Our Voices 2018

What an amazing project! Years 3 and 4 travelled to the Academy Theatre Birdwell and performed to a packed house! The occasion was absolutely magnificent as our talented singers worked through their long repertoires. A huge thank you to ALL staff, our amazing Band – organised by Mr. Ormondroyd, Mr. Marsh our Governor, Nathan and Mr. Mitchell and of course  Barnsley Music Hub’s premier saxophonist Miss Laycock. The biggest accolades of course go to our performing stars who were supported in typically outstanding fashion by our #WonderfulCommunity. It really was a night to remember!

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The Tower of London

As part of our science project, Gangsta Granny, the children designed, built and painted the Tower of London, to protect the crown jewels. They were taught how to make complete circuits to build burglar alarms, pressure pads and security systems. The children also learned about conductors and insulators and used tin foil in the circuits to make a break. Listen carefully to their explanations of how to create circuits – superb work. Really well done everyone.

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Year 4 – Tower of London

As part of our new Science Project, ‘Gangsta Granny,’  the children in Year 4 have been set a challenge, by the Queen herself, to protect her precious Crown Jewels from thieves. The children invited their families in to school and together they worked really hard to design and build models of the Tower of London. As part of their Science, the children will learn how to build electrical circuits, which will be made into alarms, security systems and pressure pads to keep out any potential pesky jewellery thieves. A fabulous afternoon. Thank you to everyone who could attend and a special well done to Mrs. Walton fir arranging such wonderful yet organised chaos! #WonderfulCommunity

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Our Voices Preview

Look Out! Our Year 3 and 4 Choir are sounding terrific in preparation for their concert at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell in April. Mr. Ormondroyd is delighted with their progress and we think they are sounding terrific. A brilliant evening will be in store, look out for Ticket News coming soon!

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Drone Inspiration

Our work with drones in ICT has certainly inspired this Year 4 designer. She has drawn her design, planned the circuit and then shared her wonderful efforts in school. A fabulous piece of homework, really well done.

 

 

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Restaurant Day in Year 4

What an amazing day in year 4. The children opened a Viking Restaurant, designed a menu  and prepared and cooked a fabulous meal comprising of oat cakes and cheese, delicious, chunky chicken stew with homemade rustic bread, followed by freshly made pancakes with summer fruits, drizzled with honey and a sprinkling of icing sugar. The parents  were extremely impressed with their children, who finished the day with  Viking songs, fact files and superb war battle dances. Everyone was royally entertained. The children worked so hard and this was an excellent closing to our Viking topic. Thank you to our friends and families for your support and a special mention to the Year 4 Staff Team for their hard work throughout an excellent topic. Of course,  the largest mention goes to the chefs! A great afternoon.

 

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Delightful Dragon Eyes

 

The children have used clay and manipulated it to create the shape of a dragon’s eye. These were air dried and painted using metallic paints and then glazed with PVA glue. The children used the book ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ for inspiration. Some superb sculpting skills.

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Awesome Archaeologists

As part of our topic on Vikings, we created our own archaeological dig.  We excavated numerous artefacts and then brought them back into school. We have used our ICT suite to research the items found and to find out what they were used for. Among the things found were a goat skull, coins and a Viking helmet. The children had a great time and learned lots of new information. Thanks to Mr. Armstrong for his amazing construction skills in making the sand pit.

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What’s Shakin’?

This Year 4 Superstar has taken our wonderful music work as an inspiration for this wonderful home made creation. Utilising rice, bobbles, a pencil and a jewell we are thrilled to share the results with our website! A super piece of work.

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Year 4 Viking Longboats

As part of our Viking topic, the children were given the challenge to research and create a Viking long boat, as homework, using any material of their choice. The only criteria-was, that they had to be able to explain to the class their reasons for these choices and how they made the boats. I’m sure you will agree, that they have excelled in all expectations and have been so excited to talk about their projects. Watch this space after half term, as they will be videoed explaining how they made them. Well done everyone, we are extremely proud.

 

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The Vikings are Here

As part of our new topic, we invited a ‘Viking’ into school to introduce us to their brutal world. We began by looking at, and holding Viking weapons. We learned that only the wealthy had swords due to metal being precious.  We then all boarded long boats and battled our way from Scandinavia to Lindesfarne to raid monasteries, some of us just settled and became farmers. We were taught how to defend ourselves in battle and how to intimidate our opponents. After lunch, we looked at and identified Viking artefacts and had to try and work out what they were used for. The children really liked the ear cleaner which was like a tiny spoon. Did you know that Vikings were very clean and loved to show off their wealth and good looks? They had beard combs and carried tiny scissors to trim their nails and beards. Later on, we were told the story of Beowulf, who was a hero that protected Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose meadhall had been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slayed him, his mother attacked and was also defeated. The children loved role playing this story and really enjoyed the fabulous day. Our day ended by us showcasing our learning to parents, who were invited in to see just what we’d been up to.

 

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