PTA Valentine Disco
Wow! What a fantastic Valentine Disco we had today! Our wonderful PTA members did an amazing job of decorating the Centre and serving food. The children thoroughly enjoyed the competitions and dancing and were certainly "dressed to impress"! Thank you to Mr Kirby, our resident DJ and to everyone who made the evening such a great success.
On Monday 4th February Miss Burgin and Mrs Bakewell took a group of children on a 5 day residential visit to St Michael's Environmental Education Centre in Hathersage, Derbyshire. The week was packed full of activities starting with a visit to Matlock Farm Park. During the week they hiked along Stanage Edge to Robin Hoods Cave, had a pond dipping session and finished the week with a trip to Treak Cliff Cavern.
On Friday 1st February we supported the NSPCC by taking part in Number Day. We had a non-uniform day with children (and staff!) coming to school in clothes which had a number on in exchange for a 50p donation. A fabulous cake sale was organised for break time with the proceeds going to the NSPCC. Number Day is a great way to make maths fun and bring about a positive “can-do” attitude towards maths. The magnificent sum of £229.30 was raised at Morven Park, this will make an enormous difference to children today and help change the lives of children tomorrow - thank you for your support.
Today we celebrated the Wonderful World of Disney with a special themed lunch. On the menu were fish goujons, jacket potato and a special Mickey Mouse cupcake. Children were invited to enter a competition to make a mask of their favourite Disney character which they wore during the lunch break.
On Friday 11th January, children in Year 6 enjoyed a Cyclocross taster day courtesy of 'Cycle Derby'. Cyclocross is a form of cycle racing consisting of many laps of a short course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, hills and obstacles. The children really enjoyed the sessions and are looking forward to their trip to the velodrome later in the year.
On the last day of term we had a Christmas non-uniform day. Children were invited to come to school in their Christmas jumpers in return for a donation to the Kirkby Storehouse Food Bank. An overwhelming number of donations were received which will provided much needed supplies over the Christmas period. Thank you for your support.
On Monday 17th December the children from Dance Club performed a festive dance show to parents/carers and family members. They showcased their talents and I am sure you will agree that their performance rivalled those on Strictly Come Dancing. I am sure the dancers would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Ward and Miss Ward for their expert tuition. We hope you enjoy the short clip below...
Today, children from Y3 and Y4 visited St Thomas' Church for a Christingle Service. Each element of a Christingle has a special meaning and helps to tell the Christian story:
On Tuesday 11th December our talented singers and musicians performed two Christmas concerts. During the afternoon residents from the local care homes were invited to join us for an afternoon of musical festivity. The evening event was attended by parents/carers and family. We hope you enjoy the following short clips from some of the performances.
Well done to all the children who received a book in our Reading Assembly today!
On Monday 19th November pupils from Y4 travelled to St Michael's Environmental Centre at Hathersage for a week long residential trip. The following has been written by Luke in Class 7...
I had the best time at Hathersage. My favourite bit was walking up Stanage Edge where we went in Robin Hoods Cave. I also liked it when we went to see Padley Gorge with Miss Burgin. It was great that we got to watch a movie every night and we also played bingo in Little John's Hotel. I liked it when we went to Treak Cliff Cavern on the way back to school.
We supported Children in Need with a huge cake sale and non-uniform day and are delighted to report that we raised an impressive £484.40! Thank you for your generosity and donations of cakes and cookies.
During the October half term we have been asked to make a poppy to commemorate the end of the First World War (100th year Anniversary). We have used tissue paper, pencils, ribbon and beads. We have all had a great time making poppies. You can see a selection of them below.
Written by Abigail and Imogen, Class 11.
Those poppies judged as 'Highly Commended' will be displayed at Kirkby Library along with a selection from our calloboration of schools. Why not take a look?
A terrifically terrifying time was had by everyone attending the Halloween Disco. Children had fang-tastic fun dancing and taking part in competitions and there was a spook-tacular performance of 'Thriller' by the children from Dance Club. Thank you to our wonderful PTA members who put in so much hard work decorating the Centre and serving food.
Today was the turn of the children in Class 1 to invite their parents/carers to join them for lunch. The children really enjoyed sharing their lunch time with their adult and parents commented on how delicious the food was.
A very special visitor joined us for dinner today... Spiderman! The children enjoyed a delicious lunch of Nottinghamshire or quorn sausage with mash potato and Yorkshire pudding followed by a choice of iced sponge, banana custard or fresh fruit. You will see from the pictures below that the children were captivated by their visitor.
The Book Fair will be arriving in school soon, with hundreds of new children’s books to browse and buy. It will be held in The Centre, starting on Tuesday 9th October until Friday 12th, from 3.30 -4.00.
There are over 200 titles to choose from, with prices starting from £2.99. Don’t forget that every book you buy helps get free books for the school.
School dinners are very popular with the children at Morven Park and during the course of the year we will be inviting parents/carers to come in to share the lunch time dinner service with their child. Parents/carers of children in Rec 1 and Rec 4 came in on Tuesday 25th September and it was so nice to receive all the positive feedback given on their feedback forms. One parent said "I really enjoyed having lunch with my son, it was lovely to join him in his environment and see what he's actually doing at lunch time. The whole experience left me smiling, it was wonderful. Well done to everyone!" another parent said "Very nice food, good portion size, the children enjoyed it".
On Tuesday 18th September children took part in a Religion and Belief Workshop aimed at promoting equality, respect and non-discrimination. The St Philip's Centre provided a 'marketplace' of faith and belief with their colourful stalls of religious artefacts, cultural foods and items of dress which the children were able to try on. Take a look below...