Our School Councillors were busy at work this afternoon, digging holes and planting young trees in and around our school field. There were roses, hawthorns, dogwoods, wild cherries and silver birches.
There were 120 saplings to plant and, with the help of Scholes in Bloom volunteers,
….they manged to do it all in one (cold and windy) afternoon!
Thank you very much to our fabulous friends, Scholes in Bloom, who kindly gave up their time to help us – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you to Mrs Latham who ordered the trees and organised the afternoon. We promise to look after them and will enjoy watching them grow.
Let’s get cricketing – Chance to Shine
Tom Bates from Yorkshire Cricket has been in school twice in the last two weeks. Last week, he led a workshop for staff where we worked on some cricket skills teaching points and today he led an assembly for children. We have been chosen as a high performing feeder school for the Chance to Shine programme and will be having some professional coaching next year, along with entering some new cricket competitions.
Hansel and Gretel show
The children who won the free tickets to see Hansel and Gretel had a lovely time today. Watching a live performance is so special and memorable. Luckily, all the children had the opportunity to enjoy Sleeping Beauty last week too!
Science with sweets!
Our science lessons this week involved children peforming a simple test.
What effect will water have on Skittles?
The children had lots of ideas about what might happen and why.
It might go soggy.
The colour might come off.
The shell will disintegrate.
The shell will vapourise.
The colour will make a pattern in the water.
The water will be coloured.
The colour will come off.
There were gasps as we watched what happened. Why not have a go at home?
Living and Learning : Community week with Scholes in Bloom
Scholes in Bloom came to talk to us about their fabulous achievements this year. They work so hard to make our village look beautiful and have been recognised for their wonderful work!
Living and Learning : ‘out and about in the community’ competition winners
Living and Learning : Takeover Day
Living and Learning: Community Week
This week our Living and Learning statement was I respect my community and other communities.
As part of our community week, we have learned more about the World Peace Flame being in Scholes village and have helped raise funds to keep the flame burning by producing cards that could be sold in the village.
We all read The Rainbow Fish By Marcus Pfister. We thought about our identity in the community and how it is important to always be kind. We learned that by sharing we can be part of the community and not feel sad and lonely like The Rainbow Fish.
Finally, today we let the children take over parts of our school day. Some children did a wonderful job of leading dancing in our PE lesson. Others led the assembly to read out who had earned a certificate in golden assembly.
It was lovely to see all the children dressed in clothes that represented their identity today. We saw outfits ranging from go-kart racers to princesses.
Living and Learning: School Charity
Thank you to our Cancer research representative who came to accept our cheque for a staggering £1986.24 this week.
A huge “Well done!” to everybody who helped fund raise the money last year, whether it was buying an ice-pop, baking buns or donating to sponsored events.
We are very proud of our achievements! We look forward to finding out who will be our new school charity for this year.
Trip to the theatre : Sleeping Beauty
What a fantastic day out we had today! The children represented school brilliantly and had a whale of a time. Oh yes we did! We will be using our experiences to do lots of writing. Thank you to all the adults who volunteered to help – we can’t do things like this without you.