Friday, 8 June 2018

Fair Trade Day

On Friday 8th July we took part in a Fair Trade Day. We found out about what is meant by fairly traded products and what this means for the people who produce them. We also looked at the use of plastic packaging for these products and thought about how this could be reduced. During the afternoon, we used fairly traded products to bake cakes and cookies to sell after school at our fair.

Science Launch Day

On Tuesday 5th June, the children participated in a launch day for their new science related topics. Throughout school, the children were engaged in exciting activities designed to foster a spirit of enquiry and discovery within the classrooms. In Year 6, after researching the heart and lungs, the children set about creating giant models of both of these organs. They ensured that they applied their research when making these. Once they have dried out, the children will be painting them in the appropriate colours.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Trees and Plants Workshop - Year One

Year 1 visited Clumber Park as part of a workshop looking at plants and trees. The Learning Rangers took the children around the park where they identified different trees and plants and discussed their four basic parts. The children had a great time exploring in the forest and saw how this was an excellent habitat for many different types of animal. Year 1 are looking forward to the follow up activities back at school.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Sport Relief

On Friday 23rd March, the children participated in Sport Relief. Sports clothes were allowed to be worn by staff and pupils for a donation of 50p. Each class also ran a mile around the playground- it was a great test of fitness, endurance and resilience!

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Word Book Day

On World Book Day, the children and staff dressed up as characters from their favourite books despite the snowy weather! It was brilliant to see so many different costumes and it was interesting to find out about the favourite books of the children and teachers.

Spanish Visitor

Last week, Edna G. Olds welcomed a visitor from a school in Spain. Pilar, who is a teacher at a school in the north of Spain, came to see how we did things at Edna G. Olds. She thoroughly enjoyed her time in school and practising her English. The children also had the opportunity to practise their Spanish and learn some new words and phrases.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Art Theme Sharing

On Friday 9th February, all of the children at Edna G. Olds were mixed and sent to different classrooms to share their learning from this half-term. It was an extremely enjoyable and informative experience as we got to find out all about what the other classes have been learning and we also got the opportunity to look at the art work they have produced.

By Pupil Voice

Road Safety Quiz

On Tuesday 6th February, the Nottingham Road Safety Team came into school for the annual road safety quiz. The children had spent the previous weeks working through their road safety booklets in order to ensure they were fully prepared for the quiz! The questions were challenging with most linking to the highway code but the children gave it their all! We will find out later in the year if we are one of the top ten schools in the city. If so, we will be invited to compete in the final.

Waterstones Visit

As part of our commitment to reading at Edna G. Olds Academy, Year 6 visited Waterstones on Wednesday afternoon in order to find out about new book releases and to choose some new books for their classroom. The children enjoyed looking at the books on offer and spent some time at the end of the session giving mini presentations about the books they had selected. After the presentations were completed, the children voted for which books we would buy to bring back to school.

Performing Arts Day

Year 3 participated in a performing arts day at the Belgrave Rooms. Throughout the day, the children collaborated with children from other LEAD schools to practise acting, singing and dancing skills to stage a performance of 'The Wizard of Oz'.

Core Behaviours Launch Day

On Monday 8th January, the children at Edna G. Olds Academy participated in a launch day for the new core behaviours for this term (Altruism, Creativity, Courage and Personal Responsibility). Throughout the school the children took part in a variety of activities linked to these behaviours.
Linking to altruism, Year 3 organised a cake sale with profits being donated to the local charity Framework which supports homeless people in Nottingham and Leicester.