Learning About the Anglo-Saxons.
In February, Years Five and Six enjoyed two days out at Tatton Park and spent the day experiencing life in an Anglo-Saxon village. They participated in a variety of activities, including: making some woven wool 'threads' and clay pots; baking bread on on open fire; learning about weapons and ways of defending themselves and handling a variety of artefacts - discovering their worth in relation to one sheep (a valuable commodity in those days).
On the day that they weren't on the trip, they took part in an Anglo-Saxon activity day in class. During the day they all made an Anglo-Saxon peg person, worked in groups to construct a family house, decoded and wrote messages using runes (the Anglo-Saxon Alphabet) and made replica cloak brooches. We had lots of fun and learnt a lot in all the activities.
I have been really proud of the way the children have really taken to exercising every Monday before dinner. Between 12 and 12.15 every week, we encourage the children to complete the 'Smile For A Mile' challenge in which the whole class attempts to walk, jog or run a mile within fifteen minutes. It has been a very successful and fun activity and the children have loved competing against themselves and with each other. Every child in my class has improved their times and distances (a mile being fourteen laps of our KS2 playground) since September and I've been so pleased to see the results. We now have four children in the class who have taken up running on a full time basis and a number of children who can run more than two miles in such a short amount of time. Well done kids! You have been inspiring!
Thanks to the help of Mrs Hind and some wonderful workers in Years 5 and 6, the new and improved fruit trolley has been an extraordinary success this year. The children have all loved trying out different fruits and vegetables every single week (melon, cucumber, blueberries and satsumas have been the most appreciated) and we have tried our very best to provide a wide range of healthy treats since the summer. We will continue to do this every break in 2017 - remember that individual fruits and vegetables are 20p each, or else you can buy a weekly fruit voucher for £1.
End of Term Award Winners.
Well done to the end of term certificate winners.
Easter Egg Display.
I have been really impressed with the children's efforts in our annual Easter Egg competition. This year, the theme was Great Mancunians. I'm sure you'll agree that these designs are egg-cellent.
Sports Relief Day.
We had a great day raising money for a wonderful cause. The dancing and the cake stall were both very popular.
Mother's Day Stall.
This is always very popular and a big thank you to all the helpers and parents who helped put it together. We know it takes a lot of thought and time.