Barnsley in World War II

On Friday the 22nd November, Year 6 visited Experience Barnsley at Barnsley Town Hall as they had a special Barnsley in World War II exhibition. We travelled on the service bus (as you can see below)…

At the museum, we saw all kinds of amazing things, such as: artefacts from the 1930s and 40s, gas masks, military outfits and even a 1940s kitchen (complete with a wireless)! We learned some sad stories; a couple were engaged to be married, however he was killed in action and the museum had many of their love letters. There were also funny stories, like the one about “Sgt Stubby” – the only ranked dog in the army! In the Town Hall showcase, we saw medals and a tin bowl made by a soldier who had been caught and become a prisoner of war.

Children in Need

BBC Children in Need exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Their vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2,800 projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma. In the last grant year alone, support has helped change the lives of over 589,000 disadvantaged children and young people, right here in the UK.

Today, our children dressed up and brought in a voluntary contribution which will all be set off to Pudsey and his team. We raised a fantastic £202.10 so thank you to everybody that contributed.

POETRY COMPETITION WINNER!!

We are super-proud of this talented young lady, who has only gone and won the Teaching Personnel Halloween Poetry competition. She has won some super books for our class as well as some sweets for all her friends.

Big congratulations!

Our happy winner!

Football’s Coming Home!

Last week, our Year 5 and 6 boys attended a football competition in association with Barnsley College. I am really pleased to say that, just like at cross country, we have won again. I am really proud of all of the children that took part in this competition and it shows that all of the work that has been completed at after school football club has paid off. I would also like to thank Mr Rodgers (Barnsley College) who has been helping deliver our football PE lessons during school time this half term and developing our knowledge as teachers as how to deliver good or better PE lessons.

Crucial for our Crew!

On Wednesday 23rd October, Year 6 visited the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham for Crucial Crew.

We learnt all about safety as we are getting older and have more independence.

We discovered what to do if there was a fire and we were in our bedrooms, such as assessing the dangers, blocking up areas where smoke could get in and calling for help.

We found out the consequences of arson..

We learnt how to travel safely on public transport – and met the lovely Dougie!

We also learnt about child criminal exploitation and what to do if it happened to us or our friends.

St John’s Ambulance taught us how to put someone in the recovery position and  basic first aid.

Timmy had been knocked off his scooter and we became the investigating officers! We looked for clues to see who had caused the accident.

We found out about the dangers of hate and knife crime and acted out a court situation, where Sam had been accused of stealing some beer. This ended by us having a look in the cells underneath the court building. We wouldn’t like to end up there!

All in all, we had an enjoyable day and learnt a lot of new information.

Heart Dissection

This half-term our Year 6 Science topic has been concentrating on how the body works. We have learnt about the digestive system, the circulatory system, the skeletal system and the muscular system.

The heart is part of the circulatory system and we wanted to have a closer look…

Mr Rudkin helped us to dissect and identify the different parts of a pig’s heart, such as veins, arteries, tendons, ventricles and the aorta. You can tell the left side of the heart as it is heavier and more muscular and the right side is more jelly-like.

We found this experience very interesting and exciting, although some of us were a bit squeamish!

Eden Camp Explorers

Year 6 had a great day out and about at Eden Camp, War Museum in Malton. We found out about the Blitz, The Great Escape and The Blackout. Each hut told us about a different aspect of the war. One of our favourite parts was the U-Boat, which made us feel as though we were underwater. We also enjoyed the old-time music hall puppet show, featuring Vera Lynn and George Fornby.

Year 5 and 6 Football

Yesterday, our Year 5 and 6 footballers travelled to Barnsley College to take part in a football competition. We were able to create three teams to ensure that everyone received plenty of game time. I was really proud to see that all of the hard work had paid off during our after school training sessions. Overall, we won the competition and brought home the trophy. Well done to all children who took part! There were some fantastic footballing displays and some people have given a very good impression of themselves for when we start the football league. There are still things to work at but we should be able to combat these problems at after school football. See you all on Tuesday!

Harvest Celebrations

Year 6 really enjoyed participating in our wonderful celebration service. We wrote and read some lovely, thoughtful Harvest prayers.

Reading our prayers
Food collected for the Barnsley Food Bank