Visiting York Mosque

The Year Y5/6 children visited York Mosque where we were greeted by the friendly Imam, Abid Salik.  Abid talked to us about why Muslims go to the mosque, the features of the mosque, the importance of prayer, and the significance of the 5 pillars of Islam. He also answered our many, many questions!

We also got to have  a peek inside the new mosque. It’s enormous! We wondered what the old mosque will be used for when the new one is finished. Abid said they hadn’t decided yet but it might be used as community room.

Y3/4 Visit to Barstow House

Last week, as part of the Musical Connections project, Y3/4 children went to Barstow House in York. It was lovely to see familiar faces from last year and to make some more new friends. We all enjoyed singing and playing musical games which brought smiles to the tenants that live there.

Musical Connections is a registered charity that who facilitate intergenerational music workshops in care and residential homes in York.  We have been working with the project for a number of years now, and our participation has been enormously rewarding for Fishergate pupils.  If you would like to find out more about this fantastic organisation, please visit their website.

Merry Christmas Everybody!

Bake Off: The Results

Thank you to everyone in years 3,4,5 and 6 who baked a cake for this year’s bake off. And thank you to Aisha (year 6), Susannah (year 4), Mr Kelly and Miss Solanki for taking the time to judge all the cakes! I know that it was a hard task deciding on the winner from each class. Here are some of the creations:

The finalists were: Anya (Mrs Engleman’s class), Jacob (Mr Snowden’s class), Anya (Miss Ekers/Teale’s class), Tamaris (Mrs Walton’s class), Daisy  (Mrs Wilson’s class) and Poppy (Miss Rees/Mr Burnell’s class).

A cake stall was held after the year 3/4 and 5/6 bake offs raising an amazing £180 for school.

Each class winner created an amazing Christmassy themed cake for the final of the inaugral Fishergate Bake Off.  We think that the winning “illusion cake” in the form of a Christmas Pud is a real showstopper!  Well done to a very worthy winner.



Latest Bright Sparks Newsletter

Here is the latest Bright Sparks newsletter. Check out the date for the coffee/tea and cake afternoon and let me know if you can make it. Bright sparks 12   Thank you to those who have contributed and please continue…

Have you checked out the YV Music Room?

The choir are sounding fantastic!  Don’t forget….

The YV Music Room is ready for you to practice all the songs. You will need the code to get in so please ask your teacher. Voung Voices

We sent the code home with a letter but if you have forgotten it you could ask Miss Teale or Mrs Spain.  In the Young Voices Music Room you will find lyrics videos, dance videos and Spotify links for this year’s songs to help you practise at home.  Keep up the good work!