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Here you can find out about all the interesting things that have been happening at Ladypool Primary School.     

LIVE MUSIC DAY - Friday 17th May 

Today the whole school enjoyed the music of a professional string quartet from the Birmmgham Music Service During the 30 minute performance we not only heard a range of music including Johannes Strauss's Pizzicato Polka and The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the Nutcracker Ballet but we also found out more about the instruments and playing as a quartet.  One of the pieces was called Fiddles on Fire which involved the violin and violas playing very fast and another was a very popular tune 'Bohemian Rhapsody'   The children were surprised and delighted to find that our school song 'A Million Dreams' (From The Greatest Showman) was played and this got perhaps the biggest round of applause  This term our music of the week has been film scores and this piece fitted in perfectly  Thank you Services for Education, we hope that you will come again .

 

Live Music Day 2019
Live Music Day 2019

Ladypool primary wins kIng edward school science quiz 2019!

We are delighted to announce that our Year 5 team entered the KES inter-school competition and beat 10 other schools to win the overall competition on a tie breaker.  Our four students had already won the Ladypool Science  Week Quiz and really enjoyed competing against the other schools.  We are proud of all our children who represent the school in different activities but this was the first Science Quiz that KES had run and we are delighted that our team were able to adapt to the new surroundings and apply themselves to an unfamiliar set of tasks  well done to them all! 

 

KES inter-school Science Quiz winners 2019
KES inter-school Science Quiz winners 2019

Sign2Sing Event: Wednesday 6th February 2019 

Over the past few weeks we have been working with Nicky Maloney to learn to sign 'The Greatest Day' by Take That in British Sign Language.  On Wednesday we came together as a whole school and did a sponsored sign to raise money for Sign Health, a charity which supports deaf and hearing impaired children both in the UK and abroad.  This is the fourth time we have taken part in this event and this year we have raised over £140!

We are delighted to share our Music Mark certificate for this year.

We are in the Parliamentary review!

Performing  Matilda at Birmingham Hippodrome 

On the 11th July we took part in an Arts Connect Festival alongside other primary schools. 

Each school took part in a number of workshops run by Hippodrome staff  and developed a 10 minute piece of theatre based on one of Roald Dahl's stories. We chose Matilda as it was also being performed on the main stage.  The day began with a tour of the theatre itself - we even go to sit in the Royal Box!  The children then took part in a drama activity before having their dress rehearsal in the Patrick Centre.  After a short break the 4 schools performed their pieces to each other before heading back to school, having had the opportunity to perform in one of our city's biggest theatres. It was a wonderful experience which will stay in the children's memories for many years to come.  

 

 

NSPCC Schools service 

We had a very successful workshop delivered to our Year 5 and 6 students by representatives from the NSPCC Schools Service. Here is the feedback we received about the session:

"Thank you so much for allowing us to deliver the speak out stay safe programme in school.

The children were exceptionally well behaved. They were so polite and had lovely manners, please thank them for me."

  

Congratulations to our Year 4 team who took part in a 'Maths Challenge' at King Edwards Boys School, Edgbaston on Friday. Sixteen Schools took part and our four mathematicians came second! Well done on a great achievement and for representing your school so well.

Ladypool's Got talent 2017

June has been a month of sharing talent with our annual 'Ladypool's Got Talent' competition taking place.  After class heats and some closely fought semi finals, where we saw a diverse range of talents from art  to Lego making and football skills on display; we had our 10 finalists perform on a very hot afternoon to the whole school. We had a mix of talents from both KS1 and 2 and even a wild card entrant from Nursery who had wowed the semi final judges and audience alike when he did an impromptu dance routine to one of the other contestants music! 
After an afternoon which showed just how much talent we have, our 5 judges chose a group of acrobats from Year 4 to be our over all winners. Well done to Wissam, Aisha and Nur on impressing judges and audience alike with your skills and polished performance! 

Year 5 visit to Shakespeare's birth place

33 children from Year 5 visited The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford Upon Avon and took part in a range of hands on activities including making a seal and writing with a quill. The children are training to become ' guides for the day' at this world famous tourist site and observed other guides. They discovered a wealth of information about Shakespeare's life and home. 
Over the next week they will be learning specific information about, the house where Shakespeare was born and 'New Place' - the site where he bought a house with his wife Ann Hathaway.   Next Thursday 9th March, the whole of Year 4,5 & 6 plus parents of the young guides,  will travel to Stratford and will be shown around by the guides.
This is an exciting project which we are delighted to be a part of and look forward to the children using their new and existing knowledge in such an interesting way. 

Mrs Grandison and ms adeena read a story to us in English and urdu

Practising our signing before the event

The final event with the firefighters