Young Writers have been working with schools, parents and young writers across the world for over two decades. Thier aim is to promote poetry and creative writing. They run annual competitions, produce poetry and creative writing collections . All pupils from the Primary have been entered and have been accepted for their poems to be published into a book. Well done!
Speak Out Stay Safe
Speak out Stay safe is a session available to all primary schools in the UK. It aims to equip a generation of children with the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse and neglect. Children are taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or Childline.
This term trained NSPCC volunteers and staff delivered an assembly and workshop with the help of our Speak out Stay safe mascot, Buddy the speech bubble. Pupils were taught in a lively, memorable and child-friendly way.
It’s was effective way to support the school’s safeguarding duties and links directly to the curriculum. By the end of our visit, The children felt empowered – knowing how they could speak out and stay safe.
Halloween falls on October 31 because the ancient Gaelic festival of Samhain which is considered to be the earliest known root of Halloween. It marked a pivotal time of year when seasons changed, but (more importantly) observers also believed the boundary between this world and the next became especially thin at this time, enabling them to connect with the dead.
Pupils in primary enjoyed a fun filled day involving Ping Pong Pumpkins, Hoopla, Witches hats and bobbing apples. Pupils listened to scary stories, wrote scary poems and enjoyed scary food tasting!
Did you know:
- The history of Halloween goes all the way back to a pagan festival called Samhain.
- The word “Halloween” comes from”All Hallows’ Eve” and means “hallowed evening.”
Hundreds of years ago, people dressed up as saints and went door to door, which is the origin of Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating.
By a Y6 pupil
We went to Fire Central at Lymm. First we watched a video and was given lanyards then we went through a giant set. We first went through a version of TESCO’s. There were props some were fake and some were real.
On one set there had been a bike crash. The fire service asked us some questions about the bike crash. We had to work out what happened; was it the cyclist fault? The pedestrians fault? Or both?
A lady asked us what we know about the toucan crossing- we told her that it was a toucan crossing because the pedestrian and the bike could cross hence the name tou can crossing. She asked us if we knew our Green cross code.
Next we went through Grandmas, Sam and Olivia’s room. We got hoops and placed them onto spotting the objects that were dangerous, this was after watching the video. Sam’s bedroom was all burnt out because he has left his Xbox on and he had over filled the sockets. We were interested in whether he died luckily he never and got out.
My favorite bit of the trip was the house because it was so realistic it looked like a coronation street set. It felt real and this helped me to learn. I enjoyed placing the hoops on the objects. I would love to go again and I rate it ten out of ten.