Parliament at Christmas Competition

Friday 1st December 2017

Every child in school designed a Christmas card for the Parliament at Christmas competition.  We had some really good designs and our staff selected a small group of children’s designs to send through to be judged.  We are very proud that one of our Year 5 children was selected as the overall winner of the competition, a fantastic achievement!  His design is being sent out by Newark MP Robert Jenrick to wish a merry Christmas to his 40,000 constituents.  Robert Jenrick came in to school to meet our finalists and the winner.

Blitz and Pieces

Thursday 9th November 2017

As part of our World War 2 topic, local historian and archaeologist Peter Hammond spent the morning with Junior 2.  The children had a fantastic time exploring and examining the enormous collection of WW2 artefacts that were brought into school.

Y5/6 Girls’ Fitness Festival

Wednesday 27th September 2017

All of our Y5 and Y6 girls took part in a Girls’ Fitness Festival at Rushcliffe Country Park as part of National Fitness Day.  The girls all had a great morning taking part in orienteering, dance and a 2km run.

Rock UK 2016

Children in Junior 2 spent a fantastic week at the Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire. Activities included Canoeing, fencing, climbing, archery and raft building.

Raft Building involved the children in discussing the design of the raft using models before working as a team to build their raft.

In open canoeing the children received their first instruction in using a paddle.

New ‘Jungle Climber’ for juniors

 

The great news this term is that we  finally have our new play equipment installed. We will have a formal opening ceremony when we thank FOGS and all who have helped to raise funds over the last three years. The play equipment and safe surface were very expensive and it looked as if it may never happen, but extra funding from the diocese has enabled the children’s hopes to be fulfilled.

Jumbo Jungle Climber

We have also  replaced our very tired playground markings. More improvements to the look of our outdoor area are planned for the half term break.

Bikeability

Thursday 26th March

This afternoon, following a 3 week course, our Y6 pupils and some of older Y5 pupils completed their Level 2 cycling course.