Phase One- Phase 1 - We have been very impressed with how our new Reception and Nursery children have settled in. This week we have been exploring our new classrooms, making new friends and have started looking at our topic 'Marvellous Me'.
Phase Two- We have been busy since returning back to school in Phase 2. All children are enjoying our talk for writing unit on Princess Chocolate in English - we are going to be writing our own version soon! In maths we have been learning about the value of numbers and how to form addition sentences.
Phase Three- Phase 3 have had a great start to the year and have been writing poems all about themselves. We have also started learning about the Romans, which is our history topic this term.
Phase Four- Phase 4 have been writing amazing Autumn poems. They have explored Autumn outside and different forms of imagery. In Maths, they have explored the value of numbers up to a million. They have also made blood this week!
Phase 1 have been looking at problem solving and working as a team with daily Maths,
design and construction challenges. We also had great fun sharing our 'On the Farm' musical performance with parents this week.
Phase 2 have enjoyed watching the Pied Piper of Hamelin. They have used the story to
invent their own version of the Pied Piper and finally invented their own traditional tale. In Maths, we have been working on our resilience in problem solving.
Phase 3-In Year 3 we have been collecting and presenting data in different forms for Maths.
Year 4 have been working on time.
Phase 4 - Year 6 have been finding out about Tudor Monarchs and the Battle of Bosworth. They also
gave a great performance in their Y6 play 'The Dress Rehearsal'
The year 6 show (The dress-rehearsal) was an amazing show
Posh fairy: Jessica.R
Not so posh fairy: Eavie.J
Boy fairy/sandy from Grease: Josh.R
Boy fairy/Danny from Grease: Corey.F
Pink lady: Ellie.O
Pink lady: Ella.R
Pink lady: Micheal.B
Pink lady: Ausetja.P
Pink lady: Demi.R
Mr Needy: Nikki.J
Mrs Needy: Josh.M
Joan: Olivia H
Robin Hood/Batman: Gerrard E
Moody Maid Marrion: Jolie J
Football Maniac: Amy G
Football Maniac/Merry Men: Thomas J, Billy J, Thomas B and Matty P
Wicked Witch: Ruby-Jean G
Witch: Piper M
Catgirl: Jessica M
Rover: Matthew P
Soak the Teacher didn't last long because Mrs Allen-Brown ran away!
All of the musicians and singers did brilliantly.
The cupcakes were yummy and ran out too quickly.
The hotdogs were amazing and so was the candyfloss.
Sophie managed to Bat the Rat and win a prize.
There was Hook a Duck and Apple Bobbing too.
Phase Four-Year 5 are enjoying their work on birds of prey and have been planning and writing their own non chronological reports. Year 6 have been working hard writing non - chronological reports on birds of prey following last week's special assembly. They're also busy learning their lines for their performance at the end of term.
On Tuesday a man came from The Welsh Birds Of Prey Center to show us some of the birds they have and tell us some about each bird! My favourite fact was The White Faced Scotts Owl was 7 years old and they are really small! One owl could go about 217 miles per hour!
Phase One- Phase 1 - We really enjoyed our trip to Home Farm at the beginning of the week and we have been busy back in the classroom creating photograph timelines, writing a recount about our day at the farm and also writing a class information book about the farm animals that we saw.
Phase Two-Year 1 have been learning to group numbers to divide using an array. Holly class and Chestnut English group have also been writing explanation texts for the life cycle of a butterfly or a frog. Year 2 have been applying their estimating skills to add and subtract using a number line.
Phase Three- This week children have been writing and performing playscripts.
Phase Four- Year 6 are studying the narrative film 'The Alchemist's Letter' in English and have enjoyed their trip to Crucial Crew. Year 5 have been enjoying their work on writing to persuade and have been writing articles encouraging people to visit Shrewsbury.
|On Tuesday we went to Maths in Motion at Shrewsbury High Prep School! We had to design our cars and program them to make sure we didn't crash and to try to win! At the end of the day the cars were put into a race! We came 8th out of 17, which a very good score! Everyone got a notebook and we had a very fun day! Shrewsbury High Prep School said 'We would like to thank you for attending our Maths in Motion day today and please pass on our thanks to your pupils who were a credit to your school.'|
On Friday we went to a recorder workshop at St Georges School! On the journey in Mrs Allen-Brown's camper-van we had some snacks and listened to music!
We attended an orchestral workshop at Meole Brace Primary School with Alison Stephens.
Phase One- This week we are looking at doubling, halving and sharing in maths. We are also continuing to observe and record changes as our bean plants grow and we are planting more vegetables in our garden area.
Phase Two- This week, Year 1 and 2 have been working really hard on their calculations. Year 1 and some of Year 2 have been learning about grouping lots; the rest of Year 2 have been writing number sentences for addition and subtraction then solving missing numbers Phase Three- This week
Phase 3 have been researching different aspects of Volcanoes and report Writing. Phase Four-
Phase 4 enjoyed a wonderful day at Shrewsbury Museum on Tuesday. They took part in some medieval and Tudor workshops in the museum and also had a Tudor themed guided tour around town. Why don't you ask your child what interesting facts they learned on the day?
Phase 4 enjoyed a wonderful day
at Shrewsbury Museum on Tuesday.
They took part in some medieval and
Tudor workshops in the museum and
also had a Tudor themed guided tour
around town. Why don't you ask your
child what interesting facts they
learned on the day?
Phase One- This week we have been looking at counting on as a strategy for addition. We have also been sharing the traditional tale 'The Enormous Turnip' to prepare for our writing next week.
Phase Two- This week, Phase 2 have continued to use Jim and the Beanstalk to innovate new stories and write letters. In Maths we have been investigating odd and even numbers and known facts
Phase Three- This week phase 3 have been creating their own version of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and have made made playdough models of the earth and its layers.
Phase Four- Year 6 have been working extremely hard during SATs week and we are extremely proud of them. Well done Year 6. Year 5 have been creating character profiles based on Alice in wonderland.
We had visit from Keystrings today. They were really funny and really good and they took us back in time. There were instruments from many years ago. We really liked the violin and the rebec.
They taught us a lot about music but they are also a really funny comedy act.
On Red Nose Day we had a craft session for Mums and children. Lots of Mums joined in and lots of fun was had. See photos
Children from Rowan, Oak and Sapling Classes went on a trip to Chirk Castle on Monday this week.
There was great excitement on the coach as we approached the gates and had our first glimpse of the castle at the top of the hill. We had lots of fun climbing the stone staircase to the top of Adams Tower and most of us were brave enough to venture down to the very dark, cold, dungeon. We spent time exploring the courtyard and the children were particularly keen to put each other in the stocks! We enjoyed exploring the gardens and the chance to have a run around, the sun even came out for us. In the afternoon, we looked around the staterooms and children were fascinated by the armour, old books, chandeliers and gold decorations. There were lots of very sleepy children on the coach on the way home after such an exciting and enjoyable day.
Children from Phase 3 went to The Emmanuel Church on Mount Pleasant road for a Messy Church session.
We have all had an assembly to introduce World Autism Awareness Week where the theme is 'It's okay to be different!' The assembly was to help all everyone to understand how autism can affect people and why we have Autism Awareness Week.
|We raised £188 for lots of good causes. Find out more|
|Ask your child about our reading competition|
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Mrs Morrison’s Attendance Competition
KS1- To draw a picture about why it is important to come to school every day.
KS2- To draw a picture or write a letter to Mrs Morrison telling her about why it is important to come to school every day and on time.
Entries to the office by Friday 24th March with names on.
Vouchers for the winners!
This week we have been learning about staying
safe on the Internet. We have done a poster for
homework and we have talked a lot about doing
the right thing online.
In phase 4 the children have been looking at a book called Mirror by Jeanie Baker. In the book Jeanie Baker compared Australia with Morocco. But the children are comparing South Africa with England. We are drawing two scenes from both countries for our own books.
Lucy M. won our attendance prize
for the Autumn Term.
Mrs Nikki Morrison from
our Academy team came to award
the £100 voucher prize.
We had a fantastic performance of Follow that Camel
from Key Stage 1 children. The older children went
to watch it and thought it was ''amazing'' and ''funny''.
|The NSPCC came to visit and did an assembly on child safety. We learnt who we could tell if we had worries. They showed us a finger dance to remember the number 0800 1111. Ring Childline.||Find out more about Childline|
A group of children attended the Sportsability event at Sundorne Sports Village. They had a fantastic afternoon and took part in activities such as relay races, long jumping and archery. Children were excellently behaved and did Grange Primary school proud!
At 11 O'clock on 11th November all of Key Stage 2 children and staff gathered on the playground to remember the fallen, while listening to The Last Post played by Mrs Newby on her cornet.
Our assembly this morning was about Armistice Day. We learnt about remembrance and why we have poppies.
Mrs Newby used to be in the R.A.F. and is remembering the comrades and friends that she has lost over the years. After telling us about that she performed the Last Post for us.
At The Halloween disco where monsters roam there were 2 monsters with flashy shoes (Ella R Olivia H) monsters have fun and eat and drink to roam the night and have fun in the light.
We had fun at the disco and danced all night having fun and roaming round we all went home after the clocks went round. We had a drink and had some fun. Now the party has begun.
This week we had a visit from John who showed us how to skip. Everyone joined in with the skipping workshops and had great fun. Each year did a different skip. We all all had a go at doing cross overs and big skipping. With the big skipping we had to run in and do one jump then run out.
Key Stage One and Key Stage Two went to the Emmanuel Church on Mount Pleasant road for our Harvest Festival this week. Mrs Hatton and her gardening club kindly donated lots of beautiful vegetables.
The children have chosen to donate this years harvest to The Ark charity based in Shrewsbury.
Phase Three had a brilliant day visiting Cardingmill Valley. They found out lots of information about living things and found it all really interesting.
On Friday 23rd September we held our first ever Ground Force event. Some of our really helpful and generous families and staff came along to help tidy up the school grounds.
Some of the Year Six children have spent this week at the outward bound centre Arthog.
They all did lots of activities including rock climbing, gorge walking, surfing, canoeing, orienteering and more.
Everyone joined in with all of the activities and had a brilliant time.
See some photos here
Year Six have done their dress rehearsal for their performance
and it was AMAZING!
See pictures here
On Saturday 25th June 2016, our singing club journeyed to Shrewsbury Food Festival to sing on the well-known Bandstand as part of the entertainment. We were accompanied by Harlescott Juniors. On the day of the performance, we had three amazing solo's sung by Joe Lace, Grange Primary, Gemma, Grange Secondary and Layla, Harelscot Juniors. see here for some photos
On Thursday 17th of June England and Wales played against each other in a football match and the whole school watched. Everyone’s heart rate was up and the competition was fierce. Just before half time, Wales scored so the score was 1-0. No one was happy about the except from some year 6’s and some teachers!!! After some people had gone home and the parents had come into the hall, England scored and the score was 1-1. Soon after, England scored again to make it 1-2 and that was the final score. “YAY ENGLAND!!!” Eleanor Wilson, Year 6. “I really hoped Wales would win.” Megan James, Year 6. “I really enjoyed watching it but it was a bit noisy.” Emily Dance, Year 6.”I like Wales, but I wanted England to win.” Mrs Bennett, ICT Teacher.
|On the 21st June 2016 the year 6's had their own mini EU Referendum as the election is on Thursday 23rd June. They made mini speeches and posters to show which side there're representing. There was a stay and against side. The debates got very fierce. Some people thought we should leave the EU as we are spending too much money where-as others thought we would be more protected more if we stayed.|
On Monday 13th of June the year 6s enjoyed a interesting and educational trip to Crucial Crew.They took part in different scenarios these included: experiencing what happens when you take drugs; when you drink alcohol; railway safety; electric safety; the coastguard; farming dangers;recycling; tobacco safety; e-safety;fire safety and healthy eating. At the end of the day, we all gathered in the hall, with the other school, to be awarded our goodie bags and Crucial Crew T-shirts. Over all everyone who attended enjoyed it very much.
Crucial Crew Quotes
"i really really really enjoyed my day at Crucial Crew." remarked Emily Dance year 6.
"I found it very fun and interesting." said Megan James year 6.
"I really enjoyed my day and we all learnt loads." Quoted Mrs Bennett.
A huge well done to Sophie and her helpers who managed to raise a whopping £300 for the British Heart Foundation. Amazing effort! Find out one of the ways to a healthy heart: Healthy lunch boxes for children
We would like to welcome our new headteacher Mrs Summers. She use to work at Longlands Primary School but now works here at Grange Primary. All the pupils and staff think she is really nice.
|We are sad to say that Friday 27th May 2016 will be the last day for our long lasting headteacher Mrs Sibley. We will all miss her so much as she has been teaching here at the Grange Primary School for 15 years. Mrs Sibley is moving to Qatar.|
On Mrs Sibley's last day the staff put on an Abba performance. It was so funny.
On the 17th of May 2016 all of Phase 4 went to Cosford on a school trip. We went on a coach. It took about 30 mins to get there. They had lots of fun looking at the planes but they thought it ended too soon.
When they got there they built rockets and put them in a competition
They went to lunch at 12:30 and they say it was very nice and was fun!!! Yew ate outside where Maple ate inside the crew quarters.
Yay SATs are overrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Our Singing Club performed at the inauguration of the Mayor. Councillor Ioan Jones is the new Mayor of Shrewsbury and invited us along to the ceremony. The children were extremely well behaved and, as always, sang beautifully. Thank you very much to all of the parents for bringing their children to the event and staying to watch them. Our new Mayor is also a governor of our school.
Value of the month is Happiness
All of our Singing Club have been invited to sing on stage in Theatre Severn for the Mayor's inauguration on May 9th.
|We are very lucky to be included on Shrewsbury Food Hub's list of places they donate food to. This means that volunteers collect surplus food from Marks and Spencer and deliver it to places that can use it. Other places they deliver to include The Ark, The Hospice, The Food Bank and some other school breakfast clubs. We use this in Breakfast Club and our nurture group.|
In Breakfast Club this week the children were having fun making Easter nests.
ARTS WEEK Everyone had great fun with Key Strings find out more here
M and M Productions gave us a fabulous performance of 'A Little Princess'. Then some of us had a brilliant workshop with them.
We learnt to dance, Morris style!
Phase Three put on a fantastic performance showing many of the things they have been learning about.
This week we have had some special visitors as part of our 'Seize the day' week.
We had a visit from a helicopter and two pilots who came from RAF Shawbury. One of the pilots told us about how he had found school really hard and didn't do very well.
One of our old pupils David Parton came in to tell us about his time at Oxford university studying Law. He talked about his time at our school and told us about lots of famous people who didn't go to university but had still achieved great things in their lives.
We also had Steve Worrall from the Fire Service talking to everyone which was great fun and we learnt a lot. He had left school with no qualifications but ended up being Assistant Chief Fire Officer at Shrewsbury fire station.
For advanced ukuleles only!
There is ukefest at Theatre Severn Sunday 3rd July
This week we found out that Mrs Summers will be joining us as our new Headteacher when Mrs Sibley leaves. Some children interviewed her and said she is very very nice.
We are really sad that Mrs Sibley is leaving us.
The Secondary play ( The Grange School ) did an amazing performance of Jack And The Multicoloured Beanstalk. Phases 3 and 4 went over to the senior school to watch. We really really enjoyed it.
Y6'S INVADE WALES
The Y6's had an amazing time in Wales(at Arthog). We went on Monday 11th and came back on Friday 15th.The food there was good quality and you could have as much as you want.This is a quote from a child ''The food was ok and my favorite choice was sausages.'' Quoted Jack.There was a full day of activities every day.''There were a massive range of activities'' Quoted Alex.Some of the things we did are:Team Building,Photo Search,A Very Long Walk,Night Line,Raft Building,Canoeing,Night Walk,Rock Climbing,Gorge Walking and Orienteering.Thank you to all the children who went to Arthog and to the AMAZING staff who helped all the children through everyday.
The winner of our Attendance award for the Autumn Term was Erica. Erica won a lovely new bike by having attended school every day last term. Her name then went into a draw along with all of the other children with full attendance.
|I'd like to welcome Garland to our school. He has been getting up to mischief lately. For example, he has been messing around with Mrs Allen Browns shoes, and given us all a headache with the bells on her elf shoes.|
PRAY FOR PARIS
As many of you may of heard on the news there has been a dreadful terrorist attack in France. Many people died or were also seriously injured. I've made this small paragraph not just to inform you about the crisis but to pay our respect.
|The School Music Service came into school to give a live concert of music from around the world.It was brilliant.|
On Friday we will be coming to school in pyjamas to raise money for Children in need.
We love wearing pyjamas to school and helping children who need help.
This week we had parents evening. Some of us were worried about what might be said! But i'm sure your all be ace!
|Sept 2015 We have noticed quite a lot of new faces around school. We would like to say "Welcome to our school, we hope you have a great time and learn lots".|
Year Six Clubs
Monday - Sports
Tuesday - Athletics,Arts and crafts and Drama, dance and singing
Wednesday - dance club
Thursday - Singing, Dancing and other activities
Friday - Board games
|*** Below is our news from 2014/15 ***|
Sad News -- Mrs Broadhurst and Mrs Morris are leaving us this week. We are very sorry to see them go. They will be greatly missed.
School pupil tells Councillors how school helped her to beat the bullies
Sheerece attended the meeting of Shropshire Council’s children’s services scrutiny committee at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Wednesday 24 June 2015. Shereece was invited to attend the scrutiny committee meeting to share her experiences after chairman Councillor Joyce Barrow visited Grange Primary to see for herself the work being carried out to support the emotional health and well-being of their pupils. Read full article..
We went to visit our new schools on Monday and after being a little scared, this what we thought:
"I was nervous but it was better than I thought it would be. We had a tour of the school and visited all of the classrooms that we will be using". Jade
"I got lost but I will soon find my way round when I get there and will enjoy spending time with teachers and staff". Lucy G
"I was scared at first but now I am more confident! Lucy S
"I was terrified at first but now I feel a bit better. I'm hoping to make lots of new friends". Karris
We are rehearsing at the moment for our year six performance. It is called Poptastic.
Monday 29th June is Move Up day and for some Tuesday 30th.
Some children are going the the Grange, some to Sundorne, some to Meole Brace, some to Belvidere and one to Baschurch.
"We feel a bit nervous and wish we could start again in Nursery!" "I feel kind of scared".
We have had a visit from M and M productions. This years performance was the Hobbit. In years 5 and 6 we been working with the script of the Hobbit.
We also had a workshop with the people from M and M who told us lots of useful and interesting things to use in our coming up year six performance. 9th July
Find out more about M and M production
Year Six went to Crucial Crew on Friday. They learned all about keeping themselves safe and healthy. 13 different scenarios were set up to show them what kind of things they might face in the future. It was a good day out they had lots of fun, with lots of sunshine to enjoy. All of them handled it very well and were all very well-behaved. Find out more:
Alison Stevens recently came in to work with our top ukulele and recorder bands with several other primary schools in an orchestral workshop.
The children had lots of fun and then performed for their parents at the end of the afternoon.
|Sam Newth from Shropshire Music Service came in recently to work with all the children in Ks2 to develop their understanding of rhythm through a stomp workshop.|
During the first week of June, Key stage 2 joined in a 'Stomp' workshop with Sam Newth from The Shropshire Music Service.
We all enjoyed it a lot because we got to hit things really hard!
Sophie: "Easy but found them a bit boring!"
Karris "I can relax, they were awesome!"
Lucy S "They were easier than I thought. I'm so happy that they are out of the way now!"
Jack " They were pipsqueak!"
Lucy G "I am glad that they are over but I hope that I have got a good score!"
Louise: " Most of them were easy but level six papers were a challenge!"
Karolina: "They were easy just like normal tests. I'm glad they are finished!"
Last week Phase 2 had a lovely trip to Rays Farm. It was such a good day. We saw rabbits, owls, sheep, lambs, goats, kids, dogs, donkeys, reindeer, llama, horses and much more! Click on the picture to see more.
SATS are coming.. we all feel a bit different about doing them
Louise: "Cool and OK. I feel relaxed and nervous at the same time".
|Sophie " Nervous but at least they'll help with my education".|
|Karris: "Upset and scared!"||Lucy G: " Nervous but they will help my education and my future and GCSEs"|
|Lucy S: "Scared and very worried about my grades".||Jack "Horrified!"|
Karolina: I'm scared and you really have to think about what you are doing, they are important".
Lots of us went outside to experience the solar eclipse on Friday 20th March. We felt it go cold and the light got dimmer. There lots of different ways to look at the eclipse safely.
Have a look at our pictures here
This week we had a skipping expert visit us called George who ran workshops for all ages including the staff! It was fun and great exercise. Everyone enjoyed it. Some children demonstrated some special skipping that they had learnt including using two ropes at the same time which is called Double Dutch.
Early this month we had a wonderful performance from M & M, which was called Peter Pan. The pantomime was extremely wonderful to watch and everyone enjoyed it a lot. We are hopefully having one next year too.
Well done Holly Class who won with the most class points for the Autumn Term
Our solo singing group went along to the B & M Superstore and sang Christmas songs for the customers and also joined in with some bag packing! Generous shoppers gave a total of £190 which we will use to in our music department. More pics here
Mini Christmas Fair
Adam ran a stall with the game "Tricky Cups" with Thomas and Jack. Lots of children played and they raised over £4 for school funds. Altogether we raised £430 for school funds and we still have to add in the money for the hampers!
There was lots of cheap food to buy and Father Christmas paid us a visit.
Hamper tickets are still available.
We have had a nasty bug in school and we are trying hard to remember to wash our hands and use the hand gel. If you are sick please remember you need to stay at home for 48 hours afterwards.
Children in Need Day
We had Mufty day and some of us dressed up as Superheroes.
The whole school took part and we managed to raise £230 for Children in Need!
We had a live national broadcast http://www.discoveryeducationuk.com/remembrance
from the Tower of London.. Poppy day was full of remembering soldiers who died in World War 1.
They died so that we could have the country that we have today. The broadcast was very emotional.That is amazing. Poppy day was ace. We thought a lot about those who died.
Week beginning Monday 10th November is Attendance Matters week. Children can complete a word search in exchange for a small treat and there will be a raffle for all children with 100% attendance where they will be in with a chance to win a Toysrus voucher!
See our attendance page for more information.
Recently the prices for the scrummy school dinners have returned to the normal price of £2.00 so make sure that children are given the correct amount of money.
This week a jazz group from the Shropshire Music Service came into our school and gave us an exiting talk about jazz music in general.
We came second in the competition to create a garden using bags. We got to visit the Council Chambers at the Guildhall to receive our prize. We were given some food and everyone clapped when we got our shield. See more pictures here
The children who did Bikeability this week have all been amazing and done really well.
Goodbye to our amazing year six children who have achieved brilliant results this year as well as being fantastic at so many other things too.
We a brilliant Seaside Day with donkeys, water fun, bouncy castles, sports and ice cream.
Key stage one joined in with Learn to Ride week.
Our children were amazing at Shropshire Sings this week.Well done to everyone especially Mrs Allen-Brown and the other staff who gave up their own time to take the children. It was brilliant. Photos will be going on our gallery soon.
Year Six Performance
Rehearsals are going well for the Year Six production. See the 'Phase Four performance updates' page.
Move up day
Early July - - This week is very exciting for everyone as they get to spend some time in their new classrooms and for year six, in their new schools.
The mysterious dissapearance of the World Cup trophy
Children arrived at school today to find...a parachute on the roof, a ladder and lots of suspicious looking items around school. The area was surrounded by a police cordon and the news reporters were in. Later that day the trophy was found hidden in the school grounds by Emily Dance!
Comments from some of our year six children:
"I thought SATS went ok. I still think we shouldn't do them.!
"It was horror at the start but then we got treats."
"We had SATS this week. With these stressful tests, everyone went home grumpy! Some even had to do level 6! Good thing is we had biscuits for every paper!"