Year 5 enjoyed their exhausting but exhilarating weekend at PGL. The children had a go at zip-lining, street-surfing, rock climbing and canoeing.
As Year 5 were learning about Space in their Science lessons, they visited the National Space Centre in Leicester.
As part of our humanities topic on the Romans, Year 3 were lucky enough to take part in a Roman workshop led by an enthusiastic Roman. The children spent the morning exploring The Romans through drama. They were able to take on roles of significant people within the time era, to develop an understanding of how the Roman Empire started and what life was like back then. All children then became Roman soldiers, where they practiced marching and chanting like a soldier as well as standing in formation and preparing for battle within a legion.
The fun (and learning) didn’t stop there. The children were able to view real life artefacts like armour, a pilum and shields which provided a real hands-on historical learning opportunity, some of which the children we able to handle. In addition to this, children took part in playing a number of Roman games which tested their knowledge of Roman numerals. Fascinating Roman facts were also learnt when they took part in an interesting Roman quiz.
Finally, the day ended on a high note with more drama. The children were split into two tribes (The Romans and the Celts) and relished re-enacting a battle between the two tribes. All children thoroughly enjoyed and were motivated by the whole experience. They were all keen to take on active roles within each session and learnt so much from the experience, with children stating ‘It was the best workshop ever!’
Mrs Squires took 22 children who had been ‘Caught being Gold’ on the reward trip to Waterstones and McDonalds. Each child was able to purchase a book and an ice-cream of their choice. This is our termly behaviour reward linked to our Golden Values. Of course, all of the children behaved impeccably!
The children who received the award were: Tyler (1Beta), Caitlin (1Delta), Jakub (1Gamma), Chloe (2Beta), Mollie (2Delta), Sukhmani (2Gamma), Shanti (3Beta), Taylor (3Delta), Serafina (3Gamma), Oscar (4Beta), Lydia (4Delta), Grace (4Gamma), Jessica (5Beta), Ashpreet (5Delta), Owen (5Gamma), Sarina (6Beta), Thomas (6Delta), Mya (6Gamma), Nikola (EDelta), Miraje (EAlpha) and Ethan (EDelta)
On Wednesday 2nd March, 1 Alpha went to Wyevale Garden Centre to learn about plants. The children thoroughly enjoyed the trip and gained lots from the experience!!!
All the children enjoyed the first-hand experience of seeing the various flowers, as well as a wide assortment of other plants. In addition to this the children looked at and bought some seeds, small plants and equipment to grow their own plants at school. After cultivating them in our classroom we will be planting them so that we can start our own little garden at school for all to enjoy!!
All the children were very well behaved and did the school proud ! We cannot wait to go on our next trip!!!
Pupils in KS2 ESC classes learning about how to prepare soil for planting seeds.
Our choir sang at the Young Voices concert at the Genting Arena. They performed really well and even though there were 6000 other children singing you could hear our pupils at the back (well that’s what the parents in the audience said!)
Click here to see a video of one of the songs at the event.
During our ‘Wow Week’ we were visited by an archaeologist who brought us a wealth of knowledge and information about the Ancient Egyptians. We began our journey to the past by exploring a range of past times which were historically correct. This included participating in Egyptian pastimes such as:
Some fun games such as Hounds and Jackals.
After we had all experienced a range of Egyptian activities we returned to the ‘tomb’ to find out about the gruesome mummification process. This was not for the faint hearted, even the teachers were shocked by the complexity and preciseness of this ancient ritual!
Both the staff and pupils had an incredibly thrilling and educationally enriching day and we are looking forward to the next ‘WOW Week’!
Throughout December the choir performed at various venues, including Warwick Arts Centre, Walsgrave Hospital and local residential homes. They worked really hard and we are all very proud of them.