Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Poetry Week

This week the children at Edna G. Olds Academy participated in Poetry Week. In each class the children spent time looking at different types of poem and then had the opportunity to write and perform their own poems in front of their peers. It was a great opportunity for children to find out about different types of poetry and to improve their creative writing skills.

Christmas Dinner

On Wednesday 10th December, children and staff at Edna G. Olds Academy enjoyed a delicious Christmas meal. Roast turkey with all the trimmings was prepared by the kitchen staff and all of the children had fun pulling crackers and eating the meal.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Spanish Club

An exciting opportunity has arisen for pupils at Edna G. Olds Academy. A Spanish Club will be taking place on a Thursday lunchtime for children who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills. The club will be facilitated by a student who is studying Spanish at The University of Nottingham. This club will compliment the Language Club which has also been taking place this year.

Enterprise Week

This week is Enterprise Week. Children in school will be planning, designing, making and marketing their own products which will be on sale at the Christmas Fair on Friday 15th December. Which class will make the most profit?

Christmas Productions

On Tuesday 12th December, children in KS1 and KS2 performed their respective Christmas Productions. Both productions had the theme of Christmas around the world. In KS1, the children and staff had put a lot of effort into learning songs and practising their acting and the performance was well received by all who attended! For the first time, Year 6 took responsibility for writing and organising the KS2 production. The children researched the countries which would be visited in the performance and found out about their Christmas traditions before writing their own script. Some of the countries visited such as Namibia and Poland were chosen because there are pupils in Year 6 from these countries. In planning and preparing for the production the children had the opportunity to use many core behaviours, in particular: creativity, personal responsibility and inclusion. Feedback from parents after the production was extremely positive and the children in Year 6 are already looking forward to organising their end of year production!

Hour of Code

Last week the children across school thoroughly enjoyed the work they did as part of Hour of Code. In Year 6, we were thrilled to be able to create our own 'Google Doodles'. It was interesting looking at what programmers at Google do in order to create them for special occasions. What I particularly enjoyed was debugging the code if the doodle wasn't doing what I expected it to do; it really tested my problem solving skills! After talking to some children in Year 1, it was interesting to find out about the activity they did because it shows where the starting point for coding begins. I think children will definitely be trying more of the Hour of Code activities at home now!

By Pupil Voice

Sherwood Forest Trust Visit

On Monday 4th December  Andy and Sam from The Sherwood Forest Trust visited school to help us to plant a variety of tree species on the KS2 playground. It was a great opportunity to learn more about plants and how to ensure they have the correct growing conditions. We are hoping that as the trees grow they will attract a variety of wildlife to the area.

By Eco and Environment Council

Friday, 1 December 2017

Hour of Code

Next week, children across school will be participating in the ‘Hour of Code’ event.  The hour of code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. One hour tutorials have been put together in over thirty languages and so far, there have been 111.638 events organised for Hour of Code around the world.

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science.
If you would like to find out more and to try some of the tutorials at home, please visit: