Shiver me timbers what a day we had on Wednesday 17th October 2018! Pirate Ron anchored his ship at Goldthorn Park for a day of fun and learning opportunities. Almost 60 pirates raided our classrooms at 8:40am as we opened our doors. There were stripes, cutlasses, parrots, and eye patches galore. Pirate Ron taught us about pirate life, battles, and historical characters. The children enjoyed an upbeat puppet show, and took an active part in finding the lost treasure. After a hearty lunch the children got stuck in making fantastic puppets. There were pirates, mermaids and parrots.
On Monday 10th September 2018, Year 1 had a fantastic time on Pirate inspiration day. In the morning we learnt to use directional language to find the pirate treasure and worked together to solve a pirate puzzle! We painted our own class pirate ships and used our phonics to help us to read and spell words with coins. We unlocked the secret pirate code by read capital letters to help us find the golden coins hunt In the afternoon we did pirate PE where we had a we had great fun walking the plank and enjoyed listening to pirate stories with Mrs Flanagan.
The children had a wonderful time. They learnt many interesting facts about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age which will help with our understanding for our history topic this term. Today, we learnt fow to make felt from wool, looked at fascinating artefacts from both the Stone Age and Iron Age period, and wove wool to make bracelets.
As part of their learning about ‘People Who Help Us’, the morning nursery children had a surprise visit from Wolverhampton Fire Brigade. The children learned about a fire fighter’s uniform and tried the helmets on. Phew, they were so heavy! Then they looked around the fire engine and learned about the important equipment a fire fighter uses. After that, the children sat inside the fire engine and pretended to be fire fighters travelling to an emergency. The best part of the morning was spraying water across the playground from the hose. Even though, some of us had a little shower. At the end of the visit, Green Watch left with a blast from the siren and a friendly wave.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would like to thank Green Watch for a fantastic learning experience.
Selected children from Year 5/6 choir were chosen to represent our school in the Singing in the Rain concert this year at Queen Square.
Rain certainly was not an issue, as the sun shone the whole time, and as the pictures show, the children thoroughly enjoyed singing their hearts out!
Individuals were chosen also to play instruments on the stage this year, which they enjoyed immensely, hence the huge smiles!
Morning Nursery children have thoroughly enjoyed role-playing step by step the last royal wedding for a generation. Teachers, support staff, parents, businesses in the community and the children have all worked in partnership to create a powerful learning experience and a wonderful memory. The photographs speak for themselves depicting the attention to detail, high expectations of the teaching team resulting in the best outcomes for our children.
A very big thank you to everyone for enabling us to have our own Royal Wedding 2018!
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Express and Star
Year 2 enjoyed a ‘Royal Wedding’ celebration day. We all dressed up in red, white and blue and learnt about a traditional church wedding. We also designed wedding dresses, commemorative mugs and wedding cakes. The school cook made us delicious cake to eat too!
In afternoon Nursery children dressed in red, white and blue and enjoyed learning about the Royal wedding. We saw photographs of the Royal couple and explored real wedding objects to learn new words. We made flags, bunting, red, white and blue chains to decorate the nursery. On the dough table and in the mud kitchen they made wedding food fit for royalty. In the flower shop we arranged and sold wedding bouquets. We also made confetti and wedding cards and danced to wedding music and sang a wedding rhyme.
In the week beginning 7th May 2018, Reception and Nursery came together to launch the reading for pleasure programme called FRED – Fathers Reading Every Day. The children enjoyed the opportunity to have a healthy breakfast with their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers and cousins and mothers. For four weeks, fathers and father figures will spend 15 minutes a day for two weeks, reading with their children – then 30 minutes a day for a second two weeks. Each father will record the amount of time spent reading to their children and the number of books read. Thank you to Mrs Sahni, Jeszemma Garratt (Head of FRED training) and Mrs Harrison for their excellent speeches about the importance of FRED at Goldthorn!
We also had a visit from the Express and Star!
Thank you to all the parents/carers who supported our Easter fayre - I'm sure you'll agree it was a great success!
Well done to all the children who made an Easter bonnet - they were spectacular!