Monday, 23 April 2018

Fortnite - advice for parents

Over the past few months, a rapidly increasing number of children are playing the game ‘Fortnite’, making its Battle Royale mode “the most played online game in the world.” As with all online gaming, there are a number of risks that need to be considered in order to ensure children and young people are effectively protected... Click here to read the full article by 'First News' newspaper.  

Year 5 look into poo! (Yes Poo!)

As part of our Topic, Ancient Egypt, in Year 5 we have been taking on the role of archaeologists​. We have learnt that archaeologists use a number of methods to help discover and learn about the past. A great way to understand more about humans from the past is to learn about what they ate. We therefore analysed different coprolites (poo!) from various time periods in history. We worked scientifically, predicting what food remnants we had identified, recording our findings in tables. A great afternoon was had by all! 

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Leavers Jumpers

It seems like we've waited ages (because Mrs Mitchell has been asked 'when' several times a day!) but our Leavers Hoodies are finally here - typically on the hottest day of the year so far! The children are delighted with them so a big 'thank you' to all the parents for buying them for us!

Fitness is Fun

Year 6 were very glad of all the work we do on our Super Hero moves in P.E. when 26 of them took part in the Derby City SSP Fitness is Fun festival at Derby tennis Centre on Wednesday 18th April. Taking part in a range of individual and group activities before completing some high energy circuit training, the children had a great time showing lots of fantastic sporting attitudes. Despite being very tired the children certainly agreed that Fitness is Fun!

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Year 2 Steam Train Journey

Year 2 enjoyed a step back in time when they travelled on the steam train from Rowsley South Station.  There were many interesting things to see and they learnt about the history of the steam trains.  Also they were very lucky to have the opportunity to speak with various members of experienced staff that shared their enthusiasm and knowledge about the trains.

The Big Battery Hunt

The Big Battery Hunt has been a huge success.  As a school, we collected over 23,000 batteries for recycling.  We needed several collections and the container was always full.
Thank you so much to everybody who took part - it was wonderful to see how enthusiastic the children are about protecting our environment.  Many children wrote about why they think it is important to recycle batteries on their collection sheets.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Trouble for Year 2?

On Tuesday 10th April, Year 2 had a most exciting morning with the Police as part of their theme about transport. They had great fun learning about the wide variety of interesting jobs that the Police do. They were able to see first hand a lot of the tools and equipment the police use to carry out their duties on a day to day basis and they also, even had the opportunity of trying on various uniform and explore the Police vehicles. Thank you Derby Police for your visit - we loved it!