Class 1 have been learning all about the Story of the Nativity. We have put together a short video of it for you. The children did brilliantly reading the story and acting it out. This video was also shown at the Christingle service attended by the whole school at St Peter's Church in Radford. Merry Christmas from Class 1!
Class 4 have become Viking experts this half-term and we visited Jorvik on Friday 5th December to learn even more about this fascinating topic.
In the morning, we visited the Jorvik museum and travelled through a Viking town. We learned about the houses they lived in, the food they ate, the jobs they had and even where they went to the toilet! We investigated Viking artefacts and some children tried to blow a sound using a Viking musical instrument - they made it look very easy.
In the afternoon, we visitied Dig and were archaeologists for an hour. It was very exciting to explore artefacts from York in the Roman, Middle Ages and Victorian times as well as from Viking times. The children were very curious to find out what was underneath the soil! We definitely have some budding historians and archaeologists in our midst in Class 4.
On Wednesday 3rd December, as part of the Governor Monitoring and Evaluation activities, I joined Mr Betts, Deputy Head, in observing a year 6 lesson. It was a pleasure to see such well behaved pupils who settled down quickly to learning after returning from break. They were task focussed throughout the lesson often working collaboratively with fellow pupils to share ideas and support each other in learning. Pupils were using their "steps to success" challenges effectively to maximise their learning.
Other Governors have also taken part in lesson observations during the Monitoring and Evaluation fortnight enabling us to see for ourselves how well pupils learn and progress.