PREDATORS

Last half term, year 3/4 had four feathered visitors that came to help them with their topic work (Predators).  The children behaved impeccably throughout the talk which was commented on by the member of staff delivering the presentation.  They got to see four different types of owl, learn some interesting facts about them and watch two of them fly across the hall.  Why not ask your child what they can remember?

Can they name an owl species?

What noises do owls make?

Do owls have ears? If so, where?

Why do owls rotate their head so far?

Are owls good predators? Why?

Spelling Competition

ALL DIFFERENT, ALL EQUAL

 

ALL DIFFERENT, ALL EQUAL was the theme for this years Anti-Bullying week.  An assembly hosted by Ann Foxley-Johnson, from the Rotherham Schools Improvement Service, finished off a number of activities that the school had run.

There was an initial assembly with the whole school, where Mrs Foxley-Johnson spoke about bullying and showed the children video clips to generate discussion around what is bullying and what isn’t.

Then followed 3 workshops with the year three and four classes focusing on ‘Conflict Resolution’.  During these sessions, the children would act out common scenarios and deal with the situation as best they could.

After some in school sessions, in our PSHE lessons, Mrs Foxley-Johnson returned to school to run another activity focusing on the ‘Impact of Words’.  She also ran a small workshop with some of the children for them to reflect on their understanding of their learning so far.

All in all it was a great success and we would all like to thank Mrs FJ for her hard work and passion when visiting our school.

As part of the ‘I Am Warrior’ topic the Y4/3 children learnt about the Roman Army. As well as looking at armour and weapons, the children learnt how the Roman Army became such a successful and formidable force. Part of this was to research battle plans, techniques and formations to see whether we thought they would work and why. Here are some of the images of the children practising being Roman soldiers and implementing some Roman battle formations.

Each child designed their own shield which they completed using papier mache and glue. The design of the shield represented both the child’s year group and school. The design also linked to the Romans as the eagle signifies the symbol of the messenger and the lightning bolt symbolises the Roman God Jupiter.

 

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!

Y3/Y4 Basketball – Winterhill Cluster Champions

Last week our Year 3s and 4s became
Winterhill Cluster Champions
when they managed to win all their games without conceding a single goal. 

They now go on through to the Rotherham finals, with a chance to progress on to the South Yorkshire Finals as Champions of Rotherham.  Good luck…… watch this space.

Burbs, Bottoms and Bile,  Scrumdiddlyumptious

In term 1, Year 4/3 worked on Burps, Bottoms and Bile and Scrumdiddlyumptious. In both of the topics, the children found out about food and healthy eating. In November, they visited Tesco where they were taken on a guided tour around the store, including in the back where the public aren’t usually allowed to go.  They also had a visit from the dental nurse.  Throughout this term the class novel was The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.  

EASTER BONNET PARADE

Lots of children made Easter Bonnets at home with their parents for a parade in school.  The winners from each Key Stage won an Easter Egg.  Here are a selection of the hats.