Year 6 Whitehall Residential
The children in Year 6 have spent the last three days of term, at Whitehall in Buxton – an outdoor adventure centre. They had a fantastic, fun-filled time participating in a range of activities. When they arrived they were welcomed by the staff at Whitehall, before being shown around the centre and their dormitories. After meeting their team leader, the children had fun on the ropes courses. In the evening, they went on a night hike around the reservoir and over the hills. They loved climbing the dam and then rolling down it!
Over the next two days the children went canoeing, rock scrambling (weaseling) and stream scrambling. On the second evening the children played ‘The woods have eyes’ a game where children had to work in small teams to find silver foils marked with numbers worth between 20 and 50 points. For a bonus 100 points they had to find their four teachers, who were hiding in the grounds.
For more photos please visit the Year 6 blog.
The Year 6 production of the Lion King was a huge success. With two sell-out performances and rave reviews, the show was truly amazing. Our ambitious staging and lighting, fabulous costumes and of course spectacular performances from our actors and show choir made this our best production yet!
Based on the smash hit Broadway production, this specially adapted version contained all the classic songs from the film such as “Circle of Life”, “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®-winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”.
The African savannah came to life on our stage with Simba, Rafiki , Scar and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journed from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in an inspiring coming-of-age tale.
Special thanks go to Mrs Brown, our costume designer/maker; to Mrs Winterbottom, our stage manager and for her fantastic masks and props; to David, our lighting technician; to Amy, for her creative choreography; to Mrs Crebbin, our musical director; to all those members of staff and parents who helped on the night. Finally thank you to Mr Woolley, our director.
Year 6 Visit To York
Year 6 had a great time in York, as part of our History topic on the Vikings. First we visited the historic York Minister, where we had fun completing a treasure hunt. Then it was off to the archaeological dig. Here we learnt about archaeology and had the opportunity to handle real Viking artefacts found in York. After this we visited the Jorvik Museum. A ride took us around a reconstruction of York during the Viking age. After lunch we had free time to buy some souvenirs from the gift shops, walk down the famous Shambles and explore the Roman walls. You can view more photographs on the Year 6 Blog.
Friends of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
This years Summer Fair was a huge success. We raised £2000. As well as the usual stalls and attractions including: BBQ, Cafe, Bottle Tombola, Gift Tombola, Chocolate Tombola, Home Bake and Face Painting. In addition, we also had six new stalls organised by our Year 6 children, as part of their mini-enterprise project. Well done to the winners of the project, Team Extreme, who raised over £140, selling sweets and candy floss.
On Friday we were raising money for CLIC Sargent, a children’s cancer charity. Mrs Bowker’s husband is cycling from London to Paris to raise much needed funds for the charity.
Children had to wear an item of clothing or accessory using the colours red, white or blue (or all three colours) to represent the Union flag and French flag.
We are delighted to announce that £235 was raised for the charity. Thank you to everyone for your kind donations.
Active Kids 2015
Make a real difference by supporting children to eat well, move well and live well. Just collect as many Active Kids vouchers as possible when you shop at Sainsbury’s and donate them to our school. Then we will exchange them for an exciting range of active and cooking equipment, and experiences.
Active Kids vouchers can be collected from 28 January until 5 May 2015 at all Sainsbury’s stores, petrol stations and when ordering groceries online.
One voucher is earned for every £10 spent in a single transaction at Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, and one is earned for every £5 spent in a single transaction at Sainsbury’s Locals.
World Book Day
We celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as a favourite book character. We had a parade in the hall, where winners from each class were chosen. Back in class, children then took part in a variety of book related activities.
This week we had elections for a new Student Council. Children nominated themselves to represent their class on the council. They produced a manifesto to explain why they have the skills and qualities to be a great Student Councillor. The children also produced posters and made a speech in front of their class, to persuade people to vote for them. On Thursday the children voted for a boy and girl in their class. Results were then announced on Friday during a special assembly. Well done to all the candidates who took part and congratulations to the winners.
Over the last few weeks, children in Key Stage Two have been studying William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We invited a theatre company (Say2productions) into school to perform the play for us. This was followed by a series of workshops and performances by the children. In class we have been writing spells, creating character profiles and producing story maps. Children in Year 5 and 6 also made a character box as part of a homework project.