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What a ‘scorching’ start to the year in Robins!

From making our own ice lollies to drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows, Robins have had a fun-filled and busy start to the year. We launched our topic ‘Fire and Ice’ with an amazing Wow day where we made beautiful snowflakes, caused volcanoes to erupt, used a variety of media to make giant flames and played ‘ice’ hockey too. Robins have settled in very well to their new routines and are already making super progress. In our English lessons, we have been looking at explorers, reading a book entitled ‘The Great Explorer’ by Chris Judge. We even had a go at hot-seating in a drama lesson and two of the characters came to visit our classroom (see the photos). We have made parachutes, drawn our own numberlines outside in maths lessons and have been dancing like penguins. We have also sorted clothes into those that you would wear in a hot country and those which are more appropriate for a cold country. Today we have been learning how to find the Arctic and the Antarctic, using globes, maps and atlases. What a fantastic start to the new academic year. Well done Robins!!

 

 

Our First ‘BIG SCHOOL’ Lunch!

We went in the big hall for school lunch.

We even carried our own trays.

We were amazing!

Because everyday should feel like a day at the BEACH!

Wrens dreamed up stalls/activities for their ‘Beside the Seaside’ event.

All set up ready for our Parents/Carers and siblings to enjoy.

We greeted our visitors with some seaside songs first, wearing our funky designer sunglasses.

Well the weather was just perfect for the day too. The ice cream stall was obviously very busy.

 

 

Happiness is a day at the BEACH!

Well we ticked off two of our 50 things before we had even arrived at the beach.

We travelled on a coach.

We travelled on a train.

We arrived at the beach eager to eat our packed lunches.

Then it was time to have some fun on the beach. We made sand sculptures, went beach combing, made sand castles and played bat and ball.

Then just before it was time to leave, we went for a paddle.

We had a brilliant day, and the weather was very kind to us.

 

Thank You!

We are blown away by the generosity and thoughtfulness of our Y6 parents, who have given staff this beautiful artwork and hamper, along with a very touching card. We were already feeling pretty emotional sending our fab Snowy Owls on their way so this tipped a few of us over the edge! What a thoughtful gesture; thank you all so much.

Sporting Success

The Year 5/6 boys and Year 5/6 girls cricket teams celebrated their success at the Dinnington PE Awards Evening last Friday as the Primary School Festival winter for 2019.

Additionally, four students were recognised as Primary PE Champions for their enthusiasm and commitment to sport at Greenlands.

 

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Sizzler of a Sports Day!

The day had finally arrived! The sun was indeed shining on Greenlands sports day 2019.

We kicked off we our mini-potted sports, which had been given a new look, and a few new additions.

The new water potted sports went down a storm. Just take a look at some of the children in action.

We then moved to our competitive sports, which after weeks of measuring and more measuring of the track, worked out well!

Our spectators enjoyed their refreshments of bacon baps, and tea and coffee.

Mr Parry organised some  toddler races, and we finished off with a parents tug of war. The parents were really keen to get involved, and it brought our brilliant sports day to an end.

 

The whole event was very well supported by our wonderful families, and Liam Kay and his sports leaders from Dinnington Comprehensive.

The winners of sports day 2019 was Beech (Yellow)

A big well done to them and all the children that took part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for The Tempest

The Snowy Owls, Golden Eagles, Merlins and Ospreys have been putting the finishing touches to their production of The Tempest which will take place in Magna on Tuesday 9th July. Children and staff are getting very excited – it promises to be a spectacular event! There are 400 seats altogether at the venue so there should be room for everyone who would like to come.

If anyone has not yet purchased their tickets, they are available from:

https://tickets.rotherhamunderground.com

Chaffinches go wild in the forest!

The children from Chaffinches went out into the forest to gather natural resources to create their own artwork of rainforest animals.  They created snakes, a sloth, a toucan, a butterfly and a jaguar, using twigs, branches, leaves and stones

.  Take a look at our creations.

Our Science Ambassadors launch Science week!

On Monday, our Science Ambassadors visited Thorpe Hesley Primary School to help launch their Science week, as we also prepared for ours.

The ambassadors had prepared experiments, with Mrs Crossmore, which they wanted to show to the children at Thorpe Hesley. They performed these experiments in two assemblies, in front of over 400 children.

After the assemblies our ambassadors worked with children on a variety of Science investigations and then were able to meet up with Thorpe Hesley’s new Science Ambassadors, where they shared their experiences with them.

Overall it was a fantastic morning, enjoyed by all who took part.  Our Science Ambassadors did us proud!

More to follow soon about our Science week!