Calling all photographers!

Calling all photographers!

Living Streets (the charity who promote us travelling actively to school) have created a Bristol-wide competition during this particularly cold spell!

They would like the children at Stoke Park to take a photograph of something they see on their walk to school that they wouldn’t have spotted if they had gone by car. All entries should be accompanied by a short  statement telling us why you love walking to school (no more than 50 words).

The top 9 photographs chosen within Bristol will win an unlimited family ticked to SS Great Britain (which lasts for a year!)

All entries should be handed to Miss Meek by Friday 3rd February!

*Please ensure that no children feature in the photographs for consent reasons as these entries will be posted to Living Streets.

 

Strictly Maths Awards!

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Today we celebrated the completion of the Strictly Maths Challenges in a whole school assembly and Councillor Girl Kirk from the local community came in to join us. She commented, ‘I am so proud of you all for having such enthusiasm for maths’, as well as speaking to the children about how maths is vital for their life in the future.

During the assembly, the children eagerly guessed the number of Strictly Maths Challenges that had been returned and were thrilled to find out that 90 children from Year 1 to 6 had achieved this, beating our previous total of 82! This soon increased to a staggering 92 booklets with two last-minute entries from Belinda and Melinda! A special mention should also be given to the enthusiastic mathematicians in Oak Class who brought back 78% of their booklets and for the children shown above who were selected as the ‘Mathematician of the Class’.

Once again we would like to send a big thank you to the parents who continue to support their children with learning at home, as well as those who attended today’s assembly!

 

 

 

 

 

Going the distance!

A huge congratulations to an enthusiastic group of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children who travelled to St Bede’s to compete in a Cross Country event this evening. Despite there being approximately 70-80 children per race, each and every one of them persevered and encouraged each other to complete it to the best of their ability. A special mention to one of our Year 5 pupils who came a fantastic third place, earning them entry to represent North Bristol in the finals on Sunday 20th November! A big well done to all who participated! Go Stoke Park!

What a Wild Place!

Beech and Elm class have just come back from a very exciting but ever-so-tiring school trip to the Wild Place!  We had a peek at some really interesting animals including Okapi from middle Africa and reindeer, we got up close and personal with a variety of different lemar’s and we got lost in the butterfly maze!

We also all met Kelly and Tanya some volunteers at the Wild Place.  We learnt about plants and how they’re so important to helping us stay alive by generating the oxygen we need to breath. We even got to look closely at their different parts under a microscope.  Then, we planted our own seeds, I wonder if you chose Barley or wheat as your plant?  Lots of water, sunlight and nutritious soil and we’ll just have to wait and see.

Overall it was a really fun filled and informative day.  Special thanks to all the parents who came on the trip with us, we really appreciate your help!

 

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The Oscars had better watch out!

Oak Class have been producing and starring in their own fantastic iMovie trailers. They’ve created their own mysterious stories based on ‘The Giant’s Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo. They had a great time filming and there was even a stunt-double! See if you can spot them. Finally, they made popcorn boxes to hold their treats so that they could premier their trailers in style! 5 stars!

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We found Peter Pan!

Today Year 1 had a Peter Pan drama workshop. We even met Peter Pan and Captain Hook. We helped to find the treasure that Captain Hook had stolen. We all had so much fun and all joined in with the drama activities.

 

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KS1 Sports Day!

Great fun was had by all at our KS1 sports day yesterday. Thank you so much to all of the parents/siblings/family members/friends who came along yesterday to support the children, they had a fantastic time. Well done to all who took part in the adult races too, what a fantastic example to set to the children!

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Life Bus Year 5

 

Meeting Harold

Meeting Harold

Oak class had a great time when they visited the Life Bus today. They were made to think about the choices that we will make in the future as they learnt about the effects of alcohol on the body and how medicines contain drugs. They learnt about how to be assertive and say no to other people when dealing with peer pressure – as a bystander they can help to support their friends. And finally they met Harold the giraffe who told a funny joke about Russian dolls – they’re full of themselves apparently! Thanks Harold and Pete!

Visit the Life Education website to find out more and play some games:

http://www.lifeeducationbristol.org.uk/

Chess Championships

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Some Year 4 and 5 children took part in the Bristol Schools Chess Championships yesterday which involved over 100 children. This was the first of its kind for our school and our 8 players proved to be great ambassadors for Stoke Park. Everyone played well and concentrated hard and won many of their games – they were even playing older children who were far more experienced. Their chess tutor Paul said that ‘Stoke Park should be very proud of all of their efforts, and their behaviour was impeccable.’ Well done Stoke Park!!!Stoke Park should be very proud of all of their efforts, and their behaviour was impeccable. Stoke Park should be very proud of all of their efforts, and their behaviour was impeccable.Stoke Park should be very proud of all of their efforts, and their behaviour was impeccable.20160621_151602