4+ had a brilliant visit from the Explorer Dome. The children were all dressed up in fabulous space costumes and loved clambering into the dome and seeing huge projected images of the moon, astronauts, planets and stars. They were told some wonderful stories about the stars they could see in the night sky and they learnt how to join the stars together like a dot-to-dot to make pictures. They particularly liked the story about Orion and Sirus. The children had a go at using their own imaginations to look up into the dome to create pictures from the stars.
Over the past year our school has been involved in a collaborative project with schools across the region entitled Routes to Resilience. This is a program that develops staff and pupil awareness about the character ‘muscles’ which we all develop as part of our learning. The project led by Mrs Edwards has impacted on many aspects of our school and we are delighted to have been recognised as a Routes to Resilience accredited school.
At the beginning of this half term the pupils had the opportunity to take part in a Religion and Belief Roadshow giving the pupils the opportunity to sample multiple faiths in one arena. The faiths we were lucky enough to welcome were Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jain, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh. The pupils were able to experience sights, sounds and fragrances of the various cultures. Each faith had a stall of artefacts that the students could handle and a practitioner who answered their questions.
The pupils at Church Langton took part in a Remembrance service as a culmination to their work learning all about the sacrifices of those who lost their lives in the First World War. Pupils had a series of lessons and assemblies in the week building up to our Remembrance service. During this the names of those from the local villages who lost their lives were read out. Our brass teacher then played the last post and the oldest children read prayers. All of the pupils made poppies and other artwork captured the memorable images of Remembrance.
Well done to the pupils from years two and three who represented our school in the Tag Rugby Tournament held at Market Harborough Rugby Club. Thank you to Miss Parker and Mr Knowles for coaching the teams.
Pupils from years three, four, five and six represented our school in the competition held in the Langton Community Hall. They answered a wide range of questions and should be proud of their achievements. Thank you to Mrs Hayward and Mrs Russell for supporting the teams.
Mrs Manley was very proud of the pupils from years five and six who took part in the maths day organised by Oundle School. The children took part in various challenges with one of our teams finishing second out of the twenty four teams taking part.
Congratulations to the pupils from years five and six who took part in the writing event organised by St Cuthbert’s Great Glen Primary School. The children spent the day working with children’s author Colin Parson’s and created some wonderful writing.
Well done to the pupils from years 5 and 6 who represented the school in the basketball tournament held at Robert Smyth Academy. The crowd of supporting parents took great pleasure seeing them playing with great enthusiasm and energy and the team should be very proud to have won the tournament without losing a match.
It was a great pleasure to see our pupils from years five and six perform at the Birmingham Arena this week as part of the Young Voices concert. They were part of a choir of over six thousand pupils and performed alongside a range of performers, the street dance group seemed to be the most popular with the children. A big thank you to Mr Kirkland for organising the trip and preparing the children. Thanks also to Mrs Edwards, Mrs Hollis, Mrs Byrne and Mrs Cooper for singing and dancing along with the children.