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Mrs R Parker

Planning Peacocks

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STEM

This afternoon we have completed our second STEM activity. Today’s challenge was to build a  SQUIGGLEBOT. The children had to apply their knowledge of circuits from our Science work on Electricity to create a robot that was able to draw on a piece of paper. The children had to pick their teams (a big challenge!) then using the resources, build their robot. I was so impressed with the collaboration, communication, perseverance and determination. The children were proud of themselves  when they all successfully created a working SQUIGGLEBOT.

Mega proud of you all. Great work Team Peacocks!!

 

 

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Maths superstars ⭐️

In Maths the children have been learning about line graphs. We discussed continuous data and how to represent this. We investigated the temperature in our classroom and created a line graph showing this data. The children worked in teams to create line graphs. I was super impressed at their very first try. Well done kids!

 

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Super Stars!!

Today we had a film crew in school! The Local Authority are making a film about the impact Thrive has had in schools that use it. We were delighted when they chose us to be filmed showing what an amazing impact it has had. The hard work of the staff, and the willingness of the children to adopt its theory and practices makes me proud. I wear my Thrive lanyard with pride and passion every single day. Well done to the children involved today. You were amazing! Take a look at some of the action.

 

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Marvelous Mayans

As part of our topic on Mayans, the children took part in a Mayan workshop with Steve from a drama company. Steve helped the children produce a performance about the main events that happened during the Mayan times. The children collaborated brilliantly to think of their freeze frames to match the main events. Well done children you worked really hard and your final performance was brilliant.

 

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Life skills and aspirations

The children loved having the opportunity to become detectives today as part of our aspirations work. We went to the library and worked with Deb and Lizzie from NatWest bank. The children learnt about the job opportunities of working in a bank and then became police officers to look at pieces of evidence to identify if any transactions were because of fraud. The children learnt real life skills about opening a bank account, undersatanding how to read bank statements,  how to withdraw money safely, how to protect yourself from fraud, what to do if you suspected something wasn’t quite right with your account and how to protect yourself on line by keeping yourself safe.

A fantastic session with information about job opportunities and keeping yourself safe on line.

 

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Love where we live!

As part of our aspirations work and linking to our last topic on Yorkshire, the year 4 & 5 children enjoyed a fantastic day enjoying “Countryside Days”  workshops at the Yorkshire Show Ground in Harrogate. We learnt about bees making honey, composed our own song with a musician that has played at Glastonbury, watched a sheep show, looked at spiders and their habitats and had the opportunity to speak to farmers about looking after different animals. It showed the children a variety of job opportunities whilst learning about the fabulous county in which we live. Have a look at the kids having a wonderful day.

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Tour De Yorkshire

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    • May 9, 2018
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On Friday the Planning Peacocks had a theme day about the Tour De Yorkshire. All our Maths and English work linked to this. We also had a cycling competition to see how far the whole school could cycle and for lunch we had a picnic outside. In the afternoon many of the staff and children walked to Elsecar to watch the race as it whizzed past. We were lucky to have such beautiful weather too!

 

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Money workshop

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    • April 22, 2018
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On Friday Yorkshire Building Society came and carried out a workshop with the children about budgeting and profit. The children had to work in teams to plan a party then give a presentation. Stephanie Peacock, the local MP, also visited to support the workshop.

 

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Eating like the Mayans!

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    • April 22, 2018
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On Tuesday, the Peacocks enjoyed tasting Mayan food’s and drink! We had lots of fun and described the different smells, appearances,  tastes and textures of the delicious food. I was surprised how many children loved the Quinoa, a whole-grain similar to rice, eaten daily by the Mayans.

I was so proud of all the children who were willing to try everything, even the avocado!

What a fabulous and fun afternoon!

Miss Long. 

 

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Tour De Yorkshire

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    • April 19, 2018
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Today the Planning Peacocks walked to Elsecar Heritage Centre to take part in a workshop to prepare a banner for the Tour De Yorkshire. The children had a brilliant time and loved preparing their jerseys to be turned into a Hoyland Springwood banner to be displayed at the race. Keep your eyes peeled to see if we can see it on T.V. The children were so well behaved and were a real credit to our school.

 

Well done kids… here you are hard at work

 

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