Welcome from your White Tigers’ Team:
Teachers: Mrs Laura Lafford
Teaching Assistants: Mr Simon Walker
Summer Term 2016
The Big Bang Fair, Birmingham NEC:
During Science Week, we visited the NEC to take part in a science and engineering fair for young people called the Big Bang. The fair, which showcased careers in science, technology and engineering, inspired the young White Tigers to get more involved in science and even consider choosing a career involving the subject in the future. The Blowfish’s ‘heavy metal’ marine biology show was a highlight of the day, along with the ferret handling and the dry ice train which fascinated the boys. The Virtual Reality experiences provided a few giggles as the children snatched at thin air whilst trying to ‘drive a train’!
Standon Bowers Residential:
After working hard towards our SATs, we treated ourselves to a few days in the great outdoors at Standon Bowers Outdoor Education Centre. We pushed ourselves to the limits as we ventured into dingy caves, plunged into the freezing cold depths of the pool after failed raft-building attempts and scaled the dizzy heights on the high ropes course. Some of our favourite memories from the trip were the bridge building episode where Libby nearly lost a welly and the ‘bull rampage’ which didn’t really happen but some of us enjoyed pretending to the centre staff (we even managed to fool some of our own party!). Enjoy our video slide-show to see what mischief we got up to!
We had an amazing time putting on our Key Stage 2 Summer Production, The Keymaster. The ‘Keymaster’ (a time travelling supply teacher), took us on a musical journey through time from the Battle of Hastings to WW2 and into the future. Take a look at our fabulous characters and costumes!
Autumn Term 2017
On the Thursday and Friday of the first week of term, participating Y5/6 pupils underwent their Bikeability Level 2 training. Under the watchful eye of an instructor, our White Tigers took to the main roads of Waterhouses to learn how to ride their bikes safely and with due care and consideration to other road users. They all passed their assessments with flying colours!
Anglo-Saxon Workshops at the Potteries Musuem:
As part of our Autumn 1 topic, the White Tigers visited the Potteries Musuem and Art Gallery to see the Staffordshire Hoard. We took part in ‘hoard detective’ worskshops to discover more about the artefacts found in our county, made Saxon helmets like those found at Sutton Hoo and learned more about metal detecting. After finidng out how valuable the hoard is, we all fancy taking up metal detecting as a hobby!
Our 60th birthday celebrations:
To celebrate our special birthday, each class studied what life was like across the decades that our school has been open. We travelled right back in time to the 1950’s when the school first opened and spent the morning in a 1950’s classroom. We tried the 11+, learned Wordsworth’s Daffodils poem by heart, and danced the Jive to Rock Around the Clock! In the afternoon, we travelled forwards in time to the 1960’s, learning about Pop art and the Beatles. We ended the day with an episode of ‘Watch with Mother’.