Pastures Pinboard June 2022

It was a busy time leading up to half term with Year 6 completing their SATs. They worked incredibly hard throughout the week showing our school values – Courage and Commitment – in abundance. We are proud of every one of you!

Zoo Lab visited children in Year 3 & 4 with a (mostly) hands-on workshop for children that introduced a menagerie of creatures including a tarantula, gecko, snake and rat. Thanks to Chris for his encyclopaedic knowledge when answering all the questions!

The whole school had a wonderful day celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with children and staff alike looking resplendent in red, white and blue. The day began with a whole school assembly to explain exactly why we were celebrating and singing two rousing renditions of the national anthem. This was followed by lots of fun activities in class including making flags and crowns which were then shown off in a whole school parade on the field. Lunch was eaten together ‘street party’ style on the playground which had been decorated with bunting made by every child in the school. In the afternoon, there were lots of traditional activities organised by our Year 6 Young Leaders including hula hooping, skipping and musical statues. We were also lucky enough to enjoy an ice cream – thank you Paco! Finally, every child in the school received a commemorative book entitled Queen Elizabeth: A Platinum Jubilee Celebration – a lovely souvenir to remember a very special day!

And in a flash, we are heading quickly towards the summer break and more fun activities to look forward to. There is also a lot of learning to be done – Early Years are ‘On the Move’ finding out about different ways to travel through stories, as well as designing their dream vehicle, baking gingerbread men, and looking at changes in transport over the years. Year1/2 are continuing to learn about Queen Elizabeth II, as well as making structures in design and technology inspired by Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North. Year 3/4 are finding out about the Ancient Greeks in history, in particular the development of democracy. Meanwhile, Year 5/6 rehearsals are well underway for their end of term performance of Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies. The children are looking forward to their three performances for family members towards the end of June. We wish them well!