To enhance the curriculum we often have Special Days and Events.
Parents meeting and making friends at one of our EAL parent – child sessions
Remembrance at Parkwall
Parkwall Primary Schools Race For Life raises £432.02
Children and parents from Parkwall Primary are taking part in an exciting science project called Bloodhound. The project intends to build a super car that will travel at an incredible 1000 mph. The project also hopes to encourage boys and girls to become interested in science and technology as a career for the future. The People from the Bloodhound project demonstrated how rockets work (see the photograph) and organised practical workshops for both pupils and parents, where children had to construct a streamlined vehicle. We then went outside to test our designs, using rocket power. Here’s a photo of the cars ready to blast off.
Thank you Parkwall
Parkwall Sports Relief
Parkwall school are delighted to announce that we raised £122 for sport relief last Friday. We had a great day which began with a whole school wake and shake in the hall. The children were great at following the moves and really enjoyed having an active start to the day. After lunch the whole school took part in a 1 mile walk/skip/run challenge. The children followed a set route around the school which they had to do 5 times to complete the mile! We were amazed at the children’s attitudes and the way they persevered despite feeling tired. We are all very proud of the effort they put in, it was great to see them being proud of themselves at the end. Some even asked to run it again! Well done everyone, a great sport relief day raising money for a very good cause.
To keep out that Winter chill, children at Parkwall have made the very sensible decision to build fires to keep themselves warm. Not only that, but children have been toasting their marshmallows and their very own home-made bread. How great can learning be? Spring starts to reveal itself with snowdrops, crocus and daffodils beginning to peep through the undergrowth, Forest schools will be looking to this most exciting of all seasons.
With the help of our dedicated sport coach Ash Wintle, Parkwall is really starting to get more involved with local sporting events. Just 2 weeks ago, Parkwall took a part in a Dodgeball competition at The Grange and won it! Also, on Friday 29th January, boys and girls from year 5 and 6 took part in a football competition again at The Grange School. Children were naturally very excited and keen to show off their skills on the hi-tech Astroturf surface. The team narrowly lost against Barrs Court, drew with St Barnabas and beat the eventual champions The Park. Everyone did their best, played very well and represented the school commendably. It was good to shake hands with opposition players after the game. Here are some photos of children from Park and Parkwall. We look forward to playing them again soon … maybe they can beat us this time?
Explore Learning Visit
Explore Learning from Sainsbury in Longwell Green visited to help the children navigate their way through choppy seas and find treasure! The children used all their knowledge of directions, movement and compass points and thankfully all reached dry land!