Year 4 residential trip to Nell Bank

On the 19th of March 2018, Year 4 came to school in non-uniform with suitcases and luggage since they were going on a 2 night residential to Nell Bank. When we arrived at Nell Bank we met our Nell Bank leaders called Jack and John who started us on our first activity which was mini beast hunting.Next we had the chance to explore Nell Bank by taking part in the Nell Bank Habitat Trail.

Once we’d finished, we went to  Middleton to have our lunch before having the chance to go to the adventure and the water playground. We played a while until it was time for tea which tonight was sausage and mash with veg or jacket potato. Once we’d finished tea, teachers sorted us into our dormitories (the girls rooms were named Asquith and Hawksworth. The boys rooms were called Denton and  Rombalds). We headed over to our rooms and sorted our beds and got our pyjamas ready for bed. Soon after that, we headed back down to Middleton for a quiz,hot chocolate,a biscuit and Mr Lowe read Harry Potter before we headed to bed.

The next morning, we all woke up ready for our long 7 mile walk. We went to Middleton to eat chocolate spread,jam or butter toast and cornflakes or rice krispies. We then packed a rucksack and set off on the long walk which took all day. When we returned in the evening we had time for a quick play on the adventure playground before our tea which we wolfed down. After tea, since it was still light, we played out again before showering and getting ready for bed.

Once we were all ready for bed we chilled out with some colouring before singing happy birthday to Jess, Ava and Mrs Javed. We drank our hot chocolate and ate cake before wearily traipsing to our long awaited beds.

Waking up on our last day, we had a lot to do before starting our activities. We stripped our rooms and packed our bags before readying ourselves for the fun of pond dipping and den building. After lots of fun and teamworking, which led to some marvellous dens, it was time to come home and see our school mates and families.

We were tired but happy having had a fantastic time and would definitely go again!
We can’t wait for our Year 5 residential now!

By Pasha and Taylor

RG and RD trip to the Rainbow Factory

On Thursday 22nd February RG and RD went to the amazing Rainbow factory which was another of many trips. In their topic lessons, they have been learning about fairy tales and their class book was an old classic called Jack and the Beanstalk. When they got there, they went to watch the  performance of Jack and the Beanstalk which they all loved! They all joined in and they all enjoyed the fantastic, marvellous performance. They went into three different  workshops:  the first one they went into was the Drama workshop and the second one was the fairy tale workshop. After this, they got the chance to write about what was in the giant’s pocket and had to also had to draw pictures of what they thought was in the giant’s pocket! They had a fantastic time.

by Daniel and Taylor

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Reception and Year 1 & 2 Christmas Production

On Monday and Tuesday, Reception and Year 1 & 2 finally revealed their Christmas Production to the whole school after months of practising and perfecting their performance! Reception’s nativity ( A King Is Born) was a upbeat, fun story all about a mummy, daddy, grandma and grandad who were telling the Christmas story to their four children on Christmas Eve. They spoke confidently and clearly to their audience, and enjoyed it as they were performing – they sang four different songs with fantastically loud and brave voices starting with It’s Christmas Eve! Dancing to the upbeat music, Reception remembered all of their lines and a special well done to the four main characters the mummy, daddy and grandma and grandad! To finish it off, the children carried on to sing three more songs, Over 2000 years ago, The Three Kings and Glory Glory. Well done Reception class!

Moving over to KS1, their wonderful performance began with the title Hey Ewe! And yes it does say ewe, which is a sheep! After months of practicing with Mrs Scott (the kind producer and teacher) they finally perfected it and showed us how it went. Of all the sheep in the flock, the smallest, youngest ewe was the most inquisitive and curious and was always busy making trouble under the shepherds feet. She was always asking silly questions and to the annoyance of the rest of the flock, she never stopped talking! The little sheep always had to know what was going on! However, one night, while all the other sheep were sleeping, that little ewe wouldn’t rest and knew something was different in the air.

Throughout the production, KS1 re-enacted the story of Christmas and the baby sheep’s reaction to baby Jesus and the angels news. With comedy and humour, the actress for the curious ewe was fantastic in learning her lines and acting it out perfectly through the rest of the performance. KS1 also sang a number of upbeat, happy songs which were: Hustle Bustle, Something’s Going On, How Much Further to Bethlehem?, Calypso Kings, Hey Ewe!, Gospel Angels and A King Is Born!

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week, the children from KS1 and Reception performed twice to a hall packed full of their parents, they must be shattered now but they did a fantastic job.
The children really enjoyed learning their lines and perfecting and performing their production. Check out their nativity productions below and leave a comment.

By Mckensey

Reception Zoo Lab Visit 2017

On Wednesday, Reception had a very special visitor named Sophie, who was a ranger, and she brought in five animals for the children to have a look at and see what they felt like, moved like and acted like. It was very exciting and she had a lot of facts up her sleeves, telling them all about the animals she had brought in and how the equator was very hot and what countries and animals lived near it: also she talked about how the rainforest was a really warm, humid place that was next to the equator (the invisible line that runs all the way around the world). Another good fact, all the animals could be found in the rainforest!

The exotic animals that Sophie brought in included a huge python that the children got to hold (a snake!), there was a long 25 centimetre millipede which had 240 legs, tickling you as it walked across your hand; also there was a rat, ewww!; a huge cockroach, which did you know if you cut off its head it would still live for a month after (all the children went errrr!) and a giant snail, that has over 10,000 teeth but across the bottom of its body and has two types of slime – one of which is used for sticking and the other for sliding!

Miss Gardner even held a python: the children loved their visit from the Zoo Lab and have enjoyed learning lots of interesting facts about their exotic animal friends!

By Mckensey

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The New School Council!

The new School Council is revealed. Today they did a fantastic assembly all about what they will be doing  throughout the upcoming school year. The school council get elected around the beginning of every new school year. They are elected to make the school a better place than it already is. These are the photos of the new class councillors:

World Book Day 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, it was World Book Day across the country! Our theme in school was a “Wizardry of Words” and this has continued throughout the week! We had a fantastic day on World Book Day, starting off with a fun assembly by Mrs Russell and Miss Gardner playing Book Taboo! We must have some amazing readers because they guessed almost every book from hardly any clues!!! Everybody received a £1 book token to spend in their favourite book shop or local supermarket. This year there is an amazing range of books to choose from. Almost everyone, including staff, came dressed up as a character for our “Wizardry of words theme! We had characters such as Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Dumbeldore, Professor Mcgonagall, Mildred Hubble and even a Dobby! We were surprised at the amount of effort people put in to make themselves look fantastic. Thank you to everyone who came dressed up and to parents for helping, we were very excited to see what you all came as! At lunchtime the Telegraph and Argus even came to take our photographs![metaslider id=10550]

By McKensey

World Book Day 2017

On Thursday 2nd March, it was World Book Day across the country! Our theme in school was a “Wizardry of Words” and this has continued throughout the week! We had a fantastic day on World Book Day, starting off with a fun assembly by Mrs Russell and Miss Gardner playing Book Taboo! We must have some amazing readers because they guessed almost every book from hardly any clues!!! Everybody received a £1 book token to spend in their favourite book shop or local supermarket. This year there is an amazing range of books to choose from. Almost everyone, including staff, came dressed up as a character for our “Wizardry of words theme! We had characters such as Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Dumbeldore, Professor Mcgonagall, Mildred Hubble and even a Dobby! We were surprised at the amount of effort people put in to make themselves look fantastic. Thank you to everyone who came dressed up and to parents for helping, we were very excited to see what you all came as! At lunchtime the Telegraph and Argus even came to take our photographs![metaslider id=10550]

By McKensey