Year 5 and 6 have been working on the Art Shed at lunchtimes, please watch their video to find out more.
Year 5/6 children had the opportunity to take part in a brilliant workshop about fossils. They learnt lots of new information about different dinosaur species and whether they were herbivores, omnivores or carnivores. Using their brushes, they carefully revealed fossils that were lying beneath the sand, what an interesting day!
We celebrated Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 5th February, children from each class created a piece of work related to their online safety brief. The eCadets helped to organise the event and were on hand to support each class throughout the day. We discussed lots of important information related to online safety, particularly consent and the way that we give, ask and receive consent in an online context. #OurInternetOurChoice
We would also like to thank the parents/guardians that attended the assembly and supported their children in classroom-based workshops.
On Tuesday 4th December, Year 5 and 6 had a brilliant time enjoying their Christmas Maths Trail in the Winter sunshine. Children has devised their own maths questions to answer using our outdoor areas. Parents and carers joined us to have festive treats and drinks after completing the trail. Prizes were presented for the highest scores!
On Friday 23rd November, Class 4 experienced their first Thrills and Skills workshop of the year. These workshops, delivered by the Thrills and Skills for Life team, aim to develop the team building skills and confidence of our children through a range of fun, safe and exciting experiences within the school grounds. For their first adventure, Class 4 were adorned in camo-cream and military uniform (much to their amusement) and challenged to complete a rescue operation drill with precision and effective communication. Upon the instructions of ‘the Boss’, children surveyed their surroundings for threats, supported a ‘casualty’ on a stretcher, transported the ‘casualty’ across short distances and responded to incoming threats by dispersing from risk zones (a personal favourite) and regrouping when safe with haste. The children were so spectacular that they demonstrated their rescue mission to Mrs Cunliffe at the end of the afternoon, who couldn’t believe what they had managed to achieve. We look forward to our next Thrills and Skills mission which is just a few short weeks away!
On 15th November we enjoyed a special assembly, Jayamini de Silva joined us to explain how she and her family celebrate Diwali. During the assembly we looked at traditional Diwali items. A member of staff was also dressed in a sari – the children were fascinated by the way in which this was assembled. At the end of the assembly, several pupils were given the opportunity to ask questions which they did politely and with great interest. The assembly was followed by a range of workshops across different year groups, whereby the children were able to make traditional Diwali items.
On Friday 9th November, we made our annual visit to the war memorial to pay our respects to the young men from the village who had lost their lives in war. The service was opened with a reading from Captain Lynne. The Reverend Paul Tyler then continued with prayers of remembrance. A two minutes silence then took place which we all honoured. Members of the Royal British Legion read out the names of the young men as all of the children placed crosses on the war memorial. After a final prayer we returned to school.
The children were excited to show their artwork to family members at our first West Cornforth Primary School Art Exhibition, which took place on Wednesday 7th of November.
Huge thanks to the team of Year 6 children, who escorted visitors around the displays and for the fantastic comments they collected in our visitors book.
We are so proud of how the children have contributed to their art lessons this term. Keep up the enthusiasm!
Classes 5 and 6 are studying The London Eye Mystery. The main character, Ted, is very interested in the weather – particularly storms. We decided to take the opportunity to investigate a storm first hand. As Storm Callum hit the North East, Classes 5 and 6 went outside to collect evidence of the storm. We created word mats to describe our experiences in the storm. These are going to help us to produce a ‘Storm Newspaper’ which will be available in the library.