Artwork in our School Hall

This year our pupils in all year groups have had the chance to work with two wonderful artists from “Artboat”: Soo and Charlie. There is some amazing artwork around school and the latest masterpieces to go up are the Harry Potter sculptures created by the Y5s and the Solar System created by the Y2s. Our school hall looks amazing. We are really going to miss Soo and Charlie, but we know, in a few years, we will invite them back for more stunning art sessions. 

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Robot Wars!

Some of our Y5 and Y6 pupils competed in this year’s inter-school Robot Wars competition. Every year we invite the Robot Wars expert in to show us how to make our own robots, to embark on challenges and navigate obstacles. We always invite pupils from other schools in Sheffield to take part too. 

What is particularly exciting, is one of the heavily, armoured robots from the TV show makes an appearance in our school and we can see how complex the real robots are. They are virtually indestructible. 

We were proud to come in 2nd and 3rd place out of all the groups from all the schools taking part. 

🌿🌲Forest Schools🌲🌿

This is the start of a very exciting whole school project. Our Y5s are the first to experience Forest Schools. By this time next year, all the pupils in our school will have worked with Forest Schools using our very own outdoor spaces.

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Over the next three weeks we are going to be working with some forest school specialists.  We will use our school grounds to experience outdoor learning and increase our exploration of our outdoor environment.

Abdi: We got to explore and find different insects and wildlife.

The first activity was a warm-up game called Frozen Dragon.

After that that we entered the secret garden.  We played a game called ‘hide and peek’. We really enjoyed it!

Sarah asked us to collect the same items that she had. However, we had to memorise the objects she showed us and we weren’t allowed a second look.

Kasey: It was fun to climb the trees.

We used identification cards to find out what trees, plants and flowers we have in our secret garden.  We looked closely at the leaf shape, the colour of leaves or flowers and worked with our team mates to find out…

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Prince Edward Y5 Football Team

Last night, our Y5 football team took part in a mini-tournament. They played four matches, winning two and losing two. They kept their spirits up throughout all games, supporting each other, smiling and working as a team. I was so impressed with how they passed the ball, communicated with each other and marked the opposition. It was a joy to see young sportsmen thinking strategically. Mr Little, our football manager (and Y3 teacher), said it was the best he’d seen them play and all boys never stopped playing their best.

Well done “Team Prince”!

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Amazing Writers!

At the end of last week I was thrilled to read so much quality writing. The Y6s showed me several great starts to their versions of the story of: how the Chinese New Year was named after animals. All four have beautiful presentation and each story was individual. I could detect a personal style in their writing.

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Cayleigh and Tamzin in Y5  have produced wonderful pieces of writing. Their language is very descriptive and they both paint vivid pictures in my mind through their choice of words.

And finally, I saw some great examples of ‘Before’ and ‘After’ writing in Y4. Just look at the progress both children have made.