On 8th May 1945, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that the war was over, a date that was known as VE Day or Victory in Europe Day. Today marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day and we have been celebrating in many ways; we have decorated our windows for all to see; we have dressed in red, white and blue and we have taken part in some fun activities including designing a medal and cracking a Morse Code message.
Congratulations to the winners of our VE Day competitions.
Design a Medal Competition
F1 – Corey, Jack, Freya, Ivy, Bradley and Guido
F2 – Eleanor and Hannah
Year 1 – William and Harry
Year 2 – Olivia and Alfie
Year 3 – Lily and Paige
Year 4 - Emily and Saffiyah
Year 5 – Libby and DiorYear 6 – Harvey and Ethan
Morse Code Competition
F1 – Louie, Beniamin, Jan, Lincoln and Skye
F2 – Bobbi-Isabella and Seth
Year 1 – Jacob and Zuzanna
Year 2 – Joshua and Holly
Year 3 – Alex and Shelby
Year 4 - Cole
Year 5 – Alex and Eric
Year 6 – Grace and Eden
We really enjoy seeing all your home learning pictures, you are doing some really fantastic work - well done! Please continue to share your pictures, either through Class Dojo or Twitter and don't forget to check back here regularly to see if you are on one of our Home Learning Galleries...
Everyone at Morven Park Primary School wish you and your family a very Happy Easter. Here is a special message from Mr Watson...
Thank you to everyone involved in our virtual Easter Parade on twitter today. We have compiled a gallery of entries for those of you who don’t use twitter. I am sure you will agree that entries were of an exceptional standard. Click on the link below to open the gallery, can you spot your entry?
Wow! What a fantastic World Book Day we had today. We came to school dressed in our pyjama's and brought in our favourite book. During the day we took part in lots of fun activities including a book sharing session in the Centre where different year groups joined together to share a book. We also took part in a competition to guess the teachers favourite book. We would like to say a special thank you to Morrisons supermarket for donating a hamper of books; these will be put to very good use in our school library.
Author visits Morven Park
The author E.R. Reilly visited Morven Park to talk to the children about his work and give them ‘top-tips’ for writing stories of their own. You can visit his website at https://er-reilly.co.uk/ where you can read extracts from the books and see videos of Eamonn teaching children to write stories. He is going to be in school from 8.40am on Friday 6th March 2020 when you will be able to purchase books which he will sign for you if you so wish.
We had a flippin' marvellous time at our annual Pancake Races this week. Did you know that Shrove Tuesday is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity to use up eggs and fats before embarking on the Lenten fast and pancakes were the perfect way of using up these ingredients. Despite the blustery weather we enjoyed our races, take a look below....
Last week a group of children from Y4 travelled to Hathersage in Derbyshire for a week long residential trip. During the week they visited Matlock Farm Park, took a walk at Padley Gorge and tested their map reading and orienteering skills at Stanage Edge. Take a look below at the fun they all had...
On Friday 31st January we bid farewell to Mrs Powis who retired after an outstanding 27 years of service. Julie has been an integral part of Team Morven Park. Her hard work, commitment and dedication are worthy of admiration and I am sure you will agree that she will be greatly missed around school.
Today a very special visitor joined us for our Spider-man themed lunch. Children enjoyed a lunch of fish cakes, oven chips, seasonal vegetables or jacket potato followed by a dessert of orange sorbet, cheese, crackers & apple wedge or fresh fruit. We'd like to say a special thank you to Peter Parker for his guest appearance today.
On Wednesday 18th December we had some very special visitors in school... Santa Claus and his elves! Santa listened to the children's requests and has set his elves to work ready for the big day. We would like to thank everyone for their support for Kirkby Rotary Club who raised the magnificent sum of £83.82!
Wow! What an amazing Christmas Concert we had! On Monday 2nd December our talented musicians and Super Singers performed in two concerts. During the afternoon they performed to the residents of the local care homes followed by an evening performance for parents/carers and family. The concert opened with 'Silent Night' followed by two songs from the Super Singers. The violins, guitars and keyboard players presented a number of songs including 'Snowflakes', 'Deck the Halls' and 'Jingle Bells'. We would like to thank parents/carers for your support and say a special thank you to Mrs Hague, our Music Co-ordinator and everyone who helped make the concert a huge success.
Well done to all the children who have read 50+ times at home. Each child has received a book during our special reading assembly.
written by Temi, Class 11
On Friday 29th November we went to the University of Nottingham. When we arrived we were guided by a leader from the University of Nottingham. We went to a lecture where we learnt about nutrition and diets. Next we did a taste test, we tried all different types of fruit and vegetables. We looked around the university and after lunch we tried different sports. We did golfball, martial arts/aikido and dodgeball. I had a lovely day and I learnt a lot.
Last week children from Y4 took part in a fun filled residential at St Michael's, Hathersage. The week was full of action with a visit to Matlock Farm Park, a walk at Padley Gorge, map and orienteering work and a walk to Stanage Edge taking in Robin Hood's cave. Take a look below at all the fun we had...
Today we showed our support for Children in Need by holding a non-uniform day and cake sale. Unfortunately, the weather hampered proceedings and so the cake sale was held in classrooms. Many thanks for your support, your generosity has helped us raise the magnificent sum of £454.18.
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning
We will remember them...
What a fantastic turn out we had at this years Halloween disco. The children looked fabulous in their costumes. A big thank you to the PTA, D.J. Kirby, parents/carers and everyone who helped make it happen. Have a look at some of the pictures that we took on the spooktacular night.
On Thursday 10th October we celebrated Harvest Festival at St Thomas' Church. Donations were collected for Kirkby Storehouse Food Bank which is run by Kirkby Churches Together. Thank you to our friends at Ashwood Church who took the service and to parents/carers who escorted the children to church.
Congratulations to Class 5 who won the weekly Attendance Challenge last year. Today they were rewarded with an afternoon of bowling at Mansfield Superbowl. The afternoon was full of fun and proved quite competitive, although Mr Johnson didn't fare too well!! Well done Class 5 on your achievement.
Children enjoyed a fabulous Toy Story 4 themed lunch today. The menu choice included Sweet & Sticky Turkey Noodles, Mixed salad or Seasonal vegetables or BBQ Pizza & Mixed salad and for dessert there was a scrumptious Angel sponge. Thank you to Mrs Hamilton who did an amazing job decorating the Centre, take a look below...
Coffee cups were chinking and kettles were boiling this morning as we supported the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. Our amazing parents/carers and staff members baked some scrumptious cakes which were served along with a morning cuppa. We would like to say a huge thank you to Morrisons for their support and to everyone who joined us for a brew and helped raise the amazing sum of £137.00!