Activities for week commencing – 17 July 17

Activities for week commencing – 17 July 17

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Activities for week commencing – 10 July 2017

Activities for week commencing – 10 July 2017

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New Adventure Trail

We have had an exciting week enjoying and exploring our long awaited new Adventure Trail.

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STEM Day 2017

Today the children participated in a STEM Day. Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

The aim was to make a marble run that kept a marble in motion for as long as possible.
These were the rules!
Rules
It can not be taller than 1 metre
You must time your marble run accurately 
You must use the marble that you are given 
You must design, make and evaluate your model 

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Year 2 Lego Club

Year 2 Lego Club

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Year 4 trip to Manchester Museum of Science and Industry 2017

Year 4 trip to Manchester Museum of Science and Industry 2017

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Year 1 trip to Kershaws Garden Centre

Year 1 trip to Kershaws Garden Centre

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Artist in Residence Day 2017

Local Artist, Matthew Evans, visited us and inspired children in KS2 to draw, sketch and paint.

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Year 3 trip to the Jorvik Viking Centre

Year 3 took a trip back to Viking times when they visited the Jorvik Viking Centre in York this week.

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Year 3 Dinosaur Museum

Children in Year 3 showed off the work they have done during their dinosaur topic when their parents visited our Dinosaur Museum.

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History Day 2017

We had a great time dressing up as characters from the Stone Age to 2017 duing our history day.

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Year 1 made pasta salad

Year 1 weighed out all the ingredients and made themselves a delicious pasta salad.

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Year 5 Mission to Mars Launch Day

Year 5 are learning about what it takes to be a rocket creator and the techniques you need to use when building a rocket.

In the afternoon of their launch day they made their own rockets and launched them into the sky with the help of a science teacher from Rastrick High School.

The children dressed up in lots of different and creative outfits such as mad scientists, astronauts, stars and even aliens!

  

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World Book Day 2017

Reception

We shared the story of Stone Soup then we made our own soup with vegetables and stock. We then had some of our soup.

We brought in our favourite stories from home and shared them. During the afternoon we buddied up with our Yr 6 buddies who read our favourite stories to us. Some of our buddies even tried our delicious soup that we had saved.

Year 1

Tesco’s in Brighouse are currently displaying artwork produced by pupils in Year 1 on the theme of the story: ‘The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Berry’. They kindly provided strawberries for them to draw and then the children enjoyed making and eating strawberry jam on toast! 

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GR8 Days ICT Afternoon

All children who have received a certificate for winning the most points for the GR8 learner learning skill in their class, were put into a prize draw.

There was a winner for each GR8 in KS1 and in KS2.

This will happen at the end of each half term with a different reward.

This half term, the children were treated to an ICT afternoon where they played Minecraft games, coding activities, practiced their times tables on TT Rockstars and used the Roamers to navigate around a maze.

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Visit from Yorkshire Air Ambulance

It was a big surprise for the school community on Friday morning when the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landed, unannounced, on the school field. Whilst some members of the ambulance team went to assist at a nearby location, the pilot invited pupils of Year 6, who were in the middle of their maths lesson, to view the helicopter more closely and learn a little more about the service. Pupils asked some excellent questions and said it was the most exciting maths lesson that they had ever had!

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Year 3 Dinosaur Launch Day

Year 3 had a fantastic day launching their dinosaur topic.

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Year 5 trip to Castle Hill

Year 5 have been using their experiences from their recent trip to Castle Hill, to enable them to write their own myth or legend.

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Year 1 Circus Launch Day 2017

Year 1 had an exciting day learning Circus tricks when Winston joined them for their launch day.

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Year 4 Monarchs Launch

Year 4 dressed up as Anglo Saxons and learnt all about William the Conqueror as part of their Monarchs launch day.

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Woodhouse Gazette Autumn 2016

Woodhouse Gazette Autumn 2016

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GR8 Days Cooking Afternoon

All children who have received a certificate for winning the most points for the GR8 learner learning skill in their class, were put into a prize draw.

There was a winner for each GR8 in KS1 and in KS2.

This will happen at the end of each half term with a different reward.

This half term, the children were treated to a cooking afternoon making Christmas cookies.

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Market Place 2016

In PSHCE and numeracy lessons this term, all pupils have been learning about financial responsibilities including saving and budgeting, credit and debit and value for money.

Each year group had a budget and had to choose an item to make and sell. 

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Angel Express

Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Concert 2016.

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Year 4 trip to Gurdwara

The children in Year 4 learnt all about Sikhism when they visited the Gurdwara Temple in Bradford. They even had a go at tying their own turbans.

Click here to read an article about the visit in Asian Express.

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Year 1 Day and Night Launch Day

For our Day and Night launch, Year 1 came to school in their pyjamas and brought in their favorite bed time story.  

After turning the activity studio into a bedroom, we  had a sleepover with all our cosy blankets.

We  learnt about nocturnal animals and made our own animals masks. 

We also  created  diva lamps from clay, after finding out about the festival of Diwali.

What an exciting day! 

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Nutty Professors Club

Year 3 have had a great time doing all sorst of nutty experiments in their Nutty Professors Club.

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Year 4 Sound Investigation

Year 4 used boxes and elastic bands in their science investigation about sound and pitch.

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Year 3 Puppets

Year 3 have been designing and making their own puppets.

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Year 2 Celebrations Launch

Year 2 launched their Celebrations topic by having a party and making pizza.

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Ship Ahoy!

There has been lots of excitement regarding the long awaited improvements to the KS1 playground which have been partly funded through funds raised by the PTFA, thank you for your positive comments about the new additions. We shall now be able to use the play space in all weathers to enrich pupils’ experiences even further. 

 

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Woodhouse Gazette Summer 2016

Woodhouse Gazette Summer 2016

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Race For Life 2016

Around 450 pupils and staff walked, jogged or ran in aid of Cancer Research UK on Friday 1 July.


Mr Thirlwell, PE Coordinator, said: “We have been really looking forward to taking part and have been training during lunchtimes and PE lessons. The whole school and Tesco, Brighouse, who provided valuable refreshments and prizes for each class, supported the event showing a real team effort and we had a great day, whilst raising money for a seriously good cause. Most of us know someone who has been touched by cancer and we all have our special reasons for taking part and wanting to help more people survive.”


Each class chose a target distance to complete, with everyone exceeding their distance. Showing great enthusiasm and determination the school ran a distance of 870km, which is equivalent to running 21 marathons!

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Year 3 and 4 Gymnastics Event

Last Wednesday evening some of our Year 3 & 4 pupils took part in the Calderdale Schools’ Gymnastics display event in Halifax. The children trained hard to perfect their routine, and performed wonderfully. Well done to all the children who took part.

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School Choir 2016

Our choir attended the Rastrick Primary Schools’ celebration concert at Rastrick High School on Tuesday. They sang beautifully 'Give Us Hope' and 'Keep Holding On.' Nancy in Y5 played a piano solo, Jamie in Y4 played a trombone solo and Ellie in Y6 sang 'Home' from Beauty and the Beast. Thank you to all the parents and staff who supported the event. 

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Under 9s Gymnastics display North Bridge, Halifax

Under 9s Gymnastics display North Bridge, Halifax

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Reception made fruit smoothies.

Reception have been learning about Jamie Oliver and made some fruit smoothies.

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Reception butterflies

Reception have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly.

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Summer Fun Day 2016

Summer Fun Day 2016

A massive thank you to everyone who came to the Summer Fun Day on Friday.

Despite the weather we made a very impressive £2214.40!!

Thank you!

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Year 3 trip to the Yorkshire Museum

The children in Year 3 learnt all about Viking life when they visited the Yorkshire Museum in York.

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Year 1 trip to Shibden Hall

We explored the house and learnt about The Great Fire of London. We worked as a team to transport water from one end of the ground to the other by passing buckets along the line.
We had a trail around the barn where we collected clues to spell a word.
We looked at the carriages and sketched our own drawings.
We also made diaries and smelt herbs which were used to make herbal medicines.

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Rocket Science Club Update

We have nearly come to the end of our experiment. The children have completed randomisation methods so that they can input the data and send it to Tim Peake! The Rocket Scientists have shared their ideas and many theories. At the moment, it seems that both the blue seeds and the red seeds are growing at a similar rate. If they grow equally as well, then astronauts think that we will be able to help humans visit distant planets! 

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Year 4 trip to Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

In Year 4 our next science topic is electricity. We visited the Museum of Science and Industry and went to a workshop called Circuit City. These are the things we learned from the workshop.

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Dinosaur Museum

Dinosaur Museum

Year 3 had a great afternoon showing their families all their work they have done on dinosaurs.

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Calderdale Primary School Quiz

Four children from Year 6 all attended the Brighouse Heat for the Calderdale Primary School Quiz on Monday 25th April.  The quiz was held at Hipperholme Grammar School.  There were 6 schools taking part altogether and Woodhouse came 2nd.  This means that they have qualified for the final which will take place on Thursday 26th May at The Shay in Halifax. 

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Rocket Science Club

On Monday 18th April 2016, the seeds from the Rocket Science experiment were delivered to our school.

Over the following 7 weeks, our very own 'Rocket Scientists' will plant, feed, monitor and collect data.

The seeds started to germinate on day 2 and by day 6 they had started to get their first true leaves.

To find out more about the experiment go to:

https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/news/News-results/National/2015/May/rocket-science 

 

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Year 5 trip to Spaceport

Year 5 trip to Spaceport

Year 5 took a trip across the River Mersey to visit the Spaceport Museum in Liverpool.

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Year 3 Viking Launch Day

Year 3 Viking Launch Day

Year 3 launched their Viking topic by making their own Viking Longship.

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World Poetry Day 2016

We celebrated World Poerty Day with poet, Conrad Burdekin.

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Year 4 Roman Day

Year 4 spent the day finding out what life was like in Roman times.

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Year 5 Science Afternoon

Year 5 Science Afternoon

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Gym Competition 2016

Gym Competition 2016

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Animal Antics Club

Animal Antics Club

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Artist in Residence Day 2016

Artist in Residence Day 2016

On Friday 11th March we had an Artist in Residence day. Local artist, Matthew Evans, who was also a pupil at Woodhouse, spent the day drawing and painting with our pupils. The children all got chance to look at a selection of Matthew's work and pick up tips from him, as well as helping him to complete a floral landscape that will soon be on the wall in school.

Take a look at the DB Primary 'Let's get Arty' community for more photographs from the day. 

If you would like to see more of Matthew's work, he is currently exhibiting at Matthew's Coffee House gallery in Cleckheaton until May. 

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History Day 2016

History Day 2016

We had a great day learning about Henry 8th and other Kings and Queens.

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Dynamic Drummers

So after a year and a half of teaching drumming at Woodhouse Primary School, it is time to say goodbye to our Dynamic Drummer, Josh Hussey.

Josh is leaving Brighouse this week to spend time in London with his band, Flawes.

The children have enjoyed their drumming lessons tremendously and have grown in confidence during this time.

We would like to thank Josh for all he has done with the children and we wish him well for the future.

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Safer Internet Day 2016

This year, for Safer Internet Day, children created their own filmstrips about E-Safety.

The winning filmstrips will be made into a short animation using Lego.

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Year 3 Dinosaur Launch Day

Year 3 Dinosaur Launch Day

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Year 5 trip to Skipton Castle

Year 5 trip to Skipton Castle

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Flood Relief Appeal

Thank you to all those that donated to our Flood Relief Appeal. We raised a considerable £845.50!!

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