Summer Reading Challenge

posted 18 Oct 2017, 05:31 by Lynsie Tuplin

Well done to the following children who completed the summer reading challenge at Sheffield Libraries and were awarded their certificate and medal in assembly this week:
Georgia, Poppy, Bobby, Hamaad, Joshua, Heidi, Holly, Anyes, Lidia, Joe D, Sam D, Otis, Jessica, Arthur, Freya, Conor, Jasmine, Natalia, Violet, Eleanor, Grace M, Patrick, Hannah S, Lawrence, Reuben, Jack T, Bethany, Isobel, Sammy, Sophia, Noah, Ayda-Mae, Elizabeth, Nancy and Aimee. Well done everyone - we hope you enjoyed your reading!

Y1 Trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park

posted 17 Oct 2017, 01:10 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 01:11 ]

On Monday 16th October Year 1 had a super trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The class saw lots of wonderful animals from meerkats to polar bears and lemurs to rhinoceroses.

Some of the more daring Year 1’s (including adult helpers and Mrs Waind!) held cockroaches, giant African snails and stroked Cornflake the corn snake.  Over looked by an amazing sultry red sun we enjoyed lovely weather and even picnicked outside. We all learnt lots more about animals and their adaptations.

The children behaved very well - so much so that a member of the public said “I just want to say how well behaved your school children are. I used to teach and in all my years I’ve never had such a good class.” She asked which school we were from and said we should all be very proud. 

Well done Year 1! 

Healthy Eating

posted 11 Oct 2017, 07:48 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 17 Oct 2017, 07:35 ]

Over the last few weeks, all children in school have had a focus on healthy eating. They have looked at healthy snacks and designed a healthy lunchbox. Some children had a go at making a healthy lunchbox with a family member. Mrs Waind finished off this theme with an assembly celebrating all the work we have done. 

Y6 Residential to PGL

posted 11 Oct 2017, 07:30 by Lynsie Tuplin

Evangeline in Y6 wrote the following review of PGL: PGL is a residential where you have an adventure holiday. PGL stands for Peter Gordon Lawrence who created PGL. You do activities in the day and night, which are great fun, and really improve your qualities. Some of the day activities include raft building. climbing, all aboard, sensory trail, zip wire and high ropes. Some of the night activities include camp fire and all around the world. After the activities,  you have time to relax in your room and get ready for bed. PGL teaches you to face your fears and be brave. The staff are lovely, the food is amazing and everyone who has been wants to go back!

Active Challenge 2017

posted 4 Oct 2017, 01:43 by Lynsie Tuplin

Yesterday in assembly,Mrs Waind launched the Active Challenge 2017 which begins on Monday 9th October. For 10 days, try to travel to  school in a more active way -it is good for you and for the environment!

Sponsor a Tree Project

posted 15 Mar 2017, 02:12 by Jacqueline Allott   [ updated 15 Mar 2017, 06:42 ]

As part of a project to improve the school's outdoor areas and provide a safe and stimulating learning environment we would like to ask our community to help by sponsoring a tree. Money raised will be used to plant a hedge around the Reception class garden. Donations can be made online via ParentMail or in cash via the school office. On Friday 17th March (12pm - 3.15pm) we will begin digging and clearing borders. Volunteers are welcome, no previous gardening experience necessary. Bring a spade and join in!

Year of Mercy Mass

posted 11 Nov 2016, 05:08 by Lynsie Tuplin

On Friday 11th November, the Y5 and Y6 faith leaders travelled to St Marie's Cathedral to celebrate the end of the Year of Mercy. The mass was presided over by the Bishop and attended by representatives from every Sheffield Catholic Primary School. The singing was beautiful and the prayerful and joyful atmosphere was a fitting way to end this Jubilee year. Our new banner even got a debut outing!

Y1 Go Wild!

posted 9 Nov 2016, 00:39 by Lynsie Tuplin

Year 1 had a wonderful day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The trip was to support the Y1 Topic Learning Challenge - Why Can't a Meerkat live in the North Pole? and the Science Learning Challenge - Why are Humans not like Tigers? We got close to some amazing animals including polar bears, giraffes, tigers, lemurs, lions and giant otters, and we even had time at the end of the day to fit in a play in the play area! We did plenty of walking and got plenty of fresh air too! It was a splendid day out! 

Our Young Entrepreneurs show their Skills!

posted 13 Oct 2016, 03:28 by Lynsie Tuplin   [ updated 13 Oct 2016, 06:20 ]

Ever felt like you could impress in the Dragons’ Den? Six of our year six children had the chance to do just that, as they took part in the first Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge event on Wednesday 12th October. Cameron, Nathan, Erin, Charlotte, Talitha and Oliver visited the University of Sheffield for the day, where they were taught various business skills by a local entrepreneur. The children were delighted to have the opportunity to see the University's new Diamond building, which is an amazing place to study.
Challenged to come up with their own idea for a new company, they decided on Checkers, a pencil attachment which auto-corrects children's spellings and calculations. Happily, they were awarded the Children’s Choice Award, as voted for by the other participants, who described the product as ‘an incredibly cool idea’ and ‘something which would definitely help us with our work!’

The children gave a fantastic pitch and really impressed the judges, who included Lee Strafford, the former Chairman of Sheffield Wednesday.

The judges were particularly impressed with the quality of all of the children’s pitches. Janet Grant, a judge and mentor from the University of Sheffield’s Enterprise Zone, praised the pupils’ presentation skills, which she said rivalled those of undergraduate students.

The event is part of a new initiative led by local business, Tutora (, who help parents find local, expert tutors. They designed the event to inspire children to dream of one day building and running their own companies.

Scott Woodley, Co-Founder of Tutora and event organiser, said: ‘Who knows, perhaps the event will inspire the next Bill Gates or Alan Sugar?'

The children enjoyed the event and we are very proud of their business efforts! To read more about the event, visit  

PGL 2016

posted 27 Sep 2016, 07:21 by Lindsay Taylor

At the beginning of September Y6 enjoyed an action packed visit to PGL in Lincolnshire. Over the 3 days, the children learned an abundance of valuable life skills, including: team building, determination, resilience and navigation. Many children also confronted fears - climbing the climbing wall or flying high on the big swing. The staff at the centre were impressed with our pupils’ attitude and behaviour, they truly were a credit to the school.



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