Perfect Progress

What a wonderful baritone solo from this Year 3 musician! It is hard to believe he has had just 11 weeks of class brass tuition!

 

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Newsletter 11: Friday, 23rd November 2018

Autumn 2 Week 3

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Our Amazing Cheerleaders

Due to a change in dates, our cheerleaders will not be able to attend a competition. However, the rest of the school benefitted from this timetabling conflict as they were given the opportunity to watch a fantastic performance! Well done, cheerleaders!

 

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Headline News

We are DELIGHTED that our neighbours, the world famous Grimethorpe Colliery Band, will be performing a community concert in OUR school hall on Monday 3rd December. This is an evening not to be missed – get your tickets quick!

 

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Matchstick Men and Matchstick Cats and Dogs 

We are really enjoying learning about the life and works of the great L.S Lowry. We used pastel and charcoal techniques to create art in the style of this fantastic artist.

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Children in Need 2018

Another year, another amazing day. It all started with a guest appearance from a dancing camel! The children loved watching Mrs. Allen and Mr. Froggatt perform a well-rehearsed routine. In the afternoon, the School Council organised a Bring andBuy Sale to help raise the amazing amount of £970 (with more to come in) for the charity and our School Fund.

It was a very successful day; thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their ongoing support!

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A Visit from Our World Famous Neighbours

The posters and tickets are designed and printed, ready for the concert by Grimethorpe Colliery Band in our school hall.

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Barnsley Cross Country Finals

Well done to all of our children who took part in the Barnsley Cross Country finals today at Cannon Hall. Special congratulations to our twins who came 1st and 2nd!

 

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Anti-bullying art

During anti-bullying week, Year 5/6 have discussed the effects of verbal bullying. We created a piece of art work to represent how verbal bullying can make people feel. We showed a person as part of a volcano, the words that people have said to hurt or upset them are bubbling away under the surface – just like the lava in a volcano. We then tried to show that just one more word could be the thing to make a person explode! We talked about thinking carefully about what you say to someone because you never know how your words could affect them.

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Newsletter 10: Friday, 16th November 2018

Autumn 2 Week 2

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In Flanders Fields

We learned John McCabe’s beautiful poem and talked about the sacrifices made. Our art work was based on the poem – we made each and every poppy unique, to represent the individual lives, personalities and cultures of the fallen.

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Year 2 Hedgehogs’ Class Assembly

What a performance from our Year 2 children! Our special visitors were treated to poetry recitals, sharing of work and songs based on their topic – ‘Celebrations’.

Well done Hedgehogs and thank you #incrediblecommunity for your continued support.

 

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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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Remembrance

In Year 5, we have created these emotive pieces which have been inspired by both our topic and the centenary of the end of The First World War. Creating these pieces has helped us to understand the loss that was suffered across the world and to understand the importance of the individual liberty that many fought and died for.

 

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We will remember 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils have created some wonderful poppy pictures. We are so kind and respectful.

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Yummy yummy yummy!

The Sunflowers and Daffodils are definitely in the celebrating spirit. We have been learning different ways that people celebrate bonfire night. We think making chocolate apples is the best way to celebrate. Do you agree?

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The Foxes visit Bolsover Castle

Take a look at the photos from the Year 1 Foxes trip to Bolsover Castle. The children wanted to learn all about their new topic, Knights and Castles. They had so much fun exploring the castle rooms, walls and even the dungeons!

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The Scarecrow’s Wedding

During our Film It week, children took photographs of drama freeze frames. Each photograph tells a part of the story of The Scarecrow’s Wedding. Afterwards, children created captions which they added to the film using text edit. 

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Introducing L.S.Lowry

This painting from 1949 was the focus of our ‘Art Talk’ today. The Kingfishers were skilful in discussing the influences, topics, styles, feelings and experiences of the characters within this oil painting – well done everyone!

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Welcome! 

Today marked the first Birkwood Brass rehearsal complete with percussion dept. Jingle Bells and Rudolph have found their way onto the rehearsal schedule-how exciting!

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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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We Will Remember Them

There are two beautiful displays in the hall showcasing a range of work from Key Stages 1 and 2. Thank you to Mrs. Birch for creating such poignant displays to help us remember the brave acts and sacrifices of those in past conflicts. 

 

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ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

The Daisies have been super busy this week dancing like fireworks! We are amazing at making firework noises and moving in different ways!

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School Council Minutes 9th November 2018

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Squirrels Spotted at Emmanuel Church

The Squirrels have been learning about the special words in The Bible, and exploring why this is an important book for Christians. During our visit to Emmanuel Church in Barnsley, we all had the opportunity to interact with and interpret stories, parables and miracles. We now have lots of follow up questions to explore in our classroom learning. 

 
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Squirrels’ Class Assembly

The Squirrels loved planning, practising and performing their Class Assembly on our Celebrations topic. We included sharing our writing about birthday parties and our learning about Autumn. Two of our highlights were reciting a poem and showing off our Harvest Song. The children all spoke beautifully and clearly and we even enjoyed a musical performance from some of our recorder players. 

 

Thank you to our #IncredibleCommunity for their ongoing support.

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Squirrels’ Maths

The Squirrels have been doing a lot of work on place value and addition this term in maths. This week, we introduced column addition for the first time.

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Newsletter 9: Friday, 9th November 2018

Autumn 2 Week 1

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Year 3/4 Football

Here are some photos from the Year 3/4 football at Shaw Lane on 7.11.18.  Both teams played really well, and one of our teams finished 1st overall!

 

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