In RE, children in Year 5 & 6 have been learning about spirituality in different religions and about how we express our own spirituality. Today, the children listened to some examples of Christian music and how important music often is to Christians. They then used a range of musical instruments to express their own spirituality.
In school, we are providing a free 12 week English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course for parents/carers in conjunction with Walsall Council’s ESOL Project. This course allows learners to build their skills and confidence in the English Language, which will in turn help them to support their child’s learning and communicating in school. Thank you to the parents who have come to join us so far – we hope you are finding it useful!
The School Games, which is funded by Sport England National Lottery funding and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people It comprises of both Intra and Inter-school competitions leading to County Finals.
Children have been involved in a number of competitions:
- Two teams attended a netball and skipping competition at Willenhall E-ACT Academy.
- Our football team attended Walsall FC for the EFL Kids Cup tournament. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it to Wembley but should be proud finishing 4th in the group.
We have been visited in school by Bart Gee, an extremely inspiring man who has overcome many obstacles in his life despite his disability. This includes completing triathlons, learning musical instruments and driving a modified car. He delivered an extremely important message to the children: if things are hard, difficult or challenging, it simply means that they are all ‘possible.’ His visit coincided with Anti-Bullying Week and raised awareness of diversity and how people live in different circumstances and face challenges that we may not be aware of.
The fire service run a programme across the country to give awareness to Year 4 children about fire safety. They spoke about general fire safety at home and the importance of fire alarms. The children enjoyed their time with the fire service and learnt a lot from it!
This term in Year 3 & 4, the children will be learning about the topic Scrumdiddlyumptious. As part of this topic, they will be learning all about food production.
Aspens catering company came in to speak to the children about the healthy eating plate and the correct portions of food – along with a special guest, Mr Squeak!
As part of their ‘Blood Heart’ topic, Year 5 & 6 modelled a heart from clay: we used photographs taken during the heart dissection to help us sculpt it. The children’s original sketches were amazing – we have some very talented artists!
FACT: Real medical students do this activity to understand the structure and functioning of the heart!
On Friday 8th November, Years 1 to 6 trialled a fun new way to learn our times tables and at the same time we’ve been getting to know the music of Bon Jovi, Status Quo and Starship to name a few! As a bonus, we’re improving our times tables and improving our rock star status using Times Table Rock Stars. Children and teachers have been going head to head to see who can win – we can’t wait to keep rocking next week!
Children and staff also got dressed up with their best rock star impressions for the day – we love the creativity behind some of these costumes! Take a look at the photos to see how creative we have been…
This term in Year 5 & 6, the children will be learning about the topic Blood Heart. Throughout this topic they will be learning all about the heart.
This was our WOW afternoon to introduce the topic to the children. The National Curriculum states that children need to be able to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
The children worked in groups to dissect a sheep’s heart: they wore gloves and used plastic knives and scissors to dissect it and find the different parts. Once dissected, they were able to identify the main parts of the heart. Yuck!
Following this, we also had a discussion about the charity The British Heart Foundation.