Arts

Stunning Sketches

During Arts Week, Year 6 have been honing their drawing skills. They have been learning...

Amazing Artists!

Year 1 have been busy this week learning the story of the Lonely Beast by Chris Judge. They have...

The Circle of Life in Y5

In Year 5 we have been learning all about germination by planting our own seeds. We used tins and...

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Year 3 Creative Arts Week

  As part of our whole school creative arts week on South America, year 3 created a script about the Great Kapok tree, written by the great Lynne Cherry. The children created their own masks and rehearsed speaking clearly...

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Accompanied Flautist

  Superb work from our fab flautist who has practised with keyboard accompaniment for the first time. Have a listen and see how he’s getting on. You’l be impressed………..

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Cornet Harmony

  Tuesday saw the long-anticipated return of the cornet master himself, Mr. Lennon! The Year...

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Art 

This week we have been creating our own pieces abstract art inspired by Wassily Kandinsky. Can you...

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Tremendous Titanic

  In their remote learning, Year 2 have designed and created models of the Titanic. The children had to follow an online tutorial to help with drawing the great ship. The work was then labelled – yes, all the...

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Merry Christmas

  Our Year 5 Brass Stars have teamed up to present Jingle Bells for everyone in our #WonderfulCommunity. Merry Christmas to all from Year 5, enjoy their efforts here.  

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Flute Star

  One of our fab flautists has made Mr. Wood’s day with this rendition of his very favourite song. (Mr. Wood’s that is.) Simply beautiful.    

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Christmas Magic

  Get your St. Mary’s Academy Trust Christmas CD right now! Available for £5 or together with the West Meadows Christmas DVD as a special bundle at £7.50 – the CD will certainly help brighten anyone’s Christmas in 2020!...

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The Christmas Concert That Comes to You!

  Check your Parent Pay folks as the Christmas DVD is now on sale! For only £3.50 you can enjoy a EYFS 1 Sing Song, the EYFS 2 Nativity and Y1-Y6 starring in Strictly Come The Xmas Factor! Why not try the DVD with our...

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Christmas CD

Many thanks to the Barnsley Chronicle who visited us after hearing of the St. Mary’s Academy Trust...

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The Making of the Christmas CD

  What a day we had in school whilst recording our contribution towards the St. Mary’s Academy Trust Christmas CD! It was wonderful to work with James and Jack Dickson as Mr. Robson and Mr. Ormondroyd arranged for our...

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Jingle Bells

  It looks and sounds like our musicians are preparing for the most magical time of the year1 Enjoy their latest offerings right here, they are sounding superb. Really well done.  

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Mosaic Magic

  Many thanks to Gavin Joynt who has helped us to produce our magnificent new entrance area artwork through the medium of photography. The photo mosaics displayed around school were created by Gavin who is a local...

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EYFS 1 Wild Walkers Halloween 2020

  We have such a great time on our wild walk. We did lots of exploring, found Halloween pictures, made magic wands, had a story about Winnie’s amazing pumpkin and made a spell.

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Amazing Art

  This week in art with Mrs Hanaghan we have enjoyed learning how to mix different...

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Fab Flutes

  Miss Laycock has inspired two of our Year 5 Stars in their learning of the flute! Some excellent work to be enjoyed here. Beautiful!

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Maestro Magic

  Year 5 were treated to a royal visit from The Maestro himself! He taught us all about the...

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Band Rehearsal 2

  We are counting down to Joseph – the band has met and are beginning to sound terrific. Thank you to everyone who has been involved and for staying so late in to the night after a day’s work. The results will prove that it...

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Dance 2020

  Congratulations to our Dance Team. They competed in the locality competition at Tankersley and wowed a huge audience. Thank you to Ellie for her expertise and to Miss Grange for her leadership. A super afternoon –...

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Strike Up The Band

Many thanks to Mr. Ormondroyd for compiling our very own ‘Joseph Band’ who rehearsed in school with some of the leading cast members. We had a great time; enjoy this sneak preview of how we are sounding. With more...

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Brass Team Rehearsal

  We are delighted to be part of an exciting opportunity for our school brass band. Mapplewell Brass, Birdwell Brass, West Meadows & Wellgate Brass will join together and perform as ‘Barnsley Primary Brass’ at the...

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Musical Extravaganza 2020

  What a Night! Our Musical Extravaganza 2020 was shared with a packed audience (thank you #WonderfulCommunity.) The children were absolutely superb! We wish to congratulate all of our performers and of course Mr....

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Mosaic Magic

  We were visited by artist Andrew Wynne in school. Years 5 and 6 created a wonderful piece in  just one day measuring 1m x 1m. It hangs proudly in reception (thank you Mr. Smith.) The mosaic is made from durable materials...

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Helping Others

  Fantastic! This amazing Year 4 Star has seen that Australia could do with a helping hand at...

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Made in Barnsley-Hem

Our Years 3, 4 and 5 captivated 2 enormous audiences with our Maestro’s latest offering ‘Made in Barnsley-Hem.’ What a triumph. Enormous congratulations to Mr. Ormondroyd for the script and songs, composed entirely by him! Just...

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Christingle 2019

  Christingle 2019 What a fantastic, spiritual and moving way to end the year and longest school term! Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 visited Father Richard and Hoyland St. Peter’s Church for our 2019 Christingle Service. Arranged by...

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Music Hub Concert

  Many thanks to Barnsley Music Hub. The children were entertained superbly by the Brass Tutors in a superb Brass Quartet. A fantastic festive treat. Enjoy their efforts right here.    

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Nativity – The West Meadows Musical

  A wonderful occasion – devised by our own magical maestro himself, Mr. Ormondroyd. A truly special version of one of the most beautiful stories was loved by packed audiences. Our eldest stars narrated the script as Year 1...

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EYFS Magic – The Nativity 2019

  Wow! What amazing performances! Our youngest stars have been showcasing their music, dance and acting skills to a packed audience. The most amazing story of the Nativity was just beautiful and we are SO proud of everyone...

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Woodlands Lodge 2019

Our wonderful school choir visited Woodlands Lodge, our local family run care home to entertain a very enthusiastic audience with their Christmas Repertoire. The singing was lovely and it is always a pleasure to work alongside...

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Christmas Cornets 2019

We enjoyed a superb afternoon with the Year 5 Christmas Cornets and the amazing Mr. Lennon. Inside a few short weeks he has worked his miracles with our musicians. We also enjoyed a Year 6 Soloist during the Christmas bonus. A...

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Year 6 Class Assembly – December 2019

We enjoyed a superb Assembly from Year 6 which included work from Penistone, Rome and a Musical Masterclass too! Thank you to our #WonderfulCommunity for your support as a packed audience enjoyed so much learning from the first...

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Year 2 Assembly November 2019

Year 2 provided our #WonderfulCommunity with a superb Class Assembly. They have been studying explorers with Christopher Columbus their primary source of inspiration. We loved meeting such a marvellous pioneer. Columbus...

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Year 5 Cornet Stars

    We have loved our music lessons this half term with Mr Lennon. We have loved learning all about how to read music and some of us even played in our class assembly! Check out our favourite song, ‘We’re...

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