Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Christmas Production

On Friday 14th December, KS2 put on their performance 'The True Meaning of Christmas'. Inspired by the recent work on consumerism, the children in year 6 decided that they wanted this year's production to have a message linked to this issue. The children had worked extremely hard in the run up to the production learning lines and songs and honing their acting skills. We hope that you enjoyed watching the production as much as the staff and children enjoyed preparing it. 

Monday, 10 December 2018

Enterprise Week

Enterprise Week has commenced! Across school, the children will be spending the next week researching, designing and making products to sell at the Christmas Fair. Which class will make the most profit?!

Canning Circus Lights

On Tuesday 27th November, a group of children from KS2 attended the switching on of the Canning Circus Christmas lights. As part of the ceremony, the children sang 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer', met Santa and enjoyed chocolates and mince pies. It was a lovely evening and a great opportunity for the children to showcase their talents to the local community.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Children in Need

We had a fantastic day raising money for Children in Need on Friday 16th November. Ready for the cake sale after school, the children spent the morning baking everything from cakes to cookies. Once the baking was complete, each class spent the remainder of the day finding out more about Children in Need. Year 5 and 6 set up a newsroom in the hall and produced a short booklet packed full of information on Children in Need to hand out at the cake sale. The children came to school dressed in spotty clothes and filled a giant Pudsey with coins! We're looking forward to finding out how much we raised for such a good cause.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Remembrance Day

On Friday 9th November, the children and staff marked Remembrance Day. This year it was particularly significant since it had been one-hundred years since the end of World War One. Each class found out about the war and the sacrifices people from across the globe made for our freedom and liberty. As part of the commemorations, a wreath of poppies was made by each year group. These were displayed during assembly and wishes for peace in the future were shared with the school community.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

World Food Week

This week, the kitchen have been preparing some delicious lunches with a global influence. Pupil Voice met with the kitchen staff to plan the menu and so far, the children have thoroughly enjoyed trying new foods from around the world. Please find the menu for this week below:

Monday- Italian

Beef bolognaise or arrabiata penne pasta, green salad, peas
Strawberry ice-cream roll

Tuesday- Caribbean

Jerk chicken or Caribbean sweet potato curry, rice and peas, broccoli
Banana bread and butter pudding and cream

Wednesday- Harvest Festival

Cottage pie or macaroni cheese, sweetcorn, caluiflower
Apple and pear crumble with custard

Thursday- Chinese

Chicken chow mein, vegetable stir fried rice, green beand
Pineapple upside down cake

Friday- English

Bangers and mash, peas and gravy
Choc ice

Stratford - upon - Avon visit

On Wednesday 3rd October, Year 6 went to Stratford to learn more about the Tudors. We started off the exciting adventure by going to a place called Tudor World. We were warmly welcomed by Tudor Kinglsey and Tudor Janet who showed us to our different workshops. One group looked around an interesting museum where we were told about archery, the plague and Tudor ships. After we joined back together, Tudor Kinglsey told us about crime and punishment. In the afternoon, 'William Shakespeare' gave us a tour of his home town!

By Pupil Voice

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Spanish Day

On 25th September children across the school enjoyed a Spanish themed day. After an assembly on Hispanic culture, the children returned to their classes to learn about the food, traditions and festivals of Spanish speaking countries. In year 6, the children enjoyed making pan de Catalu┼ła, Spanish bread rubbed with garlic, tomato and olive oil. Year 5 made tortilla while Year 2 put their culinary skills to the test by making gaspacho. At the end of the day, parents were invited to come into school so that the children could share their learning.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Year 5 York Visit

On Tuesday 11th September, Year 5 visited York as part of their topic on the Vikings. The children went to Jorvik Viking Centre where they participated in a range of activities linked to their topic. They were interested to find out about the way Vikings lived, the food they ate and the clothes they wore.

Year 4 Egyptian Day

On Friday 7th September, Year 4 discovered the mysteries of an Ancient Egyptian burial ceremony. We recreated the scenes and aromas of Ancient Egypt, investigated and handled artefacts used in mummification and discovered the clothing and makeup of an Egyptian Princess.

Tudor Topic Launch

On Tuesday 4th, Year 6 enjoyed finding out more about the Tudors during their topic launch day. The day began with the children learning about and playing popular Tudor games such as chess. Later on, the children practised their Tudor dancing in the hall and successfully managed to learn the steps to the pavanne. In the afternoon, the children enjoyed a Tudor banquet while finding out about popular foods and cooking methods during the Tudor period.

Core Behaviours Launch

On Monday 3rd September, the first day back at school, everybody at Edna G. Olds Academy participated in a Core Behaviours Day. Linking to the core behaviours which are being developed in school, the children in each class participated in a variety of activities aimed at improving the skills of resilience, motivation, tolerance and respect. We really enjoyed the activities and we could see which behaviours we had to use to complete each challenge!

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.