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Fun in Year Four!

Here are some photos of Year 4 working hard and having fun at the same time!

They did a couple of experiments in Science to find out if the bubbles in fizzy drinks are weightless or not, and to work out how long it takes for chocolate to melt at different temperatures. They then made their own lollies since it would have been a shame to waste all that lovely chocolate!

They designed a chocolate bar label and wrapper in Art/DT lessons.

In English they worked in groups to write and perform a TV advert to sell a fizzy drink , a chocolate bar or a packet of crisps.

No need to say we have been feeling very hungry all week!!

Well done, Year 4!

Mrs Hallworth, Mr Collier, Mr Daynes and Mrs Rashid.


Year 5 Summer 2

Welcome back to the last term in Year 5!

This term we are learning:

  • Maths –area/perimeter continued, angles, missing angles, geometry, measures
  • English – Poetry, Brazilian stories, persuasion
  • Topic –Brazil
  • Science – Living things
  • PE (Mondays)  – Athletics and Keeping fit
  • ICT – Data handling, research and map work
  • PSHE: Thankfulness, money

Dates to note:

  • Swimming continues every Tuesday
  • Friday 30th – 175th Anniversary celebrations
  • Tuesday 11th – Sound of Music at BBEC
  • Wednesday 12th – Transition day in school
  • Tuesday 25th July  – Last day of term

Miss C 🙂


Year 2’s trip to Nell Bank

On Thursday 25th May 2017 Year 2 set off on an adventure to Nell Bank in Ilkley. The aim of their visit was to learn about Animal Habitats and how animals use their senses.  

Once we got there we split into groups. We all had a turn at the following activities:

The Badger Sniff (a smelling trail), the Mole Walk (a blindfold trail), The Mouse Maze (being a mouse(prey) avoiding the owl (predator), The Rabbit Run (to see which animal can get down a hole), Pond dipping, Minibeasting and finally Water play.

When we were minibeast hunting we had to sort and classify the creatures into animals with no legs, animals with 2 legs, 4 legs, 6 legs, 8 legs and too many legs to count. Once we had observed the creatures, we had to let them go carefully back into the wild.

Whilst we were pond dipping we found lots of different creatures who live in and around ponds. Some even changed their habitat from the pond to the land and air.

We found a wide variety of creatures in and around the pond. There were water boatman, water spiders, water snails, newts, dragonfly nymphs, mayfly nymphs, tadpoles, froglets, mayflies and dragonflies.


Finally, it was time to explore and have fun in the water play area. We really enjoyed ourselves here as it had been a very hot and busy day.


After being such intrepid explorers and mini scientists we were all ready for a sit-down and the ride back to school.

We had worked hard and played hard!!

We all had a super, sunny, sensational day out!!

National Science and Media Museum

Year six visited the National Science and Media Museum on Wednesday morning. After taking the bus to town, we arrived before the museum opened so took a short stroll to City Park. Some children decided to risk walking through the fountains and ended up rather wet.

We then made our way back to the museum which was now open. First, we were greeted by the friendly museum staff who explained what we would be doing. After our greeting, we had half an hour to explore the different floors at the museum.

We then reconvened on floor three where we met the staff who would be conducting our workshop – Bring The Thunder! This workshop taught us all about sound, and Mrs Lupton had the chance to play the role of Darth Vader!

After this, we went into the Wonderlab experience which displayed a variety of wonders. They ranged from coloured parrots to ultraviolet lighting. Throughout the trip everyone was extremely well behaved and represented the school positively. Thank you to Mick and Edwina for accompanying us on our trip.

What was your favourite part of the day? Where did you learn the most?

Mr Platt 🙂


Year 4 has been learning about famous scientists and their inventions.

This week we learnt about Washington Sheffield and his invention of modern toothpaste as we know it today. The children made their own toothpaste and tested it against shop bought toothpaste.

Tell me something that you have learnt Year 4!

Mrs Durrani


Year 6 – Summer 1

This half term is extremely busy for year 6. To begin with, we will be preparing for our SAT tests which are taking place in the third week of the half term. When they are out of the way, we will be focusing on out topic of ‘Britain Since WWII’. During the half term, we will also be learning about different things in science, ICT and PE.

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Revision of Everything
  • English – GPS Skills, Information Texts
  • Topic – Britain Since WWII
  • Science – Animals Including Humans
  • PE   – Cricket
  • ICT – Website Design

Mr Platt 🙂

Watch out! There are animals about …

On Thursday, Year 1 and Year 2 had some interesting visitors…

As part of our topic lessons Year 1 have been learning about classifying animals into groups and Year 2 have been learning about living things and their habitats.

A company called Zoolab kindly brought different creatures into school for the children to interact with. Some children (and teachers) were even brave enough to have a hold!

Can you spot:

Talula the tarantula, Rochelle the cockroach, Max the millipede, Bobby the frog, Flapjack the lizard, Eddie the baby tortoise, Sid the snail, Prince and Jonny the snakes, Mylo the hedgehog?

Can you sort the animals into vertebrates and invertebrates?



Year 4 Assembly

Year 4 performed their class assembly today to parents, staff and children.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the assembly. The children really enjoyed sharing their knowledge on Ancient Egypt, Sound, the Rhythm and Rap poem they learnt in English and the Amazing Egyptian Song!

Which was your favourite part of the assembly?

Here is the full video of the children performing the assembly:

Well done Year 4! You were super!

Miss Nixon and Mrs Hallworth

Year 5 Class Assembly

Thank you to all those parents who came to watch our class assembly. I hope you enjoyed it. For those parents who could not make it, here are some of the highlights.

Well done Year 5, you were fantastic!