Our Wider Curriculum

Curriculum Events

Year 5 History Experience Day

Year 5 spent a half-term learning about the history of The Vikings. They were lucky enough to take part in a History Experience Day based on their learning.

Photos – Year 5 History Experience Day

Walsall Dance Festival 22

A huge

congratulations

to Old Park’s dance team who performed at the Walsall Arena & Arts Centre as part of the Black Country Dance Hub Festival. They performed a dance piece, which incorporated a series of Makaton signs.

They performed with confidence and excellence and we are incredibly proud of them for representing all of Old Park’s values.
Visiting Author - Alan McDonald

The children in Years 1 – 6 had an amazing day completing workshops with the Dirty Bertie author, Alan MacDonald. Our reading ambassadors even presented him with his award for his book ‘ Nappy the Pirate Boy’.

Thanks to everyone who queued to get their books signed, Alan was overwhelmed by the number of children that came to the signing.

History Experience Days

At the end of our history learning journeys, children take part in a History Experience Day, where they are provided with a chance to apply the historical knowledge they have learnt in a fun and exciting way.

Exploration Days

Each term, we provide children with the opportunity to explore a range of activities that are additional to their curriculum learning. Children choose which activities they would like to experience and spend a full day exploring and building skills. Activities range from making bug hotels to learning basic ukulele skills to candle making. 

Well-Being Week - March 2022

Please click http://www.oldparkprimary.com/our-school/mental-health/ to see some photos from the week’s events.

 

We have had lots of exciting activities throughout the week:

Year Group Event Why?
Rec School Nurse Talk To promote good hygiene (hands and teeth)
1 and 2 West Bromwich Albion FoundationWell-Being Talk To promote nutrition and well-being techniques
3 and 4 Workshop with Greg Lake (local musician) To promote our school values.
3 Healthy Eating Talk To promote healthy eating / nutrition
5 and 6 Emotion Coaching Workshops (Inclusion Support) – Coming Soon To provide strategies to support with emotional regulation.
5 and 6 Puberty Talk To promote self awareness of emotions and how to cope with changes during puberty.
All year groups Clic Sargent Dance-a-Thon / Lots of Socks To promote physical exercise as a well-being strategy.  To be part of a fundraising team event.

 

 

MP Visit - Year 5 and 6

Year 5 and 6 have had a visit from our local MP, Shaun Bailey. He was very impressed with our children’s love of learning as he was asked some excellent questions during the session.

 

Extra Curricular Clubs

We have just completed our Spring clubs and the children have enjoyed these experiences.

 

Musical Theatre Club 

Year 6 pupils have enjoyed their ‘Matilda: The Musical’ rehearsals and took pride in their final piece, performing to their parents.  Here are our ‘Revolting Children’…

Park Run

Our Sport Ambassadors have worked hard alongside Mrs Johnson to arrange our ‘Park Run’ events.

 

Here are some of our winners receiving their medal for outstanding participation during our ‘Park Run’ events!

Old Park's Book Exchange

Transform our World Project

Our Year 4 children were lucky enough to take part in a project called Transform Our World. During a 10 week period, children discussed how they could help to make positive changes to our environment. They then worked as a team to make these changes real! Mr Ellis and Mr Jones kindly built raised beds for the children to plant a range of fruits. They had the responsibility to ensure they grow and are healthy. Children also made bird boxes and bug hotels and placed them around one of our forest school areas. Well done, Year 4 – what a positive impact on the environment you have had!

   

Curriculum Competitions

Reading Competition
Old Park Book Swap
We have had an amazing response to our ‘Old Park Book Swap’.

We hope you have all enjoyed your new book choices.

 

 

Even the staff have been inspired by this great idea and have started their own book swap!

 

 

Arts Competition - Design Our New Logo
R.E. and Art Competition
Road Safety Competition

Following our assembly, led by Sandwell Council, here are the details of the road safety competition.

 

Design a banner competition March 22