During the week beginning 25th July, we held a whole school local history and geography week. As part of this, all children from Year 1 to Year 6 visited the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield. We had a superb day, visiting the pit ponies and pit baths, finding out what life was like for Victorian child miners and experiencing a fascinating underground tour in the company of a miner. Oh … and there was a great playground too!
A huge thank you to all those parents and grandparents who filled in our survey. We found it extremely interesting to discover what life was like when you were ten.
Congratulations to our amazing Key Stage 2 children on their fantastic production of Bugsy Malone. Singing, acting and dancing were all superb. We know that parents, carers, family and friends must be as proud as the adults in school. Well done!
On Wednesday, all classes in KS2 were visited by Steve from Creative Learning. He taught us how to create algorithms to code little spherical robots called Spheros. We programmed the robots to react if thrown with a force greater than 3g, inputting instructions for them change colour, make animal noises and even wriggle around!
On Wednesday 14th March, the Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls had an amazing day at the Big Bang Fair, which was held at Birmingham NEC. There were so many things to see and do. Here, you can see us making and testing rivets, having a go at breaking a world record and waiting to see some fantastic shows.
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!
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.
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.