‘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!!!

Right Angle Investigation

Miss Barnett’s Maths class had fun investigating right angles in both the indoor and outdoor learning environments. We created our our own ‘angle-eaters’ to help us find and record where right angles could be found.

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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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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Significant Saints

In R.E, Year 4 have been using the I-pads and QR codes to research the four Patron Saints of the United Kingdom. We have identified and compared similar traits and qualities between these significant men (Each were Christians; selfless; brave; kind; loyal etc), as well as the heroic and brave acts they were recognised for.

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Key Stage 1 Polar Explorer Exhibition

This term Key Stage 1 have been investigating the question; What is a Polar Explorer? First we investigated where Antarctica is and what it is like there. We looked at what Polar Explorers might do and what they might find in Antarctica.

Once we understood about what Antarctica is like today, we looked at what Antarctica was like in the past. We also learnt about Hull’s Antarctic heroes; WIlliam Colbeck and Alfred Cheetham.

To showcase our work we decided to put on our own exhibition. Our exhibition including a  series of collections.

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Our first collection was named ‘Antarctica’ and featured art work, poems and postcards from all of Key Stage 1.

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 Collection 2 focussed on Captain Scott and was created by Miss Stockton’s class.

Collection 3  was created by Year 1 and included a series of letters and sketches of William Colbeck.

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Collection 4  was created by Miss Stathers’ class and featured a range of fact files, diary entries and sketches of Alfred Cheetham.

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The children in Key Stage 1 were the official tour guides for our exhibition. They taught the rest of the school all about Antarctica and the different explorers from the past.

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After school we opened our exhibition to the parents. They had a wonderful time celebrating the work we had done this term!

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Shrove Tuesday and Lent

The children in Year 3 have been learning about the Christian concepts of ‘Shrove Tuesday’ and ‘Lent’. We discussed the tradition of using up foods (eg eggs, butter and milk), which were usually given up during the fasting period of Lent. We also learned how Shrove Tuesday is celebrated around the world:

Sweden – Shrove Tuesday is called ‘Fettsdagen’ which translates to Fat Tuesday and small pastries are eaten called ‘Semla’ instead of pancakes!

France – Shrove Tuesday is called ‘Mardi Gras’ which translates to Fat Tuesday and pancakes called ‘crepes’ are eaten!

Portugal – Shrove Tuesday is called ‘Carnaval’ but instead of pancakes small doughnuts are eaten called ‘Malasadas’.

Iceleand – Shrove Tuesday is called ‘Sprengidagur’ which translates to ‘Bursting Day’. However, pancakes are not eaten but instead a dish of salted meats and peas is served!

After completing our work we had our own mini celebration with delicious pancakes – YUM!

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Every Friday children from Y 5/6 are invited to Friday Lunch Club. The children create, cook then eat their own healthy pitta pizza. The children are also encouraged to try something a little different with their meal, something they may not have eaten before. It has become a very popular event and the children appear to love the experience.

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