The children in Reception had an exciting talk from a Nurse this week. They learnt about the important role nurses have helping people in hospital and even got to look at lots of equipment. A big thank you to Tommy’s Mum!
The EYFS children had an exciting visit from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue! The children found out about fire engines, different parts of the fire fighters uniform and took part in a question and answer session with firefighters. Each child also got to try on a fire fighters helmet and they even got to spray water from the fire hose. A big thank you to the fire fighters who visited Robins and Wrens for the morning!
Our Infant and Junior dance clubs were stars of the show, when they provided the opening and closing numbers at this year’s Primary Dance Festival. Based around music through the 20th Century, the Juniors danced superbly to a jazz number and the infants to ‘In the Mood’. Well done everyone, you were brilliant!
Our book week began with a ‘wow’, when a huge dinosaur arrived at school on Monday morning. The dinosaur inspired lots of research about dinosaurs in Key stage 1 and EYFS and some superb journalistic writing in the Juniors. During the week we also had a book fair and competitions.
The week beginning 6th February saw the start of our exciting whole school Science week, with a fantastic assembly and workshops from Science Boffins. The whole week was focused on practical science; investigations and experiments. Everyone really enjoyed all the events, trips and activities. On Friday the children shared their work with each other; including some of the amazing marble–run creations, which formed part of a competition. Here are a few photos – we hope to have a film to upload soon.
The Reception children have been learning about Traditional Tales. To celebrate our learning this term, we had a special Traditional Tale Ball in the school hall. The children came to school dressed as their favourite character and played a game of ‘Guess Who’. They took part in a Traditional Tale quiz, shared their work with the nursery children and sang a song about Sleeping Beauty in sign language. Everyone had a great time.
An amazing inspirational day for our BYA students. Starting the day with a truly passionate presentation by Volleyball captain of the 2012 Olympics, Ben Pipes. Following on, our BYA had coaching from Ben who lead a workshop to foster determination and self-belief. Throughout the day the students worked hard on many different training activities and appreciating the importance of the Spirits of the games and leadership skills. The BYA had a fantastic time, worked hard and even attended a closing ceremony in the athletics arena where Jessica Ennis used to train.
After training hard, these twelve passionate athletes were ready to compete in the qualifying round at Brookfield Community School. The respectful six boys and six girls excelled in their indoor track and field events; points were earned for each event. Our final combined score totalled 106 points. Remarkably, the determined athletes gained Silver position and qualified for the next round. Brilliant energy and teamwork everyone! Well done and good luck for the next round.