Dungworth Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 6HE
Small school, Big ambitions
The Lost Words
Last weekend we had the HUGE honour of being one of the first schools to be presented with a crowd-funded copy of The Lost Words, a book by the author Robert MacFarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris.
The book - a spell book of acrostic poems - was written in response to the news that the Oxford English Junior Dictionary would be removing many words to include more recent additions to our language, such as 'broadband'. All of the words that were removed were linked to nature; words such as conker, bramble, otter and magpie. One school worker in Scotland was so dismayed that she decided to raise funds to order a copy of the book for every school in Scotland. Other parts of the country followed suit with 'Vernon Oak' as our benefactor for Sheffield.
The Sheffield Tree Festival was a celebration of the natural world, raising awareness for the plight of trees in Sheffield and beyond, and showcasing a poem written by Robert MacFarlane especially for Sheffield - Heartwood. Look out for the poem on posters across the city!
We received the first copy of the crowdfunded book on behalf of the West of the city. Miss Cooper accompanied Mrs Higgins and we were delighted to meet the author himself, our Lord Mayor Magid Magid, as well as join in with the many activities.
Enterprise day 2018
Thank you to everyone who supported our PFA by attending the enterprise afternoon in school. It was a fantastic event showing off the creativity and aptitude for business that the children at our school have. Well done everyone!
Sport Relief 2018
Thank you to everyone who donated to Sport Relief!
This year we dressed up, completed sporting challenges, and sponged our teachers! Thank you also to the children who organised activities for us to join in with.
Kerys in Y6 raised over £400 together with our help for research into Motor neurone disease. We all dressed in Orange and Blue for the day. A group of university students and their professors came into school and led workshops to help us understand more about our brains and the way the disease can affect them.