Please find information regarding our Science Week from Mrs Hill (KS1 Science 1 Lead) and Mrs Garner (KS2 Science Lead).
British Science week @ScienceWeekUK is a 10-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), which will take place between 11th and 20th March. The theme for British Science week 2022 is ‘Growth’.
Please also find below links from Birmingham Museums promoting fun activities to do with your child.
Please find attached a flyer regarding British Science Week Projects. We look forward to receiving entries by 14th March 2022, Good Luck everyone!
Did you know that reading for just 10 minutes a day can improve your wellbeing?
In the run-up to World Mental Health Day, we at Olton are supporting the National Literacy Trust by encouraging our teachers, pupils and families to take part in the #Take10ToRead challenge. You can join us by reading for 10 minutes at 10 am on Friday 8th October, and by sharing your experience on social media using the hashtags: #Take10ToRead and #ConnectingStories
We will also be joining in a special virtual author event at 9.45 am on Friday 8th October!
We will get to meet Tom Percival, superstar author-illustrator of many much-loved picture books and young fiction books.
As well as chatting about how reading helps us feel good, pupils will be treated to a sneak peek of Tom's brand NEW BOOK Silas and the Marvellous Misfits before it publishes on 14 October! Picked as a Marcus Rashford Book Club Choice, Silas and the Marvellous Misfits is an action-packed adventure that shows kids the joy of being themselves.
“Encouraging children to find joy in, and celebrate, their differences is so powerful. Tom inspires this mindset in the most fun, engaging, action-packed way. I would have loved to read this book as a child!” Marcus Rashford MBE
We are excited to announce that Olton Primary will be hosting a book fair in the penultimate week of term, which parents/carers are very welcome to purchase from! Please read carefully; due to Covid precautions, it will be running slightly differently to our normal fairs.
Scholastic have put a range of measures in place to make this Covid-secure, including deep cleaning the book fair cases. There will be plenty of opportunities throughout the day for children to view, collect or order books, as well as pre-pay for vouchers that your child can spend. There will be great bargains to be had on books for ages 2 to 11, especially if you have not been able to finish your Christmas shopping yet. The school will also earn rewards for every purchase you make - meaning we can buy more books for our school library!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (or your class teacher, who can refer questions onwards!)
Miss S Ashington
Year 4 teacher Reading for Pleasure and School Council Lead
30th November 2021
Good afternoon Parents/Carers
This Friday (3rd December 2021), we have the Scholastic book fair visiting Olton. The books will be available for a whole week where children will have the opportunity to explore new reading. This is an exciting opportunity for the children, as we now have the school libraries up and running which the children have shown great enjoyment in visiting.
As you are aware from the letter, books and stationery will be available for the children. All fair materials can be found on our website under the Free Digital Resource Pack banner: https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/free_resources
The wish list below allows pupils to select their books as well as parents/carers to make payments from home.
Listed below are some links which will help you find appropriate resources for your child’s learning:
The Maths Factor was created by Carol Vorderman. The activities are matched to the National Curriculum and are suitable for children aged between 4 and 12 years old. You can sign up for free using the website link above.
GEOGRAPHY / HISTORY
Fun things you can do as a Daily Activity
To give your brain a break
Into Film is an organisation that supports schools in learning linked to cinema. They are keeping an up-to-date list of films that are available for you to stream at home, along with questions and discussion points you could use together.
For any fans of animation and more specifically the films of Studio Ghibli, Mary and the Witch's Flower is a must-watch as it was created by many of those involved as part of a new animation studio. Based on British author Mary Stewart's children's book The Little Broomstick, this gentle and enchanting anime follows the magical adventures of a red-haired girl.