Throughout the year we organise a wide range of curriculum days. During these days our children enjoy learning about a particular theme with a hands-on, cross-curricular approach. Please check our website and newsletters regularly to find out the theme of our latest curriculum day.
On Friday 9th March we finally managed to celebrate World Book Day in school. The children came to school dressed in a costume of their favourite character. All the children looked fantastic, it was lovely to see so many different characters all around school. Thank you to all the parents and guardians for your support.
The children completed a range of different activities during the day including a hunt for the big bad wolf, designing a new bear and designing space suits and new book covers.
We held a very successful 'We love numbers day in school'. All children and staff were invited to come dressed in numbers for the day and we had some fantastic efforts. Children enjoyed problem solving, and reasoning activities all with a number focus. We also held special celebration assemblies to celebrate achievements in maths where medals and certificates were handed out.
Each class was allocated 30 minutes to run around the football pitch in Shroggs park. We then calculated the total distance and converted the answer to find the number of miles our school ran. Congratulations to everyone who took part. We have beaten our 2014 school record by running a total of 716 miles around the football pitch. Have a look at the pictures below to see the great efforts of our children and staff!
We held our annual English Days last Thursday and Friday and what a super time we had. Our theme this year was transport and involved visits and visitors. Year 1 went on a magic carpet ride through exotic far flung lands. In year 2, our children watched in great surprise as Mrs Burton was 'arrested' by PC Moriarty who kindly gave some of his time to our school. Year 3 became tour guides for the day and took thier 'passengers' to some very interesting places - with a valid ticket of course. Year 4 used our local area to carry out a traffic survey and discussed the reasons for our many journeys each day. Year 5 aimed high with a visit to Leeds Bradford Airport Training Centre where they saw aeroplanes being loaded, taking off and landing and small aircrafts right in front of their noses - all from the safety of the cafe. Year 6 got themselves completely tied in knots! To fit in with their topic, Kensuke's Kingdom, which has a sailing theme, we had a special 'visitor'. One of our pupils attends a local sailing club and was kind enough to model his wetsuit and answer questions. As part of his training, it is necessary to be able to tie an arrange of sailing knots so we all had a practice and wrote explanations.
We have had a very successful Science day where the children have been carrying out a range of experiments. There were various topics which the children completed and came up with some excellent questions.
Reception and Year 1 took part in a mini-beast hunt, Year 2 designed a coat for an ice troll, Year 3 made a flag to represent our school, Year 4 designed and tested parachutes to safely land their eggstranaut, Year 5 learnt about the pin hole camera and made some fantastic prototypes and Year 6 became detectives for the day! To find out more about the activities and see examples of our work please have a look at the display in the link corridor.
To celebrate World Book Day 2015 our children came to school dressed as book characters. We spent lots of time sharing children's stories which gave us some ideas to write our own. Why not pop into school and read some of the stories on display.
Our children enjoyed taking part in many English based activities relating to a food topic. They made invitations, followed recipes and prepared food for a themed party at the end of the day.
All of the activities completed today were based on the book, 'One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab' by A. Sayre & J Sayre. Have a look at the different activities we enjoyed below.