House Captains proudly holding the trophies that they have won in intra school competition this year. In KS 2 children compete in house football, swimming, Hi5 (netball), rounders,cricket and also for the Sports Day trophy.
Our Sports Day in KS 2 always finishes with race events. Children compete in their year groups. The worthy winners were presented with medals and certificates in our final House Assembly.
This year we introduced a new reading challenge for our Y6 children called the ‘100 Book Reading Scheme’. New books were purchased including classics, new modern writers and a wide range of biographical writing and non-fiction books. Children and parents were invited to join a Class Dojo social media site to share books and reviews and to store points for reading. Each book was worth ten points, books by the same author another five points and pupil own choice books two points.
This reading challenge has been a huge success, comments from children included:
“I didn’t used to read a lot, but I soon realised that a couple of chapters a night helped me to relax before bed.”
“I would easily give up if I thought a book was boring, I have read a huge range of books I would never have touched if they were in the library or in a shop. I love it!”
“I can’t believe I read so many books!”
“It gave me loads of ideas for writing at school: I found loads of new words, characters and picked up on punctuation!”
An overall winner, the person who read the most books, received a twenty pound book voucher for Waterstones, the three top readers from each class who had read the most books also received a ten pound book token and a child from each class who showed enormous effort also received a ten pound book voucher.
Both the staff and the children have really enjoyed this scheme and look forward to rolling it forward with our next Y6 group.
Thank you for all the support we received for our recent Y5/6 production of The Wizard of Oz. We couldn’t do it without the support of parents/carers for costumes, bringing your children to the show, creating our audience and helping your stars learn their lines and songs. It really is appreciated!
We think every single child involved was amazing! Fantastic team work from all our children.
What an amazing array of musical talent Mortimer Primary School has!
This week the musicians of the school performed in a number of concerts to share the skills they have been developing this year.
Learning a musical instrument is challenging and requires dedication, we were very proud of all of our students who shared their tallent with other pupils in the school.
Y6 had a fantastic VE Day style party to mark the end of their WW2 party. This week they have made Morrison shelters, learnt how to Jive, competed in ‘Welly Wanging’ competitions, marching drills, gas mask drills, spy missions and helped to prepare a feast to celebrate the end of the war.
A huge thank you to all parents and carers for dressing your children according to the time era this week, it really does help to bring our topic to life.
Y4 had a wonderful Ancient Greek day! The children looked fantastic in their costumes- from the hoplites to the gods and goddesses. They acted out their favourite myths, sampled a variety of traditional Greek food and worked in groups to design and make their own version of The Parthenon. The following day, they competed in The Mortimer Olympic Games, which included sprints, discuss and chariot racing.