We had a glorious day learning about many animals and their habitats. After lunch we went exploring the farm land and found a wonderful adventure playground where we developed our climbing skills.
Year 2 have enjoyed a fabulous visit from Well and Karen from the Happening History Company. Our topic is Castles and we have been learning about the first castles, life in castles, who lived in them and what rooms were inside and what they were used for. We had such a great day and experienced wearing armour, we dressed as servants, noblemen and ladies in their particular clothes, we ground wheat to make flour using heavy stones and created butter using butter churns. We learnt that medieval people created the material linen for their clothes by weaving wool and rich people wove silk from the silk worm and dyed it to make their beautiful clothes. Our photos demonstrate the great learning that went on.
Well and Karen emailed us the following day and said,
‘The children were brilliant, they had great knowledge and listened well. We were amazed they could remember the name linen, that almost never happens! They asked really good questions and were obviously keen to learn. They are a credit to the school!’
On Thursday 20th June, Year 5 visited the Wolverhampton Art Gallery where they had facilitated sessions in the gallery space looking at Pop Art, Still Life, Victorian and Georgian Art and sculptures, focusing particularly on the elements of fashion in the artworks. Both classes had practical sessions where they had an opportunity to use block printing technique to create designs inspired by the 1960s fashion and art collections in the gallery. Children really enjoyed exploring work of different modern artists exhibited at the gallery.
On Friday 14th June, twelve year 3 and 4 children had the opportunity to compete in the Great School Run at Aldersley Leisure Village. The children had a fantastic day! We played netball, football, volleyball and archery. Then, the children competed against other schools in a great school run. We are so proud of their perseverance as they kept running and didn't give up, even in the horrid weather! At the end of the race, the children met Wolfie, the Wolverhampton Wanders FC mascot.
19 children from Year 4 attended the annual Singing in the Rain concert at Queen’s Square – Wolverhampton City Centre with 500 other children.
They thoroughly enjoyed themselves, despite the unusual ‘monsoon’ weather – it rained the whole time, but it certainly didn’t dampen their spirits!
They gave a sterling performance of ‘Rockin all over the world’, ‘Ukelele Man’, ‘Singing in the Rain’, Put a little love in your heart’ and the teacher’s composition titled ‘Home’ which was all about the city of Wolverhampton. We even managed to put together some dance moves too!
Thank you to all the parents who came to support us and join in with the songs too! Greatly appreciated!
We hope you are having a lovely half term break and we look forward to seeing the children safely back in school on Monday 3rd June.
A massive thank you to all the dads who participated in the FRED programme. Goldthorn Park is officially the best FRED school in the country! We have been recognised as having the most committed dads, children and staff out of 99 schools who also took part in the programme.
What a wonderful achievement!
In English, the children were reading a book called 'Spaghetti and Meat balls for all'. In the story, the characters made food for a large group of people and hosted a dinner party. We decided to give the children an opportunity to experience making their very own vegetarian spaghetti dish and having a dinner party.
The children had a fantastic time! They peeled, chopped and grated tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, carrots and peppers in order to make a tomato sauce for our meal. We added garlic into our sauce too!
Then the children watched and listened as the teachers began heating the vegetables and turning it into a sauce. The children estimated how much salt would be needed in the sauce.
We then boiled the spaghetti in water, added a little salt and oil.
After the food was made and mixed together, the children learnt how to fold their napkins. Then, we had a dinner party with relaxing music as we ate our delicious spaghetti!