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  • Autumn 1 week 3 – The Apple Fairy
    The children have been listening to the oral story telling of the apple fairy. They loved seeing the star inside the apple that the apple fairy had left . We have been apple printing, looking for the star, making apple … Read more
  • Year 6 Aztec Immersion
    Our Year 6 pupils have been exploring the Aztec civilisation as we start our first learning journey of the year. Drama, outdoor learning and story-telling have immersed us in this fascinating culture.
  • Y3 Science – food groups
    As scientists, we found out about the five different food groups: carbohydrates, protein, fats and sugars, dairy and fruit and vegetables. We went on a treasure hunt to find lots of different foods and sort them into the correct group. … Read more
  • Y3 Science – food groups
    As scientists we found out about the 5 different food groups. We went on a treasure hunt and sorted lots of different foods into the correct food group. We discovered that many foods can fit in more than one food … Read more
  • Y3 Science – Food groups
    As scientists we investigated the five different food groups: carbohydrates, fats and sugars, dairy, protein and fruit and vegetables. We went on a treasure hunt to find different foods and sort them into the correct group. We discovered that some … Read more
  • Y3 Science – Food groups
    As part of our new Learning Journey ‘Fantastic Food and Brilliant Bodies’ we found out about the 5 food groups: dairy, protein, carbohydrates, fruit and vegetables and fats and sugars. As scientists, we went on a treasure hunt to find … Read more
  • Week2 The Enormous Turnip
    This week we have been thinking about growing and harvesting . The children have been learning about traditional tale of The Enormous Turnip. They have used masks to act out the story. They have also been planting up some new … Read more
  • Tag Rugby
    Year 5 have started to play tag rugby. They are actually building on skills they developed in Year 3 and 4. It really shows from the first lessons they were understanding the tricky concepts and putting their teamwork into practice. … Read more
  • Start of our the Y5 Fantastic Voyage
    Y5H Denmark and Y5P Germany have had a brilliant start to the 2023-24 academic year. Our first learning journey I called Fantastic Voyage and this is an accurate description of the children’s adventure in year 5 so far. As part … Read more
  • September 2023 – Autumn 1
    Welcome back and welcome to all the new children. We’ve had a lovely week meeting all our new children and welcoming back the children from last year. The children have been exploring inside and out. We’ve enjoyed the return to … Read more
  • New to Year 3!
    Year 3 have a had a fantastic time in our new classes and took advantage of the sunny weather to take part in some team building activities. We had to work as a team to complete the challenges ensuring we … Read more
  • Y4 End of Year D&T and Outdoor Learning
    To finish off an amazing year in Y4, we managed to squeeze in some activities that we had wanted to do in earlier learning journeys but didn’t manage to fit in. The first was thinking back to our ‘Legendary Legionary’ … Read more
  • FS2 – Thank you!
    We’ve come to the end of another school year and one our current FS2 can be justly proud of. We have received many messages and some very genrous gifts from all the families and we’re extremely grateful. Mostly though we … Read more
  • Year 3 Summer Walk
    To celebrate the end of Year 3, we enjoyed a lovely walk together up to Blacka Moor (and back!). The children (and parent helpers) were brilliant enjoying the countryside and being together. We spotted some features of plants we had … Read more
  • Y5 Veg Patch – Harvest Time
    Y5 have been harvesting their produce and using it to create a tasty end of term meal. The children harvested, cleaned, peeled and chopped the variety of vegetables and herbs that we have grown this year and used these to … Read more
  • The Wileman Cup Final
    After a group stage and semi-finals that lasted from Easter until early July, we had a Wileman Cup Final to remember in the last week of term. Two teams determined to play football the right way passed the ball around, … Read more
  • FS2 Final outdoor learning with Miss Bradley – A camp fire cook up!
    What an amazing day we’ve had in Foundation today…everyone helped to pick, wash, chop and cook our vegetables that we planted back in Spring. The children even had a go at fire-lighting using the flint and steel. We added some … Read more
  • Year 3 Plant Life Cycle Animations
    Using all the knowledge from their ‘How does your garden grow?’ Learning Journey, Year 3 worked in teams to make animations showing the life cycles of flowering plants.
  • Y3H Violin performance
    On Thursday 13th July 2023 the Year 2s and other Year 3 class were treated to an amzing violin performance y the children of Y3H Norway. The put into practice all they had learnt with Mrs Bell, not just violin … Read more
  • Y4 & Y6 Westbourne School & Billy Sharp Academy Football
    On what must have been the wettest July day for years, we took six mixed teams of boys and girls to the HSBC ground for a day of football. Despite the weather, we had a great day. In the morning, … Read more
  • Y4 Quicksticks Hockey South Yorkshire Finals
    Our Y4 hockey team qualifed to represent Sheffield in the South Yorkshire School Games through a local festival back in May. The event was held at Rotherham Hockey Club, where we competed against 6 other schools from Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster … Read more
  • FS2 Archery
    This week in outdoor learning the children all had a go at Archery. We learnt about the equipment we were using and talked about the best technique. The children were amazing at taking turns, helping each other, and cheering each … Read more
  • Pre-School Summer 2 Week 5 Dinosaurs
    We’ve had lots of fun this week, learning about different dinosaurs and how we know that dinosaurs existed. We made habitats for the dinosaurs and dinosaur fossils. The children also made clay volcanos and used ‘chemicals’ to make them erupt.
  • Y1 Butterfly House Trip
    Year 1 really enjoyed exploring the butterfly house and looking at the different animals!
  • Y4 & Y5 Phoenix Kids Triathlon (Brownlee Foundation)
    Our skilled team of 111 (!) Y4 and Y5 children took part in the Sheffield round of the Phoenix Kids Triathlon at Springs Leisure Centre and Springs Academy. The event was a fantastic introduction to triathlons, with children swimming 50m, … Read more
  • FS2 Pirate Medallions
    This week in outdoor learning the children made their own pirate medallions. They moulded the clay with their hands and scavenged for small natural gems among the wildlife garden. They then decorated their medallions, taking their time, thinking about patterns, … Read more
  • Y6 Open Dynamo Cricket Yorkshire Finals
    After becoming Sheffield champions whilst in Y5, our Y6 Open team represented Sheffield at the Yorkshire Finals, held at Hunslet Nelson crciket ground in the outskirts of Leeds. After a slow start in their first game, the team played extremely … Read more
  • Summer 2 Week 4
    This week the children have been listening to the story of The Sun Egg. They have been making their own sun eggs, elves and also used peelers to make wands . As always they have been outside exploring water, looking … Read more
  • Y4 Oakes Residential Day Two
    After EVERY child had a good night’s sleep, we’ve had another great day of action-packed activity at the Oakes. The photos tell their own story…
  • Year 4 Oakes Residential Day One
    Day One of our residential has so far been a tremendous success. As you can see from the photos below, it has been a non-stop day, with lots of fantastic activities on offer. Lunch and dinner have also gone down … Read more
  • Online Safety Update: Amino app
    Please see the leaflet attached regarding the app Amino. There are some helpful pointers for parents should your child use this app.
  • FS2 Nature Treasure Chests
    What a magical time we have had this week in outdoor learning. Children had to hunt high and low for natures treasures on our school grounds and found some really interesting things. Off we went with our treasure chests (egg … Read more
  • Y6 Sheffield Schools’ Athletics Heats & Finals
    After taking the whole of Y6 for a morning at King Ecgbert School’s Mercia field, we selected a team of children to represent the school in 80m, 800m, 600m walk, 150m, relays, ball throw and long jump at the 2nd … Read more
  • The Year 6 Stratford Residential 2023
    The Year 6 pupils and staff enjoyed three glorious days in sunny Stratford-upon-Avon last week. The children were a credit to the school, learnt lots about Shakespeare (and chocolate!) and made lots of happy memories.
  • Y4 Dynamo Cricket Competitions
    During May and June, Y4 have been involved in several rounds of the Yorkshire Dynamo Cricket Competition. We started off at Hollinsend in May with two teams, one of whom managed to qualify for the South Yorkshire round of the … Read more
  • Outdoor Art – Mandalas
    This wonderful outdoor art was created as part of the Year 3 ‘How does your garden grow?’ learning journey. We were partly inspired by the buddist monks who grind up rocks to make their mandalas over 60 hours. We just … Read more
  • FS2 Pirate nature flags
    This week in outdoor learning the children made their own pirate flags using natural resources. They chose various leaves and flowers, laid them on a piece of cotton, folded this in half and then bashed all the pigment out using … Read more
  • Pre-School Summer 2 Week 3 Billy Goats Gruff
    This week we are exploring the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. We started off the week in the hall, making bridges and acting out the different characters. The children listened to the oral story, and made their own … Read more
  • Online Safety – OMETV
    Please see the attached information leaflet from the National College from their “Wake Up Wednesday” series where they provide information on popular sites and apps that parents may not have heard of. On this occasion it is looking at the … Read more
  • Y1 Outdoor Learning
    Y1 used natural resources to make Father’s Day Cards.
  • Water Aid Art Competition
    Congratulations to everyone who entered our water themed art competition. The quality of the work was outstanding and it was wonderful to see such a wide variety of ideas and mediums used. The aim was to raise awareness about the … Read more
  • Pre-School Summer 2 Week 2 – The Boy and The Goats
    This week we are learning the story about a boy who has some naughty goats, who escape into the vegetable garden. We learn about the different animals who tried to get the goats out but it is the bee who … Read more
  • FS2 Orienteering (outdoor learning)
    This week children in FS2 had the opportunity to try orienteering. We had to put our map reading skills to the test and communicate effectively for this task. Children hunted for coloured flags around the school grounds, using numbers on … Read more
  • Quad Kids Athletics competition
    It was a pleasure to take two teams of 8 children to a new Sheffield event: Quad Kids Athletics. They competed in 4 events: 50m Sprint Standing jump Howler throw 400m run Times and distances were converted to points and … Read more
  • Y4 Visit to Burbage Valley
    To support our learning in Geography of maps and settlements, and History about Roman roads and bridge-making, Y4 hiked from Ringinglow along the Houndkirk Road, then down through Burbage Valley across the packhorse bridge and up to Carl Wark and … Read more
  • Love your burial ground Year 3 plant survey
    As part of ‘Love your burial ground week’ and the start of our ‘How does your garden grow’ learning journey, Year 3 visited Dore Church to make a botanical survey of the plants growing there. We found all sorts of species … Read more
  • Y2 – Science (plants)
    In Y2 we have been learning about the parts of plants and what plants need to survive. We have planted beans in the classroom and seeds in our outdoor planters. Over the next few weeks we are going to observe … Read more
  • Y1 English
    Year 1 have been learning about the Tiger who came to tea! They even had their own tea party.