Dance Extravaganza 2017

On Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th June, the annual Dance Extravaganza was held at school. All classes from Y1-6 performed as part of a wonderful event. A special thanks must be made to Mrs Clarke who led each dance with the support of the class teachers.

Below are Year 2 (Mrs Cookson) performing Friendship, Year 1 (Miss Ryman) performing Kids in America and Year 5 (Mr Marshall) performing Forces.

Dance Extravaganza 2017

On Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th June, the annual Dance Extravaganza was held at school. All classes from Y1-6 performed as part of a wonderful event. A special thanks must be made to Mrs Clarke who led each dance with the support of the class teachers.

Below are Year 4 (Mrs O’Neill) performing Dracula’s Forest, Year 2/3 (Miss Lavelle’s) performing Equilibrium and Year 4/5 (Miss Kildunne / Miss McNamara’s) performing Earth and Space.

God’s Dream

On Friday, Reception led a fantastic assembly in front of the rest of the school. After reading the book ‘God’s Dream’, the children wanted to share the very special message with others.

“But what are God’s dreams? If you close your eyes and look with your heart, I’m sure, dear child that you will find out. God dreams about people sharing. God dreams about people caring. God dreams that we reach out and hold one another’s hands. And play one another’s games. And laugh with one another hearts.”

 

African Drumming Workshop!

Last Wednesday and Thursday the children from Reception to Year 6 took part in an African Drumming Workshop. They were taught by the African Drummer Rome Mossabir.

In the African Drumming Workshop, the children learned about how the drum was used traditionally and how it relates to the modern rhythms heard today. Using a variety of different sized instruments they were able to create a large class ensemble and were able to perform for each other.

Throughout the sessions, children were taught through the use of call and response helping them to understand how a drum works.

The African Drumming Workshop was incredibly rewarding and inspirational for all involved. Drumming has been shown to help:

  • Improve teamwork and communication skills
  • build confidence
  • Increase cultural awareness and cohesion
  • create an appreciation for diversity
  • relieve stress

The children and the teachers all had a fantastic time!

 

Reception trip to Blackpool Zoo!

On Tuesday, both Reception classes visited Blackpool Zoo. The weather was wet, windy and wild! We were even nearly blown away as soon as we arrived! Despite this, both our lovely parent volunteers and all the children showed great resilience and didn’t let the weather spoil our day. We still got to see lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants and even a few cheeky monkeys!

Reception’s Tesco Trip!

Just before we broke up for half-term, both Reception classes went on a trip to Tesco. The children got to experience life behind the scenes in a supermarket and see what it is like to work in a variety of different roles.

The children got to sample delicious fresh fruit and vegetables from the store’s produce department and taste different types of bread rolls from the bakery.  We even got to meet a fishmonger who let us touch a fish!

A fun-filled and educational day was had by all. Thank you Tesco!