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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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Easter celebrations

Easter Celebrations

We held two Easter services this week.  Our Y6 children attended St Francis’ Church and shared their learning journey.

Our Y3-5 children shared their learning about Easter in our end of term assembly.

The work and their knowledge was truly outstanding – demonstrating their reflective thinking.

We had over 100 entries into our Easter Egg competition.  It was so very difficult to choose the winners.  

We settled on 30 in the end!

Every child who entered also received a chocolatey treat for their effort.

 Just a few of the amazing designs.

 

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Week beginning 3-4-17

Year 3

During the last week of this half term, Y3 children will be exploring the Christian festival of Easter. This will allow us to explore The Easter Story and think about what Easter means to us. We will be creating class books to share in our school assembly. 

In maths, we are exploring time; thinking about using language like minutes and hours as well as digital time. Please remember to learn those times tables. During SFA lessons we will be finishing our phase 2 cycle. 

During creative lessons we will explore pictures from the Easter Story and be recreating these using powder paints. 

Year 4

In the final week of this Spring Term Year 4 will be reviewing their mathematics assessments and celebrating their achievements. We will be continuing our problem solving with money challenges too.
In science we will be studying the difference between boiling and evaporation and experimenting with puddles and bubbles!
As Easter get nearer we will be studying the Easter story and preparing a range of writing and art to celebrate at our special assembly at the end of the week. PE is on Monday as usual and 4O begin their set of swimming lessons on Thursday.
We would like to thank all parents and carers for their positive comments at the recent Open Evenings and reiterate that we are always open for a chat throughout he rest of the year.

Year 5

We will continue to develop our reasoning through finding percentages of amounts.
We will continue to merge our two focus topics together, looking at the significance of rivers relating to the invasion of Britain, by the Anglo Saxons. 
Our focus in SPaG will be continuing with SPaG boot camp and covering any gaps from our latest assessments.
In RE we will begin to prepare for our Easter focused celebration assembly. 
Maths – out on a Monday, to be returned on Thursday
English – 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.

Year 6

Next week we will be:

Assessing our knowledge and understanding of the areas covered so far within year 6 in Maths and English. In topic we will be focusing more on Mexican delicacies. On Wednesday, we will be visiting St Francis’ church in order to celebrate Easter and share the wonderful work that has been created within year 6. 

Don’t forget: 

-PE takes place on Thursdays

-Maths homework will be sent out on Mondays and will be due to be returned on Thursdays

-English homework will be sent out on Thursdays and will be due to be returned on Mondays

-The school holidays begin on Monday 10th April

We would like to share the following with our families:

Thank you once more for your continued support.

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