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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. 

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.

Christian Values Day PERSERVERANCE, by Mrs Wilson

Date: 15th Jan 2019 @ 4:52pm

We had a wonderful day on Friday learning about the meaning of perserverance.  We had to persevere and try to build a tower of bricks using only tweezers (really tricky!), we tried hard to thread beads on a string using only one hand (this was really tricky too!) and aim quoits to land on a cone (this was the trickiest of all!)

Group two try on the fire kit, by Mrs Swift

Date: 7th Jan 2019 @ 8:34am

The children are continuing to enjoy the visits to the fire station.  We looked at different modes of transport and how to stay safe whilst using them. They got to try on the full fire kit and then were timed putting it back on.  They were almost as quick as the real fire crew.

fire kit, by Mrs Swift

Date: 20th Nov 2018 @ 8:48am

This week the children got to try on a fire kit.  They were then timed to see how fast they could get their kits on, they were brilliant at it and managed to do it inside the 90 seconds they needed to.  They then practiced rolling out a hose and rolling it back up.  They all really enjoyed it.

WEP Concert practice, by Mrs Swift

Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 3:34pm

Today we were lucky enough to welcome the year 5 children from  Willow Wood who joined us in a WEP christmas performance rehearsal.  The session was led by Miss Howbrigg from Oaklands school who co-ordinates the perfomances every year.  We are very excited about this years production.

Celebration Assembly, by Mrs Sullivan

Date: 13th Nov 2018 @ 4:04pm

Year 4 had a wonderful time sharing their first half term's learning with their friends andThis morning,  families at Christ Church. They shared poems, fact files, songs and stories linked to the  European Union and our christian value this half term which is TRUST.  After they had shared their learning, the children had an opportunity to have a drink and a biscuit with their family and share their topic books. Everyone had a wonderful time!

Cake Sale , by Ms Jackson

Date: 24th Oct 2018 @ 3:05pm

Today we had a cake sale at playtime, we raised £114 which will go towards a poppies and poetry workshop for year 6 children. This event was a huge sucess and all the children enjoyed their cakes .

year 6 at the Fire Station, by Mrs Swift

Date: 8th Oct 2018 @ 3:58pm

The children had their last visit to the Fire Station today.  They learnt how to role a hose out and role it back up again.  They then had a race in teams to see who could role out the hose, connect to the water supply and spray the water first.  All this in full fire kit!  They also did some more classroom based work on keeping themselves safe aroud fire and electricity.  Next week a new group of 10 children will attend. 

 

Fire Station Visit, by Mrs Swift

Date: 17th Sep 2018 @ 4:14pm

Year 6 have got the exciting opportunity of being part of a Fire Service programme.  They will go in small groups for 4/5 weeks to take part in activities that will help to educate them on keeping safe.  Today we got a tour of the fire station and were shown all the different equipment on a fire engine,  The children were even lucky enough to sit in the drivers seat!  We played some games and started to look at rules and why we have them.

Egg-citing News!, by Mrs King

Date: 7th Sep 2018 @ 7:56am

Yesterday, a silver egg appeared in Cherry class, covered in what looked like scales! The children kept a watchful eye all day, but could see no signs of the egg hatching. This morning, all that is left in the nest we made are some golden scales, that appear to be trailing out of the door! I wonder what is going on....

Butterflies in Elm class, by Miss Smith-Shelton

Date: 29th Jun 2018 @ 5:03pm

In Elm class, we have been learning about the life cycle of caterpillars. As part of this, we have been observing the tranformation of caterpillars to buttterflies. We started the term with 6 tiny caterpillars, but saw how they soon grew much, much bigger! After a few days, they formed chyrsallids, where they began their transformation to butterflies! On Thursday 28th, we noticed something moving in the net where we kept them and found that 2 butterflies had emerged. We came in this morning and the other 4 had emerged too!

Here are some pictures Miss Smith-Shelton and some Elm pupils took of our beautiful butterflies.

Art Day, by Mrs Swift

Date: 29th Jun 2018 @ 3:17pm

Pear Class really enjoyed Art Day which was inspired by the work of Hundertwasser.  We were asked to create a piece that represented something from our school.  Year one chose the guinea pigs.  We also decorated butterflies in the same style as Hundertwasser's paintings. 

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