On Tuesday 8th January, a group of KS2 pupils, Mrs Wheelhouse and Miss Atkinson, travelled to Sheffield Arena to join the Young Voices choir. This year, there was 4,442 children who had all been practising hard to learn the songs and dances in their own schools before coming together as one choir on the day. […]
It would be very much appreciated if parents could support our KS1 Lego and Board Games clubs next term by donating any unwanted items to school. Many thanks.
KS1 had a wonderfully festive time at Thwaite Mills exploring Christmas customs from the past and what life would have been like at Christmas for rich and poor Victorian children. The children worked excellently as a team to make their own traditional lemonade and made fast work of the tasting session! Lots of children showed […]
A big thank you to Oliver in Year 6 and Tiggy in Year 5 for coming to talk to Reception about Hanukkah last week. Reception learnt lots about this festival of light and they even had a go at writing Hebrew letters. They taught them how to play a game with a dreidel and all the […]
Year 4 have begun a very exciting project in DT – to build a model based on the Temple of Kukulcan, the step-pyramid that dominates the centre of the Chichen Itza archaeological site in the Mexican state of Yucatán. The children have learnt about various buildings and their uses in the ancient Mayaan city. Year […]
Last week, Year 3 and 4 were learning about the digestive system in Science. They carried out an experiment to show how food starts in your mouth and how it ends up leaving your body as waste! Firstly, they put crackers and a banana into a bag (the stomach) with orange juice (acid produced by […]
Thank you from the MSA to all those who have supported the Samaritans Purse Shoe Box Project this year. We have collected a fantastic 58 boxes full of gifts to be sent to children across the globe. Each of these will bring some joy and happiness to those in need at Christmas time.
Last week, the Moorland’s pupils collectively presented their work on war and the hope for peace in the future during the Remembrance Service. Whilst providing an opportunity for children, staff and families to come together in respect of those who have fallen during active service for their country, the service also allowed the pupils to […]
Reception have been using coloured rice to make some beautiful Rangoli patterns in the woods. We have listened to the story of Rama and Sita and have been making Diva lamps. Next week, we are looking forward to learning about the festival of Hanukkah. Reception will have some special visitors from Year 5 and 6 […]
On Monday October 15th, Year 5 and 6 went on a trip to Eden Camp in North Yorkshire for the day. Eden Camp is a former prisoner of war camp from WWII, which has been turned into a museum. First, we looked at some facts about the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. Soon […]
As we reach the end of the first half term, the new PSHCE curriculum is firmly embedded and a variety of topics have been openly discussed. The whole school has worked collectively on the Peace Project. Peace Charters have been drawn up after much discussion, pupils have signed their pledge to these and are striving […]
KS1 and Reception children gave a super performance in their ‘Moving Up To KS1’ assembly this week. Children in Year 1 worked together to answer some burning questions posed by the children in Reception, to help make the transition into a new Key Stage as smooth as possible. Children in Year 2 shared some lovely […]
Year 3 had a fantastic time at Carlton Lodge. They conquered the exciting challenges of zip wiring, canoeing, raft building, archery and many more. Here are some quotes from Year 3 to tell you all about it. ‘My favourite activity was high ropes because it was very fun. I didn’t want to leave!’ – Freddie […]
Key Stage 1 this week were treated to a flute demonstration by Mrs Haigh, who also teaches the clarinet. She told the children all about the history of the flute ,as well as letting many of them have a go. Learning an orchestral instrument is a fantastic way to get involved with ensemble playing and […]
This week, Year 1 children have written postcards from the rainforest, using their vivid imaginations! On their walks through the rainforest, the children heard, saw and touched a wide variety of plants, trees and creatures. It was lovely to see some similes being used to make comparisons. Here is a selection of descriptions: ‘I […]
On Monday, Year 2‘s adventure to the Peak District began. Beaming with anticipation, we set off in the sunshine ready for a very exciting overnight stay at Kingswood. When we arrived, the children were taken on a tour, shown their dorm rooms and were introduced to their camp leader, Sam. Our first activity was Bouldering, […]