As part of their science work on food chains and habitats Y2 took a trip to a local beach to explore the marine wildlife! We explored the beach, the rock pools and even built the odd sandcastle or two!
In assembly today we gathered to be thankful for the wonderful food that we have as well as to learn about other people less fortunate than ourselves. We sung some lovely songs and Reverend Coles talked to us about the work that is carried out in the local community.
Today the MOD Schools Music Services entertained us in assembly with a whole host of classic songs played live on a variety of different instruments. Children interested in learning an instrument can collect a leaflet from the school office about 1-1 or small group lessons. Don’t forget that every child in KS2 will also learn to play an instrument in music lessons as part of the class!
This year’s Big Arts event ‘Trash to Treasure’ used art to excite, inform and educate our children about environmental issues and the impact of waste on our earth; land, sea and air.
Our Goodness Garden was turned into a landfill site to give a visual insight into the impact of landfill on what would normally be an area of beauty and cultivation.
All workshops used donated waste materials from the community and focused on children learning to recycling, reuse and think about reducing waste.
The children worked in mixed aged groups from FS2 to Y6 supporting each other. On the final day we opened our doors to parents and the children took their parents around the school to view their hard work as part of our Celebrate & Evaluate session.
FS1 and FS2 visited the beach as part of the ‘Trash to Treasure’ theme of Big Arts Week across the school. We had a great time learning about the turtles that lay their eggs on the beach and how litter can cause harm to marine life. We then did some beach combing to help tidy the beach and took the litter we created back to school to add to our turtle sculptures. We also tested our boats that we built from recycled materials at school- they all floated….yay! Then we finished off the morning with some sand sculpture making and of course an ice lolly to cool down!
Having worked towards this award over the last two years we were so proud to receive a confirmation letter today.
Elaine Ricks-Neal (NACE Assessor) wrote…I am writing to confirm that your school has been successfully accredited with The Challenge Award. I was particularly impressed by the very rich curriculum offer provided to your pupils in every subject area and the commitment to providing challenge.
Today you raised over 170 Euros for charities that support the different branches of the Armed Forces. We had a great day and you all looked fantastic in your ‘camo’ gear. As always the day ended with a full-scale water fight between children , parents and staff! Thanks as always to the Ayi Nik PTFA for organizing the day!
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In Blogging Club we have created a blog page which you can find at
The website was created and is written by children in Y5 & 6 but is about learning that happens ‘out & about’ – such as garden school, forest school, trips and events in any year group.
We hope you like it and encourage you to make a positive or constructive comment so that our resident ‘bloggers’ can improve their contributions.
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Mr C & the Blogging Crew!
Y5 & 6 had just the best time ever on their residential to Paphos! The children took part in sea kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, snorkeling, shelter building and much, much more. As ever the children impressed both the school staff and those at the centre with their behaviour and strong working relationships with each other.
“Do please pass on our thanks to Mr Smith and all the teachers and children who joined this years residential. They really were a delight to work with and an absolute credit to Ayios Nikolaos School. All showed such great respect and support for one another, and there was a real commitment to achieving their best.” Lucy at Zephyros
Year 3 have been learning all about pollination and how birds and insects help in this important process. Wearing protective suits they were able to observe the way that bees collect nectar from flowers and return to their hives but in the process help to pollinate flowers. Clever little bees!