The Year in Pictures

What a year it’s been! Thank you to all of our children and families. This video should give you an idea of the things we got up to in 2016-17…

Have a fantastic summer. See you on the other side!

Ospreys have been enjoying a taste of Mexico!

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The children in Year 4 have been tasting foods that are used in popular Mexican recipes (avocados, sweet peppers, chorizo, pineapple and sweet corn). They then analysed these foods; stating whether they recognised the food and enjoyed the taste: some were enjoyed more than others (see the expressions on our faces).

The children were then excited to be using some of these ingredients to cook quesadillas and make guacamole.  We then sampled the food we had made; which we really enjoyed.

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Our new Wrens are loving school life!

They have had their first lunch in the school hall.

 

They have been busy exploring their new environment and learning their new routines.

They have even been outside to road test their wellington boots!

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and they have only just started!

Hola! from Mexico…

On Friday 8th September, Merlins and Ospreys discovered their colourful new topic “Global Gourmet” with a fantastic WOW day. The first stop on our culinary tour of the globe is Mexico. The children, dressed in colourful fiesta outfits, enjoyed a carousel of activities including: cooking salsa, playing Latino music using boomwhackers and using their ICT skills to create their own sugar skull masks.

We made the most of the sunshine, spending the afternoon outside playing Mexican themed games, such as Pass the Sombrero and Mexican Beans. Everyone enjoyed the chance to sample our freshly made salsa with tortilla chips. The excitement didn’t stop there; having creating their own piñatas in the morning, the children took turns to burst open their designs and reveal the hidden treasures within. We couldn’t resist ending the day with a giant Mexican wave!

The Mexican Bean parachute game was a firm favourite. Ollie told us “It was really fun. If you were a Chilli you had to swap with another Chilli. The best bit was when Mr Tweed shouted, “Chilli Burrito!” it was great.”

Reece also enjoyed the outdoor games, “It was good to go outside and try different things.”

“Making our own salsa and trying it was really good. It was yummy!”  Ava and Alanya agreed.

Ava also enjoyed the piñatas “Making piñatas was great. When we bashed them, loads of sweets came out and we ran to get them.”

Alanya summed up the day perfectly, “I really enjoyed all of it and the rest of the class did too!”

Wow – What an exciting term we have ahead!

On Monday 11th September, the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles launched their new topic with a wonderful Wow Day. As you can see, children, parents and carers made a fantastic effort and our classrooms were filled with a wide range of characters from the past.

Towards the end of the day, the Y5s and Y6s discovered that our final event will be … Anston Greenlands’ Excellent Adventure!

Over the term, we will go back in time to find historical figures who have changed our world for good. We will find out all about the positive impact that they have had, linking these people and their actions to the seventeen Global Goals. On the evening of Wednesday 6th December, the children will put on a performance and film show to tell you all about it – save the date!

Each student will select a Global Goal which they feel passionate about, inform people about it, campaign for change and then create a film to show how the world will look if their Global Goal is achieved.

Dingle Dangle Scarecrow!

Robins and Chaffinches launched their new topic about Harvest and growing with a Scarecrow-making day.  Children were presented with a problem set for them by a real life Farmer.  Farmer Andrew sent a video asking the children to help him to protect his crops.  Eight teams of children worked well together to produce a variety of scarecrows.  Some friendly, some not, some tall and some small.  Lots of fun was had. At times, however, it was a challenge to actually see the hall floor!

On completion of the task, the children then voted for their favourite scarecrow.  Farmer Andrew is also hoping to visit to pass his judgement too!

 

Let’s take a walk on the wild side!

What an amazing day Robins and Chaffinches had as they opened their Wildlife Park to parents! When the gates opened, parents were greeted by a welcoming party and were given a map of the park, so they could explore it at their leisure. They wandered round various different habitats and found expert presenters, who gave informative talks about their animal and answered any questions the visitors had. They could visit the desert to find out about various snakes and meerkats.

The woodland experts talked all about foxes and owls.

In the polar regions, visitors were told all about penguins and polar bears.

 

In the savannah habitat, our giraffe and elephant experts were busy all afternoon.

Finally, in the aquarium, our fish and shark experts had lots of interesting facts to share.

Visitors to the park were entertained by two “flash-mob” dances of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and “The Monkey Dance”, which the audience thoroughly enjoyed.

A gift shop sold merchandise that the children had made and the café provided much appreciated refreshments on such a hot day.

All the visitors were impressed by the children’s work but also their amazing research and expertise.

 

Rowan Race to Victory at Sports Day

The British weather was on our side for once!

Sports day went ahead and what a morning we had! The children worked so hard in their teams; they were rewarded for their efforts with team points.

We kicked off with our ‘potted sports activities’.

Look at us in action…

The scores for each team were very close, so it meant all four teams really needed to work hard at the competitive sports. The competitive sports included mixed year group space hopper races and year group relays.

We all had great fun once again, and we all showed great determination.

What a brilliant day we had! We couldn’t have done it without our fabulous volunteers; a big thank you to everyone who supported us and also came to cheer everyone on.

All the teams worked their socks off, but Rowan raced to victory.

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A Night at the Movies

The Snowy Owls had a fantastic final evening together at the Worksop Savoy on Thursday. We all owe a huge thank you to our wonderful PTA!

 

Our pirate ships set sail………. Well some did!

Well we had worked really hard to create our pirate ships ready for the big day!

Would our ships be sea worthy?

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Well first of all we all made our predictions. Float or sink? That was the question. Then came the time to test them. If they did float, then we needed to see if they would take any crew on board without sinking.

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We had two ships that managed to take far more crew on board than the others. Meet our best pirate ship makers!

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