Edition 18, July 2021
In this edition:
• Bushcraft Club
• Healthy Schools Week
• Year Six Show
• And lots more...
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Nursery News…..………………………………...………… 4
Reception News………………..…………………………… 6
Year One News………………….…………….…………... 8
Year Two News…………………………………….………… 10
Year Three News…………………………..……………… 12
Year Four News……………………………….……………. 14
Year Five News……………...…………….………………. 16
Year Six News…………..………………...……………… 18
Activity Week……………………...……………………….. 20
Bushcraft Club.………….………………..……………… 21
Sponsored Event…...…………………..………………… 22
Welcome to the final edition of the year of
the Low Ash News. We hope you enjoy
reading about all of the activities we have
been taking part in this term. It’s been
another unusual and tricky year, but there
has still been lots going on and we’re sure
that you’ll find this last edition of the term
as interesting and entertaining as ever.
The children loved their Healthy Schools
Week, which was just as fabulous as normal
despite the restrictions. From sailing, to
mindfulness, hula hooping to high intensity
fitness training with an Paralympian, we hope
the week offered an activity which everyone
enjoyed. A big thank you to Mr Hurst and
Miss Broadbent for organising this
Healthy Schools Event………………..…………… 24
Bike Club…………….……………………...……………..… 29
Euros and Football……….……………………………. 30
Guess the Teacher Quiz…………………………….. 32
Mental health…...…………………………………………. 34
English News……………………...………..……………… 36
Goodbye Year Six……………………………….……... 38
Stars Of the Week……………………...………………. 40
Golden Learners………..………………..………………… 42
Online Safety…….…...…………………….……………… 43
Guess the Teacher Answers ……………………... 44
Contributions by: the staff and children
of Low Ash Primary School.
Headteachers: Mrs Medhurst & Mrs
Meer Design: Mrs Nellist & News Team
Publisher: Mrs Nellist, Mr Handley &
Low Ash News is
Low Ash Primary
This term is also tinged with sadness as we
say goodbye to our Year 6s . We would like
to wish them lots of luck as they move on to
We would like to say a big thank you to the
members of staff who have come back from
their retirement to help us in our hour of
need this year: Mr Henry, Mrs Sunderland
and Mr Ebbage. Enjoy your re-retirement!
We would also like to thank all the staff at
Low Ash for all of their hard work this year.
Finally, we would like to thank you for your
support this year. Let’s hope that next
academic year is a good deal calmer and
more straightforward than this last one!
Have a restful summer break and we look
forward to seeing you in September.
Fiona Meer and Beth Medhurst
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endorse or recommend any of the commercial
products, processes, business or services advertised in
this School Magazine. Further the School makes no
representations or warranties of any kind, express or
implied with respect to any of the information,
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place on such information is therefore strictly at
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Well it’s that time of year again when our super
duper Nursery children get ready for the next
step in their school journey. We have had a
fantastic year with them, and it has been a
pleasure to spend it with such a great group of
children. Whether you are staying at Low Ash,
or moving on to meet new friends, we wish you
all the best for your next adventure!
Our seaside theme has really sparked the
children’s imaginations. They have loved
learning about the seaside and what you might
find in rock pools or in the deep blue sea.
Off for a swim!!
Role playing in the
ice cream parlour
A fabulous time was had by all at
sports day. We all won medals and
had a lovely ice lolly to cool us down!!
Aye aye Captain !!
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Nursery Summer Day
1st July 2021
All the children had a
wonderful day playing
swing ball, Connect 4,
paddling in the pools and
eating homemade ice
Our topic this half term has been Wild Animals. We have learnt
lots of fascinating facts about lots of different animals and we
have become excellent animal artists.
We started the topic by asking some questions, then we used the
internet and books to find out the answers.
Here are some questions we found the answer to.
Can elephants jump?
What are the spikes
called on a crocodile’s
Do tigers like to
What is a baby giraffe
What is a baby tiger
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Here are some of our amazing paintings!
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We enjoyed our final visit to Buck Wood, where our focus was on
seasonal changes and tree identification. We were very impressed
with the questions that the children asked and the careful
observations that they made. There was also the opportunity for
children to work as a team making dens and creating homes for
The children were inspired by our English text, Katie in London. It
linked beautifully with our Geography case study on the capital of
England. The children can now name many famous landmarks in
London and talk about why they are special. They were given the
opportunity to meet somebody who lives in London through an
online chat. They really showcased their knowledge and asked
many interesting questions such as: “What does it feel like to live
in London?” ...“What is your favourite place to visit?”...“How do you
travel around London?”... “How is London different to Wrose?”
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As part of our Creative Carousel this half term, we have designed
a super tasty fruit salad. We began by sampling
various different fruits to work out which was our
favourite. Believe it or not, kiwis and blueberries
topped the list! Next we looked at where our fruit
comes from, which fruits we can grow in this country
and which fruits we have to
import from abroad.
Once we had planned and designed our
fruit salad, we were ready to make our
delicious, healthy snack. We carefully
washed and prepared the fruit by
chopping, peeling and slicing. Finally, we
ate our yummy fruit salad, which turned out to be a big hit.
As part of our Healthy Schools Week, we have been focusing on
the country France. We have learnt basic phrases in French, such
as: hello, how are you? What is your name? My name is... We have
also looked at famous landmarks in France.
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We have been very busy in Maths learning all about shapes! We
have looked at 2D and 3D shapes and can identify some different
ones, name them and say how many sides and vertices they have!
Some of us can even say if they have parallel lines or lines of
We did lots of different, fun things whilst
learning about shapes such as:
• A shape hunt around school to see what
shapes we could see in the world around us.
• Making shapes out of lollypop sticks and
• Creating pictures using different shapes.
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In English, we looked at the poem “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat” by
Edward Lear. The children worked really hard to recite the poem
and they didn’t even need to words by the end of the week!
We went outside and performed the poem using masks and props
on the school stage in the playground. What a fun time we all had!
In our Art lessons, we have been
looking at Australian Aboriginal
artwork and having a go at recreating
We all agreed it was fascinating to
look at. Traditional Aboriginal
artwork only uses certain, natural
colours such as red, orange, yellow
and brown and uses lots of symbols
to tell stories. Some of the artwork
is made purely out of lines and dots!
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This term we have continued our Geography
topic, ‘The Yorkshire Dales
on our doorstep’.
We have enjoyed looking at maps and
learning about what the
different symbols mean. We have
looked at the land formation and
discussed why big cities have not
been established within the
Yorkshire Dales. We have also looked
at tourism and debated as to
whether or not it has a positive or
negative impact on the local
people and the local environment.
This half term we have really
enjoyed reading Enid Blyton’s
‘The Famous Five’ adventure
Story; ‘Five Go Off To Camp’.
Miss Briggs really enjoyed the
mystery and storyline!
We have based our English work
around the story and have loved
writing an alternative ending to
On Wednesday 7th July we went to our new classrooms to
meet our new teachers.
3JB had no hidden surprises as Miss Briggs is lucky enough to
be joining her class in Year 4.
3DB were really excited to meet their brand new teacher Mr
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We are now all fraction superstars! We have enjoyed the work that we
have done with fractions and loved getting to grips with and understanding
all about the job of the denominator and numerator! We have also enjoyed
learning about how to add and subtract fractions with the same
We have had a great time in Science, as we have been
learning about light and shadows. We loved watching each
others’ shadow puppet shows as well as drawing around our
own shadows and making crazy shapes.
Our final task of the year is a
really hard one! Both classes have
to decide what to do with all of
their class attendance money!
3JB are thinking about a
pizza, hot chocolate and movie
afternoon, as they have done
exceedingly well with winning the
award this year.
3DB are yet to decide what to do
with their money.
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We have had a fantastic Summer term in Year 4! We have been
extremely busy in all of our lessons and have been looking forward
to moving into Year 5 with our new teachers, Mrs Carr and Miss
As our Learning Challenge topic is the Anglo – Saxons and Vikings,
we have been learning about major historic events within this time
period. We have used the outdoor playground to go on a treasure
hunt and find artefacts that were buried at Sutton Hoo. We used
our findings to hypothesise who we think was buried in the long
lost ship. Lots of us thought that a king might have been buried in
I think a Viking who was
very important was
buried in the ship
because they had lots of
special things with them
in the ship.
I think that it was
someone who was a
royal because there
was a golden helmet in
the ship which was
believed to be used as
a crown too.
In Maths we have been learning
all about decimals and money.
We have really enjoyed using
the practical money when we
were adding different amounts
of money together. We have
also been using part whole
models to show understanding of
pounds and pence.
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In Creative Carousel this term, we have finished painting our clay
Viking longships in metallic colours. We worked extremely hard on
them and are all very proud of our designs. We have also been
exploring the art work of Keith Haring; we have used primary
coloured powder paint to create a variety of different shades.
We have also designed our own artwork in the style of Keith
Haring. We used block colours and clean lines and created a
collage of to represent ourselves.
As it’s been Healthy Schools Week this term, we have made sure
to be extra active. We have participated in a Zumba dance class, a
team building class and we even had the opportunity to meet a
professional athlete. In addition to
this, we also learnt all about
Australia as this was our country
for the week. We used the iPads to
research Australia and made some
fabulous informative posters.
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Our visit to Yeadon Tarn!
Year 5 had the opportunity during Healthy Schools Week to
attend a trip to Yeadon Tarn.
We did a range of activities including: team building, where we had
to attempt to cross ‘ alligator infested waters’ using crates and
planks; orienteering, where we used our map-reading skills to find
and collect information from around the tarn grounds and finally
We were lucky enough to go in giant boats as one whole team! We
played various games, where we had to turn around, swap seats and
try not to fall overboard as the instructor wobbled us!
Finally we were given the opportunity to jump in, which most of us
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In the midst of the Euro excitement, Year 5 have created art
work based on the footballers who played in the final. Our focus
was on symmetry and trying to recreate the photograph on the
left hand side using sketching techniques. Here is an example of
the finished outcome!
By Malesha, 5C
Year 5’s treat day!
After a busy year with lots of hard work, Year 5 enjoyed a
fantastic sport-filled day at Hepworth and Idle Cricket Club. We
played football and cricket and even some of the adults got
involved in rounders (even if the children did catch a lot of us
out!). After a picnic, some snacks and a walk home in the glorious
sunshine, we were definitely all as exhausted as each other. Well
done Year 5, you have done us proud this year!
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Year 6 have had a brilliant last half term of primary school. As
well as completing their learning for the year, they have been very
busy in many other ways.
They continue preparing for the transition to secondary school,
either visiting their new schools or having virtual meetings with
their new teachers.
Pirates of the Curry Bean, our end of year production is coming
along very nicely, with some fantastic acting and some of the best
scenery and prop making of recent years.
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Sadly, this year’s residential couldn’t go ahead so, instead we
planned an activity week full of fun and adventure. Year 6 had a
fantastic time with a day trip to Boggle Hole, where they paddled,
buried themselves in the sand and enjoyed the typical fish and
chips followed by ice cream. They spent another day out at How
Stean Gorge challenging themselves on the Via Ferrata, abseiling
and gorge walking. They also had lots of fun onsite, learning
archery, biking, team building games and playing on an inflatable
assault course! The week culminated in a sleepover at school with
take away pizza, movie night and a proper ‘full residential’
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Since Year Six couldn’t go to Peat Rigg, they had a whole week of
activities instead. It was called Activity Week.
Every day, they had different activities to do:
• Monday– Team building games, bouncy castle and then giving out
of the 2021 leavers’ hoodies.
• Tuesday- Group 1 went to the beach for the day and group 2
stayed at school. They did biking, archery and arts and crafts.
• Wednesday– Group 1 did biking, archery and arts and crafts
whilst group 2 went to the beach.
• Thursday– Group 1 went to How Stean Gorge and group 2 went
for a 10 mile walk!
• Friday– Group 1 went for a 10 mile walk whilst group 2 went to
How Stean Gorge. Also, the pupils came back to school at 7pm
later for a sleep over!
Year Six really enjoyed their fun activity week and will miss being
at Low Ash Primary School!
to all the staff for organising this week.
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Recently, there has been a new club introduced by Mrs Hooton,
who used to be a cub leader. It is called ‘Bushcraft club'. This club
is for year 6.
In this club the children have learnt how to survive in the wild.
They have made a campfire using flint and steel and cooked
s’mores over it. They have learnt how to tie knots and how to make
filters to make clean water from dirty water, using charcoal, sand,
paper towels and rocks. They have also made shelters, learnt some
semaphore signalling and played wide games.
The children have really enjoyed this club and it will teach them
some great skills for life.
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For our Healthy Schools Week, Low Ash partnered with
Sports For Champions.
Sport For Champions is on a mission to EDUCATE–ENABLE–
EMPOWER youth in line with the national agenda for child
welfare, public health, and safety. Team SFC currently has
around 50 active partnerships, with the majority
comprising of world-class athletic talents who inspire
children as champions of tomorrow in their performance as
professional Paralympic and Olympic athletes.
We had Paralympian, Ayaz Bhuta put us through our circuit
training. Ayaz is a gold medal wheelchair rugby player
winner. He encouraged us do start jumps, push ups, spotty
dogs and much more!
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A very big Thank You to everybody who
collected sponsor money. The end total
raised was over £2,000!
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This years Healthy Schools Week was slightly different to
previous years, but it was still great fun!
There were a variety of activities to take part in for example;
sailing, hula hooping, orienteering, Zumba and boxercise!
Each class was given a country that will be taking part in the
Olympics and during the week, children learnt lots about this
Year Four’s country was Australia and they learnt all about the
land and the population. Year One learnt French and Reception
looked at Cheerleading and American food!
Ayaz Bhuta, who is a Paralympian, came into our school to start the
week off with a sponsored event.
Sports days were also held during Healthy Schools Week and these
were a huge success. All the children gave 100% effort and they
did themselves very proud.
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By Evie, Maia
This half term, Mr Hurst has introduced a bicycle club for
Year 6. The aim of the club was to teach children in Year 6
how to maintain a bike and ride it correctly as well as
develop their confidence.
Chris from BeCycling came ran
The club took place every
Tuesday after school in the school
playground. Children did not need
to have their own bicycle as
bicycles were available to borrow
during the club.
All Y6 pupils then had a
cycling experience during
their Activity Week.
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By Theo & Ubayd
After a year of the Euros being postponed,
they were finally back on.
England had never won their first Euro game in
nine attempts but they finally achieved this
against Croatia. The final score was 1-0.
With their second game they took a
disappointing draw with Scotland, 0-0.
England’s last game against Czech Republic was
a decider whether they would go through as
winners of the group stage or go through
second. The final score was 1-0, England
England lost in the
final against Italy
Our man of the
Here’s to the next International competition –
The World Cup - where hopefully, we can
achieve that elusive win.
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To celebrate England getting to the finals, all
staff and children wore wear red, white and
blue or England football kits. to school.
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Guess the teacher
Read the clues and guess the teacher.
The answers are on the last page!
I am a book worm
I am kind
And I am a grammar nerd.
Who am I?
I have three children.
I have a caravan.
I have worked at Low Ash for 19 years
Who am I?
I support Arsenal.
I have played field hockey for North East England.
I have lived in Singapore.
Who am I?
I have climbed the 4th highest mountain in Africa.
I studied archaeology at University.
I can snow board (Hobby)
Who am I?
I have three dogs.
I like to run.
My brother lives in New Zealand.
Who am I?
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Guess the teacher!
I have two dogs.
I like rugby League.
My favourite TV show is Friends.
Who am I?
I play Crown Green Bowling.
I love performing on the stage.
But I am a terrible singer!
Who am I?
I love plays and amateur dramatics .
I love reading books.
My favourite holiday destination is Greece.
Who am I?
I own a bakery.
I went on a walk in September for charity.
I have a rescue dog
Who am I?
I am a big Bradford City fan.
I love walking my dog Rory.
I have nearly finished my 1st year at Low Ash.
Who am I?
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The website below offers suggestions about how we can
encourage our children to grow into happy, healthy humans.
This is how they describe themselves:
“We aim to improve children’s mental health through movement,
equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills and coping
strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into
We use the Thrive Approach in school to support the emotional
and social wellbeing of our children.
Thrive have produced some great ideas for the summer holidays,
with a different theme each week and activities you can choose
Take a look at these ideas on the next page!
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Over the summer why not take part in this year’s summer reading
challenge? Visit your local library and read 6 or more books.
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1 Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato 4!
Over the last few months, Year 1 have been growing
their own potatoes. This week they were very excited
to harvest their crop. The children were very
surprised when they saw how many potatoes had grown.
The kitchen staff were kind enough to cook the
potatoes for them and turned them into chips.
It is safe to say that Year 1 enjoyed eating them very
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Goodbye Year 6
This week we are saying goodbye to the wonderful
Year 6 students.
They have spent weeks preparing to leave for
secondary school by reading Wonder and Boy 87 and
doing activities on these books.
They have also been working on a production, Pirates
of the Curry Bean.
They were all excited when they received their
leavers’ hoodies at the start of their activity week!
All the year 6 students are going to miss their
friends and old teachers when they leave, but they
are looking forward to making new friends and
meeting new teachers. The year 6 leavers will miss
this school and the people who they have grown up
with inside and out!
Goodbye year 6!
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Year Six Leavers
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Stars of the Week
EYFS & Key Stage One
RH Jake L Maya
1R Kai P Noah
Eesa M Esme C Cole W
Logan W Freddie
Jake M Noah R
Jacob T Archie R
1RG Georgia Lucy C Nikhil Eden S Harper
1W Amelie Philip
Jessica Erin G Sonny R Amelia
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Stars of the Week
Key Stage Two
Jack F Dunya
Ryan F Cole S
Emily K Jackson
Olly C Jack O Arjun G
Mera A Theo S Spencer
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By Arjay and Maia
Here are Summer Term One’s Golden
Learners. These children show resilience,
collaboration and communication amongst
many other skills.
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In light of recent events surrounding the abuse received online by
England footballers, I wanted to share this handy guided from
NOS on how to be kind online.
I wish everyone a lovely summer break. Stay safe and see you all in
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Guess the teacher
1. Mrs Carr
How did you get on?
Oh dear, do you actually attend Low Ash?
I think you need to have another look at
the staff photographs in the entrance hall!
Well Done- You know your teachers!
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