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Chantry Primary Academy

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  • Thursday 9th May 2024 Reception WOW - Mead Open Farm Visit Chantry Primary Academy's Reception classes recently had a fantastic day out at Mead Open Farm. The children loved to see all the wonderful animals and had a great time learning about them.
  • Tuesday 30th April 2024 Year 2 WOW - Whipsnade Zoo This term, Year 2 has been reading 'The Paper Bag Prince', an inspiring story about sustainability and looking after the planet we live on. To support this, they had a fantastic day at Whipsnade Zoo, learning all about how we can care for all of life on Earth and how we can ensure that we have a positive impact on the world around us.
  • Thursday 25th April 2024 Year 3 WOW - Author Visit Year 3 were lucky enough to meet the amazing Chrissie Sains who is the talented author of their current class story 'An Alien In The Jam Factory'. They had a great time, sharing story ideas and even coming up with an exciting story about a giant brussel sprout that wants to take over Easter and replace eggs with sprouts! They are very much enjoying the story and are looking forward to writing their own!
  • Tuesday 23rd April 2024 Year 1 WOW - Hindu Mandir Visit Year One had one of the most amazing experiences on their visit to the local Hindu Mandir (Temple).
  • Monday 22nd April 2024 Year 4 WOW - Houghton Hall Walk Monday morning saw Year 4 take part in a nature walk around Houghton Hall Park, taking note of the different plants and animals they could see on the way. The walk finished at the Kitchen Gardens where they learnt about the different plants and vegetables they grow, the different insects and creatures that try to eat the vegetables and the planting process. A great time was had by all with a lot of facts and information being learnt.
  • Wednesday 17th April 2024 Year 6 WOW - Macbeth Workshop Year 6 students were joined today by West End in Schools for an exciting Macbeth Workshop. The workshop aimed to immerse students in the world of Shakespeare's infamous play, allowing them to explore themes, characters, and language using dance to retell the story.The collaboration with West End in Schools offers students a unique opportunity to delve into the world of theatre and literature in a fun and interactive way!
  • Tuesday 16th April 2024 Year 5 WOW - Hazard Alley Safety Centre Year 5 have visited Hazard Alley Safety Centre for their WOW this week. Here they were able to learn all about keeping safe in an interactive and memorable way. A great time was had by all.
  • Wednesday 27th March 2024 Bedford VI and HI Sports Festival at the Bunyan Centre Some of our pupils attended today's brilliant Beds Borough VI and HI Sports Festival with other children from around Bedfordshire. They took part in sports specifically adapted for children with sensory impairments. The pupils were incredible and played table tennis, football, goalball and more and they were so fast and competitive, yet showed great support and encouragement towards each other too. This is a great example of how to be inclusive in PE and life to build healthy happy young people.
  • Wednesday 28th February 2024 Year 6 WOW - Atomic Abbie! Year Six children had a fantastic day during their WOW! ‘Atomic Abbie’ has really enthused their learning with some superb chemical reactions, followed by a ‘hands-on’ workshop on evolution.
  • Tuesday 27th February 2024 Year 1 WOW - Chicks Year 1 followed the journey of some fertilised eggs and watched them hatch into wonderful chicks.
  • Tuesday 9th January 2024 Year 1 WOW - Puppet Workshop Year 1 had a visit from Pirate Ron who presented a pirate show that they absolutely loved! They used their voices to join in with the show and help his puppet companion navigate the seas. Later, they went back to their classrooms to create their very own puppets using a paper bag. These were brilliant and they used them to act out their own plays with their friends. This was a great start to Year 1's History unit all about toys and their Design Technology lessons where they developed their sewing skills to create a puppet. Lots of fun and learning took place!
  • Tuesday 9th January 2024 Year 5 WOW - Mad Science For a WOW, this half term, Year 5 was joined by the brilliant 'Lightning Laura' from Mad Science. The children took part in experiments that demonstrated different states of matter and the difference between solids, liquids and gases!
  • Thursday 30th November 2023 The National Theatre comes to Chantry's VI Provision Jonny Ball from The National Theatre came and worked with our Year 4, 5 & 6 VI pupils today, to bring the world of theatre to life. The children performed, sang and acted their hearts out to the Roald Dahl Witches show. We looked at props at close range and even got to sing a song from the show together.What a brilliant way to show the value of Aspiration!
  • Wednesday 15th November 2023 VICTA Decorate Our Tree Competition 2023 The VI Provision children all made their own Christmas decorations today, so that we can enter the VICTA (Empowering blind children and young adults charity) Christmas competition. All the pupils’ decorations will be hung up in Milton Keynes Shopping Centre over the Christmas period, so do go and take a look!
  • Tuesday 7th November 2023 Year 6 WOW - Life of a Victorian This week children of year 6 became immersed into the life of a Victorian. They were transported back to a Victorian school and worked incredibly hard using the ink pens and pots to make notes, learning about how harsh school life was and understand the currency of the era. They were completely immersed and wore some fantastic outfits. In the afternoon, the children had the opportunity to explore genuine Victorian artefacts including irons, games and ice skates. They explored the suitcases of a range of different people from different social classes and had the opportunity to make spinning tops as well as other Victorian amusements.
  • Tuesday 3rd October 2023 VI - The Inclusive Farm Visit Today we had an amazing trip to The Inclusive Farm, run by Mike and Ness. Mike is the first-ever blind farmer in the UK and is an inspiration to our VI provision pupils. We go to hold, chickens, ducks, stroke the cows and feed the goats. We threw straw in for the pigs and had a sunny, fantastic time!
  • Monday 18th September 2023 Ofsted Report We had the privilege of hosting the Ofsted team during our most recent Ofsted inspection on 13th and 14th June 2023. I am delighted to inform you that the report reflects the wonderful aspects of our work at Chantry. We are filled with immensepride for our dedicated children, our exceptional staff, and the vibrant community that we serve. It is truly gratifying to see our collective efforts and the achievements of our children recognised and celebrated by the inspectors.
  • Tuesday 12th September 2023 Year 6 WOW - African Drumming
  • Tuesday 12th September 2023 Year 5 WOW - Bollywood Dancing
  • Wednesday 19th July 2023 Year 2 Parent Showcase - Summer 2
  • Monday 17th July 2023 VI - Splashtastic Fun! The annual VI Provision sensory trip to the Dunstable Splash Park was a great success today. The children had a whale of a time and even had an ice cream to finish!
  • Wednesday 28th June 2023 VI - Tring Museum A Tactile Explorer session at Tring Museum
  • Wednesday 28th June 2023 Year 2 WOW Day - Walton on the Naze In year 2, we visited Walton on the Naze as part of our learning about the RNLI and Grace Darling which also links to our class book entitled “Titanic… I was there.”
  • Thursday 15th June 2023 VI - Fun in the Sun!
  • Wednesday 7th June 2023 Year 3 WOW Day - Viking/Anglo-Saxon Workshop Year 3's New York Class was visited by an Anglo-Saxon expert who brought history to life and taught the children about life as an Anglo-Saxon, how to battle and how to row a Viking Long Ship!
  • Thursday 20th April 2023 Year 2 WOW Day - Whipsnade Zoo
  • Tuesday 28th March 2023 Bedford Indoor VI Sports Festival The VI Provision children and staff had a marvellous day out at the Bedford Indoor VI Sports Festival this week. They all took part in athletics, football, Goalball and more during the VI-friendly sports day. It was amazing to see them all joining in and modelling the values of health, enthusiasm and teamwork!
  • Wednesday 8th March 2023 VI - The Inclusive Farm Visit It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Mike and Ness from The Inclusive Farm this morning.
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