Yaw comes to Sherington School (again).
Once again the arrival of multi-talented artist, story-teller and performer Yaw Asiyama heralds a lot of hard work,
fun and extraordinary outcomes. With our partnership school the children of Key Stage 1 had four days of busy work that just flew by. Thank you Yaw for such stimulating ideas.
“It was fun when we did the puppet show in front of the audience…it was different to a normal day at school. We made up our own stories and made puppets. I would like to do it again.” Polly Y2
“There is great buzz about the school when Yaw is working with the children. Polly really enjoyed having St Andrew’s children in to school also. I just hope Yaw will be back again for Otis to have the same wonderful experience. Yaw has a great presence!” Parent.
“Yaw is clever and he is good at telling stories. Yaw told us a very interesting story about the elephant and the monkey.” Youcef Y1
Not to be outdone by KS1 our Reception Class had their own creative project with students from Rushden College. This was a follow-up liaison activity resulting from the annual Fireworks and Lanterns Festival. We are very grateful to Paul Bocking (Asst Ht), Helen Hassan (Assistant Principal) and their students Alisha Bassi and Alice Pamplin for a lovely hard-working day.
A fine early summer day saw us take the cross-country route to Emberton to meet with many friends from Emberton School and to renew fraternal links. The walk gave us a good appetite for lunch in the park followed by some games and use of the recreational play-park. This geography field-trip was the beginning of our studies of the local area looking at human and natural geographical features.
Margaret Broadhurst (Governor) writes, “I am impressed with the art work the Reception children were developing. The children’s work was imaginative and all the children were motivated and engaged, working hard in their groups. The slide show shows* and ‘latest news’ presentation on the front page of the website was user friendly and riveting. These two projects have added great experiences for the children. Seeing the children in their yellow vests shows how the Emberton walk took on some of the suggestions from the last walk. I think it is so valuable for the children to look at the countryside through new eyes and to be immersed in it for a school day. I’m glad the children had the opportunity for the walk again. Amy highlighted what the children had learned about being safe on the roads and the science and geography input. I’m pleased that the children have a sense of what geography is about – the looking at landscape from this point of view”.
*to be found on our new website