Jul 18

MAST

MAST presented a puppet assembly based on the story ‘The Women at the Well’  to the pupils on Friday 14th July.

MAST have been regular visitors to our school over the past many years, presenting their puppet assemblies to our pupils, playing music and singing.

 

Jul 18

Under Whitle visit

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On Wednesday 12th July the whole school visited Under Whitle Farm, Sheen to pilot a trail devised from the ‘Peeling Back the Layers’ archaeological project. This has been put together by Dr Catherine Parker Heath , Elsbeth and Paul Walker. The trail has been design for educational visits and families visiting the area.

We had an interesting morning following the trail and identifying areas that artifacts had been uncovered during the archaeological dig which the pupils were lucky enough to have taken part in back in summer 2016. Following the walk the children went up into the barn to undertake some time line activities and investigate some of the artifacts found during the dig and discover who inhabited Under Whitle Farm many years ago.

This was followed by a picnic lunch and a run around in the field before heading back to school. An enjoyable morning was had by all. The open day and launch of the trail is on Sunday 16th July 2017. Good Luck!

Pupils Letters of thanks to Under Whitle: 

Sophia

Charlotte

Evie

Winola

 

Jul 14

A trip to the Himalayas

In KS2 we have been learning all about mountains during this summer term. On Tuesday 11th July we spent an enjoyable and really informative morning when Mr Simon Watkinson, a professional photographer, came into school to talk to us about his travels through the Himalayas. It was fascinating to find out about the people of the region and learn about how they have adapted to live in such harsh mountainous conditions.

His stunning photographs gave us a real insight into the lives of the people there.  He told us about the Sherpas who grow up in the Khumbu region and we even saw a photograph of the house in which Tenzing Norgay grew up before his successful ascent of Everest. We were also treated to a taste of the purest form of salt in the world – Himalayan rock salt.

The region around Kathmandu is still recovering from the terrible earthquake in 2015 and the photos of displaced families still living in tents made us realise how lucky we are.

 

Ruby with her magnificent model of the Snowdonia Mountain range.

Jul 14

Musical Performance

On Friday 7th July the pupils entertained parents, governors and the community prior to Community Lunch with a performance of songs learned over the past few week with Rachel Wilkes from the Music Partnership.

The songs were all linked to the topics taught in school over the past two terms: The Earth, creation, caring for the planet, recycling, volcanoes, rivers and forces.

 

One pupils view of the event.

Jul 10

HYPAC Leader training

On Tuesday 4th July, 6 key stage 2 children were invited to be ‘Guinea Pigs’ for 6 HYPAC young leaders who were working towards achieving their level 2 certificates in leading.

The leaders led a P.E. session where the children were put through their paces with a warm up session, Tennis activities followed by a cool down. The children thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and thought that the leaders were brilliant and deserved to gain their level 2 certificate.

They all hope that the leaders will use their skills to enhance the HYPAC sessions on Monday evenings.

Please read the children’s evaluation of the session:

Josh & Sam

Ruby & Niamh

Jacob & Ellie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 26

E-Safety Presentation

“Our Children are now more tech-savvy than ever. The average age a child uses the internet is 3!”

Parents & Governors joined staff on Tuesday evening for an E-Safety awareness presentation. This was delivered by Dawn Monk & Karen Mycock (Healthy Child Assistant Practitioners) as part of the ‘Healthy School Community Award’.

The session was very informative and provided parents and staff with resources to help keep our children safe in these modern times.

Helpful websites: Internetmatters.org  /   thinkuknow   /   www.nhs.uk

To report abuse – CEOP – Child exploitation and online protection

 

Jun 26

Lowfield School Visit

Monday 19th June saw our friends from Lowfield School, Sheffield visit us again.

The children enjoyed an interactive guided walk led by Rose Clarke, Area ranger for the Peak Park. Looking at a range of special qualities which make the Peak District National Park a unique National Park.

  • Biodiversity – wildflowers and minibeasts/microhabitats

  • Distinctive character of the White Peak area of the National Park – comparing the village environment with the urban environment

  • Landscape features e.g. hay meadow, dry stone walls, field barns, geology

  • Outdoor recreation and access – consider what, why and impact on the local environment.

The children and staff were blessed with a glorious sunny day (unlike the last time Lowfield visited!) and they enjoyed a picnic lunch giving them all time to chat.

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Pupils evaluations of the visit:

Jacob           Josh             Ellie            Sam             Niamh

 

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