‘Rocks From Space’

On Thursday evening we were  delighted to welcome Dr Olwyn Menzies to present the most recent in the current series of the ‘How Our World Works’ evening talks for Year 5 and 6 pupils. Through her ‘Rocks From Space’ presentation, Dr Menzies shared fascinating insights into her life as a research scientist and meteoriticist. We’d like to say a very big THANK YOU to Dr Menzies for an amazing talk and to the ‘HOWW’ team (Mrs Hickman, Mrs Allen & Mr Newman) for their time and organisation.

Thank you also to the pupils and parents from All Cannings School who joined us too.

 

One final celebration from Book Week…

It is significantly quieter around school this week and we’ve all missed coming into school through the rabbit hole!

I just wanted to share one final item from Book Week 2017… news of the winners of the Book Cover Illustration Competition. All competition entries were of a very high standard and the judging was very difficult but extremely enjoyable – thank you to all pupils who took the time and made the effort to join in.

Congratulations to our winners: Gilbert, Thea, Poppy, Jonty, Ava, Will and Jed 🙂 🙂

Here are their excellent book cover designs…

WOW! The week that Woodborough became Wonderland…

You will all already know that this week has been very curious one. Last weekend our school was transformed into Wonderland, (see for yourselves on our reading blog) and since Monday morning’s Big Reveal, everyone who has visited our school has entered through the rabbit hole!

We have all enjoyed an amazing Book Week 2017 and have been completely immersed in ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The theme has been truly cross-curricular and has included: mathematical ‘Alice in Numberland’ and Lewis Carroll diagrams; English – the brilliant ‘Jabberwocky’ in Willow Class and writing for games for the White Rabbit in Maple Class; PE — dancing the ‘Lobster Quadrille’ in Lime Class; art – beautiful roses for the Queen of Hearts’ Garden; lots of D&T – cookery for the tea party and potion making…

Throughout the week the children have enjoyed sharing books with other classes, ‘Drop in and Read’ sessions with parents, the ‘Big Book Swap’, brilliant ‘Bedtime Stories’ (with pj’s, cookies and milk), an amazing ‘World Book Day’ with magnificent ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’, the opportunity to share the whole week at a special School Meeting and finally the School Council’s ‘Second Hand Book Sale’. It has truly been fun-packed, action-packed and hopefully memory-packed!

We would like to say an enormous THANK YOU to everyone who has lent a hand to make Book Week 2017 so spectacular. From prop lenders and makers, to scene setters, readers, costume preparers, tea party servers, guest photographers and finally tidier-uppers—it has been a brilliant team effort. We couldn’t have done it without you and it wouldn’t have been nearly so much fun—THANK YOU ALL!

The class blogs have been busy and we’ve enjoyed your comments, the website has a new gallery with brilliant photos and our Twitter following is getting bigger… if you’ve not subscribed, sneaked a peek or followed, you might find you’re missing out…

 

WOW! It’s World Book Day at Woodborough… 😀

An amazing assortment of book characters have arrived at our school today. Thank you for everyone’s brilliant efforts and imagination 😀

Here are a few characters that I met around school this morning…

Oak Class…

Sycamore Class…

Maple Class…

Cherry Class…

Lime Class…

Elm Class…

Willow Class…

Not long now to our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party… 🍰🎩🍭🌺🍄😺❤️♣️♦️♠️🐰

❤️♣️The adventure starts here… ♠️♦️

What an unusual start to the school day…

We all came inside through a rabbit hole…

Then through a door…

We met some strange animals…

     

Next we found ourselves at a tea party…

where we met a Cheshire Cat…

Along the corridor there were beautiful flowers…

They led the way to an enormous mushroom   and a large blue caterpillar  …

The adventure was still not over… because in the library we found  rose trees, pink flamingos and playing cards ❤️♣️♦️♠️…

We went to assembly and followed  the clues to help us find which copies of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ our classes will study this week.

Call back soon and see what happens as our adventures unfold. It’s so exciting! ❤️♠️♦️♣️

Keep checking all the blogs too: Willow Class, Elm Class, Lime Class, Cherry Class, Maple ClassSycamore Class, Oak Class & of course the Reading Blog.

 

‘Cleanliness is next to godliness’ in Key Stage 2…

I am delighted to report that following very thorough examination, with the exception of a couple of grimy chimney sweeps, the fingernails of our Key Stage 2 pupils all appear to be neat and clean!

Classrooms are orderly and quiet and most dunce’s caps remain unworn as yet!

I would also like to commend Agnes and Alonso for their excellent geographical representations of countries in the British Empire.

‘Children (in Key Stage 2) should be seen and not heard’…

It’s Friday morning with a slight difference. All of our Key Stage 2 pupils have arrived at school in amazing costumes ready for their day of Victorian schooling.

Met by their class teachers, who will all be addressed as ‘Miss’ today, they lined up for inspections of clean faces, fingernails and shoes, before walking silently to their classrooms (boys first, of course).

Simple lunches in paper bags have been collected and lessons have commenced. More posts and pictures will be added to class blogs throughout the day.

Willow Class                  Elm Class                Lime Class                Cherry Class