We had fantastic weather for our school sports day. Thank you to all of the parents, grandparents and family members who came along to support the children. Here are some photos of the day.
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Jules visited Worthinghead with his mobile pond dipping workshop. He held interactive workshops with every class. The children had the opportunity to dip in the pond and then study the different wildlife that they collected in their nets. We studied lots of creatures including: tadpoles, water boatmen, water fleas, water beetles, caddisfly nymphs. Here is the website if you want to find out more; http://www.wildlife-man.co.uk/mobileponddip/events.html.
To celebrate Shavout we held a festival theme day in school. There were 9 exciting activities to try including cooking food, learning about Jewish customs and artefacts. We finished the day with a celebration assembly to share what we had learned.
Wesak is the most important of Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May. It celebrates the Buddha's birthday. We learned about the history of Buddhism and the story of the Prince Siddhartha who became Buddha. We found out about the discoveries he made on his path to enlightenment. We celebrated the day with songs, acting, writing about his life, making cards and flags.
Also known as Baisakhi, this is one of the most important dates in the Sikh calendar. We enjoyed celebrating this important day in our school. We learned about the Sikh religion and their customs. We made celebratory cards and flags and looked at religious artefacts. Here is a display of some of our work.
Children from Foundation and KS1 enjoyed an afternoon of Easter activities including making Easter crispy buns, decorating Easter baskets and Easter cards. We also enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs in our Green Wood.
We raised a fantastic £184 for Sports Relief. We wore red clothing or sports clothing for a £1 donation. In the afternoon the whole school held a dance-a-thon in the hall. We all had lots of fun!
Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. This is also sometimes known as the festival of colours. To celebrate Holi we held a special festival day in school. We learned about the different customs and beliefs of the Hindu religion and the special traditions that they follow during the festival. We found out that people traditionally celebrate by throwing brightly coloured paint powder over each other. We read traditional stories, learned traditional dancing and created different paintings with powder and paint. We also created our own Rangoli patterns. Here are some photographs of our special day.
To celebrate World Book Day we have been taking part in a Readathon week. Children have been collecting sponsorship money for reading. We have also invited parents into school to share books with their children and have written books. Here are children from the different classes with the books they have enjoyed sharing.
To celebrate Pancake Day children in Key Stage 1 have been learning about the significance of Shrove Tuesday and Lent. We made different types of pancakes and tried different topics. We then held class votes to see which topics were the most popular.
To celebrate Chinese New Year we held a special day of activities across the school. We learnt that this year is the year of the horse. We found out about the traditions and customs that people follow at this special time. We made paper lanterns and Chinese New Year cards. We also learnt that an important custom is to give money as good luck. We made special wallets and gave gold coins as luck! Here are some photos of our Chinese New Year displays.
After making our fantastic scarecrows Mrs Smith wrote to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to tell them about our hard work. We were delighted to receive a reply from St. James Palace which congratulated the children on their efforts and also included a photograph of Their Royal Highnesses with Prince George on his christening day.
To celebrate Children in Need this year we held a special non-uniform day. Children and staff came to school in their pyjamas and gave a donation to children in need. We raised a fantastic £188.75. Here are some photos of our special day.
To commemorate remembrance day children from years 1, 2 and 3 have been learning about the significance of the poppy and why we remember those who bravely fought for our nation and who are taking part in active service today. The children made their own wreaths and crosses and walked to the local cenotaph to hold a minutes silence.
Harvest is the celebration of all food grown on our land. We celebrate harvest by decorating our churches with baskets of fruit, food and flowers when all of the crops have been harvested.
This year our harvest festival has supported local charity the Bradford Food bank. We have collected food donations for the charity which we displayed in the hall. Children from Foundation and KS1 also made Leek and Potato soup kits to sell at the festival with all donations going to the food bank. Year 2 have been writing instructions and tested and wrote recipes for the kits. Year 1 collated the kits and decorated the bags and children in Foundation made soup for parents and families to try at the festival. We are grateful to Keelham Farm Shop and Asda in Wyke for their kind donations of vegetables for the kits.
Here are photographs from our harvest festival.
We have celebrated this important festival on Monday 14th October. The children have learnt about the importance of this festival. Eid-al-Adha is often know as the festival of sacrifice which commemorates the obedience of the prophet Ibrahim. The children have learnt about the significance of the festival and celebrated by making Eid cards and taking part in craft activities, food tastings and dressing up in traditional clothing. There was also a special assembly. Here are some photographs of the events and some of the children's work.
Children from each class have been working hard to make scarecrows for the annual competition held at St Mary's Church. The theme this year is 'jubilation' and our entries this year are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George. Here are our finished scarecrows.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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