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Class 1 have been learning about the changing seasons. Children in Reception went on a leaf hunt to find the best leaves for printing. We discovered so many different varieties of tree in our grounds!
Our children were given the chance to try out different musical instruments when Kirklees Music School visited us. We were all keen to have a go and some of us even took up music lessons following the visit!
September saw us busy harvesting produce from our vegetable gardens with help from Ama from the Growbag Project. Helen and Ruth, our fantastic cooks, then used the veg as part of our school dinners. Delicious!
Year 5 children completed a safe cycling course with the Bikeability team.
Class 2 visited Weston Park Museum as part of their topic on Egyptians.
Our Year 1 and 2 children took part in a cross country race along with children from other pyramid schools. They showed fantastic resilience and determination, keeping going until the very end! Congratulations to everyone who took part.
Welcome back! Here are a few snapshots of the new school year so far. It has been a very productive start to September.
Take a look at Class 2's (very authentic!) artwork inspired by the Stone Age.
As part of their work on World War II, Class 3 designed and made Anderson Shelters.
We visited Wakefield Theatre Royal to watch the pantomime Cinderella this Christmas. The trip was kindly subsidised by Friends of Denby School. Lots of fun was had by all!
Class 1's Christmas Celebrations
Class 1 performed 'Away in a Manger' as their Christmas Nativity Play, telling the story of the birth of Jesus with a bit of a twist! They acted, sang and played their parts brilliantly.
We made Christingles for our service at St. John's Church in December.
We raised money for Children in Need with a 'dress spotty' non-uniform day. Thanks to everyone who helped us to raise funds for this very worthy cause.
Representatives from Year 1 and 2 visited Shelley College to take part in the Sports Hall Athletics event. We didn't win; however, as always, Denby children showed admirable efforts in participation and also in their willingness and enthusiasm to support one another. Well done, children.
October was Class 3's turn to show their parents and families all the exciting learning they had been doing in school. Parents and families were invited into school for a celebration of achievement looking back at all the children's hard work over the term. Well done to all children involved- you made everyone very proud!
Class 3 enjoyed a visit to Eden Camp in North Yorkshire as part of their topic on World War II. Lots of fun was had by both children and staff!
Class 2 made these very eye-catching Maya masks in theme with their topic. What brilliant details they have included!
Children in Year 2 attended the Multiskills event for their age group, held at Shelley College. Lots of new skills and techniques were learned and all children enjoyed their afternoon out immensely.
Our Year 3 girls represented the school magnificently at the Kirklees Cross Country Finals. A superb effort by all the girls! Well done.
Class 1 had a visit from Florence Nightingale from the Thackray Medical Museum. They had a very busy morning exploring the life of Florence and some of the difficulties she came up against in her work.
Harvest Festival 2018 at St. John's Church
It was a very busy start to the year in September! Here is a snapshot of the first busy month for some of our youngest children in school.
Class 3 put on two very polished performances of The Lion King with super acting and singing all round. Well done to all!
Class 3 enjoyed their bike ride to celebrate their hard work throughout the year. Thanks to all the fabulous parent volunteers who rode along with us!
Class 2 explored the grounds of Cliffe House in Shepley, discovering many species of wildlife and plants. They enjoyed a picnic lunch in the sunshine and a workshop led by Cliffe House staff.
Class 1 had a fantastic day at Manchester Airport Viewing Park. They had a tour of the outside of a plane, explored the inside of a 747 and watched planes take off and land from the viewing platforms.
We made the most of our beautiful surroundings with a walk to Denby Delf with Denby Dale Countryside Officer Dave Wilde. We all enjoyed our sunny walk, particularly searching for various insects and wildlife along the way.
Class 3 learned a lot during their visit to Colne Valley Museum. They experienced a day in the life of a Victorian child, enjoying a variety of different activities.
Our school had a visit from a vintage bus! To fit in with Class 2's Transport topic, the South Yorkshire Transport Museum arranged a special visit. Pupils from all classes had a tour of the bus and Class 2 were lucky enough to be taken on a ride around Upper Denby.
Here are a few snapshots of a very busy February!
Here we are testing out our fabulous new playground markings!
The whole school started the festive season in style and shared Christmas Dinner together. We also raised money for Save the Children by holding a Christmas Jumper Day.
Class 1 children performed We Three Kings for the school and their families. What fantastic shows they put on!
Class 2 gave a fantastic performance at St. John's Church Christmas coffee morning.
Children in Class 1 created this beautiful art work for Remembrance Day. They were very proud of their stunning display.
In June we held our annual Happy, Healthy and Safe Week. The children took part in many different activities around the theme. Lots of fun was had by everyone!
Our newly formed Ethos and Worship Committee have already prepared prayers with Reverend Joyce, planned and conducted an assembly themselves and chosen a charity for school to support this year.
In June, the School Council organised a 'Walk a Wacky Mile' event, to raise money for Sport Relief. They invited children and adults to walk a mile around our school grounds; however, this was no ordinary mile! We dressed in our wackiest get-ups and hula-hooped, jumped and skipped our way around an obstacle course! Children and parents showed fantastic energy and resilience as they completed the challenge. A big well done and thanks to everyone who helped to raise money for such a worthy cause.
FODS very generously funded our whole school trip to Scarborough in June. Children and adults alike had a fantastic day. We learned about sea creatures and their habitats at the Sealife Centre before heading to the beach for a spot of lunch and sandcastle-building. Thank you, FODS!
In June, our whole school visited Hindu and Sikh Temples in Bradford.
Our Garden 2016
Year 1 multiskills event Feb 2016
Visit to The Mining Museum Feb 2016
Sports activity day Jan 2016
Oakwell Hall Nov 2015
A morning with Ashley Jackson
Science Week March 2016
Music in school 2016
Whole class bike ride July 2015
Our visitors from Thornhill Lees
Our Tudor Village