Summer Music Concert 2017

14 Jul 2017

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Our musicians presented a splendid concert in the school hall yesterday evening to a large and appreciative audience of family and friends.

The concert included musical selections from Oliver! by the school choir; two items from our guitar players, including Stand by me; solos, duets and trios…

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Enterprise Week

6 Jul 2017

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Year 6 have been busy organising the Summer Fair which takes place after school on Friday 7th July. Along with the other Year 3, 4, and 5 classes, 5J have been designing and making products to sell in order to raise money for school fund.

Here are some photographs of things we have been making…

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Porchester Festival 2017

3 Jul 2017

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Sixteen members of our Ukulele Club (and one former member) performed at the Porchester Festival on Sunday 2nd July. We played and sang five items (including Blowin' in the Wind by the current Nobel prize winner Bob Dylan and a Beatles number, recognising the 50th anniversary of the Sgt. Pepper

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Halle Orchestra Concert 2017

28 Jun 2017

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Over thirty of our advanced flute, recorder, ukulele and guitar players went to the Halle Orchestra "Now Hear This" concert at the Royal Concert Hall on 28th June. Joining several hundred children from other primary and secondary schools, we listened to the orchestra perform a varied programme…

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Carlton Academy Year 5 Arts Day 2017

27 Jun 2017

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Year 5 had a great day at the Carlton Academy Arts Day on 27th June.

We worked in three different groups with each group taking part in four out of five possible activities during the day. After meeting with Year 5 children from some other local schools in the theatre, the groups had art (using…

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Sports Day 2017

22 Jun 2017

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Thank you to everyone who supported our Westdale Challenge Team Sports Day which was held on 22nd June.

The event was run on our usual lines, with twenty teams of children (each one including pupils from Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6) working as a team to tackle eighteen different sporting challenges.…

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Arts Week 2017 - Bhangra Drumming

24 May 2017

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A visiting drummer is giving each class a Bhangra drumming workshop as part of our "India" themed Arts Week.

All the children had the chance to try different drums and Indian instruments and join in rhythmic patterns and sequences, combining the sounds from the different instruments. We learned…

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Arts Week 2017 - Bollywood Dancing

23 May 2017

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The theme for our Arts Week this year is "India" and, as one of our special activities, a visiting expert has come to teach us Bollywood Dancing!

We learned that the word "Bollywood" came from combining the Indian city name "Bombay" (Mumbai's old name) with "Hollywood", the centre of the US…

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Year 5 Time travelling 2017

13 Mar 2017

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On Thursday 9th March, Y5 joined 300 other primary school pupils in a special day at Southwell Minster. Our "time travelling" was a pilgrim experience, journeying to the special place to find out what goes on there and about the building. 

During the day, we worked in five groups, each having…

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Interviewing the Highwayman and Bess (5J)

10 Feb 2017

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After studying the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, the historians of 5J had the opportunity to interrogate the two key participants in the narrative - the somewhat mysterious Bess and the notorious highwayman himself.

We had a fascinating question and answer session and appreciated the…

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