This pupil is such a joy to have in school. She is hardworking and thoughtful. She is kind and caring. She can really empathise with how people are feeling and puts other people’s feelings first. She has resilience and is so mature. Congratulations: you’ve been ready for this for years!
The Pride of Prince Edward this week is in Year 5. She is a model pupil. She shows exemplary behaviour at all times. She is kind, helpful and thoughtful; and any teacher would be proud to have her in their class. She is wonderful. Well done!
Today, there is so much going on we just had to share it. Our children, across school are involved in so much today.
Our resident French teacher, Monsieur Barthelemy teaches all our KS2 pupils weekly. They are making excellent progress and today our Y5s were explaining what the weather was like in France.
Our pupils in our school learn to play the violin. The whole of Year 5 have just started to learn how to play and follow simple musical notation and some of our pupils have elected to study the violin for a second year and take part in a select group. Heather Cordwell is our resident music teacher.
Andy Messer (professional story teller and writer) spends a day in our school each week. He’ll be part of our school for the full year! We are so lucky to have our literacy sessions enriched with his skills and enthusiasm. Today he was working with y4 and he led the whole school assembly at the end of the day captivating every single one of us.
Many of our year groups have been baking for Macmillan Cancer Support today. Y2s have made flapjack and the Y6s baked vegan brownies! The school has smelt wonderful today. Not only are the children involved in fundraising, but the staff have been baking all week to raise money for this worthy cause.
Our Y3s have been learning about the Stone Age since they started this school year. They’ve been up to all sorts. Today, they went in to our Secret Garden working as archaeologists to discover hidden artefacts.
The first Pride of Prince Edward was awarded on Friday to a girl who has been ready for this recognition since she was in Year 2!
This superstar has been a Pride of Prince Edward now for some time. She’s been doing the right thing for years! She has made a fantastic start to the new school year and shows real enthusiasm. She’s helpful and friendly and truly deserves this award.
This year our pupils in all year groups have had the chance to work with two wonderful artists from “Artboat”: Soo and Charlie. There is some amazing artwork around school and the latest masterpieces to go up are the Harry Potter sculptures created by the Y5s and the Solar System created by the Y2s. Our school hall looks amazing. We are really going to miss Soo and Charlie, but we know, in a few years, we will invite them back for more stunning art sessions.
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.
This is the start of a very exciting whole school project. Our Y5s are the first to experience Forest Schools. By this time next year, all the pupils in our school will have worked with Forest Schools using our very own outdoor spaces.
Over the next three weeks we are going to be working with some forest school specialists. We will use our school grounds to experience outdoor learning and increase our exploration of our outdoor environment.
Abdi: We got to explore and find different insects and wildlife.
The first activity was a warm-up game called Frozen Dragon.
After that that we entered the secret garden. We played a game called ‘hide and peek’. We really enjoyed it!
Sarah asked us to collect the same items that she had. However, we had to memorise the objects she showed us and we weren’t allowed a second look.
Kasey: It was fun to climb the trees.
We used identification cards to find out what trees, plants and flowers we have in our secret garden. We looked closely at the leaf shape, the colour of leaves or flowers and worked with our team mates to find out…