Year 2 trip to Lower Moss Wood, by Mrs King
Date: 5th Jun 2019 @ 4:54pm
This week Year 2 have had a very enjoyable trip to Lower Moss Wood. When we arrived we met Ray, who was very excited to show us around the wood and talk to us about the wildlife that lives there. He taught us some bird songs, showed us the tallest tree in the world, and even allowed us to join in with his play about nettles!
After lunch we were allowed to go pond dipping, and we managed to catch lots of exciting creatures - it's not just frogs that live in ponds! The day seemed extremely tiring for some, as we had many snoozers on the bus on the way back to school!
I'm sure your children will enjoy telling you all about the funny things that happened on the trip, as well as everything they learnt (which was a lot!)
As always, a big thank you to all the parent helpers who came along - without you, the trip couldn't go ahead so we really appreciate your time, thank you very much.
Volcano Eruptions, by Mrs Sullivan
Date: 23rd May 2019 @ 3:45pm
Colomendy Residential - Loggerheads, by Mr Sear
Date: 16th May 2019 @ 3:03pm
Here a few of the pictures of the children taking part in some the fantastic activities whilst on the residential. We were extremely proud of how they all behaved and had a go at the activities no matter how scary it seemed.
Elm get ready for sports day., by Mrs Swift
Date: 16th May 2019 @ 2:26pm
Elm have been out this afternoon practicing for sports day. We have had lots of fun and noticed a few budding olympians.
The Earth's Layers, by Mrs Sullivan
Date: 1st May 2019 @ 7:57am
We have been investigating the formation of the Earth and looking closely at each layer to determined how a volcano is formed. We know that there is an inner and outer core and a mantle underneath the Earth's crust. We think the Mantle is a vital layer, which helps to form a volcano but we need to continue to investigate. Please keep reading our blog to find out more!
Christian Values Day - SERVICE, by Mrs Wilson
Date: 26th Apr 2019 @ 5:55pm
We started today with Collective Worship with Robin, where we learned about Jesus washing the disciples' feet. Although he was the most important person, he still served his disciples.
We then learned about people who serve us in our community - we made a long list! People who help us include doctors, nurses, police officers, fire fighters, dentists, road workers, carers and teachers!
We created collages of people who help us, which are now on display in our corridor, so look out for them when you next visit school.
Ancient Greek Pots, by Mrs Sullivan
Date: 11th Mar 2019 @ 2:34pm
Year 4 have been learning about how history is told by things left behind. The children studied ancient greek pots from the past to discover their roles and lifestyles. They have also been busy creating thier own pots to recreate the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. The children created their own images to dipict the story.
Beeston Residential 2019 - Beech, by Miss Manton
Date: 8th Mar 2019 @ 10:01am
We had a fantastic time at Beeston! On our first day we enjoyed a lovely, but very wet walk to Beeston Castle and we explored the woods finding lots of interesting objects along the way. During the Evening, we weaved fish out of willow and drank hot chocolate around a campfire. Tuesday morning saw lots of tired faces! However, we still had a great time in our Stone Age Workshop. We learned how to grind flour and we made our own bread around the campfire. We also learned how a hunter gatherer would catch their own food using a bow and arrow. Everyone had an amazing time and I am very proud of everyone for their fantastic behaviour and for being excellent ambassadors for our school! Hope you all sleep well this weekend!
Morrison's Book Hamper, by Mrs Swift
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 3:19pm
We were extremely lucky today. Morrisons have donated a wonderful hamper full of books. We are very grateful and the children will really enjoy reading them. Thank you to Morrisons.
World Book Day 2019, by Mrs Sullivan
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 2:36pm
Today has been very exciting! Mrs Sullivan came to school as a mysterious character and we had to discover who she was. We asked her all sorts of questions and wrote a fantastic description of her character. She had a tall, top hat and a slim curly moustach. She lived in the Place Between and hates children. Her long emerald, green cloak shone like shiny amethysts. Her age is a mystery but we know it is a number btween 100 and 200.
The children looked fabulous in their World Book Day costumes and had lots of fun!
Daddy Bear visits Wharton Primary, by Mrs Swift
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 12:26pm
Daddy Bear came to school to hunt for Goldilocks and his missing porridge. Would you believe he never found a single Goldilocks in the whole school. He did have lots of fun though causing havoc. The children all enjoyed his visit and some even claimed to be the porridge thieves. Mrs Tomlinson was very pleased when he joined her meeting and he even had a sit in the Head Teachers chair!
Beeston residential - Oak 2019, by Miss Preston
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 12:18pm
The whole of Year 3 went to Beeston for 2 days and 1 night. We were very busy the whole time and we enjoyed every minute! We took part in many activities such as; team building games, a walk to Beeston Castle, exploring local woods to find interesting things, Dairy writing, a campfire with hot chocolate and a singsong, a bedtime story, we learnt how stone age people grinded wheat to make flour, peeled bark of sticks using a stone age knife, another campfire - after collecting our own kindling, we made stoneage bread (with honey of course!), we then had a go at Archery ( what a hunter gatherer would do) and much more inbetween, inlcuding eating yummy food! Everyone had a brilliant time and would like to go again!
World Book Day, by Mrs Swift
Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 12:14pm
The children looked fantastic in their costumes. It was great to hear about all their favourite books.
Shrove Tuesday Fun, by Mrs Swift
Date: 6th Mar 2019 @ 8:31am
We looked at the meaning of Shrove Tuesday. We then went outside to have some fun and did a pancake tossing relay.
Pancake Day, by Mrs Sullivan
Date: 5th Mar 2019 @ 4:58pm
Today we have looked at the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand from five samll loaves and two fishes. We thought it was amazing how something so small was magnified into something so huge. We share a post-it note sized pancake to recreate that day and to imagine what it felt like.
The children were asked what they would like magnified to share around the world.
Jessica - I want to magnify love around the world.
Amelia - I want food and love magnified to feed the homeless.
Ashish - I want to magnify kindness so that everyone feels valued.
Science investigation into teeth, by Mrs Sullivan
Date: 4th Mar 2019 @ 8:15am
Investigating teeth was so much fun! We discovered we had different types of teeth and decided to investigate why.
To do this we created our friends teeth out of playdough using dentist mirrors. Some of our teeth were missing and some of our teeth were bigger than others.
Morrisons Visit Year 4 - Healthy Eating, by Mrs Sullivan
Date: 28th Feb 2019 @ 10:05pm
What an exciting day! Morrisons came to talk to us about staying healthy and looking after our bodies! We tasted new nutritious food and played exciting games - charades, the hungry caterpillar healthy eating race and we created our our healthy dish, thinking about the nutrition values and the benefits to our body. There was plenty of fruit and vegetables, which we be eating until the end of the week.
Thank you Morrisons, we really enjoyed your visit!
The Walker Art Gallery - Ancient Greece, by Mrs Sullivan
Date: 26th Feb 2019 @ 7:58pm
Year 4 had a wonderful time visiting the World Museum to further their study of the Ancient Greeks . They had opportunitites to develop their knowledge of history left behind through clay pots and the images which told interesting stories about the olympic games and gods and Goddesses.
After this the children moved on to the Walker Art Gallery where they took part in a workshop to depict a mythical story from a piece of artwork. The children were asked to write their own story ending and they even got to dress up and act it out!
After lunch they visited the Ancient Greek sculptures, which were fascinating. They were able to choose their favourite sculpture to sketch in their art books.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and they were a credit to the school.
World Book Day, by Mrs Wilson
Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 12:11pm
We are looking forward to celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March. All children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite character from any fairy tale or fantasy story - the choice is yours! On the day, we will be reading and sharing our favourite stories and taking part in lots of activities based around our faourite books.
Church Assembly, by Mrs Wilson
Date: 1st Feb 2019 @ 5:12pm
We look forward to seeing as many parents and carers as possible at Christ Church, Wharton, on Tuesday morning for our Church Assembly. We have lots to share with you!
Snowy weather, by Mrs Wilson
Date: 1st Feb 2019 @ 5:10pm
Thank you to all the parents and carers for their support in the change in routine at home time during the cold weather. If we have any more snow, could you please ensure your child brings a pair of wellies or other suitable outdoor footwear plus a change of socks or tights. Thank you.
Christian Values Day PERSERVERANCE, by Mrs Wilson
Date: 15th Jan 2019 @ 4:52pm
We had a wonderful day on Friday learning about the meaning of perserverance. We had to persevere and try to build a tower of bricks using only tweezers (really tricky!), we tried hard to thread beads on a string using only one hand (this was really tricky too!) and aim quoits to land on a cone (this was the trickiest of all!)
Group two try on the fire kit, by Mrs Swift
Date: 7th Jan 2019 @ 8:34am
The children are continuing to enjoy the visits to the fire station. We looked at different modes of transport and how to stay safe whilst using them. They got to try on the full fire kit and then were timed putting it back on. They were almost as quick as the real fire crew.
fire kit, by Mrs Swift
Date: 20th Nov 2018 @ 8:48am
This week the children got to try on a fire kit. They were then timed to see how fast they could get their kits on, they were brilliant at it and managed to do it inside the 90 seconds they needed to. They then practiced rolling out a hose and rolling it back up. They all really enjoyed it.
WEP Concert practice, by Mrs Swift
Date: 14th Nov 2018 @ 3:34pm
Today we were lucky enough to welcome the year 5 children from Willow Wood who joined us in a WEP christmas performance rehearsal. The session was led by Miss Howbrigg from Oaklands school who co-ordinates the perfomances every year. We are very excited about this years production.