Month: October 2019


Year 1 had an amazing wow day to launch our superhero topic. We made super tasty porridge fingers, designed our own superhero capes and learnt how real life heroes help us too.  We showed all of our school values, especially ‘enjoyment’!


Year 2 had a great day on Monday when everyone dressed up as a pirate. The children looked fearsome in their costumes! We played pirate games, role played some pirate activities and wrote about a day in the life of a pirate.

Year 5’s Homework has been out of this world.

Mrs, Aston, Mrs Reihill and Miss Cleveland would like to say a huge thank you to all of our Year 5 parents for their help and support with the children’s Space Homework, and are looking forward to welcoming you this afternoon to share the amazing range and creativity of projects. Sadly, there won’t be any cake left by then!


As part of our Autumn Disco, the Friend of Cannon Park organised a pumpkin-carving competition. The entries were all very impressive and clearly show the creative talents of our children. Well done to everyone, who entered. We wish you all a restful half term holiday.

Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to all of our pupils who have been working hard inside and out of school, demonstrating all of our school values.

Teamwork ♦ Respect ♦ Integrity ♦ Enjoyment ♦ Discipline

Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to all of our pupils who have been working hard inside and out of school, demonstrating our school values.

And, it has been wonderful hearing what fabulous ambassadors for Cannon Park our Year 6 pupils have been at Dol-y-Moch. Well done for giving your all!

Teamwork ♦ Respect ♦ Integrity ♦ Enjoyment ♦ Discipline

Dol-y-Moch Day 4

Have you ever been down a slate mine, climbed a mountain and eaten a roast dinner all in one day? Well, Year 6 have! Our final full day of adventure was a fantastic way to cap off a great week!

Once again, everyone woke up happy and smiling this morning and, after devouring many bowls of cereal and too many rounds of toast, we got kitted out for our day in the Snowdonia mountains. The minibuses dropped us off at the foot of an old slate mine. As we walked steadily upwards, the instructors shared their knowledge about how the mining industry has shaped the geography of the area – there is even a few slate mines still in operation today!

As we approached the entrance to the mine, the clouds darkened but the excitement rose – the children couldn’t wait to get inside the mine. We had to use all our newfound scrambling skills to navigate the mine with only the light from our headtorches to guide the way. It was interesting to hear what life would’ve been like when the mines were in their prime. Our children would’ve been working down the mines rather than enjoying their education, as they do today.

After stopping for lunch and hot chocolate inside the mine, we continued onwards and upwards before finally seeing daylight again. The journey back down the mountain was just as entertaining – the children learnt the famous ‘bum shuffle’ method for getting down steep sections.

Upon returning to the centre, the children settled down to a freshly cooked roast turkey dinner before spending their pocket money in the gift shop – parents, you can expect lots of presents! All that is left is a big tidy of the centre to ensure it is ready for the next Coventry school to visit before one final night’s sleep and then the journey home.

Everyone is happy to be here but also looking forward to coming home tomorrow. This evening, the manager of the centre praised the Cannon Park children for their behaviour over the week; he commented that all of the instructors had really enjoyed working with the children.

Dol-y-Moch Day 3 (Part 2)

Day 3 at Dol-y-Moch did not disappoint! This afternoon, we went out to the woods to test our orienteering skills. Working in small groups, the children had to find their way around a circuit while reading a map. There were teachers hiding in the woods on the route to make sure the children didn’t make any wrong turns. Fortunately, the staff weren’t needed as we watched the children demonstrate their teamwork and geography skills to find their way around – the prize of a packed lunch at the end of the trail might’ve had something to do with their enthusiasm and determination!

After a picnic by the lake, we set off to the beach. The children searched for items on the shore, dodged a rouge crow, paddled in the shallows and made some beach art in small groups. After realising the crow wasn’t going anywhere, we decided to walk along the beach to get a much-deserved ice-cream.

The children have just eaten a filling tea of pizza, beans and wedges followed by chocolate cake – the food proved very popular with lots of empty plates! Our evening will be spent completing one final orienteering activity: Photo Trail. It will be the perfect opportunity for the children to use their torches and teamwork. The weather is still dry, which it has been for most of the day, and, amazingly, we even saw the sun today! The children are all doing so well, making Cannon Park proud.

Dol-y-Moch Day 3 (Part 1)

Heavy rain met the children on wake-up this morning: the day looked bleak. Despite the weather, the children woke up happy again after a second good-night’s sleep. The breakfast choices included shredded wheat today, which proved a popular choice for many!

After breakfast, the rain clouds disappeared, and the sunshine made a welcome appearance just in time for our orienteering activity around the Dol-y-Moch centre. The children worked in small groups or individually to find different points around the centre with only a map to aid them. This afternoon, we’ll put our newfound orienteering skills to the test in a nearby wood before heading to the beach after lunch for more fun and ice-cream!