Digital Leader Training Day 2


Today at the Innovation Centre, in Bradford, we presented and shared our work so far to the other schools and the leader of the course. This included a Powerpoint about internet safety, our post on the blog and the assembly we did in school.

After that, we looked at storage devices and problems with storing information on ipads, cameras and video players. We learnt that documents, photos and videos can be stored on ‘OneDrive’, ‘iCloud’ and ‘GoogleDrive’. These can store data on a large server and are called cloud storage. We also had the chance to look at the server they use at the Innovation Centre.

An interesting fact we learnt was that there is a huge tunnel and wire under the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the UK!

Following on from our work on passwords from last time, we looked at a website to find out how secure passwords are. It is This will tell you how fast a smart computer will be able to access your account from instantly to thousands of years.

We learnt lots!

Year 6 Digital Leaders





Year 6 2.11.15

Welcome back Year 6

This week we are learning:

Maths – Missing angles in a variety of shapes, angles assessment

English – Writing up our stories and starting to look at non-fiction texts

Topic – What is a Monarch? Ordering Monarchs through time.

Science – Electricity

PE – Dance – Fireworks

Problem Solving Maths – Using algebra in a range of problems

ICT – Digital Media

Hope you all work hard. Tell me what you enjoy the most?

Miss C x

Autumn 2 in Year 4

Next half term: Around the World

English – We will be looking at diary writing, holiday brochures, information texts and poetry.

Maths – We will be looking at multiplying 1, 2 and 3 digit numbers, dividing by 1 digit numbers, word problems and finally tables and line graphs.

Science –  We will be looking at electricity; how to keep safe, what uses electricity and hopefully be taking part in some experiments.

Topic – Our main topic is All Around the World. We will be looking at different places on Earth.

ICT – We will be looking at collecting, presenting and evaluating data. We will also be using it to do some reporting of extreme weather. Keep your eyes peeled for our reports.

Art – In art we will be focusing on different art techniques. We will be using different materials to create some extreme art work.

DT – We will be having a go at making some of our own tornadoes and volcanoes.

PE – Dance

Music – singing and recorders.


For now have a great half term and we look forward to seeing you back at school on the 2nd of November. Stay safe!

Miss Briggs and Mrs Barraclough x

Golden Star Achievers!

 Well done to all the children who achieved a Golden Star Award this half term


We have been blown away with you!

Today’s The Day The Teddy Bears Have Their Picnic!!

What better way to end our bear topic and the half term but with a teddy bears picnic.

The children brought their own special teddy bears and soft toys to class and shared with us why they are special to them.

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“My bear is called Tig, I sleep with him in my bed.” – Alexis

“My bear is called Big because he is big. My grandma bought him for my birthday.” – Grace

“I go to sleep with Snowflake and he wakes me up and I make him breakfast, he likes cornflakes.” – Eliza

“Floppy helps me and mum bake cakes. He is soft and helps me draw pictures. He holds the paper.” – Rose

“He is called Toby, it says Toby on his tag and he has a lead. He is good all day.” – Oliver

“Geoffrey is wearing exercise clothes. I got him in London, my dad ran a marathon.” – Amos

“My bear is called Eliza, he is my best friend. He likes ham sarnies for breakfast.” – Chloe. L

“I cuddle him at bedtime and he lights up. Mummy and Daddy bought him from the penguin shop. ” – Lily

“I’ve had baby for 4 years. My Nana made him. It says his name on him.” – Finlay

“He’s called Beary. He likes to jump in muddy puddles and we watch CBeebies. I sleep with him.” – Phoebe. T

“It’s called Rainbow. Me and Nanny went to the shop and made him because I was a good girl.” – Scarlett. P

If we were going to have a picnic we needed to make sandwiches to eat and we all know bears like jam (or is it marmalade?) sandwiches!!

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And the best part? Eating them!!

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The children and their cuddly friends had a wonderful time!

It has been a fantastic first half term in Reception. Myself and Mrs Browne are very proud of all the children and how they have settled into school life.

We are looking forward to lots more exciting learning next half term.

Happy Holidays and we will see you soon.

Mrs Darbyshire.

Happy Half Term Holidays!

Wishing all the staff and children a wonderful week and well deserved rest in half term. Hope you all have a lovely week whatever you do and we will see you back on Monday 2nd November.


Miss C x


Year 2 had a visit from “Oscar” from the Dog’s Trust.

On Thursday 21st October the children in Year 2 had a visit from “Oscar” from the Dog’s Trust. He and his owner came to explain how to behave and be safe around dogs. The children learnt about how to read a dog’s body language and to think carefully about how a dog might be feeling.

They were given some “Top Tips”

  1. Always ask the owner if you can stroke their dog.
  2. Always let the dog sniff the back of your hand first.
  3. Always ask the owner where the dog likes to be stroked.
  4. Cross your arms if a dog runs up to you and look away.
  5. If a dog knocks you over curl up into a tight ball.
  6. Never put your face near a dog.
  7. Do not bother a dog when it is eating or drinking. Thanks Oscar!!009013 016 017 019 020 021 022 024 026 027 028 029 030 032 033 036 037 038 039 041 042 043 044 045 046 047 048 049 050 051 054 055 056 058 059 060 063 068 069 070 071 072 074 075 079

An Unexpected Surprise!!

We were very surprised to receive a letter in Reception class. Mrs Coe delivered the letter to us and when we opened the letter it was from the bear in the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!’

He was very sad that we thought he was scary and wanted to chase after the family because he wanted to eat them!! He explained how he is actually very friendly and the family made him jump when they tip toed into his cave and that is why he roared so loudly. He chased the family because he wanted to be their friend.

The children said they would be his friend and Grace suggested we write a letter to the bear to tell him. So that’s what we did.

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We made him teddy bear puppets to keep him company and to have something to cuddle when he is feeling lonely.

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I’m sure the Bear will not be lonely anymore with all his new fabulous bear friends to play with!

Our school trip to York Chocolate Story

On Wednesday 21st October, Year 4 visited York Chocolate Story. We traveled by coach and it took about an hour. We were all extremely excited because we were going to taste and make chocolate.

As soon as we arrived we went upstairs into a small room, it was very dark. We watched a video about Mayans and Aztecs fighting for cocoa beans. The Mayans discovered they could make a cocoa drink which we got to try, it was horrible. We learnt that the Aztec emperor drank 50 cups of the cocoa everyday and he believed it made him stronger.

Next we went into another room and we saw talking photographs(in frames) of different famous sweet makers such as; Rowntrees; Terrys; Cravens and Frys. Each of the sweet makers told us about which chocolates and sweets they had made, they argued between each other and gave us an insight into the world of chocolate making. On our way out we got to try a quality street sweet.

After that we went into another room and learnt about how the chocolates were made and the different jobs you could of had. The jobs included; professional wobbabilty testers, Easter egg wrappers; chocolate decorators and chocolate box makers. We also watched a video and it showed how chocolate were made, the workers sang a song from World War 1 which we all joined in with.

Then we went down into the chocolate factory to learn about how the chocolate is made, on an interactive activity.

Once we had learnt how to make the chocolate we got to taste the chocolate. First we had to put the chocolate on the back of our hands so it didn’t melt. Then we had to smell the chocolate, listen to the crack it made when it was snapped and finally we tasted it.

After that we got to make our very own chocolate lolly and we got to try freshly made chocolates, Mmm they were delicious!

Finally we had a lovely stroll down the Shambles in the centre of York followed by eating our lunch by the Castle museum. Everyone had chance to have a play on the grass whilst eating some sweets.

We all had a fantastic time and would like to thank all the adults for taking us and looking after us.

Love Year 4 x

10 Star Club!!

Congratulations to our first 10 star club winners!! 

Every day children can be rewarded with stars for when they ‘wow’ us with their fantastic learning and the amazing things they are doing in class.

When they earn 10 stars they can choose a prize from the golden box.


     Well done girls, we are really proud of you! 

Who will be next?

There are lots of children nearly at the magic number 10.