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Recognition Board - 20.1.2021

Date: 20th Jan 2021 @ 3:05pm

Well done for all of you who are on our Recognition Board today!

Purple slips go to Sienna, Alexis and Lucas!

Recognition Board - 19.1.2021

Date: 19th Jan 2021 @ 3:08pm

Brilliant effort from these children who all made it to our Recognition Board! 😊

Recognition Board - 18.1.2021

Date: 19th Jan 2021 @ 3:07pm

Brilliant effort from these children who all made it to our Recognition Board! 😊

Recognition Board - 18.1.2021

Date: 19th Jan 2021 @ 3:07pm

Brilliant effort from these children who all made it to our Recognition Board! 😊

Year 5 Science Fun!

Date: 19th Jan 2021 @ 3:03pm

We created and observed gears on bikes.

PE- Time to get active!

Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 7:36pm

It's time to get active!! 

Follow the link to the Your-PE website where you will find videos of PE sessions covering a range of skills and sporting focus. Are you up for the challenge of completing two lessons a week? 

 

https://www.your-pe.co.uk/home-learning 

 

 

 

Reception Home Reading Book 15.1.21

Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 6:09pm

Please follow the link to access an online RWI book bag book. This is a book which your child can read using the RWI routines of 'Special Friend, Fred Talk, Read the word'. Please encourage your child to read this e-book with daily. The more they read the more the more they will become fluent and be able to read the words independently. The links will be updated each week. 'The more you read the more things you will know! The more you learn the more places you will go! Thank you :) 

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29250.html

Year 2 Home Reading Book 15.1.21

Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 6:08pm

Please follow the link to access an online RWI book bag book. This is a book which your child can read using the RWI routines of 'Special Friend, Fred Talk, Read the word'. Please encourage your child to read this e-book with daily. The more they read the more the more they will become fluent and be able to read the words independently. The links will be updated each week. 'The more you read the more things you will know! The more you learn the more places you will go! Thank you :) 

 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29249.html

Year 1 Home Reading Book 15.1.21

Date: 14th Jan 2021 @ 6:05pm

Please follow the link to access an online RWI book bag book. This is a book which your child can read using the RWI routines of 'Special Friend, Fred Talk, Read the word'. Please encourage your child to read this e-book with daily. The more they read the more the more they will become fluent and be able to read the words independently. The links will be updated each week. 'The more you read the more things you will know! The more you learn the more places you will go! Thank you :) 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/26341.html

 

 

Year 5 Home Learning - 4.1.2021 - 8.1.2021

Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 4:01pm

It's been a really busy week for Year 5 online!

The children have worked really hard and produced lots of fantastic work!

Here is a selection.

If your child hasn't already, ask them to upload to the homework section of the website please!

Recognition Board - 8.1.2021

Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 3:38pm

Well done to all of Yellow and Green class for their efforts with home learning this week! 😁

Here is the latest Recognition Board:

Recognition Board

Date: 8th Jan 2021 @ 8:30am

Here is our Recognition Board from yesterday's home learning! Well done!

Diana - Maths with Parents Winner!

Date: 7th Jan 2021 @ 4:11pm

I am delighted to announce that Diana has won the Maths with Parents "Winter Winner" award!

She completed ALL of the activities available during the first term. What an outstanding achievement! We are so proud!

Recognition Board - 6.1.2020

Date: 7th Jan 2021 @ 9:02am

Congratulations to the Year 5 children accessing the online video learning who made it onto our Recognition Board!

A special well done to Alyssa, who made it on twice!

Education City

Date: 6th Jan 2021 @ 8:11pm

Education City Link  

(Or type Education City into Google)

 

Step 1: Log in as a student (you will need your username and password)

Step 2:  Select Subjects

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Choose a subject

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Choose the correct year group

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Click the Activities tab and choose an activity.

 

Year 5 Zoom Call!

Date: 5th Jan 2021 @ 2:14pm

Hello!

Thank you to all of the Year 5 children who joined me on the Zoom call earlier. It was really great to see you all!

If you had any problems using the technology, contact the school or let me know tomorrow in the chat function.

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

Thank you,

Mr Mynett smiley

Autumn Second Half Term 2020

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 2:14pm

We have now closed for the Christmas holidays and on behalf of all the staff in school I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and we hope that everyone stays safe and well during this time. There were many excited faces to see snow, and Santa waiting to greet everyone in his grotto this week. Our younger children loved hearing the stories Santa shared with them which really brought the magic of this time of year. 

If you are an active user of Twitter you will see we have been adding lots of examples of learning. You can see the Twitter feed on the school website to keep you updated with how we share information wider than the school community. Please follow us @Balbycentral to find out more. Next term we will have regular posts on Twitter so please look out for us. 

We were delighted to be part of the Rose Learning Trust fund raising appeal, take a look at Rainbows Bereavement Support's website for more information about how all the schools in The Rose Learning Trust have helped support their charity. 

This term we have many areas to celebrate and our children again have made us proud of their achievements showing resilience in how they work, build on previous learning and show the progress they have made. Please have a look at the class blog section on the website to find out more information. Our younger children have worked very hard on their phonics and we are proud of their achievements. Children have contiuned to enjoy reading their class books and link text. There has been some excellent writing this term, inspired by lots of different areas including our work with Doncaster Stories.

Our inclusion team continue to support families and children in many different ways, this half term as an example we launched our slow cooker programme and we have received postiive feedback and photos of soup, rice pudding and other delights. We are feeling very proud of our attendance this term at 95.1% we continue to improve. The team will be sending out further information in January with our next challenges and how we can support families to ensure good attendance. 

We have been sad to see Mrs Rumley leave us this week. She has worked at Balby Central for 35 years and has so many memories of her time at Balby Central. We will all miss her greatly and wish her a very happy retirement. She has helped many children with their learning, school visits, productions, reading and to learn new skills. Miss Tweed has also left us, however it will only be for a term to work in another school. She will be back with Year 6 after the Easter Break. We will also be welcoming Miss Fitzpatrick to the team in January who will be working closely with classes in Key Stage 2 to support with English and help children in their learning. 

We are delighted to welcome three new governors to the governing body who will be introducing themselves to you next term. Please take a moment to read the blog from our Chair of Governors Hannah Freeman for a more information about the work of the Governing Body this term. 

Next term we will be ready for any updates from the Government so please keep an eye out for communication from school towards the end of the school holiday. 

Enjoy the time in your families and we will look forward to seeing the children back safe and well in school on Monday 4th January. 

Take care everyone 

Mrs Cooke 

PE Competition

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 9:18am

Year 5 hosted our half-termly competition. We had hockey matches and dance-offs between Green and Yellow.

This half term's winner was Green!

Overall, the score is now Green 1-1 Yellow.

Yellow won our athletics competition in the first half term.

The YoungMinds Advent Calendar

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 9:11am

DT - Wooden Periscopes

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 8:56am

Year 5 applied all of the DT skills that they had learnt and practised in order to create their final periscope out of wood. They could choose which cutting and attaching skills to use as well as the types of joint that worked best for their product. We will then use our periscopes as part of a big game of hide and seek!

DT Periscope Protypes

Date: 18th Dec 2020 @ 8:54am

Year 5 learnt how to safely saw, use craft knifes, hammer nails and apply their knowledge of joints in order to create prototype periscopes. They then altered their designs accordingly before starting their final piece.

 

Autumn Term Blog 2020

Date: 16th Dec 2020 @ 2:33pm

Dear all,

I write this blog post as we approach the end of the first school term.  

The governing board has continued to meet, mostly remotely, this term. We have held meetings with staff on priority areas and held our formal Local Governing Board (LGB) on 30th November. We have focused our attention this term on developing school strategies, reviewing safeguarding procedures, providing challenge to ensure high quality provision of learning, both in school and remote, and reviewing risk assessments for the safe and continued opening of school. We’re delighted to have welcomed three new governors to our board this term, who bring diverse skills and experience to benefit BCPA. You will be able to see updated details of all members of the board in the Local Governing Body section. 

Balby Central Primary Academy: Local Governing Body

Whilst there have been hundreds of pages of guidance to guide schools through this period, there is no perfect way to do things. The governing board has been particularly impressed with the quick judgements made by school leaders to keep children, families and staff safe and the commitment of all in our school community to making improvements and acting on feedback. Whilst there have been some significant hurdles this term when bubbles have had to isolate, there have been highlights too – we have welcomed new staff to the Balby team, attendance and behaviour has been solid this term, the class blogs showcase the learning that has progressed in all year groups and amidst the challenges - we have found new and better ways of adjusting to a Covid world.  All children will participate in festive activities this week too.

Thank you to all in our school community (parents, carers, children, staff) for your willingness to try new ways of doing things, your commitment to keeping our children safe and accessing the education they deserve and the compromises you have made.

Very best wishes to you for Christmas and the New Year,

Hannah Freeman

Chair of Governors

Bikes and Scooters!

Date: 3rd Dec 2020 @ 2:56pm

The children have loved learning how to ride the bikes and scooters, it has definitely helped us to understand the importance of sharing and taking turns. The children are being very careful and considerate of each other as they move around. 

DT - Sawing Skills

Date: 1st Dec 2020 @ 2:27pm

Year 5 learnt how to use saws in order to create the prototypes of their periscopes. We will be continuing with this next week.

Balby Central Primary Academy

Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL

Balby Central Primary Academy, Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL

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