'The House of Sweets' Childrens' Opera at the RNCM

What a fantastic night! The children performed on stage at the RNCM and what a performance it was! Every child's line could be heard clearly, the songs were all performed amazingly and every action was timed to perfection.

 

Year 5, I am SO proud of each and every one of you! Thank you for…

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Behind the scenes at the RNCM

Backstage at the Royal Northern College of Music before our show, we enjoyed relaxing in our own dressing room and getting a taste for what life would be like as a famous actor/actress. To get into the zone, we sat quietly together and visualised ourselves on stage being loud, clear and…

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Beverley Naidoo

Author Visit Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to enjoy an author visit from Beverley Naidoo, the author of the book 'Journey to Jo'burg', which is studied in Year 5. All children in Year 5 and 6 engaged so well with this book and all of the issues surrounding South Africa during apartheid. Beverley…

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Bikeright!

BikeRight visit our school every year to teach our Year 5 children how to cycle safely on the roads.This is such an important life skill and we hope that our children develop a love of cycling and continue it through their lives.

 We have been busy cycling in and around school this week,…

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Art and design with clay in Year 6

Year 6 designed and created Ancient Mayan deities (Gods) and Mayan structures, such as Chichen Itza, out of clay, which linked to their topic 'Hola Mexico!'

 

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Diwali: the festival of light.

In Year 5, we enjoyed a variety of activities to understand and celebrate Diwali: creating scratch pad art work with rangoli patterns and symbols linked to Diwali; making our own diyas out of clay and using stop-start animation software on the iPads to re-tell the story of Rama and…

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Making Roman pots from clay

Year 4 spent the afternoon sketching their design and then creating their own Roman pot from clay. What concentration and skills being shown. 

 

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Unplugged coding in Year 1

Year 1 have been busy coding all half term, they have written detailed instructions in the correct order, planned and tested a Beebot journey and used the Beebot app on the iPads. 

 

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Golden time chess

It's a stalemate !

Here is our extremely enthusiastic Chess group at Golden Time. 

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Year 5's first visit from The Royal Northern College of Music

In Year 5, the children are lucky enough to have the opportunity to perform at the RNCM in their children's opera performance. Today, they worked with music students and staff from the RNCM to write their own music, create their own actions and lines. 

 

Come and watch our fabulous show on…

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Jodrell Bank trip

Year 5 visited Jodrell Bank last week to learn more about our Solar System. We took part in a space experiments workshop and visited the indoor, inflatable planetarium. It was out of this world! 

 

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Celebrating our dance superstars!

These four fantastic children took part in individual and group dance competitions over the weekend and all returned to school with first and second place trophies and medals. We are SO proud of our St Francis superstars! Well done Lexi, Lewis, Lily and Mario. 

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