Worcester Stands Tall Giraffe Update

Here’s an update on our Worcester Stands Tall giraffe sculpture project:

Over the last few weeks, across the school the children have all been working hard to think of a name for our giraffe and to create a design for how they think it should be decorated, using the theme “How is our School Community Unique?”

A Design Team of 13 children has been specially selected, by teachers and Mrs Breakwell, to work on the project.  They have worked together over the last two weeks to decide the giraffe’s name and themes for its final design.  Take a look at them here:

 On Tuesday 27th March the wait was finally over for the rest of the children and our giraffe sculpture was revealed to the whole school in an assembly. 

The design team announced that our giraffe is to be called Jeff, which means ‘peaceful traveller’.  They also told the school the themes for our final design: Faith and Friendship; School Logo and Tie; Love and Circle of Friends; Music; Eco Garden; Stars and Medals; Sport.

Take a closer look at final design that Mrs Breakwell has put together, incorporating elements from all of the chosen pupil designs, below:

Keep an eye out for further updates on the Design Team’s progress as they begin to decorate the sculpture after Easter.

The Big Bang Fair

Big Bang Fair

On 15th March 2018, Year 6 visited the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.

Our first show of the day was Gastronaut and the Quantum Mechanical Chocolate Factory, were we learnt about, biology, chemistry, physics and engineering! For the rest of the day we took part in lots of hands on activities covering many different areas of science.

Here are some photos from our trip…

 

STREET Dance Workshops

On Wednesday 14th March 2018  Stuart, from All Sorts of Performing Arts, came into school to take Key Stage One and Two for Street Dance workshops.

All the children enjoyed taking part in the sessions and said that they liked learning new moves and putting routines together.  Take a look at some of them here:

Here is what some of the children said about the workshops:

“ I really liked that he encouraged us even if we did it wrong.  Also the moves were fun and energetic which made me laugh and have a really good time” 

“My favourite move is baby freeze.  I also like how Street Dance is really funky and that you get to move around a lot.”

“I liked the freeze because I always like a challenge when I dance or in other sports.”

Stuart will also be running a Street Dance after school club for us after the Easter holiday.  Keep an eye out for updates on what the children get up to in this.  Thank you again for a brilliant morning!!

More Sporting Success

Congratulations to our KS2 Boccia teams, who competed against schools in South Worcestershire on Tuesday, with one of them bringing home the trophy. This means that they now go through to the Worcestershire Summer Games, where they will represent South Worcestershire. Well done to both teams and thank you to Mrs Annis for taking them and supporting them at the event.

 

Aces Coffee Morning

Deacon Jim is holding a coffee morning and bring and buy sale at school on Saturday 24th March, in the school hall, in order to raise money for Aces (Action for Children in El Salvador): 10-12pm. It is also Deacon Jim’s 91st birthday, and he would love as many of you as possible to come along and celebrate with him. 

Sporting Round Up

There have been lots of opportunities for the children to participate in sports and PE already this year, both in school and out of school, both at competitions and at festivals,  This is just a very quick catch up to share with you some of the sporting successes that Holy Redeemer teams and individuals have had this term. 

 

 

Our Year 4 hockey team, and both our Under 11 boys and girls athletics teams won the local rounds and went on to represent South Worcestershire at the Winter Games. Our Year 4 hockey team won the gold in the finals, and our Year 6 girls athletics team won silver. 

Most of our Key Stage 2 children took part in the local region cross country with many of them qualifying for the Regional event, where we came 1st and 28th (in the county) in the girls event, and 5th and 14th in the boys event. Chloe and Jack will now go on to compete at national level; a fantastic achievement.

Our Under 9 and Under 11 football teams competed in the CTA football tournament at Winterfold, where the Under 9 team won and the Under 11 team came 4th: our best result in the football yet!

Our Year 6 netball team won the indoor netball tournament at Blessed Edward’s and at the weekend the Under 9s took silver at the CTA event with the Under 9s putting in a great performance at their first tournament.

Huge congratulations to all the children involved at all levels. Thank you for your hard work and determination. These kinds of successes can only be achieved through commitment and effort, not just on the part of the children, but also from the staff; so thanks also go to Mrs. Annis and to her band of volunteers and adult supporters, especially Marie Porter, who supports the children at so many events.