We regularly update this page with exciting events that happen at Pinfold.

Monday 16th July 2018

Y6 Sports Morning

Y6 had a lovely morning of sports in the sun. 

The morning included a range of activities, such as:

  • running

  • skipping

  • shotput

  • javelin

  • balancing

  • bouncing (on space hoppers).

Everyone took part in all activities and most children took part in a tug-of-war.

Thank you to all the families who attended (and a special to thank you to those who took part in the race).

Friday 9th and Monday 12th March 2018

Y6 Robotics Day

This year, Pinfold are very lucky to enjoy exciting days with the Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team.

Y6 enjoyed a full day of creating, programming and completing challenges with robots.

The day began as children had to build their own robot by following instructions carefully: this was not an easy task!

Once the robots were built, children had to sync their robot with an iPad.

Throughout the rest of the day children had to earn points by completing challenges with their robots.

You can read more about the company here:  http://www.lttonline.net/home

 

Thursday 1st March 2018

World Book Day

For World Book Day 2018, chidlren and staff were asked to bring in their favourite book and dress up as a book character.

There were so many amazing outfits: the creativity was outstanding!

A big thank you to all the children (and their families) for their fantastic costumes

Some of the costumes included: Horrid Henry, Elsa, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West, Gangsta Granny, Demon Dentist, Matilda, Cruella de Vil, Spiderman, Batman, Batgirl, Peter Pan, Little Bo Peep, Woody, Mr Bump, Mr Funny, Mary Poppins, Wally and Little Mermaid.

Please enjoy looking through the many photos to see some of our amazing outfits. 

Tuesday 27th February 2018

Y4 – Food Tasting

During topic week, Y4 enjoyed tasting some foods they had never tried before.

First of all, they were able to try samples of different cheese (gouda, cheddar, feta and brie), ham and olives.

Next, they had to plan what they would like their own bruschetta to look like and include.

Bruschetta is a typically Italian food consisting of grilled bed soaked in garlic, olive oil and salt. It is then topped with different vegetables, meats and cheese.

Finally the children were able to make their own bruschetta based on the foods they had sampled. Everyone enjoyed making it and absolutely loved eating it!

Enjoy looking through the photos of Y4 making their bruschetta and you can also see they’re final products. 

 

Monday 12th February 2018

Y6 Trip to Aston Villa

Y6 enjoyed a brilliant day at Aston Villa Football Club.

The children began the day with a tour around Villa Park inside and out. Everyone got to sit in the match seats to feel what it would be like watching and a game and the children even got to experience what it is like in the press room.

As the children went around, they had a booklet to fill in about the history of Aston Villa and also some maths problems. 

After lunch, the children went into ‘The Academy’ to do warm-ups, skills, races and even mini football games!

One of the Aston Villa coaches said that the children were a credit to the school and had an excellent attitude. Well done Y6!

Friday 12th January 2018

Y3 – Library Services 

Ms Dixon from Library Services visited Y3 to talk about poetry.

She taught the children how to develop their expression and tone when reading poems aloud.

The children worked in groups to practise performing a poem ready to show the rest of the class.

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd December 2017

Christmas Week! 

🎉👼⛪️🎁🙏🎄🎅

Everyone at Pinfold had a wonderful week of festive celebrations!

The week began with Christmas performances by Y1, Y2 and Y3 as well as a Christmas carol concert by Y4, Y5 and Y6.

Festivities continued at the church as the Pupil Leadership Team reminded us of the importance of Christmas.

The week ended with class parties, presents, discos and even a visit from Santa!

Thank you to everyone who came along to support our children.

Merry Christmas!

Friday 24th November 2017

‘Rotary Shoebox Scheme’

Each year, Pinfold Street support The Rotary Club of Darlaston with the ‘Rotary Shoebox Scheme’. 

This year was a great success and we managed to fill so many boxes to help many families around the world.

Each class chose a specific age and gender to create a box to suit their interests.  Some classes chose to create a ‘family box’ which included basic cleaning products and toiletries to help a whole family.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the pupils and staff who brought in items to help fill the shoe boxes.

You can read more about ‘The Shoebox Scheme’ here:

http://www.darlastonrotary.net/the-shoebox-scheme.html

Friday 17th November 2017

Children In Need

Each year, we raise money for Children In Need and so of course we did it again to help even more children! 

Everyone wore a yellow or spotty item of clothing with their uniform in return for a donation. 

There were also cake sales on Thursday 16th and Friday 17th to raise more funds for the charity.

Thank you to everyone for your generosity as together we raised £410 for Children In Need.

Enjoy looking through our creative outfits across the school and also some special Pudsey cupcakes!

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Autumn Public Speaking Competition 

Our first ‘Public Speaking Competition’ of this academic year was a great success with a record number of applicants entering the competition!

Every contestant carefully planned their presentation (whether it be with posters, a PowerPoint or props) and rehearsed their words at home.  On the day, the audience was captured by the contestants as they all spoke articulately about their topic.

Well done to everyone who took part and a big well done to our finalists who presented in the hall to the whole school and our judges.  Thank you to our special visitors who kindly judged the presentations and decided on our winners. 

Hopefully we will have even more applicants sign up to our next ‘Public Speaking Competition’ in Spring.

Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th July 2017

Y6 Trip – Disneyland Paris

After a year of working extremely hard, Y6 enjoyed a few days away in Disneyland Paris. 

It was a long journey there travelling by coach and ferry to our hotel in Disneyland Paris, but despite spending a whole day travelling, they were still very excited for what the parks had to offer. 

On the first day they had an amazing time in the Disneyland Park and the second day was spent enjoying all the rides and shows in the Walt Disney Studios Park. 

It was a tiring few days with early mornings, tasty food, thrilling rides, entertaining shows and lots of happiness. 

It will be an experience they will remember forever! 

Wednesday 7th June 2017

Y6 Trip – ‘Running Wild’ at The Grand Theatre

What a marvellous day for Y6! The whole year group were offered a fantastic enrichment opportunity based around the novel ‘Running Wild’ (by Michael Morpurgo).  The day began with a very unusual workshop teaching us the skills of being a puppeteer!  During this workshop, Cameron and Abbas even got to join in with the fun on the stage.

After lunch, it was time for the performance.  The visual effects were out of this world!  Everyone absolutely loved the show; a few even shed a few tears.  To end an excellent day, the cast held a ‘Q&A’ session at the end where Y6 got to ask any burning questions.  Y6 behaved remarkably – as always – and represented Pinfold well throughout the whole day.

Friday 26th May 2017

Y6 Sports Morning 

What a hot day for sports activities! The children had a lovely time participating in serious and fun races.

They used a range of equipment from space hoppers to javelin to rubber rings!  

It was great to see so many parents watch and the day was made even better when some parents even joined in with some of the races!

We hope you enjoyed watching (and participating in) our sports morning!

December 2016

Y2 Pirate Day – Fabulous Finish!

During the autumn term, Y2 really enjoyed their topic of pirates.

They enjoyed their DT projects which involved, designing, making and evaluating castles

Please look at the ‘Showcase of Our Work’ page to see our wonderful castles.

To end their topic, they had a fun-filled day dressing up as pirates.

Look at some of the fabulous costumes!

Thank you to everyone who dressed up.  🙂 

Thursday 24th November 2016

Y6 Trip – Aston Villa stadium tour and skills workshop

Y6 travelled to Villa Park to practise their football skills and enjoy a tour around the stadium.  To begin the morning, the children enjoyed a skills workshop with one of the Aston Villa coaches.  After warming up and practising skills, they were split into teams to compete in a mini tournament.  The children were able to choose which country they wanted to represent and became really competitive when it came to scoring goals!  

Not long after lunchtime, they were lucky enough to experience a full stadium tour, where they even got to see the first team’s dressing rooms.  The children loved seeing the football pitch from different angles and heights.  To end the afternoon, they even got to run out of the tunnel with the music, just like Aston Villa’s first team.

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Andy Tooze visits Y2 and Y6

In the morning, Y2 were excited to take part in  a workshop with a talented poet, Andy Tooze.  

Y6 were then inspired by Andy’s poems in the afternoon and even wrote their own about our eco zone.

Andy is the author of one of our favourite poetry books, ‘The Poetry Bug’.  

He will be back again later in the year to work with other classes.

Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October 2016

All the World’s a Stage 

Tuesday 18th October

9:30am KS1 Performance          2:00pm KS2 Performance

Wednesday 19th October

9:30am KS2 Performance          2:00pm KS1 Performance

Thursday 13th October 2016

Y6 Trip – Learning about forces and animals at Drayton Manor

Y6 thoroughly enjoyed themselves on their science trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park. Half of the day was spent in a workshop learning about forces on rollercoasters and the other half was split between the zoo and the rides.  They learnt about balancing forces, gravity, magnetism, kinetic energy, cogs and they even  got to create their own roller coaster loops using Kinnex.  During the workshop, they got to handle real magnets and cogs that were taken from rollercoasters at Drayton Manor.  Whilst visiting the zoo, they saw lots of different types of animals: reptiles, amphibians, insects, birds and mammals.  They learnt and used new scientific vocabulary, such as: omnivore, carnivore, nocturnal, invertebrate and vertebrate.  Their fun fact of the day was that a panther is actually a black leopard!

Tuesday 13th September 2016

Roald Dahl Day – Dress up as a character from a Roald Dahl book!

In our second week back at school, we had fun celebrating the birthday of one of our favourite authors.  This year marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl and so lots of schools around the world are celebrating.

There were fantastic costumes by children and staff! Thank you to all those parents who put in so much effort into these wonderful creations.  As well as dressing up, we all enjoyed a range of reading activities based on Dahl’s books.