On Monday 28th January, Year 6 enjoyed a long but amazing day when they visited the British Museum in London, enriching their topic on the Ancient Egyptians.
The day began with a very informative talk on mummification, the children were told all about naturally mummified sand mummies and were also given interesting information on the wealthy 1% of people who chose to be artificially mummified.
After a spot of lunch, it was time to visit the galleries so we could view the ancient relics, the children especially loved seeing Ginger.
Before heading home, we undertook a whistle stop tour of London - seeing all the famous landmarks our glorious capital city has on offer.
On the 30th November, year 2 travelled through time to Victorian age. They spent the day as Victorian children at Beaumanor Hall, finding out all about how Victorian children lived and how they celebrated Christmas, with a very special visit from the one and only ... Mr Santa Claus himself!
On 26th November, Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre. They learnt so much about the universe and solar system and found out how the giant Lovell telescope uses radiowaves to image the universe.
Today we welcomed “The Power of One” anti-bullying show into Weddington Primary.
Two actors used coloured boxes and masks to vividly portray what bullying is and what can be done about it.
Their message focused on how every child has the power of one, the power to report and deal with bullying when they see it.
They began by outlining the different types of bullying that can occur:
Their scenes showed examples of each type of bullying and progressed to outline the different roles in bullying: Bully, Target, and Bystander.
All of the children in the audience then took the Power of One anti-bullying oath and will be signing a poster board showing the oath:
"The NED Show® produced by All for KIDZ®, Inc., is an innovative, character education assembly. Using humor, storytelling, audience participation and amazing object lessons including yo-yo and magic tricks students learn through the adventures of NED, a character kids (and adults) can relate to. His name is an acronym for: ever Give Up ncourage Others o Your Best® The NED Program uses a multi-sensory learning model to motivate, encourage and inspire students to become Champions at school and in life.
The aim is to:
Improve Student Behavior
Strengthen Test Scores
Enrich Instructional Time
Increase Academic Achievement
Complement Existing School Themes
Enhance Motivational Climate at School"
Year 6 had a very long but awesome day in London on 9th February, their visit initially took them to the British Museum's education suite. Here they had an incredibly infomative and interesting talk all about the mumification process and how it evolved over the long reign of the Ancient Egyptians.
Once our talk was concluded, we gathered our work sheets for a fact finding hunt around the Ancient Egyptian sections of the museum. We loved seeing all the mumified remains and the immense statues housed within the museum.
After absorbing a wealth of knowledge from the museum and before we headed home for the day, we had time for Miss Bilson's guided tour of London. The tour allowed us to take in many of London's famous sites, The London Eye and Westminster for example.
On the 8th February, Year 4 had a truly magical experience when they visited Cadbury World. The day began over 2000 years ago, in a Mayan rainforest, with them discovering exactly how many cocao beans were traded for items such as rabbits.
Next, their journey took them through the ages (and across a few oceans) to 19th century Britain, a time when chocolate was only drunk by the rich and not eaten by anyone. They found out all about the history of Cadbury, from their humble beginnings in a small tea shop in Bull Street, to the huge factory that still stands in Bourneville today.
With an understanding of how Cadbury had evolved over the years, it was time to find out the process that transforms a tiny bean, growing in a pod, on a tree close to the equator to rthe delicous, mouthwatering chocolate that we enjoy eating so much.
Brains brimming with newly aquired knowledge, it was an ideal time for a tour of the infamous factory (wow it smells amazing) and a ride around Cadabra to see what the chuckle beans are up to. Of course we had to make sure not to miss the opportunity to design and sample our very own chocolate pot creations. Whilst enjoying our masterpieces, we were able to watch a very interesting demonstration explaining how moulded chocolates were made by hand before the machines took over.
All our activites had left us hungry for lunch, a quick recharge and a spot of dinner and we were ready to continue our journey. On to the 4D cinema to for an exciting 4D adventure through Cadbury Land, following Mr Parrot on his mischevious escapades. Finally, our day was topped off by an interesting insight in to the advertising techniques used by Cadbury, and other confectionary companies, to entice us to buy their products.
Weddington welcomed the NSPCC into school on 5th February in order for them to deliver their incredibly important message.
The children found out about different kinds of abuse & what to do if they're worried (tell a trusted adult).
The message was delivered via a KS1 & KS2 assembly and additional information was delivered directly to Y5&6 in 1 hour class sessions.
Thanks to Friends of Weddington Primary School, the whole school were treated to a fantastic panto performance of Peter Pan. The children and staff all loved watching this truly amazing end of year extravaganza.
Year 2 had a truly amazing day when they visited Beaumanor. They had many great experiences, including what it was like in a Victorian classroom and a magical visit to Santa too.
Having studied Earth and Space, as part of their Science work, Year Five recently visited the National Space Centre, Leicester. It was a fantastic day out and was great to see the children getting so involved in the Earth and Space workshop. They also really enjoyed their trip up the rocket tower and the 'Astronauts' planetarium show. We were very proud of their behaviour throughout the trip - they were a credit to our school!
Today we welcomed Malcolm from Severn Trent in to school, Malcolm spent the first part of the morning in 3CS before holding a whole school assembly and moving in to 3ER after break.
Thanks to his visit, we now know loads of fascinating information about the water cycle. Amongst the information we found out were facts about where our water comes from and how it gets to us, how long it takes to clean the water and how it gets back to the rivers after we have used it. We were given valuable lessons on how we could save water and discovered that we only actually use 1% of the Earths water, 2% is frozen and 97% of the worlds water cannot be accessed.
Thanks to the 'Into Film' Festival, Year 5 and 6 went to see Rock Dog at the Odeon. It was a brilliant film, had us all laughing out loud on more than one occasion. A great morning out, enjoyed by all the children and staff.
Thanks to the 'Into Film' Festival, Year 3 and 4 went to see Moana at the Odeon. Wow, what a fantastic film! Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone on the trip.
WOW! It was magnificent to welcome author and illustrator Mini Grey in to school on the 9th November. While in Year 2, Mini ran a work shop centred around her book Traction Man, they have really enjoyed reading it in Year 2 as part of their topic. She spoke about her well loved characters and showed the children how to draw them too (she kindly donated her 2 bespoke illustrations to the school). After her demonstration the children had a go at drawing Scrubbing Brush for themselves.
Knowing that the current Year 3 children had fallen in love with Traction Man last year when they were in Year 2, Mini went to run a workshop especially for Year 3!
Our Year 2's were also treated to a personal book signing session and then Mini was kind enough to stay after school too, signing books for the rest of her fans (there were lots!).
Special thanks to Friends of Weddington Primary School for funding this visit and giving the children a truly special day.
Year 3 were honoured to welcome the RNLI in to their classrooms, they found out incredibly important information on how to stay safe when they visit the seaside or when near a river. The children were fascinated to find out the history of the RNLI and to learn about the different roles the organisation undertake.
Weddington School welcomed two representatives from the Dogs Trust to our assembly on Tuesday 31st October, in the assembly we learnt all about dogs behaviour, what to do if we are frightened by a dog and how to approach a strange dog.
Year 4 were then lucky enough to have the ladies go back to their classes and continue their teaching, back in classrooms they found out all about the dogs senses.
Thank you to Steph, the swim manager from the Pingles Leisure Centre, who came to visit us today (2nd February).
She delivered a fantastic assembly telling us exactly how we can stay safe when we are swimming. We found out about dangers we may face, not only in the swimming pool but also in open water areas such as the beach. Also, she told us how to raise the alarm if we see someone in danger.
In December, the whole school were treated to a visit to Bedworth Civic Hall to see
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