Friday, 28 April 2017

Skipping Festival at Brigshaw High School

Our Year 4 skippers had terrific fun this afternoon at the Skipping Festival at Brigshaw High School. Lots of challenges to complete:- double bounce, speed bounce, face to face pairs, butterfly pairs, name just a few. Thank you Chris, Jodi and Leanne for an amazing afternoon of fun!

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Welcome back to the Summer Term - catch up!

We started back the day after Easter Monday and reflected on the question below. The Easter gardens made by the children in Lotherton Class whilst at Ledsham Church, helped us to remember that Easter is much more than just hot cross buns and Easter eggs!

 We launched our Christian Value for this term - Service. The children have lots of ideas of how they can use their skills and talents to serve others.

Some children visited Leeds Discovery Centre and learnt how they can use their interests and enjoyment of history, art, archaeology and the natural world to become Curators. Thank you, Kate, for giving us a backstage tour of the store 'room' which houses over a million exhibits. Wow!

We had our Class and Group photos taken.

Our swimmers had a poolside lesson on water safety.

We are back into the swing of learning Spanish with Mrs gusta...

 ....and Archery 🎯 lessons have started with Anthony our coach ......bullseye!

It's good to be back!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Some great photos of the children enjoying the warm weather at Ledsham Church yesterday as part of our Easter Experience.
Hunting in the Church grounds to find the hidden resurrection eggs...........
Opening the resurrection eggs to see, touch and hear the story of Easter........
Learning about the Easter story from the pictures shown in the stained glass windows with Revd Andy..........
Making magnificent Easter gardens......
Reflecting on the events when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the hopes and dreams people had then and now............
Making different kinds of crosses from around the world.....
A fantastic day!
Thank you to Mrs Taylor, the Church Warden for allowing us to use this wonderful Church to learn about the important message of Easter.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Here's a photo from earlier on in the week when the children were rehearsing for their Mother's Day Assembly

We hope you have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine.
Happy Mother's Day!

Super Science in Wheler

We like to think our children are resilient learners! Here are a few photos of the children in Year 1 and Year 2 working out a problem to do with Food Chains.

What does the arrow mean?

We know that a fox is a carnivore and would eat a chick, but what is the fox eaten by? It depends where it's habitat is.

And are we sure yet about what is meant by producer, consumer,
predator and prey?

I think I've got this right!

Dance in a Day

Children from Year 4 and Year 5 worked with Dance Leaders from Brigshaw High School to create, rehearse and perform a dance in a day! The end result was brilliant and so professional after hours of practising in front
 of the mirror.

Thank you to the Dance leaders from Brigshaw and to Mr Parkinson and his team for making the whole day possible.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Hilary Robinson visit on World Book Day

Staff, parents and children enjoyed Hilary Robinson's visit to Lady Elizabeth Hastings today. Our theme for the day was 'Mixed Up Fairy Tales' (taken from the title of one of Hilary's books).

We started the day with a whole school assembly at 8.50 a.m. to which parents were invited. Hilary shared a presentation of well-known traditional Fairy Tales.....there were a few not so well known too!

Red Riding Hood was a popular choice for the girls and we had a number of dashing woodcutters, a few wolves, bears and a wonderful Prince Charming!

Hilary visited each class in turn and the children had fun imagining how the story would unfold if , for example, the story title was Cinderella and the Beanstalk. Hilary's Top Tip that she always gives aspiring writers is " Think of the ending first" Great advice!

Teachers will be helping children to write their own mixed -up Fairy Tales in the next few days. We look forward to reading their completed stories.