Today we were delighted to welcome governor Mr. Mike Thomas to talk to us about his experience working on Mountain Rescue. Opportunities such as this are great especially as we go away next week to Myn Y Don, since it helps us to consider how to be prepared for outdoor pursuits. Mr Thomas developed our map reading skills by showing us images of maps and photographs. Fascinating subject but also an important message about being safe whilst out walking on mountains.
As part of celebrating World Book Day, we decided to come to school in our pyjamas ! Later in the afternoon we had some quality time relaxing and reading with our friends.
Today we had a special visit from St. John’s Ambulance Trainers to work with our year 6 pupils. Important skills such as first aid could make all the difference in saving a life.
Over the next three days, pupils in Class 4 have been given the opportunity to take part in Bike Ability training by Shropshire Council. So far, they have been practising riding their bikes on a course and following traffic light instructions.
Today pupils had great fun acting out their prepared playscripts. Each group that had worked separately and together had to join together to perform their parts. Work such as this celebrates Literacy, Drama, our topic and also brings together the whole class to work collaboratively.
Today we welcomed Mrs Karen Twigg from Cockshutt CE. Primary School who came to talk to us about online safety. Mrs. Twigg is a trained CEOP ambassador who was able to discuss and develop the importance of online safety. Together we were able to talk and find out more about social media and how it can be used safely.
One of the many wonderful activities we do each week is music. To appreciate music is a wonderful gift. Each week our year 6 pupils play the ukulele. It is a beautiful sounding instrument. Have a listen to one of our pieces we have been learning.
It’s always exciting when a new idea develops into reality. Following pupil consultation we have invested in lockers for pupils in Class 4. These new ‘Extreme’ Lockers have been tested and successfully managed to stay dry when placed outside. Each pupil has made their own label and last week saw the first use of the lockers instead of using the indoor cloakroom.
Opportunities to imagine, create, perform and write are important in developing pupil skills and cognitive growth. The pupils were asked to work together using modelling clay and then to produce a script. Have a look at the example videos, wonderful creatures and wonderful work.
As part of our work on decimals, Miss Anderson helped us to make a decimal slider. We called it the ‘Anderson Slider’.
Making use of our all purpose outdoor track is a great way for pupils and staff to stay fit healthy. Each day we will try to get out onto our track to try to complete a Golden Mile. Around 7 laps should be about a mile. Great fun walking or running, whatever helps to lead a healthy lifestyle.