We are very excited to resume our termly class visits to Heart of England Forest in Spernall, where we follow national curriclum in an outdoor setting.
The children (and staff) really look forward to these visits and its great to be able learn in such a beautiful environment.
This year in school, we are excited to announce that we have our very own Year 6 Health Champions who will be leading and organising monthly events to promote Health and Wellbeing.
Our first event will be celebrating National Fitness Day on 24th September, which has been arranged by them. Parents, you don't need to do anything other than send the children in their PE kits as usual.
Last year through our Mental Health and Wellbeing weeks, we explored the importance of having a healthy body and mind. Physical activity can help to increase energy levels, provide us with a positive mindset as well as helping us to get ready for learning.
Our Year 6 Health Champions have been meeting regularly to plan and organise a range of events for each class to participate in throughout the day. They have worked hard to create activities that are fully inclusive so that everyone can join in and have a great day.
Reception class children learned all about bees and honey. They tasted lots of delicious honey treats and learned how important bees are for the world. They even met a beekeeper!
This term each class has been working on developing dance sequences with our PE specialist, Miss Machiko. Our Y5/6 dance won first prize in the local area dance competition and Y1/2 came second in their category. The dances were filmed outside in the playground and videos submitted online. We are thrilled that the Y5/6 dance also won first place in Warwickshire County! Congratulations to the children and Miss Machiko.
Miss Machiko also taught each class a dance sequence which we fitted together to create a whole school (bubble safe) dance. It was very emotional to see them all together for the first time this year and the Reception children were astonished to see all the other children. Here are some photos of the final performance.
What a fantastic science week we’ve had!
We’ve had a great variety of events and activities from super slime to cuddly lambs, from square bubbles to gravity defying buckets of water, not to mention informative and fascinating jobs presented by parents and grandparents as well as activities lead by our amazing scientists of the future...all finished off with a trip to the Think Tank for Y5/6.
Great fun was had by all who attended Young Voices this year at Resorts World, Birmingham.
After all the hard work practising the songs, Mrs Brereton, Mrs Cusack and Mrs Watt all said it was amazing, and sounded brilliant!
Thank you Mrs Brereton for organising this opportunity once again!
Staff and children are enjoying taking part in mental health awareness week again in school. This year's theme "Find Your Brave" has been embraced by all.
Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different to everyone. We all have times when we need to 'find our brave'. We have been learning about how life is all about taking small brave steps every day: sharing worries, asking for help when you need it, trying something new or making the right choices. We have been using these tools to help build our confidence and self-esteem which is making us feel better about ourselves.
The school community has been taking part in activities throughout the week, including:
Everyone had a spook-tacular time at the Friends' Association annual Halloween disco! The party games were a huge success, with the toilet paper 'Mummy' game a firm favourite again.
FoS tell us it’s the most raised from a disco! Well done, and thank you to everyone who helped organise and volunteer!