March 2018

Seven talented footballers were asked to take part in a football tournament at the Wolverhampton Dome training ground on the 8th March 2018.  The children played four games throughout the tournament against different schools. They won one, drew two and lost one. The boys missed out on the finals by one point which was very disappointing but they were all proud of their achievements throughout the tournament.

A massive well done from Miss Tolliday and Mrs Lloyd. Keep up the good work!

 

What a wonderful end to our WWII topic…
We invited the parents in for a special assembly, so we could share all the fantastic work we have produced this term!
We performed some WWII playscripts (which were written by ourselves), performed some WWII songs and had a chance to share evacuation letter writing, homework projects, and ‘Blitz’ art work with the parents. All children (and staff of course) dressed up for the day to help celebrate what has been a most enjoyable, and successful History topic this term! Mrs Lombardi even performed the ‘Jitterbug’ dance!
All of the children have made the Year 5 teachers feel incredibly proud of their commitment, enthusiasm and hard work put into this topic this term. Well done all!

 

On Tuesday 13th March 2018, the enthusiastic Reception children and staff went to the Wild Zoological Park. After a bumpy coach journey, which included cheering our way through the rolling hills in the countryside and excitedly naming the animals on the farm, we arrived at the zoo.
The classes observed exploring different animals from around the world. The children were fascinated to watch the antics of the animals led by Zachary the zookeeper, including snakes, wallabies and marmosets. Highlights included a macaw swooping across the education centre while the children and adults keep lowering their heads, and a binturong (bearcat) called Baloo who smells like fresh popcorn!
Each class also experienced a classroom session where we were able to meet and touch a tortoise, a skink, a snake and a bearded dragon as well a jumping hedgehog!
The return journey was considerably quieter than the outward one, with many worn out children falling asleep. The children were very well-behaved and were a credit to the school. We had a great trip and the children have been able to talk with great enthusiasm about our day out.
Many thanks to the staff and volunteers who organised and accompanied the trip.

 

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The children in Reception had a wonderful time celebrating this event. The children and teachers dressed up as characters from the Jungle Book and were given a special treat to watch the theatrical production at school, thank you M&M theatre company for a spectacular show! Also, the teachers took part in share a story sessions with children from other year groups and the children had a delicious World Book Day lunch. In Reception, the children participated in show and tell circle time where they were able to discuss and draw their favourite story books. 

  

  

 

School open as normal tomorrow - Monday 5th March.  

 

On Wednesday 28th February, pupils from Years 5 & 6, accompanied by Miss H Khawar, attended a one-day SACRE Conference, at The Way Youth Zone in Wolverhampton. Pupils had the opportunity to explore and express their ideas about respect for all, identity and community, through lots of discussion and art activities. Each child received a special VIP badge along with a notebook and a pen! They made Goldthorn Park Primary very proud once again. A big Well done from Miss H Khawar!

 

 

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February 2018 

Year 3 and 4 choir had the most marvellous time singing at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham!  We had been learning 3 songs in our choir sessions each week, which we were able to sing together on the concert day with lots of other schools in the West Midlands.  These involved singing in Jazz style, cumulative songs and rounds which were based around the theme of pets. We were taught many actions and dance movements to move along to. Although we found them tricky to start with, we enjoyed them immensely! Some of us even sang these on the coach returning back to school!   The total number of children that took part were nearly 1,000 and you can imagine, what an incredible sound we made! This will certainly be a morning we won’t forget! 

 

 

 

 

 

 January 2018

The Year 5’s had the most wonderful time at RAF Cosford to learn more about World War Two!
Our day involved looking at World War Two aircraft (and sitting in the cockpit of some of these aeroplanes!) taking part in an air-raid, trying on RAF costumes/looking at 1930’s artefacts, and listening to real-life experiences from War Veterans. 
We also found out more about the behaviour of forces whilst taking part in Science Experiments.
All the class teachers were incredibly proud of the children’s behaviour during this visit, and the confident way they conducted themselves whilst researching more about life as a RAF pilot/child living in WWII.
All their work will feature in a special WWII day we will be holding in school soon – further details/invitations will be coming your way shortly!

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Glossary of Terms Used in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Primary School Progress Measures

Information Sheet for KS1

Parents Information - National Curriculum Tests at the end of KS1 and KS2

National Curriculum Assessments Key Stage 1 and 2 - Information for Parents