Month: February 2019

Discovery Trail at the Lapworth Museum

Our Year 6 pupils explored the past 3.5 billion years on Tuesday 26th February, when they travelled to Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their day and acquired great insight into how the Earth formed and changed through time, and how life on earth developed and evolved.

Ski Trip to Fiesch, Switzerland

Another fun filled ski trip took place over half term to Fiesch in Switzerland. Sixteen very excited children took to the slopes and enjoyed a thrilling week of adventure. The unrivalled attention and support given by the instructors enabled our group to make superb progress over the week. On the last morning, all of the children were able to ski together as a group, to the village of Betmeralp. It was great to see everyone enjoying each other’s company, regardless of age or ability and having some great fun on the slopes with their instructors.

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Year 5 spent a fantastic day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge, where they had the opportunity to experience what life might have been like in the 1890s. Dressed in Victorian costume, our pupils experienced aspects of a child’s life at school, which included tasters of maths, literacy and geography lessons. They took part in a drill lesson in the school yard and learned about the disciplined routine the children would have been subject to. 

Senior Music Competition

The Senior Music Competition on 12th February once again showcased the incredibly high standard of our Winterfold musicians. Rosie B’s Chanson de Matin by Elgar was particularly commended and Willem V’s Viola Concerto in G by Telemann. Other highlights were Naughty from Matilda The Musical and a performance of Allegro Appasionato by Saint-Saëns. Congratulations to all our musicians and Rosie B, the overall winner.

Junior Music Competition

Parents, staff and pupils were entertained and inspired by our Year 3 and 4 musicians on the morning of Tuesday 12th February.  There was a wide range of instruments on display, played with confidence and flair. Congratulations to all of our young musicians and to those who received commendations for their performances.  Well done to the overall winner of the competition, Alex D, whose vocal performance of Walking in the Air was beautiful.

Mini Me Concert – Strings

On Tuesday 5th February, a group of talented musicians taught by Mrs Price played at the Mini Me concert to an audience of parents. There was a wide range of standards on show, from a Year 2 pianist, to a Grade 5 scholarship level violinist. The concert culminated in a piece that the Year 3 pupils taught to the older children, which was a huge success. Well done to all who took part and for their work throughout the year.

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