Everyone at Northwick Manor Primary was encouraged to raise awareness and seek sponsorship for the Sports Relief charity. Our challenge was to walk collectively the equivalent miles from Worcester to New York.
The weather was very kind to us and during the course of a week everyone, went out daily, and walked around the playgrounds and fields.
It was a great atmosphere and such fun and we are still counting the money!!! We will post the amount asap but your support was incredible. Thank you many people will benefit and the money will now be put to work, helping people live happier, healthier, safer lives.
Please visit to Sports Relief website for more information on their good works
WORLD FISH MIGRATION DAY
Today we were treated to an assembly given by members of the Severn Rivers Trust. When the children were asked what would we find in the River Severn they answered "Nimo", "crocodiles" and "octopus"..... so please be careful when approaching the banks!!!!!!! The children went on to learn about the life cycle of the salmon from alevin, fry, parr, smolt to adult salmon and the journey they and many other migratory fish take to reach their spawning grounds. The shad who used to swim in great numbers in the Severn River are now in steep decline as they, unlike the salmon, are unable to negotiate the many weirs between the estuary and their spawning grounds.
A major project is being undertaken by the Severn Rivers Trust to install fish passes to enable them to travel freely back up the river.
As part of an awareness initiative the children have learnt and recorded some 'fishy facts' and a fish wish. Working in collaboration with Worcester University arts team various workshops will be delivered in school creating dances, models and art work. This will culminate in children and parents being invited to the World Fish Migration Day event in Worcester on Saturday 21st April.
To learn more about the work of Severn Rivers Trust follow the link below.
To learn more about Fish Migration Day which will be celebrated in Worcester on April 21st
follow the link below
WORLD BOOK DAY
World Book Day is a celebration! It's a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it's a celebration of reading. In fact, it's the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
Here is a snap shot of some of the amazing costumes.
Thank you to everyone who helped with the wonderful creations.
READING WORK SHOPS
Friends and family joined the children this week to share in a variety of reading activities.
Trip to the Pantomime
The whole school enjoyed a trip to Birmingham Hippodrome to watch the Pantomime.
Sports Coaching in School
During the Autumn term, Year 2 received weekly tennis coaching from Worcester Lawn Tennis association. Year 3 also enjoyed the cricket coaching provided by Worcester Cricket Club.
Inclusive Sports Festival
A group of children were invited to the University Sports Arena to take part in an inclusive sports event. The event provided the opportunity for the children to try sports such as Wheelchair Basketball, Tri -Golf, Blind Football, Goalball, Boccia, New Age Curling, seated Volleyball and Table cricket.
Years 5 and 6 took part in a cross country festival at Bishop Perowne in November. The course was tough but the children ran fantastically well.
Yr 6 Athletics Festival
A group of 30 Year 6 children took part in an indoor athletics festival at Bishop Perowne in November. They performed well and came 2nd!
Yr2 Gymnastics Festival
Miss Romano took a group of 30 Yr 2 children to Worcester City Gym to take part in a gym festival organised by Bishop Perowne.
Top Up Swimming
During December a group of Year 6 children went along to Droitwich Swimming pool to take part in some additional swimming lessons taught by Mrs King. It is our aim to ensure that all children leaving the school are able to swim at least 25 metres.
Four children from Year 6 took part in a quiz organised by the King’s school. It was a fantastic event and after making it through round one they progressed to the final and finished with a splendid second place. Well done everyone we were very impressed with your knowledge and the mature way you represented our school.
KSI Maths Workshops
Parents and Carers were invited into school to join their children for a maths lesson. Not sure who was most nervous the teachers or parents!!!
Odd Socks day Wednesday 15th November.
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Great excitement today during assembly, we were joined by a giant poppy who came along to hear all about the history of Remembrance Day and why it is important that we remember those who have died during the two Great World Wars and more recent conflicts. The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem In Flanders Fields" written by the Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae.
Children in Need
Pudsey visited us on Monday to say thank you and collect the funds raised for Children in Need. The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite super hero which ranged from Superman to 'my Mum'. Thank you everyone for your support. We will be dressing up with the theme of 'spots' on Friday 17th November.
RGS Art and Drama Day
Two small groups of children had a great time at the art and drama day hosted by Royal Grammar School Worcester
Unfortunately due to the down pour we were not able to hold our celebrations in St Stephen's church this year. However, Reverend Todd joined the children at school, saying that a church was wherever people came together to give thanks. The children sang the songs that they had been practicing over the last few weeks and donated their food gifts which were taken to the local food bank
Empty class room day
Outdoor Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On Thursday 12 October 2017, thousands of schools around the world will take lessons outside and prioritise playtime.
Why? Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.
We joined the many enjoying a variety of activities throughout a wonderful sunny autumnal day.