Each year group in school takes part in fundraising activities for different charities.
Nursery are supporting Action for Children.
Reception are supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Reception were proud to support our chosen charity, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, on their fundraising day – The Big Bandage.’ On Thursday 7th July.
Year 1 are supporting RSPB.
Year 1 support the RSPB charity. The charity focus on supporting our British wildlife and nature reserves. British species numbers have declined dramatically in recent years and the RSPB are working hard to help their recovery. We take part in the 'Big School Bird Watch' in the Spring term and use the children's interest in birds and nature to give purpose to their data handling and non-fiction writing skills. The children take part in charity day in the Spring term to raise money for the RSPB and we invite our local falconry centre in to talk to the children and show them how the money they raise impacts on a local level. We have raised £146.32 for RSPB, and are looking forward to supporting them again this year.
Year 2 are supporting the Project Gambia.
Year 3 are supporting the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
For our charity day we took part in 'Wear it Wild', this meant we all came to school dressed up as our favourite animal and had our faces painted to match our outfit at school. During our charity day we learnt animal songs, wrote acrostic poems and researched the charity. We found out that it does a lot more than just helping endangered animals! A week later we invited our grown-ups in to find out what we had been doing and they could buy refreshments while they watched us sing, read our poems and share information all about the WWF. We raised a grand total of £214 from our charity day and we are going to use this to sponsor an animal per class. The WWF will send us regular updates about how they are helping the animal we have chosen.
Year 4 are supporting Barnardo's.
Year 5 are supporting Mind Charity.
Year 5 researched the Mind charity and found out about the fantastic work that they carry out. We have a mindfulness day, where the children make mindful colouring booklets which they sell for charity.
Year 6 are supporting Mary Stevens Hospice.
Year 6 continue to support Mary Stevens Hospice as their chosen charity. We work closely with a member of the hospice, Laura Millard who visits Year 6 in school to talk to our pupils about how they look after their patients and the fantastic work that they do to ensure their patients and their families are looked after in the best possible way. Year 6 have raised a great deal of money through our fundraising work each year. We contribute every year to the Mary Stevens summer fete, often designing their flyers advertising the event. We look forward to raising even more money to help support this amazing and worthwhile charity in the coming year.
Keep an eye out for news on our upcoming fundraising events.