Partake Theatre Workshop – 5th June

Miss Grahem from Partake Theatre arrived to whisk Class One back in time to the delights of the Edwardian seaside.

The children started their trip back in time by curling up in their beds for a restful nights sleep.

As the children stirred they woke up in Edwardian England and started packing for their trip to the seaside. They gathered their suitcases and coats and went to the train station to board the train. As the train rolled away from the station the children became the wheels of the train, puffing along the track to the seaside.

Airs and Graces
Airs and graces

Arriving at the seaside the children got off the train and were taught how to be Edwardian ladies and gentlemen. The boys doffed their hats and the girls curtsied. The children learnt about Edwardian seaside treats and entertainment.
The children learnt about seaside fashions one hundred years ago! The children got into their bathing machines and dived into the water where they became different sea creatures.

As the children emerged from out of the water and back into their bathing machines, they felt spots of rain falling so quickly gathered their belongings and ran back to the train station and back home to sleep.

I think all the children will agree that they had a fantastic morning and learnt so much about the Edwardian seaside. A great start to the topic!

Plummeting Peregrines and Propaganda Posters!

On Friday, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust visited school to give an assembly about the Derby Cathedral Peregrine Falcons. Find out more on our Wildlife Blog or on the Class 3 Blog. Keep an eye on our birdcams; we already have eggs in our colourcam box and more are likely to follow soon in the B&W birdcam box.

Have a look at the super propaganda posters that Class 2 have designed for their World War II topic.

Staff Sergeant Fleetwood Visits School

This term’s KS2 topic is World War II. On Friday, Staff Sergeant Fleetwood visited to talk to the children about how different it was for soldiers serving in the army in WWII compared with those serving now. He brought in kit and uniform used by soldiers in WWII as well as that used by soldiers today. There were plenty of dressing up opportunities!

Bikeability in the Snow!

Bikeabilty, Level 1 challenge on the playground
Rising to the challenge

Well done to all our Year 6s who completed their Level 2 Bikeability training on Wednesday, despite the snow! Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads.

Our trainer for the day was Alastair, from Wheely Fun Wheels, an approved Bikeability trainer working with the School Sport Partnerships who access funding via the Youth Sport Trust. The first session took place on the playground  and included basic bike checks, helmet checks and general handling skills. This Level 1 session concluded with some games; the children barely noticed the falling snow as they rose to the challenge!

After break the children moved on to their Level 2 training on the road outside school. They learnt how to pass a parked vehicle, U-turns, starting and stopping, passing a junction and how to negotiate various left and right turns.

Learning to set off safely
Learning to set off safely

Children completing the course have received an information pack with a certificate and a badge. You can also download the Wheely Fun Wheels information leaflet. They stress that Bikeability training is only the first step in learning how to ride safely on the road. Please go out cycling with your child.

Derbyshire Times Video

The Derbyshire Times visited last Monday to take a whole school photograph and to record a video of the children singing and performing “Shine”. A copy of the photograph can be viewed and purchased here.

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