We had another very successful reading morning today in Foundation and the children loved sharing books with their grown ups. We look forward to these mornings every week and are so pleased that so many of take part in them. They happen every Friday from 8.30 - 9.00. Thank you to everyone who came this morning and we hope to see lots of you here next week.
Some children from year 4/5 and 6 all went to watch 'The Little Mermaid' performed by the Northern Ballet Company.
It was insipring to see the dancers performing as well as their beautiful costumes, make and scenery. The Ballet was accompanied by a live orchestra which we could see beneath us. It was an amazing experience and has hopefully inspired some of our children to become a part of the dance, music and theatrical world in the future.
The tale loosely followed the well known 'Disney' version, however there were a few twists and a very unexpected ending! Here is a link to more of what the Northen Ballet Comapny do, including so behind the scenes videos:
The year 6 children have be learning new games to help them develop a love of words. They have been learning and playing Bananagrams during early work to help with spelling and vocabulary. They love it!
A big congratulations to our most recent Aspire Trophy Winners, all of whom have worked really hard to achieve the best results possible in their learning throughout the week.
Well done keep up the good work!
Year 3 have been taking part in their Stone Age ignite day! The children had the opportunity to come in dressed up as cave men and women. Then we took part in some fantastic activities! Firstly, we went on a scavenger hunt around the school to gather information cards about what cavemen used to eat. We found out lots about how they collected and foraged for berries and plants. Then we created our own origami mammoths and cavemen which was a real challenge that we overcame! We also had the opportunity to complete some cave art! We had the opportunity to create some clay houses and clay caves that the people would have lived in. What an exciting start to the project it has been!
Well done to Lucy and Molly for making and creating items to share with others in school. The items will be on sale each Friday lunchtime.
One day we might even see you on Dragons Den!!!
As part of our topic this term 'Magical Worlds', Year 4 took a magical trip to Harry Potter Studios in Watford. A short film introduced us to the tour featuring the main characters themselves. Then we were let loose to explore stage sets, prop displays, interactive special effects; all revealing the secrets behind the magic. We were able to take part in some activities involving broomsticks and there were plenty of photo opportunities. Then after lunch, we explored the animatronics and make-up designs within the Creature Effects workshop, which featured iconic Harry Potter film creatures. We were all amazed at the work that went into filming the movies and all had a brilliant day out.
The Owls and Hedgehogs were very excited today to receive a parcel through the post. 5 caterpillars have come to join our class and help us learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have named them Boris, Simon, Jade, Crumble and Michael. The children were very sensible and thought up rules to help us keep the caterpillars safe. They are very small at the moment and we are very excited to watch them grow and change. Watch this space to see what happens .......
The girls took part in their first competitive football matches in more than 4 years at Bushfield school last night. The three, 15 minute, games took place on a cold and damp evening. After taking a while to get going, the girls started working as a team fantastically well and didn't give up. They represented our school beautifully and should be extremely proud of themselves. Next week there will be three more games and will give the girls another opportunity to practise the skills they have learnt in PE.
Our "lady" of the match was Zahara who was fearless in goal and had a showed a great eye for the ball.
Well done to our year 6 team: Zahara, Lolade, Rudy, Millie, Neave, Tayla and Chantelle.