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Amazing artwork

Amazing Artwork

Lots of classes across school have been working on their art skills this week – from shading techniques to painting vibrant colours.  

We have seen lots of resilience and perseverance and outstanding outcomes.

Water colour washes in Y4 as part of their project ‘Blue Abyss’.

 

 

 

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Our Y3 children had an amazing time at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park this week – learning all about predators and different animals.

Lots of children even staff, faced their fears too.

The children will be using this first hand experience to enhance their class based learning throughout this term.

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Week beginning 18-9-17

Year 3

Next week, we are all looking forward to our visit on Thursday to The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Whilst there, we will be learning about animals, how they survive in their habitats and some of the different food chains. Please remember your packed lunch and a coat just in case we don’t get decent weather. 

In our maths lessons, we are continuing to focus on learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables. We will also be learning to apply our place value knowledge with problems and puzzles. 

Don’t forget to bring back your reading records each week so that we can add your team point on for all your home reading effort.

Year 4

This week Year 4 will be continuing with their work on place value in mathematics and learning Roman numerals.

SFA starts on Monday and children will be meeting their SFA teacher and starting their new book.

In science the children will be learning to interpret keys and how we classify living things. In art they will be looking at seascapes by different artists and creating their own seascape with patterning lines.

PE is on Wednesday and 4AW are swimming on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

Next week will see the beginning of our first SFA cycle and we are all looking forward to meeting our SFA teachers and joining our new groups.  We have some fabulous books lined up for this cycle and will be trying hard to work cooperatively in our new teams as we begin our first treasure hunts.  

In maths, our learning about place value will deepen as we begin to round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 100000.  We have enjoyed extending our learning from Year 4 to include much larger numbers in our lessons.  

Our journey to Ancient Egypt will continue as we delve into pyramids and tombs of the pharaohs – who knows what we might discover!  

Year 6

Next week in maths we will be continuing our learning on place value – focusing on negative numbers.
In SFA we will be applying our skimming and scanning skills to locate evidence in the text to answer reading comprehension questions. As geographers, we will be continuing our learning about Rainforests. We will also be developing our art skills by creating rainforest inspired imaginary using a range of mixed medium. In addition to this, we will be finishing our non-chronological reports based on the tropical forests.
 
Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings and times tables in preparation for our weekly tests
– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday
– Remember to read often and complete your reading records
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Learning more about rainforests – if you do anything creative at home remember to share this at school
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Exciting Learning

Exciting Learning

Since the start of the new term, every class has been working hard on their new projects.  

Our Y6 children visited the Lifewise Centre to learn about keeping safe in the community.  This was a great day supported by South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire Service.

We have had over 70 children audition for our Performing Arts Cast in preparation for the launch of our new production for 2018.  Letters will be going out soon outlining the children who have been successful in their audition.

Mr Turner from Wickersley School has visited two of our Y5 classes to provide practical science teaching.

 

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Week beginning 11-9-17

Year 3

In Y3 next week we will be continuing to learn about place value in maths. In particular, we will focus on being able to read and write numbers in both words and figures. We will also learn how to use our place value knowledge to add 1, 10 and 100 more to a range of 3 digit numbers. 

Our topic for this term is Predator and next we will be learning about a wide range of animals and how they can be grouped along with some of the more difficult scientific vocabulary such as predator, prey, producer, consumer, carnivore etc.

PE will normally take place on Tuesday afternoons but please bring your PE kits in on Monday and take them home on Friday each week just in case.

Don’t forget to practice your spellings that will be given out on Monday. There will be a quick test on Friday.

Year 4

In the second week of this term Year 4 will be continuing with place value in mathematics and assessing themselves in arithmetic.

In science they will be looking at using keys to ask questions and identify different living creatures.

In English we will be developing our writing through the theme of ‘The Blue Abyss’ with all its mysteries of the deep! Using our art skills we will be creating super images to add to our immersive environments.

PE is on Wednesday afternoon and 4AW will be swimming on Thursday afternoon.

Year 5

After a fabulous first week back, we are looking forward to continuing our journey to ancient Egypt next week and learning about the Egyptologist  Howard Carter and his amazing discoveries.  

In maths, we will be demonstrating our arithmetic skills in our first Year 5 test this week as well as deepening our understanding of place value in numbers up to 1,000,000.  

We will be beginning science, with Electricity being our first focus.  

PE will be on Monday afternoon  and it is very important that everyone has the correct kit.

Please note the following information – 

Maths homework will be sent out on a Monday and must be returned on Thursday.

English homework will be sent out on a Thursday and must be returned on Tuesday.

Spellings and multiplication tables will be tested on Fridays.

Year 6

We welcome you all back from the Summer holiday and we hope you have all had a relaxing break – ready to take on the new school year!
 
Next week we will be carrying out maths, SPaG and reading assessments in preparation for future learning.
 
In topic, we will be continuing our learning about Rainforests – developing our art skills by creating rainforest inspired imaginary using a range of mixed medium.
 
Don’t forget:
– Practise your spellings and times tables in preparation for our weekly tests
– PE kit should be in school on a Monday ready for our PE lesson on Thursday
– Remember to read often and complete your reading records
 
Things we are looking forward to:
– Our visit to Crucial Crew on Wednesday
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New Term

New Term

Well done to everyone who has started the new term full of enthusiasm.

Everyone has looked very smart in their school uniforms – setting the high standard.

Don’t forget – all parents and carers are very welcome to join their child in class on Friday afternoon from 2:15pm onwards.

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School Holidays

School Holidays

School is now closed for the summer holidays.

On behalf of all the staff, I would like to thank everyone for a wonderful year – filled with lots of amazing memories and outcomes.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back in September – ready and raring for our new and exciting thematic projects.

 

Don’t forget that school opens for children on Tuesday 5th September 2017 @ 08:35.

 

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Week beginning 24-7-17

Reminder

School closes at 14:15 on Tuesday 25th July 2017 and re-opens on

Tuesday 5th September at the normal time of 08:35

 

Year 3

During our final week of the academic year, Y3 children will be winding down the year with games and a picnic on Tuesday. 

Our celebration assembly on Monday morning will celebrate achievements from ‘Pupils of the Year’ as well as attendance awards and achievements. 

On Monday afternoon we will be sharing our transition learning with the rest of school so we can see what fun and exciting things everyone has been getting up to over the past few weeks. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents for their support over the past year. You should all be very proud of your children as they have done fantastic. 

Have a wonderful summer break and we look forward to seeing you all in the new academic year. 

Year 4

In our final two days of this school year Year 4 will be on transition Monday afternoon and part of Tuesday morning.

We will be looking through the excellent work we have done this year and sorting good work that we are proud of to go home.

We will have some group time outdoors, weather permitting along with some fun mathematics investigations.

Thank you for your support this year and the Year 4 team wish their classes and you a safe and happy summer.

Year 5

We are really looking forward to our final transition sessions with our new classes,
preparing our work for the celebration assembly.  We are looking forward to taking part in our leavers assembly, acknowledging our achievements throughout the year.
Please ensure spellings and times tables are practised over the summer break ready for our weekly tests in year 6.
It has been a fabulous year where the learning has been enjoyable and engaging.
You have been a pleasure to teach and we wish you every success for Year 6.
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Week beginning 17-7-17

Year 3

During the last full week of this academic year, Y3 children will be expressing their hero and villain topic through a range of artwork and writing. We will be extending our powder-paint skills by blending lots of colours together. 
 
In numeracy we will be interpreting data from a range of graphs and charts. 
 
We will be visiting our new teachers for three days next week which we are really excited about. During this time we will be exploring our transition themes and expressing our learning in different ways. 
 
We hope you are enjoying your creative homework for this week. How many challenges can you complete? 
 
Look out for school reports coming soon

Year 4

In our final full week together, Year 4 will be completing assessments in science and vocabulary and going on Transition to Year 5 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

However, PE will be, as usual, on Monday afternoon.

In mathematics we will be reviewing our assessments and celebrating our successes.

During transition, our new Year 4 will be continuing with our theme of ‘The Jungle Book’, learning a variety of new skills and at the same time getting to know their new teacher.

Year 5

In our final full week of this school year, we will enjoying our last three full days of transition with our new class teachers.  During our remaining days in class, we shall be completing our theme work for our Beast Creator topic.  

We shall be conducting a mini-beast enquiry, using our maths skills to record data and display our results.

There will be an end of year celebration disco on Friday afternoon for all the year 5 children.

Children will be expected to still bring in their PE kits, although the day may change.

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