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Each year the school has carried out a Remembrance Day Service and held a roll of honour for those pupils whose relatives who gave their lives. This year, as part of the 100th Anniversary of WW1, we held an extra special Remembrance Service in St Nicholas Church and the whole school participated in an Activity Day.

The sombreness of the morning's services was lightened by Mrs McCallum who decorated the hall to tie in with the street party lunch theme which she had prepared. Prior to the meal being served children listened to radio broadcasts by Winston Churchill and Dame Vera Lynn and songs such as ‘it's a long way to Tipperary' and ‘White Cliffs of Dover' were played whilst children ate their meals. Children (and staff) enjoyed dressing up in clothes of WW1 era. Following on from the activity day children were then given an extended writing task based on their experiences of the activity day.
Rehearsals are busy underway for children in Y4/5/6 as they prepare to take part in Young Voices - a national event that is staged in 5 different arenas - we shall be travelling to the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield on 21st January. Last year 120,000 school children took part in this singing event where children are able to experience singing at an event with the support of a live band, backing vocals and led by a professional conductor. An exciting opportunity for the children to experience and participate in a professional concert.

Eight children were successful in getting through to the district level cross country competition and one pupil, Jayden Carter, has qualified for the County level competition.
A weather station has been installed to record temperatures, wind and rainfall as part of this term's weather topic.
Classes 1 and 2 are starting rehearsals for their nativity, ‘Prickly Hay'
Swimming lessons have been taking place throughout the autumn term for children in Years 2/3/4
Y5/6 have attended Crucial Crew at RAF Leeming
A Christmas Tree decoration competition is being held in school
Our local community police officer is holding a ‘techno chances' assembly for KS2 children focussing on e-safety.
Miss Goodchild has started working on some level 6 SATS papers with some Y6 children. Have a go at the examples below which are being done by 10 and 11 year olds without calculators. Answers at bottom of this report.

a) a + b + c = 30
a + b = 24
b + c = 14
What are the values a, b and c?
b) = 0.1 160 = 0.2
Write in the missing numbers
Diary Dates:
Fri 5 Dec: School Christmas Fair 1.30-3.00pm
Mon 8 Dec: Toddler morning 9-11 am
Mon 15 Dec: Nativity dress rehearsal
Thu 18 Dec: 9.30am - Christmas Carols at St Nicholas Church
Fri 19 Dec: 2.45pm school closes for Christmas
Mon 5 Jan: Staff training day
Tue 6 Jan: 8.50am School opens - Spring Term 2015
Thu 15 Jan: Toddler morning 9-11 am
Answers: a) a= 16, b= 8 and c=6 b) 16 and 800

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