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.
Last night, our Y5 football team took part in a mini-tournament. They played four matches, winning two and losing two. They kept their spirits up throughout all games, supporting each other, smiling and working as a team. I was so impressed with how they passed the ball, communicated with each other and marked the opposition. It was a joy to see young sportsmen thinking strategically. Mr Little, our football manager (and Y3 teacher), said it was the best he’d seen them play and all boys never stopped playing their best.
Well done “Team Prince”!
At the end of last week I was thrilled to read so much quality writing. The Y6s showed me several great starts to their versions of the story of: how the Chinese New Year was named after animals. All four have beautiful presentation and each story was individual. I could detect a personal style in their writing.
Cayleigh and Tamzin in Y5 have produced wonderful pieces of writing. Their language is very descriptive and they both paint vivid pictures in my mind through their choice of words.
And finally, I saw some great examples of ‘Before’ and ‘After’ writing in Y4. Just look at the progress both children have made.