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We would like to wish pupils and their families well for the summer, and to those who are moving on success at their new school. Staff would like to thank parents for their generous gifts and comments. School opens again on Wednesday 7th September with new Nursery and Reception children having a staggered start as advised in induction packs.
We have been asked by West Yorkshire Police to remind children about the risks of playing Pokeman Go. We have done so and stressed that they should only play under the supervision of a trusted adult.
St. Paul's Church Centenary Celebration
Children in Year 1 and 2 were invited to St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton, to take part in their centenary celebrations. It is 100 years since a fire that destroyed the original church.
Thanks to Vicar Val, Mrs Moseley and members of the church for making us feel so welcome.
Den Building Day - Friday 17th June 2016
Year 1 children enjoyed a fabulous morning of outdoor learning which linked in with National Den Building Day. They took part in 5 activities which required them to co-operate, communicate and work well as a team. As well as den building they developed their geography skills through map reading to complete an orienteering course. In addition to this they were able to undertake scientific enquiry skills through a minibeast hunt and flower hunt, looking at habitats and the plants and animals found there.
The Queen's 90 Birthday Celebrations - Friday 10th June 2016
Children in school enjoyed a day of celebration to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday. Wearing red, white and blue children took part in activities throughout the day themed around our Royal family and the Queen, along with a ‘street party’ themed lunch.
A celebration was held to coincide with Kirklees Birthday Sing. Thanks to Mrs Chapman and Mrs Pedlow for organising our music so that we could sing old and new songs and celebrate the Queen’s life. This also gave us the opportunity to look at the role the Queen has within our country, the commonwealth and the world.
We had a fabulous response to our competition to design a birthday mug for the Queen. The entries were so good that we had to randomly select winners!
Green Week May 2016
With summer on its way children in Year 1 have taken part in our annual Green Week which involved planting projects to enhance our school grounds, and Year 2 learning about British wildlife.
Many thanks to the Year 1 teaching team and all the adults who made the week such a productive and enjoyable learning experience. Our school ground look amazing!
Thank you to the 83 children who bought and decorated an Egg to display on our Easter Tree. We had some wonderful creations. Well done to Jack in Nursery who was the winner with his Dinosaur Egg.
As in previous years, we have a marvellous display for our Easter Eggstravaganza. Congratulations to Freya in Year 2 for her Egg Family, we were amazed by the creativity of our families.
Mrs Chapman led an assembly about the traditions of the Easter tree, which originated in Eastern Europe. Class representatives took part in decorating class trees.
Children in school have the opportunity to decorate an egg to put on our hall tree. This is a fundraising idea led by Friends of Shaw Cross and can be bought via the school office or can be done during our Easter coffee afternoon on Wednesday 23rd March.
RSPB Birdwatch - 28th and 29th January 2016
Children in school and their families enjoyed 2 days bird-watching in our school grounds and the local area. Thank you to everyone who supported us, especially our Year 1 families who didn't let the very heavy rain stop them from coming along to help. We are grateful to Groundwork and Living Streets who helped us in securing a grant to buy more rain suits. Click into the Learning Links tab for each year group and then in the Gallery for more photos.
Go Walking Project
With our Partners, Groundwork, we opened up our school grounds for Autumn activities in the outdoors. We were overwhelmed with the fantastic turn out of 87 parents, pupils, ex-pupils and younger brothers and sisters. After the success of this event, we hope to organise more. Other local places where our parents can go to be active are: East Ardsley Reservoir, Caulms Wood, Oakwell Hall, Pugneys Country Park, Newmiller Dam, Judy Woods, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Cannon Hall, Dewsbury and Batley Park.
We have secured a grant to help us buy more waterproof clothing for children in Y1 and Y2 so that bad weather does not prevent us from working outside. Our next event involving Groundwork and parents will be 28th and 29th January to prepare for the RSPB Garden Watch weekend.