Litter Picking

Today, the children helped Mr Grace by doing a litter pick around the grounds. We were amazed with the amount of rubbish we found! The child who collected the most rubbish was rewarded with an Easter Egg. The woodland areas look so much nicer now! Thank you so much!

Treasure Maps!

Today we spent the day making treasure maps and hunting for Easter eggs. The children worked in two mixed age groups and worked together to design a treasure map of our school. They had to plan it, design their map, write out a series of instructions and finally hide the treasure! (an Easter egg). The groups then swapped treasure maps and had a go at solving the other teams hidden treasure puzzles. We found the eggs in the end- and finished the day off by sharing the chocolate!

Magical Measurements

On Monday the children in KS2 engaged in some practical measuring activities for our maths lesson. We designed our own recipes for a magic potion which would give us a special super hero power! The children had to design their recipe using the correct measurements and choose the most appropriate measuring equipment for their potion. We were learning how to measure to the exact millilitre which was very tricky when trying to do this in a big jug! It was great to see the children working practically and systematically to create their super hero potions.


Thank you so much to these children for sending in pictures of their artwork. They certainly cheer me up just by looking at them! Keep them coming guys!
And keep a look out for them in our classroom window if you walk past school 🙂

Fun in the sun

This afternoon all the children have been playing team games including dodgeball and kick rounders. Even though the children were keeping their distance this didn’t stop them from having fun. Afterwards, all the children used powder paints to paint rainbows on the playground. It was really nice to see the older children working with the younger ones to make their masterpieces. All the children enjoyed being creative and some even managed to paint themselves! Have a look below to see what we have been up to.

Hello Everyone!

Hi everyone!

I hope you’re all enjoying your first official day of ‘staying at home’ and are doing everything you can to stay safe!

As you know, some of our children have been in school today due to their parents working in key jobs needed to keep our country running during our fight against the coronavirus.

You may have noticed several pictures of rainbows popping up in windows over the last few days. This is following the online trend where people are making and displaying pictures of rainbows- aimed to spread love, hope and positivity in these difficult times.

So this morning our very small class of Year 3 children spent our time designing rainbows to display in our classroom window.

So, here’s your first task! If you’re at home this week I would like you to design a rainbow. There is no criteria- you can do anything you like and with any resources. If you can, and it is SAFE to do so, we would love you to drop them off at school so we can display them in our classroom window alongside the ones we made today. If you are finding it difficult to leave the house or it is not safe to do so, we would LOVE to see pictures of your beautiful rainbows and I can post them to our class blog.

Reminders if you are sending photos of your rainbows:

  1. Do not include your name.
  2. Ensure the picture is taken somewhere that does not give away any personal details.
  3. You can post them to the school Facebook page or email them to the school address.

I can’t wait to see your fantastic rainbows and let’s help to spread positivity and love during these difficult times.

Stay safe,

Miss Thorpe x

The Royal Spice

Yesterday, children in Year 3 had the absolute pleasure of visiting The Royal Spice in Darton as part of our ‘Food Glorious Food’ topic. The children learnt all about India and Pakistan and how different spices are used to make different dishes. Children had an opportunity to smell and feel the spices while learning about how these were grown and how they use these to create different flavours.

Children were then able to go in to the kitchens and make their own naan bread and pakoras which were completely delicious! We finished off by enjoying some Indian curry, rice and naan bread for our lunch. The children absolutely loved cooking their own lunches and all children in class said they would like to visit the Royal Spice again! See below for some fantastic photos from the visit:


This half term in science we are learning all about plants and what they need in order to grow. Children in Year 3 are working in pairs to investigate one of the following questions in a scientific experiment:

Will plants grow without water?

Will plants grow without light?

Will plants grow without heat?

Each pair has planted their cress seeds and will be observing them daily to see what happens when one of the key elements is removed. Each pair also planted either peas or carrot seeds and we will be looking to see which pair manages to produce their own class vegetables!

World Book Day

This afternoon we celebrated world book day in Year 3. We had lots of fun activities including book bingo and guess the book. We also spent time designing and creating our very own character book marks.


Back in the Autumn, Years 1, 2 and 3  went down to Kexborough Rec to plant daffodil bulbs with the Barnsley Council North Area Team. Now it is the Spring. the daffodils have grown and we can now see them in full bloom. Have a look below to see them.