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We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y1..............

Y1 have made a great start to the year. The teachers are so impressed with the progress the children have made and how well they have settled into their new year group.

We have been reviewing skills in our Maths and Literacy lessons such as counting, number formation, letter formation and simple sentence writing. The children have really enjoyed getting back into the swing of their learning.

We have completed lots of high-quality work around our Topic of ‘Super Me!’. We have been exploring our local area in Geography and finding out about maps and how to use them. We have even spent time outside drawing our own maps!

The children have particularly enjoyed our Art lessons and learning about our artist Paul Klee. We have been exploring different skills such as shapes, lines, colours and sketching. Our final Art lesson involved us sketching and reviewing a Sheffield city scape using these skills. Here is one of our final piece’s:   

One of our highlights of the term was our visit from the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk. The giant made a BIG mess in our classrooms and left us some magic beans!

Well done on a super term Y1!

We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y1..............

 


We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............

Year 2 have made a great start to the year and really settled into Year 2 well. All children have been really sensible and are following the new school rules. We have had a successful first half term full of fun, learning and creativity, even though some of our learning was interrupted by time at home. The children adapted really well to learning at home, so well done from the Year 2 team for that.

Through our topic ‘Who am I’, we have done lots of learning across different subjects. We have explored Darnall in History and looked at how the school has changed over time.  We looked around the school to find any clues that showed us the school was old. We found a sign that said the school was built in 1909 and another sign that showed us the entrance for the girls.

In English, we have been using the text Wild. We have explored the language used and found out about how the main character feels throughout the book. We wrote a character profile and we changed the end of the story. During our reading lessons we have been reading short texts that we are learning to read fluently and then answering questions about the text.

In phonics, we have been learning all of our Set 2 and 3 sounds. We have been finding our sounds in words and practising reading our words quickly without sounding them out.

In Maths, we have been learning about Place Value. We have looked at number to 100 and we can say how many tens and ones are in a number.

In art, we are creating a city scape based on the work of Paul Klee. We are drawing shapes to represent the buildings and colouring in the shapes using crayons. We have been practising our colouring making sure that we stay in the lines and colour in the same direction.            

Our favourite author is Jeremy Strong, so we are enjoying reading some of his books during storytime. They are really funny and make us laugh. We have been looking at the language that he uses.

The Year 2 team have really enjoyed teaching year 2 this half term and getting to know their new classes. It has been a successful start to the year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.

We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to carry on with their fantastic learning.

Well done Year 2.

The Year 2 team.

 

 

 

We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............

 


We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Reception..............

This half term we have been busy getting used to our new classrooms, meeting our teachers and making new friends! We have learnt about the rules, how to keep safe and look after our classrooms. We also started writing our names every morning, learning phonics and taking reading books home. In maths we have learnt about capacity, mass, sorting, patterns and comparing amounts. We particularly enjoyed using paint and pom poms to make repeated patterns! As the season changed, we learnt all about Autumn and joined in with many autumn themed activities such as leaf rubbing, conker rolling and building habitats for Autumnal animals

We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Reception..............

 


We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y6..............

Year 6 have had wonderful start to this academic year.  We are so impressed with their enthusiasm, commitment to learning and the maturity that they have shown whilst adapting to the new rules and routines in school.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our theme, The Victorians, and have had the opportunity to develop our knowledge, skills and understanding of this topic in our reading, writing, history and DT lessons.  We have also enjoyed reading out class book, ‘Street Child’, and can’t wait to see how the story unfolds next half term.

In DT, we have researched children’s toys from the Victorian era, have conducted market research to find out why certain toys are appealing to children and have designed our very own moving toy.  Within this unit, we have developed our understanding of how moving mechanisms work, are able to accurately identify the components needed for moving mechanisms and use our measuring, cutting and sawing skills to create one for ourselves.  We are looking forward to completing our final products and evaluating the success of the project at the beginning of next half term.

In writing, the children have drawn on their historical knowledge and key texts to write a narrative set in the Victorian times and a persuasive letter outlining the reasons why child labour should be abolished at this time.  Within these units, we have learnt to use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, relative clauses, active and passive voice and have consolidated our understanding of expanded noun phrases. 

We have been engrossed in our science learning this half term, looking at the theory of evolution and inheritance.  We have developed our understanding of characteristics, natural selection and adaptation, and have enjoyed creating our own animals thinking about the adaptations that they would need to survive in particular climates.

We are proud of everything that our pupils have achieved so far this term, and we are looking forward to exploring our theme further after the holidays! Well done, Y6!  

We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y6..............

 


Change of Inset Day - 9th December - 4th January 2021

 

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to inform you that we are having to change one of our INSET days, Wednesday 9th December to Monday 4th January 2021.

I have had to make this change to accommodate the changes of the training provider. Therefore, I am notifying you of the upcoming change in advance so that you can make family arrangements accordingly.

This means that school will be open as usual on Wednesday 9th December for all pupils.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Change of Inset Day - 9th December - 4th January 2021

 


Nursery Spaces Available January 2021 Start

We have nursery places available for January 2021 start.  If your child is aged 2 or 3 between Sept – Dec 2020,  please contact the office for an application form.  

Many thanks

Nursery Spaces Available January 2021 Start

 


Its Week 7 - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............

Year 2 this week have been looking at the history of the school. We went for a walk around the outside of the school building in small groups and looked for clues to show us that the school was built along time ago.

"Did you know that a long time ago, boys and girls had to use different entrances. I know this because it says boys and girls over different doors." Umer, Y2 Moonstone.

We looked at what schools were like in Victorian times and compared it to school today. School was very different along time ago. We are not sure if we would like it or not.

Its Week 7 - Lets see what's been happening in Y2..............

 


We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

Year 4 have made a great start to the year and we are proud of the way they have adapted to the new school rules and routines. We have had a successful first half term full of fun, learning and creativity.

Through our topic ‘A Journey to Brazil’, we have done lots of learning across different subject. We have explored Brazil in geography, reading, writing and in our DT textiles unit. We have loved finding out about Brazilian culture and what it’s like to live there.  

In Geography, the children have made an excellent start learning about different climate zones, the geographical regions in Brazil and their human and physical features.

In particular, the children have really enjoyed our creative DT textiles lessons. They have learnt new skills such as tying knots, threading a needle, embroidery, applique, sewing on beads and using templates to make purses and wallets. They have spent time on designing their own purses and wallets in the style of Rio Carnival and we are looking forward to a fashion show once they are complete for the children to show off their wonderful creations.

We have now finished our class book, ‘The Adventures of Edward Tulane’ which the children have enjoyed reading in story time and exploring further in our reading lessons. It has been full of new vocabulary, cliff hangers and has helped them to generate ideas for their own drama performances and adventure stories. Within these stories, they have included effective language features such as expanded noun phrases and adverbials of time. We have published these into our own story books; the children have loved becoming authors and illustrators themselves.

In computing, we have been exploring ways to stay safe online in our e-safety lessons.  We have made posters and discovered ways to do safe and efficient searches. After learning these techniques, the children completed a competitive quiz to see who could find information the fastest online.

The Year 4 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching year 4 this half term and getting to know their new classes. It has been a successful start to the year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.

 

We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to enjoy another 7 weeks of new learning and experiences.

We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Y4..............

 


We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Nursery..............

What a busy half term we have had in Nursery! We started off by learning all about ourselves and our families. We talked about who lives in our house and had a go at painting our faces by looking in the mirror! Then we did some learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears while we were thinking about families. We enjoyed exploring filling and emptying containers with oats, made a variety of bears and even tasted some of Baby Bear’s porridge! Yum! Some of us have continued to pretend to make porridge in our home corner for our friends!  

As the season changes and we move into Autumn we were very lucky to be able to go and pick some delicious apples from the trees in the playground. We used our cutting skills to cut the apples and then put them in some pastry. We all enjoyed eating the delicious apple strudel that we had made! In our outside area we have been looking at the changes that are happening to our trees – they are dropping lots of beautiful leaves into our playground for us to enjoy.  We have been looking closely at the colours and using them to print, rub, paint and stick. What a wonderful term we have had in nursery with all our new friends!  

We have finished Autumn 1 Term - Lets see what's been happening in Nursery..............

 


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