Happy Halloween!

What a fantastic day we all had on Thursday! Together with Y4 and some Y6 children, we took part in some spooky Halloween activities. We started off the day with a game of hide and seek. All of the ghosts and ghouls had to search for the children that were hiding around the school. One clever Y4 boy managed to escape from all of the spooky characters searching for him! Our next activity was the Haunted Catwalk. We took it in turns to creep our way towards the judges – the scariest moves won a prize! A famous spooky dance completed this activity which we all really enjoyed. Following this, Year 5 took part in some maths activities and later in the day we dished out the popcorn and settled down to a spooky film. To end our Halloween day, we attended an amazing disco that our wonderful PTA had arranged for us.

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Land Use in the Lake District

We explored the different ways in which land is used in the Lake District National Park.  Collaboratively, we worked to promote a particular land-use and presented our ideas and research to our peers.  Here are two different examples.

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Freddy Fit Rewards

Huge congratulations to all of the children who managed 100% attendance this half term! Our lovely Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 classes can be seen here enjoying a fun and energetic session with Freddy Fit. A day certainly worth coming to School for!

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Netball Champions

Our Years 5 and 6 Netball team attended the Annual Locality competition at Hoyland Common. The children were simply outstanding from start to finish, winning all three group matches convincingly, with some outstanding individual and teamwork, to finish top of the group and ease into the final. Just as you thought it couldn’t get any better, the children put on a display that any adult Netball team would have been proud of, blowing the opposition away, scoring three points in the opening minutes, ensuring a rather comfortable finish. As always the children were fantastic and were a real credit to themselves and school! Well done! Thanks to Mr. Smith for leading our team, they were just amazing.

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Enterprise Challenge 2017

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a fabulous Enterprise Day with Larger than Life. The children worked together in mixed groups to design a new musical area which would appeal to their ‘perfect customer’ again designed by the teams. The groups had to budget their ideas and include a selection of musical attractions within their play area. Everyone had a wonderful time samba drumming as well as experimenting with a range of percussive sounds. The groups then had to sell their ideas to a Dragons Den; thank you to Miss Beever, Mrs. Fitzsimmons & Miss Knox for judging. Two groups were selected as a Barnsley finalist and a St. Mary’s Academy Trust finalist. Well done to everyone who was involved and thank you to St. Mary’s Academy Trust and to Larger than Life for providing such a wonderful entrepreneurial and fun day at West Meadows!

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Headteacher’s Superstar Award

Well done to this week’s Headteacher’s Award Winners. In Key Stage 1, this Year 2 superstar has shown tremendous commitment to all of her learning in every single subject! A wonderful testimonial from Mrs. Parkes was shared in special assembly. In Year 6, this young man has impressed Mrs. Brown with his thoughtful contributions to all things Year 6 where he is happy to share his thoughts on a range of topics in class activities. Well done, two superb role models.

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Second Flute Lesson

Our new flautists are realty enjoying the challenge of their new instruments. In only 2 sessions, the progress has been terrific. We are delighted to hear the woodwind sounds drifting around school and can’t wait to witness more of this excellent progress. Well done!

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First Tables Master of the Year!

Our first 12 times table master of the new school year comes from Year 6. He has evidenced his knowledge of all facts up to 12×12 as well as knowing the division facts related to every table! A brilliant effort, really well done. He’ll be wearing his badge from now on with pride.

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Special visitor from Kirk Balk AcademyY

Mr Moore, Head of Lower School, came to discuss secondary school with our wonderful Year 6 children and answer some of their questions.
He commented on the children’s impeccable behaviour and their mature questions. Well done Year 6 – a great first impression is always helpful for anyone!

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Rock & Roll Brass

Enjoy the wonderful sounds of Thorpe Hesley Band – of course being contributed to by our very own Year 6 hero. Some wonderful melodies were shared at Wentworth Woodhouse. We are very proud of one of our superstars entertaining our #WonderfulCommunity

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Scoring Magical Music

More amazing computer and music expertise from our Year 6 Rock & Roll Star! He’s scored three very famous melodies using the software Sibelius. An amazing effort young man, well done!

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