2S Assembly

This afternoon, 2S performed an amazing assembly that was all about The Great Fire of London. It was truly one of the best assemblies that we have seen in a while. Fortunately, we will be able to tell you all about it as you may not of been able to see it.

First, it started off with two grandchildren and a grandpa who went back in time to the Great Fire of London. The first person they met was Samuel Pepys and he was writing in his special diary. He wrote in a strange language so nobody could understand it that well.

Then, the 3 people, who were the two grandchildren and the grandpa, met the king. One of the grandchildren asked him what he was doing? The king answered,” I’ve tried everything to stop this fire. I’ve even tried pulling people’s houses down. Nothing works!”

Next, somebody suggested gunpowder. He liked the idea and tried it. It worked. It was a fantastic assembly!

By Ava,Ivy and Mollie

The Idle light switch on

On Sunday, the choir will be performing a variety of songs at the Idle light switch on. This will be a magnificent event taking place at an unknown destination although we do know that we will meet at Idle car park opposite Mrs Butterfingers cafe. This is one our personal favorite cafes in the district of Idle.

The event will commence at 3:30 pm and will end at 5:00 pm. Unfortunately, our parents will have to accompany us during the event although we are still extremely excited . It will be totally awesome.

Please come and support our fantastic choir and we are sure you won’t be disappointed!

By Avroop and Taylor

Year 2 trip to the Yorkshire wildlife park

This week, year 2 have made a massive trip all the way to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. They left at half past eight and they spent all day there and came back at quarter to four.

When they they arrived, every child was very excited to explore and see what the park had installed. They started by walking around the whole park and seeing every animal that they could possibly see. The animal that the children loved the most were the polar bears ind their cold and icy habitat.

After lunch, they had a workshop where they found out about different animals and were showed and handled real animals like a giant snail called big G, a cockroach and a real snake. At the end of the day every single child had a great day and thought that it was a brilliant trip.

By Daniel. Last blog of the year very sad :(.

Drumming concert

On the 28th of March, some brave pupils performed in-front of the whole school some amazing drumming. They have been having lessons for 20 minutes in the previous weeks leading into this day.

Starting the assembly off, Mrs Scott introduced the assembly and what they would be doing throughout. It started with Elana (who is in 4h) and Amber playing a warm up solo which was followed by some brave Year 2 children who performed the backing track from a song by Taylor swift. After that Elijah, played a solo with the two teachers. Other children from across school also performed which was equally fantastic.

The lady in charge explained frequently the benefits of drumming and how they can link to the classroom. One of them was that drumming improves concentration as you have to focus on what you are doing and ignore distractions. At the end of the assembly, everyone clapped loudly as they all greatly enjoyed it.

Thankfully, we learnt that the drumming sessions are going to continue after the holidays and everybody is hoping they are the next child to get a go!

By Mia and Cora

2S class assembly

This week on Friday 2nd November 2S performed their fascinating class assembly all about the Gunpowder Plot.  They went back in time to November 1605 to show us how it all began.  They started with King James the 1st walking across the hall showing everybody what he looked like.  After that, Guy Fawkes made a plan to kill the king with his ten friends.  However, Guy Fawkes didn’t succeed and was caught by the king’s guards who sent him and his friends to prison.

2S then sang a song to celebrate all religions working together. The excellent story taught us how Bonfire night all started.

What an excellent assembly 2S. Well Done!

2S Class Assembly

Today, 2S performed an amazing assembly all about the book that they had been learning in class. They told us that it was all about teamwork and so linked to our school motto of ‘Together we can’. It was so good that people clapped regularly throughout it and there were lots of laughs. Linked to the theme of different coloured crayons, they sang two fantastic songs about the colours of the rainbow. Their singing was very clear and lovely to listen to.

They acted out the story with children dressed as the crayons! Each of the crayons read out the letter they had written to the little boy who used them. These letters were funny! 2S explained about working together during sports day and cheering/motivating each other so showed that they had learnt from the teamworking in their book.

It was a very good assembly everyone spoke clearly, fluent and loud so everyone could hear them!

Well Done 2S!

By Alex

KS1 Bedtime Stories

On Thursday evening, KS1 came after school to take part in their Bedtime Stories event, which was held in the hall. They were very excited and were all dressed cosily in their pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns along with a cute cuddly toy each. Not only that, but each child came with their favourite books, to read and to share with their friends and read to their parents, who loved seeing how much progress their child had made.

Snuggling with their teddy bears, KS1 watched a clip of Julia Donaldson, who is their class author, reading Stick Man and absolutely loved it. Talking all about the clip, the children listened to Mrs Pinder reading one of the children’s favourite book, which was really fun and they all enjoyed. Looking forward to their hot chocolate, every child read to their parents, who were really proud of their child’s reading skills and how they had come on throughout the year, and also encouraged them all to read at home more.

Sipping their hot chocolate, everybody watched Can’t You Sleep Little Bear? and licked their lips, which were covered in a hot chocolate moustache! KS1 absolutely loved it and wished the night would never end!

By Mckensey and Emily Mae

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

Year 2 Class Assembly

Today, Year 2 did a fantastic assembly all about Bonfire Night and the Gunpowder Plot. Their aim was to make people remember not only the 5th of November but how everyone follows different religions and beliefs which it is important to understand. They explained that we should listen to everyone’s point of view and be kind to each other- if we do this we all live peacefully.

They exclaimed how people celebrate Bonfire night:

Bonfires,

Fireworks,

Bonfires with a model Guy Fawkes on top.

Guy Fawkes wanted England to be catholic again so he and a group of friends planned a plot of gunpowder in the Houses of Parliament to kill the King. Fortunately, he  failed and got caught by the king’s guards. With his friends, he was sentenced to be hung and quartered.

Year 2 did a wonderful job and we definitely learnt the importance of listening to and accepting other people’s views.

Year 2’s trip to Saltaire.

On Monday, Year 2 went to Saltaire village, more specifically to Saltaire church, where they went back in time to learn what it would be like. They met a lady called Mrs Dooley who told them about Titus Salt and what it was like to live in the village when it was first built.

They went on a tour to see what the village looked like and they were given bookmarks, which had a person from the past on and they had to find where the person lived and what job or thing they did.

Afterwards, they the went to the park but only the grass part was open they were all angry and frustrated, I imagine the would be writing letters to the owners. Miss Philip was very downhearted because she couldn’t go on the zip line! Instead, she did some drawing and found that just as fun! Once they had been to the park, they went through the mill and saw the David Hockney painting, picking up lots of facts. It was huge, and full of different vibrant colours; they loved it!

The trip was coming to an end, the children hopped back on the bus discussing interesting things they had learnt and laughing about their good memories. Miss Philip was looking forward to all the work they would do!

By Alex with help from Mckensey