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Year 4 and the Wonderful Weather

In not so wonderful weather, Year 4 set off to Weston Park to launch our new weather topic!

Alison, our expert for the day, taught us how to record the weather each day. We’ll be tracking the cloud cover and type, precipitation, wind speed and direction and temperature every day of our topic.

The day threw up some interesting questions, like ‘what is the eye of a storm?’ and ‘how do you survive a natural disaster?’. We’ll begin to answer these questions on Monday.

Look out for our updates throughout the topic.

Alice was dressed for extremely hot temperatures.

Scarlett was kitted out for surviving the snow!

We made octographsifor measuring cloud cover.

Alison explained how the weather station was 136 years old and the weather has been measured there every day.

We measured the recent rainfall like real meteorologists.

 


Autumn 2- The Iron Man

This term Year 3 have been reading The Iron Man and finding out all about magnets and forces.

We put our drama skills to the test with lots of freeze frames and thought tracking as the Iron Man himself and witnesses who had seen this gigantic monster!



We worked on our art skills, using shading to create these amazing Iron Man sketches.

We created some fab models for homework.

Finally, we made our own magnetic Iron Man games to play on Toy Day!


Autumn 1- Ancient Greek Day!

This term we have been up to all sorts in Year 3!
We kicked off the year with a fantastic topic on Ancient Greece.
We dressed up for Greek Day and made delicious Greek Food.

We created some fabulous big Greek Art!

And we took part in and watched some fantastic theatrical performances.


Y5 Victorian Christmas Crafts

A huge thank you to all the parents in Y5 who donated toilet rolls for crackers and foliage for wreaths, it helped make yesterday’s Victorian craft making fantastic! We made wreaths, cards, crackers and more!

Another huge thank you to anyone who was able to come during the day. It was lovely to see children and parents making things together at Christmas. Here are some of the photos, please visit our class blog http://tpsblackman.edublogs.org/ to see more.

Merry Christmas!


Cross Country Update

Our fabulous cross country squad have been very busy with training runs and races these last few weeks.  In spite of some very chilly and muddy conditions, they have shown great resilience and given plenty of rosey-cheeked smiles as they have given their all. Well done!

Longley Park Results – 9th December

Y4 Boys

Arthur (93)

Y5/6 Boys

Eddie (82)

Felix  (108)

Tom  (134)

Daniel M (135)

Graves Park Results – 25th November

Y4 Girls

Betsy South (37)

Flo Drage (52)

Zainab Zhara (56)

Y4 Boys

Arthur Strachan (129)

Y5/6 Boys

Daniel Bates (30)

Jack Budd (64)

Eddy Reece (115)

Tom Drage (151)

Felix Strachan (152)

Oliver Davies (156)

Bradfield Results – 11th November

Y4 Girls

Betsy  (25 – PB!!)

Y4 Boys

Eddie (40)

Y5/6 Girls

Erin  (79)

Connie (83)

Lily (117)

Y5/6 Boys

Jack B (75)

Eddie  (99)

Felix  (156)

 


Burbage lead Children in Need 80s Rock Fest

Mullets haircuts, leg warmers, shoulder pads and neon colours were all present and correct today as we went back in time to the 80s and dressed up to mark Children in Need Day. This year also had a classic rock twist, to tie in with this evening’s legendary PTA Rock Night. After a week of selling “Totley Primary Rocks” wrist bands and through doing 80s rock-themed (and Pudsey-based) lessons, we really got into the spirit of the day.

The highlight of the day (apart from Mr Flevill’s Freddie Mercury-inspired outfit!) was undoubtedly the afternoon’s rock concert as the brilliant PTA band, Totley Crue gave the children a flavour of their set list for the evening concert. The children clapped, cheered and danced along to the tunes in true 80s style – there was even a little gentle headbanging!

All in all, the day was a great success and over £300 has been raised for the Children In Need charity. Well done to all who supported and good luck to the band for tonight. May the gods of rock be looking down favourably upon you all!

 


Y1s Magic Topic!

This week in Y1 we have started our new magical topic…

Y1 Murphys will be thinking about “What if you had a letter from Hogwarts?” and Y1 Potters have asked “Is magic real?”

We started off our topic with a visit from the fantastic Professor Shell! He dazzled us with his delightful display of magic – along with his furry friend Peter Rabbit! The children had a great time and were totally absorbed in his show. We will be learning some tricks throughout the topic and are hoping to share these with you at the end of the term.

 


Phase 2 Expansion – Architect’s Flyaround

Our very clever architect Derek Statham has created this 3D visualisation of the next stage of our proposed expansion.

The planning consultation closed on Friday 13th October and we will make you aware of any decisions from the planning committee as soon as we are informed.


Cross Country Autumn Update

The first Sheffield Federation of School Sport Schools (SFSS) Primary cross country race of the season was held at Norfolk Park on a mild and sunny Saturday in September. This was the team’s first outing in our new cross country t-shirts, which were very kindly paid for by the PTA. As you can see they are perfect for sport and look fantastic, so a huge thanks to the PTA!

It has been absolutely brilliant to have lots of first-timers join in the fun this year. Erin, Flo, Betsy, Felix and Arthur were amongst our new runners. The Y5/6 boys even managed to make up two teams, with 8 runners turning up to represent the school.

The second cross country race took place on 14 October at Parkwood Springs. A huge well done to all of our runners as this was a long, tough course with a couple of good climbs. The results are below:

Y4 Girls
Betsy 29
Flo 58

Y4 Boys
Arthur 143

Y5/6 Girls
Hattie 23
Erin 80
Lily 133

Y5/6 Boys
Daniel B 16 (PB!)
Jack B 83
Ollie 128
Eddie 147
Felix 152
James 168
Tom D 174
Sonny 176

If you’d like to come along to one of the school’s practice runs or to a race, please contact Mr. Paxman.

Rachel Biggin (Cross Country Co-ordinator)


Y1… New year, fresh start!

Y1 Potters and Murphys have had an amazing start to the school year!

Have a watch of our Animoto

Click here!

Enjoy,

From Miss Goodbody and Mr Flevill