Dragons beware 

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What an exciting last week full of learning in FS2. We have responded to lots of problems using our writing. The witch from ‘Room on the Broom’ sent us a ferocious surprise on Thursday. The witch sent the dragon to our school and this caused damage in our outdoor area.

 


We had to gather the evidence together to solve this problem and get our resources fixed. This consisted of lots of writing, using our phonics knowledge, including: writing lists, posters, trap designs and creating these, labelling and writing notes to our caretaker. The children did this independently and it was great to see a love of writing in the cohort this week. Keep practicing your writing skills in the holiday and have a brilliant week off 🙂

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PROJECT ANDERSON!

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We have a very important job, we have been asked by Cannon Hall to research, design, make and test model Anderson Shelters. These may be used during their workshops to help educate other children. Yesterday we began our project and we looked at strength and stability because we know how important these properties are when making our own shelters. Today we have moved on to making! We have made prototypes and discussed the changes we may need to make to improve the shelter. Now we are making the real deal! Take a look at our learning journey so far….

What have you learnt?

Why is your Anderson Shelter  strong?

What changes did you make when making your shelter?

What have you enjoyed about your learning so far?

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Chocolate making! 

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The children in year 3/4 have worked so hard during their Chocolate topic! This week they’ve been busy making their own chocolate masterpieces which they will give as gifts! They designed their own labels too! Well done, Willy Wonka would be proud if you, just like we are! 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 

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Just a post to say a huge “thank you” to both parents and children for your continued support and hard work this term. Additionally , miss Buckley & I have been overwhelmed by the thoughtful cards & gifts that you have given us, we really appreciate it! We hope you have a wonderful Christmas and wish you a happy and healthy 2017. 

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WOW – What a week!!!

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Wow is the only word to describe this week!!! What a week it has been here at Hoyland Common Primary School!!
The week started on a high when we were lucky enough to not only have been nominated by a parent for the “School of the Year” Award in the Barnsley Chronicle “Proud of Barnsley” Awards but we were the chosen school by the judging panel and won! It was a huge accolade for all involved with our school, as we undoubtedly have the children at the heart of all our decisions and strive as a school to ensure that they have the very best education possible! A huge thank you to Alison Sutton for our nomination and also a huge thank you to every single member of staff and the pupils who make HCPS what it is!
Yesterday was the Stars of Hoyland Awards at Barnsley Town Hall. One of our children, Erin Marrison was nominated for an award for the “Young Volunteer” award after raising awareness and money for Diabetes UK by completing a mile swim! What a fantastic effort from Erin in not only swimming a whole mile but also raising money for a charity that is close to the hearts of many in our community.
At the Stars of Hoyland Award, Michael Dugher MP announced that he was doing a special award for a very special school, one that at was not only outstanding but also at the hub of the community. He announced Hoyland Common Primary School as that very star!
So as you can see it has been a week of awards! Topped off today with Ava in Year 3 winning the “name the roundabout” competition for the new roundabout further along from school! You will also be excited to know that it will be known as “Fitzwilliam” Roundabout.
Thank you all for your continued support and as ever if there is anything you wish to speak to us about, please do not hesitate to get in touch!
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Buddy the anti bullying panda!

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Last week, the anti bullying panda visited us in class. We showed him our anti bullying posters and then enjoyed a dance together. Who knew pandas could dab? We also celebrated children in  need and donated our money to wear pajamas ALL DAY! In the morning we used our amazing ICT skills to make PowerPoint presentations, to educate others about children in need. We watched Logan’s story, it really touched us and our power points include information about how our donations help children just like Logan! 

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Scatter Rounders

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scatter-roundersThis afternoon in PE we played Scatter Rounder’s and had a lot of fun!

In this game every player has a role. ‘Batting teams’ have to kick, catch and throw different balls! Then run around as a team!

The ‘fielding team’ have to gather each ball as well as LOTS of bean bags that have been spread around the pitch. To be good at this game it takes team work, encouragement and sports skills and every child in class 8 played incredibly well today! Well done!

 

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Gotta ‘Fair Trade Em All!’

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Yesterday in our chocolate topic lesson we started to learn about Fair Trade! During the lesson, each group had some of the ingredients to make chocolate on their tables, and they had to ‘trade’ their ingredients in order to get a full set.

Did you trade fairly?

How did you manage to get a full set of ingredients?

Can you begin to explain what fair trade is following our lesson? I hope so!

 

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