We are pleased to announce our up coming Open Day to be held on the 1 May 2014. Please take a look at the flyer and if you are interested in attending, register on this page.
We are planning to increase the number of pupils we provide provision for from September 2014. It is important we make this planned change known.
On the 30th January, pupils had the opportunity to take part in a Chinese dance workshop. Chinese New year was celebrated with fan and ribbon dancing. A Chinese dance artist modelled dancing techniques using the fans and ribbons; all the pupils had the opportunity to use these items in the workshop. The workshop ended with a mesmerising and tranquil performance by the artist.
0n the 23rd Feb 3.3 had a joint maths lesson with pupils from Queensbury school on a Chinese new year theme. They had 4 rotating activities which covered work on all 4 areas of maths; each activity ended with a timer and self assessment: activity 1 incorporated work on sequencing the year of the animal, activity 2 was inserting data about animals from a tally chart into a pictogram, activity 3 looked at coordinates and carrying out instructions on a grid, activity 4 was creating symmetrical animals and finally the lesson ended with a quiz on all 4 areas. 3.3 had the opportunity to work with and get to know pupils from another school.
On Thursday 9th January Monkeys and Giraffes visited the theatre in Wolverhampton to watch ‘Sleeping Beauty’ pantomime. The performance was brilliant, lots of laughing and fun involved and the children had a great time. This inspired us to perform our own version of Sleeping Beauty for our Literacy topic on fairy tales. The children practised their lines and actions and found costumes for their characters too. We split into two groups to do the performance. Have a look……
Now that your child is a proud owner of a Blue Peter badge you may be wondering what you need to do next. Did you know that these badges offer fantastic opportunities to explore top attractions across the UK?
Blue Peter badge wearers can gain FREE entry (when accompanied by a full paying adult) to a huge list of attractions such as; museums, theme parks and zoo’s.
You can find the list on the official Blue Peter website or follow the link here.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: to access these wonderful opportunities all badge owners MUST register online for a badge card which has to be shown along with the badge at these places for identification. Its very quick and easy to do, just follow the instructions on the link here.
Enjoy your badges everyone!
Since September 2013 one of our 19-25 students Tony, has been on work experience with the Park Rangers in Sutton Park. Tony has been involved in restoring fencing, keeping the pools clean and free of debris so that the wildlife is safe from harm, cutting down diseased trees and planting new ones and most excitingly of all, making sure that the wild ponies, of which there are thirty, are all healthy and safe. Whilst there, Tony has been expecting the delivery of four new Exmoor foals, but although the date of delivery was imminent the Rangers could not give a definite date when they would arrive.
On Thursday 24th January a telephone call was received at The Hive “The ponies are on the way!” And they asked could Tony come to the park to see their arrival. So after a flurry of organisation all the live 2 students piled onto the Mini bus and drove to Sutton Park. We met a team of Rangers and then with Aasmah and Kenetia strapped in a jeep we drove to the area where the ponies were to be delivered.
It was amazing and emotional, the new ponies along with their passports, were delivered and sensing their arrival, the other wild ponies ran over to welcome them to the herd. Tony has since been back to the park and can report that all the new ponies are healthy and happy. What a fantastic afternoon!