When Charlie Bear Came to Visit from the Children’s University

What a great time I’ve had at Prince Edward Primary! I’ve made so many new friends and I have taken part in so many different after school activities.

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Yummy – I really enjoyed after school Cooking Club with the Key Stage 2 children. We made a delicious fresh pasta salad.

Tired – after school Tag Rugby was brilliant. Meet the team.

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I got to sing a song in Razzamataz; shoot and score at Netball club; practice my downward dog at Cosmic Kidz; and build a tower in Construction Club. There was so much to do at Prince Edward.

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During the Easter holiday, I had the opportunity to attend Easter Eggstravaganza with all the Year 6 children. I couldn’t believe all the activities we could take part in including: inflatable obstacle course, SUFC coach, Easter Egg Hunt, SPaG & general knowledge quizzes, Spring crafts, multiplication challenges, and many more. If we attended every day or won a quiz, we had some great prizes to choose from – I really wanted the tickets for Jump!

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My maths and literacy skills were put to the test when I went to some after school tutor sessions. Parts of it were easy; other bits were very tricky but I persevered.

Thank you Prince Edward, I have had an amazing time visiting your school and meeting all the children. You do so many interesting activities after school.

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Forest Schools at Prince Edward

This year all our pupils will have a chance to work with the amazing team at Forest Schools. We are so lucky with our school grounds. We have so much outdoor space and it’s perfect for the type of work we’ll be doing with Forest Schools. 

Y2 have been spending time with the team this week. They have been exploring, building, investigating and discovering. They have been searching for bugs and identifying them using charts and keys; and they have made potions and perfumes. 

 

Primary Science Quality Mark

We had some great news last week. Our school has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark, Silver Award. This means that:

“Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school.  The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure science understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”

Our children love learning about science in our school and we have some very talented teachers who know just how to make the science curriculum engaging, inspiring, enjoyable and creative. Click on our Science Blog to find out just what we have been doing over the last few months:

https://scienceatprinceedwardblog.wordpress.com

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Robot Wars!

Some of our Y5 and Y6 pupils competed in this year’s inter-school Robot Wars competition. Every year we invite the Robot Wars expert in to show us how to make our own robots, to embark on challenges and navigate obstacles. We always invite pupils from other schools in Sheffield to take part too. 

What is particularly exciting, is one of the heavily, armoured robots from the TV show makes an appearance in our school and we can see how complex the real robots are. They are virtually indestructible. 

We were proud to come in 2nd and 3rd place out of all the groups from all the schools taking part. 

Environment Week

Y6 Class Blog

This week is extra special throughout Prince Edward School, not only because it’s the last week of half term, but also because it’s Environment Week!

What is Environment Week?

Lets ask some Year Sixes what they think Environment Week is all about…

Majida – “It could be helpful because more children will know about pollution and can help change it.”

“It talks about pollution which is important to learn about because it affects animals as well as the world.” – Nathan

“Environment Week is to teach us how to make our environment a better place and to stop things like littering.” – Ebony

“We need to learn about the environment so children understand how important trees and plants are to our planet.” – Louie

But what do we do in Environment Week?

Some children have been outside on a nature walk and gardening in Year Six; others have been learning about…

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Gingerbread Rescue!

Check out the Gingerweb Man blog from Nursery. Loads of exciting investigation and problem solving.

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We loved reading the story of The Gingerbread Man, our favourite part was when the fox tricked him at the end! We thought about ways to help The Gingerbread Man cross the river so he didn’t get eaten. We used our spare gingerbread men that we didn’t eat and made boats, bridges and even spider webs!

Have a look at our learning stories to see what we did…

img_8472039img_8471006img_8476img_8475img_8474img_8473087We were learning to…

  • solve problems
  • work together
  • listen to each others ideas
  • test our ideas and change them if they did not work
  • keep trying when things don’t work the first time
  • explain our ideas and why things happen

How can you continue learning at home? 

  • share the learning stories and talk about what happened and why they think it happened
  • encourage children to solve simple problems at home such as what to do if they spill sand on the floor…

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