Queen’s Drive Choir
Choir in KS2 is open to all year groups in the juniors. It is led by Miss Mileham and Mrs Kearvell. The choir has been involved in many amazing concerts and events. They have recently enjoyed participating in the Young Voices Concert at the Manchester arena.
The Choir regularly perform carols at Christmas time at a variety of venues.
There are two recorder clubs (Year 2 and KS2) that meet each week. The clubs are run by Mrs Kearvell during lunchtime. The children are encouraged to perform in assembly and for parents at the end of the school year.
The KS2 recorder club are looking forward to performing at the Guildhall this summer as part of the Preston Music Festival.
We are very fortunate at Queen’s Drive to have a set of ukuleles. The children begin to learn these instruments in class and a small group of enthusiastic children continue to improve their strumming skills in a small club held in the summer term.
The club is run by Miss Critchley.
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. We also run other specialist Computing Clubs such as the DIY Gamer club, where children learn to build their own games consoles from electrical components and write the code so that they can play games on these machines.
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.
This year we have a particular focus on flowers grown from bulbs and seeds. Watch out for our colourful summer planters.
Fantastic Book Awards
The Fantastic Book Awards (FBA) aim to support reading for pleasure and enjoyment by introducing newly published fiction titles to upper KS2 pupils. 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 thes