31 Jan 2020

Primary High Notes 31 Jan

Primary High Notes 31 Jan


Yesterday morning Mr Gallagher, Head of Geography in the Senior School, gave an interesting and informative assembly about the Australian bushfires and climate change. Mr Gallagher talked about our carbon footprint and the changes we can make to our daily lives to reduce our impact. He shared a fascinating carbon footprint calculator from WWF, https://footprint.wwf.org.uk/#/, which you may wish to use as a basis for further discussions at home. It is a very interesting resource, enabling you to calculate your own personal carbon footprint and giving you tips on how to reduce it.

Best Wishes

City Schools Gymnastics Competition

Mrs Courtney-Hale took seven Year 3 and 4 pupils to the City Schools gymnastics competition on Thursday 30th January, held at Trix Academy in Little Eaton.  The team had been training extremely hard and all this hard work paid off as they achieved 2nd place in the team competition with Emilie gaining 3rd place in the individual competition - both marvellous achievements which the girls should be very proud of.  A big thank you to all that took part and the families who came to support the team.


Fitness Club

At fitness club this week, after our workout, we have been trying a planking challenge. Each week we’re going to see if we can improve our technique and time. We will finish our sessions with a plank and monitor our success.


Chinese New Year

The children have been learning about Chinese New Year this week.  They have watched and taken part in a Dragon Dance and created their own music with percussion instruments as well as on a computer programme. The children have made their own Dragons, learnt about ordinal numbers as part of 'The Great Race', experienced a Chinese banquet in class, made special red money wallets with their Chinese zodiac sign and their age in Chinese with a chocolate coin inside.  


Bus Tour of London

The Thrushes Y1 class had a very exciting start to the week. On Monday afternoon they found themselves participating in a virtual bus tour of London!

After collecting the Bus tickets from the children, the bus driver (Mrs Dowell) showed the travellers to their seats and handed out maps of London. The children visited five famous landmarks and learned some fascinating facts about each of them. They identified the locations on their maps and made a key for reference. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed their experience and were very excited to tell their parents about their secret school trip!


Tiny Ted Visits Pre-School

We had a special visitor after play today - Tiny Ted the rabbit! Millie, Year 8, kindly brought her rabbit into the Pre-School this morning. The children loved spending some time with Tiny Ted and listened carefully to Millie as she explained how to look after a pet rabbit. The last time Millie talked about looking after her pet rabbit was back in 2011, when she was in the Wrens herself! Thank you Millie!


Safeguarding Corner

Safer Internet Day 2020 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th February 2020. This year the UK is focusing on the theme of online identity. Click the link below to access the parents and carers pack created by the UK Safer Internet Centre.