A Fantastic morning spent listening to professional storyteller Marion provided courtesy of Forterra. The donation of book tokens they gave us will provide a great number of children with many hours of pleasure. We are so grateful that a local company can support our school in this way and look forward to working with them again in the future.
Museum of Zoology!
Year 6 spent an enjoyable day in Cambridge visiting the Museum of Zoology and the Sedgewick museum. There they learnt about evolution by looking at a range of different artefacts, including animal specimens and fossils that originated from Whittlesey. The curators were amazed by their knowledge on the topic already and the children now hope to use what they learnt whilst back in school.
Year 1 Superheroes!
On Wednesday afternoon, Year 1 were very pleased to welcome some real life Superheroes for their Sparkly Starter to their new topic of Superheroes.
All the children were very excited to see the red fire engine and to find out about all the different equipment they carry for the different emergencies they visit. They were also amazed to see how quickly a firefighter can get changed into all his protective clothing and equipment.
Every child climbed into the engine and was able to see the equipment kept inside too.
We would like to thank Jamie Johnson for organising the visit and Dan and the other firefighters for coming to visit us.
We all had a great time!
Year 6 Fabulous Finish
As part of Year 6 fabulous finish the children have planned and created their own raffles, stalls and games to raise money for heart related charities. Once the monies have been totalled up, we will use some of the money to buy our My Blue Heart prize and donate some to the charity in memory of Miss Corr; the rest will be donated to the British Heart Foundation. Well done Year 6 and a big thank you to all the friends and family who supported us.
Towers, Tunnels & Turrets
Year 2 had a lovely dressing up day to celebrate the end of their topic of Towers, Tunnels and Turrets. There were lots of princesses, knights, queens, jesters and even a dragon. The children took part in some Tudor dancing, designing a coat of arms, bridge building and a quiz all about the topic. We hope the children enjoyed this lovely topic.
South Hall Superstars
Twelve fabulous Park Lane pupils were awarded the South Hall Superstar award for the first Spring half term. The children were very proud to wear the superstar badge and sit on the stage showing all their classmates their certificates. The children have been recognised for their hard work, effort, and great attitude to school life. The children will be joining Mr Litten after half term for the Headteacher's tea party. Well done superstars!
On Wednesday morning, the children in Year 1 were very lucky to have a visit from Dinosaur experts Graham and Sue and all their wonderful models and fossils.
The Foxes and Squirrels were able to answer so many of their questions and both Graham and Sue were really impressed with their knowledge.
The children were able to explore the models, handle fossils and even went on a dinosaur hunt.
It was an amazing fantastic finish to our topic Dinosaur Planet.
Many thanks to FOPLS for funding this event. All of the Year 1 children had a terrific morning.
Park Lane Flag Bearers
Park Lane had a day out on Saturday starting with a trip to KFC followed by a visit to watch Peterborough Utd v Oxford. A background tour of the stadium, a visit to the inflatables in the fanzone and club shop visit. The children then went onto the pitch to wave the club flags for the players.
We then watched a cracking game of football where POSH beat Oxford United 4-0.
The children were a credit to our school.
The ks2 children were chosen for this trip by names 'out of a hat'.
Members of Park Lane choir performed in the Young Voices Concert on Wednesday last week. Pupils had been busy rehearsing for this amazing concert since September and have given up hours of their lunch times to learn the songs and dance moves. During the afternoon pupils were put through their paces by David Lawrence, the Young Voices conductor who perfected their performance along with the help of Andy Instone from Urban Strides. The 02 arena was filled with excitement as the audience began to take their seats. Park Lane Pupils performed brilliantly in the choir of 8,800 pupils alongside professional performers, The Shires, Tony Hadley and Ruti.
Everyone agreed that it was the most amazing experience and the parents who attended all had the most wonderful evening.
It was a great afternoon with Park Lane A team finishing joint 1st place with AJS and New Road A team coming in 2nd. Six teams across the 3 schools competed with SHS referees.
The children played so well and were a credit to the schools.