We enjoyed an amazing visit from the author Ifeoma Onyefulu as part of our Book Week. She has written ‘A is for Africa’ amongst other books which our children have enjoyed.
She told all children a story during Collective Worship and then led workshops with Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 which the children really enjoyed.
She finished with a book signing at the end of the day.
We also had a wonderful World Book Day when both staff and children had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book characters!!
Andy Marwick worked with classes across the School on Science investigations. Please see his quotes below:
“Year 3 pupils investigated whether there is a correlation between the distance a light source (torch) is from an object and the size of its shadow. Year three were not only able to provide a convincing conclusion, they took measurements of distance and surface area. This is normally a year 6 activity!”
“Chemical reactions was the focus for year 5 and I couldn’t have wished for a more enthusiastic and inquisitive class. Pupils explored five different types of chemical reaction and very creatively made up a few of their own! Pupils followed instructions well and were able to describe their observations in detail. I was very impressed by pupils’ use of scientific vocabulary to explain what they saw.”
“The focus for year 6 was on the heart and circulatory system. I have taught this topic many times to year 6 classes over the past 20 years. However, I have never worked with such a mature and naturally inquisitive group as your year 6. I needed to keep reminding myself that this was a year 6 class and not a group of young adults!”
We had a lovely day with John Hardwick from Barnabus in Schools learning about Christianity around the world. He launched the day with a very engaging Collective Worship session when we heard that there are over 2 billion Christians across the world. We then had class workshops where children had the opportunity to explore what the Christian faith looks and sounds like in another country.
Children heard stories of Christian believers in countries outside the United Kingdom and through music, visuals and participative learning, children encountered how Christians in other parts of the world express their faith. They also explored the growth and spread of Christianity into a worldwide faith. Click on the link below which is an imaginative narrative about the migration of Sparkle the swallow which the children enjoyed:
Year 3 enjoyed visiting the exhibition of work by Slovak, a conceptual artist Roman Ondak is entitled ‘The Source of Art is in the Life of a People.’ The exhibition reflects on the passing of time, mixing past and present. They then made a time capsule which they will open when they are in Year 6.
Reception class visited the Maritime Museum as part of their topic ‘Wheels on the Bus’. Children have been learning about different types of transport all term and went to the Museum to find out about boats and ships. At the museum, children took parts in lots of different activities including; pulling the sail up on the ship; dressing up as sailors and going on a hunt to find a light house. We had lots of fun and are looking forward to writing all about it!