Today the whole school had the opportunity to take part in an interactive concert held by the folk band Maia. The musicians bought in many instruments including a full drum kit, banjo, guitar and double bass!! The children learn about the instruments and had the opportunity to take part in their performances with singing, dancing and rhythms. The musicians worked with all the children from nursery to year 6! The feedback from the group was amazing... "I just wanted to get in touch to say how much we all enjoyed working with your students yesterday. The band and I were blown away by how engaged the students were and full of great questions, there were some genuinely beautiful moments yesterday like the Y4 rendition of This Old Hammer, You can tell Claire Rivers is obviously doing some fantastic work with the pupils at the moment. There was a lovely comment by one student ‘I’m going to go and get my guitar from the loft’ which was really nice to hear. If you have any other comments or pictures from the students it would be really nice to have a few for us to share. I hope we can come back to your school soon. "
Today the children in class 3 & 4 had the opportunity to take part in a musical workshop run by our friends from Artforms. The workshop focused on well being and positive mental health, while exploring the children's excellent music skills.
On the week commencing 15th November, SPS celebrated PEACE WEEK. This supported the national antibullying week and we kicked off the week by all wearing our odd socks. This reminded everyone that is it good to be different and unique. During the week we also had an antibullying assembly hosted by our key stage 2 antibullying ambassadors, we created a graffiti wall in the hall where we added our own messaged of peace and we created a whole school piece of art using every hand of the children in the school. The children focused on saying just one kind word and leant the importance our own words can actions can have. Year 5 made post cards of kindness and took them to our friends at Stanningley Live At Home to spread the kindness within our community. Here are a collection of photos from the week.
Today, we were very excited to welcome Clio McMullen to Stanningley Primary School. Clio, worked alongside, Mrs StottMoore and Miss Di to deliver the Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training with The Diana Award to 16 pupils in school. The Anti-Bullying Ambassador Training Programme empowers pupils and staff to change the attitudes, behaviours, and cultures of bullying behaviour by building skills and confidence to address different situations both on and offline. The training day equips young people with knowledge of what bullying is and how to tackle it through engaging activities, at the end of which pupils will make an action plan of how to approach reducing bullying in their schools and will become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors. This is all delivered through The Diana Awards renowned peer led approach.
It was a sad day as we said goodbye to our friends Colin and Julie. They have been coming to Stanningley Primary School for many years to support us with Poetry. Each year they helped us to create poems that we danced or acted out to our family and friends.
Today it was our turn to create a poem or two for them and present them with a few gifts to remember us by.
We all wanted to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to you both.
It has been amazing. We hope you come to visit us soon.