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New Term 2018

New Term 2018

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Here is hoping that everyone has had a super Christmas and New Year.

Children return back to school on Monday 8th January 2018 at the normal time of 08:35.

There are lots of exciting learning projects planned for the spring term. 

Y3 will be learning about natural disasters.

Y4 will be learning about the Romans and Vikings.

Y5 will be learning about science and exploration.

Y6 will be learning about medieval times with a link to Harry Potter.

New homework for Y3-5 will go live on the website on Monday 8th January.

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Week beginning 18-12-17

Year 3

Next week we are looking forward the performance of our Christmas Play on Wednesday. We have been working hard to learn our lines and the songs so we hope to see lots of parents. Our performance times are 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. 

We have already written a great descriptive opening from The Snowman and next week we will be learning how to write an interesting problem and solution for our stories.

Our maths focus is still on learning how to tell the time using the digital and analogue clocks.  Please help with this at home too!

Year 4

In the final week of this term our focus will be on our Christmas performances on Tuesday. Singing and acting is coming along very well. Costume letters have gone out and we hope children can find a suitable costume; any problems please ask your child’s teacher.

We will be putting our finishing touches to calendars and cards in art and design. In mathematics we will be looking at telling the time, both analogue and digital and even the 24hr clock!

Christmas dinner is on Thursday. 4J won’t be swimming on Monday but will start their series of lessons on the first day back in January.

Year 5

Next week will bring the end of a very productive and successful Autumn term in Year 5 and we will be reflecting on our Egyptian theme. In maths, we will be consolidating formal written methods of division and applying it to problem solving.  

We are particularly looking forward to sharing our production of ‘The Magical Christmas Jigsaw’ on Monday and taking part in other festive traditions in our classes.  We will be putting the final touches to our cards and calendars and bringing them home very soon.

We’d like to thank you for all your support this year and look forward to many more exciting challenges in the new year.

Year 6

Next week we will be preparing for Christmas! Including completing calendars and cards – ready to be sent out to our lovely families. We will also be perfecting our Christmas carols in preparation for our year 6 performances on Thursday.
 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our families for your continued support this term. 
 
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 Christmas performances
– Christmas jumper day
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Table Tennis Champions

Table Tennis Champions

A huge shout out to our two Table Tennis teams who played incredibly well at a recent South Yorkshire tournament. 

Our Team A ended up playing against our Team B in the semi-final.

Team A were the ultimate winners of the tournament and make it through to the Zone finals to be held in the new year.

Well done to all 8 of our boys, who demonstrated resilience, perseverance, exceptional skill and good teamwork.

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Choir

Choir

Our school choir has performed at a range of places this Christmas time.

Their first performance was at the Bramley Christmas Market, singing with a real brass band.

Their second performance was at Wickersley Library where they sang to local playgroups and members of the community.

They represented the school when they sung two songs at the Rotherham Minster – this was an incredible afternoon, with a number of schools bringing children together.

The children sang at our local Morrisons and raised £181 towards our outdoor classroom project.

Their final performance in the community was at our FABSS Winter Wonderland.

What an incredible, action packed Christmas season they have all had – great commitment from a wonderful choir.

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SFA postcards home

SFA Postcards Home

We have been so impressed with all of our children with the progress they have made in SFA during the first cycle.

On average, over the first 2 months, the whole school made 6.4 months progress.  This is truly outstanding.

A number of children will be receiving special postcards home to celebrate their incredible outcomes.

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MP John Healey

MP John Healey – 2017 Christmas Card Competition

Our Friday celebration assembly this week was a little bit different. 

MP John Healey came to announce the finalists in his 2017 Christmas Card design competition. 

Families and children were really excited to see the final 10 feature on the back of the card.

Maddie in Y3 was the overall winner and her design features on the front of the card.  

Well done to everyone who took part – such a high standard from everyone.

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Week beginning 11-12-17

Year 3

After lots of practise, we are getting much better with our parts in the Christmas Concert but we still need to keep practising! Next week we will have a dress rehearsal for the other children in each year group so please make sure all costumes are in school as soon as possible.

 
In science, we are continuing to learn about how to keep healthy with a large focus on food and how it can be grouped and what effect it has on our bodies. 
 
Our maths work will focus on the topic of time. We will be learning how to tell the time on analogue and digital clocks, solve time problems and use timetables.

Year 4

In the penultimate week of this term Year 4 will be putting their final touches to the Christmas Concert and performing dress rehearsals. On Tuesday afternoon we have the Christmas Party. In mathematics we will be reviewing our recent assessments and learning about telling the time.

Science continues with practical work on sound. In art, classes will be creating calendars and Christmas cards.

4J will be swimming on Monday afternoon and PE is on Wednesday afternoon.

Year 5

Christmas will be full swing next week and we will be busy putting the final touches to our fabulous production. In maths, we will be reflecting on our learning this term and celebrating the success of our recent assessments. We will be continuing our electricity science project and evaluating our shaduf models in design technology. In art lessons, we will be making calendars and cards and look forward to sharing our fabulous creations with you soon.

Year 6

Next week we will be working hard on our Christmas Carol Service, which is already sounding great.  We will be thinking about of recent assessments, identifying gaps and working hard to further our knowledge in these areas.

Our classrooms will no doubt be very glittery as we complete our Christmas Cards, these will look amazing.

Our Christmas Party is on Wednesday 13th December, don’t forget to bring your fancy clothes for the afternoon.

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Week beginning 4-12-17

Year 3

In class next week we will be learning more about 2D and 3D shapes. We will try to create models of 3D shapes from drawings; learn more about the properties of 2D shapes and identify the different types of angle.

We are now practicing for our Christmas play and the children are busy learning lines, actions and songs. Any support you can give at home would be greatly appreciated.

Don’t forget about the creative element of Y3’s homework. If your child would like to show some of their work in assembly, then it needs to be completed and in school before the morning of the 15th of December.

Year 4

Among the tinsel and newly trimmed up classrooms, Year 4 will be reviewing their mathematics knowledge this term through arithmetic and reasoning assessments. Rehearsals continue for our lovely Christmas concert; the children are singing beautifully. In literacy we will be continuing our geography theme with writing linked to the focus on ‘Cities of the UK’.

In science our work on sound moves onto finding out how we can vary the pitch of sounds and the different ways we can achieve it.

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

Year 5

Next week we will be showcasing our learning this term in a variety of assessments.  We are particularly keen to demonstrate our confidence with multiplication and division.  

In writing, we will be publishing our Mummification explanations and instructions as the final part of the Egyptian part of Time Warp theme.  

In science, we begin to use our learning about electricity to create and develop Christmas decorations – watch out for them in class!

The rehearsals for our Christmas Production are in full swing and we’d love you to practise your words and songs as much as possible at home.

Year 6

Next week we will be showcasing our learning so far this term, through assessments. We will be applying our understanding of maths to the arithmetic and reasoning papers;  demonstrating how good we are at using texts to locate evidence and write developed responses; and showing off our spectacular SPaG knowledge.
 
In addition to this we will also be helping to prepare posters for the FABSS Winter Wonderland stalls.
 
During topic work, we will be developing our art skills by using clay and other mediums to create art work fit for our rainforest displays!
 
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:
– Preparing for FABSS Winter Wonderland
– Our Christmas rehearsals
– Becoming maths experts
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Fond farewells

Fond Farewell

Today we said good bye to Mrs Stringwell who, after over 15 years at our school, has decided to take retirement.

Each class wrote special messages to you, which were placed in a special trinket box.

 

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