Summer 2 2019

Wk 5-7

Week ending 19th July 2019

It's been a busy last week! 

We have some new science ambassadors in Year 4. They have been on some training at another school, and here they are receiving their certificates and lab coats! 

They will be running all sorts of science activities over the next year and they have already started by running some experiments on the playground at playtime to engage everyone in science. Well done! 

We finally managed  to host our Reception and Key Stage 1 and our Key Stage 2 sports days this week. The events were hosted by 'Reds in the Community' and the children enjoyed the afternoons. Here are just a selection of the photographs from the events. 






Year 4 held a very successful musical performance for parents this week. They played brilliantly! Well done Year 4! 

The winners of all the sporting events in the Hoyland Partnership of schools this year, met for an evening of celebration this week and our Yr 3/4 Hockey, Year 3/4 boys and Yr 5/6 girls Cross Country winners were able to attend. We hope they enjoyed the evening. 



Reds in the Community presented the children who took part in our sponsored penalty shoot out event with all their prizes this week. Thank you everyone for your support. 






Our Year 6s have left us today - we are all very sad to see them leave. They have had a great year to finish off their primary education and ended everything with a superb leavers assembly this morning. It made us laugh and cry (a lot!)! We all wish them well for the future and hope they keep in touch. 

We sadly said goodbye to Mrs Hirst, who left us after 12 years service cleaning and working at lunchtime. We are sad to see her leave but hope she enjoys her new job! 

A reminder that we return on Tuesday 3rd September (Monday is an INSET day). 

We hope you all have a lovely summer!  

Week ending 12th July 2019

BPL come to talk to Year 1-6 about keeping safe in the water during the holidays. Please see the poster below showing of the key information that was discussed in the assembly. 

 Last week, we were very fortunate to have Mr Tom Sorsby in school (Mrs Sorsby's son!) who is an international hockey play who plays for England! He taught skills to Yr 3, 4, 5 and 6 and also did a question and answer session with our Year 6. Thank you very much Tom - everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! 




Last week we had the book fair in school and everyone who bought a book received a raffle ticket. The raffle tickets were drawn and the children below received £5 off a book of their choice! 

Our children create amazing work in school and below are some photos of Year 5 children and their Design and Technology models. The children created moving toys for 'Fisher Price' to sell to their young customers. Great work Year 5! 

Year 6 enjoyed their leavers trip to Doncaster Dome where they had fun ice skating and swimming. 

Nursery enjoyed a trip to Cleethorpes this week as part of their learning on 'The Seaside' -they had a great day! 

Thank you to all Key Stage 2 for their fantastic performances! So many parents commented on what a great show it was and I know the children worked so hard to put on such a good event. Huge thanks to all the staff, parents and PTFA for helping – performances like that wouldn’t happen without everyone putting in so much time and effort. Thank you.

Year 2 had a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to link with their topic. The children found out lots of information about animals and their habitats and had a great day. 





A group of Year 6s came second in a rounders tournament at a local school on Monday against other local schools. Well done everyone! 

Things to look out for next week...

There is an optional drop in parents evening for parents to discuss the annual report if you wish. Nursery 12-1pm, Reception-Year 6 3.30pm-5pm. If these are not convenient, please speak to your child's class teacher. 

Key Stage 2 sports day takes place on Tuesday (Yr 3, 4, 5, 6) at 1.30pm.

Reception and Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) sports day takes place on Wednesday at 1.30pm.

Year 6 have their leavers assembly on the last day.

We break up for the summer on Friday 19th July and return on Tuesday 3rd September (Monday is an INSET day).  

Week ending 5th July 2019

Reception had a Pirate Parent Event this week where they performed songs and shared their learning. They all looked fabulous! Great work Reception!

Nursery had their sports day this week and it was a great occasion! The sun shone and all the children had lots of fun! Well done everyone! 

Congratulations to the children from Year 6 who represented the school at a Golf tournament today. They came 3rd out of 7 against teams from local schools. Well done! 

Below is some information on a local event you may be interested in. 

The butterflies we have nurtured from caterpillars have been released this week. The children have enjoyed seeing the process of the caterpillars changing to a butterfly. Below are photos of Year 6 releasing their butterflies.  


Year 6 went on a bug walk these week with a member of the Jump Environmental group. Below are a few photos of the session. 

Thank you for your generosity in supporting our wear yellow/non uniform day. We raised £187.37 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Below are just a couple of posters made by children in Year 2 as to why we chose to support this charity.


Year 1 enjoyed a trip to Cannon Hall Museum this week to experience life as a rich and poor Victorian linked to their topic. They made their own lunch of vegetable soup and apple pie in the Victorian kitchen!

Things to look out for next week...

BPL are conducting an assembly about swimming for Reception to Year 6.

School reports go out.

Nursery have their trip to Cleethorpes.

Key Stage 2 have their performances of 'The X Factory'.

Year 2 have a trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Year 6 have their leavers trip to Doncaster Dome.