Yesterday,the whole school had a penalty shoot out outside of the dining room. The penalty shootout was lead by Bradford City F.C and we managed to raise lots of money for charity and school.People who tried to raise money got to take four penalty’s against the chicken Billy Bantam from Bradford city and people who didn’t raise any money still got a chance to take a penalty at the end of the shootout. At the end of the shoot out of course no-one wanted to be left out so the teachers had a shot at Billy Bantam too! if you are wondering if you raise at least £3 you will get a medal and if you raise £20 or over you will get your a self a Bradford city football and maybe a medal! But the best… if you raise the most money out of the whole shootout you will get a unique Bradford City F.C football signed by Bradford city footballers!thnk you for putting in the effort to raise money and we are very grateful for your conturbiton to our fund today. The charity’s and our school are very delighted with all the money raised today and soon we may edit this post to tell you the grand total of money raised yesterday! We are all looking forward till we get our prizes.
The children in Key Stage One are really enjoying their trips to the Sculpture Park this week. They have spent time looking at the Henry Moore pieces as well as some of the more modern sculptures hidden around the beautiful park. During the day they have enjoyed doing their own sketches and taking photographs. As we walked around the site, the children collected pieces of natural resources to construct their own amazing sculptures.
Back at school, some of children who went on Tuesday have already begun to recreate their designs using clay.
I think all the staff and children will agree that this has been a wonderful trip which has built upon the work they have already been doing about Henry Moore and the skills involved in sculpting with a range of materials.
After researching about the artist Henry Moore, Beech did some observational drawings of one of his sculptures.
Before they began their drawings we discussed what we thought the sculpture was of and what his inspiration might have been. Many children thought Moore’s inspiration came from the human body as the sculpture reminded them of a head and shoulders and a hip joint. The children were all very surprised to discover the title of the sculpture was ‘Sheep Piece’!
All of the children were given their own ‘Observational Art Book’ and a special drawing pencil to use for their drawing. They learnt how to sketch correctly by pressing lightly and how to ‘stroke’ the paper with their pencil to create the curves of the sculpture. We played classical music to help us relax and concentrate on our artwork.
Miss Shaw was very impressed with the all sketches created and how well the children paid attention to the shape of the sculpture.
Sycamore class were very interested in our visit to the mosque today. Our guide, Nadeem Khan, was very interesting and showed us many areas of the mosque. We visited two very large prayer rooms; Year 2 were amazed at their size. We also visited the room where Muslims complete Wudu before entering the mosque to pray. We were very lucky whilst inside the mosque because the call to prayer started so we were able to listen to this together.
Whilst visiting, we thought carefully about how Muslims create a sense of belonging. We learnt how Muslims always face the same way to prayer so even if a Muslim was praying alone, they would know that many other Muslims around the world would also be facing the same way!
Sycamore class were very well behaved throughout their visit; a true credit to St John’s!
In Key Stage 1 we had some eggs but they left early yesterday morning.
When the eggs started to hatch we saw a little peach beak and yellow soft wings. When they started to hatch we started to guess what animal was in the eggs. I thought it was an ostrich egg but some children thought they were goose eggs. As they grew we saw they had webbed feet and were ducklings! When they got bigger we made them a pen out of the building-blocks in the shared area. When we got a closer look they got frightened and they kept hiding under a little shelter. When the chicks were 5 days old we got to pick them up. They felt really soft and cuddly. It felt brilliant! We all felt really sad when they left yesterday morning because we enjoyed seeing them every morning and hearing them cheap.