William De Yaxley
Toto Corde Meo
'With All Our Hearts'
William de Yaxley C of E Academy
Landsdowne Road, Yaxley, Peterborough, PE7 3JL
01733 240323

School Visits and Enrichment Activities

Year 6

Visit to Stibbington to be evacuees - linked to our History 'The Battle of Britain' and English text 'Goodnight Mister Tom'

Visit to Ely Cathdral as part of the Diocese of Ely Church Schools Day, developing the children's spiritual development

Harvest Tea - we make scones for our Mums to enjoy in school, the scone making is linked to Maths and Design Technology

Bikeability - how to ride a bicycle safely on our roads, links to Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

Visit to Tallington Lakes for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities links to Physcial Education and PSHE

Year 5

Leicester Space Centre - links to Science and follow up tasks with English writing

We have a walk around Yaxley with a local Historian as part of our History and Geography.

Viking Day - History off the Page links with History, Art, Design Technology and English writing

Rainforest Day at Ferry Meadows - links with Geography

Year 4

Visit to Peterborough Mosque - links with Religious Education and pupils cultural development.

Roman Day - History off the Page links with History, Art, Design Technology and English writing

 

Year 3

Egyptian Day - History off the Page links with History, Art, Design Technology and English writing

 

Whole school

Yaxley Book Festival

This year, our school played host to the Yaxley Book Festival (aka Yaxley Yakkety Yak). Children from our school as well as from others in the area were treated to a fun and inspiring day with some real authors.

Author James Campbell talked about being a writer, where inspiration comes from, lollipop ladies, his dog, his love of stripes, his note book and his “Boy Face” books.

Author/illustrator Elys Dolan read her stories and then showed children how to draw some of the characters.

Illustrator Steve Antony talked about his books (three so far and all shortlisted for major awards) and drew for the children.

Comic book illustrator Irina Richards is an award-winning Manga artist and also an art teacher. She showed children how to draw superheroes and other comic book characters.

Artist Marian Savill led craft activities based around popular children’s stories.

Illustrator Trudi Esberger led drawing and craft activities

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