Smile Paralympics Day

ARP spent the day with lots of other school at Wolverhampton University to take part in lots of different Olympic style sporting activities. Miss Maeer had set us the challenge to show the following qualities: happiness, being a good friend, teamwork, and praising and encouraging others.

ARP 1 enjoyed skills stations which included Stability, Object, Locomotion and Co-operation where they played games to develop their running, balancing, catching, listening, crawling, hopping, jumping, waiting and teamwork skills further.

ARP 2 went outside to learn how to play cricket. They found out that some people on the team were batters, some were bowlers and some were fielders. The aim of the game was to hit the ball and run around the wickets as many times as possible.

In tag rugby, the children had to chase their opponents to grab their tails off them. The children learned that they had to be quick, but also to use kind hands.

At the end of the day, the children got together to celebrate their success with a dance performance from one of the other schools. The adults were very impressed with the childrens’ behaviour and effort. What an amazing day!

Blog written by Miss Maeer and Jayvon.

KS2 Sports Day

ARP 2 have spent an enjoyable morning in the sun showing off their athletic talents. The children took part in lots of different races which included running, jumping and skipping using the skills, they had learned during their practices. They were extremely competitive! It was lovely to see so many parents watching the children’s achievements!

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6

Sports Morning

On Tuesday the sun shone brightly as ARP1 took part in KS1’s annual sports morning.

The children ran as fast as they could in the 50m race. George said “I liked the running race! I ran really fast”. Aiman also liked the running race and said “Aiman running”.

They also enjoyed showing off their jumping skills in the sack race.

Viraj said “I liked jumping in the sack race! I could jump quickly!”

Carlo also enjoyed the sack race he said “jumping was good!”

The children demonstrated their balancing skills by taking part in the egg and spoon race and the bean bag race.

Logan said “I liked the egg and spoon race, it was good!”

For the final race, some of the children partnered up with a friend to take part in the tricky 3-legged race. They had to concentrate really hard and use their communication skills to make sure they didn’t fall over!

To add to the excitement, there was an egg and spoon race for the Mums and a running race for the Dads. We cheered our loudest whilst some of our wonderful parents took part.

Hot potato, hot potato!

The Snack Shack team have been developing their enterprise by thinking about other ideas for feeding the hungry staff. After sending out a questionnaire to gain some ideas, the chefs decided that they would offer delicious filled jacket potatoes for a Friday treat.

The children costed up a variety of fillings to see which ones would be the most profitable. Tayo busily wrote the shopping list and the hard work began on Friday morning. The first job was to prepare the fillings and potatoes.

After an hour baking in the oven, the potatoes were ready to fill and box up ready to serve. They used the skills they had learned about the importance of safety and good hygiene by handling the hot pans carefully, washing their hands frequently and making sure they cleaned as they worked!

After the most successful lunchtime so far, the boys calculated their profit, setting aside some money to buy the next lot of stock. They are busily discussing how they will spend their earnings… ideas so far:

  • Investing in a toastie maker
  • A class toy for ARP 1 and 2
  • A class trip


Over the last few weeks, the Y5 and Y6 boys have been learning how to be entrepreneurs by planning and leading a shop called Snack Shack (owned by PcDolans).

They came up with a ingenious idea of making and selling sandwiches to the hungry staff in school on a Friday – the children knew their fridges would be empty and their energy to make themselves a lunch would be low! Ch-ching!

The boys sent out a customer questionnaire whereby staff were asked about their preferences.

Based on their likes and ideal sandwiches, the boys decided on a number of different sandwich fillings and meal deal choices.

The order forms were sent out with the staff orders returned… this is when the real hard work began!

After Miss Maeer had brought the first load of shopping back, the children began to work as a team to prepare the fillings, butter bread and box up the sandwiches.

After a quick clean down, the boys organised their shop and eagerly waited for their customers! Tayo was in charge of taking the money and making sure he was giving the correct change; the other boys helped their customers to their orders. Such professionals!

Following their busy day, the boys will count the money, work out the profit, design a customer feedback form and think about the next steps for their business!!

Afternoon Tea

Over the last few weeks, the children have been busily planning and organising an Afternoon Tea for their parents to say thank you to them and show them how much they appreciate them.

Children enjoyed writing an invitation to their parents to which they received the reply in the post!

Next, the children though about making a gift for their Mums for Mother’s Day. They decided to use their excellent hammering skills to produce some nail art.

The morning before the afternoon tea was very busy; the children used their cooking skills they have been learning over the last 2 terms to weigh and measure the ingredients to bake a sponge and chocolate cake.

Next came the sandwiches. The children learned the best methods for preparing cheese, ham and jam sandwiches and made over 200 tiny triangle sandwiches!

Finally, it was time to decorate the dining room ready for our parents’ arrival. The children helped to make beautiful flowers and bunting, filling the cake stands with the food and putting the final touches on the room.

Parents enjoyed a special performance of Spring Chicken and took part in some Makaton training! They learned lots of signs they can use at home to help communicate with their children.

The children had a lovely time and their parents said such kind things about the event!

Anita S It was a fantastic tea party – well done everyone! X 

Hayley P It was lovely to spend time with William. The team, as usual went to a lot of effort.

Lynsey M it was a lovely afternoon I am glad to have been part of it it was lovely to spend time with Maisie and to see all the parents come together the cakes were amazing well done to all the kids think they need to come to my house and bake me some thank you all xx

Emily R we had a lovely time. Thank you and a big well done to all the arp children and teachers. it was a yummy treat x

Red Nose Day Fun!

The children have had a fabulous time today raising money for Comic Relief. With Tayo leading, the children have been busily planning and preparing lots of fun activities.

In our maths lessons, the children have learned how to make amounts of money using different combinations of coins. This has helped them to run a shop, taking money and finding change. Next week, they will help to count the money and find the total amount we have raised.

The children enjoyed preparing their shop ready for lots of excited children!

Lots of fun activities were on offer including face painting, a penalty shoot out, crazy golf, pin the nose on the emoji and throwing wet sponges at the teachers!

ARP had a super time decorating red nose biscuits during Golden Time.

World Book Day

The children enjoyed celebrating World Book day by dressing up in their favourite book characters, sharing books with their friends and listening to an author talk about the book she had written.

Shrove Tuesday

The children have been learning about Shrove Tuesday and why we have the tradition of making pancakes.

We looked at the recipe for making pancakes and discussed what equipment we would need to make them. We weighed and measured the ingredients before following the method to make the batter. The children had fun carefully using the crêpe maker to cook a stack of pancakes! We filled our pancake with lots of delicious toppings.

Ice Ice Baby!

ARP had a wonderful time in a sunny winter wonderland today! The children got their skates on and enjoyed some time on the ice rink pushing the penguins around and dancing in the snow!