Geography

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:

https://www.barnsleymusichub.com/for-schools

 

Newsletter Autumn Term Nursery

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Climate Zones

The Sea Lions learnt about different climate zones. Then, they were able to use technology to discover where countries around the world were located and to find out to which climate zone they belong.

Studying The Earth

The Year 5 Eagles have been looking at the Equator, and at longitude and latitude. We discussed the position of the North Pole and followed Matthew Henson’s epic journey.

We then compared our position, the United Kingdom, to that of the North Pole. We discussed how the weather and temperatures would be different. We then found areas that would be the complete opposite: the countries that sit on the Equator are really hot!

Emergency!

After a plastic pollution emergency in our ‘habitat’, we took notes while watching the shocking episode of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2.  We were devastated at what we learned!

Ladybirds Visit Scarborough

The Year 1/2 Ladybirds had a brilliant time on their school trip to Scarborough. We had the chance to explore the beach and build sandcastles. We had an adventure on a pirate ship and even got the opportunity to see a pod of dolphins in the sea. We then had a ride on a donkey and a yummy ice cream to end an amazing day. We had such a good time.

The Power of Vocabulary

The Leopards have been learning about where some of our energy comes from and they watched some animations which contained lots of technical vocabulary. The children made note of words that they thought were good ones to steal or that they did not know the meaning of. Then, they used dictionaries or experts around class to find out what the words meant.

Spring Walk 

The Sunflowers and Daffodils had a wonderful time on their Spring Walk in our local area. They were amazing at spotting signs of Spring. They saw so many different flowers and plants and even learnt lots of new words, including catkin and rapeseed. The grownups were so proud of how sensible they all were and how polite they were to people passing by. Well done everyone!

London Landmarks 

This half term, the Year 1 Caterpillars are learning all about London landmarks as part of their ‘Fire! Fire!’ topic. We have started all the way back in 1666 with The Great Fire of London and we have been comparing what London looked like in 1666 with the present day!

Mapping Snowdon

While watching Espresso News, we heard about International Mountain Day. We then focused our attention on Snowdon and investigated it using an ordnance survey map. We used SIX figure grid references, and symbols and keys, to help build our knowledge of this area.
 

 

Save Our Oceans 

 The Hedgehogs returned to their classroom, after lunch, to discover someone had dumped all of their rubbish. The children discussed how this pollution would hinder their lives. After watching THE Blue Planet episode, they made notes in preparation for a (very) persuasive Big Write.

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