Wonderful World Book Day!

A wonderful World Book Day was enjoyed by all yesterday! The children in 4TE started the day being welcomed into school by Willy Wonka himself! Then, they spent the morning with Year 3 before becoming immersed in all things pirates in the afternoon! It was a really lovely day and a great way to end the week!

A Wonka World Book Day Indeed!

Crew Reading

In the morning, Crew Cicero took the time to visit their partner crew – Crew Wojcik – at Norton Infant School. It was lovely to have the children bridge the age gap by sharing and enjoying the stories from many different books.

World Book Day 2024! Oompa Loompa ingredient hunt and chocolate tasting

During World Book Day, 3RH and 6CC had the opportunity to learn about chocolate tasting and to experience several different varieties in a tasting event. The majority of the children decided that dark chocolate did not agree with their palette, however they excellently described each variety with a powerful range of adjectives. After locating the lost secret ingredients to Wonka’s chocolate that had been dispersed throughout school, the children then designed their own chocolate wrappers. A very successful – and very chocolatey – World Book Day!

🎶🎵Young Voices 2024🎵🎶

What an amazing time children from NJS had at the 2024 Young Voices concert. The Young Voices experience is not just a children’s choir concert but the largest children’s choir concert in the world. All members of staff were so proud of the way the children put their all into singing each of the songs and the dance moves were pretty cool too! 😊

Y3 Are Magnetic

Yesterday afternoon, Y3 put on their scientist hats and been investigated all about magnets. We went around the classroom testing which items attracted and repelled the magnets. We also looked at what happened when we put different combinations of the magnetic poles together.

Cube work: thinking outside the box… 🧊

To begin their work on volume, 6CC’s work in Maths last week started with cubes. After discussing the differences and similarities between a square and its 3D cousin, the cube, the children started to think about how the space inside might be measured and how would the units of measurement differ.

After studying formula for volume, children set predicting how make cubes would be needed in total to make a larger cube so many cubes high before making and confirming their predictions. Others used the formula and knowledge of cube numbers to determine the edge length of a cube with a given volume. A great way for children to explore volume and introduce them to the properties of this 3D shape!

Lowry in Doncaster!

During Case Study 2, we have been creating our final product, which is a Lowry-style painting of the Doncaster landscape. The students took their own photos of buildings during our fieldwork experience and have been practising a range of watercolour painting techniques to ensure they were ready to create their final product.

Industrial Revolution Artwork! 🖌️🎨🖼️

On Friday morning, the talented artists of 6CC embarked on a creative adventure, putting their drawing and watercolour skills to the test. The result? A stunning collection of Lowry-inspired final products that captured the essence of Doncaster’s prominent architecture from the Industrial Revolution.

With great attention to detail, the children meticulously recreated the city’s historical landmarks, breathing life into the iconic structures that once stood witness to the transformative era. The Industrial Revolution’s impact on Doncaster’s landscape served as the perfect backdrop for this artistic exploration. Still more work to do to finish these masterpieces and mimic Lowry’s the dull, industrial effect!

Ukulele- Week 1

It was our first ukulele session of the year and the students loved recapping the basics and getting familiar with the ukulele again. We also began working on our first song!