KS2 completed their annual autumn walk in beautiful October sunshine. They took a hilly route past cows and sheep where they found beautiful autumn leaves, conkers, apples and even wild turnips!
To help celebrate the Harvest Festival, we held a special assembly. Mrs Kitching made some volunteers hunt down invisible items linked to growing a plant such as a trowel, soil, fertiliser and invisible seeds. They planted the invisible seeds and we waited for it to grow. A lot of people were not convinced that the invisible seeds existed but we found out that actually we do have invisible seeds, some that are positive and some that are negative. We thought about the positive seeds of time, love, encouragement and care and how we should sow these regularly to make our school and community a better place.
Thank you to all those people who participated in the assembly, the parents and carers who came to watch and to all the people who made donations. Every child has the right to the best possible health, including good quality food (Article 24 of the UN Convention). By donating our harvest collection to the local food bank in Crook, we are supporting families that cannot afford to feed themselves, so they can continue to stay as healthy as possible.
This week it was Year 6’s turn for their class assembly. They all did a brilliant job telling us lots of information about the First World War which they have been learning about in History. A big well done to the class and a thank you to all the parents who showed up to watch. For more photographs of the assembly, please click here.
The children have been very busy over the last few weeks and have started getting involved in some exciting projects for their Action Groups. Safety Squad have been working on what we could do for Anti-Bullying week next month and the Eco Warriors have been working hard to help improve the school environment. The After-school Eco Club have been busy making bird feeders which have been placed around school. Click here to find out more about what they have been up to.
The children have had an interesting week learning and writing about various global issues. A big thank you to the Weardale Beekeepers who came along to talk to our Nursery and Year 2 children. Thank you also to everyone who sent in items for the children to use in the ‘Recycle It’ team event. Every team did an amazing job of coming up with some very creative ideas!
The team scores were as follows:
1st – Yellow team (250 points)
2nd – Blue and Green team (200 points each)
3rd – Red team (125 points)
This week in school we are looking at different issues that affect the world such as lack of clean water supply and poverty. Each Key Stage are also in the process of using recyclable materials to create their own projects to win points for their House Team. Today, Year 3 and 4 joined up in their colour teams to make musical instruments out of provided materials. As a group, they had to design three different instruments which they could make using the materials. They then constructed them and wrote their own song based on a global issue of their choosing which they will be using in their performance on Friday. All had a fantastic go and results of the competition will be revealed on Friday in our Global Issues assembly. We will also be looking forward to seeing Key Stage 1’s creations and Upper Key Stage 2’s fashion show!
Welcome back to the start of a new school year. The children have already been busy in their classes and new photos have already been added to our class pages on the website, make sure you have a look at what we’ve been up to!
Among all the exciting things that have been going on this week, on Friday afternoon our musical teachers led a whole school assembly to showcase the different instrument lessons that they can take part in this year. They taught the children all about the ukulele, keyboard and guitar with a special performance of the electric guitar. The children (and staff) loved it. Flyers were sent home to those who showed an interest. A big thank you to Dan and Billy for coming in.
This week, we had the opportunity to hear Wolsingham Primary School’s budding musicians. All children who have been learning to play an instrument got the opportunity to play what they have learnt in front of the whole school. We had everything from guitars and ukuleles to clarinets and flutes! We also got to enjoy two musical performances from our Performing Arts group. A huge well done to all those who were involved and a massive thank you to Mrs Meek, the musical teachers who have taught and supported our musicians and to all the parents who came to watch too.
This week the nation have been overjoyed by England’s success in this year’s World Cup. To join in with the celebrations, former Sunderland player Julio Arca and John King came into school on Tuesday to promote football as a hobby. Julio talked about his lengthy career in the Premier league, the gruelling training and experiences he had as a football player in front of thousands of fans as well as how he got inspired in the sport. The children had some brilliant questions for him and he tried his hardest to answer as many as he could in the time given. In the summer holidays, Julio Arca and John King will be working alongside each other to offer ten hours of football training at Wolsingham Sports Hall. If you are interested in booking a place, all children will have received a flyer with the details.