Platinum Jubilee celebrations!

Over the past few weeks, the children have been learning about the life of our Queen the different events that she has experienced through her 70 years on the throne.

To prepare for this special occasion, the children have enjoyed doing lots of different art activities.

The children have been learning about the special foods we would eat at such an important celebration and enjoyed following a recipe to make fizzy fruit jelly, chocolate pinwheels and a Victoria sponge. Our head chef Corey followed the recipe alongside us and make his own cake which he took home and (may have) shared with his family!

We spent the last few days getting the gardens ready for the party, tidying up the areas and planting flowers in our new hanging baskets.

On Friday, the children enjoyed a whole school celebration of singing and dancing with some very special guests! This was followed by a picnic and a play on the field.

Sports Day

We have spent our PE sessions this half term preparing for our big moment on sports day! We had a really lovely morning on Tuesday, joining our mainstream classes to take part in running races, an egg and spoon race and a relay race. The children really enjoyed cheering on their friends and performing in front of their parents.

Alfie and Corey were our very special helpers giving out stickers and congratulating the racers!

Cooking in ARP

Over the last few weeks, the children have been learning how to read and follow a recipe, measure ingredients and practice preparing food we will be making for our Jubilee party.

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Cheesecake

The children did good thinking to melt the butter, crush the biscuits and whisk the cream cheese and icing sugar. Some of the children became independent very quickly showing how safely they could use the electric whisk. The cheesecake was surprisingly enjoyable even to the children who said they wouldn’t try it!

Jelly cups

There was a bit of science behind our jelly recipe finding out how the solid dissolved into a liquid then turned back into a solid. The children carefully chopped the strawberries and layered them into the bottom of their cups. Next, they measured out enough hot water to mix with the jelly cubes which quickly dissolved and topped up the jug with lemonade. The jellies would need a few hours to set back into a solid before we added squirty cream and sprinkles! The children enjoyed eating their fizzy jellies for pudding the next day!

Afternoon Tea

ARP thought it might be a nice idea to treat our families to an afternoon tea. We started to plan the afternoon and made invitations which we posted to our parents.

Next we got creative and prepared all of the decorations for the dinner hall and started to bake all of the sweet treats. We made 3 batches of cake batter; by the time we had finished the third batch of cakes, we were mixing and baking independently!


On the morning of the afternoon tea, we busily prepared lots of jam and cheese and set up the dinner hall ready for our parents’ eager arrival.

At 2pm sharp, our parents began to arrive. We showed them to their seats and we enjoyed sharing the afternoon with them.

Blog written by George.

Ukraine Fundraiser

Over the past few weeks, ARP 2 have been helping year 5 and 6 children to plan and organise a fundraising afternoon to raise money to help people in Ukraine who are going through a very difficult time.

We spent some time making banners, flags and bunting to decorate the playground and busily cooked and crafted cakes, bracelets and bookmarks.

During the afternoon of the 29th of March, we had to set up the playground with lots of different stalls ready for our eager customers.

Children and families were very generous and we raised a lot of money.
Blog witten by George and Elliot.

Comic Relief cake sale

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Over the last few weeks, ARP 2 have been learning about money to help us sell cakes for Comic Relief. The children have been enjoying lots of activities to count money, find change and get to know all the different vocabulary used when using money.

Today, ARP 2 busily set up a cake stall to sell cakes to the rest of the school. They remembered to use the different phrases and find the right change.

World Book Day 2022

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On Wednesday the 2nd of March, ARP 2 took part in some exciting activities to celebrate World Book Day.

To start the day of celebrations, we dressed up as our favourite book characters.

We enjoyed watching the musical Matilda and Friends.

Next, we visited the library to go on a scavenger hunt where we had to find books with bears, planes and witches.

Finally, we spent some time reading our books and doing quizzes on Bug Club.

Blog written by George and Elliot.

NSPCC Number Day!

The children had a wonderful day taking part in lots of maths activities to celebrate the NSPCC’s Number Day.

We started off the morning with a fun game of bingo where the children were able to use lots of the skills they have been learning such as staying focussed, being patient and accepting wins and losses.

Lots of other activities were on offer and the children enjoyed code breakers, puzzles and quizzes. Prodigy on the Chromebooks is a new firm favourite!

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Chinese New Year

Over the last few weeks, the children have been learning about Chinese New Year and how their traditions are similar to other festivals.

The children enjoyed sampling some tradition Chinese foods. The fortune cookies we our favourite so we thought about some messages we could put in our own cookies.

Here are some of the children’s opinions:

Oskar
Nevaeh

Spring Blossom

We read the story of how the Chinese Zodiac was thought of and researched which animal links to our year of birth.

Boccia

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On Friday, some of the children in ARP 2 took a trip to Sneyd to take part in the Walsall Schools Boccia Competition. We joined lots of other children from primary and secondary schools around Walsall to practice the skills we had learned in our PE lessons to show our fantastic ability in Boccia.

Over the course of the day, we won some matches, came second in some but overall, our two teams placed 4th and 2nd.

The children had a fabulous time meeting other children – at lunchtime, some of the children from Elmwood enjoyed playing some games with us!

To find out more about Boccia, watch this video.