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Well done to Years 4,5 and 6 on their two performances of Greece Goes to Pieces. Despite everything that has been going on in school, they have learnt lines, songs and dances and were a real credit to the school! Well done!!

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As part of their Ancient Greek topic, Year 6 had a fun couple of days cooking with Miss Sidery and Miss Bailey. As a class they made Greek Salad, Moussaka, Tzatziki and Baklava. The cooking culminated in a delicious Greek feast which was enjoyed by all.

Well done to Josh for completing the Rotary Junior Community Award 2016. The award encourages children to take part in a range of activities in the areas of: Community Service, Social Experience, Skills and Physical Recreation. As part of his award Josh went back to his old nursery to volunteer and also tried out some Asian cooking recipes.   Take a look at the photo of Josh receiving his award at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School who hosted this year’s ceremony.

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Year 6 spent an informative afternoon working with local PCSOs. The pupils stood with the PCSOs on the end between school and The Peacock whilst one of the team used a speed camera ‘gun’ to record the speed of motorists (and even cyclists) as they travelled through the village. If caught exceeding the limit, the drivers were pulled over and were spoken to by the officers and then interviewed by the children about their speed and possible consequences.

11 children from Purple Class started the first stage of their Bikeability course on the playground,  learning how to check their bike, cycle with control round a number of courses and also about common road signs. After break, the children cycled down to Riggotts Way to learn how to U-turn safely and cycle around parked cars. All children have enjoyed the morning and can’t wait for the full day next week – fingers crossed for some warmer and drier weather!!

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Despite the miserable, rainy weather, five of our Year 6 children took part in their Level 2 Bikeability course. During the day they learnt how to stop, signal and perform a range of turns within school and the village. Thanks to Dave and Alistair for a fantastic, informative day.

For Sport Relief, the Y6 pupils took on a few of the staff at Boccia with the help of ex students Tom and Alex, who umpired.  It was a close competition, with many games going to the final ball. Finally, after a nail-biting wait, the staff found out that they were victorious.  Roll on the forfeit!!

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As part of the Y6 topic on Mountains we have been researching the work of Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947)who was a Russian born painter, poet and mystic. We explored his use of colour and his style of painting which then inspired us to create our own artwork using powder paint.

Year 6 have enjoyed a 6-week unit on the Paralympic sport of Sitting Volleyball. They have learnt how to dig, smash, set and serve and apply this to games. All children have also taken turns in leading and umpiring games. Of course it didn’t take long for the competitiveness to kick in!! Well done Y6 on a great term of PE.

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The children in Year 6 have had a fun Science Day. The topic was light and the class explored rays and angles of incidence and reflection; used this knowledge to make periscopes; explored prisms and also made coloured wheels.

Year 6 enjoyed a thought-provoking and somewhat soggy day trip to Eyam. We visited many significant landmarks such as the Cucklett Delph, the museum, The Riley Graves and the church. The children were fascinated by what they saw and heard and are in the process of producing some superb work based on this topic.

As part of our topic on Eyam, the Y6 class were visited by the Plague Doctor.  Following this, they distressed their sketch books in preparation for our visit to Eyam village.  We focussed on creating mood in our artwork through colours and shapes.
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