Pie and Peas Quiz Night (March 2017)

25 May 2017

Posted by Mr Ring

On Thursday 23rd March we held our first ever Pie and Peas Quiz Night. Over a hundred people attended (filling the main hall) - merrily engaging with the questions; buying raffle tickets; tucking into the delectable pies etc. and by doing so helping to make it a fun and enjoyable evening for…

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Arts Week (Indian sweet making in Year 6)

25 May 2017

Posted by Mr Ring

On Tuesday, May 23rd 2017, Classes 6B and 6R set about creating their own Indian sweets including the design and construction of its packaging.

Using their maths skills, the children first of all created the nets of their sweet packaging. Precise measuring was required in order to produce nets…

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Y5 Tennis tournament at Woodthorpe

24 May 2017

Posted by Mr Slater

4 of our year 5 children competed yesterday in a tennis tournament at Woodthorpe Tennis Club.  They performed brilliantly, finishing in third spot - a great achievement!  A big well done to the children involved.  Have a look at some great photos of them in action!

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Arts Week 2017 - Bhangra Drumming

24 May 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

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

Posted by Mr Jennings

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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4K are learning to play the violin!

25 Apr 2017

Posted by Mr Knight

This half-term, the children of 4K are learning to play the violin.

These are photos from our second lesson (Tuesday 25th April). 

We are fortunate enough to have two members of the class who have been playing since Year 3.  Mr Jepson, our violin teacher, taught our novice violinists (the…

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4K Design and Technology week

20 Mar 2017

Posted by Mr Knight

 

The children of 4K were tasked with designing a prototype torch for an explorer.  They had learnt all about electrical circuits and switches in the last half-term.  This was the children's opportunity to apply their new knowledge and understanding. 

The motto of the week was: "Be prepared…

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Year 5 Time travelling 2017

13 Mar 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

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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British Values at Westdale

22 Feb 2017

Posted by Miss Batty

We recently held a 'British Values Day' at school. This involved all the children, and the four year groups focused on a different area of British Values. Th children took part in activities such as drama, game designing, planned election campaigns and the older children related British Values to…

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Interviewing the Highwayman and Bess (5J)

10 Feb 2017

Posted by Mr Jennings

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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