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Y6 visit to Harvington Hall

Monday, 16 July 2018

The children in Year 6 visited Harvington Hall where they developed their knowledge of Live in Tudor Times. Harvington Hall was built in the Elizabethan period by a Catholic family, at a time when it was treason to be Catholic. The children explored the house and even hid in one of the ‘priest holes’, a hiding place used to hide priests from the authorities. The children had a very interesting time and asked many inquisitive questions.

KS1 AND KS2 SPORTS DAYS

Thursday, 12 July 2018

What fun the children, staff and parents had this week. Thank you to all the staff for organising the sports events, especially Mr Brownhill and Mr Davis. It was lovely to see the happy smiling faces of the children – even if they were worn out by the end of the day!

 

Cadbury World – Thursday 28th June 2018

Friday, 29 June 2018

Year One and Two experienced a real treat when they went to Cadbury world. The children and adults had a wonderful time learning where chocolate came from and how chocolate was made 100 of years ago! We were lucky enough to be given a cup of melted chocolate and a choice of two toppings! One of the many highlights was the 4D cinema where we went on a chocolate rollercoaster! A fun day had by all!

 

Disability Awareness Day – Friday 22nd June 2018

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

On Friday 22nd June, St.Jude’s had a visit from John McCorkell who led the children in a disability awareness day. John did a whole school assembly where he talked about his own disability and the things he has got to help him live his life. He then showed the children lots of famous disabled people and talked about their amazing achievements. John then led workshops with each year group where the children got to experience what it would be like to have to use a wheelchair or what it would be like to be blind. It was an inspirational day which the children enjoyed and then reflected on their own gifts from God.

 

Black Country Museum – Friday 22nd June 2018

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Year 3 had a fantastic time visiting the Black Country Museum. They met costumed characters that explained what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s most heavily industrialised landscapes. They experienced what it was like to be in an underground drift mine and faced the harsh reality of a coal miner’s life in the mid 19th century. They were also tested on their  times tables in a 1912 school lesson. Mrs Glennon got the cane! Despite this we all enjoyed our visit.

 

Y6 Retreat – 18th to 20th July 2018

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Year 6 returned safely from their residential trip to Kingswood this week after having a great time. The children faced many challenges that they overcame with confidence including climbing, caving and zip wiring. During the visit, their behaviour was outstanding and was noticed by adults from other schools. I am very proud of everyone.

Theme Days in Nursery

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

We enjoy having lots theme days in Nursery. Some of the varied topics covered include colours, numbers, letters, minibeasts and book characters. With the help of their parents, the children find objects from home or make props to bring into Nursery to show their friends. On the theme days the children will then complete a wide range of activities and tasks based on the days topic.

Nursery Workshops

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

We have lots of workshops in Nursery where we invite our parents to come and join in with different activities. These photographs show the parents and children completing tasks based on improving and strengthening the children’s fine motor skills. The children and their parents had the opportunity to complete a range of activities including painting, mark making and working with play dough. The parents learnt about things we do each day in Nursery and were given ideas of things they can do at home.

Car Safety Assembly – Friday 15th June

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

On Friday morning all children attended a child friendly Road and Seatbelt safety assembly led by PC Clive Broadhurst. The children responded brilliantly and asked very important questions; they also received important messages of how car seats protect and can even save lives. Your child should have arrived home with a sticker and envelope with further information on car seats and indicating whether your child should still be in a car seat or if it is no longer necessary. Please talk to your child about the assembly.

 

YEAR 5 AND 6 HISTORY WORKSHOP

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Year Five and Six took part in a Living History Workshop provided by the King Edward’s Foundation. The theme was Birmingham Heroes – James Watt, Matthew Bolton and William Murdock  – and there was  a fun packed and interesting workshop. We found out that these men made an influential impact on the modern world by using steam to power equipment such as machinery in factories.

“I enjoyed watching cans being filled with steam to show the pressure in the can.” Charlotte.

“I found it fascinating when a candle was stood in water and a container was placed over it, the candle rose and water started to fill the container, showing the effect of air pressure.” Lyla.