Category: Summer 2016

Sports 2016

For our competitive sporting event this year we gathered at the University of York’s all weather track. There were some speedy sprints, close finishes and brilliant balancing! Despite the storm clouds gathering and the heavens opening, just before the last two events, we all had a great time!

 

Our fun sport team activities took place on one of the hottest days of the year so far! The teams this year were named after cities that have hosted the Olympic Games. There were 12 teams, each made up of children from each year group. The older children support and encourage the younger team members. There are activities that required concentration, balance, accuracy, different ball skills and team work. The ‘water stops’ in the shade were very welcome this year and we all enjoyed a cold shower at the ‘cooling station’! While we waited for the final scores, we enjoyed a refreshing treat in the shade. The winning team this year was Athens. Well done everyone!

 

Outdoor Learning Week 2016

From 4th-8th July 2016, we had an Outdoor Learning Week. It was an exciting way to enrich our creative curriculum and enable us all to transfer our skills to new aspects of learning. There were many activities and events that everyone…

Tree House

Mr Danby, a parent & Governor at our school, chose several amazing designs we had created and put them together to build our Tree House in the forest area. Year 6 made sure we had a strong base. They dug the…

African Drumming

Years 2 to 6 took part in an African Drumming session with John & Casper Haslam. We managed to quickly learn several rhythms and then put them all together in a class performance with added vocals. It was very loud! Scroll down the…

Exotic Creatures

Mark, of Acomb Pets, came to visit us again this year. He brought some of his creatures from different countries with him. We were able to hold them and ask him lots of questions. There was an African Pygmy Hedgehog, two…

Miniature Gardens

As part of our theme of ‘Different Worlds’, we made miniature gardens. There were some very imaginative ideas including Space, Beach and Fairy Gardens, as well as Vegetable, Wild and Exotic Gardens. What was you design?

Outdoor Exercise

Miss Emma Havercroft, who runs the Tu-Tu Funky dances classes, lead an outdoor Keep Fit Dance session for us all. The Early Years children were very quick at picking up the routine! Can you count the members of staff taking…

Doors to Different Worlds

We all made miniature doors. We imagined them opening into different worlds. It may be a Fairy World, Space, a Land of Strange Creatures or a Jungle. We would have to shrink first, to go through them! Have you seen…

Outdoors with Early Years

The Early Years children enjoyed everything outdoors. They used their maths skills on a scavenger hunt . . .             wrote stories about where they might go if they went through the fairy doors we made . .…

Outdoors with Year 3

Year 3 looked for different types of minibeasts in the school grounds. They used tally marks to record how many of each type were found. Later in the week they created a bar chart and chose an appropriate scale. We made rafts from…