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Criftins Church of England Primary School

Autumn Term 2022

Virgin Money with Natasha.

It was great to welcome Natasha back to work with all our Year 5 and Year 6 pupils to find out more about money, finance and economics. Today we were able to find out more about future prospects and different types of jobs. We also learnt about key specific words associated with future careers.

Scrapyard Squad.

A huge part of being a Year 6 is about taking on responsibility. This term our team of Year 6 have been organising and setting up The Scrapyard. This is a place for creativity, art and imagination. Using recycled items and other bits of often thrown away things, our children can use them to make things. Our Year 6 team decided to create an Autumn Activity Challenge. It was great to see the pupils having fun during their break time.

Rest Easy.

Today our ambassadors for Mental Health visited each class to talk about the support available to all pupils through our Rest Easy Program. Being able to call on support, use breathing techniques or even just take some time out is so important. Looking after our Mental Health is about looking after ourselves.

Oswestry Town Centre and The Old Hill Fort.

Today was all about real hands on research and observation for our Geography and History topics. We visited Oswestry Town centre to examine the layout of the town, the type of shops but also links to the Historical changes. It was fabulous to see the Old Motte and Bailey Castle and how the town has progressed and changed. In the afternoon we visited the Old Hill Fort and walked to the top with our wonderful guide Mrs. Philips. The views were stunning.

Did the bottles land at the same time.

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In science, we tested Galileos’s theory about the rate at which objects fall.

Lifeline at Oswestry Showground.

This year the Rotary Club was able to offer their fantastic Lifeline Life Skills experience to Year 6 pupils acros all Shropshire schools. With a mix of experiences from farm safety, medical emergencies, water safety and even a real experience of observing safe braking distances for a car travelling at different speeds. A huge thankyou to all the team at Lifeline.

National Day of Prayer.

Today was a special day where we all gathered together to think about our Christian Faith. After gathering together in the hall the whole school walked around our locality on a special prayer walk. Special time together celebrating a special day.

History :Timelines and The Oswestry Hill Fort.

This week we started the process of identifying different time periods and how our study on The Hill Fort will fit into our week. Next week we will be visiting Oswestry Town Centre and The Hill Fort.

Music with Shropshire Music Service.

Each week we split into year groups for some wonderful involvement, music fun and learning with Tim Kitcher from the Shropshire Music Service. Learning and engaging in music is a wonderful experience and also a change from many other lessons.

Open Evening and The Marches.

Today we welcomed Mrs Pearson who came to talk about year 7 transition and The Marches School. It was great for all of year 6 to meet and greet and an opportunity to ask questions.

Life Skills and Money.

Today we welcomed Natasha from Virgin Money to work with our Year 5 and Year 6 to develop their understanding on money and finance. Learning about money is important as a long term life skill. Knowing how money transactions take place, how money is exchanged around the world and how saving and borrowing money takes place.

Design Technology : Shell Structures.

This week class 3 and 4 worked together investigating our new and exciting DT Unit of work. We began by considering 2d and 3 d shapes and then onto Nets of shapes followed by research. Each week we will build on our knowledge and understanding.