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The Great Escape!

On Thursday 6th September, a fantastic new topic was launched in Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls. To great excitement, the children found out that they will be spending the term creating an Escape Room for family and friends. Before they are able to do this, both classes will have the opportunity to experience a real life Escape Room at Escape Sheffield!

During the morning and afternoon, the children proved that they are more than up to the challenge by completing a range of mathematical puzzles. They solved riddles, used a cipher wheel, answered a QR code quiz and used symbols to crack codes.

Watch this space – we’ll update you with our plans for our very own Lemony Snicket themed Escape Room over the next few weeks. The children are very excited to make a start…

Year 6 Photos

A huge thank you to Mr Davies for taking these stunning photographs of our Year 6 leavers!

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Anston – Now and Then

During the week beginning 25th July, we held a whole school local history and geography week. As part of this, all children from Year 1 to Year 6 visited the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield. We had a superb day, visiting the pit ponies and pit baths, finding out what life was like for Victorian child miners and experiencing a fascinating underground tour in the company of a miner. Oh … and there was a great playground too!

A huge thank you to all those parents and grandparents who filled in our survey. We found it extremely interesting to discover what life was like when you were ten.

Bugsy Malone

Congratulations to our amazing Key Stage 2 children on their fantastic production of Bugsy Malone. Singing, acting and dancing were all superb. We know that parents, carers, family and friends must be as proud as the adults in school. Well done!

Movie Night

A huge thank you to the PTA for funding an evening to the Savoy Cinema in Worksop for the Snowy Owls. As you can see, we had a great time!

Fun with Coding!

On Wednesday, all classes in KS2 were visited by Steve from Creative Learning. He taught us how to create algorithms to code little spherical robots called Spheros. We programmed the robots to react if thrown with a force greater than 3g, inputting instructions for them change colour, make animal noises and even wriggle around!


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.


Celebrate Good Times – Come On!

On Monday and Tuesday, the Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls launched their new topic by finding out all about the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti.

The children designed and created kites, researched and produced a presentation all about the festival and decorated the class cow with beautiful paper origami flowers. Additionally, we made delicious Indian sweets: chocolate barfi and coconut ladoo.

At the end of the day on Tuesday, we had the opportunity to taste the sweets and fly the kites. As you can see, some of the kites were more successful than others!


Our Excellent Adventure

The Golden Eagles and Snowy Owls would like to say a huge thank you to the friends and family members who supported the Year 5 and Year 6 Anston Greenlands’ Excellent Adventure evening. The adults in school were so proud of all of the children involved. They produced superb scripts which dealt with complex ideas, acted with confidence and sang and danced beautifully.

By the end of the evening, the children definitely achieved their aim of informing the school and local community about the seventeen Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Additionally they raised a total of £180, with £60 going to each of the following charities: War Child, Unicef and Water Aid.