Today our house captains attended an educational event organised by the charity Show Racism the Red card. The charity promotes the tacking of racism in society by engaging children with high profile sports like football.

This event was provided by Tigers Trust and supported by Hull City. Throughout the day, our Captains attended a number of workshops learning about racism and hate crimes. They also had a tour of the stadium and met City legend Dean Windass.

This was an excellent event and we hope that our House Captains can promote what they have learnt with the children of out school.

Charlie won himself some goodies for his hard work! 

Our captains meeting Deans after their press conference

Enjoying a tour of the stadium

 

Tigers Trust Seven a side Girl’s Football

This evening our girls football season got underway with the Tigers Trust girl’s seven a side competition.

This was the first time these girls had ever played with each other and they were excited to get on the pitch and give it a go! As this was the first outing for the team, our target was to improve a little each game.

Their first game was a narrow defeat to Neasden after a late towards the end of the game. Not a great start, but the girls remained positive and had several shots on target throughout the game.

Going into the second game against Spring Cottage A, the girl’s target was to score a goal, regardless of the finishing result. This second game saw some huge improvements and the girl’s not only got their goal but won the game 1-0 (thanks to some excellent defensive work from captain Emily L).

Going into the third game (Woodlands), the girls were really growing in confidence and played amazingly well. As well as organising in defence, Emily L attacked well, running the ball out of her own half a number of times and setting up Talitha D for several goals. The game eventually finished 5-0 to Christopher Pickering with Talitha scoring all 5 goals.

Going into their final game again Spring Cottage B, our girls were working brilliantly together and enjoying their football. The game finished 2-0 with a super goal coming from debutant Melody T. There was also some excellent midfield play from Leyla H. A special mention to keeper Tamzin who managed to concede only 1 goal all night!

These girls had a fantastic time and eventually finished second! Well done to all of the girls who attended and congratulations to Neasden for your well deserved win!

Thanks to Tigers Trust for organising and a huge well done girls!

Front: (L-R) C.L-S, Paris W.

Back: (L-R) Talitha D, Melody T, Emily L (c), Tamzin L, Leyla H.

Happy to receive their medals!

Woodland Project Part 1: Pre-planting

This morning saw the start of a new and exciting project to that children will work on over the next few years and hopefully decades: planting a forrest on our school field.

Working with the Woodland Trust and EYMS, we hope to plant a forest of 420 trees on our school field to create a forest school and, in the long term, alleviate flooding on the school field.

This project is a huge undertaking and something that will take years to accomplish. However, things got started today when Andy and Sarah came in to deliver some pre-planting sessions with our Y6 children. The children undertook some geography field work recording the different species of trees on the school grounds, their size and approximate age. They also learnt about seed dispersal and seasonal changes.

Andy delivering an outdoor session

Identifying tree species by their leaf types

Looking through our legs to measure the trees

Calculating the approximate age (Number of handspans X handspan (cm) divided by 2.5) 

Miniature Moonscapes

This afternoon Y56 have been creating miniature moonscapes as part of their space topic. After studying photographs and videos of the moons surface, children used clay to create their textured surfaces in a Petri dish. Whilst the clay dried of a little, children carefully made miniature American flags which where added once the children had carefully painted their moons.

The overall effect is brilliant, resulting in some excellent art work.

Alex with his miniature flag.

 

Rugby League Grand Finals

Tonight our boys rugby team attended the Hull Active Schools tag rugby Grand Final. Five other team across the city were there to battle it out in a series of tough games. The competitions started well for the boys with a win over St. Richards. However, a defeat to Spring Cottage saw the boys places in a 3rd/4th play off game with Eastfield which the boys unfortunately lost.

This was still a fantastic effort from our children who can count themselves amongst the top five teams in the City! Well done to the overall winners, Ing Primary, who beat Spring Cottage in a thrilling final.

Full results to follow (and Go Pro Footage!)

(L-R): Archie P, Louis C, Rhys CW, William G, Alex A, Alfie P, Jack F & Djay P.

Fencing Taster Day!

To continue widening our children’s experience of sport, today Y45&6 had a good at fencing with a coach from FITfence.

The day started with an assembly to introduce the sport, some rules and equipment. Then, throughout the day, all six classes had a full session getting to grips with this exciting and incredibly fun sport!

 

Peter Thorpe inspired art

To blast off their topic about space, Y56 have been creating paintings inspired by artist Peter Thorpe.

Using bright, solid colours and bold cartoon lines, the children overlaid a space craft over a semi-abstract background.

Well done children!

Y6 take part in BBC active maths lesson

This afternoon, Y6 took part in a first of a series of live lessons streamed nationwide by BBC Super Movers. The lessons are designed to get children across the country moving more within lessons and learn in an exciting active way.

This afternoon’s lesson was broadcasted from Manchester City Football Club’s training ground with parts being demonstrated and taught by the players themselves. The theme of the lesson was maths and children learnt about different aspects of shape, space and measure.

This was a great activity and the children found it very engaging!

Children Blast into new topic with parents!

This week Y56 have embarked on their new topic: “Is there life on Mars?”

Our pupils will become experts on space and our solar system and consider the possibility of life on other planets – especially Mars.

This week we welcomed our parents in to meet the Y56 staff and get our topic underway with some trying their hand at building moon buggies with the children!

Year 6 Dance Performance

Year 6 have been working very hard this half term in PE on a dance performance. This has been created and choreographed by Miss Stainton and all of Y6 have worked incredibly hard on this!