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Class 3 Visit Springwell Farm

Mr Walker gave Class 3 a brilliant morning of activities at the farm today. The visit started with a tour of the site and an introduction to the animals. Everyone stroked Casper the rabbit and most pupils groomed one of the Shetland ponies. After the tour the pupils planted Remembrance Day trees around the fence. Finally they all played together in the forest area where they hid in the dens and played hide and seek.

Mental Health Roadshow

On Monday three students from Kirk Balk Alternative Academy put on a mental health awareness roadshow for pupils at Springwell Special Academy. Class 3 went along and had a great time making all sorts of things. Their favourite was making stress toys with balloons and flour. By the end of the session all pupils were more aware of some of the mental health issues faced by people every day. THANK YOU KIRK BALK.

Real Life Heroes

We have been doing lots of work on superheroes this term and have produced comic strips and poems about fictitious heroes. Today, however we met a real life hero; Colin a fire officer. He talked to us about his job and showed us all the protective clothing and kit that fire fighters have to keep themselves and the public safe. Mr Clayton modelled the fireproof gear – he said it was very heavy.

Class 3 Display

Class 3 produced recounts of their visit to The National Coal Mining Museum and newspaper reports about the disaster at The Huskar Pit. Some of their efforts are displayed in the classroom.

Class 3 Long Division

After just one lesson, Ripley and Olivia demonstrated the process of solving a long division sum. By teaching the process to their peers they are more likely to remember it.

Class 3 Visit the site of the Huskar Pit disaster

On 4 July 1838 26 children were drowned in a freak accident at Huskar Pit, Silkstone Common near Barnsley. The youngest child miner was 8 years old. Class 3 visited the site of the accident and went to see the commemorative window and stone monument in the Parish Church in Silkstone.

World Book Day

Our rescheduled World Book Day took place on 22 March because snow stopped us from celebrating on the original date. Class 3 could choose to dress up as a book character or come in their pyjamas (because everyone likes a story at bedtime). We also had a visit from Maxwell Southern who told stories from his homeland of Ghana. As well as stories, Maxwell also taught some pupils how to use his drums.

Class 3 making, tossing and eating pancakes

Our RE topic this half term is the Christian festival of Easter. We started today by looking at Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday – the beginning of Lent.

Stop Animal Cruelty

Tilly is passionate about taking care of animals and produced a great poster condemning cruelty to animals.