The staff at Old Park have come together to say goodbye to the Year 6 leavers. We will miss you all very much. Keep shining and aiming high!
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Check out these amazing paintings by some of our Y4 & 5 children - do you recognise these buildings? The children showed real perseverance to perfect them.
More exploration fun this week…
We are really proud to announce that Old Park have achieved their Well-Being Charter Mark. Thank you to the staff, children and parents who supported this process.
Thank you to everyone who helped to support Year 1's cake sale. Through their Skills Builder project, Year 1 have raised £150 for Autism West Midlands.
This project encompasses all of our OLD PARK values.
Lots of fun for the Y4 children on their Roman Day. Amazing effort by families to make the day special- the children have loved it.
Our Y2 cricket team did an amazing job representing the school today. Well done team 🏏
Amazing effort from our Y3/4 girls football team in their tournament. 3rd place 🥉 well done girls.
Y6 you rocked tonight. So proud of the amazing show you all delivered. You showed true ambition to make it a success, responsibility to get it produced and perseverance to get it right. Thank you, we loved it. ❤️ 🎭
Another fun filled Exploration Day for Y1-3…
Year 4 and 5 loved their Science immersive experience in the dome today.
Really proud of our netball team today, they represented Old Park and Sandwell in the Black Country Games finals at the Uni of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus. They did amazingly well to reach the finals, for some, this year was their first time playing the sport. They showed great perseverance and ambition. Well done team.
Thank you to our guest speaker, who spoke about her journey in becoming a Speech and Language Therapist. She also shared her other passion, kickboxing, and the perseverance she needed to achieve her black belt.
Thank you Year 4 for asking a range of questions about ambition!
Our Lichfield Cathedral Choir all ready for tonight's performance. We couldn't be prouder of their ambition and hard work.
Thanks to staff from The West Bromwich Building Society for leading a talk about money and finance with our Y5 & 6 children today. Supporting the children to be prepared and making links to our values of responsibility and ambition.
Another fantastic Sports Day for Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2.
We've had some outstanding demonstrations of our school values and we could not be prouder of our children and school community!
Thank you to all the families who joined us and to all the staff and ambassadors for facilitating another amazing event this week.
The overall winning team will be announced in next week's House Assembly!
A huge congratulations to everyone who has taken part in our Key Stage 2 Sports Day.
The children have demonstrated ambition and perseverance during the races. Thank you to the parents and staff who also supported today's event.
Another thank you to the Sport Ambassadors, Year 5/6 pupils and Work Experience students who helped with the smooth organisation of our events today.
Here are the House winners so far...
Year 6 - Sharks
Year 5 - Lions
Year 4 - Lions
Year 3 - Lions
We look forward to Thursday's event!
Old Park are aiming high and thinking about our value of ambition. Thanks to the trainee doctors for talking to our children about their chosen career.
Another day of football and this time the sun shone! Well done to our boys team, they shared 3rd place today. Congratulations to Harvills the tournament winners. A shout out to the Wood Green Academy students who took on the referee duties yesterday and today - thanks everyone.
Very proud of these two teams, they participated in the Wednesbury Learning Community Football Tournament today and were great ambassadors for the school. One team came in at the last minute to ensure the tournament could run as planned. They showed Monty’s values throughout and thoroughly enjoyed their day. One of our teams progressed to the final and came runners up. Congratulations to Wood Green Juniors for their win and to all the schools involved - a real celebration of girls football ⚽️
A huge congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 Netball team. They competed against other teams in Sandwell and got to the final match of the day. They narrowly missed winning the competition, but have earned themselves a place in the Black Country Netball Competition. Good luck - you have demonstrated our ambition and perseverance values superbly!
Year 1 are having a wonderful 50's themed beach day!
So proud of these two representing Old Park at Wednesbury’s Public Speaking Competition today. They spoke at the Council Chambers with very important local VIP judges. Very brave and a huge achievement. The boys spoke knowledgably and with passion about the pros and cons of technology. We came first in the Y3/4 category.
A huge congratulations to our Girls' Y5 & 6 Cricket team, who took part in their first tournament.
They played 4 games in total and came 3rd overall.
Well done, girls - you did brilliantly and demonstarted all of our school values!
What a great time we all had a the Coronation Disco. Thanks to all the staff for making it happen. 🕺💃
Thanks to Wednesbury Rotary for funding our Y6 trip to the Safari Park. The children had an amazing day and made some fantastic memories before venturing off to secondary.
The children in middle phase had an amazing time being brave with the animals today. They learnt about them and met them up close and personal. Meet a few of our Old Park guests…
An excellent public speaking event held today! The staff judges were overwhelmed with the quality of speeches delivered. The children's ambition, perseverance and love of learning shone through - well done!
Year 5 have enjoyed their Viking Day!
We have had an amazing Clic Sargent celebration assembly today. This year we raised a fantastic £1,288. The total raised over the past 15 years is £27,845. Thank you to everyone who has helped us raise this incredible amount. Claire, our Clic Sargent Ambassador and Rina, Rahul's mom were overwhelmed by the school's kindness and perserverance.
Support Group for and of Children
Meet other parents, share ideas, and access peer support with a member of Autism West Midlands present to offer advice and guidance.
Numbers are limited and places will need to be pre-booked to ensure everyone’s safety and avoid overcrowding.
Date: Monday 17th April 2023
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Interceptor, New Square, West Bromwich
Booking here: https://autismwestmidlands.org.uk/events/support-group-for-parents-of-autistic-children-in-sandwell-17apr/
Year 1 and Year 4 have taken part in class workshops as part of World Autism Acceptance Week. The children demonstrated our 'diversity' and 'kindness' values and asked some fantastic questions throughout the sessions. Well Done!
A huge congratulations to Old Park's Dance Team, who represented our school at tonight's WGA Gym and Dance Festival. They demonstrated Monty's values of optimism, perseverance, ambition and responsibility. We are super proud of you all!
Ask yourself this weekend if an hour could really change the earth 🤔⏰🌎💭
Earth Hour, organised by WWF, is a movement aimed at uniting people to take action that tackles environmental issues and protects the planet.
Can you make a positive step towards protecting nature and our planet this weekend? Find out more by visiting the Earth Hour page:
Give an Hour for Earth | Earth Hour On 25th March at 8:30 pm, give an Hour for Earth. How? spend 60 minutes doing something positive for our planet. It's that simple!
Old Park you are amazing! We have raised almost £1000 from your generous donations and we are totally blown away. We will update you on our final total next week but you have far exceeded our expectations. Well done to EYFS, Y1 and 2 today, you have danced the day away 💃 🕺
Autism and Anxiety – Webinar for and Professionals – West Midlands Region
What anxiety is
Autism and anxiety
This webinar is open to any parent, carer or professional in the West Midlands region.
Date: Friday 17th March 2023
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am
Booking Information: https://autismwestmidlands.org.uk/events/autism-and-anxiety-webinar-west-midlands-17mar/
A huge thank you to the staff and children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 for their fantastic effort in today's dance-a-thon.
Here is the link to continue donating...We have raised an amazing £428 already! Please share the link with family and friends.
We cannot wait for Friday's dance-a-thon for Early Years and Years 1 and 2.
What a fantastic day of dance. Well done everyone - keep those donations coming in. Next danceathon day is Friday for EYFS, Y1 & Y2.
Clic Sargent Dance-a-Thon Reminder...
Tuesday 14th March - Years 3, 4, 5 and 6
Friday 17th March - Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2.
The theme is 'All Around the World' and children can dress in flag colours or other world themed fancy dress. If your child doesn't dress up, they may wear their P.E. kit. Please make sure sensible footwear is worn for the event.
Sponsorship money can be sent directly to our Just Giving Page - please share this post with friends and family so we can raise as much money as possible for this fantastic charity.
Thank you for all your donations so far!
If you have questions, please contact the school office or speak to your class teacher.
Samantha's Old Park Dance-a-Thon page Help Samantha Pearce raise money to support Young Lives vs Cancer
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