French Day

At Prince Edward, our KS2 pupils learn French and we are lucky enough to have Jacques Bartolemy teaching our pupils. This week, we organised a day for all our KS2 children to learn French across many varied subjects. There was food tasting (including trying snails in garlic butter);

cycling, art (in the style of pointillism); DT models of the Eiffel Tower,

dance, sand art and orienteering solving French clues.

Healthy Living Week

Here at Prince Edward, we take part in lots of events and themed weeks. Just before the half term holiday, the whole school got involved in Healthy Living Week and everyone got stuck in! I can’t thank the teachers enough for the activities they planned and the visitors they arranged to come in. The children loved Healthy Living Week and showed me just how active they really are! 

Children enjoyed circuit training in the school hall. Just look at some of the activities they did.

Outside at break time, children used special bikes with food blenders attached, and made healthy smoothies. The faster they pedalled, the smoother the smoothie!

Children took part in yoga class. This improves flexibility, bone health, blood flow and perfects posture. 

 

Children enjoyed boxing! 

A doctor was even invited in to talk to children about healthy lifestyles and the things doctors do. 

French Day!

In our school, the staff love to make learning fun and inspiring. We enjoy themed weeks and celebrations! This week, for example, the whole school have been baking cakes, buns and goodies raising money for a charity very dear to all our hearts: Macmillan Cancer Charity. Today, is the day we count up how much we have raised. 

Yesterday, the Key Stage 2 staff arranged for the children to sign up for workshops around school. This meant that older brothers and sisters could sign up for the same activity as their younger brother or sister. We love to mix things up like that. Everyone enjoyed this way of working. The staff ensured that all the activities were linked to the modern foreign language we study in our school: French. For our oldest children, they have become quite fluent. They’ve been speaking French for three years or more. We are lucky in our school though, because we have Monsieur Jacques Barthelemy (who is native French speaker) and he teaches French to everyone, so he knows exactly what each child has learnt in the past. 

The school was totally absorbed in everything French, from music workshops, to food tasting, bread baking and cycling. There were a wide range of activities that the children could sign up for, and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves, learning lots of new skills and knowledge. Here is a selection of what they got up to…

DT

food tasting

orienteering

pe games

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tour de prince

 

End of Year Celebrations!

What a year! This year has been wonderful. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing the children grow and learn; achieve and make progress; investigate and explore; and all the while enjoy their time here at Prince Edward Primary. I personally want to thank all the  governors, school staff, children and families for working in partnership to provide the best possible education and life chances for our children. I feel so proud to be part of this amazing team. 

Today, it is our last day and we had a celebration assembly. Children received certificates for the Children’s University, for knowing all their multiplication facts, for 100% attendance and for homework. Some children not only had 100% attendance for the year, but some children had 100% attendance for two, three and four consecutive years!

One child had five consecutive years of 100% attendance and she was presented with two very special gifts. She loves reading, so she was presented with a bundle of books to take with her when she leaves for secondary school. She also received a glass paperweight with inscription. Well done. We are all so proud and we will miss you. 

There were three sports awards to present too. One child received the school’s Outstanding Contribution to Sports’ Trophy. This was for putting 100% effort in to a range of sports in school. She takes part in the daily mile run, Take 10 daily aerobics, the school’s orienteering team and the girls’ football team. Another child received the Outstanding Sporting Attitude Award. A few months ago when she started swimming lessons at school, she was petrified. With her growth mindset, she persevered, worked on her weaknesses and focused on putting in the right effort in order to get better. As a result she can swim a full length of the pool and has even taken up swimming for pleasure after school. The newest award to add to our huge collection of trophies was a trophy awarded to two girls who took part in speed cycling in the city finals. They came third out of all the competitors. 

Finally, we were proud to present the highest accolade our school can award. It is the Outstanding Approach Cup. This young lady was awarded this for her thirst for knowledge, her love of reading, her consistent 100% attendance, her ambition to be better everyday, her love of school, her love of challenge; and how she can create an epicentre of positivity with all those who know her. We are so proud and we will miss her. 

I sincerely wish everyone a wonderful summer. Please stay safe and I look forward to seeing you all in September when you return. I can only hope that next year brings as much success as this one. 

Thank you and best wishes. 

Mr Sieczkarek