Nous fêtons la Journée Européenne des Langues   

2022-09-26 21:05:28 jforbes

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!





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Wow Day: Merlins and Ospreys go back to the Stone Age!

2022-09-12 21:22:34 jadams

We have had a great day to launch our topic about the Stone Age: Can you survive the Stone Age?

Children in Merlins and Ospreys learned about cave paintings, such as the famous ones that were discovered in Lascaux, France.  They were able to create modern day-style cave paintings to represent life today.  The children then took on the role of archaeologists and had to examine some evidence from the Stone Age – some coprolites, or Stone Age poo!  They examined the coprolites for evidence of what Stone Age people would have eaten: they discovered a variety of seeds, gravel and fish bones.

After reading How to wash a woolly mammoth, and learning more about mammoths, the children then started to make their own 3D models of woolly mammoths!

Enjoy seeing what we’ve been up to today!





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Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2022-07-18 13:05:08 kroberts

On the afternoon and evenings of Wednesday 30th June, the Key Stage 2 children from Anston Greenlands Primary School put on a stunning performance of ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’

I hope that all members of our audiences would agree that all of the children’s hard work paid off. The staff team were thrilled with the quality of the performances. 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!

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Merlins and Ospreys win gold with their Olympic events!

2022-07-17 21:09:10 jadams

What a fantastic way to end our Greek Myths topic, and in fact the year! Merlins and Ospreys worked so well to create many amazing and unique Olympic events for our final event this term: Greenlands Olympic Games.

From team games, to individual events, to crazy obstacle courses to skill-based challenges, Merlins and Ospreys created such a wide variety of events that were suitable and enjoyed by all. When planning for our event, teamwork, enthusiasm and creativity shone through from each group and the results were brilliant.

The children were able to showcase their event as well as trying out and competing in the others. We finished off our Olympics in Ancient Greek style with a running race followed by a chariot race in which the children loved.


On Friday, the rest of the school got to try out our events: it was a great success and enjoyed by all!

Take a look at the events that featured in our Olympics, and our special medal ceremony.

Thank you to those who joined us for our final event and for all your support throughout the year.

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Merlins and Ospreys prepare for their final event - on an Olympic scale!

2022-07-03 10:07:01 jadams

What a great term we’ve had learning about Greek myths! As part of this topic, we’ve also learned about life and the people who lived in Ancient Greece; their homes, jobs, food, entertainment and the achievements they made, of which we have benefited from today.  Our final event will celebrate one of these achievements: the Olympic games.

We have designed our own sporting events, which have been influenced by what we’ve learned about  Ancient Greece.  Once we’d designed our events, we got to set them out using a variety of equipment, then we got to try them  and then try out everybody else’s events so that we could evaluate them all.

We’re looking forward to our final event!

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