What a fun trip! And educational! We had a fantastic time programming Mars rovers to move and make intelligent decisions autonomously, as well as viewing the Astronaut show in The Planetarium and exploring the exhibitions. Thank you children for joining in with all of the activities and thank you also to Mrs. Shelton, Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Bowley for all your help. 😊
Class 5 excelled themselves with their homework this week! Their solar system research, presentations, artwork, models and baking were all amazing and the effort invested was tremendous! Really well done everyone! I so enjoyed our time sharing and presenting your creations and I am a very proud teacher! I hope you're all proud of yourselves too! Super, super work! Thank you 😊
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To honour International Women's Day, we learned about the Suffragists and Suffragettes in Class 5 today and investigated their fight for change. We broadened this to examine the role of other groups also in the fight for parity through the centuries. The children worked as detectives, examining the source material in their time capsules and got into character to uncover past battles for equality. The children presented their research with enthusiasm so really well done! #BeBoldForChange
During Book Week 2017, special assemblies were held with lots of special guests. Our guests included Lucy Truman, who came to speak to the children on Tuesday about her work as an illustrator. Lucy also gave a masterclass to Class 4, where they designed some beautiful book covers. On Wednesday Tess, Oliver and Iris spoke about their favourite books, visiting Heanor library and making bookmarks. On Thursday, we welcomed Mr Huntington, who is the headteacher at Heanor Gate Science College; he came to read his favourite children's book 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson. Our very own Dr Shelton shared her wonderful book that she had written as part of her studies - she spoke to the children about everyone having the potential to write a book and that everyone has a book inside them
On Friday, we held a special whole school assembly where each class shared the work they had been doing.
Thank you to everyone who visited our school and to everyone who shared their work during our assemblies this week.
We enjoyed thinking about the lyrics of this song in our assembly today. Please enjoy and share at home too.
Our sports teams are going from strength to strength this school year with another amazing performance last night. Our year 5/6 Futsal team attended a competition,held at Alfreton Leisure Centre , after school. There were 9 teams in total, split into 3 smaller leagues, and we topped our league with wins against Heage Primary (1-0) and after a nail-biting penalty shoot out, won 2-1 against Riddings Primary
We then moved on to a winners league play off for overall 1st place, where we lost 2-0 to Mundy Juniors, and only 1-0 to overall winners, Swanwick.
All our team played exceptionally well but some fantastic saves from our goalkeeper kept us in the game on more than one occasion. A big thank you to all our parents, who came to support and help at the touch line and to Mrs Shaw and Mrs Parkinson.