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A warm welcome to Hoyland Common Primary School. I hope that this blog will give you a real insight into what goes on at this fabulous school. Please feel free to add comments and views; your feedback is more than welcome. A big thank you in advance for your continued support and please remember my office door is always open. If you have any worries, concerns or even want to feed back something positive please do come and see me.

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Friday Celebrations /

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    • 10 February, 2017
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Good afternoon and happy Friday,

 

It is a pleasure to report on another fantastic week of learning at Hoyland Common Primary. The week began with our Y5 visit to the Titanic museum in Liverpool, where pupils enjoyed workshops and got up ‘close and personal’ with artefacts, reports and illustrations of Titanic memorabilia. They really did work as historians to uncover clues to the sinking of the most infamous nautical voyage of recent times.

 

I have to say that the DT ‘let’s build days’ have been a huge success right through school this week.   In FS, it has been great to see our pupils creating bridges from different materials in order to save the ‘Three Billy Goats’, whilst Y1 have been busy creating different joints for their human body creations. Y2 have been asked to Help Mr T by designing and producing a health packed lunch for his travels. Whilst in KS2, our Y3/4 pupils have worked as builders to design and construct Anderson shelters, which will be bomb tested next week! Our Y5/6 designers have been tasked with saving the Titanic and have drawn up plans and constructed their own electronic propellers and designed hulls to withstand the impact of icebergs. It really has been fun to speak to children about how they are challenging themselves to solve problems this week – definitely ‘head-hurt’ learning.

 

Our stars have been chosen this week for effort, focus, perseverance and excellent design skills and fantastic writing – well done to all – you deserve your moment in the limelight. I would like to end by saying a huge thanks to parents, staff and pupils for such a fun-filled, hardworking term. I hope you are all looking forward to a well deserved break at the end of next week.

SOTW

Happy Friday,

 

Mr F 😉

 

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Doctors of the future! /

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    • 10 February, 2017
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What we don’t know about the human body in Y1 isn’t worth knowing. “I can’t wait to be a doctor!” ?‍⚕️#hcpsproudselfie

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Giant Y1s /

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    • 10 February, 2017
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So impressed with our Y1 writers using similes to describe the Iron Giant.

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Titanic Jack /

For some people, building a raft at home might be an achievement. But not Jack – he’s built the TITANIC! At @HoylandCommonPS we aim big!

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Thursday Maths Challenge! /

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    • 9 February, 2017
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Good morning and welcome to Thursday’s fiendish maths challenge.

 

In each group below, use the four numbers once each, with + – × ÷ available:

  •  3   3   3   3
  •  4   4   4   4
  •  5   5   5   5
  •  6   6   6   6

to show how you can achieve the target number of 24.

 

Please send your answers in the reply box below – there is a house point on offer for the first correct answer. I will reveal the solution on Monday.

 

Good luck and happy puzzling!

 

Mr F 🙂

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Friday feeling……. /

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    • 3 February, 2017
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Its Friday again! The weeks are flying by here at HCPS with all the fantastic learning that is happening throughout school with children immersed in their learning and topic work!!

News from the week –

The Foundation Stage Ducks now have a new home outside, feel free to pop in and visit them in their new house situated in the FS Playground – a huge THANK YOU as well to our fabulous caretaker Theresa who donated £50 toward their new home and even used her weekend to build it for Blitzen and Prancer!

Mr Hastey’s classroom has been the epi centre of the titanic wreck site this week with children using their programming skills to navigate their way through an “underwater” maze to find the remains of the titanic! The children have been submerged almost literally but I think Mr Hastey will be glad to get his classroom back to normal next week!

Year 6 visited the Maritime Museum in Liverpool on Wednesday to further enhance their learning and their topic work. They were able to uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.

This weeks “Stars of the Week”, have been chosen for a number of different reasons, being an exceptional role model to their peers, use of descriptive language in literacy, 100% effort, grasp of numeracy and being helpful and friendly and a pleasure to teach.

Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday ready for another week of learning!

 

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Dino-tastic! /

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    • 2 February, 2017
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Just look at this fantastic creation. I’m so impressed Noah-a-Saurus! 

#hcpsproud selfie

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Saving the ship! /

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    • 2 February, 2017
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Check out Lily’s independent work at home – self directed learning at its best! #hcpsproudselfie

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