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We want to keep parents informed of their child's progress, and about other activities in school. We recognise that good communication benefits the whole school community.

In this section you will find information about everything that is happening in and outside of our school as well as photographs and videos of our amazing children in action.

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  • Y3 York Chocolate Story

    Published 23/01/20

    Our trip to York’s Chocolate Story

    Year 3 had the magnificent opportunity to learn about the history of chocolate at York’s Chocolate Story. We went back time to discover the origin of chocolate and how it was founded by the Aztec people. They valued the cocoa bean and formed a basic drink that tasted very bitter at first. We learned how it changed from 1800 onwards where milk and sugar were added to create the most famous brands like Aero, Kit Kat and Terry’s chocolate orange! As well using our 5 senses to judge ‘good quality’ chocolate, we watched professional chocolatiers make chocolate moulds with a delicious passion fruit flavour inside. We even got to make our very own chocolate lollipops with different toppings! Take a look at the photos to see what we’ve been up to.

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  • Hamlet Workshop Y6

    Published 22/01/20

    As part of our topic in English this term, Year 6 are looking at Hamlet and the format of Shakespeare’s play scripts. On Monday 13th January, Year 6 children were fortunate enough to watch a performance of Hamlet, and many had the chance to play main roles . The children were able to dress up as these characters and perform for their classmates. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity and have also memorised many key events.

     

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  • Autumn Spelling Bee

    Published 09/12/19

    On Thursday 5th December, for KS1 and Friday 6th December for KS2, the school held a spelling bee challenge for the children. The children who were chosen to participate were given words to learn in advance. On the day, from those words children were given random combinations to spell correctly. We aimed to have a champion per year group, but for many this wasn’t possible because of how well prepared some of the children were! The children subsequently won points for their team: 40 for the winner, 30 for 2nd place and so on. All children were very enthusiastic through this and enjoyed this event very much. I would like to thank all the children, parents and teachers for helping the children to prepare and learn these words. Fantastic!

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  • YN Trip to the Park

    Published 02/12/19

    On Friday, 29th November, the Nursery children and their parents explored Hyrstlands Park.

    In Nursery, the children have been learning about autumn this half-term and they were excited to get the opportunity to look for all the different signs of autumn.

    The day before the trip we discussed going on a leaf hunt with the children.  They were excited to show their parents how to follow the tick sheet to find all the different objects in the park.

    As soon as we arrived, the hunt was in full swing. The children took great delight in finding leaves of all different colours and sizes, berries and more. Mrs Glover and I were really impressed at the range of rich language the children were using; narrating their experience to their parents.

    After a fun morning collecting as much as they could, we finished the trip by visiting the climbing frames in the park. The children were keen to explore the equipment and put their physical skills to work.

    A lovely day was had by all!

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  • Y4 Trip to Dewsbury Minster

    Published 29/11/19

    Our visit to the Dewsbury Minster 

    Today, Year 4 went on an amazing visit to the Dewsbury Minster.  We learned a lot about the faith of Christianity. For example, we were told about the font and how babies are baptised and become a member of the church. Even grown-ups can be baptised. We discovered fascinating facts about Dewsbury and how Christianity first came into Dewsbury in AD 627. There were plaques on the church walls to symbolise important people or families who have passed away. We learned many new terms related to Christianity: Bishop, Vicar, altar, font, organ, baptism, chalice and paten.

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  • Y6 Stump Cross Cavern

    Published 28/11/19

    On Thursday 21st November, Year 6 visited the Stump Cross Caverns in Harrogate to explore the details and history of caves.  We were taken on a tour, in which we all had to wear hard helmet hats to travel underground in our quest to explore the caves.  In the caves, we had opportunities to see many different fossils, rocks, and more importantly stalactites and stalagmites as part of our geography topic “Frozen Kingdom”. While exploring the cave, we discussed and viewed how these stalactites and stalagmites also established amazing formations, such as “The Cradle” and “The Wedding Cake”. We were also lucky enough to view the phenomenal light show that was displayed in the cave. The children ended their day by watching a movie on the process of formation, while eating their lunch in the cinema room.

     

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