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Year 4 were lucky enough to enjoy a whole day of the ‘Science of Sound’ workshop allowing them to get hands on with their science topic and learn some new and interesting things in a really fun way. Sam Paechter, an extremely knowledgable and enthusiastic sound specialist, came in equipped with all sorts of gear to help Year 4 learn all about sound, including how it is made, what materials sound can travel through and how an echo works amongst many other interesting bits of information. After gaining all this knowledge the class were able to build some instruments of their own and then make some sounds of their own, an opportunity which they jumped at!!


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Recently, we welcomed the wonderful ‘Young Shakespeare Company’ for their yearly performance for our Year 5s and 6s. As always the play was a great success, extremely entertaining and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the students and staff who were lucky enough to be able to watch and (as we can see in some of the pictures) even take up some starring roles of their own!

Here are some of the comments from the students:

“I enjoyed every part of it. I want to watch more Shakespeare plays now” – Jayden, Year 6

“I didn’t think I would enjoy watching a Shakespeare play. You changed my mind.” – Abbie, Year 6

“I loved it! The actors made it feel so real!” – Marilyn, Year 6



Year 2 had their first trip of the year to Middleton Railway and it was absolutely brilliant. We loved learning about the early trains and riding a steam train along Middleton Railway.

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Last Friday, Year Six visited the Castle Museum in York to take part in a ‘Swinging Sixties’ workshop as part of their topic. Students got to sample the joys of music, dancing and fashion from the era and took part in their very own ‘Space Race’ challenge. We then had a whistle-stop tour of the rest of the incredible exhibitions, including the Victorian street and Dick Turpin’s cell.

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We’ve been very busy already! Here’s just a snapshot of what we have been up to so far.


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Welcome to Reception.

We hope you and your children are settling in well, we now have all 30 children in class full time. I have attached a copy of the newsletter for this half term, hopefully this will help answer some of your questions. This was also sent via parent mail on Friday, most information will be sent this way, so if you have not yet had chance to sign up please do. Thank you to everyone who already has, it’s a lot of you, I was very impressed!

Just a reminder that we will be holding a phonics parents evening tomorrow, Tuesday 19th September, at 6pm. Please come to the main entrance and make your way into the main hall. This is a session for parents to ask questions about phonics, to experience how your child is learning phonics in school and to find out how you can help at home. Thank you to everyone who has let me know if you can attend or not. I am looking forward to seeing you all.

Thank you for all your support so far.

Mrs Ryan


September newsletter



Fantastic Year 5 Fundraisers!

At the end of the last school year, nine of our Year 5 pupils (then Year 4’s) undertook a fundraiser for the wildlife charity WWF. They did an amazing job with their toy and cake sale and managed to raise over £95 for the charity which will go towards helping endangered animals. They were presented with a letter from the charity thanking them for their ‘inspiring’ work for the cause and were awarded with ‘Go Wild’ wristbands, in this week’s Good Work assembly, for their efforts.

A very big well done to those students for their amazing efforts to help a good cause!