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Chantry Primary Academy

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  • Thursday 24th December 2020 Christmas Eve- special deliveries We were bowled over by the generosity we experienced today from a range of organisations who made the Christmas Eves of over 75 families in the Pioneer Learning Trust very memorable indeed! Luton Foodbank, Level Trust and Luton Town FC combined to provide cooked meals, presents, treats, crackers and snacks to a whole plethora of families! 
  • Friday 18th December 2020 Buddy the Elf visits We had a very mischievous visitor who popped in to see our younger pupils today. Buddy the Elf came to Chantry and kindly took some presents to each class. However... he was a bit cheeky and got up to all sorts! Spinning around on teachers' chairs, hiding in cupboards, trying to eat some of the children's snacks and even dancing to songs on YouTube! Luckily, Mrs Lloyd (the 'elf and safety officer') kept him in check and encouraged him to show our school values .
  • Tuesday 15th December 2020 Thank you to Dunelm Thanks to the kindness and love shown by Dunelm customers and staff in Dunstable, we were the grateful recipients of 15 shoeboxes full of gifts for some of our most deserving families at Chantry. Over the past couple of months, Dunelm customers have been taking 'tags' off of their Christmas tree. On each tag is the age and gender of a child, along with their interests. The customer then kindly purchases gifts to brighten that particular child's Christmas time! The scheme ended up with over 200 tags being taken by customers- that's 200 very happy children on Christmas Day 2020! 
  • Monday 14th December 2020 Accelerated Reader stars! A huge well done to these superstar readers from Key Stage 2 who were the autumn term Accelerated Reader champions! These 12 pupils have read the most books, achieved the highest number of AR points and have also read the most words too (2 of them have now read over one million words each!). 
  • Wednesday 9th December 2020 Rotary Club shoebox appeal Not so long ago, we asked staff, parents & children if they would like to help the Luton Rotary Club by filling shoeboxes with gifts, which would then be sent off to some of the most disadvantaged and deprived areas in Eastern Europe. We were expecting a handful of shoeboxes to be requested, so couldn't believe it when 92 shoeboxes were taken and then subsequently returned full of amazing gifts! 
  • Tuesday 10th November 2020 Reception traditional tales Our Reception pupils kicked off their new learning about traditional tales this week by having a special dress up and crafts day! It was wonderful to see gingerbread men, Red Riding Hoods, princesses, pigs and wolves playing with one another and having fun. In classes, children designed and created their own traditional characters, acted out stories, did some baking and went on a gingerbread man hunt in the playground....they had so much fun!
  • Wednesday 4th November 2020 Year 6 Greek experience Currently, Year 6 are studying Ancient Greece and as it's not quite possible for them to travel to Ancient Greece to see what living in that time period, instead, Ancient Greece came to them!
  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020 Year 5 virtual reality day What a wonderful experience Year 5 pupils had today, when they were visited by an amazing virtual reality company who took the children on a journey into outer space!
  • Monday 2nd November 2020 Year 4 Chocolate Museum visit A sweet treat was in store for Year 4 today when they were paid a visit by the awesome Chocolate Museum who came all the way from London to see the children!
  • Saturday 24th October 2020 Rotakids bulb planting event Our next Rotakids event took place today, which saw our committed group of children planting 500 bulbs around the school site! The event linked to the Rotary Club's international goal to end the Polio disease around the world. When children around the world receive the Polio vaccine, their pinky finger is stained with purple dye to indicate they've had the vaccine. The purple is significant as that's what colour the crocus bulbs will bloom into! 
  • Sunday 27th September 2020 Rotakids Litter Pick Our Rotakids finally got to take part in their first community project today, organising a fantastic litter pick at Lewsey Park! In partnership with their Rotary Club counterparts, the children teamed up and showed great unity to work together to collect over 20 bags, full to the brim with litter. The children had a terrific time with their grabbers, whizzing through the park, collecting any litter they cast their eyes on! They also showed great friendship skills by finding out all about the Rotary Club members who were present, getting to know them well. 
  • Thursday 17th September 2020 Year 5 Bollywood dancing Year 5 took part in a very colourful and energetic WOW this week as they participated in a Bollywood Dance workshop. All the children began by getting dressed in Indian costumes. The workshop began with a warm up exercise learning techniques such as screw the light bulb, cut the corn and Bollywood style DAB.
  • Monday 14th September 2020 Year 1 African dance Friend of Chantry, Lorraine, visited Year One today to immerse them in a whole range of African inspired dance and drama activities. The children learnt all about African animals, traditional instruments and different patterns and textiles associated with Africa. The sessions linked in nicely to the book the children are currently looking at called Anansi the Spider, all about a sly spider, who lives in Africa and plays sneaky tricks on his animal friends! A big well done to the children for taking part so well and demonstrating our values of friendship and determination throughout! 
  • Friday 11th September 2020 Year 4 steel pan drumming As a part of their Caribbean topic, Year 4 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to learn how to play the steel pan drums along with representatives from the Revellers Steel Band group today. They learnt and performed a rhythm that turned out to be the chorus for a Justin Bieber song!They were also treated to a performance by a steel pan drum musician who entertained them with a variety of music styles from reggae to pop! The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and were able to get a true flavour of Caribbean carnival music and culture.
  • Thursday 10th September 2020 Year 2 kite-making As part of the fabulous book they're studying (Malala's Magic Pencil), Year 2 made and flew some terrific kites today! The book is set in Pakistan and tells the story of young Malala, whose magic pencil is used to draw away some of the not-so-nice things that were around her when growing up. Near to where she lives is the Basant Festival which sees lots of young people making and flying kites on their rooftops, having a wonderful time. This is what Year 2 replicated today (but flew their kites on the field instead and definitely not on the rooftops!). 
  • Wednesday 9th September 2020 Year 6 Umbanda drumming
  • Friday 26th June 2020 Mr Kelly's Assembly
  • Friday 19th June 2020 Mrs Lloyd's Assembly
  • Friday 12th June 2020 Mr Rowe's Assembly Mr Rowe Assembly
  • Thursday 12th March 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update Coronavirus update
  • Wednesday 4th March 2020 Sportability Festival
  • Wednesday 26th February 2020 Nursery WOW - Leighton Buzzard Train Trip
  • Tuesday 25th February 2020 Reception WOW - Standalone Farm
  • Wednesday 12th February 2020 Year 2 Fantastic Finish - Enterprise Project
  • Monday 10th February 2020 Year 6 - Cornish pasty making
  • Thursday 30th January 2020 VI - Annie team visit
  • Thursday 23rd January 2020 Nursery - Chinese New Year
  • Tuesday 14th January 2020 Year 3 WOW - Trip to Verulamium
  • Tuesday 14th January 2020 Nursery WOW - Pirate and Mermaid Party
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