The Meadows Blog
20th June 2017
Year 6 have been practicing really hard for their production of Grease, they have all learned their lines, their dances and the songs. Almost all of the props are complete and they are all looking really forward to performing for the parents next week.
15th May 2017
Today on our way into school we all saw that an act of vandalism had been committed during the weekend, paint had been thrown over the KS1 playground and the Nursery playground. This is not the only act of vandalism in recent weeks the new playing field fence also had a panel broken. The police have been informed about this incidents and are looking into them.
4th May 2017
FIDGET SPINNERS!! The latest craze has already been banned from a lot of schools around the UK. Many pupils are however questioning why they are banned. Whilst they were originally invented to help relieve stress and anger they are becoming more and more distracting in lessons leading to the ban. Is there something that can be done? or should the ban stay?
5th April 2017
Today Year One have been practicing their dance! They were dancing to Disney theme songs, such as The Little Mermaid, The Jungle Book and Frozen. They were all really good dancers and listened to their teacher.
23rd March 2017
Reception have been learning about phonics and practicing their handwriting today, as well as making flowers out of paper for Mother's Day. Reception are really looking forward to red nose day tomorrow and all the fun activities!
14th March 2017
Today Nursery have been learning about the Gingerbread Man! They have been reading the story of the Gingerbread man, as well as pretending to bake Gingerbread Men made of Play-Doh! They have really enjoyed it!
7th March 2017
Year Five have been learning about different beliefs today, as their topic is to to learn about about different cultures. We asked a few children what they thought about belief, one said that "there is no problem believing in God and nobody is going to stop you". They have also learnt about why people do and don't believe, all the children were very sensible.
1st March 2017
Today Reception have been learning about an author called Sue Hendra who wrote the books 'Gordons Great Escape' and 'Wanda and the Alien'. They have also been making aliens! All the children were really well behaved and were eager to learn.
16th February 2017
Year Six have been doing tests this week and today they have had a computing day, which they thoroughly enjoyed. They completed three maths papers as well as grammar, spelling and reading tests.
7th February 2017
Today Year Four have been learning about dragons and the Chinese Blossom Tree in forest schools, they have also done some finger painting of blossom which they really enjoyed. Year Four have also been making a dragon using sticks.
1st February 2017
Year Six when to Hanley fire station today, they had lots of fun learning all about fire and the dangers of life. We visited several workshops, there was one that was run by Changes who listen to children who are having problems with something difficult.
24th January 2017
Today Year One have been doing gymnastics, they were all fantastic at it and were marvelous performers. I also got to join in.
They were doing different jumps and shapes, such as the straight shape, the straddle shape, the tuck shape and the pike shape.
18th January 2017
Year Three have been learning about plants in science today. They were trying to see what would happen to the plants if they were put in a cupboard, in the fridge and if they had no water. Year Three were all well behaved and love to learn.
13th December 2016
Today Year Five have had a science day, which they thoroughly enjoyed. They have learnt about friction and pressure using a tricycle and different materials such as wood, paper, card and polystyrene. They all enjoyed their science day and were eager to learn.
30th November 2016
Year One have been practicing the Christmas concert today, they have practiced lots of songs such as a gift called love, the brightest star, ba ba bananas, simply having a wonderful Christmas time and don't forget the donkey. They were all really good singers and were enjoying singing the carols.
1st November 2016
Today has been a very busy day at the Meadows as we have had a film crew in from Reels in Motion. Nursery have been learning about a famous artist called Jackson Pollock and recreated some of his work themselves.