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Hungry Caterpillars


Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

The BFGs have had a truly fabulous day out today at Scarborough beach. We had fun playing in the sand, gathering and identifying fossils, discovering a dinosaur footprint and finding amazing living creatures in rock-pools. The children have made us incredibly proud. They have braved the cold, walked a very long way, and there wasn't a complaint, despite being soggy and covered in sand...all part of our exciting day at the seaside. Well done BFGs, we all had a great time and can't wait to continue our topic work using all the wonderful things we learned and gathered today.


Our topic for this half term is Tremors. We will be having a very exciting trip to the seaside on 6th June and will be learning all about how sand/rocks are formed, as well as investigating how fossils are created. The children are very excited about the topic already and can't wait to learn more about volcanoes. It is sure to be a very fun half term. Keep an eye out for some of our fabulous work. I have attached the newsletter and homework ideas for the topic.

BOUNCE newsletter.

Our Topic for this half term is 'BOUNCE'. We will be investigating various different sports and thinking about the best ways to stay healthy. Here is our newsletter with more details. We hope you all enjoy having fun as you keep fit.

Food Fractions

Today the BFGs have been learning how to find fractions of whole shapes and of numbers.....using chocolate!
We were asked one at a time to choose a group, knowing that we would share the chocolate with the rest of the children in that group. We realised that with more children in a group we would get less chocolate but the denominator of the written fraction increases. Luckily each group ended up equal so we all earned one 7th of a bar. We then had to calculate how many segments one 7th would be. The reward for our hard work was yummy!!


The BFG Class Topic for Spring Term 2 will be Scrumdiddlyumptious, where we will be exploring, cooking and experimenting with all sorts of tasty, weird and amazing foods. Please find attached the terms homework tasks. These should be returned to school no later than Monday 19th March for us to share them with the class. Children should complete the highlighted task plus at least one other from the list. Have fun! We can't wait to hear about what you get up to!

York Castle Museum and Art Gallery - What a fun day!

We have all had a brilliant day in York. We had lots of fun investigating the Castle Museum and finding out about how homes, toys, clothes and cities have changed over the years. The children all looked at home in the prison cell but decided they would not like to spend the night in there!
We walked across the city looking for interesting features like gargoyles and fascinating historical buildings. We even spotted the smallest window in York. At the Art Gallery we investigated city landscapes in different works of art and had a go at creating our own.




We can't believe we're already into our final term - the year has flown! We're all excited about upcoming events - Sports day and our residential.

Please find attached our final newsletter. This and ideas for homework have been handed out to the children.

Festival Food

The children are currently, excitedly, looking up traditional Mexican recipes that they can prepare and make in school. Mrs O will be working alongside small groups of children on our healthy eating curriculum in our new teaching space to produce some delicious drinks and snacks. We'll be asking children to bring in the ingredients over the course of the term and thank you in advance for your support.

Hola Mexico!

Please find attached the newsletter and homework for our current topic. Dates for submitting homework are listed on the newsletter. Homework books are still due in every Friday.


Welcome back to the children. This term we'll be viewing the night skies - not just for fireworks but also for stars and planets as part of our new topic. Please find attached the newsletter and homework sheet. I'm sure you'll spot the deliberate mistake. Homework is due on Friday 16th November, Friday 30th November and Friday 14th December and not the dates written on the sheet. I can only blame a long half term for my error.

Darwin's Delights

Welcome back to our Year 5 and Year 6 children.

Please find attached the newsletter and homework sheets that the children will be given on their return to school. Children can choose any 3 pieces of topic homework to be handed in on Friday 21st September, Friday 5th October and Friday 19th October.

Camp Day 1

The children are all tucked up in their tents fast asleep...

They have had a fantastic day practicing our play, going to the theatre and doing some clay work with Mrs Commins. They have been superstars!

They really enjoyed their McDonalds this evening too!


Sports teams and clubs

The Best Game So Far.

Monday saw an incredible, hard-fought match between us and Barkston Ash. We felt a little bit of trepidation going into the game as Barkston beat us 7 - 1 before Christmas. However, we have been well-trained by Mr. Scoreby and despite not playing together as a team recently, it gave us the opportunity to showcase our brilliance.


School Council

Young Leaders Award Morning

Well done to our Young Leaders! Today they completed their awards and received their certificates during our Young Leaders Coffee Morning. It was lovely to see so many parents and family members at the event and we were very honoured to have Rozy Brian, a representative of the Youth Trust, to come and present the certificates.



The great Gruffalo bake off

This week we have been looking at recipes in English and applying our knowledge of measurement from maths.
We have created our own recipe for ‘dinosaur egg nests’ and this afternoon we tested out our recipes to make sure we had included everything!
Not only have the children created a fantastic recipe, but were incredibly sensible and worked great in their teams to make the nests.
We even managed to get some of them to wash and dry the pots!
Well done Gruffalos, you are all star bakers.

Volcanic eruption!

The children have created some excellent homework for our dinosaur topic including masks, stories and even volcano models!
Today, we learnt how dinosaurs are thought to become extinct. The children loved watching clips of real volcanos exploding and the lava running down.
We took the volcano model outside so we could create our own eruption! There was quite a bit of excitement as the lava started to appear.

Superhero homework

Attached is the homework sheet for this half term's topic.
Please complete the highlighted task by Friday 29th September so we can share our heroes as a class.
Please also choose one other task, which is to be completed by Friday 13th October.
Thank you, Mrs Campbell.

Launching our Superheroes topic

On Tuesday 12th September, we launched our Superheroes topic by dressing as our favourite heroes. The children looked fantastic and completed many superhero challenges throughout the day! We are really excited for this topic as we discuss real-life heroes, write our own stories and design our own superhero.
The Gruffalos have worked incredibly hard this week and this is just the start of the term!




Appleton Roebuck Arts

Golden Tickets!

As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Mrs Commins hid golden tickets around the school. It created huge excitement as children searched high and low to find them. Pictured are the lucky winners in our fabulous school library. The children will soon be visiting a book shop with Mrs Commins and Ms Holmes to choose and buy the books for the school.