Councillor Bridges visited school today and spoke to our School Council. The children listened really carefully and asked some fabulous questions. Afterwards, Councillor Bridges turned the tables and asked our own School Council what they would like our City Council to do to further improve our city. Here are a few of their suggestions:
Joel wanted more to be done for the city’s homeless. Councillor Bridges explained that there are enough places for the homeless to stay, but some choose not to stay in these places because they have other difficulties in their lives. https://bit.ly/2QNVtjd
Lorna suggested having more shops and theatres. Councillor Bridges explained that these will be built in the new East West Precinct development, which is starting to take shape. https://bit.ly/2Xny6km
Rosa suggested having cheaper broadband. Councillor Bridges talked about the plans for a free, city wide 5G network. https://bit.ly/2GVtI7B
Skye wanted the City Council to do more to stop Global Warming. She listened closely when Councillor Bridges spoke about tapping into The Etruria Valley volcano, to heat water, without contributing to global warming. https://bit.ly/2Xny6km
Libbie suggested more sports facilities should be provided, especially for the disabled. Councillor Bridges explained that there are plans to develop a velodrome in Stoke On Trent, which would be accessible to all.
Our School Council asked some fabulous questions. At the end of the session, we all felt so proud of everything which our amazing city has to offer. Councillor Bridges last few words to our children, were so important, we wrote them down so that we could share them with everyone in our school…..“Children…..you are our future. Aim high and go for it!”
Many thanks indeed to our School Council and to Councillor Bridges, from some very Proud Potters!
Thank you to everybody who donated money for children in need. The children looked fantastic in their own clothes and we had lots of fun making Pudsey cakes and split pin Pudsey bears.
As part of our Children in Need day the Nursery children have made their own Pudsey Bear hats and made Pudsey cakes.
Thank you for your very kind donations
This afternoon, Year 2 have been learning all about the importance of Remembrance Day. We have learnt that every year, we mark the end of World War 1 and honour all of the fallen on the 11th day of the 11th month. The children have produced some beautiful writing and have drawn their own poppies. Leyton has also brought in a fantastic poppy that he created this week during his Boys Brigade session. Well done children. I’m sure that on Sunday at 11am you will hold your two minute silence remembering all of the soldiers who have died.
In R.E in Year 4, we have been looking at whether Guy Fawkes was a hero or villain.
After much discussion, we found that Guy Fawkes and the King could have handled their situation in a better, more peaceful way.
Today we agreed that talking our problems through with others is the best solution to any problem.
Sandford Hill, along with our Stoke 6 school partners recently took part in the Sign 2 Sing event. The children learnt a new song, as well as accompanying sign language. All of the children really enjoyed the challenge, and produced a fantastic performance.
Well done to all involved!
Year 2 are really enjoying our special cultural diversity focus this week. Yesterday we spent the morning learning all about the different cultures in and around our local area. We learnt about mining in the Potteries, the art of lithographing, traditional British culture, the different religions followed in Britain and the different types of clothing worn throughout Britain . This was all then followed by a traditional British lunch – fish and chips!
Lovely to see children from Sandford Hill learning about different religions, cultures, as well as learning about the city in which they live. Look forward to tomorrow.
Year 4 have being working hard producing their own Clarice Cliff design! As you can see, some great work!
Just a few pictures of year 2 enjoying their time learning about the different cultures in Britain. What a lovely and informative morning!