Christmas Card Competition

Mr. Sandwith and Mrs. Birch were delighted this week. Stephanie Peacock MP came to announce that three children from Year 6 won prizes with their Christmas Card entries. Well done!

 

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Classifying 2D Shapes

Year 6 started their maths lesson by classifying a range of 2D shapes. The children discussed the properties of each shape before completing their jigsaws by matching shapes to their names. 

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Year 6 Lions’ Class Assembly

 

Year 6 put on a wonderful show! They have learned so much about World War 1 this term and enjoyed sharing their learning with their special audience. They sang brilliantly, spoke clearly, presented some of this term’s excellent work and recited a range of war poetry.

Well done Year 6 and thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for your continued support.

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Crucial Crew 2018

The Year 6 children had a very busy day at Crucial Crew. They took part in a range of scenarios to help them keep themselves safe in a range of different environments, some examples included: bus safety, First Aid and healthy relationships.

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Years 5 and 6 Visit IWM North

All three of our Upper Key Stage 2 classes went to Manchester to visit the Imperial War Museum North. They enjoyed looking at a range of artefacts, interacting with displays and viewing a special film about the impact of war. The children also had the opportunity to view a poppy wave sculpture, which allowed them to reflect on the sacrifices made during The First World War.

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Algebra Alphabets

Year 6 have started to solve problems using simple formulae and problems with unknowns. They worked well in pairs to solve 26 problems and complete the Algebra Alphabet. Well done!

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Classifying Plants in the School Grounds

Year 6 Lions have been exploring the school grounds, and using the evidence that they found to explain the classification of plants and organisms found in their local habitat.

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What a whopper!

How amazing is this pumpkin one of our Year 6 children brought it into school today! She bought a pumpkin plant from our plant stall at the summer fayre in June and managed to keep it alive throughout our long hot summer! Measuring 94 cm around its circumference, this pumpkin was so heavy we didn’t have any scales in school big enough to weigh it on. What an achievement!

 

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Google Explorers

Year 6 enjoyed using Google Earth to explore European cities and to look for human and physical features of those environments.

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I’ll Be There

Year 6 are loving learning music through Charanga. Today, they have played glockenspiel along to Michael Jackson’s ‘I’ll Be There’.

 

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Modal Verbs

Year 6 have been searching for modal verbs in instructional texts and editing parts of the text to include them.

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Autumnal Art

In Year 6 Lions, we have looked at the beautiful colours of Autumn in our lunchtime art club. During our art lesson, we used our observational skills to record detail.

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Game Designers

Year 6 have made a great start to programming their own games. They have planned their games; designed backgrounds and characters; decided on a time and score element; and, used 2Code Gorilla on PurpleMash to begin their creations. Mr. Sandwith has been very impressed!

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Welcome to your new class

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Cook It – Making Smoothies

The Year 5 Lions have been learning all about the importance of nutrition and food choices this half term. We were challenged to make a variety of juice and smoothie recipes, with an explanation as to why each ingredient was chosen and what specific health benefit their recipe was deigned for. We all had a wonderful time creating a concoction of drinks. Some were very tasty; others were more of an acquired taste. It was good fun and we all loved our smoothies.  

 
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Greek Pottery

As our topic has been the Ancient Greeks this half term, we decided to design and create our own pots in the style of the Ancient Greeks. We made each pot by hand and added some Greek patterns to make them look authentic. We are very pleased with the results!
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Greek Olympics

 

 
 

The Year 5 Lions took part in our very own Greek Olympics. We practised many events, including discuss, javelin, standing jump and the rope pull. It was great fun, and we enjoyed beating the Team Activ coaches at the end! Thank you to Team Activ for helping us to bring history to life!

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Circus Science Week

 

All children in Years 1 to 6 had an amazing time learning about science. They used their knowledge of forces and motion, and put it into practice by performing circus acts. It was a really fun and entertaining couple of days. Thank you Nick for visiting, for teaching about pushes, pulls and twists, and for bringing the forces of friction and gravity to life! 

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Year 5 Lion’s Class Assembly

What a show! It was clear to see that Year 5 have enjoyed learning about the Titanic and that they have remembered lots of information about how the ship was made, who travelled on board, who made up the crew and how the Titanic sank. The children spoke clearly and sang a beautiful song from Liverpool that Mrs. Allen enjoyed joining in with. The children then entertained their audience with a song from their music lessons this term – Livin’ on a Prayer by Bon Jovi. It was a ‘rocking’ display that the whole school enjoyed.

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their support.

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Year 5 – Cook It and Film It

The Year 5 Lions have combined their cooking and filming skills this term. They weighed ingredients, mixed them together, moulded them into enticing shapes and placed them onto a greased tin to bake. The children used a range of skills to produce delicious orange shortbread biscuits and they have created this film of their project – well done to the Year 5 Lions!

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Druids

The Year 5 Lions were challenged with the task of creating crowns fit for a Druid. We learnt how they played an important role in Celtic societies.

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Performing a Play Script

The Year 5 Lions were challenged with the task of writing an extract from our term book ‘Stig of the Dump’ and converting it into their own play script. They did a fantastic job and performed their scripts confidently and with expression.

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Sports Hall Athletics

Our Year 5 Lions came in 3rd place at today’s Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics at Barnsley College – well done!

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Titanic Watercolours

The Year 5 Lions have been using watercolours to create depth perception in their art work.

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Titanic Poetry

 
This week, the Year 5 Lions have been building on their poetic volcabulary to produce some fantastic quatrain poetry. Why don’t you listen to some of our amazing work?
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Inspired by M. C. Escher

This half term, the Year 5 Lions have been inspired by Maurits Escher’s work to create tessellation artwork. Today, we have used Scratch and computer programming to create geometric art work.

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Clay Evacuees

In Year 5 this week, we have started to paint our clay evacuees. We looked at the colours that people wore in the 1940s and used this to inspire our paint selection. We think that each little figure has its own personality and expression… What do you think? Thank you Mrs Birch.

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The Meaning of Christmas – #FilmIt

Year 5 have explored the true meaning of Christmas. The children have scripted and produced the following film to show what they believe Christmas is truly about – kindness, togetherness and happiness.

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Aladdin

The Year 5/6 Pantomime was brilliant. OH YES IT WAS! The actors, actresses and backstage team put on a fantastic show which children, staff and members of our #incrediblecommunity thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Thank you Mrs. Rennison and Mrs. Porter for putting together such a wonderful spectacle!

 

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Clay Evacuees

The Year 5 Lions welcomed different teachers this week – Mrs. Allen and Mrs. Birch! They enjoyed thinking about the evacuees and their feelings, looking at the clothes they wore and using a range of different techniques to create lifelike sculptures.

Thank you Mrs. Allen for coming to help us create our evacuees using clay and also to Outwood Shafton who are kindly going to fire them in their kiln.

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