Charity Collection for Rotherham Hospice
Rosie Bear joined us for our assembly and pupils presented her with a cheque for £480 for Rotherham Hospice. The money was raised by pupils, parents and staff during our Mini-Santa Dash before Christmas. They money will go towards providing care for people who are terminally ill and their families. Thank you to all of the generous donations by parents and staff.
Indoor Athletics Event
Well done to all of the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils who took part in the Indoor Athletics event at Rawmarsh. The children completed a range of throwing and jumping events before moving into the large sportshall for sprint, hurdles, obstacles and relay! All of the children showed great sportsmanship and encouraged and congratulated each other.
Show Racism the Red Card!
Year 6 pupils went to Barnsley Football Club, Oakwell to join in the 'Show Racism the Red Card' event. The children investigated what racism is. They found out that racism can be defined as four discriminatory actions: religion, nationality, skin colour and culture. A press conference was held with three professional footballers; Jordan Williams, Jacob Brown and John Beresford. The children asked probing questions about how racism has affected them. The event ended with the footballers signing autographs for all of the children.
Well done to the 8 children who achieved outstanding this week, their behaviour, attitude, effort, kindness and achievement were lovely to see and celebrate with the whole school. Great work and keep it up!
This week we welcome several new starters in nursery, class 1, class 2 and class 3. We look forward to watching you grow and achieve.
Odd Socks Day!
We celebrated that we are all unique by wearing odd socks to school on Tuesday as part of Anti-Bullying Week 2019. We saw some very odd socks! Children have designed their own odd sock for our display.
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Some of the members of the school council helped lead our assembly to launch 'Anti-bullying Week 2019'. This years theme is 'change starts with us'. We talked about how a small change, can make a big difference. Lots of children suggested little things that they could change and do to make someone else happier.
Remembrance Day - 11th November 2019
Children and staff wore poppies to school on Monday for Remembrance Day. We all stopped, stood still and silent at 11 o'clock to remember all of the people who were hurt or killed in the war.
Class 5 led our 'Welcome Mass' in church today. The mass was to celebrate our new school year and welcome children into their new classes. For children who have joined our school in September, it was their first time of going to Mass in church. Thank you to Class 5 for doing the readings and to Father Declan for leading the Mass.
School Games Football Competition
Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 boys took part in the School Games Football Competition at Wath Comprehensive School. Despite very wet conditions, rain that never stopped falling for a second, the boys did really well and finished in fourth place overall! Well done boys for showing resilience and a positive growth mindset in the very wet weather.
We've finished our Health and Well-being week with yoga!
All of the classes have joined in a yoga session.
We discovered that yoga has many benefits:
improving flexibility and balance
reducing stress and anxiety
improving concentration levels
encouraging sense of self and teamwork
We had to concentrate really hard on how we were breathing and moving our bodies. For some of the classes, yoga was taught through stories and songs which made it even more fun!
Ready, Steady, Cook!
During our Health and Well-being week all of the classes had the opportunity to take part in their very own ready, steady, cook challenge complete with voting for red tomato or green pepper! The children made a selection of fresh fruit smoothies, fruit salads and vegetable stir fry and then got to taste them and vote for their favourite.
Stay Safe and Be Seen!
Some visitors came to talk to Foundation 1, Class 1 and Class 2 children about how to stay safe during the winter months, when it starts to get dark much earlier in the afternoon. The children were reminded to try and wear bright clothing so that it's easy for other people to see you, particularly when crossing the road.
Looking after our teeth!
Children in Nursery, Class 1 and Class 2 have been finding out how to keep their teeth healthy. Our first set of teeth are called 'milk teeth' and we have 20 milk teeth. Lots of the children in Class 1 and Class 2 have already had a tooth fall out. The children have all been given a new toothbrush, toothpaste and an information sheet to take home.
Remember to brush your teeth every morning and night so that your smile is bright!
10 Day Active Challenge
Our school council reps have been busy this week filling in the 10 Day Active Challenge charts in each class to show which children have been walking, scooting or biking to school.
10 Day Active Challenge - Superhero Day!
As part of our 10 Day active Challenge, all children were invited to come to school wearing their personally designed and made superhero mask on Wednesday. Well done to everyone who took part and remember to keep up the healthy changes and keep walking, scooting or biking to school.
Health & Well-being Week Launch
We launched our health and well-being week with an amazing and inspiring dance performance by one of our Key Stage 2 dancers and her dance partner. Her partner is currently British Junior sequence champion. They danced a waltz, a tango, a rumba and a very fast jive - all complete with costume changes! The dancers participate in dance competitions all over the country most weekends and show real commitment and determination to dancing.
Dearne Community Arts Festival 2019
The arts festival launch was at Dearne Astrea Academy last weekend. The community mosaic was unveiled for everyone to see. Class 4 children were involved in designing and creating the mosaic. We are hoping that the mosaic is going to displayed in a central location in Goldthorpe, so that everyone can enjoy it.
We think that the mosaic looks impressive!
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019
'Thank you' to everyone who supported our non uniform day and coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan. Thanks to everyone who donated money to wear non uniform, baked it or faked it by donating cakes, served tea and coffee, and thanks to everyone who joined us for coffee and cake!
We managed to raise an amazing £420!
Aldi Sports Kit for Schools
Parents and staff have been very busy collecting sports stickers every time that we shop at Aldi. We had to fill our chart with 300 stickers before we can apply for a free sports kit. We managed to collect all 300 stickers in just over a week! Mal Juan Andersen, defender for Barnsley FC, came to join us in our assembly to put our final 300th sticker on the chart.
National Autism Awareness Week
We celebrated National Autism Awareness week by having a non uniform day. We raised £50 for the National Autism Society. Each class had a question box and children were able to post questions about things that they wanted to know about autism.
Young Voices 2019
Well done to all of our amazing singers who sang their hearts out at Young Voices 2019 in Sheffield! The children worked incredibly hard learning all of the songs and were all superstars on the night.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2018
Thank you to everyone who donated money to wear non uniform and came to our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We managed to raise £301.27 for this amazing charity.
Tuesday 13th March
This week, author Angela Cousins has been into our school to present her story of her successes to us. She inspired us, by telling us all about the struggles she encountered in her long journey to getting her first book published. She answered our inquisitive questions and motivated us to chase our writing dreams!
Afterwards, Angela worked with individual classes, focussing on age-appropiate writing conventions, which we will be able to implement into our own work daily.
We really enjoyed our morning with Angela and are proud to have her as a writing ambassador for our school.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fayre. We had a festive afternoon of lots of fun!
We managed to raise a festive fantastic £1200!!!
Thank you to everyone who supported our Macmillan coffee morning!