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5 Oct

Y4 Computing

Today in our computing lesson, Y4 learnt about plagiarism. We looked at a report about a man called Tim Berners Lee and found that it had been copied from Wikipedia! We then all scored really well in a plagiarism quiz. Great work year 4!

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1 Oct

Goodbye Mrs Tootell and Mrs Gettins!

On Friday we said goodbye to Mrs Tootell & Mrs Gettins who are both retiring. Between them they have worked at @DarwenStJ for over 40 years. We held a leavers service for them and the children made lovely gifts and shared special memories. We will miss them lots! Happy retirement to them both from everyone at DSJ. Here is a link to the service:

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30 Sep

Y1 Science

In Year 1 we have been exploring rain and making rain gauges in Science.

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29 Sep

Breakfast Club

Please read about the important changes to Breakfast Club...

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29 Sep

Y6 - Vikings!

Today Year 6 have had an interesting lesson looking at a “gallery” of Viking archaeological finds and deciding how it shows that the Vikings were actually very different to their fierce image!

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28 Sep

Science in Y2

In Y2, we did a Science investigation after receiving a message from Henry saying he had a hole in his bucket and needed help to stop it leaking. We tested different materials and found that glue was the best, as no water leaked through, whereas playdough let 84ml water through!

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24 Sep

Learning in Nursery

We have had lots of fun this week in nursery. We have been learning about feelings and emotions, looking in the mirror and changing our faces to show different emotions. We had lots of fun exploring the outdoors this week. We had to wear our wellies because of the rain and we loved it! We have talked about birthdays and why they are special. We created cakes with the play dough and on the workshop table. We added candles and counted them. We also created our own birthday cards and had lots of fun. Today we have talked about why we are special and what makes us all different. We looked at hair colour, different families, what we like and dislike. One thing we talked about was that we are all special and unique. The children then drew around their hands and used ink to print their fingerprints. We have had a very busy week and had lots of fun along the way. Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos, we really appreciate it.

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23 Sep

Team DSJ - Football.

Well done to our football team who came away with a 4-1 win and a hard fought 3-3 draw in this afternoon’s matches at Witton Park! Two great games… well done!

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22 Sep

Y3 Science

Year 3 have been learning about the functions of skeletons in humans and animals. Here are some of the skeletons they assembled.

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13 Sep

Y4 Classifying Animals

Some great work in year 4, classifying animals. They sorted them into vertebrates and invertebrates, and then into mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.

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13 Sep

EYFS Play Area

We are delighted to have @coolcanvas with us this morning to start work on the development of our outdoor EYFS area. We are excited to watch it unfold over the next couple of weeks…. Watch this space!

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2 Sep

Welcome Back Worship.

It was a wonderful sight to see all of the children back together in the hall today for Worship.