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Thornbridge Y6

Y6 had an amazing time at Thornbridge last week. We took part in many activities, including high ropes, zip wire, mountain biking and climbing. We showed our school golden rules of looking out for each other and being sensible, and displayed our fantastic attitudes to learning by being team players and resilient. The weather was mixed (and some photos show us running through the rain), but that did not stop us from having a brill time!

Here are some pictures from our time away.

Y6 VE day

Y6 celebrated the end of their WW2 based topic with a VE day. We enjoyed games, cake and dancing. The children came dressed up and looked amazing with lovely dressed, flat caps and victory rolls. Y6 had been working hard on a song and a dance which they performed for parents. Please click to see the videos of their performances.

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A sporty day!

It was  a very sporty day yesterday for many children from KS2 as we had Primary Athletics and the Swimming Gala! We took 29 children from Y5 and 6 to compete against 14 other schools at Woodbourn road. There were a range of activities including long jump, 800m run, 600m walk, 60m sprint and ball throwing. Some children did so well in their activity that they have been selected to compete in the final, so watch this space for an update after June 22nd! All of them, however, made us very proud with their fantastic attitude and commitment to supporting each other.

Some of those children also came along to the swimming gala! Children from Y3-6 raced well in teams to represent Totley. They gave it their all and for many of them it was the first time they had competed in a swimming race! They showed great determination and teamwork.

Well done Ks2!

Y6 Enterprise

Y6 enterprise week ended with a fantastic day of fun in the y6 classroom. The other classes came to spend their pennies on various stalls including a tombola, penalty shooting, hair braiding, guess the name of the teddy and many more! During the week, the children planned their stalls, spoke to companies to request donations, went shopping and made posters!

It was a fantastic day and the children managed to raise £397 to be split between school and Cancer Research. Well done Y6!

Here are some photos from our day…


Burbage’s Bake It Better Day

On Thursday the 27th of April, Burbage held a bun sale for their chosen charity – the Sheffield Children’s Hospital. After an amazing day filled with buns, smiles and laughter, we raised an amazing £405! Thank you for your incredible generosity. It was a day to remember, and will help fund enhancements in the hospital, as part of the ‘Make it Better’ appeal, and support more children and their families when they most need it.

Here is an animoto of our brilliant day.

Ashleigh and Trickett

(Burbage House Captains)

Y6 visit Manor Lodge

Today we visited Manor Lodge where we experienced what life would have been like for a child who had been evacuated to a farm. We learnt about clothing, looked at memorabilia, had a go at cleaning, ploughed a field and made potato floddies and had a go at making our own t-shirts. We had a fab time and learnt lots about life during WW2 through a great range of activities.

Here are some photos of our day…


Y6 STEM Challenge Day

This afternoon, year 6 took part in 3 amazing STEM challenges at St Anselm’s School in Bakewell. These involved making strange concoctions in a chemistry lab, engineering a sail and putting it to the test on an air track and making a LEGO car which was then programmed to compete in a race. The children showed great resilience when evaluating and adapting designs, and excellent team working skills. Here are some pictures from our fantastic afternoon…

Y6 Choose Kind

Here is a blog post written by Ena and Grace in Y6….

Year 6 pupils have been working hard on their topic, ‘Choose Kind’, based on the book, Wonder. Year 6 read Wonder in class and they decided to take it one step further so they found out about the Choose Kind anti-bullying campaign based of the book. They gathered information to write leaflets about Choose Kind to give to the public. They then began to make posters to pin up on the tables in town. Then the big day arrived! They set off at ten o clock and caught the bus into town while posing for some selfies! Then, they got to the destination (Fargate) and set up the tables. And here began their journey to find people to send the message. They managed to gain 1,619 signatures and spoke to many people about the effects of bullying. Here are some photos from the day…


Burbage Christmas Blog

It may only just be December but in school we have been making many festive Christmas tree decorations for the Christmas fair on the 2nd of December. Every child in school has hand-made a beautiful decoration to be displayed on their house tree. All the children in Burbage (the blue house team), have their Christmas decoration proudly displayed on the Burbage Christmas tree in the hall. Burbage parents can buy their child’s decoration for the small cost of £1 at the Christmas fair or by sending in £1 to the office by the 6th of December. However, the decorations will be sold on a first come first served basis – snap them up while you can!

Proceeds from selling the decorations will go to the NSPCC, which aims to end child abuse throughout the U.K. This Christmas, a child will contact Childline every 25 seconds; your donation will make sure that their calls are answered and they can have a carefree Christmas.

We have thoroughly enjoyed decorating the Burbage tree and hope that it will be voted ‘best in show’. But more importantly we hope that we can raise money to make sure that all children can be happy and safe this Christmas.

Merry Christmas

Ashleigh and Trickett

(Burbage House Captains)

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Y6 Thornbridge trip

Year 6 had a fantastic time when they visited Thornbridge. Here is an animoto showing what they got up to…