The Big Sleep Out: 2017
As many of you will already be aware. Year 4 worked with Osborne construction to create shelters for adults to sleep in at The Big Sleep Out on 5th May 2017. Using images of a range of shelters they discussed the kinds of shapes that would work best before creating sketches and themes that could be used to decorate them.
They worked in house teams to build them using large pieces of card and thick tape. They then decorated them using pictures to create a theme for them. We were very fortunate because the Mayor came to judge them with us!
The 2 winning shelters were taken down to The Big sleep Out and were slept in by a member of the Osborne construction team and by Lucy Tennant from Trinity Winchester. Year 4 went down to Cathedral close in the evening and gave a stunning opening performance for the start of the sleep out.
They were a credit to the school and helped to raise a huge amount of money for Trinity!
The Big Sleep Out 2016
Green class were given the opportunity to work with Osborne Construction to create a shelter for the Big Sleep Out 2016. The Big Sleep Out raises money for Trinity Winchester, a charity supporting the homeless in the local area. We measured, cut and painted the structure, as well as creating pieces of art work based on our opinions of home. These were put together to create a castle shelter in the Cathedral grounds on Friday 6th May, where three members of Osborne slept under the stars in the shelter to raise money for Trinity. Osborne were awarded joint first place for our shelter...a great result!
Citizenship and Responsibility
(Making a positive Contribution)
3 Winnall pupils attended the Living Streets Awards and received recognition for the school’s work with residents from the local sheltered housing. They received recognition for their part in a shared walking project. A massive thank you to Mrs Miles, Ellis Rickman, Summer Robinson and Courtney Jay who all represented the school.
KEY STAGE 1 FLOWER ARRANGING- Wednesday 17th June.
The children in Yellow, Orange and Red class were invited to make some flower arrangements for an exhibition at WINCHESTER cathedral. They will be part of the CASCADES flower exhibition which will run from the 24th-28th June.
The children worked really well using real flowers, painting terracotta pots and arranging their flowers. The afternoon was a wonderful opportunity for all the children and staff who were involved.
A BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY which will help to raise funds for the cathedral.
1,000 + schools
1 vital lesson
On Friday 12th June, Winnall School took part in their first 'live' - The Big First Aid Lesson.
Schools from all around the country tuned in at exactly 2.00pm, for an hour long lesson broadcast live to thousands of children, followed by a quiz and a certificate of participation at the end.
We were particularly lucky at Winnall to also enjoy the expertise of a visit from a parent who works for St John's Ambulance Service. He demonstrated first aid skills to our year 6 pupils and answered a series of questions from members of Red Class.
Thank you Mr Jenkins!
On the afternoon of Thursday 23rd April, pupils from Winnall Primary School gave something back to the local community. A team of 6 year 6s headed over to the local sheltered housing that backs on to our school, and with the support of a team from Osborne builders they built 2 raised growing beds from scratch. Across an afternoon of hard work the pupils cut and drilled planks of wood, staked them in place, wood stained them, filled them with soil and then planted a range of herbs, so that the residents will be able to make use of them over the coming months and years.
The local residents were full of praise for the positive contribution that the pupils had made and were also very complimentary about the manners on display from the Winnal workers- Well done to all who helped and thank you to our community partners Osborne and Winchester City Council, who supported the school in this venture.
On Monday 30th March, the community team from Osborne builders came into school to deliver an assembly all around the theme of building site safety. Something particularly important given that the school will be having building contractors on site for the next 6 weeks, replacing our heating boilers.
The Voice class representatives from Indigo class were given the opportunity to come to the front of the hall and model appropriate safety equipment and all the children were able to take part in a safety quiz, stressing the importance of being responsible for our own actions.
A competition to design a safety poster was also announced. This competition will run over the Easter Break with entries due in on Tuesday 21st April.
This assembly was part of the school's assembly programme aimed at promoting social responsibility.
Our Place in the World
On Monday 15th June Yr 6 expressed an interest in the Isalmic Faith after an assembly on Ramadan. The children had a
range of questions which they researched themselves using the internet. Silver Class then put their findings into Power Point presentations.
On Thursday 30th April, Winnall School children from years 3-6 were invited to the community garden in Winnall, to participate in a willow weaving event. The children were led by artists Olivia Keith and Andrea Arengo-Jones. Working with members of Perlins, a group for adults with learning difficulties, the children created an arch shaped willow shelter to cover a bench in the garden. They then went on to decorate the structure with willow fish and stars that they designed and created themselves.
Why not take a moment to visit the garden, located behind the flats on Firmstone Road. Relax on the bench and enjoy the beauty of the willow arch and it's peaceful surroundings.
In Year Three we have been learning about Holi, the story behind it and how people celebrate the festival. This term we will be using our understanding of the festival to create pieces of mixed media artwork.
Watch this space to see our pieces of Holi art when they are finished!
Community, Democracy and Law
On Tuesday 9th June Shelagh Clift from the Salvation Army came to talk to everyone at Winnall in an assembly all about the role of the Salvation Army and about the fact that the organisation celebrates its 150th birthday this year. Shelagh explained about the helpful work the Salvation Army carries out both in this country and abroad, while looking at how life has changed in the UK and beyond over the last century and a half. The pupils also got to try on uniforms from the last 150 years and really looked the part.
Keep an eye out for the Salvation Army band who will be making a guest appearance at the Winnall PTA Summer Fair.
On Tuesday 24th March pupils in Indigo and Silver class decamped to Winchester Cathedral for the day, finishing with a performance sharing their work produced as part of their World War 1 topic.
They stood in the same place that troops had stood over 100 years before them and their words, drama, art work and dance filled the Cathedral, drawing an audience not just of parents but also of members of the public. It proved a moving experience with the children showing a developed understanding of British history effecting their own lives. A particularly touching moment being the reading of a letter home from a young nurse working on the front, written by a year 6 pupil. The event ended with a dance routine choreographed by Intrg8 dance through PE lessons, linking the modern day with the realities of events 100 years ago. A thoughtful and touching performance from all in Years 5 & 6 Well done.