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Year 5 Transition Sports Event with Thurstonland

Year 5 pupils enjoyed a sports afternoon with pupils from

Thurstonland First School. 

Year 3 Road Safety Training

Year 3 recently completed their Pedestrian Training. They were of course very sensible and safe throughout their training. A specialist trainer came in from Kirklees Road Safety Team to lead the training, ably supported by Mrs Stead. Well done to Year 3.


Click here to see our Harvest Celebration Song


Year Five Bikeability

Year 5 have been pedalling hard to complete their “Bikeablity” training. The training takes place over 2 days and the children either achieve a Level 1 or Level 2 award at the end. After some bike checks and safety work on the playground, they pedalled off round the village! It wasn't a surprise for us to
hear that our Year 5 children were the most sensible and competent group that the instructors had ever worked with. All 8 of our amazing Year 5 children achieved the coveted Level 2 award. We’re really proud of them all. Well done Year 5!


Young Voices 2020


WOW! What an amazing night it was. Class 2 sang their hearts out at Sheffield Area alongside over 4000 other young voices. With songs from The West, to Frightfest, Pop Melody and a tribute to Freddie Mercury. Not to mention Urban Strides dance Group, Ruti and Tony Hadley on stage too. The children behaved fantastically and were a real credit to the school. Such a fantastic experience for us all and one we hope the children will remember for many years to come. 

Volcano Art

We made some fantastic art collages inspired by Volcanoes.  We looked at the work of Margret Godfrey and created this fantastic collages. 


On November 11th Year 5 children represented our school at the Almondbury Remembrance service. Lots of children from local schools were there to pay their respects to those who have given their lives for our freedom. Rev Mark led a short service outside and we had a two minute silence whilst the last post was played. John laid a wreath on the War Memorial.


Year 5 Visit to the Welcome Centre

In Class 2, we have been exploring the kind of world the Jesus' wanted for us to live in.  We explored the parables of the Good Samaritan and How Jesus healed the Leper.  We dug deeper to see what we thought Jesus message was and looked at how he challenges the mindsets of people that follow him.  We didn't really like looking at the picture of the leper - it was uncomfortable.  What we did decide though, was no matter who you are or what you look like we should be compassionate to everyone, help everyone - especially those who need the most help.  We also had a visit from Reverend Mark.  He told us what he did throughout the week to enable him to follow in Jesus's footsteps. We looked at the colours of the Church and we also asked Reverend Mark what kind of world did Jesus want.  Reverend Mark told us to be kind.  As it is our Harvest Festival soon, we decided to ask the community for donations to take to the foodbank.  Year 5 visited the Welcome Centre in Lockwood. 

Escape to Pompeii.

In Literacy Year 4 & 5, have been writing stories about the explosion of Mount Vesuvius.  Here we are practising using complex sentences and subordination.  

We have been learning how to add relative clauses to sentences.  Here is Kai's.
We have been learning how to add relative clauses to sentences. Here is Kai's.

Erupting Volcanoes

This morning we were a little bit excited about exploding our volcanoes.  Here are some before and after pictures.  


This half term’s topic is the United Kingdom.  We had a go at baking some traditional recipes; Bara Brith from Wales, bread from England, shortbread from Scotland and Soda bread from Ireland. Everyone was very impressed with our baking. We even let Class one have a taste and after school there was some for the parents to have a little try too.


Year Five

This week we have been celebrating our fabulous Year Fives.  We looked at how far they have come and how proud we are of what kind, compassionate and sensible individuals they have become.  They are a huge part of our school and all of us will truly miss them.  

 A Fantastic Trip to Cliffe House

In school we have been exploring about how God gave us the Earth as a special gift.  We have been looking at how marvellous the Earth is and how we should be looking after it.  We have also thought about the different Biomes that exist and explore this further with a fantastic trip to Cliffe House.  The weather was fantastic!  We looked at the animals and plants that live in a woodland and pond biome.  

Should Daleks be allowed to live on Earth?

What do you think?  We have been discussing this in class and have some mixed opinions whether they should or not.  Take a look at some of our first draft arguments and independent editing work. 

Robin Wood

Year 4 & 5 have had a fantastic time at Robin Wood.  There are lots of photos on the Sport Premium, Healthy Lifestyles page of the website. 

Summer Serenade

Class 2's rehearsals for the Summer Serenade sounded so amazing I had to pop downstairs and take a look in the classroom.  I think you will agree that this is going to be a pretty special night. 

World Book Day

The children came dressed as their favourite book character or simply came in their pyjamas accompanied by their favourite book to celebrate in World Book Day.  Throughout the day the children enjoyed activities based around some of our favourite authors. 


 We have been learning all about the history of the local area.  We took a visit to Woodsome Hall last week and felt very privileged to be walking around an amazing house oozing with history. We have also been a walk around the village to spot signs of the past. 


Whilst looking at our local history we have discovered the school was built by the Countess of Dartmouth for the children in the village.  We have been learning about what life would have been like during these times.  We went on an amazing trip to Colne Valley Museum in Golcar.  We had a fabulous day of dressing up, cooking lunch, washing, story telling, fancy work and weaving.  We had a lots of jobs to do to make sure that everyone's lunch was ready.  We feasted on potatoes, cheese, soup and scones.

Our Fight Against Plastic

Class 2 wrote some persuasive texts to help save the oceans from plastic.  We also produced some information booklets about estuaries and the birds and plants that live there.  We have been following the River Holme from its source to its mouth.  On Monday we got to see the mouth of the River in Hull on our trip to The Deep. 


Sironko Town Province - Uganda

With the help of Mrs Lewis, Class Two have made links with a school in Uganda.  They sent letters, photos, work, paintings and even recipes for pancakes and Yorkshire Puddings.  We look forward to receiving work back from the children in Uganda.  I wonder what they will think of our school?