THURSDAY 13TH FEBRUARY
Each year, we look forward to our annual visit from the NSPCC team. Today, they delivered an assembly for KS1 and one for KS2.
The assemblies were focused around every child having the right to speak out and stay safe. The children particularly enjoy these assemblies as it allows them to share their ideas, thoughts and feelings.
After the assembly, the NSPCC team provided workshops for Year 5 and 6.
There are some fantastic age appropriate resources on the NSPCC website that you could explore with your child.
Health and Safety Poster Competition
Our Health and Safety Ambassadors have chosen the poster competition winners for this week.
HEALTH AND SAFETY...
HERE IN OUR SCHOOL
Our Health and Safety Ambassadors have been working hard to consider ways in which they can further ensure that our school is a happy and safe place to be.
During whole school assemblies on a Friday, it is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Ambassadors to pass on important information to the children about staying safe and happy. The Ambassadors work in close conjunction with Mr Quinn and Mr Wilkes who visit all our classrooms on a Monday morning to check with teachers and children if there are any health and safety points they would like to make the whole school aware of. Any points that the Health and Safety Team feel can be addressed are then fed back to the whole school during assembly.
However, our ambassadors felt that the health and safety messages were not embedded enough.
On Thursday 23rd January the ambassadors spoke with the children during KS2 assembly and highlighted some very exciting news:
Anti-Bullying Ambassador Badge Competition Winners
So, the results are in! Our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have been working really hard (and it was such a hard decision given the fabulous entries), but the results are in...
In third place, congratulations to Livia in Year Five.
In second place, congratulations to Alishbah in Year Six.
The design illustrator chosen for our Anti-Bullying badge was:
Well done Nathan!
Anti-Bullying 'Design a Badge' Competition
The competition to design a badge for anti-bully proved extremely popular and we were inundated by entries. Thank you to everyone who took the time to hand their entry in - there were some fabulous, creative and inspiring designs.
The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors had to whittle it down which took them quite some time, as you can see from the photographs.
There was a lot of pondering and discussing...
After what was quite tough deliberations, our Ambassadors whittled it down to their chosen designs that reflected in words and illustrations, that bullying is unacceptable in any way, shape or form.
Here are the final designs that went forward for the possible winners:
The final designs chosen for the badge by our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will be announced during our KS2 assembly on Thursday.
Once again, thank you to everyone who took part!
Monday 11th - Friday 15th November
Reported by: Lily G, Lily L and Zitong
Our Anti-Bullying Week began on Monday with a full school assembly. During the assembly, Ms Tipping and the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors explained the focus for the week - CHANGE STARTS WITH US. Our ambassadors encouraged the whole school to think about a simple change they could make to make others feel happy. Some great suggestions were:
Asking someone if they would like to join in your game.
Tell someone that you like their hair.
Just being lovely to someone.
Asking someone how they are.
It's Anti-Bullying |Week Competition Time...
Our Anti-Bulling Ambassadors are holding two competitions this week to reflect on our 'CHANGE STARTS WITH US' focus.
The first competition will be to design an Anti-Bullying badge. If you would like to take part, the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors will be coming round to all classes this week with a circle template to draw your design on.
As well as this, there will be a funky hair day on Thursday for KS2 children and entries will be judged by our Ambassadors during KS2 assembly. This is to reflect how we are all unique individuals.
So, if you're in, start planning your hairdo's and designs now!!
On Tuesday, we had a fun-packed afternoon in our pastoral care groups. With a partner, we made a pair of feet and we individually wrote down our own pledge as to what we could do ourselves to make our school a happier place to be. We wanted to make sure that our message was clear - CHANGE STARTS WITH US!
Our 'Perfect Presentation' Showcase
Have you noticed our 'Perfect Presentation' display cabinet in the main corridor at school?
It is positively popping with pride displaying the children's work from across the school, chosen by their class teacher.
Each piece of work selected is displayed for the children, teachers, staff, visitors and parents/carers to admire and be inspired by that week.
Not only that, but the children who have their work displayed, receive a special Presentation Certificate to acknowledge the high standard of work they have achieved that week.
Make sure if you're visiting school, you take a look at the fantastic work produced by our children.
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
An interesting aerial set of photographs of our school from circa 1980, before the installation of the new roof and after.
Can you spot the differences?
School Council Visit to Great Sankey High School
Thursday 10th October
By Zitong and Hiba
Today, we were privileged enough to represent our School Council and attended a meeting at Great Sankey High School with all the school councillors in our Omega Mat Academy Trust. We took part in activities that helped bring the team together. Also, during the meeting, we discussed various projects for our community and how to improve our schools. We mentioned about having an anti-bullying pledge and events that could help raise money for charities. We will update you after our next meeting at Burtonwood Primary School, Monday 11th November..
Self-esteem is the focus for our Art Week. Each child in their class will be producing a 'positive mood board' based on things that each child holds important to them (family, friends, hobbies, food etc).
Monday 14th October
The morning began using inking techniques to create a colour-wash on an A3 sheet of parchment paper. Each child chose their own colour to achieve the technique.
Reception have colour-washed their sheets, as have Year 6.
Year 5 have been researching famous artists around the world to inspire their choice of medium.
Year 4 are adopting a collage approach for the background of their positive mood boards.
Tuesday 15th October
Today saw a plethora of very creative activities taking place throughout school.
Year 6 focused on choosing amazing words to describe themselves (using dictionaries and thesauruses), printing them off and decorating their chosen words with different media.
Year 5 used skills of symmetrical drawing, creating self portrait pencil drawings.
Year 4 oozed with positivity, writing their favourite song lyrics onto a CD (there was lots of singing involved).
Year 3 demonstrated fine motor skills using poster paint to paint their rainbows.
Year 2 was a hive of activity as they chose and cut out powerful words that encourage positivity.
Mr Moore visited all year groups and was delighted with the skills, ideas and creativity shown by our children.
Year 5 Self Portraits
Year 4 - CD Lyric Writing and Collaging
Year 2 - A Hive of Creativity
Wednesday 16th October
Another day packed with art skills and techniques!
In Year 1, the children chose two of their favourite colours and used oil pastels to draw something that was special to them. After that, they used water colours to enhance their boards.
They used different materials and glue to make a collage of their names.
In Year 6, the children used a clear laminated sheet to write a special memory on. There were fantastic examples of beautiful, heartwarming writing.
Year 1 Using Mixed Media
Year 6 Writing on Laminated Sheets
Thursday 17th October
The penultimate day of Art Week and our children have demonstrated the ability to use a whole range of skills.
In Year 5, they have been sewing their names and initials onto different fabrics. Some children have used mono-printing to achieve different pattern designs. Others have mixed paints to achieve a desired colour.
Reception are exceptionally proud of their cutting, sticking and glueing skills. Look what they have produced so far...
Demonstrating lots of different techniques
Friday 18th October
The last day of Art Week and what a week it has been! The children have smiled, laughed, shared memories, song lyrics, favourite food, chocolate and hobbies with each other and presented their own uniqueness creating a positive mood board.
The mood boards will form part of our art display and will be on show all around school.
Thanks Mr Moore for planning such a great week!
Year 6 finished their positive mood boards using glue dribbling techniques which gives a textured finished to parts of their mood board.
Lest we Forget..
Reporters: Matthew, Amber, Francesca and Alistair
As we are approaching the 11th November, many people will recognise this momentous date, Remembrance Day, an event that commemorates the end of World War 1. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month weapons were laid down and the fighting ceased.
In order to commemorate this significant date, we visited each class to explain the importance of this tragic event. Many children came together to donate money for the veterans, in exchange for snap bands, silicone bracelets, zip pullers, reflectors and the classic paper poppies. We set up a market during Year 1 and Year 2's coffee morning. Through out the morning we sold a total of 56 items.