On Monday and Tuesday, the Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls launched their new topic by finding out all about the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti.
The children designed and created kites, researched and produced a presentation all about the festival and decorated the class cow with beautiful paper origami flowers. Additionally, we made delicious Indian sweets: chocolate barfi and coconut ladoo.
At the end of the day on Tuesday, we had the opportunity to taste the sweets and fly the kites. As you can see, some of the kites were more successful than others!
Our topic this term is ‘The Intergalactic Rock Show’, which got off to a great start with our Topic Launch Day. Children danced to music from different decades, watched the launch of Apollo 11 and learned about it landing on the moon, were baking and preparing food popular in the 1940’s and 50’s as well as researching events from the 1950’s. In the afternoon, children continued to learn about life in the 1950’s, including the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. One of our volunteer helpers, Terry, spoke to the children about what he remembered about growing up in the 1950’s. The children had a really fun-filled, educational day.
What a great session to finish off our boot camp after school club for 2017 – with a parent and child event. There was lots of fun with water, mud, tyres and a cargo net. Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who supported their children and had a fantastic time! Enjoy the pictures…..
The children in Wrens, Robins and Chaffinches celebrated the end of their topic this term with a production and performance of “Jack and the Beanstalk”. They had to design and paint the props, which was a challenge because they were so huge. The characters and narrators had lots of lines to learn but they managed really well and performed very confidently. The Jack, Cloud and Harp dancers were very entertaining and the singing was excellent. The audience loved every minute and Mr Wirth complimented the cast, saying this had been the best Infant Christmas Production ever!
The Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls would like to say a huge thank you to the friends and family members who supported the Year 5 and Year 6 Anston Greenlands’ Excellent Adventure evening. The adults in school were so proud of all of the children involved. They produced superb scripts which dealt with complex ideas, acted with confidence and sang and danced beautifully.
By the end of the evening, the children definitely achieved their aim of informing the school and local community about the seventeen Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Additionally they raised a total of £180, with £60 going to each of the following charities: War Child, Unicef and Water Aid.
Merlins’ business, Snapta Claus, will be arriving in the hall on Wednesday 20th December, from 1.30pm until 3pm.
Our goal is to provide our customers with unique, happy memories from Greenlands Christmas fayre 2017 that they can cherish forever. Our elves have been busy designing and making Snapta Claus’s grotto for the big day! They have also been very busy decorating festive merchandise for the stall. Our price list starts from as little as £1. Please pop along with your mates to make some Christmas memories. Don’t delay, get a snap today!
As you know, on the afternoon of Wednesday 20th December, every child in AnstonGreenlandsPrimary School will be involved in running a business in our fabulous Christmas Market. You are all welcome to come and join in the fun!
The Year 6 business, The North Café, will be held in the Snowy Owls classroom (outside the reception). We will be selling a variety of food and drinks such as: Pancakes with and without toppings, Tea, Coffee, biscuits, Speciality Hot Chocolate (with Marshmallows, sprinkles and cream) and Fizzy Water. Food and drinks will be sold at a really cheap price!
The money that we will raise will go to the charity Make a Wish Foundation; this exists for one reason – to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions.
We hope to see you at our North Café on Wednesday 20th December in the Snowy Owls classroom.
In September, any children who were interested in being part of the new school council had to produce and present a manifesto to their own class. Each class held an election for the potential candidate. Here are our new school council representatives…
The school council are really keen to tell you all about themselves and what they would like to achieve this year.