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  • Friday 12 April 2024 Sats Information
  • Friday 14 July 2023 Kids Eat Free in the Summer!
  • Thursday 11 May 2023 Year 1 Trip to Lower Drayton Farm On 11th May, Year 1 visited Lower Drayton Farm as part of the Health for Life Scheme and their Science topic, 'Animals'.
  • Thursday 30 March 2023 Reception Ash End Farm trip Reception's trip to Ash End Farm.
  • Thursday 16 February 2023 Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament
  • Friday 16 December 2022 Merry Christmas from Grestone Academy
  • Friday 9 December 2022 Choir trip to the Robert Harvey Care Home This week, the school choir attended Robert Harvey Care home this morning to sing Christmas carols. The children were so well behaved and made the residents so happy. The children got an opportunity at the end if the morning to meet the residents and talk to them. The care home gave the children snacks and cakes to bring back to school. The children really made the school proud - well done everyone!
  • Friday 9 December 2022 YPP Council House Visit As members of the HAOS, Grestone Academy had 5 delegates invited to attend the YPP at "The Council House" in the City Centre on 7th December 2022. The theme for the visit was focusing on "Loving our community, Loving our World". The students were involved in a range of activities that will enable them to become active representatives for both Grestone Academy and their local; community as well as gaining an important understanding of government and democracy. Our students took part in active discussions and debate around local, national and global issues affecting young people.
  • Friday 2 December 2022 Year 4 trip to the Mosque The Year 4 children were praised for their excellent behaviour and respectful manner and were told they were the best group of children to have visited. They learnt all about the different spaces within the mosque, where and how people pray and important facts about the Muslim religion.
  • Friday 18 November 2022 Year 3 trip to Kingswood On Thursday 16th November, Year 3 went on a trip to Kingswood Activity Centre as part of their History Topic ‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’ where they had a Stone Age experience day. The children took part in four different activities which explored the life during the Stone Age. The first activity involved the children building a shelter using logs and sticks from the wood; during the Stone Age, hunter gatherers would have had to build temporary shelters as they travelled far and wide to hunt for food and would have needed a place to rest. The children then baked bread on an open fire whilst they learnt about the importance of fire for the Stone Age people and how significant this discovery would have been. The children then threw spears and shot bow and arrows (plastic ones!) as they discovered the tools people from the Stone Age would have used to hunt animals. Finally , they looked at ‘transport’. Did you know that the rocks that form the Stonehenge monumen
  • Friday 11 November 2022 Year 6 Parent Workshop This week, the parents of Year 6 were invited to take part in a Reading Inspire workshop. Both pupils and parents had the opportunity to complete a range of reading activities including making story stones and book marks, whilst also having the chance to read a wide variety of genres. Pupil and parent voice comments were extremely positive, with some parents stating that, “It was good to see the different ways to encourage children to read.” The Year 6 team would like to say a huge thank you to all of those parents who attended the workshop and we hope to see you again for future workshops.
  • Friday 4 November 2022 Year 1 Trip to the Black Country Museum On Thursday Year 1 visited the Black Country Museum as part of their History topic ‘Childhood Then and Now’ where they have been looking at toys, schools and houses from the past and comparing it to life now. The children had a lesson from an old fashioned teacher where they had to recite the alphabet and the times tables. They were shown how naughty children were punished in the old days - Mr Farooq was given the cane for being disruptive! They also were able to go around the old fashioned shops and went inside an old house where they could see the old fashioned fire was lit. They played with old fashioned street toys like the cup and ball, hoop and stick, skipping ropes and hobby horses. They also saw an old silent Laurel and Hardy film which all the children found absolutely hilarious! The children had a brilliant time and were amazed to compare the lives of children from the past to today, particularly the fact that children used to go to work from such a young age.
  • Friday 21 October 2022 Black History Month The last number of weeks have seen various focuses for Black History month; this week we had a special assembly with Kendrick Morris, previously Executive Principal of the Trust. Today we welcomed Mighty Jamma, a well known steel pan musician and it has been great to see children enjoying finding out more about aspects of Black History and culture. We were pleased to speak to children and for them to tell uslots about famous black historical people and events such as Windrush.
  • Thursday 29 September 2022 Year 3 Trip to Handsworth Park This week, Year 3 spent time in Handsworth Park engaging with Art activities – we were proud of their focus and behaviour across the trip.
  • Tuesday 28 June 2022 Year 2 Reading Workshop
  • Thursday 23 June 2022 Football Festival
  • Tuesday 21 June 2022 Yoga Sessions
  • Monday 11 April 2022 Easter Egg Hunt 2022
  • Monday 28 March 2022 Year 2 Animal Man Visit
  • Thursday 24 March 2022 Fundraiser for the Ukraine
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022 Nursery Ash End Children's Farm Trip Nursery have been learning about farm animals and really enjoyed their trip to Ash End House Children's Farm. They travelled by bus to get there which was the first time for some of the pupils!
  • Friday 4 March 2022 Year 1 Sheldon Country Park Trip
  • Friday 11 February 2022 Year 3 Trip to the Botanical Gardens Year 3 went on a trip to Botanical Gardens this Tuesday where children had a fantastic day exploring the gardens and the glasshouses and experienced an authentic rainforest adventure.
  • Friday 11 February 2022 Year 2 Sealife Centre Trip Year 2 had a fantastic time at the Sea Life centre this week! The children couldn’t wait to get inside and explore all the zones the centre had to offer. They were amazed with the ocean tunnel so they went to visit it six times!
  • Friday 4 February 2022 Grestone's Code of Conduct
  • Wednesday 19 January 2022 Year 2 Reading Gladiators Below is a photo of our Year 2 ‘Reading Gladiators’. These children read at lunch time every Monday and they are currently reading The First Case by Ulf Nilsson. They are looking forward to telling you all about it when they finish!
  • Friday 7 January 2022 Grestone's Great Reading Focus
  • Thursday 24 June 2021 Year 3 Knit 'n' Natter Club Read all about our Knititng club!
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