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This half term has got off to a great start - everyone is positive and hard working! Let's keep it up until Christmas.

Today was our first on-site Forest Schools experience - and it didn't half rain! Despite getting very wet, everyone engaged in looking for signs of spring, seeing whether we had any animal company and producing some craft for display in the school.


Looking forward to more of the same tomorrow!







Forest School, Day 2 - Tuesday

Day 2 of Forest School had us treasure hunting for natural objects around the site, despite the wind and the rain! Someone even thought there might be enough snow for a snow-angel...



Forest School, Day 3 - Wednesday (arrival of the snow!)

After learning about the amazing variety of wildlife living in our neighbourhood, we had a go at making replicas of some of them in clay.






Forest School, Day 4 - Thursday. Feed the birds.

Today was spent giving a helping hand to our feathered friends by making some hanging bird feeders that we placed in the trees.










Forest School, Day 5 - Friday. The fire gets lit!

Possibly the highlight of the week - toasting marshmallows on an open fire!



We also created some shelters using natural materials for a bunch of tiny aliens who had mysteriously arrived in Walkley from a galaxy far, far away.






We are all looking forward to getting back out there when the weather is slightly more pleasant and we'll be able to look for evidence of changes in the seasons.

The Y4 and Y5 violin performance yesterday afternoon was outstanding! Well done to Skywalkers Huda, Kemal, Cyrus, Lili-Mae, Rania, Emma, Hayley, Sarah and Clara - your support for the Y4s was invaluable. There are some photographs of the performance in the News section of the blog Homepage.
All 29 poems have been submitted to the Rhymecraft poetry competition. They are all excellent and we have our fingers crossed that we might see some of them in print! The link above will take you to the competiton website, where you can find out more.

Chinese New Year celebration

We were very lucky to have Amy from DazzleDance with us last Thursday to help us to celebrate the Chinese New Year through dance. The pictures and video show everyone from Skywalkers showing enthusiasm and having a great time!






Young Writers - Rhymecraft competition update

You may remember that the Skywalkers submitted poems to the Rhymecraft competition a few weeks ago. Well, over the Easter holiday we received a letter from the organisers, Young Writers, with some GREAT NEWS ... 24 (yes, TWENTY FOUR!) of our poems are to be published! Letters from Young Writers have been sent to parents with details of permissions required before final publication - please follow the instructions in your letter for online approval.


A massive congratulations goes out to all of the Skywalkers who worked hard to draft, edit and finalise their writing. Well done!

A day on the ice and up in the air...

Some of our class were able to enjoy a day of ice skating, curling and high ropes at Ice Sheffield and Altitude, accompanied by Mr Bowmer and Miss Edge. As you can see from the photographs, everyone had an adrenaline-filled day.











And whilst our classmates were getting cold and wet...

The rest of us hosted a lovely bunch of students from the University of Sheffield who helped us to learn about the power of thoughtful debate and the importance of politics in all of our lives...including; Fruit Pastilles vs Starburst, Packed lunch vs School dinner, and Car vs Tram. Skywalkers were able to ask questions about... the impending visit of Donald Trump to the UK, why MPs shout so much in parliament, can the Queen be arrested and the point of politics. All in all, a very engaging afternoon's activity.