On Wednesday, RLA was open for parents to help the children make poppies in our Poppy Craft Afternoon. The poppies will be displayed outside school for Remembrance Day.
For Remembrance, Revoe has welcomed war veterans. Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed learning how how Mr Clement fought in Afganistan where he lost both of his legs after an IED attack. They asked lots of questions, got to see photographs and hold medals of heroic actions.
Year 5 had a visitor on Tuesday from Mrs Cropper’s Dad Jim! They got to learn all about him growing up in Mereside, Blackpool and going on to join the RAF at 16. The children discovered how he fought for his country in the Falklands and Gulf conflicts. Back in 1991 Revoe Primary School (class 6RD) wrote a letter to him during the Gulf war- luckily Mrs Cropper’s mum kept it safe and the children got to read and enjoy this piece of history. They got to see photographs that Jim took, hold his medals and wear his RAF hat! Year 5 were a credit to Revoe and a fun afternoon was had by all.
Year 4 + 5 beat a rhythmic path to a new skill with African dance and drumming tuition yesterday. After learning about the instruments, traditions, music and dance of Africa they celebrated their new found expertise in a whole school assembly.
In the Blackpool Primary Schools dodgeball competition, our RLA team won all 3 games against Holy Family, Gateway and St Theresas. We then also went on to beat Mereside in the final! Well done to the team who played brilliantly and were a credit to our school with their impeccable behaviour and manners.
Poppy has achieved her Bronze Level on the School Therapy Dog Training Programme. She received a certificate and also a rosette for achieving 100%. The in-school assessor, wrote, “Poppy is a fabulous dog and is doing fantastic work in her role at RLA”. Well done Poppy!!
We are celebrating National Grandparents day with a special event. We have story books on hand and card making activities along with hot drinks and biscuits for our children to share a memorable moment with their favourite grownups.
Today a new bear visited year 3. He has been travelling around the world and has just got off the train at Euston. In English, we are going to write stores about his adventures. He is Paddington bear's cousin and he likes eating jam sandwiches. We have decided to call him Euston.
Nursery 2 children have been settling into their new environment with the help of Poppy our school Therapy dog. She has enjoyed going for walks and listening to the children as they chat to her about all they are doing. The children are being encouraged to write letters to her as they have lots of questions they would like answered. We are hoping to find out what her favourite book is as we have shared lots of our stories with her!
In Nursery the children have enjoyed exploring the natural materials in the mud kitchen, using spoons to combine the pine cones, conkers, lentils and shells and then serving the mixture to the Nursery teddy bears! To build on this interest, we decided to hold a Teddy Bears Picnic.
Our magazine club got to meet with X-Factor semi final sensation Holly Tandy, Kieran McGinn of the musical An Officer and a Gentleman and Kelvin Fletcher of Emmerdale fame on Wednesday. In a question and answer session soon to be published in our fantastic Revoe Rocks magazine, our young journalists found out all about the cast and crew of the upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz at the Winter Gardens. Look out for the story in the next Revoe Rocks and find out what it's like to play the characters of Dorothy, the Tin Man and Scarecrow and walk the yellow brick road to Emerald City.
Our Reception children have been in school now for almost two weeks. They have settled really well, meeting new friends and taking new routines in their stride.