We aim to launch each new area of learning with a ‘Wow Day’ and enjoy a ‘Fun Themed Day’ each term. Please see the examples below
As part of her work with the Galapagos Conservation Trust, Miss Langford shared their new book with us before it goes to print! ‘Tessa the Giant Tortoise: A Galapagos Journey,’ tells the story of a giant tortoise as she undertakes her annual migration on the Galapagos Islands. By joining Tessa the children learnt and reflected on the positive relationship they can have with nature through everyday environmentally friendly actions. Many exciting activities were planned for the day and the children came to school dressed as an explorer, a tortoise or in tortoise colours!
The School Council organised a sponsored run to raise money for new playground equipment to be used at break times and lunch times. A tremendous £1079.50 (plus gift aid) was raised. Thank you to a grandparent (she knows who she is!) for supporting the School Council with the organisation and motivating all the children!
Apedale Heritage Centre
To complement their topic on Lord Shaftesbury, the children in Key Stage 2 visited Apedale Heritage Centre. They went down a mine to see what it was like for children in Victorian times.
World Book Day 2022
Our theme this year was Julia Donaldson. We focussed on ‘Jack and The Flum Flum Tree’. The children came to school dressed as a character from their favourite book. They took part in a picture quiz and won prizes for their team.
On Pancake Day we were lucky enough to eat delicious freshly made pancakes! We talked about why we were eating them, how they were made and our favourite toppings!
We had lots of fun doing lots of different activities on Number Day!
Class 1 did a number hunt and then did lots of exciting activities all linked to the theme of Chinese New Year. This included putting the animals in order and learning to understand ordinal numbers – 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on.
Class 2 played a number track game, snakes and ladders, number square challenge and addition football. This was loads of fun with lots of competition!
Class 3 played lots of different number games. They played Yahtzee, battleships and four in a row. They decorated their favourite number and wrote number sentences about that number.
To finish our History topic work on ‘What we have learnt from the past?’ we held a Roman Feast! We dressed in togas and enjoyed a range of foods including figs, cheese, grapes, honey cake and lentil casserole.
The children in Key Stage 2 were ‘virtually’ visited by a Roman Soldier in connection with their topic this half term.
To start our topic this term which is based on ‘What we have learned from the past?’ we had a mysterious visitor who left behind muddy footprints and a range of costumes and artefacts. The children had a great time investigating where the items had come from!
KS2 – DT Project
The children in Years 3 and 4 invented their own chocolate bars. This involved naming their own bar, designing their packaging and logo. They created, made and evaluated their own recipe.
Poet from the Peaks!
Poet From the Peaks, Andy Tooze, inspired the children to write and perform their own amazing poems!
Our Summer 2021 production – based on Edith’s War
The whole school took part in an outdoor presentation based on Edith’s War. This complemented the Key Stage 2 topic, World War II. We decorated the field to resemble a street party. The children enjoyed learning and performing songs and dances.
Sports Day 2021
Due to Covid 19, our Sports Day was a little different this year. The children took part in traditional races throughout the morning. We all had a great time!
World Book Day 2021
World Book Day 2021 was a little different to usual. Both the children in school and at home (due to Covid 19 lockdown) dressed up. We enjoyed seeing home learners on ‘Teams’. All of the children had made a huge effort! All activities were linked to books and reading. In school the focus was Julia Donaldson books and the children enjoyed taking part in a range of drama and art activities. There was also a fun quiz based on children’s books to enjoy.
Vocabulary Wow Day – 24 March 2021
We had a fantastic day when we came to school dressed up as a word. The teachers couldn’t believe how creative we had been! During the day we completed lots of fun activities which included making a human dictionary, a vocabulary treasure hunt, finding synonyms for our words, writing rhyming poems where each line contained seven syllables and creating our own dwarf to match our teachers who came dressed as the seven dwarfs.
Lockdown Birthday Parties
While children have been unable to celebrate their special day, we have been hosting termly class birthday parties in school!
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