Today was our eco council plant-a-thon! We were prepared with our forks and trowels to tackle the soil and grass to make way for our new trees.

We had 3 very helpful and enthusiastic volunteers who brought their own tools to help us complete our mission.

Although we planted a lot of the trees, we still have lots left! Since we had so much fun today, Mr Naughton said it would be great if we could do it again to see if we can plant all of the trees that we have! Our parent helpers were sent by Oskar (rec), Eliza (Y2), Matthew O (Y2) and Kate (Y5), who have each been awarded 5 dojo points!

Our next plant-a-thon will be held next Thursday 23rd November from 11am. Please come and help!

Eco Council Need You!

Are you green fingered? Love being outdoors? Free next Thursday from 11am? Then come along to our Plant-a-thon!

Along with our school Eco council, we need willing volunteers to help plant some of the many bulbs and trees that have been generously donated by our amazing school families. All you need is a spade, pair of gloves and a wheelbarrow full of determination!

We hope to see you there!

KS1 Drama Club

Following on from our recent work on choral and performance poems, this week Drama Club have been devising our own action poetry!

 Visit our school facebook page to watch our video of our work.

Sniff, Sniff, Sniff

Based on the performance poem ‘Sniff, Sniff, Sniff’, by Julia Donaldson, drama club have been devising our own rotten and revolting poems. Using rhythm and actions, we have worked to improve our ideas.

Visit our school facebook page to watch our video of our work.

KS1 Drama Club

This week, our Key Stage 1 Drama Club have been enjoying some very exciting activities! We have been using vocal exercises and whole body movement to express our understanding of a variety of choral poetry and rhymes. We have been wriggling like slimy eels, roaring like angry bulls and slowly growing like a nut seed. What an exciting afternoon!

Visit our school facebook page to watch our video of our work.

Tiger Masks

We enjoyed making tiger masks in class today and couldn’t believe how different they all were. We hope you enjoy looking at them as much as we all enjoyed making them.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

What a morning the Year 1 children had today when a surprise visitor turned up hoping to stay for lunch! The tiger who normally comes for tea, made a special trip to our new Year 1 classroom and had lots of fun tricking and scaring the grown ups. He surprised Miss Shield, Mr Dixon and even Mr Naughton, who was so frightened he hid behind the cupboard door thinking he was real! Nobody was as brave as Miss Shield however as she picked him up straight away for a cuddle/wrestle.

He will be staying with us at school for the next couple of weeks to help us with our Literacy work and with our Party Tea preparations.

Anyone get a hole in one?

Wow! What a treat we had today, when we had our very first session with Brian the brilliant golf coach! He commented on the excellent behaviour and skills from such young children and found it hard to believe we were only in Year 1! Rory McIlroy watch out…Year 1 are coming!


Our Lady of Fatima

The children had a special assembly on Friday as they learnt all about Our Lady of Fátima; a Roman Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saturday 13th May brings about the 100 year anniversary of the famed Marian apparitions reported in 1917 by three shepherd children at the Cova da Iria, in Fátima, Portugal.

On 13 May 1917, the children reported seeing a woman “brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal goblet filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun. She asked them to devote themselves to the Holy Trinity and to pray “the Rosary every day, to bring peace to the world and an end to the war”. The second appearance occurred on 13 June, the feast of St. Anthony, patron of the local parish church. In the following months, thousands of people flocked to Fátima and nearby Aljustrel, drawn by reports of visions and miracles.


Out and About in Y1

This week we have been making the most of the spring weather and taking our learning outside. On Wednesday we went in to the school grounds with Father Kelly to have a lenten prayer session. It was wonderful to be able to spot all the signs of spring and talk about God’s creation.

On Thursday, as part of our creative topic on the Cottingley Fairies we went out in to the forest school to take our own fairy pictures. You never know what kind of mysterious, magical creatures you might find around Burnopfield!