Year 6 have come back to school raring to go and they have been setting an excellent example across school. As part of our ‘think of a number…100’ theme, we have been looking back a 100 years to WW1. The children were given a diary entry written by Harry Drinkwater, a WW1 solider, and they composed (in groups) dramatic pieces of drama. See if you can work out the situation from the freeze frames.
The long and winding road starts to make sense as twelve new class gardens start to take shape over the summer holidays ready for the new school year in September. Each class from year one upwards will have the opportunity to experience the fun and wonder of designing, planning, planting and maintaining their own piece of the school grounds.
The individual gardens sit along side the Eyam road path between the present allotment and the new year six orchard, giving parents and carers an opportunity to see at first hand what the children can achieve with a little bit of help and heaps of imagination.
Year six leavers plant an orchard of apples, pears and plums in the school grounds, a gift for years to come to the children and future children of Norbury Hall School. Money raised from the recent coffee morning run by year six young entrepreneurs paid for fifteen young trees, one for each class in the school. As well as a legacy for future generations the orchard will provide a fun place for children to relax and chill.
And you can eat it!
A new look for years to come, as the young entrepreneurs mark out the positions for the new orchard. Wanting to leave a legacy for future children, the existing year six are running a coffee morning on Friday 18th. July to help raise the funds to buy fifteen fruit trees, Plum, Apples and Pears, one for each class. The children of year six are planning to plant the trees in the last few days of term.
On Wednesday 2nd July some children from Year 5 and 6 took part in the annual SSPSSA Athletics competition at Woodbank Park. The children were all brilliant and as a school we ended up finishing 3rd out of approximately 9 schools. The Year 6 boys won their relay race with an amazingly lead! Well done to all the children who took part!
Year six spent an educational day out with the National Trust rangers at Dunham Massey last Friday, exploring habitats, measuring trees, and following clues to reveal the hidden treasures of the garden and grounds.
The day started with the exploration of habitats and the creatures you would expect to find in them, every thing from Dear to Ducks, and from Birds to rare Beatles. The children also spent time measuring the height of some of the huge Beech trees with the use of a simple Clinometer.
After lunch the children working in small groups faced a real challenge involving map reading and decoding cryptic clues that led them throughout the grounds, helping to reveal the many delights of Dunham Massey’s formal park and gardens.
Well, that time of year is here….it is almost production time! After a hard week of SATs, on Tuesday there will be auditions for main speaking parts and singing parts in our production of Bugsy.
Below are some things that you may need if you are going to audition: script, lyrics and videos.
Good look and happy rehearsing!