Our pupils have been working extremely hard since their return from the summer holidays. We have introduced a new handwriting scheme this year and I have been very impressed how hard the children are working to improve the presentation of their work in all subjects. Some students have already been awarded a pen licence for excellent presentation in every book where they now use a pen... but they have to maintain the high standards to keep the pen licence.
We have also been encouraging children to read books from a range of authors to further improve reading skills. We have visited the new Barnsley library and taken out up to 35 books for each class to have in the classroom for the children to enjoy. As well as daily literacy skills and literacy lessons we have created time every Tuesday where all children and staff can enjoy a book. Book sharing sessions have also been organised parents to come into school to share a book at the end of the day...we are loving seeing all the parents sharing books with children!
Before half term we will be choosing children who are impressing us with their love of reading. They will visit Waterstones at Meadowhall on 6th November where they will buy a book for themselves and a book for their class to enjoy the following half term.
All children are looking forward to Halloween disco on 24th October and everyone is welcome to attend parents evening on 23rd October so that we can tell you how amazing your children are!!
There have been school educational visits by Year 6 - Kelham Island, Year 1 - Eureka, and Year 3 - Stone Age. All the children were a credit to the school, we have had positive comments from the providers complimenting them on their behaviour- Please see below photos from the trips.
Dates for your Diary:
- Tuesday 22nd October - Y2 Trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park
- Monday 4th November - Inset Day
- Friday 8th November - Y1/Y2 Football at West Meadows
- Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November - Anti Bullying Week
- Friday 15th November - Y3/Y4 Football at West Meadows
- Wednesday 20th November - Y6 Trip to Crucial Crew
- Friday 22nd November - Y5/Y6 Football at West Meadows
- Friday 29th November - Christmas Fair
This years Christmas Fair will be held Friday 29th November from 2pm. All parents/carers friends and family are welcome.
Please can all parents carers be aware the top car park is for STAFF ONLY. To maintain safety parents/carers are requested to park on the road or whenever possible , walk to school. Can all parents/carers also avoid parking on the pavements as we have recently had a serious accident.
Poppies and other fundraising items for the British legion will be on sale after the half term.
We have been making the most of the rainy weather by putting on our coats and wellies and going outside to explore in the rain. We had a go at painting the puddles to make different patterns and experimented with what would happen if we mixed the colours together. We also enjoyed jumping in the puddles and watching the colours splash up. We tried different ways of jumping to see if we could make our splashes bigger. When more children started to join in we decided that we needed to write some rules to keep everyone safe. Our rules say:
- No pushing,
- One at a time
- Wear wellies.
We can’t wait for the next rainy day!
- Year 3 Eagles said goodbye to Miss O’Loughlin and hello to their new teacher Mrs Dawson.
- We have been learning lots about the Stone Age and as the newsletter goes to press will have just returned from our school trip to the Stone Age Experience at Brackenhurst Education Centre. We will let you know what we got up to next newsletter!
- Here are some photos of us celebrating Mental Health Awareness Day on 10th October. Mrs Dawson challenged the children to show someone that they cared. One of the most powerful statements of the day was ‘I asked for help when I needed it because I care about myself.’
- Lolly our Class Learning buddy started her weekend trips home with children and here she is reading with one of our Excellent Eagles. Stay tuned to see more of her reading adventures.
Enjoying the introduction of the whole school reading time on a Tuesday afternoon, nothing better than getting snuggled up in our reading corner with a good book!
Miss Lawton brought into school some books from her visit to Barnsley Library and we set up our own class library scheme. Lots of great engagement with the new texts, and some fantastic requests for the next Barnsley Library visit.
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