A French Christmas

On 6th December the Juniors enjoyed a Christmas themed French Day. We learnt some vocabulary and found out how the festive season is celebrated in France. We made a decoration with French writing on it , sang some fantastic French Christmas songs in assembly and even got a present from St Nicolas!

EYFS – Totley Hall Farm – The Live Nativity

As part of our ‘Celebrations’ topic work we have been learning about Christmas. We visited Totley Hall Farm to take part in a ‘live Nativity. All the Reception children acted out the Christmas story, sang traditional carols, petted lambs and even got to ride on a real donkey. A magical morning at Totley enjoyed by all!

INTU Christmas Choir Competition

On Tuesday28th November 24 members of the school choir went to the INTU centre in Derby to take park in the Christmas Choir Competition. We had a great time and the judges said only good things about our performance. One judge said our performance was ‘exquisite’!

EYFS – Celebrations Near and Far

As part of our ‘Celebrations’ topic, we have been learning about Bonfire Night, Diwali and Hanukkah. The children have had lots of fun learning about different celebrations and took part in lots of creative activities. Here are some of our photos from our Diwali sessions.

 

Yr 3/4 Gymnastics

We took 28 keen gymnasts from year groups 3 and 4 to Queens Park Sports Centre to take part in a fun afternoon of jumping, stretching and cartwheeling to name but a few new skills! It was a real fun afternoon for everybody involved and we think the photographs speak for themselves.

Stepping Back in Time

Stepping back in time…
The Upper Juniors have been learning all about life in Victorian Britain. They have experienced a Victorian school day, visited the workhouse in Southwell and walked around Holymoorside looking for Victorian buildings and clues about village life in Victorian times. They also constructed grand Victorian houses, meticulous in their period detail. Everyone has learnt a lot and enjoyed the topic-even the ultra-strict school rules!

EYFS – Health and Fitness Week

As part of our Health and Fitness week, Reception took part in lots of exciting activities to develop their understanding of different ways to keep fit and healthy! They designed and made healthy fruit kebabs and tried delicious banana smoothies. They also took part in a relaxing yoga session, lots of fun team games and developed their skills using different PE equipment.

EYFS – Hand Washing Session

The school nurse came to visit the infants to teach the children how to wash their hands properly. The children enjoyed washing a special gel off their hands and then placing them under the light box to see if they’d missed any spots!