School Council Elections

School Council Election

 

Class 4 were buzzing with excitement on Friday morning as the day had arrived for pupils to read out their manifestos for the School Council election. Candiates nervously read out their proposals and then each year group elected their chosen candidate. We were…

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The Firemen visit Class 4

The Firemen visit Class 4

 

On Thursday afternoon, some of the firemen from Garforth Fire Station visited Class 4 to give a very important fire safety talk. They discussed how all houses should have a fire alarm and advised how a family could write a fire plan - just in case! They also…

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Homework Heroes - Autumn 2 - Week 3

Homework Heroes - Autumn 2 - Week 3

Over the last few weeks, Class 4 have really impressed us with their creative homework! Each week, they select at least one homework

task which this half term, is related to the Vikings!

Take a look at our homework heroes for the last few weeks.

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Musical Class 4

Musical Class 4

We really enjoyed our music lesson today where we played the chime bars to accompany a piece of music.

 

It was important that we played the correct notes, kept to the correct beat and listened well for when to begin!

 

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D-Side in Class 4

D-Side in Class 4

(Written by Isla and Anna)

On Monday afternoon, 'D-Side Dave' came back to Aberford to talk about Internet Safety. He talked to us about ways in which we can keep ourselves safe when using the internet and told us the age limits of different social media apps! We discussed…

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Homework Heroes - Autumn 1 - Week 7

Homework Heroes - Autumn 1 - Week 7

Another week of amazing homework! Class 4 were challenged to create a formal invitation to a celebrity ball - and creative they were! There were some fantastic designs  - with messages in bottles and origami tuxedos, some beautifully decrated scrolls and a…

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Homework Heroes - Autumn 1 - Week 6

Homework Heroes - Autumn 1 - Week 6

 

I am blown away with the amazing pieces of homework produced this week! The amount of time and effort you have all put in is demonstrated in your wonderful creations! Building Anglo-Saxon villages from lego and sticks, straw and chocolate! (Yes...…

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Investigating light

Investigating light

 

Class 4 enjoyed experimenting and investigating shadows this week. They wanted to find out whether certain materials created a coloured or textured shadow! After planning and predicting, they discovered that coloured transparent materials create a coloured shadow (eg.…

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P.E.

Creative Gymnastics

 

Class 4 enjoyed Gymnastics with a difference as they were tasked with working collaboratively to form different shapes and structures. When split into two groups and challenged to come up with a structure, one group chose to re-create 'The Great Wall of China' and the…

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Homework Heroes - Autumn 1 - Week 5

Homework Heroes - Autumn 1 - Week 5

 

This week, Class 4 have been perfecting their maths skills by multiplying and dividing amounts by 10, 100 and 1000. I was very impressed with everyone who took this opportunity to consolidate these maths skills.

 

Ted - wonderful maths work and…

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Christmas in September!

Christmas in September!

Yes - it may only be September, but it is that time of year again to make our Christmas cards to ensure there is sufficient time for them to be ordered, sent off, printed and returned ready for Christmas!

Class 4 had fun creating a water colour, rainbow backdrop and…

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Bikeability

Bikeability

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, our Year 6 children embarked on their 'Bikeability' training with some achieving their Level 1 and others achieving their Level 2! The rain and wind did not deter them as they perfected their skills on the school playground on Monday, ready to set…

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Homework Heroes - Autumn 1 - Week 4

Homework Heroes - Autumn 1 - Week 4

 

This week, I was incredibly proud of everyone for completing their maths homework tasks. Great consolidation of learning from class.

We also had some amazing pieces of work, outlining a 'day in the life' of  a chosen famous character.

 

Billy -…

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Jeans for Genes

Jeans for Genes Day 2017

 

Written by Oliver, William and Billy

‘Jeans for Genes’ is about helping people with genetic disorders. A genetic disorder is something that is passed on from your ancestors or parents, like bad eyesight, immune disorders, human development or diseases.

You…

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Building Bridges

Bridge building challenge

Written by Maddie and Millie

In our Design and Technology lesson, we were challenged to work collaboratively to design and construct a bridge structure made out of the materials we had all brought into school. These included: cardboard, string, plastic bottles, pipe…

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Class 4 Homework Heroes - Autumn 1

Class 4 Homework Heroes - Autumn 1

 

I am so impressed with the standard of homework this week! A huge well done to all of Class 4 - you really have put in a lot of thought and effort. It was a difficult choice for 'Homework Hero' this week, but the ones who really stood out…

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Maths stars!

Decimals and Equivalent Fractions

 

Year 6's have been revising place value over the last two weeks and have considered decimals in more detail. Today, they concentrated on converting decimal numbers to their fraction equivalent and then fractions to their equivalent decimal.

They also…

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Light Specialists!

Light Specialists

In Science, we are trying to put together a portfolio of our knowledge relating to 'light'. We have learnt about the way in which light travels and how shadows are created with an opaque object. 

We wanted to find out whether the distance of the light source, in relation to…

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Reports about Osprey

Non - Chronological Reports

In Class 4 we have been enjoying reading the novel 'Skyhawk' by Gill Lewis. We have just reached the part where the two main characters spot an Osprey nesting on a farm in Scotland and are watching it build a nest in order to attract a female.

We decided to…

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The first week back in Class 4

The first week back in Class 4

Written by Anna, Holly and Rubie

This first week in Class 4 has been quite challenging but really fun! In English we have started reading an exciting novel called 'Skyhawk'. Mrs Warner always stops reading on a cliffhanger so we are eager to know what will…

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Fashion Designers

Class 4 Fashion Designers!

 

This week, Class 4 were set the challenge of designing a costume for a character out of Aladdin (our end of year production!)

After lots of research, we gathered our ideas and created 'fashion boards' to display these, thinking about the type of character we…

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Clay Creations

Clay Creations

 

In Art this half term, we have produced many pieces of work around Ancient Egypt. We started off by learning about Hieroglyphics and painted these onto sand paper. This created a great effect. We then investigated typical art work of Pharoahs and drew our own portraits using…

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Class 4 Homework Heroes - Summer 1

Homework Heroes - Summer 1

This half term, I have been incredibily proud of the pieces of work produced for the homework tasks about Ancient Egypt. All of our Year 5 children have put a lot of effort into these and have completed some amazing creations! From wordsearches to quiz questions, from…

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Music in Class 4

Music Fun - written by Ted.

In Music this week we were very excited to play musical instruments which were made from plastic tubes - 'Boom Whackers'!

We were taught how to play these instruments correctly and how to maintain a steady beat.

Playing them was quite simple as we carefully…

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Homework Heroes - Summer 1 - Week 3

Homework Hero

 

This week,Year 5 pupils have handed in some amazing homework. They have shown off their maths skills with a challenging Magic Square activity where they were required to insert values to ensure each row, column and diagonal all added up to the same value.

Do you think you…

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Science

Evolution and Inheritance

During our second Science session we started our learning by examining different types of fox, describing the environment they live in and about how the fox's characterisitcs have adapted to this particular environment. The children discussed ancestors, genetic…

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English

 

Year 5 English - Poetry

In Engish this week, the Year 5 pupils have been looking at senses poems and how to create interesting descriptions using all five senses. We ventured outside to gather our ideas and explore the outdoor area to examine what we could: see, touch, smell and hear. We…

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Homework Heroes - Summer 1 - Week 2

Homework Heroes - Summer 1 - Week 2

This week, I have selected a range of homework pieces. The first three are story continuations which the Year 5 children were asked to complete over the Easter break. I am sure you will agree that the children have written creative, gripping, thoughtful and…

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Science

Evolution and Inheritance

 

Class 4's new Science topic launched today. We started with a game of 'Human Guess Who' which we all really enjoyed. The purpose of the game was to highlight human characteristics and our unique features. This led to a discussion about inherited characteristics…

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Red Nose Day!

Happy Red Nose Day from Class 4! 

 

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Music in Class 4

Music in Class 4

 

This week, we continued to develop our skills of composing and performing in our music lesson. 

We are becoming much better in recognising musical notation and trying to keep in time.

We have also had to develop our team work to ensure our pieces sounded…

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Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 5

Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 5

 

This week, Class 4 were challenged to research 'Roman Numerals' and display their findings in a creative and eye catching way. The children produced some amazing posters which are on display in the classroom. For their creativity, hard work and detailed…

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Music in Class 4

Music in Class 4

 

Over the last couple of weeks in our music sessions, we have learned different rhythms and the notation for these. We used the following terms to help us to remember the length of each note:

Fly

Spider

Caterpillar

Moth

Grasshopper

Butterfly

 

We…

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Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 4

Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 4

 

This week, Class 4 were challenged to finish their ‘Bread’ projects by making their very own bread. They had to consider the health and safety aspects of the bread making process, selcect a bread to make based on their previous designs and then actually…

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Year 5 Art Afternoon

Landscapes in Watercolour

Take a look at what our Year 5 children got up to in Art this afternoon.  I am sure you will agree that they

all produced some spectacular pieces!

 

Take a closer look at our photos in our photo gallery

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Junior Jam

Class 4 enjoy iStopmotion

Blog written by Isla and Lucy

In our Junior Jam sessions we have been creating our very own stopmotion sequences. Stopmotion is where you take a series of photographs, moving an object a little at a time, then you need to speed up the sequence to put them into a…

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Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 3

Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 3

 

Class 4's homework this week related to the D.T. topic, which this half term is focusing on bread! The task was to design some different types of bread that the children could make. Pupils then had to choose one of their designs and write up a detailed…

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World Book Day Celebrations

World Book Day Celebrations

Written by: Jason, Zac. Luke and Ethan

 

On Thursday 2nd March 2017, Aberford Primary School was transformed into a world of imagination and wonder! All of the pupils and staff were invited to dress up as their favourite book character, making it a day full of…

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Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 2

Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 2

This week, Miss Wensley's Maths group were set the challenge of designing and producing a poster to explain 'Digital Roots'.

We were so proud this week of Ruby, who really considered the layout of her information to ensure this was clear for the…

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Mexican Art

Class 4 - Art Attack

 

As part of our Geography unit, we have been looking at Mexico. We enjoyed studying some Mexican artwork

which is usually made up of bright, vivid colours. 

We then re-created some of the pieces, using art work on our tables as inspiration. We could then select…

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Firemen Visit

Fire Safety Visit in Class 4

 

This morning, Class 4 had a very important visitor with some very important messages. A Firefighter from Garforth fire station came to school with some key safety advice for us all.

During the 90 minute visit, pupils were taught about the Fire Triangle -…

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Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 1

Homework Heroes - Spring 2 - Week 1

 

Over the February half term holidays, Class 4 were challenged with an Art task. They were required to produce an art sketch book which contained a range of eye catching landscapes in different environments. These varied from seascapes to deserts,…

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P.E. Dance

Class 4 'Dance off'

During this half term, Class 4 have been working incredibily hard during their P.E. sessions to perfect a whole class dance. This has involved lots of concentration, listening skills, hard work, dedication and team work.

What do you think of our moves?

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Science

Class 4 creating animals to classify

Written by Evie and Maddie

In Science this week we have been looking at classifying our own made up species. We were challenged to base our imaginary animal on a normal animal with additional features. We created animals such as: dogs with rainbow spots,…

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WOLVES IN THE WALL

THE WOLVES IN THE WALL

Written by Scarlett and Danielle

This week we have been reading the book 'The Wolves in the Wall'. We read to the part where the family had to leave their house because the wolves, who were living in the walls, escaped into the rest of the house. We were then…

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Homework Heroes - Spring 1 - Week 5

Homework Heroes - Spring 1 - Week 5

This week Class 4 were set the challenge of writing a story for BBC Radio 2's 500 word story competition.

The aim of the competition is to to get children excited about reading and writing and to put pen to paper to write a story in no more than 500…

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Music

Class 4 presents:  Livin' on a Prayer 

 

As promised, here is our amazing performance of this well known song!

Class 4 really are a talented bunch.

Can you spot the different instruments?

Sit back and enjoy the show!

 

 

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Homework Heroes - Spring 1 - Week 4

Homework Heroes - Spring 1 - Week 4

Last week, Mrs Warner’s maths group were working hard to multiply decimal numbers with up to 2 decimal places (2.d.p)

We learnt a method to help us with this process.  Firstly, we needed to multiply the decimal by 10 or 100 to make it into a

whole…

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Buddies

Sharing our work across the school

On Wednesday afternoon, Class 4 joined Class 2 in the school hall to buddy together. 

Class 4 have been especially proud of their homework this week. Their task  was to create a detailed map of Aberford

using  'Google Maps' and then transform this into a…

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Science

Classifying Sweets  

Written by Alfie and Lewis

 

On Tuesday afternoon in Science, Class 4 were set the challenge of classifying different types of sweet (this means separating them using a branching key)

The sweets involved were: Rolos, Smarties, Haribo, Liquorice Allsorts and Fruit…

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English

'Tuesday'

This week we have started examining the picture book 'Tuesday'. The plot is rather complicated and extremely

mysterious as frogs, sitting on lilypads, begin their flight through the night sky!

As part of our unit on journalistic writing, we have begun to delve deeper into…

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Homework Heroes - Spring 1 - Week 3

Homework Heroes - Spring 1 - Week 3

This week, Class 4 were challenged to produce a detailed map of Aberford, indicating all of the key areas and main landmarks. Most children used Google Maps to help them complete this task; they found it very interesting looking at Aberford from this…

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Music

Class 4 - Music

In our Music lesson today, we enjoyed perfecting our vocals to Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a prayer'. 

We have also been learning the notation for the instrumental section and accompanying the music during the 'orchestra' section.

Watch this space for our performance infront of…

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Homework Heroes – Spring 1 - Week 2

Homework Heroes – Spring  - Week 2

 

Once again, Class 4 have blown me away with the creative, imaginative and eye-catching pieces of homework they have produced! Keep up the superb standard of work!

I have selected two children who have come up with well-presented, detailed and…

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English

Performance Poetry

Class 4 English lesson                           By Abigail and Isobel 

We have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael  Morpurgo. Today, in our English lesson,  we listened to some sounds of the sea in a storm. Whilst we listened to this,  we wrote down how  Michael,…

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Homework Heroes - Spring - Week 1

Homework heroes – Spring  - Week 1

I am always incredibly proud of the homework produced in Class 4. Every single week, without fail, I am impressed with the standard of work produced, as well as the creativity and detailed ideas!

This week it has been very difficult to select two ‘Homework…

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Welcome back!

A very happy new year to you all - 2017 has arrived!

Welcome back.

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