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Democracy in Action in Nursery

5 June 2017


Voting in Nursery.

The nursery children have been thinking about British Values.

On Monday at 11.00am all of the children observed a minutes silence in respect of those affected by the recent atrocities around the country. They made all of the staff extremely proud as they sat quietly for the full minute (it’s not easy when you’re 3).

The children shared their thoughts on what they had heard on the news. They related their feelings to their own experiences and suggested that people should 'be good, and not put their sisters in the bin' and 'do the right thing'.

On Wednesday the children have been learning about voting. They had the choice between toast and crumpets at snack time. Each child had a token and made their choice. It was a close call and some of the children were disappointed but crumpets won and were enjoyed by all!

Performance Poetry Afternoon

6 January 2017


One of our poetry performances.

On Friday afternoon 6th January the whole school gathered together in the hall to hear each class perform a piece of poetry.

Reception class started the afternoon off by reciting 'Hickory Dickory Dock'. The delivery was a little unusual; the class was split into groups with each taking turns to say their lines. All the children spoke out with confidence and did very well; they set the bar high for the rest of the school.

Every class brought something a little different to their performance, Year 4 added a little bit of drama, Year 6 some dramatic pauses to the 'Caged Bird' and Year 5 some whispered repetition to add dramatic affect. It was an enjoyable afternoon for everyone.

Click on the link below to hear a shortened sound clip from each class performance:

A Visit from our Local MP

16 September 2016


Craig Tracey, MP, and the pupils.

Mr Craig Tracey, the Conservative MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth, visited Year 6 pupils on Friday.

He answered a wide range of questions and explained why he thought he had the best job in the world. He also admitted that when he was at primary school, his ambition was to sell ice creams.

We had just elected our own school councillors, so we took the opportunity to have them photographed together.

Planetarium Star Dome

24 May 2016


The mobile planetarium.

The whole school was intrigued this morning with our visit for the day from Auriga Star Dome Planetarium.

They were here as part of our science week. Key Stage 1 had a 30-40 minute session in the dark finding out about Light and Dark and Key Stage 2 will have the same but under the stars finding out about the Earth, Sun and Moon.

Mrs Wall said, "The pupils all enjoyed it and asked lots of great questions!”.

A Historic Day Shared

15 January 2016


Watching the space walk together.

Today the 15th January 2016 is a great day. The whole school came together to watch Tim Peake be the first British astronaut to walk in space.

The Major is also the first person to deliver a 'God save the Queen' message directly to the monarch from space.

We are all glad we shared this important historic moment together.

A Visit from Zoolab

12 January 2016


Meet 'Sizzle' the North American corn snake.

As part of our Evolution and Inheritance topic, Years 3 and 6 had a visit from Zoolab where they had the opportunity to look at and hold several different creatures from all over the world.

Year 1 Tally the Houses

7 January 2016


Year 1 set off for their research.

As part of their 'No place like home' topic, Year 1 did some research today down Burbages Lane.

They only just managed to avoid the rain in the hour it took to have a look at all the different types of houses.

Using a tally sheet they found out that the most common type of house is semi-detached. You can see their findings below:

British Astronaut Blast-Off

15 December 2015


Year 3 watching the launch.

Year 3 were busy watching in class the lift off of British astronaut Tim Peake. He should arrive at the International Space Station at around 7pm this evening.

He will spend six months there carrying out scientific experiments. He will be the first British ESA astronaut to visit the Space Station.

Year 6 Exploring Anatomy 4D

11 December 2015


Year 6 using Anatomy 4D.

In science in Year 6 we are learning about the circulatory system.

We used an app called ‘Anatomy 4D’ which enabled us to explore our vital organs inside the human body.

The Mo Farah Mobot Dance

2 June 2015


Year 5 do the Mobot Dance.

Year 5 had lots of fun while keeping fit today in the hall, they enjoyed exercising to the 'Mobot' the Olympic victory celebration that left Britain both delighted and a little puzzled at the time.

Mo Farah's 'Mobot' pose was invented by Clare Balding.

Cross Country Next Round

5 March 2015


Our Year 5 and 6 team.

Our team of cross county atheletes has been whittled down to one.

One of our girls is off to St Francis in Bedworth this afternoon to compete in the next round of the Bedworth Schools Cross Country competition.

We all hope she does really well and can manage to get through to the next round.

An Update on Aaron

3 March 2015

We know its been a while since we gave you news on Aaron but we are all so delighted we knew you would want us to share this with you.

The Panton family would like you to know that Aaron received the news that we have all been hoping and praying for – he has been given the 'all clear'. The treatment in the USA, that you all so kindly contributed to has been a complete success and there is no trace of the illness left.

The family again want to pass on their heartfelt thanks and gratitude – what a wonderful gift you have all given. Thank you.

Forging Links with our Partner Schools in Africa

27 February 2015


Mrs Browne with Dave from KIN.

The school was pleased to present to Dave from KIN (Kickstart Initiative Network) our contact with two partner schools in African, a large box of musical instruments worth £400.

We were also able to pass on some old school football strips that were no longer being used.

Dave was sure that the children would be really pleased with both donations. He is going out to Zambia in the summer and will bring back some photos of the pupils using the instruments and strip.

Under-11 Football Tournament

13 January 2015


Our 6-a-side team.

On the 13th of January over 50 teams took part in a Coventry and Warwickshire tournament organized by Sky Blues in the community at the AT7 Centre.

Our team of Year 5 and 6 boys played the 6 a-side competition. We were grouped with Styvichall, Stretton Academy, and Whitmore Park.

  • 1st game v Whitmore Park – lost 6-0
  • 2nd game v Styvichall – lost 4-1. Goal scored by Jamie. Looped the keeper from half way.
  • 3rd Game v Stretton – lost 4-1. Goal scored by Harvey.

We saw improvement throughout the evening and the boys really started to work as a team in the final game. Well done to both boys who played well as keeper.

House Captains Plant Trees

11 November 2014


House Captains at St Giles' Meadow.

On the 11th of November as part of the Exhall Remembrance Day our House Captains were asked to plant a variety of trees into the new St Giles’ Meadow burial ground.

In years to come they will be able to say "I planted those trees".

Seven-a-Side Football Report

14 October 2014


The team.

In their seven a side football match against St Michaels on the 14th October our Year 5/6 team played skilfully.

The 5-0 score line does not reflect how well and hard the team had performed, they came very close to scoring a couple of times.]

Well done boys.

Harvest Celebrations

9 and 10 October 2014


Some of the harvest donations.

A big thank you to all the families who donated food for the harvest festival.

All donations have been given to the local foodbank who are extremely grateful.

Evacuation Geoff

22 September 2014


Geoff tells us about his war-time experiences.

Geoff came in to talk to our Year 6 class about his experiences as a young boy of being evacuated during World War 2.

Five-a-Side Football Tournament

6 September 2014


Our 'fair play' winners.

On Saturday 6th September, five of our Year 2 and 3 boys played against several teams from Nuneaton in a five a side tournament.

Our team were presented with a cup at the end of the tournament for the 'NB Respect Under 8’s fair Play Award'. They all played in different positions and played with a fabulous sporting attitude.

Our school training sessions for Year 2 and 3 pupils are every Sunday starting at 10.30am. Please come along if you are interested.

Football Team Impresses

10 May 2013


Our successful football team.

On Friday afternoon the school football team continued to impress us all. They held Kerelsy Newland to a 2-2 draw.

It was an exciting match to watch and Tom continued his goal scoring run, by scoring both goals.

Easter

21 March 2013


Some of our Easter creations.

On Thursday 21st March the children brought in their Easter bonnets, Easter gardens and decorated eggs.

We were very impressed by the beautiful creations on display.

Every entry deserved a prize.

Sport Relief Day

23 March 2012


Taking a break!

For Sport Relief Day, all of Key Stage 1 and our Reception class got together with Classes 3 and 4 at Exhall Grange for a special Friendship Friday.

Shared PSHE Lessons

19 January 2012


Friends group made an Easter tree together.

In January, a group of children from Year 4 joined a group from Class 5 for shared PHSE lessons and playtimes at Exhall Grange.