Curriculum weeks and Special Events

Every term we host a special curriculum week. These weeks enable us to focus in depth on specific areas of the curriculum and to enrich  our learning opportunities with  visits, visitors and in school events. These weeks are always popular with our children who enjoy working with other classes and exploring exciting topics. These weeks have a particular focus, such as Science week, Music week, Dreams and Aspirations week, Olympics week and are often directly linked to national or world events. This year (2021/22) our three weeks are; Positive Mental Health week, Multi-Faith RE week and a Platinum Jubilee celebrations week.

Below are photographs and videos from our special weeks.  

Sports games event and family picnic 2022

Our annual sports games event was a huge success this year. It was wonderful to see so many parents back in school enjoying the celebrations with their children. The carousel of 8 events culminated in 3 long distance runs, this year we had an obstacle race, a bean bag throw, a standing jump, a relay race, a javelin throw, a sack race, an egg and spoon race and a bean bag relay. The children were all competing for their house, with the totals form each event being calculated and scores visible throughout. Congratulations to the Foxes who led from the start and won this year, turning the ribbons on our school trophy to green. Well done to everyone who tried their best – it was a great atmosphere with lots of friendly cheering and celebrations. 

Science Week 2022

In our science week we are focussing on famous scientists and practical investigations. We have a science shop for children to enjoy purchasing science gadgets and toys. Photos to follow. 

Shropshire Sings concert 2022

Our KS1 and KS2 choirs took part in the regional concert at the Showground in Shrewsbury. All children in school practised the songs over the previous term and worked very hard to learn the complex words and remember the many songs. We are very proud of them all. The concert was a very enjoyable afternoon and evening. All children were exemplary and deserve to feel very proud of themselves. Their hard work and commitment was recognised in achievement assembly where they all received certificates and a round of applause.  

Jubilee Week 2022

In Jubilee week we have been marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee which celebrates the 70 years her majesty has been on the throne. We dressed in red, white and blue, had a whole school photo on the field, an outdoor street party-style lunch and a coffee and cake afternoon for parents hosted by our Friends of Hodnet School. Throughout the week, we have done lots of jubilee-themed activities in class to celebrate this special and unique occasion.

Celebrating British Difference through our Multi-Faith RE week.

In Multi-Faith RE week each class studied the Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh religions. Each class visited places of worship and KS2 also has an Islamic faith leader visitor to school. We visited the Balaji Hindu Temple in Oldbury, a Sikh Gurdwara in Oakengates and St Luke’s Church in Hodnet.  We worked in phases and groups to research religions, we used the topic artefact boxes to support our learning and enjoyed working with other classes to produce our videos to share our learning. 

Positive Mental health week - Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

In Healthy Mind, Healthy Body week each class focussed on positive mental health and ways to keep ourselves healthy. All children have been working with Katie, The Happiness Trainer over a period of four weeks, to learn specific techniques to promote positive self esteem and to begin to develop an awareness of their own emotions and how to self regulate. This week Katie led a workshop for Parents to help them to support children at home. Katie also led a staff well-being sessions and staff meeting to support staff with their own emotions and ways to further support children in their class. 

This week we had a visit from the Air ambulance training pod. The team demonstrated the importance of the air ambulance and provided patient accounts of the need to help people to get to hospital quickly. 

The NSPCC came to school to deliver their annual whole school safeguarding assemblies to raise awareness of speaking out to stay safe, including PANTS. They also worked with our oldest children on specific programmes to keep them safe online and within their communities. 

London visit

In 2019/20 academic year our class 5&6 children visited London for the day, primarily to see the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, but also as a one off experience to visit our capital city. We went early on the train from Telford to London Euston Station. We got the Tube to the gallery, such an exciting experience! In the afternoon we visited the Science museum, Kensington Palace Gardens and Buckingham Palace before catching an evening train home. As it was close to Christmas, one of our very talented Y6 children, William, played carols on the piano in Euston Station, and we all sang – amazing. Such a jam packed day full of lasting memories. 

RAF Shawbury Garden Project

We are very thankful to the volunteers from squadron 705 who gave up their time to support our sensory garden make over project. They worked hard tidying, digging, painting, planting and generally giving our garden and sensory area some much needed TLC. We are looking forward to spending time in it now it is much more inviting. We are also thankful to them for bringing the helicopter to land on our school field and giving pupils the opportunity to climb on board! Amazing! This was part of our off timetable Environment Week. The Eco-Warriors also received a talk from the RAF team about the new helicopters and their noise pollution reducing features. 

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