Civil War Centre Visit
KS2 enjoyed a visit to The Newark Civil War Museum today. They travelled by train which, for some children, was their first ride on a train. Once at the museum, they watched a short film, looked at some of the exhibits, took part in a workshop where they acted the part of people who actually lived in Newark, and learned what life was like during the civil war. After lunch, they learned about Anglo Saxon burials found in Newark.
The children this morning gave thanks to God for the food we have to eat. They also performed the story of the enormous turnip as well as singing songs and playing a variety of instruments.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our harvest celebration this morning, enabling us to have a wonderful display of produce. The tins and packets will go to the Grantham Foodbank to support local people in need. The fresh produce and flowers were distributed to older members of our community by the children in class 4.
Gravity Fields Anniversary Show
The whole school enjoyed a fantastic science show at the Guildhall, this afternoon. Stefano Di Renzo (pictured) performed his show ‘Hold On’ which is a short wordless funny circus show, where buckets whirl around, cups and balls fly through the air and planks become catapults. Following this, Phil Bell Young from the University of Hull amazed and astound everyone with an interactive science show where pupils were able to see science come to life. A great time was had by all, from the youngest to the oldest members of our school community. (Photograph from Guildhall Arts Centre website.)
Today Class 3 have been learning about a balanced diet. They know that it is important to eat breakfast to help with their learning. We have also discussed eating 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. In English, they are learning how to sequence and write instructions, using the correct format, imperative verbs and a range of punctuation. As a practical exercise, they made fruit kebabs for the whole school to enjoy at break time, before writing their own instructions.
The Sandman Rehearsals
This morning, Key Stage 2 had the wonderful opportunity to go and watch dance rehearsals at the Chantry Dance Company. It was inspiring to watch and, hopefully, has given the children lots of ideas for the dance they are developing in school. The Chantry Dance Company were rehearsing for their latest tour which is a production of The Sandman. The tour starts, at the Guildhall, on 23rd September.
Golden Book Achievers
Congratulations to the children in today’s Golden Book. A child from class 1 was chosen for settling beautifully into our school and for being a good friend. A child from class 2 was chosen for working independently in writing. A child from class 3 was chosen for her excellent work ethic, politeness and for staying on task. A child from class 4 was chosen for her excellent attitude to learning in her first week in the class.
Morning at the Beach
The children in the Nursery and Reception visited the marketplace beach in Grantham as part of their topic all about Summer. As you will see from the pictures, they all had a super time. Earlier in the week, they had designed and made their own sandcastles and they were able to put their skills into practice. The children’s behaviour was first rate and they represented our school well.
This morning, three pianists and two violists shared some of their musical skills, in a music recital. Congratulations to all five of them for being brave and performing to the whole school and some parents.
Picture Book Competition
Well done to all the children who took part in the Reading Zone Picture Book Competition.
Blast Off Into Space
This week Class 3 have gone to space. They have learnt about the phases of the moon, used key information about the space race to create a timeline, enjoyed letting their imagination run wild in our role play rocket and used their design technology skills to create moon buggies with winding mechanisms. These were photographed on are classroom lunar landscape.