Year 4

Barnsley Music Education Hub website now has new features which we really hope will support schools. As well as a new Online Learning section that was developed last term, we have also been working hard to reduce the amount of printed paper resources that we use, therefore we have included the following documents online:

·         Pupil Practice Diary

·         Pupil Handbook (Lots of information about how lessons work)

·         New Starter Form (Pink Form)

Here is The link to these documents:


Newsletter Autumn Term Nursery

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We investigated how our digestive system works using a sealable bag (stomach), a pair of tights (small intestine), biscuits, bananas, orange juice and water.

New Skills

We learned shading skills using soft pencils. We selected sections of the Colusseum to practise our dark and light shading techniques.

Vocabulary Designers

We laughed and laughed! We designed our own nonsense words, in the style of Roald Dahl. Wellycopter and plantasaurus are just a couple of our favourites!


We’re sharing chapter 8 of the Twits with our reading partners. Our VIPERS focus was vocabulary.

Great Gift!

What teacher wouldn’t be delighted with a glass eye in a jar of beer? Our class text is The Twits.

Band Update

Here’s Birkwood Brass in full rehearsal at 9am this morning. Many new members have joined our experienced musicians to benefit from fabulous musical opportunities!

Gingerbread Delights!

On Friday morning, the Year 3/4 Meerkats worked with Mrs Whitfield to bake some delicious gingerbread. In the afternoon, the children were allowed to decorate and eat their tasty treats!

The children linked their baking to their PSHCE work by trying to create a gingerbread figure to reflect their perfect friend! What do you think of the designs?

Remarkable Reading!

The Year 3/4 Meerkats are exploring Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ this half term. Here they are using their reading buddies to help them retrieve important information about the characters from the story. #ReadingRocks #InspireCherishAchieveTogether

Breaking News…


Introducing… our Science TV reporters. The results are in! It is 3 days since our healthy teeth science investigation began… and here are some of our findings.

Big Writers


Fairy lights on, ‘big lights’ off, music playing, and we’re relaxed and enjoying writing!


Our first choir rehearsal, for 18 months, was sensational! There are so many talented singers and they’re already beginning  to work as a team. Our school choir welcomes children from Y1 to Y6.

Roman Army

Year four have been studying Romans. Mrs. Sutton was delighted with these two superb artists and their contributions to the lesson. Enjoy their superb interpretations of a Legionnaire and a Centurion.

Information Seekers

We have been learning about the lives and duties of Roman Centurions and Legionaries. A non-fiction, shared reading text focused our brains, for a day of historical research and creative learning!