Virtual Sports Week 2020

Virtual Sports Week 2020

Last week, to celebrate National Sports Week, we held out own Virtual Sports Week for the children at home and in school. It was fantastic to see everyone involved and enjoying the different activities. Thank you also to all the parents, friends and family who participated, I’m not sure who was having the most fun!

 

It was a close competition in the end, but the eventual winners were Abbey, so well done to you. I hope you enjoy the video and keep yourself active over the next few weeks!

Virtual Sports Week – The Importance of Exercise

Virtual Sports Week – The Importance of Exercise

As you’ll know, this week we have been carrying out our Virtual Sports Week, where you have been set 15 challenges to complete to try and earn points for you House. All the points gained will go towards your House totals and the House with the most points will be our first ever Virtual Sports Week Winners.

As we’re focussing on sport this week, Ava (from year 4) has filmed an excellent video which talks about the importance of exercise and the benefits it brings to you. We loved it so much, we wanted to share it with you all. Well done Ava and well done to everyone who has taken part in our Virtual Sports Week so far. You all look like you’re having lots of fun!

A colourful welcome to our school!

Mr James braved the elements this week to begin planting in our large round bed at the entrance to school.

Morrisons in town have very kindly donated some beautiful plants to help us fill the flowerbed. Mr James has arranged the plants in a way to represent a rainbow of colour. It looks wonderful and we are all excited to watch as the flowers grow.

We send a big thank you again to Tewkesbury Morrisons!

Year 6 become microbiologists/ taxonomists

Year 6 have been incredibly busy since returning to school last Wednesday. Although things look very different at the moment, the children have settled well into their new routines.

In science, we have been learning about living things, including microbes (germs). Last week, we started an experiment to see if germs really multiplies on dirty hands. One week later and the results are in! Today, we observed the mould that has been growing on the bread we touched with dirty hands. In contrast, the bread we touched with clean hands has no mould! We also conducted a second experiment where we observed the effects of soap.

We have also looked at other living things- animals! We started the week by developing an understanding of classification keys using liquorice allsorts. We then learnt about Carl Linnaeus and his classification system.

 

   

        

 

Year 6- ‘Musicals Week’

This week Year 6 should have looked very different. The children were due to sit their SATS, however, from the comfort of their homes, the children have learnt about an array of musicals!

Monday: School of Rock

The children started their day by watching a performance of the song ‘You’re in the Band’ from the School of Rock musical. They studied influential rock artists and bands and then redesigned our school uniform to make it more rockin’!

There were some fantastic designs and some pupils even convinced their younger siblings to model their outfits!

Tuesday: Hairspray

We visited the States to learn about the 1960s. Pupils participated in a dance workshop, learning dance moves from the 60s. They also read about Rosa Parks, a civil rights activist.

Wednesday: Matilda

Year 6 became film critics! They grabbed their popcorn and settled down to watch the musical before writing their own reviews on the performance. In the afternoon, pupils learnt the song ‘Revolting Children’ and created their own music video!

Thursday: Lion King

The children made puppets and backdrops to recreate their favourite Lion King scene. They were fantastic!

Friday: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Year 6 became budding  entrepreneurs! They designed and made their own chocolate bars, promoted them with posters and adverts and studied the history of Cadbury’s!