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Hearty Harvest Festival

Robins and Chaffinches have been finding out all about harvest and they celebrated the end of the topic by inviting their parents and grandparents to attend an amazing harvest service. They entertained their families with songs, prayers and poetry and finished with a collection to support the homeless people in Sheffield as part of the Archer Project. Parents contributed produce and clothes, which will be greatly appreciated.

The guests then joined their children in the classroom to share the work they have been doing this term and they were served with delicious crumbles and scones. Everyone had a really enjoyable, celebratory morning.

 

 

 

Wrens Autumn Walk

We had a lovely autumn walk this morning.

I don’t know how we did it, but we managed to miss the rain clouds too!

We had fun with the leaves.

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Then we collected lots of different leaves to create our leaf crowns.

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We wore these with pride. What do you think to them?

Royalty in the making?

 

Admissions Consultation

Periodically, we are required to review our admissions procedures in consultation with the school community. We do not intend to make any changes to admissions procedures. Please note, all admissions are handled by Rotherham Local Authority.

If you wish to discuss admissions, please contact us in school.

Many thanks.

Food Glorious Food!

It seems that we have done nothing but eat lately in Robins.  When we visited Whirlow Hall Farm, we bought some fresh eggs that we had collected ourselves.  On returning to school, we decided to put them to good use and we made ourselves some brunch!  Toast and bacon go well with eggs, so that’s what we had; scrambled eggs, bacon and freshly buttered toast, all made by Robins themselves.

We then ventured to Tesco, to learn about where different fruits and vegetables come from.  Whilst we were there, we were kindly given generous helpings of a variety of fruits to taste.  The other shoppers looked quite jealous.

Finally, as part of our science curriculum, we have been learning about the parts of a plant that we can eat.  First of all, we identified the different parts of a plant, including the celery stalk, lettuce leaves and carrots as being the root and then we ate them!!

We are now looking forward to serving our parents with some homemade fruit crumbles and scones at our Harvest Festival next week!

 

Random Acts of Kindness

On Wednesday 18th October, the Year 5 and Year 6 children gave a very special assembly. They have decided to run a ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ week for everyone in school, starting on Monday.

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Random Acts of Kindness are little things that we can all do to make everyone around us feel happier.

Every day, everyone in school will be asked to complete a challenge. For example, on Monday, we will all be trying to share a smile; on Tuesday, we will be paying people compliments.

In addition, everyone will have the opportunity to send a message to a member of the school community, letting them know why they are so great. The messages will be delivered by the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles each lunchtime; some lucky people will receive a little present too!

We are all looking forward to a very happy week!

Ofsted

We’re delighted to finally be able to share our Ofsted letter with you! As you’ll see, we’ve been judged as “good”; we’re extremely pleased with the letter, which reflects some of the very positive feedback we received on the day and offers practical next steps. We feel that it celebrates many of the strengths of our school, and every member of the Greenlands community – children, parents, carers, staff and governors – should feel proud. Thank you for being part of our team!

Click below to read our letter:

Anston Greenlands Ofsted Report 2017 (54)

If you’d like to discuss the contents of this report, please feel free as always to contact us in school.

Wrens get very active in their first PE lessons!

We have been having great fun in our first PE lessons.

Our first challenge was to get changed. We did an amazing job!

 

 

We warmed up by playing games. We loved the ‘Jelly Bean’ game.

Here we are playing the ‘Cups and Saucers’ game.

Next we used hoops as cars, to help us become more aware of space. Mrs Marriott then shouted out instructions, so we had to listen very carefully. Some of the instructions included jumping over road humps, changing gear and going around roundabouts. We then picked up passengers on our way.

We then worked on jumping and balancing.

 

We are loving our lessons and we are already getting ready much more quickly!

 

 

 

 

A fiesta of a day for Ospreys and Merlins!

What a lovely day we had to celebrate Mexico’s Day of The Dead festival and the end of our mini-topic about Mexico!   Children cooked enchiladas and made salsa, created decorated skull masks and played sport.  The day ended with the children eating the food they’d made and doing some salsa dancing!

What a fab day!

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Crucial Crew

The Snowy Owls had a fantastic, packed day at Crucial Crew in Hellaby on Tuesday. In the morning, Y6 pupils found out about internet safety and how to keep safe around strangers. First Aid was also covered in an informative and fun workshop. Additionally, the children took part in a courtroom scenario (with a rather scary trip to a prison cell). Over the afternoon they found out about responsible public transport use, how to stay safe when crossing the road and what to do in the event of a house fire.

The pupils threw themselves into each activity with enthusiasm. Their contributions to the discussions and scenarios were superb. Adults from school were all very proud of the children’s excellent knowledge and their fabulous performance skills. Throughout the day, pupils were very lucky to work with a wide range of knowledgeable professionals from a variety of backgrounds. In particular, the children enjoyed the role-playing scenarios, such as the court room; as you can see, we all thought the bus driver was very cool!

 

 

Down on the farm!

This week, Robins and Chaffinches visited Whirlow Hall Farm. What a fantastic day we had!  During the day, we had a guided tour around the farm.  We handled many different animals; goats, chickens, horses to name a few.  The piglets were only a few weeks old and so cute.  We also worked very hard and carried out lots of jobs, just like real farmers!  We put on our gloves and wellies and got busy!  We collected eggs, groomed the horses and  undertook ‘pasture management’ – in other words we picked up poo!  Look at the pictures and you will see how busy we were and how much fun we had!