There is always lots going on at Laughton J&I - for the most up to date news please see our twitter feed.
Some of our Y3 and 4 team have just been on residential at Castleton. Thank you so much to our wonderful staff for giving up their time. The children had a brilliant experience and were wonderdul ambassadors for the school.
Silver Modeshift Award
We are delighted to have heard that we have been awarded our Silver Modeshift Award. This recognises all the work the school and our Be Active Team have undertaken to promote Safe and Active Travel. Well done to the whole school community. Mrs Gill and our Be Active Team will collect our award on 5th July at Sheffield Town Hall.
The school has voted! In a true deomcracy, the children independently voted for their peers and the school council for this year have been elected. Thanks to Mrs Brammer for organising and Y5 volunteers for supporting. See the pupil voice page for full details of our school council members. School council are now running a 'snack shack' every playtime to sell healthy snacks in school.
Our playground buddies, the 'Ultimate Upstanders' have been selected by the teaching staff. They have received training from Ann Foxley-Johnson. Well done Atiph, Etienne, Emily, Tillie, Olivia and Finlay. We have ordered their t-shirts and then we will be training up some Y4s to help!
A huge congratulations to our House Captains in Y5. The school has voted and our House Captains are: Lily, Tillie, Eva and Shayla. Well done girls!
If you were unable to attend any of the open days held earlier this year, but would still like to visit, please speak to the office and they will arrange a suitable date and time.
Our new Science and Cooking clubs are proving to be a huge success. A big thanks to Camilla who runs the science club and Mr and Mrs Green for teaching some of our Y6s how to cook! Apparently the chocolate mousse was a hit with parents (I did notice I didn't get one!)
If there are any other clubs you feel are missing from our current offer, please do not hesitate to let us know and if we can we will try and launch these later in the academic year. Mr Chambers and Mrs Gill have now started Y6 boosters. Mrs Rowbotham and Miss Clowes are delivering the new maths club. We are also offering Y6 maths support from Dinnington High School 6th formers.
Mr Smith is now running a Maths of the Day club after school on a Thursday. Mrs Gill is currently exploring whether school can set up a full time, daily, after school club. If you are intereseted, please return your form as soon as possible so we can explore this for September.
The playground markings are now on the KS2 and Foundation playgrounds. KS1 will have additional equipment and outdoor learning areas now that the new fence has been erected. We are looking forward to taking our learning outside as often as possible. We took part in the National Outdoor Learning day on 12th October.
Food Education Trust
We have received a £200 grant from the Food Education Trust which we used to buy equipment for our new after school cooking club. Very exciting!
Some of our fabulous children have been involved in a fundraising drive for the Bluebell Wood Charity located in South Anston. The three girls walked (with their parents) up Mount Snowdon on Sunday 27th August. Everyone at school is incredibly proud of their resilience. They have been strong ambassadors for the school. Well done!
Bags of Help - Tescos
Just before the summer holidays Mrs Gill applied for the Tesco Bags of Help scheme to try and raise money to kit out our library, with the aim of eventually being able to run the library as a community library. The voting for our school ran throughout September and October at Tesco stores in Dinnington and Maltby- we really appreciate every vote as this money will make a huge difference to our school.
We have just had confirmation that we came first and will receive a grant for £4000!
We have applied for another grant for outdoor equipment for Year 1. This was granted in May and we have received a further £2000. We are really grateful to everyone who voted.
We have now started our weekly food bank. Although this is mainly bread and bakery goods, it is proving to be very successful. We thank Tescos and Foodshare for allowing us to help distrubute unsold food.
We have added lots of information regarding online safety and how parents and carers can keep children safer online to our Safety & Safeguarding page.
Bag Packing at Tescos for our school crossing patrol
Bluebell Wood Fundraisers
Our assembly on 17.10.17 celebrated the hard work and perseverance of Charlotte, Chloe and Katie and their families (who walked up Mount Snowdon on 27th August 2017). Anna from Bluebell Wood Hospice came into school, to talk to us about the work of the staff at Bluebell Wood and how they will support poorly children with the money our superstars have raised. Well done girls!
Ambassadors of Hope
Laughton All Saints Church Service
Thank you to all parents/carers/grandparents who attended the Carol and Nativity service on Wednesday 20th December. It was a well attended service and the children were a real credit to the school. We hope you enjoyed the service as much as we did! Thankyou to Gill Ramsey, Mrs Rugg and Mrs Marriott for helping to prepare the church, costumes and readings and playing the piano.
Learning beyond school
Lovely email from a parent - "Just wanted to say thank you for advertising the STEM discovery centre event on the website. We went and had a wonderful time!"
Fabulous writing by Imogen in Y5:
How to train your dragon
"Ouch" screamed Hiccup as he got up and tried to spit out all of the snow. Snottrout thought it was very funny as he laughed Fishlegs helped Hiccup brush the snow off of him. Hiccup was trembling with fear that the boys would say "why is Hiccup the son of the chief, he is useless" whispered Dogsbreath the Duhbrain.
They were on a black beach on the hole bleak island and were about to climb Dragon cliff. As they were climbing Fishlegs said something to Snottrout but Snottrout told Dogbreath the Duhbrain, "shove his head in the snow".
Has your head ever been shoved in the snow? I bet it hasn't.
These boys were rushing up the mountain. Fishlegs and Hiccup trying to keep up with boys shouted "death or glory". Fishlegs and Hiccup quickly and scared whispered "death".
As they approached the cave most of the boys were excited. Quietly they went in the cave, early in the morning. The dark, scary, narrow and rough cave. They entered it. At first they could stand up but then they were army crawling across the bumpy rocks.
Quickly Hiccup grabbed the biggest dragon that would fit in this basket. By now Fishlegs was red, blotchy and itchy.
"Fishlegs don't sneeze", whispered Snotface Snouttrout.
A Science adaptation rap by James in Y6:
"Adapt - ta Adaptation Changes in the body to fit a location (x2)
My body is insulated to keep in heat,
So let's get on with this really sick beat,
Under my fur lays thick blubber, the cold better beware 'cause they work as a pair.
I can smell prey upto 20 miles away, and if they don't see me comin' they better start to pray,
I like to swim 50 miles, so I can get food, piles and piles.
Adapt - ta Adaptation Changes in the body to fit a location (x2)
Waterproof fur 'cause I'm technically marine,
almost like a living submarine,
Camouflaged and hollow fur to keep me hidden
No food for me is extremely forbidden.
Suction-cup like feet to keep me gripped
Beware I'll raid you like a pirate ship
I can swim with quality, thanks to my feet, so buckle up fishes, take a seat.
I'm a black bear, with transparent hair, light from the sun, to keep me white hun.
No burns for me, don't need no cream,'cause I can protect me from the sun's beams.
Adapt - ta Adaptation Changes in the body to fit a location (x4).
A fabulous description of the White Witch from Narnia by Tamsin in Y6:
"A nightmare dressed like a daydream, the White Witch appears to be very pleasant. Her glistening crown shimmers in the winter sun; a long flowing dress trails at her feet and she holds a silver wand in one hand. However, she is extremely manipulative and deceiving and the pleasant Arctic hare you once knew turns into a conniving mix of a wolf and a fox. Cunning and sneaky yet vicious and fierce; you only realise that the entirety of Narnia is her slave when it's too late."
Another description by Jack in Y6:
"Without exception all of Narnia's many forests are wide and varied, viciously diseased with her undiscovered spies according to Mr Tumnus (even some trees are her spies). Depraved, the White Witch scavenges in and out of the infested tress in a most secretive and cunning way."
And one more from William in Y6:
" She who rules all, the White Witch is monstrously deceiving: all of her Kingdom (Narnia) grieves over the fact that she is the one who rules."