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Drighlington Primary School

Nurturing, supporting, believing, achieving!

Moorland Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD11 1JY

01132853000

info@drighlingtonprimary.org.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Sue Jackson

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SAT tests are over for another year!

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We all heaved a huge sigh of relief on Thursday after the last SAT test for this year was completed! I was so proud of everybody in year 6. They took the whole event in their stride and I could see that all the children wanted to do their best, making sure they read all the questions carefully and checking their work back thoroughly. No matter what the result, you can all be confident in the knowledge you worked hard and really tried your best.

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Mrs Pickering

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SATS tests - week commencing 8th May 2017

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Well done to all the children in Venezuela class.Everybody has worked really hard this year and I know that they will all do their best during next week's SATs tests. 

Just a small reminder that next week we will be holding a breakfast club for all the children in year 6 from 8.30am in the community room. This will give everybody the chance to have some breakfast, chat and get rid of any last minute nerves!

Good luck to everybody!

Mrs Pickering

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SATS revision and fun in the playground!

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We are all working hard in preparation for this year key stage 2 SAT tests which will take place during the week of 8th May 2017. Please make sure all homework is completed on time and the children are using their revision books. If you would like to go through past papers at home, have a look at this website which will give you access to all past papers free of charge. 

http://www.sats-papers.co.uk

On a lighter note, Friday lunchtimes are even more fun now since Miss Mercer has started putting together dance routines with the children. Here they are during the first practise for a new dance; there will be a video to follow!

Have a good week.

Mrs Pickering

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Iron Age Experience school trip

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On Monday we all braved the weather and visited Herd Farm in Eccup to experience what it would be like to live as somebody from the Iron Age. We took part in lots of different activities including face painting, fence making and hunting. Despite the pouring rain, we had a fantastic day!

      

Also this week, we celebrated World Book Day and on Wednesday the children took part in a second hand book sale, buying and selling books which they brought in from home. There were some fantastic books on sale and I even bought a couple for myself! We really enjoyed discussing the books on offer and our reasons for buying them. 

Parents evenings are next week on Monday and Wednesday. I look forward to seeing you all then.

Mrs Pickering

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Iron Age Experience school trip

venezuela on: Y6 Venezuela Blog

On Monday we all braved the weather and visited Herd Farm in Eccup to experience what it would be like to live as somebody from the Iron Age. We took part in lots of different activities including face painting, fence making and hunting. Despite the pouring rain, we had a fantastic day!

      

Also this week, we celebrated World Book Day and on Wednesday the children took part in a second hand book sale, buying and selling books which they brought in from home. There were some fantastic books on sale and I even bought a couple for myself! We really enjoyed discussing the books on offer and our reasons for buying them. 

Parents evenings are next week on Monday and Wednesday. I look forward to seeing you all then.

Mrs Pickering

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Welcome Back!

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Welcome back to everyone and I hope you all had a super half term break. 

This half term our topic is 'Stone Age to Iron Age' and next week we will be visiting Herd Farm Activity Centre, where the children will spend the day in an Iron Age village and find out how our ancestors lived. Pupils will work in family groups, dressed as Iron Age villagers and will take part in exciting activities that reflect day to day life in the Iron Age. As most of these activities are based outdoors, we are keeping our fingers crossed for dry weather! Please 

Parents evenings will be held on Monday 6th and Wednesday 8th March. If you haven't returned an appointment slip yet, please do so as soon as possible to enable us to give you a slot that suits you. 

Mrs Pickering

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School Dojo Champions for the second time!

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For the second time this year we are school dojo champions - well done to all the children in Venezuela class! Keep trying with your positive attitude to learning! Mrs Howe, our deputy headteacher popped in to see us today and commented on the super atmosphere in class which is always a pleasure to hear!

Please make sure you are using your SPaG revision booklets at home - they are there to support what we have learnt at school and to build your confidence in your knowledge.

Have a good week everyone!

Mrs Pickering

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Times Tables Rock Stars!

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Hello!

Another busy week for us all. The children have enjoyed the start of our work on 'How to Train your Dragon' and some of the writing we produced can be seen on www.pobble.com. Have a look and comment or like their work: the children will be thrilled!

This week saw the introduction of another exciting initiative in school - Times Tables Rock Stars! Everybody has gone home with a password and if you log on to www.ttrockstars.com, the children will explain what they need to do next. This is a really fun way to encourage children to practise their times tables with a healthy dose of competition thrown in!

Have a good week.

Mrs Pickering

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Pobble

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On Thursday, Venezuela class had a very exciting morning when they worked with Mrs Tighe from Pobble and wrote a set of instructions on how to be ghost hunters!

   

The children produced some fantastic writing which you can now find on the pobble website. Every week 5 top writers from each class will be chosen to have their work posted online for everybody to celebrate. Please go on the Pobble website: www.pobble.com, search for Drighlington Primary School and you will be able to look at our brilliant writing. Registering only takes 5 minutes and as well as reading your child's writing, you will also be able to like and leave comments. I'm really excited about being able to share the pupils' achievements with you all!

Mrs Pickering

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Happy New Year!

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Welcome back to everybody! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and are ready for all that 2017 has in store!

Please remember to bring your PE kit to school every Tuesday and Thursday. As for last term, Maths homework goes out on a Tuesday (to be returned on Friday) and SPaG homework goes out on Friday (to be returned on Tuesday). Also, please remember to take your reading book/record and spelling journals home every day.

Please pop in or give me a call if you'd like to discuss any aspect of your child's learning. 

Mrs Pickering

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from everybody in Venezuela class! We hope you have a fantastic Christmas break!

Our holiday learning log for this half term is all about growth mindset. The children are going to think about New Year's resolutions and which things they can't do YET but are going to really try hard to achieve in 2017!

Have a peaceful (is that possible when there are children around?!) Christmas and see you next year!

Mrs Pickering

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Attendance

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Well done to Venezuela class. Last week our attendance was 97.9% which meant we were able to have a turn on the Drigopoly board. Unfortunately, this time we didn't manage to win anything but for every week we have whole class attendance of over 97% we get another go, so keep up the good work everybody!

Here are some examples of the biographies we have been writing this week. The children worked really hard to produce some high quality writing.

    

Just one more week to go before we break up for the Christmas holidays!  I look forward to seeing you at our Christmas Carol concert at Morley Town Hall next Thursday evening. If you can make it, you're in for a treat - the carols sound wonderful.

Mrs Pickering

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Biographies

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As part of our English work on biographies the pupils have been busy researching a person of their choice. We have had a wide selection of choices ranging from Zara Philips, Donald Trump and Elvis Presley to Wayne Rooney and Eminem! We've found out some fascinating facts about the lives of these people and will be using these to create biographies, focusing on a range of structural and language features. I look forward to sharing some of these when they are completed. 

Have a good week!

Mrs Pickering

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Robinwood

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We had a fantastic time at Robinwood this week. The instructors commented on what a nice bunch our year sixes are and we didn't even let the snow dampen our spirits! All the children should be really proud of themselves for challenging their fears and having a go at activities they found daunting. It was also a good opportunity for pupils to mix with classmates they wouldn't normally work with and it was lovely to see some new friendships form. 

Over the next few weeks, I'll post some of the many photos which were taken by the adults. If you would like your own copy, I will be happy to copy these on to a memory stick for you.

Mrs Pickering

      

    

    

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Dojo champions!!

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Well done to Venezuela class for being this week's dojo champions! We collected nearly 900 points for trying hard and being on task. Here is Mike, the dojo mascot, making sure we are keeping up the good work!

In D&T, the class have been designing and making mobile phone cases with Mrs Pearson. I'd quite like one of these for myself!

     

The children are very excited about next week's residential trip to Robinwood. If you have any last minute questions please pop in and see me or give me a call.

Have a good week.

Mrs Pickering

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Victorian projects

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Welcome back and I hope everybody had a good break during half term. You've all been very busy with your Victorian projects which are fantastic! Well done to everybody - what a super mixture of creativity and in depth research!

Don't forget we will be holding a quick meeting in Tanzania classroom after school on Monday 7th November at 3.15pm to discuss any queries you may have regarding the forthcoming residential trip to Robinwood.

Mrs Pickering

     

        

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Superhero day!

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The last day of term proved very exciting as the children were transformed into superheroes. We had a variety of participants, including Silent Girl and the Super Sleeper! We discussed their superpowers and how their perseverance and 'can do' attitude helped them to achieve great things. 

Well done to the whole class for a fantastic start to year 6. Have a super half term break and I look forward to seeing you in a week's time.

Mrs Pickering

PS Don't forget to complete your homework on time!

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Rebuttal tennis!

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In preparation for writing debates next week, we have been playing 'rebuttal tennis'! Year 6 had to bat arguments back and forth and anyone who stumbled ended up losing the game! This is a great way to get the children to make and respond to appropriate points of information and the whole class engaged brilliantly with the activity. I'm really looking forward to our debate writing next week!

Have a good weekend.

Mrs Pickering

         

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School visitor - Victorian Drighlington

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This week year 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr Furness, a long time resident of Drighlington who has a keen interest in local history. He showed us lots of photos of the village from Victorian times and the children were able to see how Drighlington has changed over the years. 

Many thanks again to Mr Furness for his time and for answering all the children's questions!

              

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Parkour gymnastics

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This half term the children have been lucky enough to work with Mr Milner from Woodkirk Academy, who has been creating lots of exciting activities linked to parkour gymnastics. The children have really enjoyed all the challenges and are getting very good at shoulder rolls!

Well done to all of you who are bringing homework back on time every week - keep up the good work!

Mrs Pickering

     

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Our Blog...

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Welcome back to everyone; I hope you have all had a good summer!

We have lots of fantastic learning opportunities planned for year 6 this year and our first topic of the year is 'Victorian Drighlington'.

PE for Venezuela class is on a Tuesday and a Thursday. Please remember to bring appropriate PE kit on these days. For details of appropriate kit please refer to the Parents page of the school website. 

For details on our homework policy please refer to the Policies page of the school website. 

I am very much looking forward to this school year and am sure we are going to have a great year. If you have any concerns at any time, please give me a call or come and see me.

Mrs Pickering

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Y6 Learners

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Venezuela children have settled well into Y6. We will soon send details about their successes.

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