The Primary students and staff all had a great time on our Residential Trip to the Pioneer Centrer in Cleobury Mortimer. We all had the opportunity to go Bowling, Rock Climbing, Abseiling, jump about on an inflatable obstacle course during Big Bounce and have a dance in our party outfits at the Disco. We also had a lovely time at the Safari Park. We had a Discovery Session where we were able to look more closely and touch a Chinchilla, a Bearded Dragon and a giant Cockroach called Colin! We had lots of yummy food whilst being there and was able to chill in our lodge in the evenings before bed time, playing on the Wii and watching Toy Story 3. On the way home, we went for a long walk around Wyre Forest before having our packed lunch and heading back to school to see all of our friends. We all had a brilliant, fun filled few days away and made lots of new friends too.
To celebrate St George’s Day each class spent the day learning about the St George’s story and at the end of the day came together to share what they had learnt about St George & the Dragon. With classes designing shields with St Georges Cross too recreating how St George defeated the dragon
On Wednesday 20th April 2016, 3.1 attended the “Science of Sound” presentation at Symphony Hall.
The acoustics of Symphony Hall are believed by many to be the best in the world, so what better place to explore the Science of Sound?
There is a fantastic team of musicians and technicians at Symphony Hall, and Ruth Perkins – a science communicator from the social enterprise Science Made Simple – together transformed Symphony Hall into an interactive sound laboratory. Through fun and interactive demonstrations and practical examples, we explored how sound is made, travels and how we hear.
The show also features our BAFTA nominated organ animation, The Mechanical Musical Marvel and we learnt that the Organ has 6000 pipes and the largest of these pipes is as big as a bus and was transported to Symphony Hall by boat, along the canal.
We learnt a lot of subject specific vocabulary: Acoustics; Pitch; Frequency; Hertz; Vibration, Echo; Reverberation; Amplitude; Sound Wave; Longitudinal; Transverse.
Ruth describes “the science we are exploring isn’t just fascinating. By listening, feeling, experimenting and enjoying sound with us, you can use it to make your own music.”
3.1 had a wonderful morning – they learnt a lot about Science and Music whilst having a lot of fun.
On Wednesday 13th June the Happy Puzzle Company came into school to run a Maths workshop for our pupils. The children took part in a one hour session which involved problem solving and logical thinking. The puzzles incorporated fine motor skills and most importantly perseverance. Some of the puzzles were a huge challenge for pupils but they were taught to continue trying even when the going gets tough and to work as a team to support each other. the puzzles included balancing penguins on an iceberg, complex jigsaw puzzles, hexagon shape puzzle and wooden block to create a picture. All the children had a great day and said how much they enjoyed the sessions.
Councillor Brigid Jones, the Cabinet Member for Children and Families, visited Wilson Stuart School last Wednesday. She enjoyed a tour of school and also spoke to students and parents. Brigid described Wilson Stuart as a “lovey lovely school”. We would all agree!