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:

Online Safety

All children in Years 5 and 6 attended a very important Assembly, with South Yorkshire Police, based on the importance of staying safe online. The key focuses were ‘Online Relationships’ and ‘Privacy and Security’, and the children were taught about the importance of acting the same when engaging with the online world as they would behave in the offline world.

Save the Bees! 

Some of our children found a bee in our outdoor learning area and it didn’t look very well. We talked about why it might not be very well; some of the children thought it might be hungry. We talked about how bees eat nectar and pollen from flowers. We had a look around our outdoor learning area and talked about how we haven’t got any flowers at the moment. We decided to use the internet on the iPad to find out if we could give the bee anything else to eat. We found out that if we mixed some sugar and water together then it would give the bee a boost of energy. We mixed some together to give to the bee. We then decided that we needed to plant some flowers for the other bees … so that is exactly what we did the very next day!

World Book Day with the Leopards

The Leopards thoroughly enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. The Year 6 children loved reading their own books during The Bid Read, they recommended their favourite reads to each other and they turned themselves into book characters using Green Screen technology.

Grammar Quizzes

The leopards have been creating quizzes. This week, they used two design tools to create grammar quizzes on PurpleMash.

Caterpillars Spotted in the ICT Suite!

The Caterpillars are loving using their new ICT suite now that they are in Year 1. We have been learning how to log on to Purple Mash correctly and have been practising using a mouse to carefully create different pictures.
Can you guess what we are drawing?

Life cycle of a ladybird

After finding lots of ladybirds outside, the children were fascinated when they found something new and unusual. They researched what they had found using a search engine and were amazed to find that they had discovered a ladybird larvae! This led the children to explore the life cycle of a ladybird, they even drew pictures and wrote facts too.

Capturing the Best Bits

Our fantastic trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park gave us endless opportunities to use our photography and film skills. Today, we enjoyed reliving the special experiences, as well as selecting and editing film and photos.

Researching Electricity

The Owls have used their ICT skills to present what they know about electricity. We thought about keeping safe, how electricity is made and how we use it. We also considered the future and how electricity will be provided.

Technology experts

The Sunflowers and Daffodils are amazing at using ‘Purple Mash’ independently in the learning areas. They have even been working hard to type their names on the keyboards. What super stars!



The Foxes are exploring different artistic styles during their ICT time. They are currently recreating  pointillist art in the style of Seurat.


Funky Fractions

The Foxes used some of their ICT time to apply their knowledge of fractions! They are brilliant at dividing pizzas into fractions and super at navigating PurpleMash.

We Are Problem Solvers!

The Jaguars were solving problems linked to functions. They had to find the problem in a block of code and correct it, so that the turtle drew a full square. There was lots of debugging and the children did really well!

Signs of the Season

We used our film it week to capture the start of Autumn. We went on location to the community garden, edited our film and stills, added text and music, and created impressive results.