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Yorkshire Dance virtual dance workshops

Posted on Friday 26 March 2021 by Mrs Taylor

Yesterday, all classes took part in dance workshops, led by dance artist Ellen, as part of the Yorkshire Dance RE:FRESH dance festival.

From Reception to Year 6, all the children copied, explored and performed different dance moves in their workshops.

While we can’t have visitors in school at the moment, this was a great virtual project we could get involved with.

Here are some comments from the Year 1 children.

I loved it because of all the moves we did.

I loved it because I like all the animals.

I liked to see you smiling.

It was amazing and you were amazing, Ellen.

As part of RE:FRESH, there are performances being screened tonight and on Saturday, as well as workshops and a fun dance challenge. All of the details can be found here.
Yorkshire Dance also have classes, specifically for primary aged children, on Saturdays. Here are the details and booking for the summer term are now open.

TTRS tournament winners (wb 15 March)

Posted on Wednesday 24 March 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

It’s been great having you all back in class and seeing how much you are all improving with your times tables!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

Recording an average score of 1451, the winners this week are Y3!

That’s now six times in a row (yes, six!) AMAZING!

Which class will knock Y3 off top spot this week or will they claim their seventh successive victory?

Remember to give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play on TTRS. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

DT: designing carnival costumes

Posted on Thursday 18 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

In this DT lesson, we’ve gone through some of the stages of the design process.

The class took on the role of carnival costumes designers and split into troupes to design their costumes. First, they had to decide their theme and then do some internet investigation for inspiration.

Next, they made some initial sketches for their carnival king and queen costumes. They had to think about what the costume would look like but also think how the costume would be supported so that it could be moved without collapsing.

After that, they reflected on their sketches with their troupe and made some tweaks before colouring and annotating the designs.

Finally, the troupes looked at each other’s designs and fed back what they liked about them. They also evaluated their own and fed back on improvements or changes they would make.

Let’s rock for Red Nose Day!

Posted on Monday 15 March 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello to all of you Times Tables Rock Stars,

This Friday is Red Nose Day and the people at TTRS have come up with a great challenge to raise some extra money.

Prices for a new nose start at 50,000 coins so we’d best get saving.

We’ve got until Friday –  Red Nose Day. Let’s do our bit to help the nation reach that £5,000 target.

TTRS Tournament winners (wb 08 March)

Posted on Monday 15 March 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

How are we all settling back into school? I hope you are all enjoying yourselves as much as all the teachers are!

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

Recording an average score of 1490, the winners this week are Y3!

That’s now four times in a row – AMAZING!

Which class will knock Y3 off top spot this week or will they claim their fifth successive victory?

Now that we’re back in school, there’ll be opportunities to play in class as well as at home. Give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

TTRS Tournament winners (wb 01 March)

Posted on Monday 08 March 2021 by Mr Wain

Hello again to all of the Times Tables Rock Stars out there,

Firstly, welcome back to school. We’ve missed rocking out with you.

Hopefully last week’s was our final tournament from home.  Everyone has been working so hard and… What’s that?

BREAKING NEWS:

The results are in. We have our ROCK STARS OF THE WEEK.

Recording an average score of 993 , the winning class is Y3. That’s a third successive win – WOW! 

Surely they can’t make it four wins in a row with another victory this week. Can they?

Now that we’re back in school, there’ll be opportunities to play in class as well as at home. Give your teacher a nudge as the week goes on if you’ve not yet had a chance to play. If you’d like to play at home and would like a reminder of your login details, let your teacher know.

All the best TTRS!

We’re back!

Posted on Friday 05 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

Hello Year 4s,

I can’t wait to see you all next week! Click here for a quick message from me.

Also, check out some of the brilliant learning you’ve have sent me from the last couple of weeks….

Times Tables Rock Stars: tournament time

Posted on Monday 01 March 2021 by Mr Wain

Calling all Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS),

It’s great to see that so many of you have been rocking those times tables as part of your home learning.

ALL classes are putting on great performances so now we’re raising the stakes.

Each week, you will be competing in a tournament with the other KS2 classes. The scores of you and your classmates will be added together to decide who will achieve the honour of being… ROCKSTARS OF THE WEEK!

In fact, we set up a warm-up tournament last week and the results are in…

Congratulations to Year 3 who achieved a WHOPPING 734 correct answers.

Who will reach top spot in the charts next week?

Rules for the gig are simple:

  1. Log on to TTRS.
  2. Play on any game mode. We recommend Garage and Soundcheck.
  3. Check the class news page on Mondays to see if your class is the weekly winner. If you practise at the weekend, your scores will still be counted.

All the best, TTRS!

World Book Day

Posted on Monday 01 March 2021 by Mr Wilks

It’s World Book Day on Thursday 04 March and we thought that children might like to join in with the celebrations on our Zoom calls by getting dressed up as one of their favourite story characters, or you might want to bring your favourite book instead.  You might have a costume already at home, or a t-shirt with a picture of your favourite character on the front. 

Please DO NOT purchase anything special for the Zoom call, we’re sure that everyone has something at home that you could use. If you’re struggling to find something or your child doesn’t want to dress up, that’s fine as well.  Again, please don’t worry or feel you need to buy something.  

Newsworthy writing

Posted on Tuesday 02 February 2021 by Mr Roundtree

From Mr Catherall, who is leading the Y3,4 home learning writing sessions…

Hi everyone

I hope you’re all happy, healthy and safe. I wanted to share with you – and celebrate – some of the awesome writing that’s been sent in by children across our federation. Home learning is tough. There are many challenges, for children and adults, but these superstars have been ready, resourceful and resilient learners. (Can you remember the other 8Rs for learning?)

In the Y3,4 phase, we spent last week building up to writing our own news report about a (made-up) volcanic eruption. This links to our geography and science learning.

Here are a small selection of the wonderful examples we’ve been sent in from all three schools. If you’d like to send yours in, I’d love to see it (send me an email – olliecatherall@spherefederation.org).

From my class at Scholes (Elmet)… I love the varied sentence starts in this one (Late on Friday night, On Saturday, In the escape).

We’ve got a budding journalist at St James’ CE… I really like the news report structure here.

Back to Scholes (Elmet) for some another great piece… This time, I really like the main news section (the first paragraph in bold) because it’s exactly like you’d read in a newspaper or online.

Some amazing writing from Moortown… I love the expanded noun phrase (the orange, glowing liquid) and the vocabulary (predicted, nightfall, terrified) in this one.

Another super piece of writing from my class at Scholes (can you tell I’m proud?!)… There’s a lot to celebrate here – particularly the vocabulary (menacing, catastrophic, awoke, ear-splitting, historic)…

Back at Moortown for another great example of journalistic writing… I particularly enjoyed the use of questions to engage the reader and the way this writer has presented their news report in the style of a newspaper.

Another impressive report from Scholes… In this one, I love the vocabulary (citizens, fled on foot, vast amount).

Whatever writing you’ve managed to do at home, well done! After the last lockdown, writing was one of the few areas that we noticed children hadn’t progressed in. Try to help by completing at least one of the writing lessons each day (and always keep a focus on handwriting).