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by Thu,Oct,2022

Year 3

Year 3 took part in a Bollywood dance session on our celebration day. It was so much fun and we learnt lots of new dance moves. We loved having a dance battle with Year 5 at the end! #Dance #BollywoodDance

Year 3 – Maths

Year 3 have been focusing on multiplying and dividing. We’ve used counters to make groups and share amounts equally. We’re starting to get really confident with our 3, 4 and 8 times tables!  #Maths  #TTRockstars

Year 3 – Geography

In Geography, Year 3 have been working together to research the animals in the Big Five. They found out interesting facts about Elephants, Leopards, Lions, Rhinoceroses and Buffalo’s. #Dimensions #Geography #BigFive

Year 4

A massive congratulations to Bryan, Zayn, Siraaj and Alise who have worked tirelessly towards getting their pen licences and today was the day!  They took on board all the advice that they were given and ensured that they used this to improve their handwriting and presentation – keep it up and well done!

Year 1 – Science

Year 1 have been exploring Arctic animals. We learnt that the animals of the Arctic spend their lives surviving subzero temperatures and freezing water. Their secret is blubber, a thick layer of body fat! We carried out the ‘Blubber Glove Experiment’ to test a blubber substitute to see what it’s like to take a dip in ice cold water without turning into a human icicle!

Elmer – Art

Merry Christmas from all the children and adults in Elmer!
The children worked extra hard to produce their own hand prints and create the grinch, reindeers and Santa. It was very messy but so much fun!


This week, in Nursery, we have enjoyed getting ready for the festive period. We were surprised by the snow yesterday morning so we wrapped up warm and went to explore! We finished the week by decorating our classroom.

Year 4 – History

This week, Year 4 have been looking at the history of slavery. We started by looking at what slavery is and some of the reasons behind it. The children created posters to show this.


Year 2 – Design Technology

This week, Year 2 enjoyed learning about inspirational people. They focused on Michael Jordan and how he persevered to pursue his dream of becoming an amazing basketball player. They also created their very own trainer designs to reflect his achievements.

Year 2 also worked hard to practise their assembly and gave a wonderful performance.

Year 5 – Design Technology

Year 5 have been researching different Native American tribes and looked at dream catchers. They learned about how the Native Americans believe it protects the sleeper from evil spirits. Here they have designed some of their own dream catchers #dimensionscurriculum #dreamcatchers

Year 6 – History

As part of our Time Team unit, Year 6 have been looking at landmarks in our local area to see how they have changed. We’ve studied maps to see how Great Horton has grown and looked at the school log books to see how school has changed over the years. #DimensionsCC #Year6

Stars of the Week

A huge well done to our ‘Stars of the Week’ who have shown great commitment to their studies this week.  We are so proud of everything they have achieved!  You’ll also notice that our family point tubes are nearly full!  We have until next week to reach our goal so that we can enjoy our celebration activities on 7th December – wish us luck!

Year 2 – Geography

This week, Year 2 have enjoyed learning about the Autumn season. They spent time outdoors identifying Evergreen and Deciduous trees as well as collecting pinecones and a variety of leaves. Back in class, they used what they had collected to create some beautiful natural pictures.

Year 3 – SMSC

This week in year 3, the children had their first ‘Road Safety’ session. These were very useful as the children recapped road safety in class, followed by practising in a real life situation. They crossed different types of roads and responded very well to the instructor.

Year 4 – Geography

In our Geography theme unit, Window of the world, Year 4 have been learning about imported products to the UK. We labelled the world map with specific countries first and then researched countries around the world that import different food items to us.

Year 1 – Geography

As geographers, Year 1 used different objects to make messy maps. They created an aerial plan of their classroom so they had to imagine that they were looking at it from above, like a bird!

Year 2 – Geography

This week, Year 2 have enjoyed using atlases to locate  the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities. They were surprised to find out that each country had its own flag.

They also wrote some wonderful character descriptions of Paddington Bear.

Stars of the Week

A huge well done to our ‘Stars of the Week’ this week.  They have put in some super effort and produced fantastic pieces of work!  Well done!  Well done also to Siraj and Inaaya who also won the award for their class.  Keep it up!

Stars of the Week

Last week, the ‘Stars of the Week’ did a fantastic job with all their work in class.  They made their teachers and the school proud!  Well done and keep up the hard work!

Year 4 – Geography

This week, children in year 4 have been learning about human geography and the different types of settlements, including rural and urban areas. In addition to this, children have been learning about how food is distributed around the world and the meaning of economic activity, exporting goods and importing goods. They have learnt lots of new vocabulary and definitions. They have really enjoyed conducting their own research to find out new information.

Year 5

This week, in year 5, we learnt about the five different days of Diwali and added to our blogs on Purple Mash. We also had a great time at our Diwali party at the end of the day and won some prizes.

Nursery – RE

This week, in Nursery, we have learnt all about Diwali, the festival of light! On Monday, we wore our party clothes to school. We made a Diwali picture, learnt a Diwali song, ate party food and did lots of dancing. It was so much fun!

Our first Women’s exercise class!

Assistant Ward Officer and Happy Healthy You Bradford & Beyond teamed up with Brackenhill Primary School in Great Horton and provided an all women’s exercise class for parents from the school. A very successful first session took place.

Year 4 – Geography

Year 4 have been learning about Autumn in Canada as part of their Geography unit. They had to locate Canada on a world map, the capital city and the oceans around Canada. They then used the internet to find key facts about Canada.

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