Year 1’s teddy bear day

 

Year 1 have enjoyed their last PE lesson with their teddies today. The teddies have been brushing up on their throwing and catching skills and working up an appetite ready for the teddy bears’ picnic.

 

Year 8 celebrate their journey at Winterfold

The staff, parents and Year 8 Leavers all came together virtually on Thursday 25th June to celebrate and reminisce about their wonderful time spent together at Winterfold.  David and Sue Aldred, former Deputy Head (Pastoral) and Year 4 teacher at the school for many years were surprise guests who joined the families and staff for a lovely evening, which was a fitting way to remember their journey at Winterfold.

 

 

Year 4 create their own board games

Year 4 have been busy creating their own board games and have come up with a range of wonderful and imaginative games. Do you fancy a game of Mathopoly, Winterfold Pursuit, Math-a-ladders or The Winterfold Way? Well done everyone.

Sports Day

 

Our pupils, staff and parents pulled out all the stops for our virtual Sports Day, with competitors taking part in eight different events at home. The children even made bunting, certificates and rosettes to give out as prizes within their family groups. This was a great success for all involved and the evidence of how much fun was had (as well as the fierce competition) can be seen in our mini movie which can be found on Twitter and YouTube.

Bushcraft – Bear Grylls style

Year 8 pupils have enjoyed a fantastic virtual Bushcraft day, learning survival techniques from Anna Humphries, who is an instructor at the Bear Grylls Academy.

With over ten years’ experience in the outdoors, Anna has developed a keen interest in mountaineering, ski-ing, parascending, climbing and running. She is a qualified Mountain Leader, Duke of Edinburgh Instructor and Climber.  In 2018, the keen explorer and survival expert climbed Everest Base Camp and was part of the first female team to stand up paddle board the English Channel.

With the guidance of the Bear Grylls instructor, the pupils looked at the principles of survival which included shelter building, constructing fires, food and the art of water filtration, using stones, grass, mud, a sock and an empty bottle to filter the water, then boiling and drinking it when cooled.

It was an excellent afternoon and the Year 8s were able to get involved with the activities in their back gardens. Anna did a “gross eats” session at the end, where she ate mealworms and grasshoppers.

Henri Rousseau art

Year 4 have been studying Henri Rousseau art. We love these digital interpretations of his work.