‘Wired Differently’ Performance

Once again our ‘School Council’ were invited to attend the dress rehearsal of the ‘Wired Differently’ performance at Ganton at Sirius. Students had worked alongside a play-write for the Hull City of Culture to create a truly amazing performance, which identified and celebrated that we are all different and that there is no such thing as ‘normal’!

Well done to all involved and a HUGE, HUGE ‘THANK -YOU!’ from all of the Christopher Pickering ‘School Council’ and both Miss Stewart and Mrs Pearson!!!

Y3/4 Rainforest Extravaganza!

We all had a fantastic time at our fundraising event in 3/4 on Thursday after school!

The children have spent lots of time learning about deforestation and felt passionately about hosting a fundraising event so that we could donate money to charities and also adopt an orangutan! There were lots of stalls around our pod and an art gallery in the hall showcased some fantastic rainforest artwork created by the children. Lots of people attended the event and had fun buying cakes and buns (created using fairtrade ingredients!), having their face painted, buying tombola tickets, and throwing wet sponges at some of the teachers!

Thank you so much to everyone who came and donated money which helped us raise a grand total of £325!!! Wow!

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Key Stage 1 get ready for Art in The Park

As part of the Hull City of Culture programme of events, Christopher Pickering Primary School will be hosting an event with Ganton Special School and Bridgeview Whitehouse Sullivan Centre. The event will be held in Pickering Park showcasing the children’s art work and giving the children an opportunity to take part in some land Art.

Local Artist, Michele Davy has spent two days in school preparing art work for the event. Key Stage 1 have focused on Woodland Animals; drawing them and then creating them out of clay.

Don’t they look wonderful?

We hope to see you there on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th June!

Northern Ballet Workshop with Year 2

As part of Hull City of Culture, Northern Ballet visited Year 2 for the morning. The workshop focused on colour. The children had to paint the room their favourite colour through their dance moves. They then thought about how colours make you feel and moved around the room to express this!

We had a brilliant time!

Year 3/4 Land Art!

We had a special visitor in to work with some of the year 3/4 children this week. We had lots of natural resources to use and worked together to create land art. Our theme was ‘Jungle Book’ and it was really fun to create some of the characters from the book! We all had a fantastic time working as a team and using a wide range of resources.

Rights Cafe

The children in our School Council were once again privileged to visit Ganton Secondary to attend the ‘Rights Cafe’ which was hosted by the young people in Venus class. A wonderful time was had by all and we were even lucky enough to enjoy the glorious weather!
Thank you Venus class!!!

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Rainforest Artwork

Miss Stainton’s class have been working really hard on their drawing, cutting, and sticking skills recently! We have been inspired by our new topic ‘Rainforests’ and have drawn some fantastic artwork. We also studied the fascinating ‘Morpho butterfly’ and created our own models of them. We definitely have some excellent artists in year 3!


KS1 Deep, Dark Wood Wow Day

Our new topic is ‘What would you find in the deep, dark wood?’


To introduce the topic the children came to school dressed as a character you might find in a wood. Do you recognise which story these characters are from?

001The children explored traditional tales set in a wood. This involved learning the signifiers and acting out the story.

097 We then went on a nature hunt to see what we could find in a wood. The children collected natural materials to take back to their classrooms.


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After our collage we went for a picnic on our new enchanted wood. We had a wonderful time!



Rights and Responsibilities

Children from the Christopher Pickering School Council were privileged to attend Ganton Academy to work alongside the students in Venus class. Work was undertaken on the ‘UN Convention of the Rights of a Child’ whereby the children identified and discussed some of the articles held within the charter. We also undertook some role play activities where we collaborated and acted out significant articles for other groups of children to identify. The children then conducted a QR code hunt using I-pads to match the article numbers to relevant information given. A super morning was had by all, children and staff alike!!! Thank you Venus class!!!

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