Broader Curriculum Enrichment

The Year 6 Christmas performance was amazing. They performed it to the whole school before performing it to Parents/Carers. Well done to Mr Upfield and Mrs Squires for putting it together.

Our Reception class had a brilliant time at Conkers Winter Wonderland. They enjoyed various activities as well as meeting Santa and getting a gift.

Year 3 and 4 went to the Snowdome and had a great time.

Parents/Carers were invited to watch a gymnastics session. Children performed various gymnastic routines and everybody enjoyed it.

Congratulations to all our year 5 pupils, who achieved The Arts Award Discover. Arts award is a national qualification which demonstrates that the children have grown their arts and creative skills. Last year the children worked with a Brazilian composer to compose their own music and then performed it at the theatre. The children all received their certificates from The Trinity Arts College in London.

The Key Stage 1 Christmas play was amazing. They performed “Baubles” to Parents/Carers who really enjoyed it.

Each class made a Christmas Hamper, which were judged by members of staff. The winning class received a ‘Pizza Party’ as a reward and the hampers were then raffled off.

Reception children performed their Christmas play “Humph the Camel” to the whole school. They all spoke clearly and sang beautifully. Well done!

We had a non school uniform day for Children in Need. The children enjoyed the various activities they took part in and a lot of money was raised for charity.

Some children attended Beauchamp College for an indoor athletics competition that comprised of 4 schools.

Boys and girls from years 5 and 6 took part in some indoor track and field events set up by Sports Leaders from the High School.

The children had a great time and we are all proud of what they achieved.

Well done!

Sophie the Dinosaur came to visit. After the assembly for the whole school, each class had a session to learn about Fossils, Carnivores and Herbivores. The children really enjoyed themselves.

Year 6 children took part in Bikeability sessions. They learned how to maintain their bikes, road safety as well as riding their bikes on public roads with the Bikeability instructors. They had a great time and really enjoyed it.

Our whole school cross country was a big success, with each class enjoying their race. Thank you to the parents and carers who came to support the children.

We had a fun African Day at Glenmere. The children enjoyed being taught the various musical instruments and enjoyed taking part in the various activities.

Our Kwik Cricket team took part in a local tournament. They did very well, scoring a lot of runs and bowling very accurately.

Professional footballer, George Thomas, who is an ex pupil of Glenmere, came in to school to coach groups of children. The children learned a great deal from George, practising their ball control, passing, shooting and free kicks.

Glenmere children made it to the Cycling County finals. They did brilliantly, on what was a very warm day!

We took a group of children to the Leicestershire and Rutland school games event. The children enjoyed taking part in the various sports that were happening and our hockey team reached the county finals.

Our Harry Potter studios trip was a lot of fun. The children learnt even more about Harry Potter and were able to try out some spells of their own! They also saw props and models from the films which they thought was interesting.

Our basketball team won a medal at a ‘Hoops for Health’ event, organised by the Leicester Riders Basketball Team.

Pupils attended Wigston Academy for an athletics event against other local schools. All of our children did very well, with a lot of them winning their various running, throwing and jumping events.

The Glenmere basketball team did fantastic, winning the South Leicestershire basketball tournament.

The tennis squad won a local tournament, beating other children from local schools.

Our Year 5 area sports team did really well when they competed against other children at an event. The relay team did especially well, achieving a medal in the race.

We had some amazing performances in the Year 5 end of year production. The children enjoyed performing to parents/carers and other family members…with some children being very brave and singing solo in front of everyone!

During our healthy eating afternoon, children made fresh fruit smoothies. They really enjoyed cutting the fruit up and then blending it…as well as drinking their drinks!

Reception children visited West Lodge farm and had a great day. They got to pet some animals, feed the goats, ride on a tractor trailer and watch the pigs race around a track!

Our more able writers enjoyed themselves at Beauchamp College. They were challenged by Beauchamp staff, with everyone doing really well.

Some of our pupils took part in a music project, where they were coached by a qualified musician and then performed their song to an audience. The children really enjoy themselves.

Some of our classes visited Tudor World in Stratford upon Avon. They had a great time, learning lots of things…they especially enjoyed learning a lot about William Shakespeare.

The children had a fantastic Roman Day, where they learnt all about The Romans.

Glenmere Talent Show: The children all had a great time and it was lovely to see what talented children we have here at Glenmere! Congratulations to Tianna C, who came in first place with her fabulous gymnastics routine – Well done Tianna!

The children in our Reception class held their Christmas performances “ A Present for the Baby” and our Year 1 and 2 classes held their performances of “The Lucky Owl” for their families and friends. The children were all amazing, they spoke and sang clearly and did really well remembering their lines and all the lyrics to the songs. Well done to them all and a big thank you for the Reception and Years 1 & 2 staff for all their hard work.

Some of the children from KS1 and KS2 went on trips to the Snow Dome in Tamworth. Both the events went extremely well and the children all had a great time playing in the snow, watching a show and seeing the animals.

The children in the Reception and Year 1 class all went to Conkers in Swadlincote to take part in Robin’s Winter Warmer. The children all had a great day learning about how animals survive in winter and making animal puppets. They also travelled on the Santa Express, which took them to a magical winter wonderland grotto where they were met by Santa.

Thank you to everyone who supported our Children in Need Non- Uniform Day and cake sale. Altogether we managed to raise an amazing £ 378.65. – The cake sale raised a brilliant £145.00 and we would like to say a big thank you and well done to our Head Girls, Emily and Aisling who organised the cake sale and to Miss Houghton for her help and support.

The Circus Workshop Company visited us again. All the children had the opportunity to participate in various circus skills, which they all enjoyed. It was great to see the children learning how to spin plates and how to do tricks with a diabolo and lots of other activities.

Children from our Year 4 class all became Crime Scene Investigators for the day. They spent the day working with an ex-policeman who showed them how to look at finger prints, the procedure used to search a suspect, looking at crime evidence and at the end of the day a crime scene was set up and the children had to investigate and put into action everything they had learnt. It was a really interesting day and all the children had a great time!