Friday, 17 November 2017

Children in Need

On Friday 17th November, the children took part in a variety of Children in Need fundraising events. Many of the children paid one pound to come to school wearing spotty clothes. At break time Pupil Voice Council also sold cakes, cookies and iced buns to raise money. Throughout the day, classes have been visiting the hall to try and fill a giant Pudsey with copper coins which they have brought into school. We're looking forward to finding out how much we have raised!

By Pupil Voice

Anti-Bullying Week

Across school, the children have been participating in an Anti-Bullying Week. Each class was given a specific topic to investigate linked to bullying:

Years 1/2 Verbal Bullying
Year 3 Physical Bullying
Year 4 Hidden/Covert Bullying
Year 5 Peer Pressure
Year 6 Cyber Bullying

 All of the children enjoyed finding out about the different types of bullying and understand the steps to take if they or someone they know are being bullied.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Pro-Kick Launch Assembly

On Monday 13th November, Mr Canoville from Canoville Coaching came into school to launch this year's Pro-Kick fundraising event. Children will spend the next few weeks seeking sponsorship to participate and later this half term, Mr Canoville will return to school and the child will compete to see who can kick the football at the fastest speed! Sponsorship money will be split equally between the Edna G. Olds Academy school fund and Canoville Coaching's charity of choice, MIND which supports people with mental health difficulties.
The children are really looking forward to collecting sponsorship money and participating in the Pro-Kick event!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Remembrance Day

Throughout the course of this week all of the children across school have been making poppy wreaths and thinking about why we use the poppy as a symbol of remembrance. Each class came up with a creative way to make their poppies. During assembly on Friday morning, each class shared their wreaths and their wishes for the world. Some of the wishes were:

-We wish the countries in the world would not cause any harm to each other (Year 6)
- We wish everyone in the world were friends (Year 1)
- We wish that fighting would stop (Year 4)
- We wish there was no more war (Year 3)
- Our wish is that people talk in order to solve problems (Year 5)

A minutes silence was held at the end of assembly where the children thought about the sacrifices people have made in war which allow us to enjoy the freedoms we have today. We also discussed how many of these freedoms are part of our British Values.

L.E.A.D Sports Competition

On Thursday 9th November, some children from years 5 & 6 were chosen to go to Harvey Hadden Sports Village for a sports competition. After a quick warm up, the races began. There were seven different schools from L.E.A.D attending and it was nice to see people from the other schools. We took part in a variety of events such as: an obstacle relay, a hurdles relay, a six-lap relay, javelin and triple jump. At the end of the event, we found out that we had come 4th out of all of the schools.

By U.F

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Severn Trent Water Assembly

On Wednesday 8th November, the children were lucky enough to have a visitor from Severn Trent Water come to visit. He spoke to them about how to save water and how to look after our drains. The children and staff were surprised to discover how much water gets wasted and were encouraged to use a timer when having a shower to avoid using unnecessary amounts of water. It was an informative assembly and all of the children left with lots of ideas about how to save water.

Topic Launch Day

On Monday, the children at Edna G. Olds Academy enjoyed a day dedicated to the launch of their new topics. A wide variety of activities took place around school and the children were given the opportunity to follow their own lines of enquiry. In year 6 we went outside to investigate the local area and think about what sort of animals would be suited to live in the habitat around school. Some of us then went onto to design our own animals with adaptations suited for this habitat while others decided to research habitats further and find out about different types. 
In year 5, they looked at how heat affects the state of different materials. The children chose which materials to investigate and enjoyed placing them onto the controlled fire to see what happened!
In year 1, the children enjoyed using their senses to investigate what was hidden inside some mystery boxes. They had to use smell, touch and hearing to try and work out what was hiding inside. 
It was a very enjoyable day and everybody in school is looking forward to finding out more this half term!

By Pupil Voice