There were some absolutely fantastic inventions for the first Calverley Parkside Science Fair. The standard was incredibly high and our children showed some brilliant resourceful thinking. Definitely some future "world changers" on show!
The 27th of April was a Super Learning day focused around problem solving! The whole school took part and activities included a maths workshop in the hall and a paper plane championship. Children used skills from all over the curriculum to solve different problems!
10 members of Year 6 took part in the All Leeds Final in Tag Rugby. After successfully beating all the teams in our area, we progressed to the final. The day started really well; winning our first 3 matches. After progressing to the quarter-finals we unfortunately lost 5-3. A great effort by all players. Well-done!
On Monday 16th May it was Maths Problem Solving Day. During the afternoon each class had fun making 'Marshmallow Shooters'. Measuring the length, calculating combined class distances and finding who could shoot the furthest. Year 5 and 6 also had to decide if the size of the marshmallow or the size of the cup would effect the distance it travels.
On a sunny afternoon in March Calverley Parkside sent it's netball and football team to Fulneck; to take part in the U11 cup. The netball team, put together in the last few days, with out a game under their belt, performed well. The football team narrowly missed a place in the final and finished 3rd (out of 15 schools). Well done to all who took part.
The learning for the day also capitalised on the children's interests in their books. All classes took part in paired reading sessions with their partner class and the Year 6 children even wrote their own short stories to share with the Reception class.
Please see Earwig for further photos and film of the days events in each class.
Apologies for the absence of the book tokens from book bags as they did not arrive. We have contacted them and we will send them home as soon as they are delivered.
Tony Wilson 'Storyteller' visits Parkside
Many classes have uploaded their learning with Tony onto Earwig, please take a look.
The children were excited and enthused in storytelling and imaginative writing in the sessions led by Tony Wilson.
Pupils from Year 5&6 took part in a thrilling afternoon of rugby, mainly to have fun but also with the possibility of qualifying for the next stages. Read the report to find out what happened. Mr Lavelle.