Since September 4T have been lucky enough to have Mick from Skillforce visit them every week to do exciting team building activities. The children all really look forward to Skillforce on a Monday morning as it is always great fun! The award they have completed was originally called the Skillforce Character Award but it has recently been renamed the Prince William Explorer Award. Over the year, they have focused on key words which have enabled them to develop into fantastic team players. These words are: Self–belief, resilience, courage, good health, gratitude, optimism, passion, confidence, compassion, self – control, listening, sharing, cooperation, caring, trust, teamwork, problem solving, respect, neighbourliness, kindness and appreciation.
We are extremely proud that 4T were the first group of children across England, Scotland and Wales to graduate with the Prince William Explorer Award. Please click on this link to view the presentation.
A number of our children attended the opening of the Manchester International Festival last night (Thursday 29th June) with the theme of ‘What is a City but the people’.
Please click on this link to view.
The 2017 Childrens’ University Graduation Ceremony took place on Wednesday 21st June at the Elizabethan Suite. This year Park View had over 35 children Graduating, some children have accumulated over 1,700 hours extra curricular activities. Well done to everyone who participated. It was fantastic to see our school so well represented.
On the 27/5/16, the Muslim children of Park View Primary School produced an informative presentation about the Holy Festival Ramadan (a Muslim tradition). Approximately 22 children, divided up into 6 groups, shared their assignment with the rest of the school. They were supported by Mrs McClean (Assistant Head Teacher and director of this event).
WHAT IS RAMADAN?
Ramadan is a Muslim tradition that has gone on for thousands of years and normally lasts for 30 days (1 month). We celebrate it to value how much we actually have and to thank our God for a good life and blessing us with health, food, water and family. We do this festival to remember and experience what it’s like to be poor. At the end of our fast we hold a big meal with all of our family.
In our belief, the prophet says that you can start fasting at the age of 7 but that is an optional choice. Normally, if you are over the age of 12 then fasting is compulsory for you. On the other hand, if you are 12 or younger then fasting isn’t necessary for you but if you insist on it then you can keep a half fast which normally lasts till 5:00pm. Some people are exceptions such as: if you are poorly, if you are travelling, if you are poor or if you are going through pregnancy.
WHAT WE DID?
All of the groups were waiting at the back whilst Mrs McClean introduced the assembly. The subjects we talked about were who fasts, the prayers, artefacts used in the event, opening the fast, closing the fast and the times of Ramadan. Each group had a turn to share their ideas put in a speech and the audience (the rest of the school) were very respectful and listened carefully. Everyone was a little quiet and shy (but very brave). Overall, the get together was AMAZING!
Many thanks to Hana for writing this report and to all of the children who took part in the assembly.
Queen’s Birthday Celebrations
On Friday 10th June, the Nation celebrated the glorious birthday of the longest reigning monarch in English history, Queen Elizabeth II. Many grand ceremonies were held for her turning of 90. As a whole school, Park View Primary celebrated this momentous occasion by holding a Royal Tea Party which took place on the field.
Please click here to read and see Mollie’s full report. A ROYAL OCCASION
PTA Cycle Ride
We had a great day recently on a cycle ride organised by the PTA.
Roald Dahl Day
Everyone at Park View had a ‘whoopsy whizzpopping’ day celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl.
Thank you, a fantastic effort was made by many of our ‘kiddles’ and thanks to your kind donations we have managed to raise £149.47 for Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Mr Brian Davies attended Park View 50 years ago and through his passion for new technology has established his own ICT firm. To celebrate his 50 year anniversary, Brian kindly donated some ICT equipment to school. We organised a ‘coding competition’ where children used their coding skills to design modern machines and develop coding programmes in order to win ‘Hexbug’ prizes. Part of the donation was also spent on purchasing a new iPad Air 2 which will be used for a little girl with SEN in Year 2 who will benefit greatly from this!
World Book Day 2017
The children at Park View had a wonderful time celebrating World Book Day. The children came dressed as their favourite character from a book and wore the most amazing and creative outfits. Every class chose a book to base the day’s activities on and had so much fun! Thank you for your support and kind donations to Children’s Aid.
On Friday 10th March 2017 Park View welcomed ‘Google Expeditions’ to school! Google Expeditions is a revolutionary tool that with the use of virtual reality headsets, children viewed an exciting variety of 360° photo spheres and 3D images including The Space Race, the Amazon Forest and even under water. Google provided all the technical equipment and a ‘Google Associate’ called Liane who supported both staff and children during their sessions throughout the day. The children used virtual reality viewers provided by Google called ‘Google Cardboard’. Children in Years 1 and 2 took part in a 2D experience; Years 3 – 6 had the 3D experience.
Both staff and children had a great time throughout the day:
“I can see the potential for Google Expeditions to be a fantastic resource for schools. It would engage children and stimulate exciting writing from them.” Mrs Devine
“I would definitely recommend this to all schools. I couldn’t wait for it to start! It’s mind blowing! I was amazed at what I saw – it feels like you’re actually there!” Hallie, 5D
“A fantastic experience for all children – an individual activity that somehow brought the class together! It was hard to bring the class back down from the moon in the next lesson due to all the excitement!” Miss Turner
“I think it was very good because when I looked down it seemed as if I was floating! I think we should do it again!” Anastasia, 3W
“6R had an amazing time visiting the Mayan Temples! We went under the sea and for a walk on the moon!” Miss Rainford
“We all got together as a class. We had loads of fun and what we saw was beautiful. It was a wonderful activity!” Tom, 3L
“I enjoyed Google Expeditions because I felt like the virtual reality was reality! The best part of Google Expeditions was when we were under the sea. The realistic sharks came towards me and it gave me the shock of my life because it popped out of nowhere!” Yuvraj, 6R
“I loved it because it is so realistic! I thought that I was there! I love how it was 3D; I wish we could do it again!” Holly, 4B
“I really liked Google Day – we went on Santa’s Journey – we saw a golden eagle!” Holly, 2R
” I loved Google Day! It was the best day ever! I saw a deep sea diver and we saw a shark! It was like I was really there!” Zahra, 2R
Mrs Gawthrope and a group of Key Stage 2 children produce delicious cakes and savoury snacks that they sell to parents and children. The quality of produce is excellent and it often receives great feedback!
Once a month children are nominated by the Midday Supervisors for a special treat at lunch time. They get the opportunity to sit on the VIP table with a friend and enjoy special cakes and drinks and the opportunity to speak with Mr Stephens and Mrs Udall.
Newsround came to record some of our childrens’ opinions on what makes them happy on Monday 20th March 2017, as it was International Happiness Day. Please click on this link to view. CBBC Newsround – What makes you happy
Red Nose Day
We all had a lot of fun on Red Nose Day dressing up in ‘something funny for money’, we also sponsored Mr Stephens to dress up on the day and he came as Batman! Mrs G also looked amazing wearing a Unicorn costume. We raised a fantastic £557.28.
Easter Egg Competition
Congratulations to everyone for their entries for this years Easter Egg Competition and Well Done to all the winners. There were some very imaginative entries.