Monday 28 November 2011

Celebrating our Successes

We want to share with you the success of our pupils

  •  We were delighted that the vast majority of our Y6 pupils gained a level 4 in English (the expected level for their age).
  • Nearly half of these pupils achieved a level 5 in maths, which is far higher than is expected- what an amazing result!
  • Overall our pupils performed better than the average for Leeds schools/national expectations.
We will continue to teach our pupils with a fun and exciting curriculum so they achieve the best they possibly can.

Well done to pupils and teachers!!!

Thursday 3 November 2011

Ashfield musicians have got talent!

Joshua has only been learning guitar at school for a month, yet he can already play the Queen classic 'We Will Rock You'. Move over Brian May! Follow the link to download an mp3 recording:

Alisha has mastered Taio Cruz's hit 'Dynamite':

Iyanna has shown excellent musicianship to play a clarinet duet:

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Times Table Fun in Year 2

Learning times tables off by heart is one of the most important aspects of Maths.
 In Willow Class we have begun by learning our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
Here we are using the trim trail to learn our 2s.
What is 10 lots of 2?
10 x 2 = Δ


Willow Class Assembly

Willow Class rounded off their topic on Nelson Mandela by presenting an assembly all about him and the system of apartheid in South Africa. We even had a Mrs Parker look a like introducing our assembly - see if you can spot her in the photos!

Monday 17 October 2011

After school athletics clubs

Key Stage One Athletics Club

Key stage one athletics club runs on a Monday straight after school. We have been doing some circuit training practising throwing, catching, jumping and sprinting. Have a look at some of the pictures to see what we've been getting up too....

 Look out how strong we are!!

Key Stage Two Athletics Club

Last week we were practising the high jump. We were challenging ourselves to see how high we could jump over the bar. Take a look at some of us in action....

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Elm class trip to the Chevin

On Tuesday 11th October Elm class walked up to the Chevin to take part in some different Autumnal activities. Check out the pictures to see what we got up too....

We were able to identify which trees certain leaves had fallen from using this guide to help us.

We collected leaves and seeds from lots of different trees that had fallen off and were scattered al over the ground.
We came across some different insects, and some snail eggs.

We learnt what plants need to grow and played some games to show how seeds are spread:

We had a lovely morning getting wet and mucky!

Harvest festival

Last week at Ashfield we had a harvest assembly to celebrate harvest festival. Each class contributed with their own little performance.

Please look through and comment on the pictures. We would love to know what you think!

Silver Birch performed Dingle Dangle Scarecrow for us. They even made their own little scarecrows which they held up for us all to see.

Willow class lead us all in a rendition of cauliflower's fluffy...

Maple class were very brave and sang their harvest song in front of the whole school!
Beech class sang the African song Siya hamba.

Elm class came up with a dance to the song the circle of life. Their movements represented what takes place during harvesting.

Oak class talked to us about why we celebrate harvest, not just here in the UK but in other parts of the world.

Wednesday 20 July 2011

Niamh Show and Tell

Niamh brought some photographs of her holiday for show and tell. This photo is of Niamh andf her sister Isla.
 Niamh is sitting on a cannon at Bamburgh Castle.
Niamh is trying archery.

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Shake Bar

The Maples celebrated their fantastic behaviour this year by visiting the shake bar in town.

It was fun to go the milkshake bar because it was exciting (Olivia).
I liked giving the stickers out (Grace).
I liked my smartie milkshake (Evan).
I liked my milkshake (Amy).
We saw a strange thing: a man with a parrot on his shoulder (Bradley).
I liked my chocolate milkshake (Kaitlin).

Thursday 23 June 2011

Frog Frenzy

K and M arew writing about the tadpoles.

B & R are investigating.

One of the Acorn Children brought tadpoles into the base. We set up an observation area to look at them and do some observational drawings.

What did we learn?
Tadpoles swim a lot and really fast.
How to look after them.
They need pond water.
They turn into froglets first and then into frogs.
The tadpoles eventually lose their tails.
You have to put a rock in the water so they can crawl onto it when they become frogs.

Show and Tell

Kaitlin found something very interesting in her garden at the weekend. She brought the photos in to show us and then did a 'show and tell' to the whole class!
She told us about what she fed and what they did when they found it.

Can you bring something interesting for show and tell?