Theme days and Curriculum Enrichment
Languages and Diversity Day 2023
On 27th September, Woden celebrated Culture & Diversity Day. Each year group chose a country to learn about that reflects the different cultures and diversity within our school. We discussed the geography of the countries and the different traditions and we even learned some of the languages of the chosen countries.
EYFS chose close to home and learnt about the UK. The iconic red buses, the monarchy and, as can be seen, the Union Jack flag.
Year 1 went to North Africa and created their own Moroccan and Islamic patterns.
Year 2 had a magically journey to Greece and used their skills to design their own vases as well as their own Greek flags! Some fabulous Greek dancing also occurred in the hall.
Year 3 flew to India where they learnt facts about the amazing wild life and Indian traditions.
Year 4 became embroiled in vampiric land of Romania and created fun fact files while also recreating the art of famed Romanian artist Nicolae Grigorescu. They also found the time to exercise to traditional Romanian folk music.
Year 5 danced their way to Poland, learning traditional dances, and interesting facts and writing postcards home from their visit.
Year 6 not only learnt about Albania but incorporated the countries into their maths work, creating line graphs comparing the temperatures in the UK and bar charts showing the monthly temperatures of Albania.
We all had a wonderful day celebrating the different cultures and fantastic diversity that makes Woden so special.
Y4 – Bradford Estate
Year 4 had a wonderful day at Woodlands Farm. They learned about the crops we grow becoming the food we eat; they learned how to tell the age of a tree; they met Shepherd Alec and his sheep; they learned about wildflowers (and even made up their own packet of seeds); they sat in lots of amazing tractors and even got to bring home an onion as a souvenir! Well done Year 4.
Hello Yellow Day
On Friday 13th October 2023, the whole school joined thousands of schools and communities across the country by taking part in the ‘HelloYellow Campaign’, which supported the Young Minds charity and World Mental Health Day. The theme of 2023’s World Mental Health Day, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, was ‘Mental health is a universal human right’. Young Minds are carrying out fundraising activities in schools to recognise this.
Our children had a wonderful day completing various activities and learning more about how we can support and improve our own mental health.
Here is a selection of photos and display pictures around school.
Y6 British Motor Museum
Y6 went on a fun filled trip to the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire. This trip linked directly to their Science topic looking at electrical circuits. They were able to explore the expansive museum, learning all about the evolution of cars, and even got to see a replica of the first ever battery-operated car. What an experience!
Here are some photos from their day.
Y2 DT Kite Making Workshop
As part of Year 2’s DT topic this half term, the children took part in a kite making workshop. They were able to plan, design and make their own kite. The children enjoyed every step of the design process and loved seeing their design come to life.
Here are some photos from the day.
Black History Month
As a school, we have been celebrating Black History Month throughout October with the theme being ‘Celebrating our Sisters’
Children have thoroughly enjoyed learning, researching and creating work based around their year groups chosen female figure.
As well as this, children have had access to reading books and have taken part in Black History Month assemblies.
Displays and children’s work looks fantastic around school!
We kicked off the second part of our Autumn term in style, with a celebration of the Hindu festival of Diwali.
The children came to school wearing traditional or party clothes and took part in lots of exciting activities throughout the day to celebrate the festival of Diwali. The children created some fantastic art work, tasted samosas and even experiences some traditional dancing thanks to Sohan, who delivered a Diwali dance workshop for each year group.
This was a fantastic and enjoyable day for all. Here are some photos from the day.
Year 2 Great Fire of London Workshop
On Friday 10th November, Freshwater Theatre company visited school to deliver a workshop to Year 2 children to support their History topic this half term of ‘The Great Fire of London’. The workshop allowed the children to become immersed in the drama and understand more about what caused the fire and how the fire came to a stop. The children really enjoyed using role play to act out different people and scenarios to deepen their understanding.
This experience was enjoyed by all. Here are some pictures of some of the artefacts the children were able to look at.
Thank you to the many children across school who bought a poppy to wear in school. The money raised will make a positive difference to the lives of service men and women around the country.
On Monday 13th November, the children took part in a very special assembly about Remembrance Day and we were joined by our very special visitor Terry, an ex-serviceman who spoke to the children about the importance of buying and wearing a poppy as a sign of respect and to support the Royal British Legion. The children observed a minutes silence to show their respect.
Well done Woden!
At Woden we aim to enrich every child’s school experience, to be educated citizens, by creating an environment where they are encouraged to succeed and be the best they can be. We are determined to prepare children with the essential knowledge and skills for what comes next. The exploration of new skills and experiences helps to nurture individuality, curiosity and creativity. Through this journey, our children develop new forms of resilience that makes a difference in individual mind-sets, which consequently shapes their future.
Through our curriculum, all children are exposed to enrichment opportunities which allow them to experience the awe and wonder of the world in which they live. We foster an ethos of high expectations and aspirations to ensure all children achieve their full potential. We challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum.
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