NEWS & EVENTS
Whole School News
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This year's competition was well-fought and most entertaining. Well done to both teams and a special congratuations to this year's winners, Salt.
Grandparents Afternoon Tea
A lovely afternoon was spent in school as we welcomed our wonderful grandparents with a delicious afternoon tea and entertainment. It was a great way to say 'thank you' to those people who do so much to support not only their children and grandchildren, but the school as well. Thank you Grandparents!
School Play 2022
'The Amazing Adventures of Superstan'
As always, out children shone in their performances - this year was something very special indeed as we returned to a public stage (with a full house).
Drama and the performng arts are a speciality at Queenswood and this year's play was stunning with stellar performances from the entire cast.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee
To celebrate the 70 years our Queen has been on the throne, the children of Queenswood School took part in an enrichment morning full of juiblee activities. The children used a photo of Queen Elizabeth to sketch their own portraits and added these to a red white and blue background. These were displayed at Morley Central Methodist Church over the jubilee weekend. The children also used their own research to make information posters all about the Queen and the work she has taken part in throughout her life. The younger children used the story The Queen's Hat as a starting point for their activities.
All the fun of the Fair, raising money for the FQS to spend on additional resources for the children!
Spring Art Day
After listening to the story Everything You Need For a Treehouse by Carter Higgins, the children embarked on their own creative journey to use a variety of resources to make their own treehouses. They worked in small mixed age groups to design, assemble and embellish throughout the day! The beautiful treehouses they created featured canopies, platforms, structures, ladders, swings and just about anything you could imagine.
The children used tools and techniques to assemble and balance their creations on their trees. Our termly Art Days are a great opportunity for the children to work together with others outside of their small classes and build on their art skills and creativity.
Water Safety Week
The children took part in water safety week at Morley Leisure Centre.
Along with wearing their pyjamas to familiarise themselves with the feeling of being in water with heavy clothes on, the children also learnt how to help in a water emergency.
The children understand that it is important to never enter the water if a friend gets into trouble, as well as three rescue methods.
We pride ourselves with our pupil’s thorough knowledge of safety around water. Well done children!
We dressed up as book characters for World Book Day 2022 and the children brought in their favourite books to share. The children took part in a carousel of activities in mixed age groups including story writing, shared reading and illustration and front cover designs. We all came together at the end of the morning to share the stories they had written.
We are proud to support Children’s Mental Health week here at Queenswood School. In our assembly this morning the children reflected on how they are grow emotionally and how they can find ways to help others grow. They reflected on the power of kindness and how kindness can help us cope with challenges and change.
We strive to work together within our school community to not only care for and promote the positive mental health and well-being of the children, but also the wonderful teachers and staff who work tirelessly to support the children in their care.
The children will be bringing home some fantastic Kindness Activity Packs to help them recognise the power of kindness.
Nativity Performance 2021
We are bursting with pride after such a wonderful, fantastic, magnificent, outstanding performance! Thank you to all involved! Not only a worthy celebration of sharing this precious story with loved ones, but we raised £75 for Cafod's World Gifts in the collection - this will be money well spent for the benefit of those most in need.
Whole School Art Day
The theme for the Art Day was fireworks to tie in with both Bonfire Night and Diwali celebrations this week. The children designed, adapted and improved their own firework shapes and then used a combination of oil pastel, paint and collage to create cityscapes in the foreground. The Upper Juniors drew their city from a one point perspective and then collaged over their drawings.
Keith's Teeth by Melanie Woolner:
Queenswood School was delighted to have a visit and Q&A session with local author Melanie Woolner, who came to share her latest story 'Keith's Teeth'.
Melanie spoke about her love of reading and what influenced her to write this particular story.
The children asked inquisitive questions about the journey to becoming a published author and shared their own ideas they had for future stories about the life of Keith O'Keef.
Thank you for your visit Melanie!
We've just celebrated our Harvest Festival and it was wonderful to be back in the church with parents able to join us this year. We had an amazing response to our appeal for tinned goods which were donated to a local charity. In addition we had a collection which raised money for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust to support the heritage of heavy horses who have done so much for farming communities in the past and are sadly facing rapid decline.
Macmillan Coffee Morning:
A great time was had by all and we are proud to announce a total of £175.50 raised for this worthy cause. Buns, prizes and lots of laughter along the way!