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Spring 2 2020 Wk 1-4

Week beginning 16th March 2020

Some photos from last week...

Huge congratulations everyone! We completed the 'Eat them to Defeat them' poster in just 4 weeks! I'm sure there will a reward when we return to celebrate! Keep eating the vegetables while we are off! 

As part of science week, Nursery enjoyed completing activities outside involving bubbles.

Nursery enjoyed being active for Sports Relief. They moved in different ways, stomping, tip-toeing, star jumps etc and then did kids yoga. Well done Nursery! 

  

  

  

  

  

Thank you everyone for my lovely surprise leaving assembly. It was very kind of you! I shall miss you all very much and you will always have a very special place in my heart. Thank you for all my lovely cards, presents, poems, letters, drawings ... everything. Good luck and I will be thinking of you often. 

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As you know, school is now closed for the majority of children (we are open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children only). 

We hope you all enjoy (is that the right word??) your home learning packs and we will update the school website with more links for ideas for learning at home. If you need to contact us at all, please use the School Gateway app to message/email us - this will always be manned. 

We all wish you the very best - stay safe and we hope to see you soon. 

Week beginning 9th March 2020

Reception enjoyed a trip to the RSPB centre at Old Moor this week. They had a great time as you can see from the photos! 

Thank you to all those parents who brought in tokens from The Sun for their reading books for schools campaign. Although we didn't get the 3500 that the competition needed, we sent in what we did get and they they sent us these lovely books in return! Thank you for all your support! 

Vodafone have some great advice on how to keep children safe and issue Digital Parenting magazines to keep you up to date. Follow the link below to find out what's new in the world of technology and read their most recent magazine...

https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/digital-parenting-archive

It was National Science Week this week and in school, classes were conducting a range of scientific experiments. Below are some photos of Year 6 who investigated buoyancy through seeing many cubes their boats could hold. 

   

   

Year 2 went outside the school on a 'Habitat hunt' to see what they could see linked to the new topics 'Why is our world so wonderful?' and 'Plants.' There aren't many photos of the children (most were of the plants and animals) but here are a few...

  

Our Science Club ran again this week and the children enjoyed conducting a range of experiments as you can see from the photos below...

  

  

  

Year 1 had a very exciting week in Maths this week as they investigated fractions using chocolate! Yummy!

  

  

  

  

  

Year 1 also enjoyed a walk in the local area with volunteers (thank you for coming everyone!) to look for signs of Spring. They then painted what they found back in the classroom... 

  

  

Unfortunately the sporting event was cancelled today.

The children enjoyed the sweetcorn so much that we have already filled in our whole school chart! Well done! We hope everyone is continuing to eat lots of vegetables at home and filling in those individual sticker charts. The fun continues....and we take on broccoli next week! Remember to'Eat them to Defeat them!'

Things to look out for next week...

Parents evening is on Monday (and also the Monday after).

Week beginning 2nd March 2020

We held an amazing World Book Day this week, where children dressed up in fantastic costumes. Thank you for all the hard work and effort that went into dressing up. The children looked amazing and had such fun! Thank you also for the amazing 'Bake Off' entries - winners judged by our 'Star Baker' were given certificates in assembly and will have a free choice from the book fair on Monday 30th March as a reward. We hope many of enjoyed eating the delicious cakes while reading a story at our parent event which took place from 3pm. Altogether we raised £443.50 which will be shared between school and a book charity. Please see the letter sent out today for the winning raffle tickets. Thank you for being so supportive - it was a wonderful day! 

We hope the children enjoyed their taster day of 'Kidditch' this week based on 'Quidditch'. All children experienced this and we hope they enjoyed 'flying around on their broomsticks'. Below are some photos from Nursery, Year 1, Year 2, Year 5 and Year 6. 

Year 5 had an amazing time at Elsecar Heritage Centre on Monday evening where they showcased their animation work to over 100 people! Their work was projected onto the building housing the Newcomen Steam Engine and it truly was a sight to behold! The staff who went were so proud to think our children had achieved something so brilliant! Below are some photos of the evening but please watch the full film at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_2wBPgd_k&safe=active      

 Huge thanks to everyone involved who made the project happen! 

  

  

  

  

 

This week Penelope Pea came into school to encourage children to eat peas this week as part of the 'Eat them to Defeat them' campaign. The children are really trying hard to eat the vegetables on offer and we hope this continues! Bring on the sweetcorn next week! 

 

  

There is no sporting event this week but we look forward to an exciting 5-a-side match next week! 

Year 5 have been working hard on their science and literacy skills this week. In science they were testing the properties of various materials looking into their solubility, absorbency, transparency etc. In literacy, they have been studying the poem 'The Frozen Man' and created actions in order to perform the poem. They then went onto create their own poems using the same structure. Great work Year 5! 

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Here is our 'Table of Honour' this week! The dinner staff are looking to reward children who show good manners and behaviour in the dining hall. Congratulations to this weeks winners! 

Here is our final update on the reading challenge - Congratulations to Reception! 

 

Things to look out for next week...

Parents evenings can be booked for all classes (not Year 4). Please call into class or visit the school office. Parents evening are to be held on the 16th and 23rd March.

Reception have an exciting trip planned at the RSPB centre at Old Moor.

Classes will be undertaking science lessons related to National Science Week on 'Diversity'. 

Some children will be representing the school at a 5-a-side football competition. 

Week beginning 24th February 2020

Year 6 had a 'Wellbeing, Resilience and Mental Health session' with staff from Team Activ this week. They completed tasks which included the following key areas:

  • drive and tenacity
  • sticking at the task in hand
  • understanding how to work towards long term goals
  • being able to pick yourself up and bounce back from life's challenges
  • physical, mental and social well being    

   

  

  

We have been fortunate enough to experience 'curling' taster days this week where all classes have had the opportunity to have a go at this sport in the hall.We hope they enjoyed it! Below are some photos of Reception, Year 3 and Year 4 taking part. 

This week saw the start of our 'Eat them to Defeat them' campaign and we met Katy the carrot in assembly! We found out all about the competition and have already been eating lots of carrots this week! Katy the carrot met the school council and they will be thinking of a reward if we manage to fill in all of the whole school chart! A great start everyone! 

Below is an update on the reading competition which ends next week! Will anyone catch Year 2?

Reception enjoyed celebrating 'pancake day' this week and they enjoyed eating the delicious pancakes they made! 

  

  

Unfortunately the hi-5 netball event sporting event was cancelled this afternoon due to the weather. 

Things to look out for next week...

Kidditch for all classes on Tuesday or Wednesday (based on Quidditch from Harr)

World Book Day and our parents event and Bake off competition take place on Thursday. Remember to come dressed up as your favourite book character if you wish! 

Parents evenings can be booked for all classes (not Year 4). Please call into class or visit the school office. Parents evening are to be held on the 16th and 23rd March.