Carol Singing at Vax

Ombersley School Choir were invited to entertain The Vax employees at their Christmas party.

They all sang Christmas carols and songs beautifully. After they had finished singing, they were given a drink and cakes plus a Christmas present to say thank you. The school were also given  a new Vax vacuum cleaner as a thank you. 

We all had a lovely  morning and were very proud of our choir, as always!

Cluster Carols

Years 1, 2 , 3 and 4 had a lovely afternoon at Tibberton First School, taking part in our Annual Cluster Carols with Hindlip and Tibberton schools.

It was a lovely  start to our Christmas festivities.

Thank you!

Thank you to all the wonderful Year 2 parents for our fantastic Christmas present! We love it!

Maths Week

We had a fantastic Maths Week. We played lots of maths games and solved  problems during our maths lessons. 

On Thursday, we all came to school wearing a number or shape jumper and our parents and grandparents came to join us to play some Maths games. It was great fun! 

On Friday we had the whole school Maths House Challenge. Each house had to make a tessellating shape, then decorate it in our house colours. When we had finished we tessellated all the shapes to make a beautiful pattern.

Maths Week in Year 2

We  really enjoyed Maths Week! 

We read the story, The Great Pet Sale, and solved all sorts of problems using money. We had to buy different numbers of pets, find the change and work out if £1 was enough to buy all the animals in the Pet shop.

On Thursday, we all came to school wearing a number and our parents and grandparents came to join us to play some Maths games. It was great fun! 

On Friday we had the whole school Maths House Challenge. Each house had to make a tessellating shape, then decorate it in our house colours. When we had finished we tessellated all the shapes to make a beautiful pattern.

Children in Need Year 2

Children in Need 2018

Wow! Pudsey came to visit us. We wore our spots and bright clothes and gave him all the coins we had collected.

We loved the cakes at break too!

Remembrance 100 years on.

The whole school have been remembering the First World War and those that died fighting for our country. In year 3 we have been reading and writing letters from the trenches; learning a little about what life was like for the soldiers.

We have also been listening to some World War One poetry written by Wilfred Owen, who was a soldier in World War One. He wrote letters home to his mother in the form of poems to let the world know what it was really like. We then wrote and performed our own poems in the style of Wilfred Owen.

Poppies are a very important part of remembrance; we created some for our display using many different types of materials.

It was lovely to see so many children on Sunday for the Remembrance service in Ombersley. The children who came represented our school beautifully by laying wreaths and crosses to remember those who died in the two World Wars.

On Thursday Keystage two children joined children from Sytchampton, Tibberton and Hindlip for a very moving Remembrance service in Ombersley Church to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One. Year 4 children gave a wonderful account of life in Ombersley during the Great War. Year 3 and 4 children sang beautifully. They all made us extremely proud.

After the service we walked around the churchyard to find the World War One Commonwealth graves.

 

The History of Canals

Roger and  David from the Canal Rivers trust came to tell us more about the history and importance of canals. We found out why canals where so important to the history of Britain and its industrial heritage. We played out a story of a farmer selling his pots, transporting them by horse and cart, building a canal with the help of James Brindley to improve the transport links and then the decline of the canals because of the railways.

We also had a visit from  Alice Fallon, Education Officer from the Severn River Trust who told us abut the life cycle of the shad, which used to thrive in the River Severn but has struggled to breed because of the weirs built at Holt, Lincomb and Diglis and thought to have died out in 1844. However a number are returning to the river and the Trust has plans to build special pathways which will help the shad to find its way back up stream to breed at Welshpool and hopefully return to the river in larger numbers.

Roger and  David took a water safety assembly for the whole school, reminding us of the dangers of being near rivers and canals. We learnt to STAY AWAY FROM THE EDGE and to think carefully of what we are doing when we are near water. Everyone enjoyed the assembly -thank you to the Canal River Trust.

We will be finding out more about the canals this week and the people who worked on them.

Rivers of the World

On Thursday 15th November Mrs Osborn and Mrs Stanley attended the opening of the exhibition of artwork by local schools funded by Rivers of the World at The Hive Worcester. The artwork was amazing – especially ours! (The artwork by the other schools was fantastic too)  Well done Year 4. The Exhibition is on for the next 2 weeks. Mrs Osborn was presented with  a certificate for the school for taking part in the project.

 

Ombersley Remembers WW1 – Church Service

On Thursday 15th November we took part in our final event for the Ombersley Remembers Project. We were joined by Hindlip, Tibberton and Sytchampton schools, the Ombersley Handbell Ringers and members of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Association.

The service was held at St Andrews church, Ombersley. KS2 Ombersley opened the event by singing ‘We will remember them’ Then Year 4 read selections from the school log book from 1914-1918, bringing alive the children and headmaster form Ombersley school during that time. Hindlip and Tibberton school read a moving Peace Poem. Sytchampton told us the history of the poppy and recited Flanders Field. All the schools and the congregation joined in ‘I vow to thee my country’  The hand bell group played a selection of tunes including ‘Its a long way to Tipperary’ and ‘Rule Britannia’ . We were then given an overview of the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters regiment during WW1. At 11 am we stood and listened to the bugle being played from the church balcony and had a minutes silence to remember those who died for us.

After the church service the schools visited the exhibition in the church, the war graves of the soldiers from WW1  and the WW1 Touring bell tent, with 2 historians from  Discover History, which was in the church grounds.

If you want to find out more about the project the website is www.ombersley-remembers.co.uk

This was a wonderful way to finish off the project. The children from Ombersley have worked hard during this project and we have been really proud of them. Well done all of you!