Weekly News Round Up

Nest

The little pirates have been very busy in the nest this week. We have been blowing boats across the water, making more pirate food for our hungry pirates, searching for treasure in hidden treasure boxes and had great fun making Pirate Pete jump up and down on our parachute in the hall.

This morning our little nest pirates went on a treasure hunt in the big school. We followed our treasure map and found the clues around school. We were very excited to find a treasure chest with real treasure at the end. Mrs Beston even joined us to help us find the clues.

Reception

Reception loved fruit tasting today, we tried lots of different fruits that grow in the jungle. Our favourite was the juicy pineapple. 🍍

Year 3

Lapwings have been making hues of different colours ready for our piece of art inspired by George Seurat.

Year 6

Falcons demonstrated their impressive balancing skills during PE when they worked as a team to become a pyramid.

Basketball Workshops

The whole school enjoyed an assembly taken by a special visitor Paul Sturgess.  Paul is the tallest basketball player in the World and the tallest man in Great Britain.  He has travelled the World playing for the Harlem Globetrotters and recently played acting roles in Fantastic Beasts – The Crimes of Grizwald, Dr Who, and Avatar and will soon be filming a series of Lord of the Rings in New Zealand.  The children has a fantastic day with Paul learning lots of basketball skills and tricks during workshops.  It’s not every day you get a fantastic opportunity like this!

Artsmark Gold Award

Fantastic news! Perry Wood has been awarded an Artsmark Gold Award.

 

The arts council wrote:

Your school has demonstrated a strong commitment to the Arts and an inspirational and effective mechanism for learning. This is most clearly evidenced through your plans to embed the Arts within and across the curriculum which as a feature of your most recent phase of development seems to have strongly utilised drama and role play as a mobiliser for children’s engagement with learning skills and knowledge.

 

You also report some exciting developments arising from the West Midlands Hub you are part of. You have worked collaboratively with local schools to provide Arts activities where pupils join with peers from local schools

 

Congratulations on your Artsmark Gold Award!

 

NSPCC

 

The children welcomed Annie from the NSPCC to an assembly this week.  Annie spoke with the children about how it feels if you are worried about something and the importance of talking to someone.  We look forward to welcoming her back for some workshops with our Year 5 and 6 pupils.