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  • NSPCC workshop

    Published 06/12/23, by Kristen Hopwood

    Year 5 and 6 had a workshop with the NSPCC today.

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  • Year 5 and 6 Christmas songs

    Published 05/12/23, by Kristen Hopwood

    Y5 and 6 songs for the Christmas performance.

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  • Autumn Two...Welcome Back!

    Published 09/11/23, by Mel Harris

    I hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed some quality time with each other and some decent weather.

    This week has been a busy one. We’ve started new topics in English and Science, and will soon be embarking on music lessons in class. I have attached a curriculum map for your information.

    Our topic this term is Brilliant Biomes! Exploring plant and animal life in different parts of the world, we will be focussing particularly closely on the Savannah Grasslands and Deserts. I have attached a Knowledge Organiser for Brilliant Biomes to help you understand and perhaps talk about with your child. Parts of our writing units will be closely linked to our topic as well.

    In Maths, we continue with multiplication and division before progressing onto fractions. As I discussed with you all at Parents’ Evening, this means that times tables are absolutely crucial. Please support your child with this by using Doodles – there is a times tables area that they can use.

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  • When Obama Class went to the National Coal mining Museum

    Published 12/10/23, by Mel Harris

    Today, we learnt what it was really like to be a coal miner on our trip to the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield, South Yorkshire.

    It was an early (8 o'clock start) when we climbed on the bus for the traffic-delayed two-hour journey. The class were brilliantly behaved and praised by our driver for the day.

    When we arrived, it was straight to the pit head where we donned hard hats and special light kits for the 140 m trip down below the surface to where the underground mining tour began. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take anything with batteries below the surface, so there are no photos of our experience in the dark so far down below the Earth's surface.

    We travelled down in a cage lift and the class were all incredibly brave as we descended for two minutes into the darkness. 

    The tour took us on a journey back to Victorian Britain, where we were able to see a family mining: the father hewing the coal: the mother carrying the coal; the children hurrying and thrusting the coal carts; and the youngest child sitting in total darkness, holding the traps that controlled the air flow in the mine.

    We journeyed through the underground tunnels and through time, seeing the introduction of pit ponies and the advent of machinery and its development . The children were able to experience the narrow tunnels where they had to crawl to move around. Eventually, we arrived back at the cage lift and ascended the 140 m back to the surface.

    We then went to look at an exhibition of the history of mining where we learnt more about the safety lamps that we had seen underground, as well as some of the machinery that was used and the methods of communicating with each other.

    After lunch, we then participated in two workshops: the life of a child miner in Victorian Britain; and the role of pit ponies in mining history.

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  • Class Trip to the National Coal Mining Museum

    Published 26/09/23, by Mel Harris

    My apologies for the short notice and my absence the last few days due to a close family bereavement.

    I can now confirm that we have booked a trip to the National Coal Mining Museum next Friday - the 6th October.

    We will be leaving school at 8am and returning at approximately 4pm.

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    Published 18/09/23, by Peter Cresswell

    Year 6 and Year 5 Children, Parents and Carers.

    On Thursday 21st September 2023, from 5.30 until 8.00pm

    There will be two presentations taking place at 5,45 and 6,45. Unless you have already reserved a place then the 5.45 is full, but there are places on the later time, you DO NOT need to book on this session,

    The school site will be open to all from 5.30pm to look around and see the facilities on offer.

    If you are unable to attend but require further information please log on to the South Wolds website and look for their prospectus where you will find all the information you need.

    If you need to contact the school office please :

    Telephone: 0115 937 3506   


    Address: South Wolds Academy

                          Church Drive


                           NG12 5FF

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  • Welcome to Obama Class

    Published 08/09/23, by Mel Harris

    Welcome to Autumn Term!

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  • DAaRT Information

    Published 08/09/23, by Mel Harris

    DAaRT info video and FAQs.

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  • DAART Information

    Published 04/09/23, by Mel Harris

    Information about the DAaRT programme.

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  • Goodbye and good luck Andersen class

    Published 26/07/23, by Paige Middleton
    It has been an amazing year in Andersen class, and I am proud of every single member of the class for their commitment and achievements throughout the year. It has been a delight to teach all of them over this year, but I know that they are all ready
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    Published 08/07/23, by Paige Middleton

    What has Andersen class been up to for sports week?

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  • Class trip to the Farm

    Published 20/06/23, by Paige Middleton

    Take a look at what Andersen class got up to at the farm.

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