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  • 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.
  • Thursday 23rd February 2023 After-School Goalball Success!
  • Wednesday 22nd February 2023 Year 2 WOW Day - Teaching Talons In year 2 this week, as part of our science about animals and their habitats, we have been lucky enough to have a visit from 'Teaching Talons'. They had a fantastic selection of animals to share. We were able to stroke and hold them making sure that we sat quietly and still, so we did not scare them. Amongst the creatures we met Two Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches called Hissy and Elliot, two Tropical Tortoises called Sixpence and Strawberry, Norbert the bearded dragon, two South American guineapigs called Mertal and Radish, two very active ferrets and last but by no means least, Chip the dog! The day was packed win fun and interesting facts! The children were very sensible as always and they are now ready and filled with knowledge ready for our next lesson!
  • Friday 10th February 2023 Year 2 - Fantastic Finish, Pizzeria Enterprise In year 2, as part of our design and technology sessions, the children have been designing and creating delicious pizzas for our Pizzeria Enterprise. They started by making the dough and then adding toppings of their own choice based on a tasting exercise of healthy ingredients in a previous lesson. The children took them home to bake and enjoy!
  • Monday 30th January 2023 Great Fire of London Parent Showcase This week we had our 'Great Fire of London' showcase to celebrate our history unit of learning. The children had built some amazing houses to recreate a street in 1666. As the fire took hold, the houses began to burn and the children experienced what it must have been like all those years ago.
  • Tuesday 17th January 2023 VI - Goalball UK Stephen from Goalball UK came to Chantry today to show a group of lucky pupils what Goalball is all about. The children needed to use their sense of hearing and touch to try to roll a ball to score a goal and stop their opponent’s ball from breaking through. They were all brilliant! For more information on this brilliant sport please see this link https://goalballuk.com/
  • Wednesday 11th January 2023 VI - A trip to the Post Office This morning three of our older VI provision pupils walked to the local post office to experience posting something using the articles for the blind service. This opportunity helped the pupils to develop life skills such as practicing road safety, using their voices to get support and underpins the value of responsibility. They all felt very grown up.’
  • Thursday 15th December 2022 VI Christmas Tactile Morning This morning we had a lovely tactile Christmas session with all of our pupils and staff. We made tactile Christmas trees, decorated biscuits, created tree decorations and listened to a musical Christmas story. We finished off with a round of Jingle Bells, with our own special Christmas bells!
  • Wednesday 7th December 2022 VI Trip - Visual Impairment provision at Cardinal Newman Today 6 of our VI provision pupils got the chance to see the high school VI provision at Cardinal Newman High School in Luton. We were all so excited to meet the staff and pupils there and we were even more excited to see some familiar faces of the pupils that used to be at Chantry VI Provision with us! We used the special kitchen and the talking scales to make Rudolph rice crispy cakes and iced biscuits and then we relaxed in the sensory room. We explored slime, kinetic sand and met the two land snails that live in the provision. We loved meeting Mrs Martin who runs the VI provision and does the same job as Mrs Collings, but with high school and college pupils.
  • Thursday 24th November 2022 Year 2 - Green Watch Fire Service Visit This week, Year 2 were lucky enough to have a visit from the Green Watch Fire Service.
  • Friday 4th November 2022 VIP trip to the Circus Starr A group of our VI provision children attended a smashing circus trip after school at the Herts Showground. There were acrobats, stunt men and women and a very cheeky clown!
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