Non-Uniform Day – October 2017

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This year, we are helping to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital and we have lots of events planned throughout the year to help us to raise the most money possible. This money will go and support poorly children and their families to help give them a better quality of life whilst they are in hospital.

Click here to find out more about The Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Friday 6th October 2017 was our first fundraising event and we had a non-uniform day. Everyone came to school dressed in their brightest and boldest colours. By the end of Friday, school had raised an amazing £215. Thank you to all of our parents and carers for supporting such a worthwhile cause.

Keep your eyes peeled for letters coming home soon about more fundraising events and how you can support them.

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Y2 Class Assembly

This week we had our class assembly and this was our chance to tell our grown ups and the rest of the school what we have been learning about this year.

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This was our chance to sing some of our favourite songs and tell everyone about our fabulous trip to Whirlow Hall Farm. Click here to see the original post.

Thank you to all of our grown ups for coming to watch us.

Green for Grenfell

Today, we were invited to wear the colour green to support the people suffering or were involved in the Grenfell fire in London. By wearing green, we show solidarity and support for the people who died, were injured or lost everything in this tragic event.

A huge thank you to all of our parents and carers for sending donations in for this cause. We have raised over £200. This money will go towards helping those that have been affected in London.

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Books at Bedtime

Over the last 3 weeks, FS and KS1 have taken part in a competition called Books at Bedtime. This is to help promote lots of reading to be done at home at bedtime. Every child was given a card to fill in and at the end of every week, the class teacher picked a winner at random. Here are the winners from Pearl class from the last 3 weeks. We’d also like to say a big thank you to all the parents and carers who have helped their child do lots of bedtime reading.

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As part of the Grand Finale of the Books at Bedtime, everyone in FS and KS1 got to come to school in their pyjamas. Everyone has had such a fantastic time! Well done for doing lots of reading at bedtime! Keep it up! 🙂

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How to continue the learning at home:

  • Read with your child at least once a day. This could include a book from home, a book from school, a newspaper, a comic or an magazine.
  • Visit the library to borrow a selection of different books. Click here for the details of Manor Top library and opening times.
  • Speak to Miss Varley about different ways to engage your child in reading.
  • Talk to your child and ask them questions about what they have read to test their comprehension.

FS and KS1 Christmas Workshop

Christmas is officially here!

This morning, we held our annual FS and KS1 Christmas Workshop across the classrooms.

As you can see, everyone has had a marvellous time.

We had over 50 parents and carers attend today so we’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone for coming to make this such a successful event. We hope to see you next year.

We hope you are well and truly in the Christmas spirit!

Christmas Dates…

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Here are some important dates for your diary.

If you need more information, please speak to Miss Varley.

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FS and KS1 Christmas Workshop – Friday 2nd December 8.35am-9.30am in classrooms.

Come and join us to make some Christmas crafts with your child.

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Y2 Christmas Nativity Performance – Friday 9th December at 9.30am in the hall.

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Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Party and Disco – Monday 12th December in the afternoon.

We will let you know closer to the time what we would like you to bring in for the party and disco.

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Christmas Dinner– Wednesday 7th December

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100% Attendance Disco – Thursday 15th December 4pm – 5pm

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Last Day of School – Friday 16th December 2016

Back to School – Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Healthy Living Week

In Science, we have been learning all about being healthy.

We know that we can be healthy in lots of different ways.

First we had a question to answer: Does exercise affect our heart rate?

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We checked our heart rates when they were resting and then we checked them again after each activity to see if they had increased or not.

We found that our heart rates did increased when we completed some exercise. We know that our heart is very important to help keep you alive and that our hearts pump blood all around the body. Our blood cells contain oxygen that our bodies need to stay healthy.

Next we looked at how food had an effect on our bodies.

After that, we looked at making a healthy lunch box.

In Literacy, we looked at writing instructions to help learn how to wash our hands properly and how to brush our teeth. We have learnt that all instructions include imperative verbs (bossy verbs) that tell us to do something. These are also known as commands.

Washing our hands

1. Wet your hands with water from the tap.

2. Lather the soap between your hands.

3. Scrub your hands with the soapy bubbles, making sure you get between your fingers, thumbs, palms and on top of your hands.

4. Rinse off the bubbles with more clean water.

5. Dry with hands with a clean paper towel.

What a fantastic job we have done washing our hands!

Finally, we had a special day dedicated to healthy living where our parents could come and join in with us to make lots of different crafts.

The school nurses came into school as well to talk to us about how to stay healthy and they spoke to our mums and dads as well.

Do you know how much sugar is in the things you drink?

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We have had a really fun day and enjoyed learning about how to be healthy.

How to continue the learning at home:

  • Switch drinking sweet, sugary drinks to water, milk or sugar free dilute squash. Save fizzy drinks for a special treat.
  • Visit the dentist every 6 months for a check up.
  • Try to eat at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day.
  • Exercise for 10-15 minutes every day.
  • Instead of coming to school in the car, why not try parking half way and then walking the rest of the way.
  • Save sweets and chocolates for a special treat maybe once a week.
  • Make sure you eat a healthy, balanced diet.