A huge well done to all the brave parents who tried out our Escape from Boggle Hole Escape Room. We think you will agree that it was a tough challenge; the children loved creating the puzzles and were very impressed with your problem solving skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed their role as Games Masters too . Thank you so much for the incredibly positive comments on our feedback forms. We will share some of these with you soon.
Here are the first few photos – more to come …
The Y5s and Y6s had a fantastic time in Sheffield!
Every child visited ‘Escape Sheffield’, experiencing either the ‘Witchcraft and Wizardry’ room or ‘221b Baker Street’. The adults were so impressed with the children’s resilience, teamwork and problem solving skills. Most importantly, the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles picked up plenty of ideas for puzzles for their own escape room, which will be open to family and friends in mid-November. Watch this space …
We enjoyed having our packed lunches in the Peace Gardens and the Winter Gardens.
After visiting Escape Sheffield, we had the opportunity to explore the Graves Art Gallery. Initially, we investigated a fascinating tapestry by Grayson Perry. This shows everything the artist associates with being British. The children had the opportunity to consider the work, thinking about the elements they would have chosen.
Next, they had the chance to look around the rest of the rooms, pausing in front of some of their favourite pieces of art.
At the end of the day, the Y6s were lucky enough to be given a short guided tour around Sheffield Cathedral. This wonderful building is currently displaying a stunning large-scale art installation, ‘Peace Doves’.
The Snowy Owls had a fantastic, packed day at Crucial Crew in Hellaby on Monday 3rd October. In the morning, Y6 pupils learnt about knife crime and hate crime and had a go at spotting the signs of Child Criminal Exploitation. Additionally, the children took part in a courtroom scenario (with a rather scary peek into to a prison cell) and found out about how to stay safe near water.
Over the afternoon, the Snowy Owls found out about responsible public transport use and how to stay safe when crossing the road, as well as the consequences of arson and what to do in the event of a house fire.
The pupils threw themselves into each activity with enthusiasm. Their contributions to the discussions and scenarios were superb. Adults from school were very proud of the children’s excellent knowledge and their fabulous performance skills. Throughout the day, pupils were very lucky to work with a wide range of knowledgeable professionals from a variety of backgrounds.
Today we have celebrated the European Day of Languages. At Anston Greenlands, we enjoy learning French, therefore it was lovely to see children coming to school dressed in the colours of the French flag to celebrate this special day. We started the morning by eating a selection of croissants, pain au chocolats and brioches, followed by a glass of jus d’orange. Children were also invited to take part in a competition and prizes were awarded for those who came dressed as a French monument or a famous French person. We were blown away by the creativity of some of the entries: it was a very difficult decision to choose the winners!
Over the past few weeks, children have also been learning a new song in French for the day. Please see the videos below.
It has been lovely to hear French being spoken throughout the day all around school; from children in FS2 through to Y6.
Merci beaucoup to all the children; vous êtes fantastique!
The Y5s and Y6s had a fantastic morning rockpooling on Filey Brigg. They managed to find so many of the animals that they had been learning about in school. Can you spot the hermit crab?