Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre in North Anston

The children in Year 5 and Year 6 have been learning about minibeasts and their living environment.  They all went to the Tropical Butterfly House on Friday, 30th June.  Whilst there, they all had an opportunity to handle minibeasts such as cockroaches, stick insects and tarantulas.  Some children also listened to talks about snakes and saw them being handled whilst others saw owls and parrots flying for their handlers.  They also saw a large number of animals, many of which can be seen in the photographs.

Kingswood Residential 2017

On Monday 5th June, 30 Year 5 children and 4 teachers went to Kingswood Dearne Valley for their residential.  During the 3 days they were there, they took part in several organised activities that they had not attempted before.  This included activities such as: Archery, Fencing, Climbing, High Ropes and Low Ropes.  They had an amazing experience as you can see from the photos.  Over 500 photos were taken, the slide show is just a small sample of them. 

Rotherham Children’s Festival

For Picture This, we have been studying a painting by Pieter Bruegel called Children’s Games.  We have made a material collage of our school playground which is on display at Magna.  We have also written poems, instructions and descriptions relating to the painting.   Some children in Year 5 also went to the ‘Big Blast’ where they play the Glockenspiel.

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BEAST CREATOR

To engage pupils in their new topic, Year 5/6 carried out a mini-beast hunt around the school. Armed with potters, buckets, spades and bug carriers, the children explored several areas including the field. Filled with excitement, they hunted under logs, in flowerpots, underground, in bushes and collected slugs, ladybirds, snails and lots of woodlice. 

Hola Mexico and Blood Heart

All the children in Y5 and Y6 have enjoyed learning about Mexico, its food and celebrations; and how the heart works this term. Throughout the term, they researched about their main festival, The Day of the Dead, and finally created their own festival with paper decorations, mexican foods and tried mexican dancing.  In the second half term they have learnt all about how the heart works and the importance of keeping healthy.

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Y5/Y6 GYMNASTICS SOUTH YORKSHIRE GAMES

On Thursday 16th March the Y5/6 gymnastic team went to the EIS to participate in the South Yorkshire Games which meant they were competing against teams from Sheffield, Doncaster and Barnsley. They had to perform a floor routine and a jump from the vault. A fun day was had by all and the girls came 8th.

Healthy Eating Posters

This term, children were invited to take part in designing a Healthy Eating Poster. Pupils spent many hours at home creating their posters and today the Key Stage 2 winners were reveled to the rest of Key Stage 2 in an assembly. 

Congratulations to the runner-ups Nitasha Iqbal (Y5/6)  and Farhaan Iqbal (Y3/4) who received some yummy treats as their prizes (not very healthy) and the winners Connor Wells (Y5/6) and Alinah Hussain (Y3/4) who each received a £5 Argos voucher to spend on what they like. 

Congratulations also to Rylie Sheppard who was the runner up Key Stage 1, Jayne Okpovie who was the winner and Estal Hamza from foundation stage. 

Winning posters will be displayed in the dinner hall anytime soon – keep your eyes peeled for them!

 

Gymnastics

On Wednesday 8th February we took a Y3/4 and Y5/6 squad of gymnasts to compete at Rotherham School’s Gymnastic Final. All the girls performed a floor routine and a jump from the vault. They were all superstars, but our Y5/6 team were amazing as they are the new Rotherham Champions. They are now going to compete in the South Yorkshire final in March. Good luck girls!

KIDS CUP FOOTBALL COMPETITION

Congratulations to our year 5/6 football team for finishing as runners up in the Kids Cup Football Competition.  After a full days football they beat Rawmarsh Rosehill in a nail biting semi finals sudden death penalty shootout.  Unfortunately they ended by losing 2 -1 in the final to Herringthorpe St. Marys.  Great effort guys, well done.