This week, our new PlayPod was officially unveiled to the children and they have been making great use of it during their lunchtimes. Mrs Tingle spoke at the grand opening about our certainty that the installation of the PlayPod will encourage more active lunchtimes. She added that we expect the PlayPod will help to develop children's imagination as well as their ability to play with others and manage risk. The grand opening was attended by a lucky group of 32 children, members of Cambridge City Council's Children and Young People's Participation Service and some of our school governors.
You may have heard from your child that we now have a large shipping container on our back playground. Well yesterday, the doors were opened up for the first time and the children got to see what was enclosed!
We have invested in a scheme called Scrapstore PlayPod. This is a container full of scrap or loose parts that have been made safe for children to play with – one person’s junk is another one’s treasure after all!
On Monday the 23rd of April, Year 6 enjoyed a day in London. We visited the Tate Modern gallery and the Houses of Parliament.
In the Tate Modern there were many weird and wonderful works of art, some by artists we knew and others more obscure!
In the Houses of Parliament we were taken of a tour of the building where we were able to sit in on debates in the House of Commons and House of Lords. We also took part in a workshop and put questions to our local MP Will Quince.
On Monday 26th March, Year 5 hosted a Stone Age Exhibition. This was a first for PJS and was a great success! We had a terrific turnout with many parents, grandparents and younger siblings attending. The children were really engaged and thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning and their guests left having been impressed by the children’s confidence and enthusiasm for what they had learnt.
Pupils from years 5 and 6 competed in the area Cross Country finals at Colchester Rugby Club. The children had a very successful afternoon, winning 3 medals. They are now awaiting news of qualification for the County finals.
For World Book Day this year, the children were asked to ‘Dress a Potato’ as a book character.
We were delighted with the entries and a big thank you goes to parents and guardians for supporting this event.
Year 6 made the most of the recent snow by having a snowman competition. The snowman with the greatest combined circumference and height was the winner!