Month: May 2017

Grandparents’ Tea Party

On Thursday 25th May, Winterfold hosted its inaugural Grandparents’ Tea Party. Over 200 grandparents of children in The Woodhouse Nursery, Kindergarten 1 and 2, Reception, Yr 1 and Yr 2 enjoyed a delicious, home-made afternoon tea on the lawn at Winterfold. The sun shone brightly as the children sang beautifully – ‘Grandma, Grandpa, we love […]

Van Gogh Interpretations

Currently adorning one of the school’s notice boards is Year 6 artwork inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. The pupils have learnt about Van Gogh’s painting techniques such as stippling, impasto and dry brushing. This enabled them to build up the surface texture and give their work a ‘painterly’ quality. Although it was challenging replicating some […]

Winterfold at the CTA Athletics

Our Winterfold athletes enjoyed a very successful evening on Monday evening at the CTA Athletics Competition.  This year, the event took place at The Abbey Stadium in Redditch and Winterfold managed a clean sweep by winning every age category.  In the U9 girls’ competition, Kitty R took gold in the 80m, Eleanor W came third […]

Year 4 Tread the Boards

Congratulations to Winterfold’s Year 4 thespians who gave a fantastic performance of Roald Dahl’s parody of traditional folk tales ‘Revolting Rhymes’ on Thursday 18th May. The children produced confident, entertaining portrayals of characters from the six well-known fairy tales which feature a surprise finish instead of the traditional ‘happy ever after’ endings we are used to. […]

(Yr) Five Go On a Coastal Field Trip

On Tuesday 9th May, Year 5 departed on a Coastal Geography field trip to Swanage.  The weather was good and the children were very proactive and learnt a lot in the ‘outdoor classroom’. Swanage is at the eastern end of the 95 mile stretch of the beautiful Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. In their geography […]

West Midlands Schools’ Champions

Orienteering is a fantastic sport that combines physical speed with quick thinking and decision-making.  It also takes our pupils to some of the finest countryside in the region.   At Winterfold, we have had an orienteering team in regular competition for over 12 years. The current team first came together two years ago and since then, […]

Archaeology Day

On Thursday 11th May, Year 6 pupils had an ‘introduction to Archaeology’ by Discover History. After excavating a ‘test pit’ and locating their finds, pupils completed their finds records and drew the archaeology.  They were then asked to identify and reconstruct their finds.  Using the finds as evidence, they were able to tell the story […]

Author visit

On Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May, Author and Reception teacher Mrs Annie Muscutt led creative writing workshop with Yr 6 and Yr 7 pupils. Mrs Muscutt, who has been a Reception class teacher at Winterfold for the last 7 years, first started writing as a child but it wasn’t until she was a younger adult […]

West Midlands Care Team Visit KG2

On Thursday 4th May as part of Kindergarten 2’s ‘People Who Help Us’ topic, the West Midlands Care Car Team visited Winterfold. The children were fascinated to hear about the job that the Doctor, Paramedic and Nurse do. They even got an opportunity to look at the vital equipment used to save lives every day.

In The Groove

On Tuesday 2nd May, Winterfold House Music’s Groove Diggers took the stage at Kidderminster Town Hall to headline the first night of the ‘Youth Makes Music’ Festival. With the Town Hall’s professional sound system and mixing deck, the standard of music played by the Groove Diggers was incredible.  Parents and pupils from local schools were treated […]

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