Primary 4 have been reading a wonderful book called 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry this week in guided reading.

 

The children have worked incredibly hard using persuasive writing techniques to create a brochure that persuades people to take more care with the planet’s rainforests. Today they finished the book with some great role play of the animals of the rainforest, trying to persuade the sleeping lumberjack not to cut down the Great Kapok Tree.

 

Introducing Mr Bruno's Inter House Quiz for you to test yourselves! Click Here to have a go.

Our students take part in this quiz fortnightly, during form time. The quiz is based on current affairs and is designed to encourage students to take a stronger interest in the world about them, as well as furthering inter-house rivalry.

*answers will be posted alongside next quiz

 

In Science, Primary 5 children have been learning about plant life cycles and found out about flower structure with Mr Messenger. Students learned about the different parts of flowers from diagrams before dissecting a tulip to identify structures inside a real plant.

All students enjoyed the practical activity although the tulips did not look so pretty afterwards!

Read more: Primary 5 Science

 

This year’s Bri-Stor Group apprenticeship open evening is fast approaching and preparations for the event are well underway. The annual open evening gives those interested in a career in engineering the perfect opportunity to find out what our apprenticeship has to offer.


Starting at 5.30pm on 23rd Jan, this event is always well attended and gives prospective apprentices the chance to take a guided tour of both the Bri-Stor Systems and Alpha Manufacturing facilities, followed by a Q&A with expert engineers. Previous apprentices, many of whom are now full-time employees, are also on hand to share their first-hand experiences of the Group and to answer any questions.

Read more: Bri-Stor Group Apprenticeship Open Evening

Rebecca having performed extremely well at the very competitive ISA Midlands Swimming Championships in finishing second in the front crawl was selected to represent the Midlands in the Freestyle Relay Team at the ISA National Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Aquatic Centre.

Rebecca trains regularly with Newcastle (Staffs) Swimming Club.

Rebecca's Midlands Freestyle Relay Team took third place overall so Rebecca returned with a National Bronze Medal having had a fantastic and memorable experience.

All of our pupils have worked incredibly hard during the Autumn Term and have collected many House Points!

We are very proud of the pupils for collecting House Points within lessons and for their participation in competitions and events such as; the Inter-House Quiz which is held on a fortnightly basis, the Anti-Bullying poster competition and a football match.

On Wednesday 12th December, we held a whole school celebration assembly, everybody in the hall was very keen to find out which House has the highest amount of points. It was very close with just 5 points between each House.

Read more: December House News

Well done to year 8 for creating a beautiful piece of artwork inspired by 'Joy To The World' for our Advent Window, on display at Vantage Point Creative Shop.

The decorated windows will remain on display over the Christmas period until 2nd January, we hope you all have the opportunity to go and see it.

Read more: Advent Window Opening


On the Monday morning, 24 students and 3 members of staff arrived at Liverpool Airport bright and early, excited for our trip to Barcelona. After a short flight, we arrived in bright sunshine. We were greeted by our Travel Guide, Laurence and boarded the coach to transfer to our hotel, which was situated on the University Campus.

After a quick freshen up in our rooms, we took the metro to central Barcelona for a look around Placa Catalunya and some early shopping! The weather was warm and sunny, which was wonderful. After dinner, we returned to our hotel for a well-deserved rest!

Read more: Barcelona Spanish and Art Study Visit: 22-25 October 2018

 

Well, what a performance of Hansel & Gretel; it was hilarious!

Our junior choir, led by the fantastic Mrs Dickson put on an incredible pantomime performance for staff, students and parents to enjoy on the last week of term. 

It was evident that they had spent hours rehearsing lines and lyrics as they showcased their talents on stage. 

A huge well done to all involved.

And one last time...what do you call an alligator with a vest on?

Read more: Junior Choir Pantomime - Hansel & Gretel
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