Enterprise Day

This week, the year 5 and 6 pupils took part in an enterprise day. The children had to work in groups of 4 to design, plan and create a presentation to showcase to the three judges at the end of the day. Pupils had to work together to design a brand new bubble bath product for a company called ‘Crazy Kids’. As a team, they had to design the bottle, the logo, choose a mascot, work out the costing, choose colours and design a special feature. They then had to write a script and pitch their product to three judges at the end of the day. The winning team will get to attend ‘Enterprise Day’ next June and compete against all of the other schools in Barnsley! The overall winners will have their product created by Crazy Kids! The children absolutely loved the enterprise day and the level of teamwork and commitment that went in to the products was fantastic to see. See below for some photos of the day and we will reveal our finalists!

Here are our 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners of the day! Well done to the winners who came first place with their product ‘Jungle Bubble!’.

Eden Camp

The Year 6 children had an amazing day at Eden Camp. They learned all about WW2 and experienced what life would be like for both soldiers and civilians during the war. They also got to see model spitfires, tanks and weapons as well as V1s and Anderson shelters. It really was an excellent day for all.

Pencil Sketching

Year 6, have been learning new techniques in art. They have experimented with shading using pencils and have practiced a range of shading techniques in order to create the best effects.

Chaperon Rouge

This week, Year 6 have created some amazing work based around their most recent writing – ‘Chaperon Rouge.’ They have written a descriptive narrative that details a number of writing skills and have displayed this writing beautifully through adding images and art work.

Den Building

This morning Year 6 were amazing at den building. They worked brilliantly in teams and cooperated and encouraged incredibly well. Each group made an outstanding structure and everyone had so much fun along the way!

Getting Stuck in to Statistics

This week, Year 6 have been AMAZING in maths lessons. The children have been gathering data, using questions that they have generated themselves, and have recorded this data and represented it in a variety of ways including: bar charts, line graphs, pictograms and scatter graphs. Not only have the children gained skills in statistics, but they have also learned a lot about one another too; just look at how hard these lovely children are working.

Ratio Fruit Kebabs

This week, the Year 6 children have started a new maths topic – Ratio and Proportion. In order to become familiar with the concept of ratio, the children have made fruit kebabs using ratio notation. They had to make kebabs using given ratios such as: 3:2:1 – 3 grapes, to 2 pink marshmallows to 1 blueberry. The children enjoyed doing this task and also enjoyed eating their work afterwards.

Christmas Door Afternoon!

On the afternoon of 2nd December, all classes across school took part in our Christmas Door Decorating Afternoon. All the children (and staff!) had a fantastically festive afternoon, listening to Christmas songs and making decorations to display on their classroom doors. The end results look amazing and have definitely made Kexborough Primary look a little more festive!

A big thankyou to all the staff and children for their hard work and ambitious designs!

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Pond dipping!

Yesterday the children of Kexborough Primary school became pond explorers! We spent the afternoon learning about the life cycle of a frog and the different creatures you might find in a pond.

Luckily for us, we have a fantastic school pond that we could use to go and investigate to make our learning fun and practical! The children worked in pairs to carry out the pond dipping experiment and used a checklist to tick off any interesting creatures they found.

Planting

This afternoon we learnt about the different parts of a plant, their functions, and what plants need in order to grow. We then had the opportunity to plant various plants, flowers and seeds in our school grounds. We worked together in groups to fill the school planters full of beautiful flowers and plants. We made sure they had plenty of compost, water and access to sunlight. We can’t wait to see how they grow over the next few weeks.