Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Cyclocross with Cycle Derby

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80 very excited year 5 and 6 pupils had a great opportunity today when they were visited by Cycle Derby and their van full of bikes! Taking part in groups of 15 the children raced round the track on the lower school field and certainly found their competitive sides! We look forward to more Cyclocross activities later on in the school year!

American Football

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On Thursday 8th October, a lucky 20 Key Stage 2 children had the opportunity to work with the awesome Derby Braves at Derby University. The children were taught a variety of American Football skills and also had the opportunity to put their skills to the test in a game situation. Mrs Brundish is in the process of choosing 2 American Football Mini-leaders to help more children get involved with the sport during lunchtimes. We can wait to see some more stars or the future develop!

Year 5 visit Harry Potter (again!)

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On Thursday the 8th of October, Year 5 headed off on our yearly adventure to London to visit Warner Brothers Studios, the home to Harry Potter!

After a very long journey and lots of traffic cone spotting, we finally arrived at the huge stages at Levesden Studios. We were treated to a quick stop of in the lot cinema, before working our way through two enormous sound stages and outdoor sets!

From broomstick flying, to wand mastery, a quick trip on the Hogwarts Express to the amazing Castle, it really was a day for many wow faces! We even got to have a sneaky peek at the sets where they are currently filming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the latest in the Harry Potter films!

Thankyou Levesden; it really was a magical day!

Monday, 12 October 2015

That Poetry Bloke at Mickleover Library

On Wednesday 7th October, 30 children from a range of classes Y2-Y6 went to Mickleover Library to see a guest performance from the poet Craig Bradley (aka That Poetry Bloke). The children thoroughly enjoyed the session and as you can see from the photos, there was a lot of audience participation. Craig had us all laughing continuously for over an hour with his funny jokes, rhymes, poems and songs that he created with help from the children. What a great way to spend a wet Wednesday afternoon! You can find out more about Craig and his published poetry collections for children at http://www.craigbradley.com

Our Gymnastic stars

Many congratulations to sisters India and Aasia who took part in the East Staffordshire Gymnastic club competition at the weekend. India was awarded level 3 champion and Aasia level 5 bronze medalist. Well done girls - we look forward to hearing about your next achievements!


On Friday 2nd October we held a very enjoyable Harvest Festival Assembly featuring some fabulous singing from our foundation stage pupils! The staff from the Padley Centre were very grateful for the food and toiletries they collected from us, it's a good job they had a big van! Many thanks for all your generous donations. 

Macmillian Coffee Morning

On Friday 25th teacher shared their baking (or cake shopping) skills with pupils in school to raise money for Macmillan. A total of £270 were raised from the children's donations all for enjoying cake and biscuits! Thank you everyone who contributed.