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Morven Park Food Ambassadors

 

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.

 

Easter Parade 2021

Take a look below at our Easter Parade

Easter Parade

 

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?

National Day of Reflection

 

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. 

Year 5 remember

Red Nose Day

 

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.

World Book Day

 

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

 

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.  .

VIRTUAL PANCAKE RACES

 

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

10.45          FOUNDATION

 

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.

Pancake race practice 2021

Farewell Captain Sir Tom

 

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. 

World Prematurity Day

 

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.

Morven Park Wave

 

We’ve started a Morven Park wave, we’d love you to wave back and send your wave on to someone else!

Fun in the snow

 

Today, the children in school had lots of fun in the snow.  They built snowmen and threw snowballs with their teacher.  

Christmas Festivities

 

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.

The reason we celebrate Christmas

 
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.

 

https://bit.ly/3r5pzBm

 

 

5, 4, 3, 2, 1  Launch the water rockets!

 

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...  

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Rocket launch

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World Prematurity Day

 

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.

Children in Need

 

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.

Lest we forget

 

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.... 

Wear it Pink!

 

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

Foundation Stage End of Term Celebration

 

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. 

An invitation from Mr Watson

 

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.  

Super Cycling

 

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.

 

 

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