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Fantastic Fun Science Assembly

We were joined this morning by Magnetic Milla who presented an amazingly disgusting assembly on the digestive system.  It was incredibly interesting and clearly explained the process of how our bodies work…..from beginning to the very gruesome end!

Milla started by putting some beans and biscuits into a ‘mouth’, which were then squashed and broken down by the ‘teeth’, ‘saliva’ and ‘enzymes’.  This mixture then travelled into the muscular bag of the ‘stomach’ and was squished and squashed further (the unknown hole in the bag was quite funny at this point!).  The ‘stomach’ contents then travelled into the ‘small intestine’ where the ‘villi’ tickled the contents to take out the nutrients and minerals.  The contents then travelled further into the ‘large intestines’ where they were squished and squashed to release the water and electrolytes that our bodies still need.  Finally the waste product was excreted through the ‘rectum’ and the ‘anus’.  We are very happy to report that it was a perfect soft sausage shape when it landed!

Can you spot each stage in the pictures below?

Magnetic Milla came from ‘Fun Science Sheffield’ who offer lots of different science activities including science parties for different age groups.  If you are interested, check them out on facebook@FunScienceSheffield or Twitter@MagneticMilla.  They are well worth a look!

Easter Excellence!

What a brilliant number of entries we had this year for the Great Easter Egg Competition.  The standard was very high all round.  Thank you so much for taking the time to make these fantastic pieces of art, but also to vote across the school.

The winners are:

Class 1

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In First place with 30% of the vote, well done to ‘It’s Eggsalent Under the Sea’.

In second place with 16% of the vote, well done to ‘Danny Maceggskill’.

In third place with 13% of the vote, well done to ‘Easter Bunny’s Burrow’.

Class 2

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In First place with 24% of the vote, well done to ‘Dominegg’s Peggza’.

In second place with 14% of the vote, well done to ‘Mr MacGregger’s Garden’.

In third place with 11% of the vote, well done to ‘Spring Chicken’.

Class 3

In First place with 29% of the vote, well done to ‘Heggwig’.

In Joint second place with 17% of the vote, well done to ‘Font-Egg-Bleau’ and ‘Space Eggscaration’.

Family Section:

In First place with 33% of the vote, well done to ‘The Great Egg-scape’.

In second place with 27% of the vote, well done to ‘Bee Eggstremely Bee Friendly in your Garden’.

In third place with 17% of the vote, well done to ‘Gallery of Eggpressionist Art’.

Congratulations everybody!

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For excellent independent writing and using outstanding vocabulary in his writing – Fantastic!

Class 3 Star is Kiran for an incredible solar system – Brilliant!

Writer of the Week:

For improving her focus in her writing – Excellent!

Right Choice Winners:

For helping to clear up after baking and helping to tidy the classroom.  Our third winner (you know who you are!) was awarded her prize for tidying out the welly box – Thank you!

Certificates from Home

Swimming – Octopus 1 Award – Brilliant!

Beavers – Chief Scout Bronze Award – Fabulous!

Ice Skating – Skate Southern – Individual Competition – First Place – Wow!

MBC Youth Climbing Series 2019 – Midlands & Peak Youth C Male – First Place – Impressive!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Ladybower who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Ladybower will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners!

Stars of the Week:

For having a really good focussed week; improved confidence and quality in her BIG writing and for super work in maths – Excellent!

Writer of the Week:

For consistently producing great writing – Fantastic!

Right Choice Winners:

For helping to tidy up after activities in class and helping Class 1 children with their reading books – Thank you!

Certificates from Home

Swimming – Bronze Life Saving Award

Brownies – Being a Buddy for the last term

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Ladybower who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Ladybower will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

 

Amazing Angelic Achievements

What a treat we had this afternoon!  Mr Ben Heason came to visit school and talk to us all about his early life and how he got into serious climbing.  Ben went on to become a member of the first team who managed to climb the World’s highest waterfall, Angel Falls in Venezuela!

The photographs and stories that Ben told us were really inspiring and slightly nerve wracking for those of us with height issues!  He really did epitomise what you could achieve if you work hard and are dedicated to the path you want to follow.  A really good lesson for all walks of life.

A massive thank you to Ben for taking time out of his busy schedule to come and talk to us.

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For having a very hardworking week; being so positive and achieving well in her maths and for some very fabulous fraction work – Well Done!

Writer of the Week:

For a member of Class 3 – you know who you are – for trying really hard to improve her writing by using new learning techniques as soon as she is shown them! – Excellent!

Right Choice Winners:

For tidying up the welly box; helping to clear up after a baking session and for achieving her target – Fabulous!

Certificates from Home

Athletics – Well done!

Athletics – Including a Gold medal for coming first in their age Group – Brilliant!

Piano – Positive Prep Test – Well done!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Derwent who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Derwent will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

 

Plastic Free Red Nose Day

It’s red nose day!   As you know we have decided to go plastic free this year!  We all love dressing up for a good cause, but only 65p of every £1.25 plastic red nose makes it to Comic Relief projects, which doesn’t seem very fair.  Plus we have been watching some seriously scary films showing the amount of plastic that is in our oceans already and we do not want to add to it!  Check out our environmentally friendly noses which raised an amazing £51.15!

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners

Stars of the Week:

For making an amazing boat; really being engaged in his work and trying her best with all her work – Excellent!

Writer of the Week:

A member of Reception – You know who you are!

For some really good writing – Well Done!

Right Choice Winners:

For bringing in resources for a lesson; volunteering to tidy up and clean up Class 3 and helping other children – Fantastic!

Certificates from Home

Synchronised Ice-Skating – The Steel City Trophy – Gold

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Derwent who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Derwent will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

 

 

Congratulations to the First Winners of the New Year!

Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties (and most probably user error!) we do not have any photographs this week – many apologies.  Hopefully, I will be able to add pics next week.

Stars of the Week:

Class 1 – Seb – for working really hard on his speech and language targets.

Class 2 – A very special certificate for a new member of class, for having a brilliant first week.

Class 3 – A special certificate for a member of class 3 for doing some fantastic collaboration work.

You all know who you are!  Well done everyone.

Writer of the Week:

Phoebe – For trying really hard to improve her presentation and handwriting – Fantastic!

Right Choice Winners:

Eva and Olivia – For tidying out the art cupboard – Thank you so much!

Taya – for sorting out the equipment in class – Thank you so much!

Certificates from Home

Alfie – Cycling – For cycling right up to the top of Mont Ventoux in France, without pushing his bike!  Awesome!

Poppy – Titanic – For answering lots of questions and spotting clues around the Titanic Museum in Belfast – Well done!

Aily – Swimming – For achieving her 25m Award – Excellent skills!

House Point Trophy Winners:

Congratulations to all the members of Howden who managed to get the most house points this week.  The Captain and Vice-Captain of Howden will present the certificates in next week’s assembly.

Young Voices….Young (and old) Stars!

Our dedicated Young Voices Choir had the pleasure of being part of the ‘Young Voices 2018 Concert’ at Sheffield Arena yesterday and what a fabulous experience it was.

The children have been coming along to after school singing practice since September and had really worked hard to learn their words and all the songs.  We also had to learn a lot of dance moves which were very fast and complicated for those of us of an older variety!!  This hard work culminated in us arriving at the Arena yesterday for a rehearsal which lasted for over 3 hours!

Half of the Arena was filled with children from different parts of the country and very different types of school.  We came together to form a massive choir of just under 5,000 people, all conducted by one man.  It was amazing how David Lawrence could control the whole stadium, creating waves of music as well as complicated rounds and melodies.

During the actual performance, we were treated to performances by Beau Dermott, Sharlene Hector and the legendary Tony Hadley!  How very exciting for those of us of a different era!  We got to shout ‘Gold’ and everything!

Beau shot to fame at the age of 14 when Amanda Holden pressed her Golden Buzzer and sent her straight through to the live finals of Britain’s Got Talent.  It was very cool for the children to hear that she too had been part of Young Voices before she followed her dreams and shot to fame.

Sharlene is the lead singer of Basement Jaxx and has sung alongside many, many, big names in the past few years, including Emeli Sande, Lalah Hathaway, Tinie Tempah, Josh Groban and Michael Buble to name but a few.

Tony Hadley was part of the 80’s band Spandau Ballet, who had a massive hit with ‘Gold’.  During these times he earnt himself the accolade of being one of pop music’s greatest vocalists.

We were also put through our paces and thoroughly enjoyed dancing alongside the brilliant Urban Strides.  They are an amazing dance troupe, whose own performances were slick, fast and very cool to watch.

What a brilliant evening all round!  The children were fabulously behaved (as always) and a pleasure to spend time with.  Thank you so much to all the parents and family members that came along to listen and support our singing.  I am sure that you had as good an evening as we did!  Thank you to Mrs Campbell for allowing us to use her photos from the night.