Our amazing team of Aruna Yasin (captain), Scarlet Miles, Ayaan Pervaiz, Annika Arumugam, Muhyi Omar and Thomas Rothero took part in the heats of the Book Quiz and won a place at the semi final. This took place on 16th November and after a very claose battle, our intrepid team came second! What an achievement! Well done to them all and to Mrs Bayliss for her inspiration and organisation. Well done Warstones!
Well done everyone who took part in the Beat the Street campaign 2017! Once again the amazing Pemberton family took it to heart and walked for miles! Thanks to their efforts, Warstones was awarded £100 for coming second in the last week as well as an award to the family themselves. So it was fitting that the family went to the Molineux Stadium on 19thJune to collect our award. They were presented with the cheque and certificate by Dr William Bird (Intelligent Health CEO and Founder) with Ros Javis (Public Health and Well Being Director, City of Wolverhampton Council).
Thank you everyone but especially the 'walk-a-holic' Pembertons!
On Tuesday 23rd May and Wednesday 24th May, Warstones celebrated the children's Computing work from this year. Over the course of two assemblies, all children from years 1-6 were able to see some of the amazing work that has been produced.
There were 4 nominees from each year group who were each awarded certificates, a winner from each year group who received certificates and trophies and finally a key stage winner who received another certificate and trophy. All the work we saw was amazing so well done to all the children as it shows the quality of work all the children are producing.
In true red carpet fashion, Mr McNaught and Mr Wall donned their suits for the presentations and many other staff followed suit.
Below are pictures of some of our winners.
On Monday 3rd April we welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress of Wolverhampton to officially open our new Early Years Playground! First of all they judged the KS1 Easter bonnet parade, then moved through to cut the ribbon on our exciting new area. We are grateful to Awards for All:Big Lottery and Garfield Wston for their generous grants and of course, our own fabulous Friends of Warstones for making this all possible!
Active Kids Vouchers
This year's Active Kids Vouchers collection from Sainsburys has begun! A collection box is in the entrance foyer and we would be so grateful for any you can collect - ask friends and family! the School Council have been looking at possible items to buy - last year we got a lot of new playtime equipment! On Friday 13th January the children talked about the scheme and how it benefits us in school. Let's hope we have a successful collection this year!
On January 31st Warstones Choir went to the Genting Arena in Birmingham to take part in a Young Voices Concert - the biggest choir ever! Over 6500 children joined together to put on a stunning performance. Click on the link to hear one of the songs we sang on the night! '5 Guys Named Moe'
Pudsey Day!!! Children in Need has come round again and our School Council asked all the children (and staff) to come to school in their pyjamas and bringsome copper coins with them to create a large Pudsey! The school has looke so cosy today with everyone's cuddly toys, slippers and dressing gowns. I think a few pillows dotted around and everyone would have been asleep!
Thank you to everyone who made the effort today and for donating your pennies. As you will see in the pictures - what a lot we got!
At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, Warstones Primary School fell silence as the children and staff remembered in silence the great debt of thanks we owe to the fallen. Appropriately, after enjoying their playtime, the children then stopped and held two minutes silence for those who gave their lives so they could enjoy their playtimes today. Year 5 had made a poppy wreath for both playgrounds and the this was laid in the playground while the children gathered round with great respect. The wreath was made using handprints for leaves, each one carrying a message of thanks and gratitude.
We celebrated harvest this year on Tuesday 11th October. the whole school came together to think about where food comes from and how lucky we are through songs and poems. Revd Rudd helped to remind us of others not so fortunate - even people here in Wolverhampton. Our gifts were given to the charity 'The Good Shepherd', who cook meals and give food to the homeless and needy in our city. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated! Have a look at our video of the choir singing 'Autumn Days'!
This second annual Learning Network Performance Poetry Competition, took place at Uplands on Thursday 22nd September. Once again the competition in school was strong so all our year group winners were worthy representatives of our school.
The competition at Uplands was of a really high standard and our children performed brilliantly. Children from Uplands, Springdale Juniors, Woodfields, St Bartholomews, Merrydale and Castlecroft all took part. They all received winners medals and a £10 book token.
At the end, three overall winners were chosen - one from KS1, one from Y3 and 4 and one from Y5 and 6.
We were thrilled when the judges called out Aruna as the overall Y5 and 6 winner and commended her on her amazing performance of 'the Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. Aruna was then presented with a trophy to keep and one for the school to celebrate till next year. Well done everyone, especially Aruna. What a triumph!
A tremendous total of over £750 was raised at our Coffee morning for this magnificent cause. Mrs Arnold and members of staff organised the morning ably assisted by members of the FOW team. Parents streamed in before school and during the morning, with cakes sold to children at playtime as well. What a wonderful occasion and a great first event in the old MAST room that is back in use for the school. Watch out for other events to happen in this great new space!