Heaton Park

The year six children, who aren’t currently at JCA, had a trip to Heaton Park today.  After the start of the week having glorious weather, we were slightly disappointed by today’s drizzle.  However, that didn’t stop us enjoying the playground.



Buddy’s Training

Buddy has continued with his training this term as he learns the skills he needs to become a well trained School Dog.

Shelley is our new trainer – she is a dog breeder and trainer and even works for Crufts – the largest Dog Show in the world!

Buddy is working towards his Bronze level of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Award. To achieve this, he needs to pass 10 exercises to a high standard. These include –

  • showing good and calm walking on a lead, around other dogs and children
  • showing good control when walking through a door or gate
  • being able to come back straight away when called – even when other dogs or children are around, this is called ‘good recall’
  • sitting and staying for 1 minute.

The last one is the one Buddy finds the hardest to do! A minute seems a long time and he often gets up for a wander so we need to practice every day until he is really good at it. Buddy’s test is in 3 weeks, so we are hoping he will pass and can receive his award in assembly.

Here are some photos of Buddy’s training today. The other dog is Theo, Shelley’s black labrador who is 5 years old. Buddy loves to chase Theo and have a good run on the field but he can never catch him! The puppy is Hector, Shelley’s new 11 week old labrador. Already he can sit for a treat!

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JCA- day 3

Yet again, day three at JCA has been brilliant fun for everybody. We have been blessed again with beautiful weather which has made being outside so much more enjoyable.

We have completed another five activities today including the zip wire, the Gladiator Wall and circus skills. We learnt to spin plates, juggle and used our new skills to put on a performance.

We ended the day with a camp fire talent show. We were entertained by both staff and each other and had the opportunity to share our special talents such as singing, flossing and telling jokes.

Today, we had to say goodbye to Mr Dean, however Miss Webb has now joined us, and we were very excited to see her and tell her all about what we have done so far.




JCA- day 1

What a fantastic start to our JCA experience!
We arrived at the centre at midday and settled into our rooms before tucking into our scrumptious lunch of pizza and chips.
Our afternoon activities included lightning laser mazes to amazing archery tag and we all got involved and worked well as part of a team. We had so much fun!

After feeding our rumbling bellies with a choice of delicious foods, we were eager to see what activities awaited us in the evening. We completed an orienteering quiz which allowed us to explore the beautiful area surrounding the Elizabethan mansion we are staying in.
We cannot wait to see what tomorrow has in store for us!!


Stone Age to Iron Age fun!

Year Three had a visit from Yellow Brick Road Theatre Company. We had such creative fun, learning about life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age through drama and dance.


Can you spot the photo where we are pretending to be stone furniture from houses at Skara Brae?


Grammar with George from Anchor Education

We had amazing fun learning new grammar skills through song. You can see more of George’s songs on youtube under Anchor Education.

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5H enjoying using their own Top Trump cards in English.

Can you guess why we have created our own Top Trump cards?


Marvelous Maths outside – using our orienteering skills to work on measure.


5H being intrepid adventurers in the forest.


Hand washing with the School Nurse

Our school nurse visited year three to let the children know about the importance of hand washing.  The children then used glitter (to represent germs) and shook hands to see how germs spread easily.  They then learnt how to wash their hands properly.

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