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Exactly one year ago today our Year 6 children were sitting their final SAT's test paper in the morning before jetting off to China on an 8 day performance tour to our partner school in Beijing - AnZhen No.1 Primary School!! Today only 5 of the 12 members of the cast of 'The Statue of the Ancient Hero' are still pupils at Peterbrook - they were in Year 5 then - Demia, Charlotte, Megan, Saffron and Tyler. Listen as we recall our magical moments from the visit - the experience changed them forever. Enjoy!!
Duration: 18m 54s.
A few weeks ago our pupils in Year 5 baked bread in Food Technology. They enjoyed it so much that they decided to write, for homework, funny stories involving bread, dough, breadcrumbs, crusts, etc. The outcome was amazing, with the result that several funny stories were linked together to create a crazy bread radio news bulletin!! The character of Dr. Dark became the central figure for the whole piece, and after scripting, rehearsing, recording and editing, the children decided that they would like to broadcast their 'newsflash' on Wednesday 1st April, to the whole school - 'April Fool's Day' - TODAY!! Mr. McGaw set the scene and created the 'serious' backdrop for a series of 'bread incidents' to take place!! Our audience of 400+ children sighed with relief when they realised it was just a funny game by Year 5. The broadcast is really well performed by our 10 pupil radio actors and Miss Hills!! Enjoy!!
Duration: 6m 41s.
Sandwiches have never been so interesting and ..... tasty!! In Year 3 we have been studying the food industry and healthy sandwiches. Our research led us to buying lots of different sandwiches with different fillings and in different types of packaging. We tasted everything - even those sandwiches with fillings which looked revolting!!! They were all really tasty!! Having completed our Design Technology booklet on 'Designing and Making a Sandwich' it was time to make our own production line and produce our own sandwiches for eating. Our ingredients were tasty - different types of bread, spreads and fillings!! Listen to our pupilÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s comments Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ they really enjoyed their sandwich unit!!
Duration: 11m 35s.
Our PTFA is a very busy group of parents who always try to provide our pupils with exciting fund-raising events - our annual Mother's Day Gift Sale is their latest offering!! Always massively popular with our pupils, it gives them the chance to purchase quality gifts at knock-down prices!! Thank you to our PTFA mums who ran the day and good luck with your super gifts on Sunday children!!
Duration: 2m 58s.
As a 'Healthy School' we like to take every opportunity, both within and beyond the curriculum to reinforce our message of 'Healthy Eating - Healthy Living'. Today is the turn of our Year 5 Food Technologists as they 'design and bake' their own individual breads!!Hummm!! Smell those loaves!!
Duration: 6m 0s.
As you may know, Peterbrook has been designated as a 'Gold Artsmark' school by Arts Council England for the quality and variety of the arts activities we provide our children both within the curriculum and beyond it. Today saw yet another set of happy memories being created as our Year 4 children performed on our front playground to their parents and the rest of the school, a fabulous programme of Samba drumming with Louise, their drum teacher. It was an extremely polished performance - well done children!!
Duration: 4m 38s.
What a fabulous fund-raising day for a worthy cause has been planned and prepared for by the hard-working members of our School Council. There has been singing, dancing and painting for a whole day!! Let's listen to how we started our big day with the singing of the 'Red Nose Day' song 'We're doing something funny for the money!' Next we listen to our pupils as they give their views on the singing, dancing and painting, as well as the more serious side of our activities. Enjoy!
Duration: 7m 15s.
RED NOSE DAY 2009 will be a 'Big'n'Baggy' Day at Peterbrook as we engage in singing, dancing and painting activities to raise money for a good cause. This podcast is a rehearsal track for our School Choir who are busily learning the fab RND 2009 official song. Our choir will sing the song to launch our 'Big'n'Baggy' Day on 13 March!! Let's get practising at home children!! ENJOY!!
Duration: 4m 1s.
Peterbrook caters for the learning needs of all its children. In 2005 we began our Year 1-Year 6 'Brain Academy' learning programme for our highest achievers. These children take on a huge range of Literacy, Numeracy and Science based challenges on a weekly basis. Today is something special as our Year 5 'G&T' Team present for you their first 'wacky' radio broadcast where they have fun writing, rehearsing and presenting crazy radio shows!! ENJOY!!
Duration: 3m 57s.
Our PTFA work very hard to provide our pupils with fun-packed, exciting activities to do which also raise money for school funds in the process!! This was our first 'Ice Skating' event and our Junior Hall was transformed into a superb 'ice' skating arena for our pupils, families and friends to enjoy!! Why not visit BREAKING NEWS on our main website to view the superb photographs and video clips as our fantastic skaters cut their curves on their blades. ENJOY!!
Duration: 6m 37s.
Miss Hills is our curriculum subject leader for Personal & Social Development and our SEAL Programmes (Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning). Every week in our school year we are following special SEAL units which help us to be happy, enjoy our learning and develop as caring young people. We finish each half-termly unit with a special SEAL Celebration Assembly where we celebrate our SEAL achievements, receive special SEAL Awards and have fun!! This podcast lets us listen into the start of our special SEAL Assembly which completed our unit: 'Going for Goals'. ENJOY!!
Duration: 2m 51s.
There are times as a teacher when you know you are witnessing something special - an achievement by children which goes way beyond the norm - something unique. Today was such a time when forty of our Year 5&6 children performed in Mell Square Solihull, at the inaugural Chinese New Year celebrations for the town. In freezing weather our pupils looked amazing and sang in Mandarin Chinese a very difficult Chinese New Year song in front of hundreds of people. Their singing was simultaneously broadcast 'live' by BRMB Radio across the whole of the West Midlands region. It was a stunning achievement and our pupils are a credit to their school, their parents and families and most of all, to themselves!! If you would like to see photos and video clips of the event please return to our main website and navigate to 'Breaking News'. Kung Hei Fat Choy!!
Duration: 8m 9s.
In Year 4, we are very lucky to have special music lessons, taught to us by the Solihull Music Service. During this term our children have been taught how to play the African drums by a very talented teacher, Mr. Blick. Both Year 4 classes, have learnt a series of songs and rhythms. Our four pieces were presented to Years 1,2 and 5 as well as the parents of the children involved in drumming.
Duration: 22m 5s.
Today a group of our most talented and enthusiastic singers visited the Alzheimers Society Day Care Centre. An appreciative audience thoroughly enjoyed the following three songs from their programme: 'Away in a Manger', 'Silent Night' and 'I wish it could be Christmas everyday!'
Today saw our second School Improvement Pupil Conference for all of those pupils in our school who hold positions of responsibility ie. School Councillors, Peer Mediators and Housecaptains. After a busy day of keynote speeches, workshops, and discussion groups a 'long' list of school improvement suggestions was created. Our pupils then engaged in a 'short' listing exercise where negotiation and compromise were the main criteria for working. Our long list of over 60 suggestions was short-listed to just 10 suggestions, and after a period of presentation and delegate voting this short list became a final list of just 6 main recommendations for school improvement which will now go forward into the adult School Improvement Conference and finally onto our Full Governing Body. Listen to the views of our confident young people.
Duration: 6m 34s.
Coming to school each day is important whatever your age - we come to learn but we also come to enjoy ourselves and make happy memories!! Our FKS Christmas show this year was 'Tinsel' and Radio Peterbrook has contributed towards that 'making happy memories' process. ENJOY!!
Duration: 11m 30s.
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