On Thursday 6th September, a fantastic new topic was launched in Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls. To great excitement, the children found out that they will be spending the term creating an Escape Room for family and friends. Before they are able to do this, both classes will have the opportunity to experience a real life Escape Room at Escape Sheffield!
During the morning and afternoon, the children proved that they are more than up to the challenge by completing a range of mathematical puzzles. They solved riddles, used a cipher wheel, answered a QR code quiz and used symbols to crack codes.
Watch this space – we’ll update you with our plans for our very own Lemony Snicket themed Escape Room over the next few weeks. The children are very excited to make a start…
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!
Here are some of the other stunning entries to our ‘Decorate an Egg’ competition. As you can see, we have some highly creative children in our school … and who doesn’t love a good egg pun?
As you can tell, our judges had an eggs-tremely difficult job, but here are some of our winners, along with their prizes:
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 the year comes to a close, here are some memories of one our highlights this term.
On Wednesday 18th October, the Year 5 and Year 6 children gave a very special assembly. They have decided to run a ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ week for everyone in school, starting on Monday.
Random Acts of Kindness are little things that we can all do to make everyone around us feel happier.
Every day, everyone in school will be asked to complete a challenge. For example, on Monday, we will all be trying to share a smile; on Tuesday, we will be paying people compliments.
In addition, everyone will have the opportunity to send a message to a member of the school community, letting them know why they are so great. The messages will be delivered by the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles each lunchtime; some lucky people will receive a little present too!
We are all looking forward to a very happy week!
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.
On the afternoon and evenings of Monday 3rd July and Tuesday 4th July, the Key Stage 2 children from Anston Greenlands Primary School put on a stunning performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
As you know, this year, our production was a bit different: all aspects of the performance were turned over to the children. It started back in February when the children voted to put on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ from a selection of plays. They also made the decision to set the performance in modern times, rather than producing a traditional version of the play.
Since then, they have taken over every role in the theatre – as well as acting, singing and dancing, the children have been in charge of choreography and directing. They have designed and created props, make-up, scenery and costumes. Musicians have composed and performed tracks to complement the acting. Another group have focussed on creating blogs about our project for the school website. Our sound technicians, lighting technicians and stage hands were all KS2 pupils. Marketing, including ticket and programme design and sales, has been carried out by the children. Additionally, a group of pupils were in charge of catering during the interval.
I hope that all members of our audiences would agree that all that hard work paid off. The staff team were thrilled with the quality of the performances from our musicians, actors, singers and dancers. There are definitely some future stars of stage and screen in our school! All of our behind-the-scenes crew worked maturely and with terrific independence to make sure that the play ran as smoothly as possible.
A huge thank you goes to our parents, carers, grandparents, family members and friends for all of your support with learning lines, providing costumes and finding props. You made a fantastic audience – thank you for laughing and clapping in all the right places!