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Meet the School Council

Find out all about our fabulous school council in a film created by the ICT Cadets.

Midnight Music!

The first ever performance from our 2017/18 school rock band Midnight Music! Recorded live at a sold out Anston Greenlands Stadium, 12/03/18.

Eggs-ceptional!

Here are some of the other stunning entries to our ‘Decorate an Egg’ competition. As you can see, we have some highly creative children in our school  … and who doesn’t love a good egg pun?

 

As you can tell, our judges had an eggs-tremely difficult job, but here are some of our winners, along with their prizes:

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The Big Bang Fair

On Wednesday 14th March, the Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls had an amazing day at the Big Bang Fair, which was held at Birmingham NEC. There were so many things to see and do. Here, you can see us making and testing rivets, having a go at breaking a world record and waiting to see some fantastic shows.

 

A Cracking Start!

The Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls are egg-static about the egg-ceptional entries to our egg competition so far. Judging will take place on Tuesday, so make sure your egg-cellent eggs are in early!

Super Sledging! Robins and Chaffinches visit Snozone

What a fantastic way to bring our amazing topic towards an end, with a super day out at Snozone in Castleford. You can see from the photos and the videos what fun we had. This week in our science lessons, we will be investigating different materials, with a view to finding the most appropriate for making our own sledge.

As always the behaviour of the children was second to none. The children in these two classes have worked extremely hard this term and have learnt so much about the Arctic and the Antarctic, we are sure there are some future scientists and explorers in our midst!

Family Fitness Fun!

What a fantastic turn out on Wednesday for our family boot camp initiative (27 children, 14 adults). The hall was full of positive energy, where parents and grandparents participated for fun, encouraging their children to be active. Such a great atmosphere, and to top it off, we nailed the plant pinball challenge!

Looking forward to seeing you all next week for some more fun. Many thanks

Keep a look out for photos…

Mrs Baird.

 

Scrapstore Playpod

Our scrapstore playground is now open and the children are having a wonderful time during lunchtimes building dens, having crate races and creating obstacle courses.

Robins join Shackleton’s crew!

 

Robins are currently learning about the coldest parts of our planet, the Arctic and the Antarctic. Therefore, last week’s weather was perfect for our topic.   A few days ago, we had a visit from ‘a famous person from history’, Sir Ernest Shackleton! He came to share his story about his attempt to cross the continent of Antarctica in his ship ‘The Endurance’. Sir Ernest explained very well how the ship became trapped in the ice and how with excellent leadership and teamwork the whole crew managed to survive living on the ice for nearly two years! He set several challenges and tasks for us whilst he was here, all of which were competently completed by the children.

The heavy snowfall after Shackleton’s visit was perfect for Robins, as it enabled us to re-enact more realistically the events of his famous expedition. We built ‘The Endurance’, pulled the sleds as Sir Ernest and his crew had done, made ‘Dogloos’ for the 69 dogs that were taken on the expedition and created Dogtown as Sir Ernest had ordered. We also used a very heavy rope and imagined that we were hauling one of the lifeboats across the ice, just as the 23 man crew had done. This didn’t quite go according to plan as we tipped Mrs Forbes out of the lifeboat!

The ideas and imagination that came from the children were amazing! This historic event has certainly been brought to life in Robins.

 

 

 

A truly ‘Out of this World’ experience for Ospreys and Merlins!

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The children in Ospreys and Merlins were absolutely delighted with the visit by Kevin Read from the Yorkshire Planetarium, who brought his Stardome in to educate the children further about Earth and Space.  It was a truly ‘out of this world’ experience, but don’t just take my word for it, here is what the children from Ospreys have written (very eagerly) about the experience!

‘Merlins and Ospreys have been learning about the solar system, and on 8th of February the stardome came into school for our two classes to go inside and enjoy. Faith thought it was interesting and we all learned about space and she would like to become an astronomer  and study space, Holly thought it was AMAZING! Now she wants to be a scientist and an astrophysicist.  We would to see it again and learn even more about our galaxy, our solar system and our sun.

The planet Pluto was actually pink and blue. There is a suitable galaxy/planet that we could live on but unfortunately it would take you 100,000 years to get there, but we have no idea what this planet is called. In 15 years NASA is thinking of sending 10 people to Mars and if they survive, NASA will be sending thousands or more people but unfortunately  it would take 3 years to get there.’ FB and HW

‘Merlins and Ospreys have had a wonderful morning in an outstanding stardome, learning facts about space, galaxies, planets and stars. The children enjoyed every bit of it, saying it was amazing and it was great as it felt like they were actually moving in Space.
Charlie said he felt dizzy when the screen was moving. The class loved the video as it was amazing seeing all the planets orbit the sun and learning new facts.
They saw lots of planets like Venus, Saturn and Mercury and found out about lots of new galaxies.’  CA and OC

‘Ospreys and Merlins are learning about space and Kevin came with a Stardome and all of us enjoyed  it. A Stardome is a big inflatable balloon that has projections of the solar system and constellations in it, so it’s 3D.  When we were in the Stardome it felt like we were travelling through space, it was so cool. Kevin knows everything about space, it was amazing.’   EM and FH

‘Inside the Stardome it looked like we were in space.  Ospreys have lots of questions for Kevin and have emailed him with them. Kevin knows everything about space, he is a space wizard. This is a fact that Kevin told all the Ospreys,  ‘if you look straight at the sun from a telescope or directly at it for 3 seconds,  you will be blind,  so I would not look at the sun directly.’OB and FH

‘We learnt that there are lots of galaxies. Did you know the sun is white, but it’s a yellow dwarf star?’ RC and DS

 

 

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