Arts Week – Talents Shining Everywhere!
Across school there has been a hive of activity as classes have explored the many areas of the arts and produced some wonderful work to be proud of.
Our week has had the theme of Faith, Hope and Charity, linked with this year's Schoolsfest in July and children have been busy preparing art work on this theme which will be displayed both in school and as part of the Schoolsfest art exhibition at Nantwich Museum next half term.
Amethyst class have been creating intricate designs related to the themes of faith, hope and charity to form a stained glass window.
Sapphire class have been creating leaves for their Hope Tree using different objects, such as sponges to print with and different media to create flowers as part of their Global Gardens topic.
Pearl class have been exploring directional lines in the style of Vincent Van Gogh and are creating the impression of a sun flower using pencil, chalk and pastels.
Amber class visited St James' Church on Tuesday morning; they sketched inside and outside the church and have used their drawings to inspire their art work back in class. Thank you to Mrs Kay and members of St James who shared their knowledge of the Church with the children as part of this visit.
Ruby class have designed their own Greek pottery and considered the meaning behind their choices of colour and pattern. They have also looked at how art can convey meaning of the words 'Faith' and 'Love'. They have been using different painting techniques to show their interpretation of these words on canvases.
In Diamond class, the children have taken their inspiration from the illuminated lettering in the Lindisfarne Gospels. They have been embossing foil with their own letters, symbols and the words 'Faith, Hope and Charity' in the illuminated style.
This has been a new material for the children to work with and they have enjoyed creating three dimensional artwork. They have also been finalising their wonderful PopArt designs, with the help of Christine Johnson, ready for display this weekend.
We were treated to a wonderful Showcase of all things musical on Thursday afternoon as Mrs Shackleton and her talented musicians delighted us all with their singing and playing of instruments. From recorders to flutes, pianos to percussion, it was wonderful to see all of the children's confidence and excitement about sharing their talents with us all. Well done to all involved and thank you to Mrs Shackleton for organising such a super showcase!
We welcomed Bryony and Mike from ADAS to our assembly on Monday as they launched their growing competition. This year our challenge is to grow the tallest or largest sunflower. ADAS have kindly provided young plants for all of the children to see how well we can get each one to grow. I can't wait to see the results after the summer holidays!
Our Wonderful Worship Leads led worship this week with a retelling of the story of Mary and Martha and how Jesus taught the importance of patience in all we do. They did a wonderful job and I was impressed with the way they had planned questions for us all to consider as we reflected on the story.
PCSO Nick Jarvis held one of his regular lunchtime drop in sessions on Wednesday, for children to discuss anything they were concerned or worried about. As always this proved very popular and it was great to see so many children taking the opportunity to talk to him.
Diamond class have been enjoying their outdoor learning sessions this week. They have been problem solving and creating their own puzzles to solve, developing great teamwork skills as they have completed each challenge!
Our football team were in action again yesterday playing away against both Sound and Willaston schools. The team, of boys and girls, drew 2-2 against Sound Primary School and beat Willaston Primary School 9-1. The whole team were outstanding and they show what sportsmanship in the game is all about. Well done to the team and Mr Perry!
This week's Praise Book children are:
Mrs Hayward's Class – Aidan Bugeja
Miss Danha's Class – Olivia Deaville
Mrs Richardson's and Mr Morrey's Class – Fern Riley Mrs Stoker's Class – Ruby Milburn
Mr Perry's Class – Connor Harthern
Mrs Bird's Class – Matthew Malkin Congratulations to you all!
Tidy Team -The winning class this week is Sapphire class – well done!
The winners of our Attendance Cup this week are Ruby and Sapphire – well done!
FASA – Dates for your diary!
Don't forget! FASA's next Film Night will be on Thursday 9th June from 5pm-7pm.
FASA will also be holding a Quiz Night at the Lord Combermere on Tuesday 21st June at 9pm.
Our Summer Fair will soon be with us when we return to school after the half term break. It will be held on Thursday 7th July from 3.30pm – 5pm. Please look out for more details in future newsletters.
ABC have spaces for their Woodland Week Holiday Club next week. They will be gardening and growing, learning outdoor and survival skills and enjoying lots of physical activities.
Please contact ABC on 01270 748081 to find out more. Please note, ABC will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday. A reminder – If your child is attending holiday club, please provide a pack lunch.
Carnival time is near!
Everyone's fingers are crossed for good weather over the weekend for the Audlem Festival and Carnival. We wish Carnival Queen (Jenna Gavin) and her Attendants (Amber Riley and Jake Gardiner) lots of luck on Monday as they play their special part in the Carnival.
Diamond class' lovely PopArt artwork is to be displayed during the festival weekend. They have really enjoyed the sessions they have had with Christine Johnson and have produced work to be proud of. Their work will be on display at the Methodist Church throughout the weekend – please look out for it.
NEP Schoolsfest 2016
After the success of this event over the last three years, the Nantwich Education Partnership (NEP)
are holding the fourth SCHOOLSFEST festival next half term. It will take place on Saturday 2nd July in various venues around Nantwich town centre. The festival is a celebration of the arts and seeks to emphasise their importance in the education of all Nantwich pupils, whatever their age or
stage in education.
Our KS2 children are invited to join with singing as part of a joint schools choir on Schoolsfest day. All of the children in KS2 will be learning the songs to perform over the coming weeks and Mrs Stoker has sent a letter home for parents and carers to confirm that their child is able to take part on 2nd July – please return this letter as soon as possible so we can make necessary arrangements for the day.
Please look out for further updates about this special celebration during next half term. I hope many of you will be able to join us at this wonderful event.
Please be aware that the gates onto the school grounds will not be unlocked until 2.55pm each afternoon. Please consider this when arriving to collect children from school.
Queen's 90th Birthday Themed Street Party Lunch
We will be celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday throughout the first week back after half term. As part of this week, we will be having a special themed 'street party' lunch on Wednesday 8th June.
Children will be able to order packed lunches from our school kitchen for this – please look out for the flier coming home in school bags with more details.
As we reach the end of another half term I would like to thank all parents and carers for your continued support of school and wish you all a restful and safe break. We look forward to welcoming all of the children back to school on Monday 6th June.
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