BACK TO SCHOOL: Exciting field trips and celebrating hard work at Kings Rise Academy

Words and pics by KRA Editorial Team

Even though the end of the year is fast approaching, it has been another exciting term at Kings Rise Academy. Children have taken part in a number of exciting activities including: Sutton Park, Xtreme Jump, Cadbury World, and Tudor World.

Children love time away from the classroom and Sutton Park provides the perfect setting to get out and explore.

Mr Bentley says: “We absolutely loved playing cricket and football, enjoying a picnic in the park and an ice-cream before we walked home.”

Xtreme Jump was a fantastic way to celebrate how amazing the Year 6 children have performed during their SATs and a memory they will never forget. They enjoyed pizza and chips after jumping in a room made entirely of trampolines and had the best time!

Another example of some of the exciting trips this term is Tudor World and Cadbury World linking to the students’ history topics. They learned all about the impact of the Tudors through a crime and punishment workshop all the way in Stratford Upon-Avon and even got to taste the chocolate at Cadbury world.

With lots more to come, it’s safe to say Kings Rise Academy are busy engaging in fun learning activities.

For more on Kings Rise Academy visit www.kingsrise.org

Kings Rise Editorial Team: Sienna Mills (Y5), Zaneta Onojah (Y5), Liyana Walters (Y5), Riley Mortiboys (Y5), Hiba Ahmed (Y4), Ehichoya Jason Obor (Y5).

Kings Rise Academy is part of the Erdington Local BACK TO SCHOOL programme, working together to celebrate school life from staffroom to classroom.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Ancient Greek Day at Kings Rise Academy

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This half term, Year 4 have been exploring the topic of Ancient Greece throughout their lessons and on Wednesday 8 May, they spent the whole day learning all about Ancient Greece through lots of fun activities and games.

They came into school (along with the teachers) dressed as Gods and Goddesses and ate traditional Greek food like olives and yoghurt. The children and staff had the best day and learnt so much along the way.

Throughout the day, the children learnt all about myths and legends, popular food and clothing and even had a go at learning some Ancient Greek writing themselves!

Luke (year 4) said “he loved learning about the Olympics and statues” and Kree (year 4) said “I would really like to have more days like this, it has been the best”.

We spoke with Mrs Hagans (Year 4 Teacher) and she said: “The children had such a fun day learning all about the Ancient Greeks, it was a great success and we hope to do another one soon!”

After speaking with the children and staff, it’s clear that the day was a huge success and Kings Rise Academy as always has a busy schedule with lots more amazing days to look forward to!

For more on Kings Rise Academy visit www.kingsrise.org

Kings Rise Editorial Team: Sienna Mills (Y5), Zaneta Onojah (Y5), Liyana Walters (Y5), Riley Mortiboys (Y5), Hiba Ahmed (Y4), Ehichoya Jason Obor (Y5).

Kings Rise Academy is part of the Erdington Local BACK TO SCHOOL programme, working together to celebrate school life from staffroom to classroom.

To find out more about going BACK TO SCHOOL with Erdington Local please email: [email protected]

BACK TO SCHOOL: Hello summer term at Kings Rise Academy!

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Here at Kings Rise Academy, we can’t believe the summer term is finally here and we are two thirds of the way through the school year. Before we tell you about the exciting things we have to come, let’s look back on the final week of our spring term.

KRA finished the term with our famous Easter Bonnet parade! We all made our own hats and paraded them through the playground.

We asked competition winner Shay what he thought. “My hat was so tall that I nearly fell over! I even won an Easter egg for my design,” – Shay is 10 years old. The week was filled with egg hunts, card making, and learning all about Easter.

We even had five new additions to our KRA family: five very noisy ducks we hatched from eggs and now roam around our Kraken gardens.

Coming up this term, we are looking forward to the Year 6 SATS. These tests are the culmination of all the hard work pupils have done in Year 6, not to mention the rest of their time in primary school.

As well as tests, here are some of the exciting events and trips happening this term: Evacuees Day, Sports Day, local walks & fruit tasting, New Outside library, The Black Country Museum trip, Cadbury World tour, and finally, a trip to Tudor World.

For more on Kings Rise Academy visit www.kingsrise.org

Kings Rise Editorial Team: Sienna Mills (Y5), Zaneta Onojah (Y5), Liyana Walters (Y5), Riley Mortiboys (Y5), Hiba Ahmed (Y4), Ehichoya Jason Obor (Y5).

Kings Rise Academy is part of the Erdington Local BACK TO SCHOOL programme, working together to celebrate school life from staffroom to classroom.

To find out more about going BACK TO SCHOOL with Erdington Local please email: [email protected]

BACK TO SCHOOL: Celebrating Mother’s Day at Kings Rise Academy

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On Friday 8 March, children at Kings Rise Academy celebrated Mother’s Day with a special presentation in the main hall – inviting family, parents, and carers to come into school to mark the occasion with a special assembly.

Having written and prepared their own heartfelt messages of love than appreciation, our children welcomed the opportunity to stand on stage, read their personal messages, and tell their loved ones just how important they are.

Kings Rise Academy’s school motto is ‘Together We Succeed’ and the recent Mother’s Day celebration was a great example of how we can all be better people when we are loved and supported.

Year 5 Teacher and Curriculum Lead, Mrs Kelly Ann Dawes, told: “It was really wonderful to see all the hard work and effort the children put into their messages, and how they got to share them at such a special occasion – joined by the people that mean so much to them.

“We understand that family can mean different things to different people, but love is eternal – and that’s what we got to celebrate that day.”

For more on Kings Rise Academy visit www.kingsrise.org

Kings Rise Academy is part of the Erdington Local BACK TO SCHOOL programme, working together to celebrate school life from staffroom to classroom.

To find out more about going BACK TO SCHOOL please email: [email protected]

BACK TO SCHOOL: Chinese New Year at Kings Rise Academy

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Here at Kings Rise Academy, we love to experience lots of different cultures and traditions! On 10 February, people all around the world welcomed in the Chinese New Year in many different ways.

At Kings Rise Academy, we celebrated the day by eating Chinese food, creating lots of different crafts, learning about Chinese New Year, and dressing in red, yellow, and gold.

The day was organised by our amazing Miss Woo who said: “Chinese New Year is about family getting together and celebrating good health and a year of joy.”

Miss Woo spoke to all of the children in assembly and sent everyone home with a fortune cookie to celebrate the holiday. This year also marks the year of the dragon which symbolises power, wisdom, strength, and knowledge.

The children all agreed that their favourite part of the day was creating their own dragon stencils, learning all about Chinese New Year traditions, and seeing the dinner hall so wonderfully decorated thanks to our amazing staff. 

As the celebrations landed on the day of half term, all the children and staff at Kings Rise Academy wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year from us and we hope you have a relaxing half term.

For more on Kings Rise Academy visit www.kingsrise.org

The Kings Rise Editorial Team are: Sienna Mills Y5, Zaneta Onojah Y5, Liyana Walters Y5, Riley Mortiboys Y5, Hiba Ahmed Y4, Ehichoya Jason Obor, Y5.

Kings Rise Academy is part of the Erdington Local BACK TO SCHOOL programme, working together to celebrate school life from staffroom to classroom.

To find out more about going BACK TO SCHOOL please email: [email protected]