Some members of our School Council have been writing poems on the theme of diversity. We have entered a competition run by Premier League Primary Stars, and have had some fantastic ideas.
Some beautiful baubles have arrived from St. Anthony’s College in Malaga, Spain. This is the second year we have exchanged cards and baubles made by our some of pupils and some of St. Anthony’s pupils. We really like the mix of English and Spanish Christmas themed vocabulary on the baubles. Feliz Navidad, y prospero ano nuevo – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Year 6 enjoyed learning a new skill of designing and making a cross stitch embroidery for a purpose. It involved a great deal of patience, perseverance and dexterity and was a calm and relaxing activity. The results are definitely worth all of the effort!
In Year 3 and 4 we have been connecting with other cultures. We found out that some Spanish customs and traditions at Christmas time are similar to our own. Then we made cards and baubles to reflect what our local area can look like in Winter. We will be exchanging these with a school in Spain we have connections with.
Mr Donnelly visited Wellbeing Club this week and taught the group some greetings in Spanish. Pupils played a game to reinforce the language. They will use these new skills to communicate with Spanish pupils.
We have welcomed so many fantastic visitors and coaches to support us during our Health and Wellbeing/ Anti-bullying Week 2018.
Elizabeth Wright shared her wisdom and inspirational life with Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 during a number of presentations and workshops this week. She told us about the nature of her disability, and that it had not stopped her from achieving her goal of participating in the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. In fact, despite some setbacks, she persevered and against the odds, took the Silver Medal! All of our pupils listened respectfully to Elizabeth’s story and message, asking some great questions and completing some fantastic follow up work about aiming high.
We have been raising money for Children in Need. Thanks go to our talented staff for making us delicious Pudsey cakes and biscuits. There’s something for everyone here!
Mr Robson and Mr Lumley from NWL started off our Health and Wellbeing Week with a Water Talk. We discovered all of the many health benefits of water. There are lots of shops now that will fill up your refillable water bottle for free, which will hopefully encourage people to stop buying single use plastic bottles.