On Thursday 13th July, we held our summer fete after school on the playing field. There were stalls, games, bouncy castle, face painting, nail painting, singer, activities, ice cream van... Everyone had a great time and we even enjoyed the company of Spiderman and Queen Elsa for some photos with the children! In addition, over £700 was raised for school funds, so a big thank you to all who were involved and all who visited. Here are some photos:
Fitness Friday 28th April - the children had fun learning about the sugar content of lots of food and drinks they like to eat, plus in the afternoon they were treated to a talk from ex-Olympian sprinter Leon Baptiste, before being put through their paces performing sponsored fitness activities such as star jumps and press ups. They had a great day and raised an amazing £1000 for Leon's charity Sport for Champions!
Stretton held a Cultural Diversity day on Friday 31st March. Everyone was invited to dress in traditional costume or in the colours of their flag. Parents came in to show their own cultural clothing or share their food or give a talk, and we did lots of workshops with dancing from China, Russia and South America, as well as drumming from around the world. Special thanks go to Mrs Barona for providing an amazing Saudi buffet for everyone to sample!
We have a couple of pictures of our lovely lady members of staff Mrs Samra, Mrs Gill and Miss Taylor in their exotic outfits.... not sure about Mr Byrom, what do you think?!
And here are some of the activities the children got up to throughout the day:
Our mothers, aunties and grandmas enjoyed a delightful Mothers Day assembly on Monday 27th March, led by Reverend Pam. The children sang some lovely songs for them and daffodils and refreshments were handed out at the end. Look at these smiling faces:
On Thursday 9th Feb, Mrs Pater invited parents of some KS1 children to take part in a craft workshop in the library. They enjoyed making and decorating their own chalk boards with wooden frames. It was a great afternoon - have a look at some of the finished items:
Here are some pictures of Mr. Bird and his nurture group discovering different types of fruit during a sticky tasting session on Thursday 2nd Feb...
You should be able to view the video clip of staff performing Feed the World in assembly on 15th December 2016... ! Lots of giggles...!
It has been great to see lots of children and parents at stay and play this term. Mrs Pater reports that this week the children loved getting messy with the paints when making Christmas cards! Stay and play will continue after the holidays every Wednesday in the school library, 8.45-9.45am. First one will be 4th January 2017! Hope to see you there!
Lots of parents and carers came in to school for our Christmas card making session on Monday 12th December. Thanks to all those who took time out to come and get crafty! Have a look at some photos below:
Mrs Pater has been running Stay n Play sessions in the library this term for pre-school siblings and their parents/carers. She is delighted with how popular they have proved to be. Here are some photos:
Friday 18th November was Children in Need day. We had great fun trying out different sports equipment in the hall, and raised a fantastic £260 for Pudsey. Have a look at our action shots:
Mrs Jackson and Mrs Caldwell accompanied a group of KS2 children to Knightlow Lodge to sing some of their Harvest songs to the residents there. All spent a lovely morning chatting and sharing their stories. Here are some photos:
September 30th 2016
Have a look at our photos from this week's church service at St. John the Divine, led by Rev. Pam and attended by our Year 5 children:
On Wednesday 4th May, Chartwell's our caterers, held a special bread-making session with some of the children. They were very creative with their designs, as you can see from the pictures..
Mr. Byrom is ready to get stuck in!
Mr. Bird and Sam planning their design... and Chardae with a fantastic plait!
Kharim and the boys were keen to try patterns and glazes...
SPORT RELIEF DAY Friday 18th March
Warming up in the playground ready to run a mile! Need a hand...?
Well done Miss Corner!
Staff baked cakes with a sporting theme...
....and check out our resident DJ Dan and DJ Josh!
On Thursday 3rd March everyone at Stretton celebrated World Book Day in style! Children and staff wore all kinds of amazing costumes for the day - we looked a colourful and crazy bunch! The costumes were so wonderful that it made it hard to choose winners, but the following children really stood out:
Rec - Reece Trubshaw as Olaf
Year 1 - Lacie Baker as Mary Poppins
Year 2 - Logan Parry-Banham as Harry Potter
Year 3 - Morgan Beauchamp as Fantastic Mr. Fox
Year 4 - Charlie Doherty as The Mad Hatter
Year 5 - Diba Alavi as Queen Elinor
Year 6 - Tayla Greenshield and Libby Doherty as The Mad Hatter and Alice
All of our winners received two raffle tickets for our Kindle raffle. It's great to see the raffle ticket box filling up. With two weeks left before the draw, now is the time to really push yourself to complete some more reading challenges. You have to be in it to win it!
As well as wearing all of our wonderful costumes, we also welcomed a professional dancer all the way from London's glittering West End! This is the second time we have worked with the company 'West End In Schools' and once again it was a fun and inspirational experience. Reception and Key Stage 1 children performed a dance to retell the classic story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. Key Stage 2 spent the afternoon retelling David Walliams's best seller 'Gangsta Granny' also using dance. It was really exciting to be able to celebrate some of our favourite stories in such an active way. You can tell from our photographs that fun was had by all!
This Christmas, our KS1 children put on a wonderful performance of Wriggly Nativity which was enjoyed by all the parents and staff who came to watch it. We were so impressed by all the hard work they had put into learning their lines and remembering the songs and dances... but most of all, it was delightful to see the children having such fun! Well done to all those involved!
Armistice Day 2015. Children in Years 4 and 5 represented the school at the local Remembrance Service on the Green in Willenhall. They laid a beautiful wreath to say thank you on behalf of the school to all those who have fought and died for our country. Please have a look at the photos:
Please see below an email subsequently received from Steve Garrett at Willenhall Community Forum:
Dear Mrs Goodwin,
Thank you so much for coming. It was so lovely to see all the children joining in, especially the great big god bit?
Could you pass on my thanks to the whole school. I know they all would have wanted to come, especially the staff, and not forgetting Sarah, for letting you out in the first place.
The senior citizens commented on how wonderful the whole event went and how they enjoyed seeing the children. It means a lot to them, that all the pain and suffering they endured during the Blitz, and the memories they have, will not be forgotten.
100% Attendance Trip July 2015 to Ryton Pools : a group of pupils who had been in school every day for the academic year 2014-15, were rewarded with a hands-on day out. They did den building, pond dipping, toasting marshmallows and campfire activities. They all had a fab time and enjoyed an ice cream at the end of the day as a reward for such a great achievement! Here are some photos:
Red Nose Day Friday 13th March. Here you can view our special school assembly where we performed Uptown Funk. Can you spot Mrs Bates in her yellow tutu?!
And what tasty cakes staff have baked to be raffled in school today, all to do with dancing!
Thursday 15th January - Years 4,5 and 6 had a fun day out at Twycross Zoo! They enjoyed looking at the animals, despite the cold weather, and were also treated to a Rainforest Workshop by staff at the zoo, to support their new topic for this term. Have a look at their pictures:
All the children at Stretton enjoyed some fabulous Christmas activities in December: Christmas crafts day; Reception and Year 1's nativity performance; their own class parties; a delicious Christmas dinner, and even an appearance from a very special visitor ... Here are some photos -
Please have a look at our fab photos from the 1940s... Children in years 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed a lively and interesting day out in Gloucestershire last year, when they experienced what life was like as an evacuee. Some look happy enough, not so sure about some of the others... What do you think?!