Lifeline information sessions
Year six have been lucky enough to be visited by John Cooper, team leader at the York Lifeline Project, who has come in to talk to our year sixes about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Year six were absolutely fantastic in their questioning, engagement and levels of maturity and we all learned a great deal from the sessions. We even managed to cover Miss Taylor in sticky notes as part of one of the activities! Thank you John for such wonderful sessions, we really have enjoyed them!
Check out what we have been up to so far this year. We can also look back over your previous year at Woodthorpe Primary.
As we have been learning about play scripts, we decided to study the ultimate playwright: William Shakespeare! Miss Taylor & Mrs Humphreys directed Romeo and Juliet and were blown away by the emotional performances. Above are some photographs of our endeavours.
As part of our World Book Day celebrations this year we dressed up as our favourite book characters; here are some of our favourites. We also invited Mrs Stancliffe (Mrs Humphreys’ Mother) into school to share our work and writing.
The whole school were lucky enough to have a visit from some very exotic reptiles this term. Snakes, spiders, scorpions and so much more arrived at Woodthorpe early one morning. Throughout the day each class were treated to a personalised visit to meet the creatures. Many of us overcame our fears and held the incredible reptiles.
To launch our spring topic, we were issued with passports and flown around the world: Switzerland, Italy and France to be precise! We made baguettes, freshly made pasta and sauce and even skied down the Swiss Alps.
ROOTS TO FOOD EVENT 2015/2016
Wow what a treat for our Year 5 and 6 children. The children learned about the various food groups and how they maintained healthy bodies. They understood the importance of a healthy breakfast and school meal.
In the Ready Steady Cook challenge Miss Brookes championed the ‘Orange Team’ and Mrs Humphreys the ‘Green Team’ Using various ingredients the Orange Team produced a delicious pasta dish representing the Italian flag, consisting of pan-fried chicken tomato pesto sauce and wilted greens and the Green Team were inspired by an oriental stir fry vegetables with salmon fish cakes and citrus scented rice. All children were enthusiastic and tasted both dishes crowning the Green Team as overall winners. Both healthy and nutritious recipes are available below for you to try at home. The aromas emanating from the hall smelled delicious! Please send us some photographs and we will be delighted to show on our website.
We are thrilled to invite Darren Tinkler, Roots to Food founder, back on 5th February to run this workshop for our Key Stage 1 children and Year 3/4.
“I had a wonderful morning delivering health and wellbeing messages to the children and it was lovely to meet you.The staff and children were a joy to work with and everyone made me feel so welcome in school.
I am already looking forward to my visit on Friday 5th February 2016.”Darren