Stretton Sugwas Academy 

Formerly Stretton Sugwas C of E Primary School

The Cricket Man is here!!

Thursday 12th May 2016

Chance to Shine coach Glyn has been here every Thursday developing the children's knowledge and skills. Glyn's coaching is allowing the children to play competitively, but in the right spirit. We believe that cricket is ideal for teaching young people respect.


We definitely have a lot of fun during our cricket sessions!

The 7 days of Creation

Thursday 5th May 2016

'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth'



Day 1 - God created light and separated the light from the darkness, calling light "day" and darkness "night."

Day 2 - God created an expanse to separate the waters and called it "sky."

Day 3 - God created the dry ground and gathered the waters, calling the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters "seas." On day three, God also created vegetation (plants and trees).

Day 4 - God created the sun, moon, and the stars to give light to the earth and to govern and separate the day and the night. These would also serve as signs to mark seasons, days, and years.

Day 5 - God created every living creature of the seas and every winged bird, blessing them to multiply and fill the waters and the sky with life.

Day 6 - God created the animals to fill the earth. On day six, God also created man and woman (Adam and Eve) in his own image to commune with him. He blessed them and gave them every creature and the whole earth to rule over, care for, and cultivate.

Day 7 - God had finished his work of creation and so he rested on the seventh day, blessing it and making it holy.


The children created some beautiful work from their work on the creation story.


Earth Day

Friday 22nd April 2016

In 1970, was the year of the first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues.


And so it continued today here at Stretton Sugwas...Where the children had some interesting discussions on how we can help our earth by recycling lots of different materials and a lovely time planting some trees.


Earth Day is more than just a single day. Help keep our Earth growing!

English

Thursday 14th April 2016
The children have been developing their writing skills, they have been writing their own version about who comes to tea, based on the story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. We have panthers, elephants and mice all coming for tea!

Football Coach in PE

Thursday 17th March 2016

Every Thursday we are very lucky to have a football coach come to the school and teach us lots of skills on the game.

Easter RE

Thursday 17th March 2016

The Easter story is at the heart of Christianity.


Today we discussed Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Crowds of people came out of the city to greet him, throwing down palm branches on the road. Not all of the people were happy, his enemies were worried Jesus was becoming too powerful. They accused him of breaking the laws and wanted him crucified! So Jesus was arrested and Pilate ordered that he be put to death.


Our discussion continued about Jesus being taken to the hill and nailed to a cross. After Jesus was crucified on the Friday (now known as Good Friday), his body was taken down from the cross, and buried in a cave tomb. The tomb was guarded by Roman Soldiers and an enormous stone was put over the entrance, so that no-one could steal the body.

On the Sunday (known as Easter Sunday, eating yummy Easter eggs), Mary Magdalene, followed later by some of Jesus' disciples visited the tomb and found that the stone had been moved, and that Jesus' body had gone. Jesus himself was seen that day by Mary and the disciples, and for forty days afterwards by many people. His followers realised that God had raised Jesus from the dead. Christians call this the Resurrection.


We thought we would show you two of the children's fantastic work, their task was to retell the Easter Story, they worked super hard on it!

How we perceive Jesus

Thursday 10th March 2016

The children had a lovely RE art lesson on how they perceive Jesus. Take a look at some of them in the slide show.

World Book Day 2016

Thursday 3rd March 2016
World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. We all had a fantastic day and all the costumes were brilliant!

Techniquest's STARLAB came to Stretton!

Wednesday 2nd March 2016

Techniquest’s Starlab was a mobile, inflatable Planetarium that brought the night sky to our school hall.

 

We could see the stars as never before as they showed us a close-up look at the Solar System.

 

We were immersed in the full-dome experience in this spectacular 360° Planetarium – without leaving school!



I SPY IN THE SKY!

Our Rocket Making Afternoon

Tuesday 23rd February 2016
The children designed their own rockets and had a lovely art & topic afternoon making them from recycled materials! Please have a look at some of them in the slideshow

Magnetic Fun!

Thursday 4th February 2016

This afternoon the children had a fabulous time going on a hunt around the school. They looking for different objects and seeing whether they were magnetic or not. We made sure we didn't go near any of the electrical items though!

Circle Time

Thursday 28th January 2016

We have a lovely time doing circle time each week, it is a time when we can sit as a class and talk about a worry, share something or say a prayer. It gives the children the chance to discuss with their peers if their dads are away, be reflective or just listen to others. Circle time helps develop Emotional Literacy, this is a values-based concept concerned with all aspects of relationship. This includes not only the development of knowledge and skills within individuals, but also the ethos of the systems and communities in which we live and work.

This week's Science Experiment

Thursday 21st January 2016
Today we have been carrying out science experiments. Our focus was to see 'How far a toy car travelled on different surfaces'. We used carpet, wood, plastic, sand paper and rubber. The children loved using a 007 car to do it.

Space and Alien Dance

Wednesday 20th January 2016

The children have been participating in a weekly Space and Alien dance for PE. We have been seeing some great moves!

A fantastic Nativity Performance...well done everyone!

Week ending 11th December 2015

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were absolutely fantastic this week in our Nativity performance 'A Little Bird Told Me' and we are all so very proud!


If you were lucky enough to come and see your child (or children!), I am sure you will all agree that every child put on their best performance, were loud and clear and tried so hard to get into character.


An extremely loud round of applause for everyone involved!

Story time in English

Thursday 19th November 2015

A lovely time in English this week, we have been retelling stories. The children have had fun learning the actions and being creative. Video to follow....!

 

Spellings

Thursday 12th November 2015

The children have been working hard on their jumping red words in spellings this week. Lots of concentration going on here!

An afternoon of Physical Education

Thursday 5th November 2015
The children had a lovely afternoon on the fantastic apparatus we have in the school hall and what fun they had! 

A scientific project of a volcano...

Monday 2nd November 2015
One of the children worked very hard just before the half term on a volcano project. The Honeybees were very lucky to be able to see the exciting result of it.

Maths - 3D Shapes

Thursday 22nd October 2015
The children had a super maths session, they have been learning more about 3D shapes. They produced some fantastic work and enjoyed the lesson very much!

Homework Area

Thursday 8th October 2015
Have a look at our fabulous homework area! They have also been linking their dinosaur topic to their English work. The children have been working super hard and have created some amazing pieces of art, food and various pieces of work. Enjoy having a look!

Golden Time

Thursday 24th September 2015

After our Celebration Assembly on Friday's, the children have some time to choose their own activities, they might choose games, dinosaurs lego or the marble run. Some of the children got incredibly creative this week and made 3d dinosaurs pictures. Take a look.

Dinosaur Biscuits!

Thursday 17th September 2015

What a lovely treat Honeybees had today, we were received some yummy dinosaur biscuits! As part of our topic, Dinosaurs, one pupil was even inspired to bring the class a very special treat.





Belonging

Thursday 17th September

A fantastic start to our class RE topic. We have been focusing on 'What does it mean to belong to a faith community?' The children designed a poster of where they felt they belonged. Such beautiful work produced. See our pictures for some of their work!

Rock Detectives!

Thursday 10th September 2015

Our new Science topic is rocks, soils and fossils. We spent the morning finding things around the school made from rocks. We found bricks, tiles, paving stones and windows! Then we thought about why these materials were suitable for their purpose.