STEM Challenge

The children in Year 3/4 recently embarked on a Phase STEM challenge to create a ‘Spaghetti Structure’ which was strong enough to stand unsupported! Spaghetti and marshmallows were the only materials the children could use to create their structures. Ideas and designs briefs were shared within groups before the children got on with the task. Children had to decide whether the power of triangles or squares was the best design feature to use in order to create a strong spaghetti structure. Great teamwork, skill and creativity was demonstrated and lots of fun was had by all!!!

ABP Container Competition

Last Friday saw Ellie, Kitana and AJ travel to ABP to see the unveiling of their art work on a brand new shipping container. They won the competition, in association with Hull Children’s University, after attending a Digital Art module at the KCOM learning zone. They took photographs in and around Hull Maritime Museum and learnt how to manipulate and edit their images using a variety of apps.  They were thrilled to see their finished piece represented on a brand new shipping container. The container has been fitted with a tracking device to enable the children to follow its journey around the world for a whole year!

 

KS1 Show their Hidden Talents

As a ‘Wow Day’ to launch our new topic, ‘What can you show the world?’ KS1 came to school showing their hidden talents. We had lots of different talents ranging from dancing to baseball!

In the morning we spent time learning new talents with Mr Seymour, Miss Farrah, Miss Stockton and Miss Stathers. 

Then in the afternoon we held our own show. It was brilliant fun!

‘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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