On Wednesday, Upper KS2 performed an astounding, enjoyable Christingle service. This was at St. Cuthbert’s church from 2:30 to 3:00 with the audience of their parents. They sang their best and it came out amazing.
Parents joined in (with the songs they knew). Then the children told the story of the birth of Jesus through short readings. One thing parents picked out was the fabulous Crescendo’s. Crescendo is something when a word gets louder like you go up some stairs in can also be when you go down stairs (getting quieter).
Parents spoke to teachers and said it was great and it made them feel in the mood for the season. I think that next year will be just as good maybe even better!
On the Friday 14th of December, all of Year 3 and 4 went over to the cinema, as a reward for their excellent behaviour during their lesson times. They got to go and watch Ralph breaks the Internet. On the way they were all very excited and chatty on the coach! They thought that it was fun, enjoyable and the best film ever. They found it love able’ and they thought that it was a film that they want to see again! There were loads of giggles in the film at the silly things Ralph and his friend got up to. When they got back to school they were truly in the Christmas spirit.
By Taylor and Mia
This Thursday, Year 3 went on a trip to the Industrial Museum. When they got off the coach, they entered the museum and met up with a woman called Piper who led 3R upstairs to learn how to turn wool into clothes while 3Ro looked around outside and drew something that caught their eye such as buildings that were made in the 1800’s. The activities that 3R completed were pretend sheep shaving, spinning wool, weaving wool, combing wool, sorting wool and carding wool (you could say they were in a woolly situation!) Once they finished their activities 3RO met up with 3R to go and have lunch. Then,3R looked outside and did the activities that 3RO had done before and then Mrs Robert’s class did the wool activities.
Altogether everyone had a great day and had learnt a lot of new information about the 1800’s and industrial Bradford.
By Libby G and Mollie
On, Thursday the 6th of December Year 6 went to St Cuthbert’s Church to do a Christmas workshop.
They started off walking from school in pairs safely crossing the road. As they arrived at the church they got into groups that include: . .Snowballs .Snowman .Sprouts .Elves .Turkeys and Reindeer.
First off, they all received a word search and had a go however they didn’t have very long till the next activity. Next, two groups headed off to the hall and stood at their tables. They started decorating a glass in glue and then covering it in tissue paper then gave it another coating of glue to give it a nice shine when it’s dry. Once everyone had finished, they left them to dry so that they could be delivered back to school for the children to take home ready for Christmas. When they are lit, the tissue paper will make it look like a stained glass window. After the other groups had a turn, they heard a story and played a true or false game. Then they all sang a song and with smiles on their faces, left church for school.
We hope that they all enjoyed their time at the church and know that they are eager to go again next year!
by Cora and Daniel
Next week, on the 11th and the 12th of December, there will be Christingle services at St Cuthbert’s church to get us in the Christmas spirit. On the 11th it will be Years 3 and 4 whilst on the 12th it will be Years 5 and 6. They will be singing songs and reading poems, and excerpts from The Bible. The choir will be making a special appearance and singing a few songs with both years too! On the 12th, Years 5 and 6 will be doing the same. Mrs Russell has recently started a boy’s choir who will be singing Away in a Manger. What a treat! We have been practising today in the hall so that we are well prepared. The best thing is the spot on singing and some wonderful reading. We are really looking forward to the Christingle which is at 2:30 and ends at 3:15. We will either be collected at the church and if not we will be walking back to school with our class teacher. We hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.
On Tuesday morning, the school choir took a trip to Morrisons, Enterprise 5.
Due to the fact that the school choir do not usually go on trips as a group, we did not have a coach or a bus to travel on. As a result, every child had to walk. When we got there,we sang many different songs including; little drummer boy, silent night, infant holy and many more.
As we continued to sing, more and more of an audience began to appear. After we finished singing, we got a clap from everybody and got ready to go back to school.
It was a great morning and we had lots of fun!
By Mollie and Isabelle
Today, (Friday 30th November) 4H performed their amazing first assembly of the year. Their performance was about the great World War 1 -WW1– and what happened while people were at war. They began the assembly with a few interesting facts such as:
- The war ended on the 11th day off the 11th month of the 11th hour.
- The soldiers lived in the stenching muddy trenches.
Then, some pupils from the class read out parts of their fabulous diaries and letters. After that, 4H showed us some fantastic artwork that looked like it was created by a real artist. The pictures were based on a silhouette of a soldier standing in a field full of poppies. The background was a water colour wash of a sunset.
The children sang us some songs from the First World War. The songs were called: It’s a long way to Tipperary and Pack up your troubles in your own kit bag. It was a really good assembly and we can’t wait to see their next one!
By Alex and Mia
Every Tuesday we have football club where all the years had a friendly match against each other. The way it started was that they split into two groups and had a warm up so they wouldn’t get cold during their match. After that, they got into the actual groups for the game the two teams were blue and yellow team.
Miss Dobson was the person who organised this match and she was also the referee that started the game between the two teams. They got to use the nets but not the small ones or the medium ones but the extra large. Unfortunately, year 5 didn’t get to do it on the day they were supposed to due to bad weather. Their game has been moved to after Christmas which means that they have to wait even longer then they should of. But they were really thankful they were able to actually to have a game still.
We look forward to more friendly matches in the New Year.
By Daniel and Taylor
On the Friday 23rd, Year 4 have produced an excellent assembly all about WWI . Whilst learning about the topic, they were reading a book called Song for Will, about a person called Will who died on the front line in France during the war.
In their assembly, approximately half their class were wearing a prop such as the WWI style hats. They started out with a warm welcome and got straight in to the best parts. In part of their work they wrote a letter, diary and information to Fred. They wrote as Alfie, who is one of the main characters, by empathising with him and how he deals being without Fred and Will and the moment they disappeared over the hills. They also had a go at writing setting descriptions, and they were given a picture so they knew what to describe. They also made pieces of art using water colours. Here they used red, yellow and pinks to create a wash of a sunset. After a few days, they cut out soldiers to stick onto their wash and added poppies to decorate.
Near the end, they sang a song called Its a long way to Tipperary/ Pack p your troubles in your old kit bag, the song was from the film” Its a wonderful war”.At the end, everyone gave them a double round of applause because of how good their class assembly was.
By Harley, Daniel
On Wednesday 21st of November, Year 6 went on a wonderful trip to Tropical world and Roundhay park!
On this trip, they ventured into the woods and did activities such as: interviewing a tree and finding different leaves! This fascinating experience didn’t end there, they learnt a couple of things about rain forests and set off on their journey to Tropical World.
Tropical World was humid exactly like a rain forest and had loose butterfly’s flying rapidly around. Fish were gigantic and a big alligator was lurking on some tiny fish. Tropical World also had many different species of birds that were amazing!
This is what some children thought: “This trip was very fun and also educational”said Alfie. “Super fun!”said the whole class.
It was an amazing trip!
By Isabelle and Aminah