Queen’s Drive Choir
Choir in KS2 is open to all year groups in the juniors. It is led by Mrs Kearvell and Mrs Woods. The choir has been involved in many amazing concerts and events. Each year we work hard to perform at the Manchester Arena as part of the Young Voices concert held during the Spring term.
Recorder club is available to children in KS2. It is led by Mrs Richardson, who teaches the children how to read simple music notation. The children are encouraged to perform in assemblies.
Recorder skills are also taught in Year 2 and a small group of enthusiastic children will have the opportunity to improve their ‘tooting’ skills in a small club held in the summer term with Mrs Kearvell.
We are very fortunate at Queen’s Drive to have a class set of ukuleles. We will be starting Ukulele club at the end of the Spring term and continue through the Summer term. The club will be open to a small group of Year 3 children.
The club will be run by Mrs Kearvell.
At Queen’s Drive we offer a range of Computing Clubs. Children in Year 2 take part in a Coding Club where they use the skills that they have acquired during lessons to code using a wider range of software, such as Scratch and Scratch Jr. Year 5 and 6 children have the opportunity to learn how to build websites using HTML code.
Gardening club will resume in the Spring term. Miss Beresford and Mrs Riding will be running the club so keep a look out for details.
Gardening club gives the children the opportunity to be creative outside. We focus on hands on activities with particular focus on seasonality of crops. There are several raised beds, where the children will plant potatoes, onions and herbs. The children will use the green house and have the responsibility of looking after the crops.
Fantastic Book Awards
The 2018 Fantastic Book Awards is now underway, with the results to be revealed in February. The event is focused on promoting reading, encourage enthusiasm about reading and to inspire better reading. As part of the event, the children involved are asked to write book reviews, present reports on chosen books to a wider audience and share their personal thoughts and comments about the books they have read. Last year was really successful and we are expecting equal success this year too. The awards directly link with the current wider reading agenda in schools.
This years winners chosen by the Year Six FBA Readers are :
Pugs of the Frozen North Philip Reeve 295 points.
Felix Frost Time Detective Eleanor Hawken 168 points.
Hercufleas Sam Gayton 91 points.
Demolition Dad Phil Earle 63 points.
Mr Baboomski & Wonder Goat Richard Joyce 47 points.
Dindy & the Elephant Elizabeth Laird 31 points.
Well Done to all the authors for providing some excellent novels to read but a very big CONGRATULATIONS
AND THANK YOU to all thirty Fantastic Book Readers for putting in their time to read, study and enjoy these