Welcome back

We are well into the school year now and the holidays seem miles away. We would like to welcome all the new families that we have both in reception and across the school. We have lots of exciting things happening this term so please check the class pages regularly. We now have a new supplier for our lunches and despite a few teething issues are really nice. Feedback for the children is very positive.

We Won!

Congratulations to the choir who have won first place in the singing challenge. Below is the feedback from the judges.

And the winner, for their performance of Take 5 Styles, is…

Luddendenfoot Academy:

Some really beautiful, controlled and nicely-phrased singing in this well-rehearsed performance. Everyone seemed really focussed and engaged. It can be challenging singing outside where the sound can easily ‘disappear’ in to the space, but the children here managed to sustain a great sound with good tone and intonation. Take 5 Styles really benefitted from a little choreography, which helped to add energy and convey the different emotions in the song; the actions were chosen well to suit the different verses. I loved the confetti throwing at the end – a surprising finale to a great performance!

Music Festival – Birmingham

The choir was in fine form today at the Birmingham Music Festival. Despite the sweltering temperatures the choir did us proud.

Thank you to Mrs Pearce, Jyetta, Jenna and the bus driver, Ian for making the day possible.

Gardening club update!

This week has been very busy in gardening club! We have been training our runner beans, adding more compost to our potato bags and watering our polytunnel plants. We have also been harvesting lettuces and radishes and have even managed to sell some of these in the playground after school to make seed money!

Y6 Rounders Competition

On Friday 16th June, 10 members of Year 6 took part in a rounders competition at Ryburn Valley High School. There were 9 schools competing on the day and we played St John’s Rishworth and Salterlee schools in the small group stages. Unfortunately St John’s were an excellent team and we failed to make it to the next stage. Having not reached the final stages we were then able to play friendly games against Norland and St Mary’s at Millbank schools and beat both schools well.

Even though we didn’t come back to school with the trophy, the children had a really great morning representing the school and enjoyed competing against the other schools. Well done!

Gardening Club

This week gardening club have been training beans and sweet peas up canes, clearing algae out of the pond and harvesting some beautiful onions! Here are some photos of our horticultural endeavours:

 

Small Schools Swimming Gala

On Friday children in KS2 participated in the small schools swimming gala. All the children were fantastic and some children won medal for their races.

Well done to

Lucy  who came 1st in the front crawl

Imogen  2nd in the backstroke

Millie, Asha and Erica who came 3rd in the girls relay

Alice who came third in the backstroke

and Brooke who came 3rd in the backstroke.

This is the first time that we have come back from the swimming gala with medals.

Decorate a Hard Bolied Egg Competition

We had some amazing entries into this years competition and it was so hard to decide the winners. We were meant to be choosing 6 winners but we just couldn’t do that. In the end we chose a first, second and third prize from each class and had to make a mad dash to Lidl for more prizes. The standard was so high we rewarded everyone who had entered with a chocolate lollipop. Here are just a few of the creative ideas.

Red Nose Day – Friday 24th March 2017

On Friday 24th March, we helped to raise money for the BBC Red Nose Day appeal.

All the children payed £1 to come to school dressed in red and we held a Red Nose Day bake sale. In the afternoon we held a special assembly where children were picked to play ‘Pie Face’ against their class teacher. This was lots of fun!!!

We raised £229 on the day and would like to thank parents for their kind donations.

Better Living Health Day – Thursday 23rd March 2017

On Thursday 23rd March, the Better Living Health Team from Calderdale Council visited the school to run activities for the children based around a healthy lifestyle.

The children learnt all about what to eat for a balanced diet, how much sugar is in food and drinks, why sleep matters and the older children learnt about different body shapes and what makes them different. Each class also took part in a fun games session where they learnt different games to play to keep their bodies healthy.

All the children thoroughly enjoyed the day!

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