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Church assembly, by Miss Caldwell

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 1:00pm

We are all proud of the way in which all the reception performed in our class assembly. They were absolutely brilliant. It is such a privilage to have seen them grow and develop since September, watching as their personalities have changed. We hope you enjoyed hearing about all their favourite memories from their first year in school.

 

We are now looking forward to our trip to the Blue planet aquarium!

Billys Bucket, by Miss Caldwell

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 12:56pm

Plum class have had a fantastic morning innovating our story map of Billy's bucket. We have practiced reading and performing it as a class. Maybe they could tell you the story when they get home. Miss Caldwell is very proud of how hard they all worked as a team this morning to create our new story. They then went and worked independently to create their own versions of 'Billy's bucket'. Well done Plum class!

Summer Fair, by Mrs Swift

Date: 3rd Jul 2019 @ 9:14am

Thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fair.  Thank you to our Mayor for also coming along to support us.  We raised just over £1300 which will go toward enriching our childrens school experience.

Market Research!, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 18th Jun 2019 @ 10:17pm

As part of our DT lesson this half term we are creating a bread product fit for a Roman Emporer. This required us to do some research, where better to do this than our very own local bakery at Morrisons. Leigh the baker and Karen were so helpful and made our day extra special by letting us taste some of their products. We especially liked the donuts! We can't wait to design our own product for 'The Great Roman Bake Off!'

Year 2 trip to Lower Moss Wood, by Mrs King

Date: 5th Jun 2019 @ 4:54pm

This week Year 2 have had a very enjoyable trip to Lower Moss Wood. When we arrived we met Ray, who was very excited to show us around the wood and talk to us about the wildlife that lives there. He taught us some bird songs, showed us the tallest tree in the world, and even allowed us to join in with his play about nettles!

After lunch we were allowed to go pond dipping, and we managed to catch lots of exciting creatures - it's not just frogs that live in ponds! The day seemed extremely tiring for some, as we had many snoozers on the bus on the way back to school!

I'm sure your children will enjoy telling you all about the funny things that happened on the trip, as well as everything they learnt (which was a lot!)

As always, a big thank you to all the parent helpers who came along - without you, the trip couldn't go ahead so we really appreciate your time, thank you very much.

Volcano Eruptions, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 3:45pm

Colomendy Residential - Loggerheads, by Mr Sear

Date: 16th May 2019 @ 3:03pm

Here a few of the pictures of the children taking part in some the fantastic activities whilst on the residential.  We were extremely proud of how they all behaved and had a go at the activities no matter how scary it seemed.

Elm get ready for sports day., by Mrs Swift

Date: 16th May 2019 @ 2:26pm

Elm have been out this afternoon practicing for sports day.  We have had lots of fun and noticed a few budding olympians.

The Earth's Layers, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 1st May 2019 @ 7:57am

Physical Geography

We have been investigating the formation of the Earth and looking closely at each layer to determined how a volcano is formed. We know that there is an inner and outer core and a mantle underneath the Earth's crust.  We think the Mantle is a vital layer, which helps to form a volcano but we need to continue to investigate. Please keep reading our blog to find out more!

 

Christian Values Day - SERVICE, by Mrs Wilson

Date: 26th Apr 2019 @ 5:55pm

We started today with Collective Worship with Robin, where we learned about Jesus washing the disciples' feet.  Although he was the most important person, he still served his disciples.

We then learned about people who serve us in our community - we made a long list!  People who help us include doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, dentists, road workers, carers and teachers!

We created collages of people who help us, which are now on display in our corridor, so look out for them when you next visit school.

Ancient Greek Pots, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 2:34pm

Year 4 have been learning about how history is told by things left behind. The children studied ancient greek pots from the past to discover their roles and lifestyles. They have also been busy creating thier own pots to recreate the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. The children created their own  images to dipict the story.

Beeston Residential 2019 - Beech, by Miss Manton

Date: 8th Mar 2019 @ 10:01am

We had a fantastic time at Beeston! On our first day we enjoyed a lovely, but very wet walk to Beeston Castle and we explored the woods finding lots of interesting objects along the way. During the Evening, we weaved fish out of willow and drank hot chocolate around a campfire. Tuesday morning saw lots of tired faces! However, we still had a great time in our Stone Age Workshop. We learned how to grind flour and we made our own bread around the campfire. We also learned how a hunter gatherer would catch their own food using a bow and arrow. Everyone had an amazing time and I am very proud of everyone for their fantastic behaviour and for being excellent ambassadors for our school! Hope you all sleep well this weekend!

Morrison's Book Hamper, by Mrs Swift

Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 3:19pm

We were extremely lucky today.  Morrisons have donated a wonderful hamper full of books.  We are very grateful and the children will really enjoy reading them.  Thank you to Morrisons.

World Book Day 2019, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 2:36pm

Today has been very exciting! Mrs Sullivan came to school as a mysterious character and we had to discover who she was. We asked her all sorts of questions and wrote a fantastic description of her character. She had a tall, top hat and a slim curly moustach. She lived in the Place Between and hates children. Her long emerald, green cloak shone like shiny amethysts. Her age is a mystery but we know it is a number btween 100 and 200.

The children looked fabulous in their World Book Day costumes and had lots of fun!

Daddy Bear visits Wharton Primary, by Mrs Swift

Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 12:26pm

Daddy Bear came to school to hunt for Goldilocks and his missing porridge.  Would you believe he never found a single Goldilocks in the whole school.  He did have lots of fun though causing havoc.  The children all enjoyed his visit and some even claimed to be the porridge thieves.  Mrs Tomlinson was very pleased when he joined her meeting and he even had a sit in the Head Teachers chair!

Beeston residential - Oak 2019, by Miss Preston

Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 12:18pm

The whole of Year 3 went to Beeston for 2 days and 1 night. We were very busy the whole time and we enjoyed every minute! We took part in many activities such as; team building games, a walk to  Beeston Castle, exploring local woods to find interesting things, Dairy writing, a campfire with hot chocolate and a singsong, a bedtime story, we learnt how stone age people grinded wheat to make flour, peeled bark of sticks using a stone age knife, another campfire - after collecting our own kindling, we made stoneage bread (with honey of course!), we then had a go at Archery ( what a hunter gatherer would do) and much more inbetween, inlcuding eating yummy food! Everyone had a brilliant time and would like to go again!

World Book Day, by Mrs Swift

Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 12:14pm

The children looked fantastic in their costumes.  It was great to hear about all their favourite books.

Shrove Tuesday Fun, by Mrs Swift

Date: 6th Mar 2019 @ 8:31am

We looked at the meaning of Shrove Tuesday.  We then went outside to have some fun and did a pancake tossing relay. 

Pancake Day, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 5th Mar 2019 @ 4:58pm

Today we have looked at the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand from five samll loaves and two fishes. We thought it was amazing how something so small was magnified into something so huge. We share a post-it note sized pancake to recreate that day and to imagine what it felt like.

The children were asked what they would like magnified to share around the world.

Jessica - I want to magnify love around the world.

Amelia - I want food and love magnified to feed the homeless.

Ashish - I want to magnify kindness so that everyone feels valued.

Science investigation into teeth, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 4th Mar 2019 @ 8:15am

Investigating teeth was so much fun! We discovered we had different types of teeth and decided to investigate why.

To do this we created our friends teeth out of playdough using dentist mirrors. Some of our teeth were missing and some of our teeth were bigger than others.

Morrisons Visit Year 4 - Healthy Eating, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 28th Feb 2019 @ 10:05pm

What an exciting day! Morrisons came to talk to us about staying healthy and looking after our bodies! We tasted new nutritious food and played exciting games - charades, the hungry caterpillar healthy eating race and we created our our healthy dish, thinking about the nutrition values and the benefits to our body. There was plenty of fruit and vegetables, which we be eating until the end of the week.  smiley

Thank you Morrisons, we really enjoyed your visit!

The Walker Art Gallery - Ancient Greece, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 26th Feb 2019 @ 7:58pm

Year 4 had a wonderful time visiting the World Museum to further their study of the  Ancient Greeks . They had opportunitites to develop their knowledge of history left behind through clay pots and the images which told interesting stories about the olympic games and gods and Goddesses. 

After this the children moved on to the Walker Art Gallery where they took part in a workshop to depict a mythical story from a piece of artwork. The children were asked to write their own story ending and they even got to dress up and act it out!

After lunch they visited the Ancient Greek sculptures, which were fascinating. They were able to choose their favourite sculpture to sketch in their art books. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and they were a credit to the school. 

World Book Day, by Mrs Wilson

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 12:11pm

We are looking forward to celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.  All children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite character from any fairy tale or fantasy story - the choice is yours!  On the day, we will be reading and sharing our favourite stories and taking part in lots of activities based around our faourite books.

Church Assembly, by Mrs Wilson

Date: 1st Feb 2019 @ 5:12pm

We look forward to seeing as many parents and carers as possible at Christ Church, Wharton, on Tuesday morning for our Church Assembly.  We have lots to share with you!

Snowy weather, by Mrs Wilson

Date: 1st Feb 2019 @ 5:10pm

Thank you to all the parents and carers for their support in the change in routine at home time during the cold weather.  If we have any more snow, could you please ensure your child brings a pair of wellies or other suitable outdoor footwear plus a change of socks or tights.   Thank you.

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