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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Year 5 build a pyramid.

Written on March 31, 2017 at 8:50 am, by

After watching Disney’s Prince of Egypt, Year 5 researched the truth behind who actually built the pyramids. They quickly realised Disney had got it wrong- it wasn’t slaves, but actually skilled, paid workers!   Determined to set Disney straight, they wrote a new version of the opening song and performed it with a dance created  Continue Reading »

What would Tottinglee be like?

Written on March 24, 2017 at 5:52 pm, by

In Year Three we have come to the end of our Anglo-Saxon era! We have become true historians, researching the past and finding out what life was like in Anglo-Saxon times. We even became Saxons ourselves at our Saxon sleepover. All of the teachers were exhausted and are obviously far too old, as we really  Continue Reading »

Summer 2017 Plant Sale

Written on March 21, 2017 at 6:34 am, by

Let’s make Totley bloom! Bedding Plants and Hanging Baskets – the gift that gives all summer long! Or give yourself a bit of summer love! Brighten up your borders, add perfume to your pots and hang those baskets with pride! Let’s make Totley bloom this summer! Totley Primary School PTA has been bringing colour to  Continue Reading »

Conisbrough Castle

Written on March 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm, by

We had an amazing trip to Conisbrough Castle to kick off our new topic. We learnt all about the history of the castle, including who built it, then we had a turn at completing some Medieval jobs. The sun shone for us whilst we were exploring – which was definitely appreciated! Grab a cuppa and  Continue Reading »

Science week!

Written on March 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm, by

Well, what a week!! I need to say a massive thank you to everybody who has played a part in making our science week so successful. I know that there have been so many amazing activities going on throughout the school this week and our children have been absolutely buzzing. I am overwhelmed by the  Continue Reading »

Year 3 & 5 Moorland Discovery Workshops

Written on March 15, 2017 at 6:07 pm, by

This morning, Year 5 and Year 3 had the chance to learn more about the moors! Rachael joined us from the Moorland Discovery Center (based at the Longshaw Estate) and led us though activities to learn more about the rare habitat on our doorstep. Did you know the UK is home to 75% of the  Continue Reading »

Graves Park Cross Country Report

Written on March 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm, by

The primary school cross country championships took place on Saturday 4th March, at Graves Park. It had very muddy and steep bits and you even had to run across a murky river full of tiny stones! That was the river where Sonny lost his footing, and then nearly fell in! It was so much fun!  Continue Reading »

Y6 STEM Challenge Day

Written on March 8, 2017 at 6:53 pm, by

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  Continue Reading »

World Book Day 2017

Written on March 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm, by

What a splendid day we had as children and staff dressed up as favourite story characters to celebrate World Book Day. We had a special assembly during which we all had the chance to show off our outfits to the rest of the school. In the afternoon, we were very lucky to welcome Ann and  Continue Reading »