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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Written on December 23, 2014 at 12:14 pm, by

Thanks you to all our children, parents and staff for all their hard work and support over the past few weeks.  It’s been a wonderful build up to Christmas.  Here’s to a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

Mr Stewart’s Christmas Blog

Written on December 22, 2014 at 10:39 am, by

What a brilliant half term it has been!  Since returning full-time to Totley Primary, my feet haven’t touched the ground and there have been so many exciting events and activities.  The term started with the Foundation Stage trip to Gillfield Woods and it’s quite remarkable that our youngest children have been in school for only  Continue Reading »

Magic Box…

Written on December 19, 2014 at 8:26 am, by

In Year 4 we have been looking at the Magic Box poem by Kit Wright.  Each day, objects from the poem appeared in our magic box!   We have explored the use of alliteration, metaphors, personification and similes and used our skills to create our own Magic Box poem. The children then chose their favourite  Continue Reading »

Y5 Modern Day Nativity

Written on December 17, 2014 at 5:16 pm, by

This week, Y5 have been thinking about the real meaning of Christmas, and then answering the big question ‘If God did it again in 2014, what would the nativity story look like?’. Check out our animoto to see the extremely creative ideas that the children came up with…!  

Our Tree at Totley All Saints Church

Written on December 10, 2014 at 5:59 pm, by

We have been busy creating Christmas decorations for our own tree at Totley All Saints Church.  The church have invited all local community business and organisations to decorate a tree and we are delighted with our finished product!  All our children have a decoration on the tree which depict our school logo.


Written on December 9, 2014 at 2:22 pm, by

In Year Two we have been finding out what roamed the earth 65 million years ago!  To kick-start our topic we went to Gillfield Woods after there had been a lot of rain, in the hope of finding fossils or bones.  We were very lucky and made some  interesting discoveries!   We then spent some  Continue Reading »

Christmas Performances 2014

Written on December 8, 2014 at 1:55 pm, by

Please see below for details of the Christmas performances over the next few days. Tuesday 9th December KS1 at 9.15am (or as soon as we can get the children changed!) KS2 at (approx) 9.50pm KS1 at 6.30pm.  Children to arrive at 6.00pm please and make their way to their classrooms Wednesday 10th December KS1 at  Continue Reading »

Deputy PM in Totley Primary Visit!

Written on December 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm, by

We were pleased to welcome Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg to school this week.  He spent the afternoon serving lunch in the dining room as well as meeting our school councillors for a ‘Question and Answer’ session. Mr Clegg was keen to find out how the Universal Free School Meals initiative had been introduced at  Continue Reading »

Can you space commentate like Professor Cox?

Written on December 1, 2014 at 8:35 am, by

To answer Y5’s big question ‘Can you space commentate like Professor Cox?’, the children presented their knowledge about why we have day and night in a space commentary – like Professor Cox! The children did a fantastic job of creating their own scripts, practising, and presenting the information to make it engaging to the audience. See  Continue Reading »