Spring 1 2020

Week beginning 10th February 2020

A group of children from Key Stage 1 took part in a gymnastics competition this afternoon. They all did really well and came joint winners! They certainly looked very professional! Thank you to everyone who came and supported today and for the Sports Leaders who helped organise the event. Huge thanks to Mr Parkes and Mrs Taylor for running the after school club. Well done everyone! 

Year 5 have been working hard with film and animation maker Wayne Stables and this week they managed to get a sneak preview into how their work will look when it is projected onto buildings at the Elsecar Heritage Centre. Year 5 have been invited to a special presentation evening and we hope that many children and their families will be able to attend this special occasion. This is the first time we have been involved in this work and it has been amazing! We are hoping this will help us to achieve the Artsmark too! Excellent work Year 5! 

Our reading competition has got off to a great start this week - please see the letter below which has been emailed out to everyone today. Well done Year 2 - can anyone catch them? 

Below is the certificate a group of girls in Year 5 have received for raising money for the habitats and animals in Australia after the bush fires. 

Another group of girls, this time from Year 6, have been raising money this week by selling buns and activities for the Teenage Cancer Trust (organised with Mrs Baker). They raised a fantastic £72.71. Well done girls!

Year 1 had a fantastic 'Toys from the past' event this week linked to their topic 'Why can't Nan play the Xbox?' They played with a variety of toys from the past and many parents and grandparents came to spend time playing with the children too. Thank you to all those who attended - it was great fun! 






This week it was 'Safer Internet Day - Together for a Better Internet' where classes looked at how to be safe online. Parents may find the following websites useful:



Year 5 enjoyed a 'Greek Feast' on Friday! They made Greek bread in the morning, and then tasted lots of delicious Greek food in the afternoon. Yum!









Year 4 have had a busy week - linked to their topic of the Mayans, they have made their own chocolate creation, then designed the packaging and even marketed it! They also made Mayan pots and presented their Mayan projects. They all worked really hard and produced excellent work.









Although Year 4 are losing Mrs Sorsby today as Mrs Chafen returns from her maternity after the half term, we are able to keep Mrs Sorsby in school for a few more weeks supporting Year 2 and Year 6! 

A reminder that we break up for half term today and return to school on Monday 24th February. Have a lovely week off everyone! 

Week beginning 3rd February 2020

There was no sporting event this week as the pitch at a local school wasn't suitable to play on. 

Year 5 continued their work on their 'Elsecar Project'. After starting with some warm-up games, the children took photos of a drawing of a Newcomen engine and then used Tagtool on the ipads to draw the key parts of the engine and then animated their drawing to move! The children also recorded themselves sharing information to accompany their animation.They even had time to look at some projections on the ceiling so they have an idea of how their projection will look! What a busy session! More work to follow next week. 








Please click on the link below to hear all of the broadcasts of Year 4 on Dearne FM this week! Well done everyone! 


Science club ran another successful lunchtime club this week! A great activity was the use of balloons to create static electricity to make tissue paper butterfly's move. 





It was 'World Read Aloud Day' on Wednesday and the staff thoroughly enjoyed reading to each others classes during the day. We hope the children liked hearing a range of stories and being read to! A reminder that we have started our Reading Competition this week! From Wednesday 5th February to Thursday 5th March each class is challenged to be the School Reading Champions by reading the most number of times at home. During this month teachers will be counting up every read that the children in their class complete at home and weekly updates on scores given in assembly on a Friday. It is important that during this month you write every read that your child completes at home in the white reading record book for it to count towards the class total (a maximum of 1 read per day will be counted). The class that has completed the most number of reads over the month will on Thursday 5th March be crowned the School Reading Champions and will receive a special class treat. If you have any photos from this month of your child reading in an unusual place we would love to share them with the school and add them to our display, please hand to a member of staff or email them to myself k.falconer@jumpprimary.org.uk




If they didn't access training earlier in the year, children in Year 5 and Year 6 were trained in their role as 'Playground Leaders' this week. We look forward to them organising games for everyone at playtimes and lunchtimes. 

Below is a stunning display of drawings of the eye from Year 6.

Congratulations to all the pupils below who received a certificate for their times table scores this week in Year 3! Well done everyone! 

Please see the information poster below which we have been asked to share. 

Things to look out for next week...

Year 4 parents evening is on Monday - please call into class to book an appointment. 

Some children in Key Stage 1 have been selected to take part in a gymnastics competition here at Jump.

Parents of Year 1 are invited into school for a 'Toys from the Past' parent afternoon. 

We break up for half term on Friday 14th February and return on Monday 24th February. 

Week beginning 27th January 2020

Nursery have talked about Jump and what buildings etc there are, e.g. the chapel, the school, Percy Turners, the 66 bus to town. They drew Jump and then made finger puppets of themselves to walk around Jump. Great work Nursery! 





Dearne FM visited Year 4 this week after a parent nominated them for 'Class of the Week!'. The breakfast presenter Matt Roister came in and met the class and asked them lots of questions. They had great fun and we look forward to hearing them on the radio every day next week (Mon-Fri) at approx 8.20am. 





Our Science Ambassadors have been busy this week, showing off their scientific skills to enthuse the younger children in school during Science Club. 






A child in school is taking part in the production below so we thought we would share it with you! 

Our football teams have played today against local schools. We won one match 4-1 but lost the other 4-0. Everyone played really well and we hoped they enjoyed it. 


Congratulations to the group of Year 5 girls below who have raised a fantastic £160.35 for the animals and habitats of Australia affected by the devastating bushfires. We are all very proud of them. Thank you to everyone who bought something from their stall. 

Things to look out for next week...

Listen to Dearne FM at 8.20am each day to hear from Year 4! 

Year 4 parents evening is on Monday - please call into class to book an appointment. 

We have the photographer in school for individual and class photos. 

We are celebrating 'World Read Aloud Day'. 

Week beginning 20th January 2020

The football team played a couple of matches against a local school this afternoon. They all played really well and enjoyed it. Both teams won! One won 4-0 and the other won 2-0. Well done everyone!  

Here are a few extra photos from the successful Young Voices arena trip last week! 



Science club ran another successful session for Key Stage 1 children this week. The self inflating glove was a popular activity! 





Year 5 have been busy working with staff from Elsecar Heritage Centre to create a film for the 'Age of Revolution'. Here are some photos of them working in small groups to draw and animate a picture of a steam engine using ipads. More exciting work will take place over the next few weeks! 






Stephanie Peacock MP visited the school today to present our children with certificates for designing the best Christmas Card from Jump School. Stephanie used all the winning designs from the schools on the inside of her Christmas card. Well done everyone to everyone who entered and special congratulations to our winners, Ella in 3rd place, Macie in 2nd place and Callum our overall winner!

Things to look our for next week...

The football teams are playing a match here against a couple of local schools. 

Dearne FM are in school doing some work with Year 4 - thank you to the parent who nominated them and Mrs Sorsby for 'Class of the week!' 

Week beginning 13th January 2020

Children from across Key Stage 2 took part in a 'Boccia' event at a local school this afternoon. Boccia is a ball game similar to bowls. They had great fun and all did really well. It wasn't a competition, but just an opportunity for children to try something new. Well done everyone! 

Science club resumed again this week and below are some photos of the excellent session the science ambassadors ran with children from across school. One of the activities was adding white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to cabbage water to see how it changed colour (one is an acid and one is an alkali). Great work everyone! 






Some girls in Year 5 have run stall this week to raise money for the animals and habitats affected by the Australian wildfires. They made such excellent items to sell - they put such a lot of hard work into it. They will continue to sell items on Monday and we will let you know how much they have raised next week. Thank you for your support. 

Year 6 have begun their topic of 'Seeing things' and produced some stunning artwork of the eye. These were only their first attempts! They looked at creating depth using tone, shading and cross hatching among other techniques.



Children from across Key Stage 2 enjoyed a visit to the Sheffield Arena this week to take part in 'Young Voices'. They sang and danced to a range of songs with other choirs from across the region and absolutely loved it! It was a long day but their behaviour was impeccable and everyone had lots of fun! Huge thanks must go to all the adults who took the children - thank you very much! 

We have been asked to share the flyer below with you in case anyone is interested. 

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Things to look out for next week...

Year 5 are working with a film maker from Elsecar Heritage Centre