the World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams and today we celebrated our love for reading by dedicating a day to his fantastic book!

All the children come into school wearing spectacular outfits of the characters and some used their own imagination to think of their own world’s worst teacher! We had many creative ideas – from a spine-chilling Mrs Doom who punishes everyone for no reason to a hysterical Mr Clown who spends all day only telling jokes!

Throughout the day, we spent time reading our class books and doing a range of activities to reflect on what we have read, to identify some terrific vocabulary and most importantly share our love for this incredible book.

All of the children had an opportunity to act out Mr Pent’s Pants and perform freeze frames of their favourite parts of his story. They even had Mr Pent confiscate a child because of his spherical head!

Here is Master Pent being hit by a demolition ball!

We even re-enacted the scowling baby!

Each child created a storyboard to summarise what has happened in the class book.


Class 5 Science

Monday, 14 October 2019

Class 5 have been enjoying this term’s topic all about forces. We did an experiment today, trying to make a boat which travelled well across some water. When making our boats we had to think about achieving a stream-lined shape to it and including a sail with a large surface area. Some of the boats were very impressive and the children all ensured that the test was fairly carried out.

Theseus and the Minotaur Drama Performance

Monday, 14 October 2019

Classes 5 and 6 were treated to an excellent, thought-provoking drama based on the Greek myth, Theseus and the Minotaur. The performance made us question what each character was really like and made us realise that if we only hear one version of a story, you don’t always get the full truth. We are now looking forward to doing some follow up work on the story in class.

Year 1 Music

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Year 1 are enjoying their music lessons. They have been learning to follow a rhythm using body percussion and glockenspiels.


Boys’ Football League Games

Thursday, 10 October 2019

The boys kicked off this season’s league with three games on the same evening. They performed extremely well right from the start, working hard, making tackles and showing a bit of quality on the ball. Our first game against a strong Cotteridge team ended 0-0, which was a fair result. We had a couple of chances but Leon made two good saves as well.

We then played Turves Green and went 1-0 down right from the kick-off. I was impressed with our attitude though as we quickly equalised and went on to dominate the rest of the game, winning 3-1.

It was the same scoreline in our final game as we comfortable beat St. Mary’s. This puts us top of the league so far with two wins and a draw. Our goal-scorers were Mati (4), Aniekeme and Remari. Well done to all of the boys as they played extremely well. Player of the day goes to Callum, who was solid in defence all evening.

Year 3 Healthy Bodies

Thursday, 10 October 2019

This term Year 3 are learning about how to keep healthy as well as what makes up our human body. We had a special visit from the school nurse where she explained the healthy eating plate and the importance of having a balanced healthy diet.

We also labelled the human body and created puppets of our own skeletons.

Arts and Craft Club

Thursday, 10 October 2019

The children in Arts and Craft enjoyed making under the sea picture.  We started off by using oil pastels to draw the waves then went over it with water colours to create a desired effect.

Active Lunchtimes

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Our sports leaders are doing a fantastic job every lunch time helping to run a number of sports activities for others. They have received some training and are gaining confidence in delivering and leading a range of safe, enjoyable and energetic activities. Hopefully, we’ll train further children later in the year but in the meantime, keep up the good work Sports Leaders. Thank you to all those who help out.

Rugby World Cup Celebration Day

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

We had a fantastic time celebrating the Rugby World Cup today. Everyone came dressed in the colours of their favourite participating country and all classes participated in some rugby activities during the day. We also watched some of the exciting Wales v Fiji game on the big screen and were treated to a special sports themed lunch. It was great to see so many children active and enjoying sport. Well done to everyone.