Class 7 celebrated ‘Chinese New Year’ by learning about the traditions celebrated in China.
Children made a Chinese drum using Chinese writing and features the ‘Year of the Dog’
Finally we shared fortune cookies with each other and learnt about their significance.
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Class 3 spent the afternoon creating Chinese drums with paper plates, lolly sticks, string and beads before decorating them with Chinese symbols. They worked together to thread the beads which was particularly hard but made some fantastic piece of art and music.
Year 5 looked at Chinese numbers and did some formal written methods using Chinese numbers. In addition, they investigated Chinese blossom trees and did their own piece of art. They also looked at Chinese New Year Facts.
Year 4 had an exciting visit from Severn Trent to learn about water use and sewage treatment. We found out how water travels around the water cycle and, in groups, we measured out the water use of different families to identify water savers and water wasters.
Year 5 took part in a NSPCC workshop. We learnt the slogan 'Speak Out Stay Safe'. During the workshop we were asked some tricky questions and we started to think about the right and wrong decisions we can make. We all learnt that abuse is NOT ok and it is NEVER a child's fault.
One of Wolverhampton's Lollipop Ladies volunteered to help show children in Reception and Year 1 how to cross the road safely. The children then took it in turns to show each other how to cross the road.
Year 3 gave an excellent performance to the whole school and a full house of family today! The concert included playing of the ukulele and some fabulous singing!
Thank you to all parents and carers for helping us to support this worthwhile cause.
The children raised money by:
- sticking coins onto a Pudsey Bear
- dressing up in rainbow colours and donating 50p
Children also decorated the classroom doors with a Pudsey Face!
We were very impressed with all the coins collected on the Pudsey Bears! Children and staff looked great dressed in rainbow colours!
We raised a massive £420. for this worthwhile cause.
On Friday 3rd November, children from Key Stage 2 watched a live First Aid show during school time hosted by St John’s Ambulance.
The Big First Aid lesson is a live show which is broadcasted nationally which includes practical elements, animations and interactive activities that aim to give our children lifesaving skills.
This year it was themed around the familiar scenario of Fire-work night, with a ‘Vlog’ presentation style, pupils observed real-life first aid situations that they could relate to, as well as demonstrations of relevant first
aid techniques, including important bonfire night safety tips.
As this event is run by St John’s Ambulance it aims to make first aid accessible, easy to learn and fun to all ages.
Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the reading workshop. Find below information explaining how we teach reading in KS2 and ways to help your child.
Year 5 hosted a fantastic Harvest assembly this year.
All the kind donations received from friends and families of Palmers Cross were donated to the Good Shepherd in Wolverhampton.
Thank you to everybody for their continued support.
Early Years had a fantastic day at their Ugly Bug Ball. They went on a bug hunt, made spider biscuits, enjoyed art and craft activities and even had time for some party dances and games. The children even came dressed as their favourite bug.
Palmers Cross opened its doors to our dads, grandads, uncles, and brothers to celebrate Father's Day 2017. The children had bacon baps with their male relatives, followed by outdoor sporting activities and board games.