Spring Term 2014 Review


What a busy term that was…

We learned about who helps to keep us safe through visits by the police and fire brigade.
We looked tropical habitats and exotic wildlife from the rain forest.
We became evacuees and mini historical transport experts and couldn’t quite believe how big all the planes were up close!
We celebrated Chinese New Year.
Concert time saw us becoming singers, dancers, actors and musicians. The choir even performed at Sheffield Arena as part of the annual Young Voices concert.
We made our own Owl and folded boat to complete our stories by weaving, sticking, colouring and just being creative with our designs at Barton Rope Walk.

Our football team became our local sporting heroes.
The dinner hall was transformed into a hive of activity as table tennis skills were developed inside school.
Outside the MUGA saw many children ‘shooting some hoops’ as basketball was taught during some PE lessons.
We supported charity by wearing non-uniform and learned about what it takes to become a guide dog and how they support their owners inside and outside of the home.
We became more environmentally aware by learning about the rain gardens you can see around Bottesford.
We were also visited by a robot who was an expert in electrical waste recycling, some children were interviewed for a local TV programme.
End of term saw many great innovative ways to decorate an egg as we celebrated Easter and it was even dry enough this year for the egg rolling to take place outside!


Celebrating Holme Valley video

Background to the video: The children were asked to produce a promotional video to promote Holme Valley as part of their ICT lessons. All children filled in a planning sheet, appropriate to their age, with the headings you see in the video about what was special to them about Holme Valley. They knew that it was a whole school video.

But we had a surprise for everyone! The video was made as a present to Mrs Moorhouse and Mrs Meeson for their retirement assembly. We could not have hoped for a better thank you from all the children.

What Holme Valley means to the children in their own words…



Welcome to our Blog! We have been looking at how we can share more with parents and the wider school community the innoative learning that happens in and around Holme Valley. Over a school year we take 100’s of photographs of trips, visitors and exciting events that help to inspire our pupils at school.

We hope it becomes a more interactive way to enhance our newsletter and comments are welcome. All comments will be moderated before appearing on the blog. From time to time there will also be examples of children’s work.

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