On Thursday, staff and children got to enjoy a Maypole day like no other!
Like every year since 2014, the weather was kind to us. Year 6 children paraded onto the field and we all watched as Matthew crown Cassidy the Maypole Queen for 2021.
Then, the dancing began. Just like every other year, there was a mixture of traditional and modern songs. Frogs class got the party started:
Next were Hedgehogs, with this colourful number, complete with lace ribbons.
After that, Badger’s class took to the field for this very elaborate dance, choreographed in groups of 4 with some traditional Scottish dancing thrown in…
Squirrels shared a more modern dance, which got the whole field on their feet
As things moved towards the big finale, Bees class did a traditional ribbon dance…
…and Year 6 brought proceedings to a close with a beautiful rendition of ‘You’ve Got a Friend’
After the song, the children in Owls class went on to the dancefloor to dance and party thanks to the PTA organised Year 6 disco.
The children really enjoyed the event, performed to their usual high standards and, again like every year, all the staff worked their socks off to put the event on. Hopefully, next year we can look forward to Maypole celebrations of old, when we can all get back together and celebrate as a community.
All classes took part in dressing as a book character day at Wadworth, yesterday and as usual the effort the children and their families made to celebrate the day was amazing. We had witches, wizards, superheroes, sports starts, monsters, magical nannies, carton characters, princesses, stickmen, tigers, giants, and almost everything else in between. The children had a wonderful day doing activities based around their favourite books including writing riddles to identify book characters, designing and making cakes based on scenes from favourite books, art based on stories and listening to and watching different versions of well loved tales.
Over the last week, children at Wadworth have been taking part in a Doncaster wide Sumdog competition. The aim of the competition was to try to answer 1000 questions in 7 days.
For each correct answer, the children earned 1 point. There are certificates and prizes awarded for children and classes with the highest average scores by the end of the week. Well, I am delighted to announce Badgers class won the overall competition, Owls came second and Hedgehogs came 3rd.
On Monday the bells were ringing out to say it’s Christmas time because over the weekend Mr Ramsay, the site manager decked the halls, lit the lights and rocked around the Christmas tree to transform school outside of school into a twinkling, glittery, tinsel-filled celebration of Christmas.
Then, over the course of the week, the teachers and the children have been working hard to make the inside of the school look just as festive making decorations, putting finishing touchers to Christmas craft and decorating trees and putting up decorations in every room.
Mrs. Land has gone the extra mile. Not happy with the choice of trees on offer, she (and the children in her class) have been making their own version of the Christmas tree using plenty of wood (which they have turned into pom-pom baubles), some festive lights and twigs and sticks gathered from Forest School to produce the Christmas Tree which you can see on the blog…
We are trying to make Christmas as normal as possible by decorating the classrooms, making Christmas crafts, having socially distanced class parties and are also preparing for a Carols around the Tree type of event, where every class is learning a few Christmas songs which we will record and upload on to the school website for you to enjoy.
Teachers will be asking the children to wear Christmas jumpers to school over the next few weeks so they are in the festive spirit when they record their songs so please watch out for a text message with a date when the teacher will record their class songs.
Over the last week, children at Wadworth have been taking part in a Doncaster wide Sumdog competition. The aim of the competition was to try to answer 1000 questions in 7 days. For each correct answer, the children earned 1 point. There are certificates and prizes awarded for children and classes with the highest average scores by the end of the week.
Well, I am delighted to announce:
Squirrels class won the overall competition, Badgers came second and Owls came 3rd. As well as winning themselves an overall winner certificate, Squirrels won 5000 coins for everyone in the class who took part. Well done to these classes.
We had 10 children appear in the top 10 leaderboard. They were:
Each one of these children won an individual certificate celebrating their success. Well done to everyone who took part. Overall 109 children played during the week and they answered a total of 26, 968-an average of 247 correct answers per child. Overall Wadworth students were 76% accurate-a highly creditable result.
Mrs Rew registered for Young Voices 2021 as soon as registration opened after the concert back in January! Then, with everything going on, we were unsure what would happen with Young Voices but they have come up with a plan B!
Our KS2 choir will have a place at the re-scheduled 25th Anniversary Concerts for Wednesday 9th June 2021. They are in talks at the moment to secure potential postponement dates – they’ll let us know once they have them.
Virtual Concert – we have a special invitation to a virtual concert being held at 3pm on Tuesday 2nd February 2021. This concert will be streamed LIVE and our choir will take part in the safety of our school, making this the perfect mini school concert for parents and family. A few select songs from the Music Pack will be chosen and identified for us.
YV Celebratory 25th Anniversary Music Pack which includes: An amazing repertoire of 25th Anniversary songs, sheet music, song lyrics, conductors notes plus CDs with full songs and backing tracks and a DVD containing all the dance moves.
YV’s Biggest Sing, to be sung during the virtual concert our children will be part of an attempt to break the record for the largest number of people singing simultaneously to celebrate 25 years of Young Voices, (they are currently in the process of selecting THE song from the short-list of amazing songs).
YVatHome, full access to the online YVatHome experience (only available to registered schools and their choirs as of September 2020).
Mr Rew has asked me to give you access to the Young Voices songs to learn at home. They have made them available on their website much earlier than usual.