Curriculum News

Book Week – 11th January 2021

St Werburgh’s have celebrated book week in style. The entire school and remote learners have explored and enjoyed the picture book ‘Hello Lighthouse’ which is written and illustrated by Sophie Blackall. The book tells the story of a lighthouse and its last keeper and was well received, winning the 2019 Caldecott Medal for its illustrations. Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources, Blackall worked hard on the design of the book. The writing and illustrations were meant to complement each other noting the change and consistency of the sea.

Healthy Eating – Healthy Minds
A series of workshops were delivered in school today by our lunchtime meal providers, Chartwells. The workshops were aimed at encouraging the pupils to eat healthily, to exercise more and to maintain a healthy mind through discussing aspects of their life which make them feel happy. At the end of the workshop children were invited to sample a mixture of super-foods freshly prepared on site by Chef, to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Enriching our MFL curriculum
Pupils in KS2 at St Werburgh’s learn French using the Language Angels scheme. To ensure they get a real French experience, Mrs Cocks, our MFL co-ordinator organised a French afternoon.
Y5/6 planned a holiday to France
Y3/4 named the body parts of a monkey
Y1/2 learned French greetings and constructed the Eiffel tower out of various materials
All pupils visited the French café and had fun!
Au revoir

Football Fever
On 16th January, St Werburgh’s entered two teams into the Derby County Kids Cup at the Soccerdome, Pride Park. The event ran over 3 days with over 45 school participating. Four group stage matches were played by each of our teams, who played really well; scoring lots of goals. The top two teams from each group went through to the quarter finals with one of our teams managing to finish 2nd in their group. After a tense battle, St Werburgh’s unfortunately were on the wrong end of a 3-2 score line. 

St Werburgh’s are very proud of all the players who skilfully represented the school throughout the day, demonstrating both impeccable behaviour and sportsmanship.

Rocket Hot Dog Sales! Every Friday after school Richards’ Rockets Maths Class will be selling hot dogs as part of a real-life maths enterprise programme aimed at applying maths skills to real-life scenarios. It is envisaged that the scheme will run until at least Easter to afford the pupils the opportunity to cost, sell and collate sales data for analysis.

As the pupils will be running it, the concept is being kept simple and manageable. Therefore, there will be no vegetarian or gluten-free options available. Please accept our apologies in advance, but due to the pupils serving the food, along with the complexity of some food allergies, this decision has been taken to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. A full list of ingredients will be made available for your consultation should you require it.

It is hoped that by keeping the enterprise scheme a regular feature in school the pupils will build up a strong customer base who can rely upon their delicious product.