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Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year was on the 16th February this year. It might have been during the holiday, but we didn’t want to miss out on the celebration! We’re investigating this vibrant and interesting celebration, all across school. As the festival is centuries old, there are lots of myths and customs associated…

KS2 Singing Assembly

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Have a listen to KS2 and Miss Furness, performing a cappella 'We could be heroes'!

Year 3 - Storyteller

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Year 3 had a visit from an amazing storyteller, Beth Guiver. Using only  a few props, Beth transformed the classroom and acted out some brilliant stories, everyone was so enthralled. Beth then challenged the class to mime out some great reaction poses; our children had really unique interpretations!  It was then…

Attendance Fun Day - July 17

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Today has been an awesome day of outdoor activities, all to thank our children for their great attendance. We’ve had parachute games, some flamboyant dance classes with Miss Greenwood, crazy multi-sport with Mr Silvester and then on to the grand finale; the inflatable assault course! It’s been a great end to…

Eid Celebration

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As part of religious education, we get to learn about lots of different faiths and religious festivals, which help us understand and respect each others beliefs. Last Friday, we held our own Eid celebration. A third of our children celebrated Eid earlier in the week, so it was a great time…

Year 3 - The Arrival Art

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Year 3 have created thoughtful art in the same style found in the graphic novel The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Earlier this week year 3 started to paint, inspired by the book The Arrival by Shaun Tan. You can find out more in the previous blog post here. Check out…

Year 3 - Shaun Tan's The Arrival Art

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The graphic novel The Arrival by Shaun Tan has captivated our year 3. Exploring the experience of a person immigrating to a new land, we find out what it is like to be a refugee, the alienation that people feel and other difficult aspects. We found that this book uses illustrations…

Year 3 - Geographers

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Our year 3 geographers used continents as jigsaw pieces and put the world back together!   Using atlases: year 3 worked in teams to identify each continent and its place on the map. It’s not as easy as it sounds, but after a couple of attempts we got there in the…

Year 3 - Seed Dispersal

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Our Year 3 children are currently investigating the various means of seed dispersal! There was quite a few giggles when we found out bird poo is actually a great method of seed dispersal. Today we’ve been testing wind dispersal and had the chance to create our own spinning helicopters and gliders.…

Red Nose Day

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We had some fantastic hairstyles for our Silly Hair themed Red Nose Day! Thank you everyone for taking part. 

Year 3 - Investigate Roundhouse Construction

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Using the laptops, year 3 have been investigating Roundhouse construction on the internet. Everyone had a list of key questions, the children really got to show off their ICT knowhow and really impressed everyone with how quickly they found the information they needed. This information is needed before we can start…

Road Safety

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Our location is really close to some busy dangerous roads, so it’s really important to keep reminding everyone how to stay safe. Leeds City Council Road Safety team visited this week, they ensure everyone knows how to stay safe when near the road. Thank you parents/carers, the majority of children have…

World Book Day 2017

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What an amazing day, entirely dedicated to books! It was filled with competitions, challenges and different activities, with children and staff keen to show off their knowledge of books. One of the day’s highlights was when Year 6 visited Nursery and read them stories. Everyone was a little shy at first,…

Year 3 - Cave Dweller Drama

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Year 3 had a dramatic day, acting out scenes as if they were cave dwellers. We all quickly realised how difficult it was to act out these scenes, it was really challenging but a lot of fun. See more pictures in the Sway:

NSPCC Number Day

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Today we have taken part in the NSPCC Number Day. It’s been a great day filled with awesome maths activities. We’ve even managed to raise £60 to go to the NSPCC, so thank you for your kind donations. The children have used their maths fluency and reasoning skills to do some…

Year 3 Fruit Salad

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With their current topic of Healthy Eating, year 3 have created some awesome fruit salads this afternoon.  Everyone was surprised just how easy it was to create a healthy, tasty treat.  See more pictures in the Sway:

Y3 Research Healthy Eating

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This afternoon our year 3 children have used the iPads as well as some helpful QR codes to research different facts about healthy eating. Using the QR codes, we could go directly to some helpful websites. With the information, we have created fact sheets all about healthy eating.

PE Traditional Greek Dance

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We are currently learning different types of dance in PE. This time it was traditional dance from Greece. We are learning to hear the rhythm changes in the music and follow the dance, while having a lot of fun! This morning was the turn of year 1, who made a great…

Class Presents from Santa

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Today we've had a very special guest, Santa! He has visited each class to give them their special class presents. See all the pictures here in the Sway:

Christmas Attendance Shop

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Our Christmas Attendance Shop is underway. Children are spending their vouchers that they have earned for every week of full attendance this term. Some hard working children have earned £10, so it took them quite some time to pick out their choices from the shop.  Thank you to the Co-op who…