Arts Week 2017 - Bhangra Drumming

24 May 2017

A visiting drummer is giving each class a Bhangra drumming workshop as part of our "India" themed Arts Week.

All the children had the chance to try different drums and Indian instruments and join in rhythmic patterns and sequences, combining the sounds from the different instruments. We learned…

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Arts Week 2017 - Bollywood Dancing

23 May 2017

The theme for our Arts Week this year is "India" and, as one of our special activities, a visiting expert has come to teach us Bollywood Dancing!

We learned that the word "Bollywood" came from combining the Indian city name "Bombay" (Mumbai's old name) with "Hollywood", the centre of the US…

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4K use Rainbow Grammar to help with their persuasive writing

25 Apr 2017

In English this half-term, 4K are learning how to write persuasively.

The children have researched the merits of zoos and have made a thought shower of points both 'for' and 'against' (see photo).  The children will choose whether they want to write a piece arguing 'for' or 'against' zoos. …

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4K are learning to play the violin!

25 Apr 2017

This half-term, the children of 4K are learning to play the violin.

These are photos from our second lesson (Tuesday 25th April). 

We are fortunate enough to have two members of the class who have been playing since Year 3.  Mr Jepson, our violin teacher, taught our novice violinists (the…

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4K Design and Technology week

20 Mar 2017

 

The children of 4K were tasked with designing a prototype torch for an explorer.  They had learnt all about electrical circuits and switches in the last half-term.  This was the children's opportunity to apply their new knowledge and understanding. 

The motto of the week was: "Be prepared…

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Year 5 Time travelling 2017

13 Mar 2017

On Thursday 9th March, Y5 joined 300 other primary school pupils in a special day at Southwell Minster. Our "time travelling" was a pilgrim experience, journeying to the special place to find out what goes on there and about the building. 

During the day, we worked in five groups, each having…

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British Values at Westdale

22 Feb 2017

We recently held a 'British Values Day' at school. This involved all the children, and the four year groups focused on a different area of British Values. Th children took part in activities such as drama, game designing, planned election campaigns and the older children related British Values to…

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Interviewing the Highwayman and Bess (5J)

10 Feb 2017

After studying the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, the historians of 5J had the opportunity to interrogate the two key participants in the narrative - the somewhat mysterious Bess and the notorious highwayman himself.

We had a fascinating question and answer session and appreciated the…

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Rock Hunt January 2017

25 Jan 2017

In Science this term we started our new topic of 'Rocks' by exploring the school to see what rocks we could find.  In the classroom we looked at some different types of rock. Here are some photos.

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Y6 Key Stage 2 tests 2017 - information for parents

22 Jan 2017

Towards the end of their primary school education, children in England and Wales have National Curriculum Tests in aspects of their English and mathematics work. (These are sometimes still known as SATs tests.) As we have already let you know, the tests for Year 6 will be taken during the week…

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Assembly choir on tour!

13 Dec 2016

The Assembly Choir visited Arnold Civic Centre to present a concert of Christmas carols and songs for the Mayor, Councillor Sandra Barnes and other councillors and council workers on 12th December. We were made very welcome indeed. We had the opportunity to visit the Council Chamber where we sat…

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