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Trentham Gardens Awards Ceremony 8th July 2019
This morning, many children in KS2 attended an awards ceremony at Trentham Gardens. This was for the Children’s University graduation, which children have been working on throughout the year. Over the year, when children take part in extra-curricular activities, such as School Council roles, sporting activities, choir etc…the hours spent are added to their personal Passports, accumulating points, to achieve an award.
Here we are lining up to get our gowns.
Here we are in our gowns, don’t we look smart!
Once we were all dressed and ready, we had a group photo together.
Then it was time to go to the main hall to be presented our awards.
This is the order of the awards we were given.
Bronze Award – 30 hours
Silver Award – 65 hours
Gold Award – 100 hours
Bronze Certificate – 130 hours
Silver Certificate – 165 hours
Gold Certificate – 200 hours
Bronze Diploma – 230 hours
Silver Diploma – 265 hours
Gold Diploma – 300 hours
Bronze Degree – 330 hours
Silver Degree – 365 hours
Gold Degree – 400 hours
Silver Postgraduate Award – 465 hours
Here we are….
Well done everyone for attending, and thank you to Miss Deebank for sorting everything out for us.
Stafford Grammar Choral Day – Tuesday 25th June
Today, our school choir took part in a ‘Choral Day‘ at Stafford Grammar School.
There were school choirs attending this fantastic day from eleven different Primary Schools, totalling over three hundred children. The day started with us all gathering in their hall and meeting the guest leaders for the day.
The leaders were Susan Avison, James Maddison, Karl Westwood and Stephanie Lamplough.
Our children from Colwich were gathered together with children from St Paul’s First School from Coven and children from Stafford Preparatory School and Stafford Grammar School. We then went over to the Prep school to meet our music leader, Stephanie Lamplough and started learning our songs which we would later perform in front of the other groups and for our parents at the Concert from 19:00.
It was a fast paced day, trying to learn two different new songs, with harmonies, and different groups singing different parts, but we did it!
Well done everyone who took part, you were a credit to our school.
Stafford Grammar BIG BAND – Monday 24th June
This afternoon, Mr Lamplough, (Head of Music) and some of the pupils from Stafford Grammar School came into our school to share some fantastic music played by their own ‘BIG BAND‘. They played many instruments including trumpets, saxophones, trombones, guitars, drums, bongo drums, keyboard and one of the pupils even sang for us.
Thank you Stafford Grammar, our pupils really enjoyed the opportunity of seeing and hearing a live performance in their very own school.
More Able Maths Day – Tuesday 18th June
Today, Colwich hosted a ‘More Able Maths Day‘ for year 2 pupils. In total, there were 32 children from six different Primary Schools and the workshop was run by Anne Fieldhouse, from Authors Abroad. The day was filled with a variety of fun problem solving tasks which challenged the children’s minds. Well done everyone for taking part.
Charlotte Sparrow Day
Every year we celebrate the birthday of the school’s founder, Charlotte Sparrow. This year the children came to school dressed in school uniform from the past. We also held a cake decorating competition and the children enjoyed eating the cakes in the afternoon.
We started the morning by asking the children to bring in flowers as Charlotte Sparrow loved wild flowers. Each class created a flower arrangement which was taken over to the church by Year 5 and 6 and class worship representatives.
This day is a lovely day to celebrate our school and church community.
Times Table Rock Stars!!
Just to let you all know, we launched the brilliant resource ‘Times Table Rock Stars‘ on Wednesday 27th March, providing our children with lots of fun and enjoyable opportunities, to learn their times tables and corresponding division facts.
Here is one child from Class 1, sharing his enthusiasm in recalling his multiplication facts playing a couple of different games available on the Website. (https://ttrockstars.com )
We hope over time, all our children will enjoy gaining in confidence and speed with the recall of their multiplication and corresponding division facts.
Have fun, Colwich Rock Stars!!
We wonder what ‘Rock Star status‘ your child will achieve?
World Maths Day – Wednesday 6th March 2019
Today, the whole school took part in a variety of different activities, linked to our Maths Curriculum, to support World Maths Day. The children and staff throughout the school enjoyed the tasks they carried out, making it a fun and enjoyable learning experience. Well done everyone!
In Reception, the children enjoyed printing with different sized circles, making collage circles with a selection of buttons and milk bottle tops and the children even drew their own spirals with felt tip pens.
In Class 1, the children had fun using cotton buds to create individual tree designs using the idea of pointillism to create a piece of artwork. The children were also challenged to halve and quarter circular pancakes for their fraction work and the made a variety of repeating patterns.
In Class 2, the children designed their own circular patterns, and they worked in teams to create circular patterns in quarters linking their artwork with fractions. The children also worked on the computers to create pictures with circles, using their ICT skills to link with Maths.
In Class 3, the children made repeating patterns inside circles, and they made a selection of different size kites which they arranged in different ways to make patterns linking Maths with Art. The children also discovered how to use the magic Maths Calculator, which involved using their mental maths skills.
In Class 4, the children drew their own symmetrical designs within a circle and identified the different shapes they created within the design linking Maths with Art.
In Class 5, the children found the circumference, diameter and radius of different size circles, creating a piece of artwork inspired by Wassily Kandinsky.
In Class 6, the children found the surface area of Rich Tea biscuits and doughnuts, and they found the volume of Chocolate Mini Rolls, and then ate them all – yummy!
What a busy, but fun day we had!
Family Group Reading
We have been enjoying Family Group Reading time which gives children from Years 1 to 6 the opportunity to share books together. Time spent in family groups is important to our social development and team spirit. Children from the older year groups share books with children from the younger year groups and favourite authors and books are discussed with much excitement. We are all looking forward to the next session!
As part of our Advent preparation this year, we have decided to include Posada celebrations. ‘Posada’ is a Spanish word which means ‘inn’. Posada celebrations originated in South America where two children were chosen to represent Mary and Joseph. They went from house to house telling people about the imminent arrival of Jesus. A modern equivalent is based on this concept but encourages people to give a home to the wooden nativity figures of Mary and Joseph for a night. Each night throughout Advent the figures travel from family to family and this symbolises making room for Jesus in our lives, homes and communities.
Here are a few examples from different children across the school:
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to everyone who donated shoe boxes, items to go in the boxes and their time to help wrap the boxes. The children loved learning about why the items were being collected and enjoyed selecting different items to pack in the boxes. We are pleased to tell you that we have donated 48 shoe boxes to Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to read more about the charity, please follow the link below.