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Whole School Archive: 2015-2016

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Despite the prediction being that this could be the wettest June on record we managed to get two dry days to hold our sports day.  Mrs Davies and Mrs Webber, who were up at the crack of dawn watching weather forecasts and laying out the field, organised helpers with military precision to ensure the days ran smoothly.  The children had a brilliant time competing for their houses in a variety of events from a fun carousel of activities to the more competitive races.  It was lovely to see so many parents, friends and family coming along to support the children.

















A big thank you to all the families who made our Summer Fayre such a happy and  successful day.  The weather was kind, a little over cast, but the rain held off. 


The Queen 'hot footed it' from her London celebrations to cut the ribbon to open the event and the stalls were soon buzzing and the football competition was well supported.


Thank you Tina Lewis for getting the whole event organised and staff and volunteers who manned the stalls.













A  big thank you to the volunteer's from our local Co-operative shops.  They have spent time improving areas around our EYFS classrooms.  The sandpit has been refurbished, a sensory garden created, sheds painted and in the future there will be a new area for the children to play with their toy vehicles. 





What an amazing show of talent!!!  Congratulations to the children who took part in the performance, displaying talent and confidence in equal measures.  The Eisteddfod was held to celebrate the poetry, dance, art and musical abilities of the pupils.





We saw performances from our poetry reading winners, the children who have benefitted from the instrument peripatetic lessons, dancers, musicians  and past alumni.  




The aim was to raise money to improve the sound system and lighting on our school stage for future performances. This was achieved by the sale of children's art work, recital tickets, silent auction, raffle and refreshments.


Huge thanks to the parents and carers who supported the event and the staff who made the evening possible and the very generous auction and raffle donations.






To celebrate World Book Day the dressed as their favourite book character.  There were some really creative costumes and we would like to thank everyone who assisted the children with their costumes.  A winner was selected from each class and announced in assembly.









Parents and carers joined the children at the recent workshops which were related Maths in action.  Children enjoyed sharing their knowledge, applying their numeracy skills in a range of activities.










Parents and carers joined the children at the recent workshops which were related to SPAG and language in action.  Children enjoyed sharing their knowledge, applying their language skills in a range of activities.










Whole School Goes to See the Pantomime


OH YES THEY DID!!!!!!!!!



Once again the whole school (14 coaches) headed to Birmingham to watch the Panto.  This years Aladdin was thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Many thanks to Tina Lewis for organising a perfectly 'stage managed' trip and also to staff, parent helpers, police and Aston Coaches without whom this event would not be possible.

Inspirational Talk by Ben Heason


Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 were treated to an inspirational and motivational speech by Ben Heason.
Ben talked about his ground-breaking expedition to Venezuela, where he made the first free-climb ascent of the world’s highest waterfall - Angel Falls. His ascent had a remarkable impact on the world’s climbing community, and is regarded as one of the most impressive achievements in decades.
The pupils were amazed and fascinated and listened intently to Ben, there were lots of intakes of breath and ‘oohs’ from the pupils. They were shocked to hear that he had slept on the rock face. His talk fitted perfectly with the schools 7 R’s and showed the pupils that if they work very hard, plan, work as a team, think positively and are determined to succeed, just about any goal is attainable.
Ben commented on how good the pupils questions at the end of his talk were and how relevant. He was able to answer them all and the pupils were obviously enraptured as there was not a peep out of them when Ben was talking, apart from the ‘ooohs and arrrrrrghhs’!
Ben’s talk ended with this quote by Mahatma Gandhi

‘The future depends on what we do in the present’.

If you would like to find out any more information about Ben Heason please follow the link below to his website.



Children In Need Appeal

No school uniform just superhero costumes!! What a wonderful start to the week.  Pudsey Bear visited our School as Hereford & Worcester launched their Children in Need Appeal.  The neighbours must have wondered what was going on as the whole school greeted Pudsey on the playground and gave him their donations.

A huge ‘Thank You’ to the Year 4 Parents and Carers who made a fabulous selection of cakes to further boost the Children in Need donation. 














EYFS and KS1 children enjoyed an evening Halloween Party with DJ Chris and his foam machine!!!  There were lots of spooktacular costumes!!!







Children were invited to take part in Project Paddington. They were asked to send in bears who would be given to refuge children in various countries. This was an opportunity to show the refuge children that they are loved and that there are kind people in other areas of the world. The bears were sponsored by the children to cover travel costs and any extra money will be used for food and clothing. Each child wrote a label for the bear with a kind message which we are sure will be gratefully received.  We had an amazing response as you can see in the photograph. Further information can be found on UTube - Project Paddington.



Big Draw Competition at RGS



Four of our Year 6 pupils had a fabulous day taking  part in a 'Big Draw' activity and competition at RGS Worcester and were delighted to be judged the winners.


Here is an account of their day.....


We went to RGS for an art competition against 12 other schools. There were 3 separate workshops: Drawing, Painting and Ceramics. This was a great way to test our skills and see what each other could do. We designed a pot in drawing, with the theme ‘Every Pot Tells A Story’ and in painting we also designed a pot but in an ‘Abstract’ style. In ceramics we made sheep in which we followed instructions but could do it how we wanted. The Head teacher came round to judge our work and picked Northwick to win! We all had a great time.


A big 'Thank You' to all the grown ups who provided cakes.  The Great British Bake-Off continues to enthuse us and it is always an exciting time for the children as they choose a tasty treat at break time. You raised £160 towards school funds.



Thank You



An Old Boys Visit


The Thompson brothers returned to Northwick Manor present at our whole school assembly.  They told the children what they had been up to since leaving Northwick and the opportunities and activities you can become involved in when you get older.  It was lovely to see them again.