To inspire our Year 3 children about the latest topic we decided to hold a day of learning and discovery about the Ancient Egyptians. We gave the children eight activities to investigate such as: entering Tutankhamen's Tomb, making a cartouche which contained their name in hieroglyphs, drawing like an Ancient Egyptian and mummifying King Tutankhamen's body. A particular favourite was entering the tomb by crawling through a tunnel to discover some of the secrets held in there. Another sure fire winner was the mummification station where the children experienced the mummification process - placing specific organs into the correct jars. Throughout the day the children were fully engaged and just as enthusiastic as the staff that taught them.
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The 11th and 12th of June saw the return of the annual Spire Junior School sport day, with a different twist- each class was competing to be the best. Monday was the turn of the year 5 and 6’s who took part in a variety of activities such as skipping, water bucket challenge and the relay. Each class took part in the right spirit and had huge smiles upon their faces. Each race was very competitive as they all wanted to be the best class. As the races finished, Ben totted up the results and the winning class was Miss Carters and Mrs Vaughan’s. Well done!
Now it was the turn of the year 3 and 4s on the Tuesday. The sun did not appear which made the race conditions much more suitable, and just like the day before each class competed in the right spirit and with huge smiles upon their faces. The children took part in bat and ball races, sprint and fancy dress. Each score was again taken to Ben and added up carefully. When the final race was run, it was clear that the winning class was Mr Page’s. Well done!
A big thank you must go to the year 6’s for helping set up the activities and tidy up after on both days. Also thank you to Friends of Spire for the refreshments on offer- the cobs smelt amazing.
Last Thursday, Spire junior school entered 2 teams to the kwik cricket competition at Queens Park- Spire Spartans and Spire Superstars. Spire Superstars were in group 4 and they had fixtures against Inkersall and St Marys. Unfortunately the Superstars came up against some very stiff opposition and came 2nd in both of their matches. However, they all loved the day and learnt some new skills which they have bought back to school to share in our PE lessons.
The Spartans were in a very competitive group which consisted of: Old Hall, William Rhodes and Brockwell. However what followed was a cricketing master class by the Spartans. They batted brilliantly, nonchalantly clearing the boundary for numerous fours and sixes, catching the ball like a bear catches its salmon; it was a pleasure to watch. The Spartans played 3 won 3, and as a result of this they are through to the kwik cricket semi-final at Queens Park on the 21st June.
On Thursday 12th April, some of our Year 5 and Year 6 children had a sleepover at the Deep in Hull. We had the place to ourselves and were given a guided tour , even having the opportunity to touch star fish and sea urchins. We received a practical science lesson in the centre, where we mixed substances to make our own slime, which each child was able to take home. We then made our own t-shirts to take home, wrote postcards to our parents and made keyrings. After all our hard work we then had our supper and settled down next to the huge tanks and got ready for bed. After a few hours sleep we woke up, had breakfast, went and saw the penguins playing and visited the shop.
It was lovely to see the children embracing and enjoying this new opportunity and experience.
It has been a wonderful end to the term, with our Easter Celebrations. We have had our Easter Bonnet competition, our Easter garden competition and a special visit from the Easter Bunny!
Thank you to everyone who participated for all your efforts and hard work. All photos are available on our facebook page: