Hoyland Common Spring Clean!

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Today in three we embarked on the Great British Spring Clean and ventured out to litter pick in our local area. We were armed with everything we needed to be EXPERT LITTER PICKERS. Gloves, Litter Pickers, Bags and High Vis vests.

We began walking outside our school and could not believe the amount of rubbish stuffed behind our walls. But, being the expert litter pickers that we are,  year 3 were sure to pick up anything in sight!

As we made our way to Tankersley Church, we continued on our quest and after 20 minutes our bags were already full! It was time to hand out extras and continue in to the woods.

The children were a pleasure to watch / work with. They were overheard talking about what is biodegradable and what’s not. They discussed facts in relation to how long this litter would remain in the environment if we were to leave it there and were even heard chanting “we’re saving the world! We’re saving the world” .

What amazing young people.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Well done Year 3 ❤️🌎


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Plastic – not so fantastic

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This afternoon our COMMS circle assembly was led by Year 3 in our classrooms.

We were given lots of information about what plastic does to our oceans and marine life. It made us a little bit upset.


DID YOU KNOW???? – Right now an estimated 12.7 million tonnes of plastic – everything from plastic bottles and bags to microbeads – end up in our oceans each year. That’s a truck load of rubbish a minute.


We have looked at some ways in which we are trying to lower then number of single use plastics that we have. What will you be doing to help save our oceans?

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Should humans alter genetics?

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This week in Comms Circle, we have been thinking about whether or not humans should alter genetics. In assembly, we discussed how this can be a positive thing to reduce the risk of diseases but we also considered how this could be unethical. We briefly began to look at the thought of designer babies and how breeds of dogs are frequently altered.

So, what are your thoughts? Should we interfere with nature and alter the genetics of living things?

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Should under 16s be allowed their own smartphone?

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Here are some of our thoughts…

Freya – No because strangers could contact you on the internet.

Parneet – No because they are too young to look after it and it could get stolen.

Liam – No because it could put in danger.

Katie – Yes but only over 12s as they might want to play games on their phone.

Jessica – Yes because you might need to phone your parents in an emergency.

Ashleigh – No because people could look at things without your permission.

Zak – Yes so that you can phone your parents when you are lost.

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THANK YOU YEAR 3- ‘It’s a rubbish adventure’.

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AAD29640-5EE6-4195-AF94-BC7815325420Just a quick post to say a big thank you to our year 3 children.

We are learning about the effect of litter and single use plastic on our planet and environment.

Our classes have shared their enthusiasm, empathy and passion to be the change they want to see in our world.

As they participate in this learning journey, I am incredibly proud of them and their efforts to learn about the impact of single use plastic. It is a pleasure to see them strive to make a difference.

Thank you for supporting the children at home and taking time to fill in their diary and talk to them about their learning. Next term we will continue to apply our geography and ICT skills to learn more about our planet and the difference that our generation can make to help secure its future!

Well done year 3, you are capable of making a huge difference to our school, our community and our planet.

Mrs Huckstepp & Mr Rob.


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Should we all believe in a God?

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This afternoon’s question in COMMS circle assembly was ‘Shall we all believe in a God?’


We discussed the various Gods that are worshipped in different faiths around the world.


We then looked at some more unusual Gods that tribes and people believe in that are a little more unusual such as ‘Loki’ – a Norse trickster God.LOKI



So do YOU think that everyone should believe in a God – whether it be a person, animal or object?


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