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GO FEST 2024:

THE JOY TRAIL

We thank all our wonderful families who came to The Orion Field to complete the Joy Trail. Happy and joyful family time outside in the fresh air. What an amazing community we have at Orion and Goldbeaters.

GO FEST 2024 

Banana Yellow Week

This week Go Fest learning is about music. We experienced a live music concert in The I Shine Theatre and learnt about electronic dance music and how it’s produced. 

Ultra beat in The I Shine Theatre

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GO FEST 2024: LOLLIPOP PURPLE

This week is all about fashion...does wearing your favourite clothes make you feel joyful? We can express ourselves through what we choose to wear, learn about the impact of fashion in the modern world and find out more about fast fashion and more sustainable fashion. 
 

We welcomed the Brazilian dancers back to Orion and Goldbeaters for a carnival of joy.

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GO FEST 2024: JOY STORY WITH THE JOY MAKERS

Our Arts and Outdoor learning festival has begun. Throughout June and July we have adventures in learning that extend our knowledge and experiences of modern life. We explore fashion, music and art as well as the outdoors. GO FEST learning is in addition to the normal curriculum and the children's favourite time of the year. There are special visitors most weeks and special trips out side of school. Orion and Goldbeaters Schools are transformed into Summerland across the GO FEST weeks.

FEELIN' SUNNY: LAUNCH OF GO FEST 2024

Children were invited to the Apples and Lemons Cafe by the Superjuicers...find out soon what happens!

FEELIN' SUNNY: SATS WEEK

Well done to our wonderful Y6's who showed such maturity and determination to do their best in their Y6 SATs. We are proud of your amazing attitudes. 

FEELIN' SUNNY - LOAVES OF FUN

A sunny week in school with lots of hard work and big effort. Y5 have been working hard practising in their dance and drama for their Shakespeare performance. The Goldstar athletic teams also did a fantastic job - we had the best results ever! We also enjoyed some freshly baked baguettes! 

THE SUMMER TERM - FEELIN' SUNNY

Friday's 101 day was Yellow Pencil Day. Children are working hard in school.  April and May are important months for learning. Watch the new Super Juice to see what is coming soon...exciting things ahead.

Welcome back to a Sunny Summer Term

Feelin' Sunny your amazing children will be boosting their energy (NRG) as we all improve our well-being through April and May with The Sunshine Programme. Children will enjoy short body and brain boosts and of course Super Juice!

Word Up Poetry Slam 2024

Y6 took part in a very sophisticated Spoken Word event creating poetry and performing their poems in the arena of a slam. They were inspired and coached by poet and spoken word expert King Kimba. The performers were spectacular and encouraged by their peers in the audience.

We are beyond proud of the Orion & Goldbeaters children who represented The Gold Star Federation at The Barnet Dance Festival at The Arts Depot and at The Great Big Dance Off  at the Beck Theatre in Hayes. They stood out due to both their talent and maturity. Amazing work and a massive thank you to Mr Kabs and Miss Bullen! 

WORLD BOOK DAY 2024

We love World Book Day at The Orion. Celebrating reading and our love of books is always special.  How many book characters can you name in the photographs below? This week children have made a book nook at home, we have had an online book sale and of course...we are dressing up which we LOVE! Happy World Book Day!

WORD UP: WEEK 6

It wasn't Hunky Dory World it was Asia. We are leaning about the wonder of Asia - the largest continent in the world - it's countries, landmarks, people and animals. Many of our children come from countries within Asia and it has generated much conversation and of course Word Words Words! Our Word Up presentations have continued with amazing performances and singing by Year 6! 

WORD UP: WEEK 5

Back in school after half term looking smarter.  We are trying to stay switched on in all that we do and use our AWESOME WONDER POWER to experience WONDERMENT of the world. We are still looking for Hunky Dory World... This week we experienced the WONDER of WORDS with performance poet King Kimba. Reception were amazing when they sang and performed in the hall to parents this week! We also had a lovely chat across our year groups!

Please DO MORE over the weekend. Stay SWITCHED ON!

WORD UP 2024

What an amazing week of visitors we have welcomed to Word Up this week! Our Goldies children have had drama workshops and have had the opportunity to meet 2 fantastic authors and storytellers. The stories have been captivating we loved them! A massive thanks to George Hoyle and James Campbell for inspiring us with language. Words Words Words! 

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2024

Children can take part in a Keep Safe competition for this year's Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 6th February

A GOLDEN BIRTHDAY! 

WORD UP 2024

Goldbeaters is 24 years old. We celebrated today with Mr F in the hall. We found out about the history of our school which made us feel even more proud than usual. We celebrated by having some delicious cake and drawing a special 94 version of a kindness kid! We also got an amazing set of dominoes and learnt how to play this afternoon! Thank you Mr F!

WHERE IS HUNKY DORY WORLD?

WORD UP 2024

We have been learning all about Europe for 2 weeks. Hunky Dory World is not in Europe although we have learnt about some amazing places - Claude Monet's garden in Giverny, France; The Colosseum in Rome, the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the canals and waterways of Venice. We've enjoyed Croissant Friday, Kevin Graal the Storyteller and a play called Muffin Don't Get Squished. Thanks Mr F for our Word Up safety lights!!

WORD UP STARTS! 12/01/24
This is the 10th anniversary of Word Up! Huge excitement counting down to the start at the end of this week. See the message below from the Do it Dude…wishing our whole school community a wonderful Word Up Festival. 

December in School - Docember

Lighting up lives this December. It's all about doing something to help make life a little brighter, especially when it's freezing outside!

Think it...Feel it...Give it...

  • Give EXTRA smiles throughout the day
  • Give time for laughter - share some jokes
  • Give kind words to those around you
  • Give some EXTRA time for a chat
  • Give the gift of helpfulness
  • Give WELL DONE's to others
  • Give EXTRA time to count your blessings
  • Give EXTRA greetings
  • Give time to TIDY time at home and in your classroom
  • Give something special to older people
  • Give to the BYT Kindness Kitchen

What Happened Next in the I Shine Theatre

Super Juice Pop Up Cafe

Christmas Lunch!

Orion and Goldbeaters Choirs Sing to the Elderly

Golden Lights!

Y5 Trip to RAF Museum - Christmas during WW2 Workshop!

Arts N Crafts!

Super Juice Feel Good Campaign

We felt soooo good this year for Children in Need thanks to the Superjuice Feel Good Campaign. Such amazing children and parents completing tasks at home to improve everyone’s wellbeing. Friday was a very special day in school! Some of us were lucky enough to see a live performance by the amazing band Ålesund!

SUPER JUICE'S FEEL GOOD CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN IN NEED

All round the UK this week money will be raised to support BBC's Children in Need. At Orion and Goldbeaters children have tasks to do at home to feel good. We support Children in Need every year. Friday will be a special day in school. Please bring donations in to school and don't forget to wear your own clothes that make you feel good!

 

Be SPOTacular for BBC Children in Need! 🔵🟡🔴

FIREWORKS: 16/11/23

Better late than never…two weeks overdue because of the forecast storm we had a happy and dry fireworks display. As always our parent community were so positive and supportive and calm and we enjoyed a stunning display TOGETHER

MOVEMBER NEWS

We are moving it every day this week with our learning...Year 5 visited the Roald Dahl Museum, Year 3 have started swimming, we got together in the hall for Remembrance  and Y2 performed a series of beautiful songs with Orion and other local schools at the Infant Music Festival. Children went home this weekend with a Feel Good Kit and will learn what to do with it from The Super Juice Children in Need film. It has been an exciting month! 

THE MAYOR OF BARNET VISITS GOLDBEATERS TO LAUNCH GEN H

We were honoured to welcome Madam Mayor - Nagus Narenthira to our schools today to launch Gen H - our happiness project. Nagus is both the current mayor and the Chair of our Governing Body and has worked tirelessly for both the school and the community of Barnet for 2 decades.

BLACK HISTORY WEEK AND OUR CULTURAL AFTERNOON - 19/10/23

This year to celebrate Black History we learnt about British black women and men making history right now. Rosalie Jones, a firefighter, Solomon Golding, a ballet dancer, Jawahir Roble, a female hijab wearing football referee and many other amazing people! We ended this week with a wonderful cultural afternoon to celebrate Black History and many other cultures who make up our school

community. Thanks to all those who came and to the parents who cooked and offered a taste of their culture and heritage. We are so lucky to have such fantastic and culturally diverse families. 

APPLE FESTIVAL & WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 09/10/23

This week we combined our annual apple festival with our mental health and well-being with Apple Chat. Children shared an apple on each day with some structured chat with each other...read some comments below.

06/10/23 - WORLD SMILE DAY

Always celebrated at Goldbeaters & The Orion and a special day within our community. We started our day with a smile with children and families being greeted at the gates by staff and smiley faces. This year the children all bought their smile to school too. "The most important thing you will ever wear is a SMILE"

29/09/23 - Be Unlimited Friday - Using KND to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Showing kindness and determination today at Goldbeaters. Children contributed money into their fruit fund to show their kindness and care for others. We are always astounded at the generosity of our school community. The new Super Juice film is out, mini juicers have been auditioning all week and children have worked hard this week to do their best work ever. September is over now and we will get ready for...Rocktober!!!

22/09/23 - Peace Day

We celebrated Peace Day today. All of Orion and Goldbeaters TOGETHER. We heard the beautiful music of a harpist and released 5 white doves - an international symbol of Peace. Captain K returned after 4 years! He launched Kindness Kids Unlimited Kindness. The sunflowers in our school are a new symbol for KND - Kindness aNd Determination. Check out the photos below

15/09/23 - It's been an UMLIMITED week of learning at Goldbeaters. We have settled into our new classrooms and new year group routines. Our Reception children are now staying all day and enjoying their first school lunches. We are loving learning about new topics and developing new skills. We have a task this weekend to find out new facts about sunflowers. Did you know that sunflowers could be cuddly? This sunflower is called a teddy bear sunflower!

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