On Monday year 3 and 4 had a great time learning all things Anglo Saxon! They went on fact hunts, ate some traditional Anglo Saxon snacks, listened to some music played on the lyre, played traditional games, made clay standing stones and designed their own illuminated letters. It was great to see them all dress up for the occasion and we had fun learning about the amazing Monks like St Columba and St Aiden who set up Monasteries and worked so hard to share Jesus and teach people about Christianity.
This half term’s memory verses are all about the risen Jesus! You can find all the memory verses and a description of the journal activities for the children in the document below.
Last half-term Key Stage 2 spent their PE lessons choreographing and learning a dance. The theme of the dance was ‘The Weather’. Many thanks to Mrs Ringer who came in and worked hard with the children to produce a fantastic final performance. Here it is for you all to enjoy…
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Year 1 and 2 caught the bus to Markeaton Park earlier this half term. They had a picnic in the park and visited Bryer’s Heritage Farm while they were there.
Year 5 and 6 have been working extremely hard over this half term to design and make some moving vehicles. The aim was to create a vehicle that could win one of the three competitions:
- The Race – The fastest vehicle across our short course would be the winner;
- The Beauty Contest – The most attractive vehicle would be the winner; and
- The Design Challenge – The vehicle which looked most like the original design would be the winner.
Today was the culmination of the unit. We raced the vehicles and Mr Birkin and Mr Snowdon judged the other two competitions. Congratulations to all the students for their fantastic designs and well done to the winners of the competitions:
- The Race – Kirsten Shaw;
- The Beauty Contest – Jemima Job; and
- The Design Challenge – Deborah Nam.
The vehicles will be displayed around school for a couple of weeks at the beginning of next half term but here are a few pictures of them.
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Our Early Years Unit (Reception and Nursery) had a wonderful trip to the farm last week! They visited Bryer’s Heritage Farm. The children enjoyed getting the bus and walking through Markeaton Park as well as interacting with the animals and finding all about how they live. Many thanks to all the helpers who joined us and made the trip possible.
Saturday 28th January was the start of the Chinese New Year festival. At school we had a celebration of this on Thursday afternoon. We are very grateful to Mrs Hutchinson for bringing in so many beautiful Chinese artefacts to share with us and for telling us so much about China and what God is doing there. We are also grateful for Mr and Mrs Hill who came in and helped Mr Snowdon and the children make delicious Chinese dumpling ((jiaozi). They were amazing!