What a successful weekend we have had at SdS. The Players on Friday night acted to a packed audience with standing room only. This was after months of hard work, cooperation and collaboration. Many thanks to Mrs Lutas and Miss Duffy for their perseverance and creativity.
On Saturday the Year 3,4,5 and 6 showed confidence and flair as they danced in the Regional Strictly finals at The Derngate. Other schools took the title and so now this will be a great piece of work demonstrating all we know about the Growth Mindset… How can we improve and what can we learn from the winners of the competition. Many thanks to Miss Shipton and Mrs Kaur for their great dance teaching and dedication during the year.
One thing that sticks in my mind from being with many of the children over the weekend is their smiles and support for each other and the enjoyment and reward that being part of a creative team has given them.
All of the above children should be proud of their skills, determination and dedication….Congratulations to you all!!!!
Today Mr Wainwright ran the first of 7, 10K runs to raise money for cancer support. What an inspirational thing to do and how proud we all are of his efforts! Go Mr Wainwright!!!!
Good luck to The Players for their show tonight to parents, families and friends. Hoodwinked is the show which is an adaptation of Robin Hood.
After weeks of rehearsals, costume changes and scenery creations it was a privilege today to watch The Players in their run through of their end of year play. Music, songs, laughter and tears kept everyone captivated. A huge thank you to Mrs Lutas and Miss Duffy, as director and producer, for their hard work and for enabling so many pupils develop confidence, self esteem, cooperation and enjoyment.
Good luck to the whole cast for their show tomorrow evening!
As I walked around school today it was wonderful to see children of all ages and abilities collaborating and sharing their developed knowledge as a result of their work from the Enchanted Kingdom. Year 1 were showcasing their water safety video with Wiggins class, Year 6 were working with Year 2 and children from Years 2, 3 and 4 were singing African call and response songs in the playground. All great to stand and observe!
I wanted to copy a post from the Paddington Class blog on how they have been supported by the skills and knowledge of Wiggin’s class whilst developing their knowledge of Mercurial Waters within the Enchanted Kingdom…….This is a fantastic example of inclusion at SdS!
Today, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Wiggins Class.
Paddington class are currently learning about ‘Mercurial Waters’. In class, we have been thinking about how we used water and how it is used in Africa. We realised that we use water in similar ways to people in Africa: for cleaning, drinking, washing etc. Water can also be found in rivers, streams, the sea, ponds, baths, showers and many more.
It occurred to us that there are many dangers around water. We started to think about how people in Africa would need to be safe around the rivers and The Victoria Falls (hippo attacks, risk of drowning, being swept away and crocodile attacks) but also how important it is for us to be safe around water in school and at home.
This is where Wiggin’s class comes in. Wiggin’s class is responsible for looking after the school garden and school pond. They told us what we might find in the pond but also, most importantly, how to be safe around the pond.
At the end of the talk, Wiggin’s class presented us with the key to the school garden. What a privilege!!!
Tomorrow, we will be visiting the school garden and the pond bearing in mind all the important things that Wiggin’s class have told us.
Thank you so much Wiggin’s class!
Looking forward to collecting the filled pint pots and seeing everyone in mufti tomorrow ready for the fete on Saturday!!!
Today 24 year 5 and 6 pupils along with Mrs Fennelly and Mrs Turnell visited Northampton University to take part in STEM challenges. These included using thermal imaging cameras and using test tubes and electronic devices to identify bacteria on surfaces around us.
The pupils also had an opportunity to think about their own futures, aspirations and ambitions. We heard stories of how past university pupils had made a dent in the universe and hopefully we will too!!!!
Everyone from Reception to Year 6 had a rocking time at the disco tonight! All had lots of fun and we were all proud of how everyone danced, chatted and supported each other during the evening!! Keep Dancing!
How great it was today to see the children from Wiggins class teaching Year 1 about water safety and sharing their journey on the renovation of the school pond area. This really helped Year 1 with their area from The Enchanted Kingdom; Mercurial Waters.