Today, we held a special award ceremony to mark our 125th anniversary where all children were presented with a special commemorative medal, bookmark and certificate as a keepsake of this milestone.
The foundation children enjoyed a fun filled beach party on Friday 23rd July. They had lots of exciting activities to take part in accompanied by music, ice creams and party food. A huge well done to our foundation staff for a brilliant day and lots of smiley children.
Isabel in Class 7 has written about her recent residential visit to Hathersage....
Year 4 visited St Michael's between Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th July. On Wednesday we went on a two hour walk to Padley chapel and back again. Once we arrived back at St Michael's we had a football party and after that we went to bed. On Thursday we ate our breakfast and prepared for room inspection. After that we climbed up Stanage Edge and went inside Robin Hood's cave. The walk took 6 hours. Then we went back to St Michael's to get ready for the pub! After the pub we played bingo and got changed into our pj's to watch a film before we went to bed. On Friday we visited Treak Cliff Cavern where we saw a lot of Blue John. At the end of our tour we spent our pocket money on jewels and gems. We had a wonderful time.
A huge well done to the Year 6 children on their £5 Challenge. Our budding entrepreneurs have risen to the challenge with creative, innovative and fun ideas from all! A great job Year 6, you raised £230 and we are all so proud of you.
Last week we went on a residential trip to Manor Adventure in Shropshire. We did many fun activities including climbing, fencing, abseiling and many more. On the way there we went to Burger King and that was fun. We all had separate rooms, I was in room Stretton with my friends. My favourite activities were climbing and abseiling. We also did the Manor Olympics where we did piggy back races and played hide and seek. I really loved Manor Adventure and would definitely recommend it.
Sports Day looked very different this year with events taking place in year group bubbles. Sadly, parents/carers were unable to join us but we hope you enjoy looking through our pictures....
Year 6 celebrated in style last night at their Prom. Guests arrived in a party bus and danced the night away after enjoying a delicious buffet. Presentations were made to the Prom King - Ronnie, Prom Queen - Charlotte, Prom Prince - Alfie R and Alfie M and Prom Princesses - Christianna and Maisy - congratulations to you all. We wish all our Year 6 pupils every success as they transfer to secondary education in September.
Last week saw the long awaited return of our residential visits with a group of Y4 children visiting St Michael’s Centre in the heart of the Peak District National Park. The children enjoyed an action packed week including a visit to the animals at Matlock Farm Park, a scenic walk at Stanage Edge, pond dipping and a visit to Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton.
Several pupils from Year 6 had a Sweets and Treats stall on the playground. The money raised has been used to purchase a selection of outdoor plants for Loxley Lodge Care Home. Here is Hayden, Eric, Harrison and Alfie presenting the plants to the staff at Loxley Lodge Care Home.
We have been so excited to see the return of our special themed lunches. The theme today was 'Under the Sea'. The Sports Hall was transformed with an under water scene of jelly fish, starfish and coral reef and the children enjoyed a yummy meal with a special fish shaped shortbread biscuit with fish decorations.
Children in F1 were so excited to receive a visit from some of the animals at White Post Farm. They met rabbits, gerbils, lizards, chicks, a millipede, stick insects and even Cynthia, the tarantula!.
The School Food Ambassador model is all about giving pupils a voice to take a proactive role in all aspects of school food. Here, at Morven Park, a small group of children from Years 3 and 4 have been elected Food Ambassadors and will take a proactive role in school’s food provision to help improve quality and enhance the dining experience and school food beyond lunch times.
On Tuesday 4th May, the Food Ambassadors took part in a Food Forum to share their views about school lunches. They discussed the dishes they liked at school and the dishes which were less popular. They also taste tested a variety of foods including quorn pepperoni pizza, quorn ham pizza and quorn vegan sausage. They also tried a variety of fresh fruits including passion fruit, cantaloupe melon, water melon, Chinese lanterns and kumquats.
This year our Easter Parade was a little different than in previous years. Sadly, parents/carers were unable to join us at the parade, however, they were able to view it on the school YouTube channel (see above). Children in each year group were asked to submit entries in one of the following categories:- Easter hat or masks, Easter cakes and gardens, egg transporters or decorated eggs. The children's raffle was won by Kelsey in Class 11, congratulations Kelsey! We would like to say a huge thank you to Lisa and Bobbie from Morrisons who kindly judged the parade and also Mrs Gee who made and donated a balloon bunny - the children loved it! Can you spot yourself in the video above or the gallery below?
Today, we paused for a minute to remember those who have been lost during the Covid pandemic and give thanks for their lives. Tuesday 23rd March marks a national day of reflection on the first anniversary of the UK lockdown and in school we took a moment to reflect and show support for those who are grieving.
We have had so much fun raising money for Comic Relief today. Red Nose Day is a campaign created by Comic Relief to help raise awareness of and put an end to child poverty. Starting in 1988, Red Nose Day fund programmes, entertainment and raises money to keep children safe, healthy and educated. This year, members of the School Council helped co-ordinate our celebrations. Children came to school in non-uniform, we had a yummy cake sale and lots of fun playground games. Congratulations to our games winners:- Fastest speller of 'Red Nose Day' - Alfie in Class 7. Name the Teddy - Finlay in Class 8 and Alex in Class 7. Treasure Map (find the red nose) - Tia in Class 11. Guess the number of sweets in a jar - Reece in Class 11. Guess the price of the items - Ashton in Class 4. Raffle (multi-coloured llama) - Kaiden in Class 3. Thanks to your generosity we have raised £348.20.
It has been so nice to celebrate World Book Day as a whole school today. We all dressed as our favourite book characters or non-uniform and had lots of fun guessing who the 'Masked Readers' were. Take a look at some of our fantastic costumes....
International Women's Day is celebrated annually on 8th March. This year, we are very proud to celebrate a member of the team here at Morven Park, Mrs Carrie Martin. Community Champion at Morrisons, Nicola Barnfather received a number of nominations for Mrs Martin for her voluntary work in the community and during the pandemic. Mrs Barnfather visited school last week to present Mrs Martin with a bouquet of flowers, wine, and chocolates. Congratulations Mrs Martin, we are all very proud of you.
For more information on International Women's Day click here https://bit.ly/2Ov2cTg
World Book Day
Children in school and those working remotely all had a fantastic day today celebrating World Book Day. We have really enjoyed the Masked Reader event with staff members reading their favourite book whilst in disguise. We have also taken part in lots of themed activities. On Friday 12th March, when everyone has returned to school, we will continue our celebrations by dressing up as our favourite book character. .
You are invited to join us for a special VIRTUAL pancake race!
Friday 12th February 2021
Check out the timetable below to see when your race will take place. Your class teacher will send you a link to your TEAMs meeting for this event.
If your child is in school we would love you to log in so you can watch them take part in school.
There will also be a PARENTS race for those that would like to have a go!!
9.20 YEAR 2
9.55 YEAR 1
1.15 YEAR 3
1.45 YEAR 4
2.15 YEAR 5
2.45 YEAR 6
Please click the link below so that you can practice before Friday. This will help us keep to the times above.
The children in F1 have paid tribute to the remarkable fund raising achievements of Captain Sir Tom Moore who sadly passed away yesterday. The Army veteran won the nation's hearts by walking 100 laps of his garden last year during the first lockdown, raising money for NHS Charities Together. What a remarkable example he was to us all.
On Friday 20th November we showed our support for World Prematurity Day by having a 'purple' themed non uniform day. We are proud to have been presented with the following certificate in recognition of the money raised. Thank you for your generosity.
We’ve started a Morven Park wave, we’d love you to wave back and send your wave on to someone else!
Today, the children in school had lots of fun in the snow. They built snowmen and threw snowballs with their teacher.
Today, we celebrated the last day of term with a Christmas non-uniform day. We came to school in our Christmas themed clothes and we made a donation to Kirkby Storehouse Food Bank to support them over the Christmas period. Kirkby Storehouse Food Bank is run as part of Kirkby Churches Together and is based at The Ashwood Centre. If you would like to contact them please call the Food Bank Coordinator on 07414 576975.
Children in Year 1 have been exploring the reason we celebrate Christmas. Seth in Class 1 has made a fantastic short film, click on the link below to view. Merry Christmas to you all from Seth and everyone at Morven Park Primary School.
Children from Y5 made and launched their very own rockets today. Using a fizzy drinks bottle, water and an air pump the children decorated their rockets and watched them soar high into the sky. I am sure the rockets would be the envy of every NASA scientist! Take a look below to watch them fly...
On Friday 20th November we showed our support for World Prematurity Day by having a 'purple' themed non uniform day. World Prematurity Day is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the impact it can have on families. Each child was given a raffle ticket in exchange for a donation to the charity. The three lucky winners were each presented with a fabulous chocolate hamper. We are pleased to let you know that £196.36 has been donated to this very worthwhile charity, thank you for your generosity.
We always have a fun day supporting Children in Need and this year was no different! Children came to school in non uniform; some even had their face painted as Pudsey Bear! We have been busy counting all your donations and are delighted to tell you that your generosity has raised £218.17, thank you for your support. Here are some pictures of the children enjoying the day.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them..
Today, we commemorated Armistice Day with a whole host of activities. At 11 o'clock we bowed our heads for a two minute silence to remember the fallen. We would love to share our day with you....
Wow! What a fabulous day we've had raising money for breast cancer care and research. Everyone came to school wearing pink or with crazy hair styles (or both!). Each Bubble had a yummy cake sale at break time. As usual your support has been overwhelming and we are pleased to tell you that we raised an incredible £462.79.
On Friday 16th October children from the Foundation Stage celebrated the end of the half term with a Halloween dress up day. The children really enjoyed dressing up in their spooky costumes.
Ronnie and Harry in Class 3 received a very special invitation from Mr Watson. Here is what Ronnie said...
On Friday 25th September me and Harry went to Mr Watson’s office to eat cake and drink orange juice. He invited us to his office because I sent him a letter telling him I want to be back with Miss McGaulley and Miss Sale in lockdown. Mr Watson said he had baked the chocolate cake himself. I had a good time and we talked about school and stuff about the weekend.
Children from Y6 recently had the opportunity to learn about and practice safe cycling skills. Lydia from Class 11 has written the following...
On 18th September, Class 11 were asked to bring their bikes into school. This was a chance for us to practice riding our bikes and to learn how to use our brakes and gears correctly. At 9.45am we made our way onto Morven Park with our PE teacher, Mr Geeson.
Our first job was to make sure our brakes were working properly. Next was to put on our helmets as safety comes first. We took it in turns to ride around a track made by Mr Geeson, which had lots of twists and turns. We even had to go up a hill so we were tilting. It was very exciting and fun but very tiring.