The children had a very successful day at Chetwynd Deer Park experiencing bushcraft, trails, team building and challenging themselves on the climbing wall.
We are very grateful to the Friends of School for funding this fantastic opportunity and to Newport & District Agricultural Society for allowing us to use the facilities.
The children built mini dens and checked that they were waterproof, worked together to cross crocodile-infested swamps and tried to reach the top of the climbing wall.
As part of our litter awareness incentive we received a visit from Tina Brasenell, Telford and Wrekin Environmental engagement Officer. She gave an informative talk on litter and then accompanied us all litter picking in the community.
As part of the R.E topic on the Muslim religion we had a special afternoon learning about Eid. We decorated cakes, made Eid cards, did some Bollywood dancing and some Mehndi hand patterns.
Children and their families were invited by Reverend Lee Wheeler to a special service to celebrate the 90 years of the Queen's 90th birthday.
They had the opportunity to show the congregation portraits of the Queen they had been painting during art club and some lovely bunting they helped to create.
This years fabulous carnival entry was a royal and space themed float, designed and decorated by Friends of School.
In R.E we have been learning all about Muslims. We finished the term with a trip to Telford Central Mosque in Wellington.
The children had the opportunity to explore the mosque and were able to see many features of which we had learned about in school.
They enjoyed being able to ask questions to find out more about what happens inside a masjid.
The children enjoyed learning about road safety and how to cycle safely during their bicycle training
Well done to everyone that participated in the Big Pedal Bling your Bike or Scooter Event. Pictured below are the two winners who received lots of road safety goodies.
We have embarked on a voyage of discovery by planting seeds that have been into space. We are excited to be taking part in the Rocket Science project launched by RHS Campaign for School Gardening and the UK Space Agency. Over several weeks we will be collecting data from the experiment to send on for analysis by professional biostatisticians. The project will get children thinking more about how to preserve human life on another planet in the future and growing fresh food in challenging climates.
During a special assembly, all children thought about goals which they could set themselves to aim to achieve. All their individual goals are displayed in their classrooms.
Everyone enjoyed the visit from Bertie, the Dogs Trust Dog who came to school to teach us how to be safe around dogs.
The children enjoyed participating in the nativity play held at St Andrew's Church.
The children who selected to bring their scooters and bikes to school had an exhausting but fun training session. They learned how to ride safely and be aware of road and pedestrian users.
We all really enjoyed the visit from the cooking bus and had a fabulous time making healthy banana and raisin cakes.
During a special assembly the WI Choir presented us with a cheque from funds they had raised and they performed some beautiful songs for us. The children also enjoyed being able to perform a song they had been practising during their singing assemblies.
We were very grateful for the generous donation and will use the funds to develop and encourage singing in school.
Sallie Humpfrey a local illustrator visited school and worked with children on drawing characters and making their writing creative. Sallie is working on Enhance the UK's first ever children's book which is raising awareness about disability.
The children really enjoyed listening the story 'The Secret Sign'. The story is about twin brothers who are identical, except of the brothers is deaf.
For more information about 'The Secret Sign' and Sallie's work please click here.
We all had a very enjoyable day at Chetwynd Deer Park. Children participated in many activities such as measuring trees, creating natural art with leaves, tree rubbing, leaf identification and a tractor ride to enable us to get up close to the fallow deer.
During Science week the children developed their scientific enquiry skills, which included predicting, grouping, observing, measuring and recording data. They completed numerous scientific experiments that included an hot air balloon investigation, stabilising and measuring variables, helicopters, falling through air, investigation into glider plane flight and gravity and air resistance.
Harvest Service at St Andrew's Church