Year 6 Trip to Warwick Castle
On Friday 21st June Year 6 went on a trip to Warwick Castle. Everyone had a fabulous day and learnt lots of new facts.
The Summer Term has arrived and our Reading Challenge has got children buzzing with excitement. We are now at the last hurdle and everyone needs to aim for GOLD! Get your gold Reading Challenges from your teacher and let the Summer Term reading commence.
Well done to everyone who has achieved the Bronze and Silver Awards.
At St Saviour's, we believe Reading is a vital skill, which underpins so much of the curriculum!
Olaf the Viking came to St Saviour's for a day full of Viking stories, role-play and more.
The children were split into two teams: The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.
The children had a fun day where they learnt so much about the Vikings.
Iqra Malik in 6AF:
"Oh what a tremendous day we had! Olaf, the Viking, came to our school and told us about the bearded Vikings. Vikings lived in Scandinavia. We all had such a fun day and it was extremely informative. In the hall, we re-enacted The Battle of Hastings. During the day we ate food inspired from the Viking period. I had cranberries, bread and butter as well as spinach and cheese. To end this amazing day, we listened to a story about the Viking God, Loki."
Michelle Magorian, author of Goodnight Mister Tom was invited by an ex-pupil, Inaya Parveen to St Saviour's School, to talk about her work as an author. The children were fascinated with her stories of her life and how they influenced her work.
Wizard of Oz
To round off an amazing World Book Week and to celebrate Reading in our school, children were treated with an amazing production of The Wizard of Oz.
The children, cheered, laughed and had an brilliant time.
WORLD BOOK DAY 2019
A range of book characters flooded the corridors, classrooms and even the school hall as children dressed up in their favourite characters as part of World Book Week at St Saviour's.
Not only children but staff also dressed up. It was a wonderful sight!
READING QUIZ MASTERS
Y6 vs Y5 vs Y4 - Let the reading battle commence!
KS2 had an absolutely fantastic time in assembly participating in a World Book Day quiz!!
The quizzers were challenged with 3 challenging rounds. Round 1 was 'Guess the book title using emoji's'. Round 2 was 'Questions based on a book classes have read during Guided Reading'. Round 3 was 'General book questions'. It came down to the tie break question!
A massive well done to Year 4 who won the quiz.
Thank you to all the children.
Year 4 Trip to Jaguar Land Rover
Both Year 4 classes had the fantastic opportunity to visit Jaguar Land Rover for their School Trip. We visited the Castle Bromwich site, the home of Jaguar. On arrival we were split into two groups. One group toured the factory and production line whilst the other took part in various production and design based activities. This was reversed in the afternoon. Highlights including seeing a glass roof being fitted as well as the interior and programing a robot. Both classes thoroughly enjoyed the unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at one of the world's most prestigious car manufacturers.
In year 4, Jupiter Jay, the Mad Scientist, helped us to reinforce core science concepts in a very entertaining but equally educational workshop! His hands-on-approach, and focus on science and engineering practices taught the children about the fun of science and helped to spark their imaginations. The children – and staff alike – really enjoyed creating explosions after mixing vinegar with sodium bicarbonate and also watching Jupiter Jay show us the famous fizzy pop and Mentos experiment.
To enhance their learning about Ancient Egypt, Year 3 went on a trip to Birmingham Museum to attend a workshop about mummification and explore the different artefacts the museum had on display.
Year 3 enjoyed their parents workshop about Ancient Egypt organised by Mrs Cherry. Children and parents alike were very creative and had a fun afternoon!
Excited Year 5 children visited Botanical Gardens as part of the Science curriculum.
Once there, the children had to complete a Rainforest Challenge and were taken on a tour of the Gardens. Also, the children visited the Mediterranean and Arid glasshouses. They learnt a lot about plants and habitats. They were also lucky enough to see the Magic Lantern event.
Year 3 worked together to try to assemble a skeleton.
During our Animal Theme Week for World Book Day 2018, we were lucky to encounter some aquatic animals! We were dared to touch or hold a snake, a salamander and a turtle.
Trip to the synagogue
On Monday 19th October everyone in Year 3 went on a trip to Singers Hill Synagogue in Birmingham town centre.
"Singers Hill is home to the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation and
has been the focal point for Jewish worship and community life
in Birmingham for 159 years."
It is known as the "cathedral" synagogue, and on entering the main hall, with its beautiful stained glass windows it is easy to see why.
On our arrival we were greeted by our guide. She showed us into a small room, where we identified some of the artefacts we had been introduced to at school. Our guide was very impressed with our knowledge. The children were then given the opportunity to explore this beautiful historic building. They especially enjoyed trying on, and examining, items of clothing and artefacts worn by the members of the congregation. The children were especially intrigued by the ornate Torah scrolls which apparently are worth £70,000 each.
One of the things that children really look forward to when moving up to KS2 is SWIMMING. We are lucky to be able to go swimming every week for the whole of Year 3. We travel to Stechford Cascades on a Tuesday and a Thursday morning. When we started, hardly any of the children were able to swim. But after only a few weeks, it is very pleasing to see the amount of progress our children have made. Our children are always very enthusiastic about this lesson and they are becoming increasingly confident in the water.
One of the highlights of this term has been our visit to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre to watch the timeless classic, 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.' Our children were enthralled during this enchanting production, as they were introduced to a world where animals speak and mythical creatures roam. There was a real buzz of excitement on the coach back to school and it has resulted in the children producing some great pieces of writing.
Year 3's Upcoming Inspire Workshop
Next term we will be travelling back in time and learning about the fascinating Ancient Egyptians. During that term we will also be lucky enough to have a session of Ancient Egyptian related activities organised by the talented Mrs Cherry. The children will invite their parents and we will have a lot of fun! More news about that later.
In Year 3 we take great pride in our displays as they reflect our teaching and values. Here are a selection of Y3 displays that show the range of work that we have covered.
Year 3 are going to Conkers!
Wednesday June 3rd, Year 3 are going to spend the day at Conkers and will take part in a workshop about building shelters.
Year 3 Assembly is coming soon!
Year 3 have been really busy learning about "From Stone Age to Bronze Age" in history. The children are really enthusiastic about this topic and are making their own props and settings for the assembly. In art, we got really mucky discovering how Early Men painted and what kind of art they were able to do. We investigated natural colours, studied cave paintings from Lascaux Cave and got our hands on clay and charcoal! The results are fantastic!
Our Assembly will take place on Friday 15th May in the morning. We are looking forward to show our artistic, singing and acting talents!
Team Year 3.