Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
A day to understand what we do now and plan action for the future!
On Friday the 24th the whole school took part in a recycling challenge that would really make the children think about what they were using and wasting. We gathered all our waste from the day and sorted it. We investigated how we could reduce, reuse and recycle. We have decided to begin a compost bin for fruit and vegetable waste and we have ordered a plastics bin to begin our war against plastics! We will continue to recycle card and paper and try hard to reduce our use of all of these materials! Together …. We can make a difference!!
We have had a great start to our sporting competitions this term. The children in Key Stage 2 have enjoyed taking part in a cross county event at Selby college. In total 24 children were selected to take part in the event, with 8 in total qualifying for the area finals which will take place on Wednesday 16th October at Selby College.
Well done to Lily, Jack, Emilia, Joshua, Holly- Leigh, Olivia, Mia and Bobby we look forward to reporting on the next round of races.
Healthy Eating Day 2019
We had a fantastic day making healthy food across the school. Each class made and learnt about some delicious healthy foods, such as … fruit salad, salad, frittatas, fruit smoothies, curry, chilli, fajitas, falafel and pizza. In the afternoon all of the children visited the Healthy Cafe to try out the different meals and were served by the brilliant Year 6 wait staff!
Roald Dahl Day 2019
We enjoyed an assembly celebrating Roald Dahl’s birthday and found out all about his life and work. Did you know that he was a fighter pilot in WW2 ?
As part of class Mars’ science topic on plants we wrote stories linked to the book ‘The Little Gardener’ by Emily Hughes and made a sensory garden for the children of Key Stage 1. Today we enjoyed sharing our stories and showing Venus and Earth class the garden.
‘Mini Mudder’ 2
Bigger, better and more challenging than before, the Mudder was back! Thank you to Year 6 who designed the course and all the families who were able to join us to cheer on the competitors.
STEM Landing Day
Our whole school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) topic culminated in a visit from an AECOM traffic engineer who shared their latest work on driverless cars! The children were very excited to find out about the innovations already being developed and the prospect of Driverless cars being on our roads in the not so distant future! During the workshop, they were challenged to program robotic Driverless cars to complete a route. Not only that, they had to ensure another groups cars would not collide with their own. The children used problem solving and cooperation skills to complete the mission and began to consider the huge implications facing Driverless car developers. Steve, the engineer, questioned the children about how people will be kept safe and how these problems need to be considered.
Many of the children have made grand designs of the Driverless cars of the future … perhaps we have a few Barlby Bridge engineers in the making.
Healthy Eating Topic Day
On Tuesday 19th February 2019 we held a whole school healthy eating day, supported by Tesco and the Healthy Child Team. The children looked at two different lunchbox options and talked about the sugar contained in each. The first lunchbox contained a whopping 55g of sugar, more than three times the recommended allowance for primary age children. Classes then looked at healthier alternative options to higher sugar items. There was a lot of talk about hidden sugar in food- the children, staff and parents were all shocked by just how much sugar is in the items that are branded as ‘healthier’ choices such as cereal bars. You can download a great Change 4 Life App that has a bar code scanning tool, telling you how many cubes of sugar are in an item before you buy. Thank you so much to all of the parents who came in, joined in and helped out.