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!

A Visit from the Dog’s Trust

Today we met the beautiful Winnie, a friendly education dog from The Dog’s Trust! LJ, her human, told us all about the work of the trust and talked about how we should care for our dogs.

 

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We learned about healthy food for dogs to eat and things that are poisonous to dogs; we looked at some gruesome roundworms, some ticks and some fleas and discovered ways to protect our canine friends from these pests; we looked at a microchip and even practiced picking up a pretend dog poo in a poo bag!

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We also talked about what to do if we encounter an unknown dog when we are in the park or out and about and how to stay safe. At the end of the session we got the chance to give Winnie a stroke (after introducing ourselves with a hand sniff of course) and everyone has had a leaflet to take home to share with their families.

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The Great British Dance Off

On Thursday 2nd February, Dance Club participated in the ‘Great Big Dance Off’ competition at the Victoria Theatre. This was the second round of the competition as the children had already passed the first round by submitting a video of their dance. There were 16 schools taking part in the competition from towns and cities across the North of England with one school from as far as Durham.

 The children performed their dance ‘When I grow Up’, a song from the musical Matilda, on the stage in front of a full audience of parents and other schools.  Unfortunately they did not make the top 5, however the whole experience of the day was fantastic and one the children will never forget.

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