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Mrs R Parker

Planning Peacocks

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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!

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

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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Super first week back!

Well done Peacocks on a super first week back. I have been really pleased with how many of you have logged on to TT Rockstars and earned so many coins. You are going to be times tables super stars.


Keep up the good work!

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Shakespeare Day!

On Wednesday the school learnt about the famous writer William Shakespeare by performing our own version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’!


Theatre company ‘West End in Schools’ visited our school and we worked in our year groups to rehearse a particular part of the play which included lots of acting, drama and movement which we thoroughly enjoyed!

At the end of the school day each year group performed their scene and the story of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ was told Hoyland Springwood style!

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World Book Day



On Tuesday we celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite book characters and looking at ‘The Rainbow Bear’ by Micheal Morpugo

We read the story as a class before discussing whether it is right or wrong to keep Snow Bears in the zoo which we wrote as a neat piece of writing!

We also created our own Rainbow Bears with pastel with lots of fantastic and colourful pieces of art being produced!

Finally we designed and created our own bookmarks based on the Rainbow Bear to use in our own reading at home and at school!

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Wow! Writing improvements

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    • February 6, 2018
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So we have just completed the first writing unit using our new  approach.  I have chosen one book to show you the improvements over a three week unit. I could have picked any book and they would have all showed this amazing improvement.

1) Independent write at the start of the unit.

2) Re-write after the skills have been taught.

3) Uplevelled piece

I am so very impressed with all the effort the children have put in. I am looking forward to our new ‘discussion’ Unit.

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Writing stimulus

Today was our writing stimulus assessment. I was really impressed with the children and how they quickly summarised the short film. They then used these summaries to create a story map. Working as a team, they then stepped out their story maps before using all their gathering evidence to recall the story in their writing.

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    • February 6, 2018
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We spent  2 days developing out DT skills by following the TASC wheel.  We were focusing on materials and our sewing skills. We had to work in teams to plan a kneeler, like the ones we saw when we visited church. We had to design, make and evaluate our kneelers.


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Skill building & laughter

During a break from some super learning this afternoon we took skipping ropes outside with us. It was so lovely to see my class trying to master a new skill. Some were learning to skip, others were learning to skip in pairs. It was brilliant seeing happy, smiley faces.



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