GO FEST 2023: WEEK 6 - THE UNITED COLOURS OF ORION & GOLDBEATERS
This year we celebrated the UNITY in COMMUNITY and what a community we have at Goldbeaters and Orion. Every child from age of 2 - 11 performed with joy and confidence for their families on the big stage. We experienced a live acoustic set, an EDM set and a Secret DJ! Yellow Man even got to GO Fest!! The finale of GO Fest 2023 was our 2 incredible community evenings, attended by the Mayor of Barnet and our simply amazing families. Thanks to Mr F and the Goldbeaters and Orion staff for their huge effort in making a most wonderful and special week.
Year 5 World War 2 Residential
This week Year 5 visited the Lincolnsfield Children's Centre as part of an enriching experience to their historical learning for the summer term. The children absolutely loved the experience which ranged from having a rationed lunch, to understanding life during a Blitz and exploring a reconstructed 1940s household. The experienced ended with a Victory lunch and the children then headed back to their homes and parents!
GO FEST WEEK 5: YOUNIQUE WEEK
We are all quite unique and special. Our differences should be celebrated. We have celebrated diversity all week and had a lot of fun in the water zone. A highlight of the year for lots of us. Y6 had camp nights and evening activities, Y5 have been on a World War 2 Residential Trip and Y1 and Y2 have been to the seaside. It’s been truly Younique!
GO FEST WEEK 4: YOUPHORIA WEEK
An extreme sense or feeling of happiness and/or excitement. This week we will experience and practise the 5 steps to euphoria. An Energetix session, time together in our friendship garden, a good diet and an exercised mind. All the children at Goldbeaters this week have made a healthy food dish and had a day of fresh-air learning on the Summerland field!
ONE KIND LEARNING PRODUCTIONS: LIVE IN THE DO MORE DEN - FAMILY SHOW
Thanks to our in-house production team for a wonderful family show on Saturday in our I-Shine Theatre. Over 100 families formed the audience to be entertained and to take part with DMC and his friends. There was amazing participation from parents and children. This amazing team have made Super Juice films throughout the whole of GO Fest to further enrich the learning of our pupil community. THANK YOU!
THE PINK FRINGE
The fringe is a festival within a festival. We pop up shows into the theatre, exhibit art, have comedy, feel proud of our creativity. Orion and Goldbeaters children exhibited art and sculpture in the Said and Done Exhibition, performed dance, drama, music, song and poetry in the I-Shine Theatre on Friday. The fringe continues over the weekend with a family craft morning on Saturday and family show - DMC and Friends in the Do More Den on Sunday. Everyone back for comedy Monday with our very own Mr Allen.
WEEK 3: A SPARK OF ART
We have been immersed in a world of abstract art this week...with visits from Frances at The Magic Lantern and Mark Weighton, our artist in residence. Art is the expression of ideas and emotions through a physical medium, like painting, sculpture, film, dance, writing, photography, or theatre. We have created our own abstract art and have loved the creativity of this week.
WEEK 2: JUST GROOVE
This week's GO Fest learning was all about music in today's world. Most of the music produced today is electronic so we learnt about EDM (electronic dance music) and how instruments and tracks are layered onto each other. We had a demo from our very own Mr Wilkinson, had a rock band, and a Summerland drink!
Dad's and Kids Breakfast
We celebrated Father's Day in GO Fest style on Thursday 15th June with our dads and kids coming to school at 7.30am for an alfresco breakfast and games. Thanks Dads!
GO FEST 2023 - Get Your Groove On
GO Fest - the new era started with a BANG! It was impossible not to find your spark with our special guests today.
WEEK 1 - FABULOUS FASHION
We've had an incredible week of learning about fashion to start GO Fest 2023. Daily sparks have included learning about elegant and formal wear, streetwear and sustainable fashion. During our Fabulous Fashion Friday session all the child became fashion designers, designing t-shirts, hats, bags and creating recyclable styles. We also came to school wearing our own choice of clothes - some came formal and some came funky. Children have performed at The Shakespeare Festival at The Arts Depot, visited the London Wetlands Centre, represented their school at The London Youth Games, enjoyed strawberries and cream and Reception were entertained with a show in the I-Shine Theatre.
GO FEST PREP WEEK
We've earned our sunshine tokens ready to find out this week if GO Fest 2023 will happen. Yellow Man is getting older and he is really tired...have a look below at some of the messages he has received from the Kindness Kids at Goldbeaters
What and who do we need for GO Fest 2023? 7 shows over 2 days for every child at Orion and Goldbeaters to find out! Thanks DMC, Mimi, Ziggy, Senor Smile and of course, Yellow Man 👨
An exciting Friday with GO Fest T-shirts given out and put on. See you back at school on Monday 5th June to find your spark and get your groove on at GO FEST 2023 - THE NEW ERA
BYT SUNSHINE TRAIL
Thanks to all the families who took part in our SUNSHINE ☀️ TRAIL for BYT. Parents and children completed the 8 obstacles and challenges out on the field and the weather was great with lots of SUNSHINE. A great end to our term feeling the Sunshine Vibe altogether.
SUNOLOGY - THE POWER OF THE SUN
It’s Science Week at Goldbeaters
We are lucky to have so many visiting scientists this week to understand how the science we learn to school is used in real life. We met chefs, epidemiologists, a pharmacist, a government scientist, vetinary students and other scientists. Amazing role models from our school community really inspired us.
LOAVES OF FUN FRIDAY
We are on a countdown to Go Fest now. Children are earning sunshine tokens by working super hard, using their ITalk and IPower and of course for their Kindness. The sunshine vibe has carried through the half term!
SQUEEZE THE DAY! 12/05/23
Well done to our fantastic Y6 children who "squeezed" the day every day this week and have finished their SATS tests. We are incredibly proud of their positive attitudes, determination and resilience this week. Did you watch the new season of Super Juice last weekend? It had the Sunshine Vibe. Keep dancing and bring on the real sunshine please!
WORD UP WORD UP: WEEK 10
We have learnt SO many new words in the last 10 weeks! We have had visits from authors, spoken word performers, storytellers, puppeteers and recording artists. We have watched 20 incredible films produced by the One Kind Learning Team. We have completed Do More tasks at home, dressed up for World Book Day, been eager readers and better writers and have helped for Hunky Dory Helpers Day. There has been true Wonderment in Word Up 2023. Thanks Mr F!
WORD UP WORD UP WEEK 9
It's the penultimate week of our amazing festival. Where is the power station? The hacker is trying to spoil everything? Can he be stopped? Word Up Friday this week is Hunky Dory Helpers Day. This is to show the hacker that Kindness and Helpfulness are the right ways to be living life.
WORD UP WORD UP WEEK 8
Children did so much research at home this week about under the sea creatures. They really are "Do More" Kids. The Word Up Mission has landed in the Isle of Paradiso. See below some of our pupils enjoying a tropical island drink with some I Talk on Word Up Friday. Kimba, performance poet and recording artist came to inspire Y5 and Y6. Y6 children created their own amazing poetry. A busy week full of WONDERMENT!
WORD UP WORD UP : WEEK 7
The Word Up Mission is reaching a climax as we enter the final weeks of our wonderful festival. There are been lots of Golden Ticket Shane Ibbs the Storyteller visited and captivated us with his tales, and Orion and Goldbeaters elite dancers have showcased at The Barnet Dance Festival at the Arts Depot.
WORD UP WORD UP: WEEK 6
It's World Book Day this week, we are dressing up as book characters or in Hunky Dory Clothes. Children are accumulating more and more words as we journey through Word Up with DMC and friends and the Colour Rangers. They have travelled north, south and now east...to Storyland. We are having a fantastic online book sale for the next 2 weeks. Books are just £2.50 each. Grow your home book collection and grow your vocabulary through reading!
WORD UP WORD UP: Week 5
Thank you Karl Nova, award winning poet, rapper and author for coming to WOW us with your poetry and story telling! Y4 got the opportunity to work with him to create their own poetry.
WORD UP WORD UP WEEK 4
Children’s author Fay Evans visited EYFS and KS1 and shared her new story and also how she became a writer. We loved meeting her! We are all showing a bit of extra love this week. We are also celebrating our 93rd birthday. Goldbeaters is 93 years young!
WORD UP WORD UP: WEEK 3
DMC & Friends are moving SOUTH this week on their Wonderment journey. So many WORDS to learn and knowledge to discover from the desert, the Savannah and the rainforest. Our Word Up poetry presentations to parents have begun and this week Y1 superbly and confidently entertained their families.
WORD UP WORD UP : WEEK 2
Children are using I-Power Max this week! DMC & Friends are North of Hunky Dory World and we are collecting vocabulary relevant to the climate and the scenery. Children have enjoyed drama workshops and storytelling.
WORD UP WORD UP : WEEK 1
A week of Wonderment to begin Word Up...all our pupils have experienced an amazing visitor this week or a wonderful storytelling session. Sir Linkalot taught us all how spelling correctly can be so easy.
Friday 13th Jan 2023 - WORD UP LAUNCH
Word Up 2023 has begun. The next 10 weeks will be full of wonderment, words, visitors and terrific speaking, reading and writing. Watch Super Juice - The Word Up Edition. What will happen to WORD UP 2023 without the Colour Rangers and The Do It Dude? DMC and friends are going to have to help!
HEART & SOUL & THE SMILE CAMPAIGN
In January we need smiles more than ever and at Goldbeaters & Orion there is always a LOT to smile about. We have written to the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to ask him to join our campaign to get people to smile more. Kindness Kids know that smiling and kindness can change the world faster than anything else will! We've been counting down to WORD UP and can not wait for it to start.
DOCEMBER...the HELPFUL MONTH
Our schools are wonderful places to be in Docember. Learning continues as we all work together to light up our corridors with art and beautiful trees, we are singing for our families in the playground each afternoon after school. Our Get Up and Go BYT Appeal is launching. Children and families will donate an item of for breakfast or a morning wash for our hub for families in January. We show kindness and care to our old folks friends by sending some Christmas treats to 8 local care homes.
CRAFTS AT CHRISTMAS FAMILY NIGHT - 1/12/22
Many families attended this evening event making a family winter tree and decorations...we have some very creative families who really loved this event.
MOVEMBER: KINDNESS KIDS
We have shown that we can maintain being Kindness Kids. We have offered the Hand of Friendship to our classmates on an I-Shine Friday and are preparing to find out our new Kindness Kids Action Teams. Goldbeaters children really do want to show their very best and we see this in their learning and attitudes to adults and each other. They have had so many compliments from staff outside of the school on the many trips that have been out in the last month to the church, the mosque and the gudwara,
I SHINE FRIDAY - CHILDREN IN NEED
We did it! Across Goldbeaters & Orion we achieved just over an incredible 20,000 acts of kindness and raised £1900. We really can change the world with kindness. It was a great day in school, with super spirit, lots of spots, a danceathon, Do More Ping Pong games and children returning their ping pong palaces. Thank you…being a Kindness Kid Rocks!
MOVEMBER - ODD SOCK & FAVOURITE SHOES MONDAY & THE KINDNESS CHALLENGE
Today and always we recognise that we are all different and that is OK! As we commence our Kindness Challenge Week for Children in Need children will take home a special kit and watch tonight’s film. All children will take part in The Kindness Challenge for Children in Need this week.
MOVEMBER - COLOUR THE WORLD PINK
This week we wore our Kindness Kid Colours on Wednesday. Our week ended with World Kindness Day and Armistice Day where we could really show some kindness in practice as we assembled together as a whole school for our minute's silence. Y2 enjoyed a truly gorgeous music festival together with children from Orion and 2 other local schools and the netball team won their tournament! Goldies children are really Doing More to Move On Up through Movember
MOVEMBER - COLOUR THE WORLD ORANGE
Kindness kids are going to colour the world with orange spots this week - we are hoping for 3000 across the 2 schools! Movember is about moving on up in kindness, care and hard work. Children are aiming to get an M in their books to show that they have moved on in their learning too. There are lots of Do More tasks this month and 3 films coming up.
ORION & GOLDBEATERS FIREWORKS NIGHT - 03/11/22
A gorgeous evening with our community, enjoying sparklers, hot chocolate, treats and toys and of course a magnificent display of fireworks. Being together is what we do best…parents and children were so appreciative and well-mannered.
ROCKING THE LAST DAY OF ROCKTOBER
31/10/22 - HALLOWEEN
We marked the last day of this month with a spooky lunchtime…watch out for the monsters, ghosts and ghouls below. Thanks to our kitchen team for the bleeding funky finger hotdogs and eyeball wormy spaghetti and chocolate soil lunch.
Celebrating Black History Month - 20/10/22
We have been so proud to hold our first family and community celebration of Black History Month this year in our new I-SHINE theatre and arts hub. Orion and Goldbeaters children and parents were able to come to one of three sessions to take part in our cultural afternoon. There was food to enjoy, live steel pan music and dancing, arts and crafts, games and a raffle. A great success, thanks to all the families who attended.
Do a little More this Rocktober! This week has been a busy one...lots of hard work and extra curricular clubs Celebrating World Smile Day on our I-Shine Friday has rounded off the week. Smiling is a SUPER POWER just like KINDNESS. Try to remember to ALWAYS pass on a smile. Watch Super Juice tonight and again over the weekend...and get busy at home with your apple.
I - Shine Friday - Pick Me Up Day - 30/09/22
We have completed 2 of our Challenge 101s this week with Thumbs Up Thursday and Pick Me Up Friday. Kindness Kids were in force this week with every class donating money for Macmillan Cancer Nurses and some food to share together in the classroom as a "Pick Me Up". It's been a great Steptember and we can not wait to rock on in Rocktober.
I-Shine Friday - World Peace Day
Today is the Autumn Equinox where there will be exactly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time. It is also International Sign Language Day. We have chosen however to celebrate the International Day of Peace as we do traditionally. We had a special assembly with a visit from a classical violinist. The Kindness Kids and Captain K are also back!! Where there is Kindness there is Peace.
Friday 16th September
We have ended this week in school with I-Shine Friday and thoughts about Queen Elizabeth and also our new King Charles. The whole school from our smallest Nursery children toY6 assembled together for some reflective time and a minute of silence. Proud to be together, proud to be caring, proud of the Royal Family and proud of our school family. There will be no school on Monday 19th September.
Friday 9th September
The Queen’s dedication to public service has been an inspiration to children and adults over the past 70 years. As our country’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II has been one of the most significant people in history and her loss will be felt by many. The thoughts of our entire school community are with His Majesty and The Royal Family. May she rest in peace.
Friday 2nd September 2022
WELCOME BACK TO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR
We are so happy to be back together again! What do we love about our school? "Learning" "Friendship" "Kindness" "Caring" "Fun" "Special Days"
Y5 child said "I love school because there are so many thoughtful and caring people and that makes it the best place to come to and learn"
We are proud to be us!