Inspired by the yellow spotted lizard in the novel ‘Holes’, the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles will be creating their own fictional lizards using modelling clay. The Y6 Art Champions had a go first – aren’t they amazing?
Novel Study in Year 5 and Year 62023-01-22 16:31:02
The Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles are loving our Novel Study based around the amazing ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.
Towards the end of term, we will be holding an American Party featuring food from the USA. Last week, the children made and sampled a delicious vegan jambalaya.
Escape from Boggle Hole2022-12-02 17:28:47
A huge well done to all the brave parents who tried out our Escape from Boggle Hole Escape Room. We think you will agree that it was a tough challenge; the children loved creating the puzzles and were very impressed with your problem solving skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed their role as Games Masters too . Thank you so much for the incredibly positive comments on our feedback forms. We will share some of these with you soon.
Here are the first few photos – more to come …
We Escaped the Room (well … most of us did!)2022-10-11 19:51:16
The Y5s and Y6s had a fantastic time in Sheffield!
Every child visited ‘Escape Sheffield’, experiencing either the ‘Witchcraft and Wizardry’ room or ‘221b Baker Street’. The adults were so impressed with the children’s resilience, teamwork and problem solving skills. Most importantly, the Snowy Owls and Golden Eagles picked up plenty of ideas for puzzles for their own escape room, which will be open to family and friends in mid-November. Watch this space …
We enjoyed having our packed lunches in the Peace Gardens and the Winter Gardens.
After visiting Escape Sheffield, we had the opportunity to explore the Graves Art Gallery. Initially, we investigated a fascinating tapestry by Grayson Perry. This shows everything the artist associates with being British. The children had the opportunity to consider the work, thinking about the elements they would have chosen.
Next, they had the chance to look around the rest of the rooms, pausing in front of some of their favourite pieces of art.
At the end of the day, the Y6s were lucky enough to be given a short guided tour around Sheffield Cathedral. This wonderful building is currently displaying a stunning large-scale art installation, ‘Peace Doves’.
Crucial Crew2022-10-04 20:18:08
The Snowy Owls had a fantastic, packed day at Crucial Crew in Hellaby on Monday 3rd October. In the morning, Y6 pupils learnt about knife crime and hate crime and had a go at spotting the signs of Child Criminal Exploitation. Additionally, the children took part in a courtroom scenario (with a rather scary peek into to a prison cell) and found out about how to stay safe near water.
Over the afternoon, the Snowy Owls found out about responsible public transport use and how to stay safe when crossing the road, as well as the consequences of arson 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 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.