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  • Thursday 26th May 2022 Reception Fantastic Finish - Woodside Animal Farm On 25th May 2022, Reception took their first trip and had their fantastic finish at Woodside Animal farm! Our topic this half term was ‘Amazing Animals’, which we have been learning lots about.
  • Friday 25th March 2022 What a Day for an Adventure! In the baking sunshine, nine of our pupils travelled to take part in some Adventure Games. This was the first time Luton had organised an event like this, so we did not know what to expect! What we were greeted with was 2 hours of fun-packed activities including archery, nerf gun battles and team quizzes.
  • Thursday 24th March 2022 VI News This week some of the VI provision pupils have been creating braille sentences using special braille Lego blocks. Two of our pupils attended a special sports event and even got a bullseye in the archery session! Our horse riding group have also been out and about enjoying a picnic in the sunshine at the riding stables today. What a busy bunch!
  • Monday 21st March 2022 Looking towards the future Eleven of our Year 5 & 6 pupils, who are completing their Red Pine Outdoor Award in Mr Day’s Forest School club, planted overone hundred trees at the end of our school field.
  • Wednesday 16th March 2022 Football Festival After a week of glorious sunshine, last Wednesday the rain came down in ways we had not seen in months. This did not stop 12 of our year 5 and 6 pupils from playing a mini-football festival with children from Southfield Primary School.
  • Wednesday 23rd February 2022 Year 4 Net and Wall Sports Festival Wednesday morning saw twelve of Year 4’s budding athletics attend a Net and Wall Sports Festival at the Inspire Sports Village. This was an opportunity for our pupils to try sports that they may not have tried before. Whilst at the event they tried 4 sports, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and archery. Everyone really enjoyed themselves and enjoyed the prospect of us trying some of these activities back at school.
  • Saturday 12th February 2022 SALTO gym visit A contingent of Key Stage 2 pupils had a super time expending lots of energy today, when they visited the amazing SALTO Gym in Sundon Park! The children had a 'free-play' session, where they had sole use of the whole gym and were able to make use of equipment such as trampolines, the inflatable slide, balance beams and tumble pits. It was lovely to see the children having such a great time and listening to the squeals of laughter and joy fill the air.
  • Friday 11th February 2022 Year 1 Fantastic Finish Our Year One pupils have been reading the timeless classic, 'Corduroy' this half-term and have loved learning about toys in the process. Today, they combined several elements of their learning by putting their newly learnt sewing skills into practice by designing and making their own super cute hand puppets! We were so impressed with how focused and determined the children were to ensure they all ended up with some wonderful end products!
  • Friday 11th February 2022 Year 3 Fantastic Finish Children in Year 3 were transported back to the past today when they participated in a fun-filled Roman day to celebrate the end of their unit of work on the 'Beware the Romans' book. Everyone had such a fun time, getting to taste foods of the time, making their own shields and wreaths and dressing up as Roman folk. The children have absorbed so much information this half-term, we're very proud of them all!
  • Friday 11th February 2022 Year 4 Fantastic FInish This half-term, amongst many other exciting topics, children in Year 4 have been learning all about the Jewish faith and what it means to be Jewish. To end their learning, today they made some Jewish scrolls, tried apple dipped in honey (a tradition in Judaism) and even made their own dreidels, which are special spinning tops that are played withduring the Jewish festivalof Hanukkah. As you can see, the children very much enjoyed themselves today.
  • Thursday 10th February 2022 Year 5 Fantastic Finish Year 5 have loved reading the timeless classic, The B.F.G this half-term, so it was no surprise that their Fantastic Finish paid homage to the story. Being inspired by the mysterious 'dream jars' from the tale, the children set to task creating their own alternatives- dream bags- putting into good use the wide range of sewing stitches they've been learning over the past few weeks. It was wonderful to see such creativity on show, with every design looking so different from the next and the children being incredibly proud of their hard work!
  • Wednesday 9th February 2022 Year 6 Fantastic Finish After an exciting half-term of reading the Cornish short story collection, 'The White Horse of Zennor', Year 6 pupils finished their learning with a very practical cookery session, making some delicious Cornish pasties! The children used the traditional ingredients of beef, potatoes, carrots, swede and onions and enjoyed 'crimping' their pasty's pastry to make sure it was sealed (which had varying degrees of success!). All pasties turned out fantastically, and we received some 5 star reviews for how tasty they were!
  • Thursday 3rd February 2022 VI - Horseshoes & Mechanical Horses The VI provision pupils had an exciting time at the riding stables on Thursday 3rd February. They got to meet the farrier, whose job it is to put horseshoes on the horses' hooves. We couldn’t believe the size differences between the horseshoes.
  • Saturday 22nd January 2022 Top Jump fun! Today saw a group of our younger pupils take part in a very exciting enrichment visit to the fabulous Top Jump Inflatable Park in Milton Keynes! The venue is an amazing place to expend some energy with a whole plethora of equipment on offer, and the children took full advantage of this, climbing, leaping, crawling and sliding to their heart's delight!
  • Thursday 13th January 2022 VI - Horse Riding Some of the VI provision pupils started horse riding again last week. This takes place every Thursday morning at the RDA Gaddesden Riding Stables in Hemel Hempstead. The children love the sessions as they get to learn all about horse care and riding, whilst developing their coordination and concentration skills.
  • Wednesday 12th January 2022 Year 5 - WOW Day Our wow this half term was a visit from Mad Science. Pupils in Year 5 were amazed by a fascinating assembly that introduced the topic of states of matter. There were plenty of ‘oohs and aas’ as ‘Atomic’ Aimee demonstrated the wonders of air pressure through a range of experiments from showing how hot air rises by lighting a paper rocket to blowing a toilet roll around the audience using a leaf blower.
  • Sunday 9th January 2022 Year 6 cowrie shell jewellery Year 6 pupils have recently started to read their engaging new book, 'The White Horse of Zennor' by Michael Morpurgo. The book is a series of short stories centred around Cornwall and its history. To help immerse the children in the first of the stories, 'The Giant's Necklace', they set to work making their own cowrie shell bracelets and necklaces, items which feature prominently in the tale. It was a great way to bring the story 'alive' for the children and an opportunity they thoroughly enjoyed!
  • Thursday 9th December 2021 VI - Christmas WOW Factor The whole VI Provision enjoyed a Christmas WOW factor at Mead Open Farm. What an amazing, busy day with festive lights, animals, a pantomime, playing in the sand, making reindeer food, soft play and, of course, a visit to the one and only Father Christmas!
  • Wednesday 17th November 2021 Reception - A visit from the Dentist! This morning we had two very special visitors, a Dentist and a Dental nurse. They spoke to us about the correct way to brush our teeth, how long for and why we need to be brave and go and visit the dentist every six months. They showed us how much sugar were in some foods and we had to guess which foods were healthy and which ones were not! °Å¸ ¦ ·
  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021 Reception - Traditional Tale WOW To kick start our Traditional Tale WOW at school, we asked the children to come in as their favourite fairy tale or book character. We had a wide range of costumes, makeup and had lots of fun throughout the day with different traditional tale themed activities.
  • Wednesday 13th October 2021 Year 5 & 6 Sportshall Athletics Wednesday afternoon saw 17 of our best year 5 & 6 athletes head over to Inspire Sports Village to compete in the towns Sportshall Athletics competition. Going against other Luton schools in a series of athletic events including relay races, long jump, speed bounce and javelin, they competed to the best of their ability and finished in 7th place.
  • Friday 1st October 2021 VI - Mobility Cane Work Here is one of our VI provision pupils having a mobility lesson practising using his cane correctly, with the Luton rehabilitation officer.
  • Friday 11th June 2021 FRIEND or FOE This term Year 6 are excited to learn all about World War Two.  They will be reading a new novel – Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo. 
  • Sunday 16th May 2021 Green Team visit Lewsey Park Our community-minded Green Team ventured out for their second 'clean-up' today, this time a lot closer to home, at Lewsey Park. Working together brilliantly and showing oodles of determination, the squad worked with Mr Kelly, Mrs Henry and friends of Chantry Phyl & Kevin, to collect 8 full bags of litter from the park, leaving it a LOT cleaner than it was to begin with! We received lots of lovely, positive comments from members of the public, who were extremely impressed with the efforts of the children.
  • Friday 14th May 2021 Big Trunk Trail - update You may remember we received delivery of a lovely-looking (but very plain) elephant recently, to be decorated in aid of the 'Big Trunk Trail' for Keech Hospice. Our pupils set to work creating designs, some of which would eventually be painted onto the elephant, ready for it to join 50 other elephants on the Big Trunk Trail across Luton, later this year. 
  • Thursday 13th May 2021 Eid celebrations Many of our families were at home celebrating the Islamic festival of Eid-Al-Fitr today with their families, so the children in school also took part in Eid activities, including crafts, cooking, arts and story-telling! The activities were very well-received by the children, who enjoyed learning about the important festival and what it means to Muslims around the world. As you can see, they had a thoroughly enjoyable time taking part in all the exciting activities. 
  • Monday 3rd May 2021 Captain Tom 100 Children across the school loved taking part in the 'Captain Tom 100' challenge this past week, whereby they completed activities linked to the number 100, in memory of the remarkable Captain Tom who died earlier this year. Tom was an inspiration to the nation during lockdown, when his fundraising efforts raised more than £30 million for the NHS. Children up and down the country enjoyed completing their 100 challenges, and here at Chantry, we had such things as running 100 laps of the Ten-a-Day track; writing stories with just 100 words; finding ways to make the number 100; bouncing a ball 100 times and even making towers with 100 blocks in them! It was a lovely day, enjoyed by all, and in memory of such an amazing human being. 
  • Monday 12th April 2021 Teaching Talons visit! It was wonderful to see our friends from Teaching Talons again today, who paid both Year 2 and Year 4 a visit to help them learn about animals, their habitats and how they're adapted to where they live. Year 2 are currently looking at nocturnal animals, whilst Year 4 are focusing on animals in the British countryside. There were a whole range of animals on show, many of which the children got to handle or stroke, and all of which the children absolutely loved learning about! Thank you to Becky for leading such informative and fun sessions for the children! 
  • Wednesday 17th March 2021 VI Lockdown News During the recent lockdown the children from the visual impairment provision have all been really busy learning new things, both in school and at home.
  • Thursday 4th March 2021 World Book Day event week We had a terrific time this week, celebrating World Book Day (not just for one day though, but over the whole week!). This year, as expected, there was a mix of both virtual events and hands-on activities taking place at home and also in school. We had virtual author visits from Stewart Ross and Margaret Bateson-Hill, craft activities, story-telling, dressing-up and illustration tutorials; all of which were thoroughly enjoyed by pupils across the school. Well done to everyone who took part and immersed themselves in hte love of reading! 
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