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Special Events

Special Events in 2020

Since Christmas, there have been numerous whole school special events although it is less than 3 months at time of writing.

Reception and KS1 pupils enjoyed Aladdin in January. We all enjoyed the visit from our friendly Chinese Lion to wish us all a Happy Chinese New Year.  We were all thoroughly entertained by the author Steve Skidemore who wrote Killer Custard amongst others.
An important week was Safer Internet Week. Our children designed some amazing posters to help each other stay safe on line. They are displayed all round the school.

Friday 14th February, as well as being Valentine’s Day, was our 6 Rs day where we invited parents in to test themselves against some tricky tasks with their children. The staff were also expected to take a risk, not least Mr Brown as you can see from the photographs.

The Daily Mile is a daily special event and we are now well known for it throughout Leicester and Leicestershire. Councillor Dempster came to see it in action. She was also very impressed with our lunchtime routines generally.

Stokes Wood families are known for their generosity and these last few weeks have been no exception. The school council organised and  collected 499 tins for the homeless, a charity café for the British Lung Foundation and mad hair day for Dr Barnardos. The events were great fun too.

During Shakespeare Week, we were visited by Shakespeare’s wife who taught us lots about William Shakespeare and about his plays. Some children were able to show off their acting ability!

Last but not least, Colin Jacob Year 5 was selected from nominations by Leicester City in the Community coaches across the city and county to be the referee’s mascot at the Leicester v Aston Villa match on the 9th March. If you look on the Leicester City website tunnel cam you will spot him.

https://www.lcfc.com/tv/tunnelcam
Filbert announced the prize at school the week before.

Christmas Fayre 2019

What a great event!! The Year 6 pupil and staff team worked hard all afternoon. The children from the rest of the school had brought in all sorts to sell and their money to buy. It was a great Christmas atmosphere and there was a surprise visit from Santa too. We raised £480  for school funds. Happy Christmas everyone!!

 
 

We’re science superstars!

Two lucky teachers had the chance to pick up Stokes Wood’s Primary Science Quality Mark Gilt Award at the impressive JCB VIP Visitor Centre in Staffordshire. The magnificent venue was the perfect place to celebrate outstanding science at our school, share our success with other award-winning schools from around the country and meet inspirational scientists and engineers. What a brilliant night!

 
 

Open Evening

Thank you to all the staff, pupils, ex pupils and parents who made this such an excellent event. Everyone took part, had a go and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. It was a great team effort and showed Stokes Wood Primary School at its best.

 
 

Tree planting

As part of the Stokes Wood School’s participation in Sustainable Schools and contribution to sustaining our planet in a suitable state for future generations, the children, staff and parents have planted 200 young trees with the help of Bethan Painter from Enstruct. It will be our children’s grand children who will benefit from playing in and climbing the trees. However it will help improve the atmosphere and the trees will take in the climate warming gas CO2 starting from today as they grow.

Pumpkin Smash

6Rs, British Values and Stokes Wood Proms

After a week of torrential rain and wet playtimes, this was just the event we needed to raise our spirits and hopefully make the sun shine again. Mr Brown provided lots of activities and resources to challenge us to work in teams, be resilient and resourceful, take a risk and generally have fun with our friends and parents. We certainly put our character muscles to work over the morning. Mr Kumar joined us with his Leicester City Vichai Good Values games.
Year 5 looked at the Rule of Law and acted out the trial of Goldilocks!! Year 6 looked at elections and discussed what they would do if they wanted to be elected as Prime Minister! Very topical at present.

The afternoon saw an amazing array of musical talent from the youngest to the eldest pupils. There were all styles of music performed throughout the afternoon ranging from a 3 part opera piece from Y3, The Circle of Life from Lion King by Y6 and interspersed with various pop, rock and popular musical songs. Congratulations everyone, staff and pupils on an excellent musical concert.

 
 

Easter parade 2019

On the final day of the spring term the whole school took part in a wonderful reflection of the story of the crucifixion of Jesus.
It was a privilege to be a part of it and I was so proud of every single pupil. Everyone was respectful and those that performed and spoke were excellent. A clear message of kindness,
forgiveness, love and care for each other was given out in the class reflections. Jesus was tried and given his cross. The children followed his journey round the school. He fell and Simon rushed forward to support him. Veronica wiped his blood stained face. Finally the procession reached the peace garden where the whole school gathered to reflect. Here the crucifixion of Jesus was played out.