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York Castle Museum and Art Gallery - What a fun day!

We have all had a brilliant day in York. We had lots of fun investigating the Castle Museum and finding out about how homes, toys, clothes and cities have changed over the years. The children all looked at home in the prison cell but decided they would not like to spend the night in there!
We walked across the city looking for interesting features like gargoyles and fascinating historical buildings. We even spotted the smallest window in York. At the Art Gallery we investigated city landscapes in different works of art and had a go at creating our own.

Urban Pioneers

We have a very exciting topic lined up for this half term, including an adventure around York on 19th January. We will be looking at what makes our city great and how it has changed over the years as well as developing our skills in artwork and photography. Keep an eye on our blog for details about what we get up to!
I have attached our newsletter and homework. Please complete the highlighted task as well as one other activity and return your work/projects to school by 5th February at the latest. Above all, have fun being Urban Pioneers.

Our Apex Predators

As we come to the end of our topic on Cold-Blooded Encounters, the BFGs have been thinking about the creatures we have met and discovered, and what makes them effective predators. We have taken pictures of ourselves and added parts of our favourite predators to make the ultimate apex predator. Visit us for our Golden Moment this Friday (8th December) and you will see some amazingly weird and wonderful creatures...such as an Alexodile, or a Joeagle.

Newsletter and Homework

Here is the newsletter for this term, along with a list of homework ideas for our topic - Cold-Blooded Encounters. You should do at least 2 of the homework tasks, including the first one and at least one other. Maybe you could think of your own idea?
We look forward to seeing what you have found out about these fascinating creatures, and sharing your work with the class.

Cold-Blooded Encounters

We have had a great time today, getting up close with some amazing cold-blooded creatures! We had a visit from Andy at 'Cold Blooded Encounters' who brought in a range of interesting animals to show us. The children listened very well and learned some fascinating facts, before asking great questions. We found out all about the animals, where they live, what they eat and how they catch their prey, before having a go at handling them!

Let's make some noise!

In Science this term we are learning about Sound and how we hear. The children have enjoyed being scientists and developing their own questions and investigations. We have learned that sound can be heard from all directions, and that louder sounds can be heard from further away. Some of the children suggested that having larger ears would help you to hear better, so we tested the idea. After making our own 'big ears' we wore them to listen to sounds of differing volumes.

Bringing the beat to life!

The topic was really brought to life for the children this week with the arrival of a special guest. Complete with cornet and stage uniform, Mr Smith answered the children's questions such as "How many different countries have you played in?" (we lost count at 13) and "What sort of competitions have you won?" (British Open Championship, UK National Championship and European Championship). We were lucky enough to hear Mr Smith play and he even let us have a go!




Sports teams and clubs

District Cross Country

A huge congratulations to our pupils who took part in the Selby District Cross Country Race today. We were incredibly proud of their achievements. A special mention goes to Oliver in Borrowers who qualified to represent the District Team in the North Yorkshire Finals in March.


School Council

Young Leaders Award Morning

Well done to our Young Leaders! Today they completed their awards and received their certificates during our Young Leaders Coffee Morning. It was lovely to see so many parents and family members at the event and we were very honoured to have Rozy Brian, a representative of the Youth Trust, to come and present the certificates.



Superhero homework

Attached is the homework sheet for this half term's topic.
Please complete the highlighted task by Friday 29th September so we can share our heroes as a class.
Please also choose one other task, which is to be completed by Friday 13th October.
Thank you, Mrs Campbell.

Launching our Superheroes topic

On Tuesday 12th September, we launched our Superheroes topic by dressing as our favourite heroes. The children looked fantastic and completed many superhero challenges throughout the day! We are really excited for this topic as we discuss real-life heroes, write our own stories and design our own superhero.
The Gruffalos have worked incredibly hard this week and this is just the start of the term!

Becoming the Gruffalos!

In the first exciting week of Year 1, we became the Gruffalos. We talked about what it means to be a team, what year 1 would include and enjoyed some activities based around the Gruffalo story. The children made some masks of the main characters from the story and acted out the story in groups. We took our learning even further by using the orchard to create the Gruffalo cave from the Gruffalo's Child story. The children have been so enthusiastic about the story and have given the activities their all.


The Dig and Jorvik.

The Borrowers had a brilliant day experiencing a Viking battle tactics workshop and excavating a site as part of our new topic. The children had lots of interesting and exciting questions ready for the experts but couldn't quite believe the artefacts were real.

Traders and Raiders

We welcome the children back to school with a very exciting new topic.

Attached is the newsletter and homework. Children can choose ANY 2 pieces of homework. The first should be handed in on Friday 19th January and the second piece on Friday 2nd February.

We also welcome Mrs Wilkinson into Borrowers this term. She will be teaching alongside Ms Holmes and we hope she enjoys her time with us.

Making Submarines.

What a fun afternoon we've had in Borrowers. After looking at the inventions of Cornelius Drebbel, children had the opportunity of making their own submarines and investigating whether they would work. We look forward tp sharing our models with you at our next golden moment.

Deep Sea Diving

Borrowers were incredibly lucky to be visited by Mr. Hartley who fascinated us all with his knowledge of diving. The children had the opportunity to try on some of the diving equipment and learned how to talk underwater. They asked lots of thoughtful questions. Parents have also told me that their children shared the things that they'd learned. A huge thank you to Mr. Hartley for sharing his experiences with us.


A huge thank you to Mrs Shah-Evans for inviting the Borrowers to join her for Diwali celebrations.

The children had a brilliant morning making Diwali cards, tasting Indian food and making samosas. Quite a few children surprised themselves by eating and enjoying food that they hadn't tried before.

Thanks also to Mrs Thompson and Mrs Watson who assisted.

Blue Abyss

Please find attached the homework activities and newsletter for our new topic.

The compulsory piece of homework is marked by an asterisk. Children may choose any other two pieces. The homework can be completed and handed in in any order.

Homework is due in on Friday 10th November, Friday 24th November and Friday 8th December.

Grammar books and Maths books are to be handed in every Friday. The page to be completed is noted in the children's planners.

The Deep

The Borrowers had a fabulous time at the Deep yesterday exploring predatory marine animals. It was a great end to our Predator topic and the perfect introduction to our Blue Abyss topic.


Appleton Roebuck Arts

LOLLIES Competition

Congratulations to the winners of our book review competition. The children enjoyed spending their £5 vouchers at the opening evening of our Book Fair.

Please do come along and support this fabulous cause. There are lots of books at discounted rates to choose from. The Book Fair is open from 3.15 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday 1st November and Thursday 2nd November in the school's Main Hall.

Money raised will be used to purchase books for our school library.