Whole School

Choir were amazing! On Friday 28th November they performed in Rotherham Town centre. Onlookers commented on the talent of our children and how much effort and enthusiasm they put into their singing. Mrs Whiteley said, “I am so proud of our children, they sounded at their best!”
If you would like a further opportunity to see choir perform then come to see them at the Rotherham Advertiser Concert at Rotherham Minster on Saturday 6th December (tickets available via the advertiser website).

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On Friday 21st November 2014 we all wore blue to show our support of anti bullying. We came together in a special assembly to share our learning during anti bullying week. Many classes in Key Stage 1 focussed on friendship and what a good friend should be like. In Keystage 2 the focus was on cyberbullying and how it might feel to be bullied. The choir performed ‘Good to be me’ and Y6 ‘Orange group’ performed a poem called ‘Big Mistake’. We saw posters, drawings, bookmarks, helping hands and even a ‘Elmer’.
The assembly highlighted the importance of telling a trusted adult if you feel unsafe. Later on in the evening we danced the night away at our annual friendship disco. Thanks to all the staff who gave up their Friday night to help out.

Many thanks for your generosity in donating tins and packets for the Rotherham Hub. The stage was full of all kinds of food.

The harvest service went very well and we had an interesting address from Mr Whitehouse about seeds and trees.  Russell told us, “This is only school I’ve ever worked in that does a good job of the harvest. That was a proper harvest service!”

Some children will be going to the hub soon to report back on how our donations help and see the impact for our community.

23 incredible children had 100% attendance for the full year (2013-14) so needed a treat! Mrs Mason and Mrs Walton took the children to Wingfield Academy with the other learning community winners for a special cinema screening on Thursday 23rd October!  The children had popcorn and a drink and thoroughly enjoyed their treat. The staff at Wingfield were so impressed by the polite behaviour. They said that Lewis in Y5 stood out for all the right reasons as he had incredible behaviour and excellent manners.
Well done everyone and thanks to Mrs Mason and Mrs Walton.


Today a famous author visited the school, David Lawrence Jones is a well-respected author of children’s books and is renowned for his popular “Bradley Baker” and “Jig and Saw” adventure series. David showcased his work and inspired the children to be creative. If you want to purchase some signed copies of David’s work then he is coming back to school on Wednesday 8th October.

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What an amazing day! Famous author and ex-pupil Peter Murray officially opened our ‘Tranquil Harbour Reading Area’. Jim, who created our beautiful garden, also came to be part of our celebrations. This was a great chance to thank him for all of his hard work. Pete gave an inspirational talk to the pupils in KS2 about his life, books and future ambitions. The children found him to be a warm and funny man.

Mrs Dobbin let the children have ice-creams to celebrate the ‘seaside theme of the garden. The children loved this and spent most of playtime chasing playing ‘Mokee  Joe’  the villain from Peter’s books. Most importantly Pete’s message to us was, “If I’m from Redscope and I can do it then you most definitely can too!” Look out for pictures of us in the Rotherham Advertiser this week.

 

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We were amazed by the quality of the decorated eggs in our annual Easter competition. Once again children and parents had taken the time and trouble to enter. The theme this year was ‘brilliant books’ and the entries were fantastic. Many princesses featured as well as Old MacDonald’s farm, Charlotte’s web, Mr Men, The Three Little Pigs and many more. Of course, after our amazing production, Tom’s Midnight Garden proved to be a popular theme this year! The judges had a very difficult decision.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to everyone who entered.

 

On Friday 21st March the whole school community got together to raise money for sport relief. The children took part in a ‘sport relief mile’ around Barkers Park. key stage one also danced in the playground and everyone took part in a circuit of different fun physical activities. Staff and children donated money and came dressed in their sporty outfits.  In total over £314 was raised. Many thanks to all those who got involved.  Plus a big thank you to Mr Walsh, who organised the event.

Click on the link below for further Sport Relief information.

http://www.sportrelief.com/

IMGP8393On Friday 28th March the children were wowed by a performance of Tom’s Midnight garden. “I loved every second and wonder about being an actress when I’m older!” declared Alicia in Y6. The classic text was used to inspire the children. Over the next few weeks, all classes will be producing work inspired by this topic area. Over the Easter break why not enter our ‘garden’ competition. Families or individuals can enter by creating a garden. Use recycled materials, craft items, real plants or whatever you can get your hands on. Get creating to win one of 5 lovely prizes.

Click on this link to see our flyer about the garden competition:  garden competition