Earth Matters

We have been locating European countries as well as pinpointing continents, the equator and northern and southern hemispheres 🌍

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Kingfisher Tuesdays!

Our favourite day is Tuesday in the Daisies and this is because we get to visit the Kingfishers! We had so much fun joining in the magic mile. We even had time for some refreshments after all our hard work! 

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Lollipops in the Sunshine

A big thank you to Mrs. Allen for our wonderful ice-lollies ~ we had so much fun eating them in the glorious sunshine. We loved playing with all the older children too! 
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We Love to Party in the Daisies

 

The Daisies want to give an extra special thank you to Ebony for all her help and support. We will miss you so much, but we love any excuse for a party and buns! We hope to see you soon, Ebony!

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The Sound Spotter

This little Daisy is so clever! Today we have been learning all about the ‘i’ sound and he went outside and found it all by himself. What a superstar! 
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Technology Takeover Tuesday

 

The Year 6 children enjoyed using LEGO WeDo and Boost to create programmable robots. They also created a dinosaur themed video using green screen.

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Chim-Chimneys

 

Our Year 6 children are thoroughly enjoying their Art and DT project – creating the set and props for Mary Poppins. Here they are starting to create the chimneys!

 

It’s a Jolly Holiday

 

Our Year 6 children are thoroughly enjoying their Art and DT project – creating the set and props for Mary Poppins. Here they are painting the props for ‘It’s a jolly holiday!’

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Newsletter 36: Friday, 21st June 2019

Summer 2 Week 3

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Smiles all round! 

The Hedgehogs had a well deserved treat on the trim trail this afternoon. Miss Betts is very proud of how hard they have worked and the amount of progress they have made this year! Well done Hedgehogs!

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Watch me grow!

 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils loved having the chicks in the Foundation Stage Unit. They were amazed by the life cycle of a hen and thought it was magical when the eggs hatched! All of the children were fantastic at looking after the chicks. We are so kind and caring in FS2!

 

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An Assembly Full Of Science

 

Andrew, the scientist, came in and amazed us all with a scientific spectacle. The children learned about materials and their properties, about sublimation and about air vortexes. The children were really engaged and could not wait to learn more in their science lessons!

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Science Day

 

Year 5 loved carrying out investigations with Andrew, the scientist. Here are a few images of the different tests they did with him throughout the day.

 

 

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Welsh Counties

 

Our children were sent a pronunciation guide by a Welsh-speaker. Here they are showing how to say the names of the different Welsh counties. Green screen was used and two of our children got to use Mr. S’ mac to edit the video.

 

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All Stars Cricket

 

Children in Key Stage 1 are able to sign up for All Stars Cricket (https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars). Thanks to Dean for coming in to promote it, and well done to Mr. Markham and Mr. Summerfield for showing off their cricket skills.

 

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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs 

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How to Make a Mustard Sandwich 

 

We loved reading about the varmints the seagulls in The Lighthouse Keeper’s lunch by Ronda and David Armitage. We were so excited about the mustard sandwiches that we followed instructions to make our own disgusting picnic to clear off the seagulls! Later, we used imperative verbs to write our own instructions. So, if you need to get rid of some pesky pests, you know who to ask! 

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Puss In Boots

 

The Squirrels enjoyed their Puss In Boots workshop with the Northern Ballet. After looking at pictures of the ballet to learn the story, we warmed up by pretending to be Puss. We stretched, rolled and wiggled until we were ready to dance. There were lots of traveling moves as well as some exciting pair work. One of our favourites was the belt spinning! Eventually, we had danced the whole story and found ourselves doing elaborate bows to the King! This was a super workshop which used our concentration, acting skills and control. 

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Trip of a Lifetime

 

The Woodpeckers and Kingfishers had a FANTASTIC day trip to Warner Bros. Studio, London  and ‘Harry Potter World’. The visit was the ‘icing on the cake’ of a magical literary topic linked with J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter. Many thanks to our extremely generousHeadteacher and all of our lovely parent/governor helpers – we had THE BEST day!

 

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Here is the News

 

Our final half term begins and we have lots of plans for performing! Here are all of our pupils (18) who have lessons with Mr Dodd enjoying their ensemble work.

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OUR World! 

 

 

While thinking about our UNICEF rights for the week, the Kingfishers discussed child workers in Bangladesh.

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Musical Hedgehohs

 

The Hedgehogs have made amazing progress in recorders this year. They have learnt so much and they sound wonderful! Well done to all of the Hedgehogs.

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Weekend Fun

Our musicians loved Grimethorpe Youth Band’s Fledglings workshop morning at Barnsley Civic. Thank you to Mrs Sutton for supporting as always

 

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Building Buddies

The morning Nursery children and Year 4 Kingfishers are amazing – their tasks involved constructing vehicles and buildings!

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#LittleLitterChampion

Year 6 are thinking about the world around them and their responsibilities as young adults. They are completing a challenge, set by our MP Stephanie Peacock, and here is one of our striking entries.

 

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School Council ~ End of Year Report to Governors 20th June 2019

End of Year Report to Governors

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School Council Meeting – Minutes 14th June 2019

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Newsletter 35: Friday, 14th June 2019

Summer 2 Week 2

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Year 6 Scientists

The Year 6 children enjoyed an afternoon with a visiting scientist – Andrew. They learned about PH levels and carried out a fair test; they were amazed by the effects of dry ice and how it can be used in special effects.  They also enjoyed mixing materials to create slime.

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Year 5 Jaguars’ Class Assembly

 

What a fantastic assembly! The Year 5 jaguars took us on a journey through time, meeting many inspirational people on the way. There was brilliant story-telling, displays of excellent pieces of work, amazing acting and super singing. Well done Jaguars!

 

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for showing their support once again.

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Mary Poppins Merchandise

Merchandise will be on sale soon. The Year 6 Lions are busy creating and producing items to sell promoting our end of year production.

 

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