School Trips 2017-2018
On Tuesday 9th January, our class went to participate in the Young Voices choir at the NEC. The experience was life changing. First, we had a rehearsal with all the other children and then the parents started arriving. My favourite part was when the lights turned off and we all turned on our YV torches. That was magical. I hope that the next Year 5 will like it as much as I did.
At Young Voices, there were 6521 children in the NEC arena. We performed in front of all their parents! We performed with other artists such as Natalie Williams (a jazz singer), Urban Strides (a dance group) and The Magnets (Acapella group). The whole experience was amazing.
Year 5 RAF trip
Last week, Year 5 went to RAF Cosford which is a museum full of old fashioned planes used in wars. We even got to go inside one! We had a tour of the museum where we learnt about how they used the planes as radars and bombs. As it was coming up to Christmas, we had a special treat of a 4D Santa’s Sleigh Ride where Mr Atkar got splashed the most. Her jacket was very wet! Mr Doyle was also terrified of the ride. We had a great day and my favourite part was when we got to go inside the plane because we could move all the dials as if we were flying it ourselves. - Havya and Leo
Year 4 Birmingham Art Museum Trip
Year 4 went to visit the Birmingham Museum and they spent the day looking at the Ancient Egypt Gallery featuring artefacts from over 3000 years of Egyptian life, culture and religious belief. In the afternoon the children drew on papyrus paper, which is what the Egyptians used to communicate through hieroglyphics.
Year 5 St Chad’s Concert
As part of the extra-curricular afternoon, year 5 have worked exceedingly hard at learning various anthems and hymns for a singing festival alongside five schools at St Chad’s Cathedral. Mick Perrier, the Diocesan Director of Music, ran the event to encourage worship in school, church and community. Year 5 have enjoyed the experience and found that it stretched the children musically. This year’s service used the RSCM publication: “Songs of Praise the Angels Sang”. By means of carefully chosen readings, prayers and music, 'Songs of Praise the Angels sang' celebrates the joy of singing in this, the 90th anniversary year of the RSCM. Year 5’s behaviour was impeccable and they were an asset to our school.
Year 6 Blackwell Adventure Residential
The Year 6 children had the exciting opportunity to go on an adventurous residential where they tested themselves mentally and physically through a range of activities. They conquered a few fears a long the way and all came back to school with many stories and huge smiles.
Miss Deakin, Miss Elllis and Mr Eaton are extremely proud of how Year 6 behaved during Blackwell. They worked together as a team, supported one another and pushed themselves to their limits. The staff at Blackwell Court commented on how lovely the children were and showed exceptional manners. Well done Year 6.