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Week beginning 8-5-17

Year 3

Next week Y3 children will be starting design technology projects based on the Picture This picture. We will be using and testing a range of materials in order to make our products aesthetically pleasing.

In maths lessons the children will be exploring adding and subtracting fractions. This will build on their previous fraction knowledge.

Thank you for the creative homework we received from some of the children. Many of them researched different artists in great detail showing real appreciation for their artwork.

The children would like to share how much they enjoyed their residential visit. Each one of them took risks and challenged themselves to achieve new things. We are really proud of each and every one of them. The Kingswood staff commented on how well behaved they were. Well Done children.

Year 4

This week Y4 will be using their knowledge of angles to describe 2D shapes and different types of triangle. In literacy which is class based Y4 will be describing the process of digestion as a chronological report and getting to use those time adverbials!

In science Y4 will continue to explore the digestive system and learn new vocabulary. We will have had our first session with Pete from Open Minds Shakespeare so we will be looking to develop our new skills within class. PE is back to Monday afternoon and 40 will be swimming on Thursday as usual.

Year 5

In maths, year 5 will be investigating the properties of regular and irregular polygons.
In English we will be completing our writing based on a visual stimulus. 
 In RE we will be exploring four Biblical stories from Genesis, starting with Adam and Eve.
In Spanish lessons we will be continuing our learning about dates and seasons.
Maths homework – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English homework – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday
Please ensure spellings and times tables are practised ready for our weekly tests and regular reading is recorded in your child’s reading diary.
As always, please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday.
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Year 6

Year 6 children will be working hard on their SATS next week with a few treats in store at the end of the week.

We wish them all the very best and are sure that their hard work will pay off.

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Yorkshire Primary PE and Sport Premium Awards

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We are really proud to announce that  Bramley Sunnyside Junior School have won the South Yorkshire Award in the Increased Participation in Competitive Sport category.

Well done to all our children who actively engage in sport and represent our school so well.

Our school has now been entered into the Yorkshire Finals which will take place later in June.

 

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Y3 Residential to Kingswood

Y3 residential to Kingswood

This week our 76 of our Y3 children went to Kingswood for an overnight residential visit.

The children faced many fears not only with the challenges of Kingswood activities, but some had never been away from home before.

Each and every child was exemplary in their attitude and behaviour and were commended on more than one occasion.

A dedicated page to Kingswood 2017 can be found here.

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Week beginning 1-5-17

Year 3 

Next week Y3 children will be visiting Kingswood in Penistone for their residential. The children are really excited and are looking forward to challenging themselves to complete a range of activities. The activities include bouldering, abseiling, 3G swing, nightline, archery and a disco. The residential is always really popular with children as they learn to face their fears; some staying away from home for the first time.

The children who are staying in school will be baking, sewing and having a picnic as well as some creative artwork.

A fun filled week for Y3 children.

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be focusing on angles in mathematics as we start to explore geometry this term. In science we will be delving further into the human body, looking at digestion and starting with teeth.
This week each class starts the first of 5 sessions with Pete from the Open Minds Theatre Company supporting us with our performance of Macbeth, learning new drama techniques and making Shakespeare so accessible.
PE is on Wednesday afternoon as we have the Bank Holiday on Monday, 4O go swimming as usual on Thursday.

Year 5

In maths, year 5 will be investigating further angles and applying our knowledge to finding angles on a straight line and a full turn.
In English we will continue to focus on deconstructing text and applying it to our own writing. We will be using video’s and drama stimulus’ to help us with this. 
 In RE we will be deepening our learning around diversity, ready for our upcoming assembly. 
In Spanish lessons we will learning how to say and write our own birthdays as well as our friends.
Maths homework – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English homework – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday
Please ensure spellings and times tables are practised ready for our weekly tests and regular reading is recorded in your child’s reading diary.
As always, please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday.

Year 6

Next week we will be:
In preparation for SATs week, we will be continuing revision in Maths and English with a particular focus during the afternoon sessions on Reading and SPaG.

Don’t forget:
-PE takes place on Thursdays
-SATS week begins on Monday 8th May 2017

We would like to share the following with our families: Thank you once more for your continued support in the run up to SATs week.

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Peter Pan Jnr

Peter Pan Jnr

A huge congratulations to our Peter Pan Jnr cast.

This week they performed for families after 6 months of hard work.

The children were an absolute credit to themselves, their families and the school.

Access some of the photos via the green image link below.

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Diversity Week

Diversity Week

A big thank you to Ann Foxley Johnson who launched our Diversity Week with a series of workshops for all year groups.

The children looked at acceptance, equality and inclusion and thought about themselves and how they fit within society.

They re-enacted scenarios and considered how they would react when faced with different issues.

Stephen visited us with his trainee guide dog puppy Leo and talked to us all about visual impairment. 

We learned that if a guide dog is wearing its special coat you must not approach it as it could put its owners life at risk.

Ben Sweeney

Ben Sweeney  

Ben Sweeney won a remarkable 15 medals and set a new world record at the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships in Taiwan.

Ben spoke with classes about his disability and his amazing medals.

We asked lots of great questions and were honoured to hold his medals too.

We will be celebrating our whole school learning in a special assembly.

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Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs

As part of our week celebrating diversity we were lucky enough to be visited by puppy Leo and his trainer Stephen.

Stephen spoke with the children about the valuable job guide dogs do and the difference it can make to a person with a visual impairment.

School later received the following letter from Stephen:

Dear Mrs Headleand

I was delighted to visit Bramley Sunnyside Junior School today with Guide Dog Puppy Leo. Thank you so much for inviting us to come and share a little about Guide Dogs and the amazing difference they make to blind and partially sighted people.

I wanted to write to tell you that the children we met were fantasticallly well behaved and listened incredibly well to the stories I told about Guide Dog Puppy Leo and about other Guide Dogs and the amazing things that they do. The children had some fantastic questions and were a credit to your school. As they left they said hello to Leo and all of them behaved impeccably, doing just as they had been asked and being incredibly friendly and polite. As the Chair of Governors at Woodlands Primary School here in Doncaster I meet a lot of children, and I can say that your children were an absolute credit to the school. The staff also made us extremely welcome.

Finally I wanted to say Thank You. Enaging in different and challenging environments is a key part of preparing the puppies for their life as Guide Dogs and the experience today gave Leo a fantastic opportunity to experience the busy environment of a school. Thank you for playing your part in his training journey.

If I can help in any way as you look to engage with Guide Dogs as a school then please do not hesitate to contact me.

With very many thanks

Stephen

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Week beginning 24-4-17

School opens at the normal time for all children on Monday 24-4-17 at 08:35 – looking forward to seeing everyone.

Year 3

After the Easter holidays, Y3 children we be exploring our new Art topic. This project will enable us to research artists around the world and learn new skills to mirror these artists. The work we undertake will go towards a display at Magna Adventure Centre in the Summer term. This topic is always popular with our students as they enjoy seeing their work on display for all to see. 

In numeracy we will be extending our fractions learning. Remember to learn those times tables. In writing lessons we will be exploring a range of writing skills and looking at using different types of punctuation in our writing to make it even better. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for their support this term. Have a lovely Easter Break. See you in the summer term. 

Year 4

In the first week of this summer term Year 4 will be learning about their new topic, ‘Blood, Bones & Gory Bits’ which focuses on the human digestive system including teeth. In mathematics we will be starting off with measurements moving onto the perimeter of different shapes. In science we will start with the different kinds of teeth.

We look forward to seeing the wonderful creative homework that children have made over the holidays. PE is on the Monday afternoon as usual and 40 go swimming on Thursday.

Year 5

In maths, year 5 will be exploring angles and how to use a protractor.
Our English will focus, for the first three weeks of term, will be on a video stimulus.  From this we will be producing a piece of creative writing.  As part of this we will be exploring drama and characters during this week. 
 
In RE we will be exploring diversity and are looking forward to our workshop with AFJ on the first Monday back.
In Spanish lessons we will learning how to say and write the date in Spanish.
Maths homework – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English homework – out on a Thursday, to be returned on Tuesday
Please ensure spellings and times tables are practised ready for our weekly tests and regular reading is recorded in your child’s reading diary.
As always, please ensure PE kits are in school on a Monday.

Year 6

Next week we will be: progressing full speed ahead as we are nearing SATs week. In Maths we will be focusing on various aspects including: the area of different shapes, fractions of amounts, word problems and spending some time focusing on time. Furthermore, in SFA we will be moving on to our next reading unit. 

Don’t forget: 

-PE takes place on Thursdays
-The homework pack sent home is due to be returned on Tuesday 24th April. 
-SATs week will take place Monday 8th May
 
We would like to share the following with our families: thank you once more for your continued support. 

 

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School Performance

School Performance

So proud to have our end of KS2 2016 success recognised.

BSJS is officially in the top 3% of all schools nationally.

Thanks to all our children, families, staff and governors for making this happen.

 

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