A group from KS2 spent many rehearsals to get ready for this annual event. The sun was shining, and lots and lots of pupils and their families gathered to watch each performance: Wickford Jnr; Church of England; Hilltop Infants; Hilltop Jnr; North Crescent; Grange; Abacus; Oakfield; Crays Hill; Runwell Community and our hosts Bromfords.
I was so proud of our children, who practised and practised, and despite feeling nervous threw themselves into their dance.
Thank you to our families, who supported us to have a full dance troupe ready and willing to perform - travelling from all over Wickford and further afield - without your time and encouragement the event would not of been possible.
What a busy, exciting, sunny day! We shared Royal Wedding themed activities with our own classes and swapped with other year groups to spread the love. Meanwhile, Mr Baker took a group of keen footballers to Roots Hall (home of Southend United) to compete in a friendly tournament. But not only that, we hosted more than 500 family members to join us for a picnic lunch and afternoon of games and music - the sandwiches, ice-cream, smiles and laughter flowed.
Thanks to all of our guests, pupils and staff who made it such a success.
Class 6S and 6G came 337th and 424th out of over a thousand classes nationally.
Well done to all of our high scorers this week! Some of our classes finished in the top 10 of 82 classes and we had several pupils in the top 50 pupils out of more than 600, who took part across Essex. North Crescent is top-dog at Sumdog!
15-3-18 Science Day
On Thursday 15th March we spent the whole day taking part in science lessons around the school to celebrate National Science Week. Each teacher delivered a science lesson that was linked to their specialist subject. Mrs Barber taught science through computing using the Beebots, Miss Whitwell taught a science investigation using scientific thinking when our potions erupted, Miss Couchman taught science through humanities allowing the children to make their own volcanic explosion using Coca-Cola and mento mints, Mrs Dolphin taught science through music by creating drums with the children, Mrs Taylor taught science through art using skittles to create a rainbow of colour, Mr Alexander taught science through PE by conducting an experiment that measured heart rate, Mrs Kaufman taught science through PSHE by experimenting with different liquids to stop the wave in the 'sea', Mrs Strange taught science through geography by filtering dirty water to make it pure and Mrs Green taught science through literacy by linking an experiment to the Three Billy Goats Gruff.
We had a day full of 'Wow' moments as the children worked with peers from other classes to ask questions, solve problems and use critical thinking to prove their findings.
Well done NCPS!
What a fantastic day we had! The children were brilliant - as they always are! We sang and danced our hearts out, and we rocked the O2. My personal highlights were Africa, All together Now and Singing Together. We really enjoyed the performances of the artists on stage as well including The Magnets, Alfie Sheard and my favourite bit - Urban Strides doing Star Wars! We are all delightfully exhausted and looking forward to the DVD so we can relive the whole experience again. Thank you to the families who were able to come along and support and a special thank you to Miss W for all her hard work since September. Roll-on 2 year’s time for our next trip!
We performed our socks off. The children were so engaged, friendly and confident - we were very proud
Today we had a very special visitor at school. A ‘big rig’, monster truck landed on our playground! All of the children came to have a look and listened to the very loud horn.
We then used this amazing experience as an inspiration for our first Big Write! 😎
We were delighted to welcome the Right Honourable Mark Francois MP to join us as Returning Officer for our Election Day.
After some ferocious campaigning, the atmosphere as the winners were announced was electric! Congratulations to our new Junior Governors, Eco-Warriors and Sports Ambassadors!
Finally, thank you all for your terrific fundraising efforts with Jeans for Genes. We will let you know how much we raised after the count!
PS Check out our new walls in the background - aren't they fab?!!