Wath Central remembers.
To mark Remembrance Day, Team Central have been learning what it means to remember. Each year group has been involved in contributing to a whole-school Remembrance assembly. We will share this together today following our moment of silence to show respect.
We thought you might like to see this for yourselves.
Thank you for your engagement in our Remembrance learning this year.
Lest we forget.
Rain Before Rainbows
Team Central reflected on and moved forward from an interesting end to the school year. As we did this, we linked to the book ‘Rain Before Rainbows.’
This is a text about overcoming difficulties and remaining positive.
Part of our study involved every child in every year group collaborating on a piece of artwork.
Here is our retelling of ‘Rain Before Rainbows’ using the artwork created.
Supporting Anti Bullying Week
We kicked off Anti-bullying week 2020 with a fabulous “Odd Sock Day”. The message this year has never been so powerful - United against bullying.
This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together. From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference. We will be raising awareness and having a further focus on anti-bullying all week.
Primary Leaders Awards
Last year, in Year 3 and Year 5 we entered a Primary Engineers award where children invented a new product based on a need. Today we received our results and I am thrilled that everyone achieved a pass or more! Fantastic effort!
In addition, we have 5 stand out superstars!
Scarlett (Y4), Olive (Y6) and Chloe (Y6) all received the highest award of a DISTINCTION which is a fantastic achievement!
We also have Natalia (Y6) and Molly (Y4) who also received a DISTINCTION but had their work shortlisted to almost be featured in an exhibition. Brilliant effort!
Well done everyone for taking part and a huge congratulations to the 5 girls!
Harvest Festival - Community Links
As part of our Harvest Festival celebrations, we have been collecting donations to give to our local food banks (Wath Food Bank and Cortonwood Community Centre).
In addition to the donations, we have also been encouraging the community to come together again over half term and complete our Funky Friends Treasure Trail. Children designed a picture, character or scene and displayed the product in their front window or garden. Pupils and members of the public were then encouraged to follow a trail to spot the different designs.
The Flock at Wentworth
'The Flock' was an art exhibition by people in the local community that landed at Wentworth Woodhouse and it looked stunning! Team Central’s Year 5 are extremely proud to be a part of this project by designing birds to reflect the last year!
'The Flock' is an art installation on Wentworth’s East lawn consisting of 10,000 wooden birds all hand-painted by the local community. People of all ages share their personal memories and feelings of lockdown.
For World Mental Health Day, Wath Central had a focus around easing worries, sharing anxieties and managing the issues and emotions we feel. This included yoga sessions, consideration of what our strengths are and what other people think of us and looking at understanding ways to lower our anxiety, such as cloud watching and using music to calm.
Children came in yellow to participate in the #HelloYellow campaign ran by Young Minds UK. So far, we have raised £238.58!!!
#TeamCentral shining in lockdown
The support, effort and feel of school community was a shining factor during the COVID-19 lockdown. We knew that by working together as a school family, we would get through such a difficult time when school closed due to COVID-19.
As a school, the phrase 'Together We Can' was felt through our pupils, parents/carers and staff. We returned to school closer as a community with #TeamCentral continuing to be at the heart of everything we do.
Following their success at the recent Yorkshire/ Derbyshire Regional finals, both Wath Central Robotic teams Nu-Alliance and Galaxy Knockouts attended the UK finals for VEX IQ in Telford. They performed brilliantly against many secondary, selective and independent schools. Nu -Alliance won the Energy Award for their enthusiasm and motivation and earned their place at the Vex IQ World Championships in Kentucky, USA.