Newsletter – Christmas Diary Dates

Christmas Diary Dates

 
Monday 10th December – Nativity Dress Rehearsal (NO BREAKSALES TODAY)
Tuesday 11th December – KS1 Nativity @ 2pm TICKET ONLY
Wednesday 12th December – KS1 Nativity @ 6.30pm TICKET ONLY
Thursday 13th December – KS1 Nativity @ 6.30pm TICKET ONLY
Friday 14th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Friday 14th December – KS2 Christmas Sing-a-long @ 2pm, KS2 Parents/Grandparents welcome.
 
Monday 17th December – KS1 Christmas Party afternoon (Children from Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 may come in party clothes all day)
 
Tuesday 18th December – KS2 Christmas Party afternoon
(Children from Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 may come in party clothes all day)
Tuesday 18th December – Nursery Christmas Party 10.45am – 1.30pm
 
Wednesday 19th December – Christmas Lunch (NO BREAKSALES TODAY)
Wednesday 19th December – Nursery Nativity @ 2pm
Thursday 20th December – Pantomime at The Regent
 
Friday 21st December – Christmas service @ St Peters
School closes for holiday @ 3.30pm
 
TOY DAYS – are as follows
Reception Class – No toys to be bought from home as there are plenty in class.
Year 1 – Tuesday 18th
Year 2 – Tuesday 18th
Year 3 – Tuesday 18th
Year 4 – Friday 21st
Year 5 – Tuesday 18th
Year 6 – Friday 21st
Please note that mobile phones are NOT allowed and school is unable to accept any responsibility for any toys that are lost or broken.
 
 

Year 3 Trip to The National Stone Centre

As part of Year 3’s Science and History topics the year 3 children went on a school trip to the National Stone Centre. We are studying `rocks and soils` and `The Stone Age`.
 
During the day the children participated in several activities.
 
Firstly they were taken on a tour around the site where they learnt about fossils, during this time the children were hunting for fossils on rocks and found a range of fossils from sharks teeth to plant fossils.
 
The second activity involved the children answering a range of questions about stones and soils, the information was dotted around the room on large posters and the children had to extract the information off the posters and answer the questions. During this activity they also got the opportunity to see and activate a wave monitor, the louder/harder the children jumped the more waves that showed on the monitor.
 
After the first two activities the children stopped for lunch.
 
The afternoon was action packed. The children `panned for gems`. They were given a bowl of sand with gems hidden in the sand. They had to wet the sand using a small fresh water pond and sift the sand away from the gems. There were even bits of gold hidden!!! The children said that this was their favourite activity of the day. After they had panned the gems they were gifted them and allowed to take them home as a souvenir.
 
Lastly we made our own fossils out of plaster of paris- the children poured the solution into a mould and created their own fossils.
 
Overall it was a thoroughly enjoyable day and the children learnt a lot; contributing to their prior knowledge of rocks and stones.
 
A big thank you to The National Stone Centre for making the trip such a fantastic experience for the children.

Year 6 Cosford Trip

Year 6 enjoyed an excellent visit to RAF Cosford on Thursday 22nd November which was linked to their project on World War II. They found out about the aircraft from the war; visited the World War II classroom to learn about ‘The Spirit of the Blitz’ and had fun in the 4D cinema and simulator. They even sat in the cockpit of a plane!

 

1st December 2018 – Richard Greenwood Photography

Richard Greenwood Photography will be at The William Amory Nursery on Saturday 1st December at 9am.

Fresh, modern, studio quality photos
Choice of photos, packs and gifts at great prices.
Easy to use ordering system
Fully qualified/DBS checked photographer
Fast, friendly service from a local business.

www.rgphotos.co.uk
Tel: 07952 058 870
Email: rich@rgphotos.co.uk

Year 4 Trip to Cadbury World

After a lengthy journey down the M6, Year 4 finally arrived at Cadbury World.
We had an interesting talk from Colin who explained how chocolate was made – from Bean to Bar. Being a historian he talked about the role of the Cadbury family in WWI, which linked nicely to our theme week in school. Roald Dahl was a fascinating topic of conversation as the children have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We had the chance to temper some chocolate in the Have a Go room and then went on to write our names in chocolate. The highlight of the day was our trip to the 4D cinema, where Freddo, Caramel and a naughty Parrot took us on a roller coaster adventure. All in all it was a fantastic trip with exemplary behaviour from all the children. Colin the educator said that “William Amory were one of the best schools to visit.” A few comments from the children about the trip included: “Visiting Cadbury World was the best school trip ever.”, “brilliant”, “Have a Go was my fave part.”, and “I loved learning how the chocolate was made.”
 
I’m sure the children told you all about their amazing trip to Cadbury World.

 

Reception Create Pizzas

Reception have been reading and learning about The Little Red Hen. The Little Red Hen creates some bread out of the flour she makes, however Reception thought it would be even better to make some pizza out of flour, tomatoes and cheese.

Each child had a go at making their own pizza and wrote down the ingredients they would be needing. Just look at how good the pizzas look! The kitchen smelt amazing while they were cooking.