Churchfield Primary School

Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR

01226 710523

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welcome to the Genius Giraffes

Welcome to The Genius Giraffes' Page! 

Our class teachers are Mrs Hughes (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Harris (Wed-Fri). We are also supported by Miss Parkin.

On our page we will keep you up to date with photographs of our experiences and examples of our  work.



Spelling test and new spellings given out.

Please make sure your child brings their blue folder in every Monday. Spelling scores are recorded every week.


Maths Homework due in and new homework given out. A log of returned maths homework is kept each week.


 Class 12 have started 'Challenge 70' which is our class expectation to read for 70 minutes every week.  This can be broken down to ten minutes reading time every day. 

Your child has been given a special blue reading folder where they can log all the reading they do. The total number of minutes read is  recorded every week.


wednesday 4th July 2018

University Day at Shafton Outwood

Sports Week June 2018

Super Circuits

Friday 8th June 2018

Multi-Faith Week 2018

This week we have been learning about the Islamic religion and to conclude our week we were visited by Naheem Khan from the Bradford Mulit-Faith Centre. Naheem taught us about the teachings of Muhammed and special places and objects for Muslim people.

Naheem and two other special visitors from other faiths delivered a special assembly at the end of the day where the children learnt about special symbols for the Islamic, Hindu and Sikh faiths.

Thursday 17th May 2018

This week we have been preparing and performing choral poetry.

Using inspiration from our book, we wrote poems entitled 'The Living and The Dead.'

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Today we were in charge of our own learning.

In groups we had to research information about an Ancient Greek god and present our findings to the rest of the class.

Wednesday 11th April 2018

Maths Capacity Investigation

Monday 9th April 2018

Greek Day

To kick start our new topic, our teachers surprised us with a 'Greek Day'. We took part in various activities during the day and gained lots of valuable information ready for a new term of learning.

Friday 16th March 2018

As part of our learning about Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica, we have each taken on the role of one of his crew members. Each crew member having a specific job role.

We made clay models to represent good luck charms or items these crew members would have taken with them on board the Endeavour. We used clay tools to shape the clay and then left them to air dry.

Can you explain to an adult what your model represents and the crew member you made it for?

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Continuing with our learning about Ernest Shackleton and his expedition to Antarctica, we role-played as a member of his crew and freeze framed a significant moment. As we got into character, we wrote down what our crew members would be thinking, feeling and saying as they searched frantically for South Georgia on board the lifeboat.

Here are our freeze-frames and ideas bubbles.

Monday 19th February 2018

Book Camp

What an amazing surprise we had this morning!

A book camp appeared in our hall and it was amazing. We couldn't wait to explore and get reading. Here are photographs of us in action.

We want it to stay forever!

Thursday 1st February 2018

This morning we dramatised the Endurance using our bodies and voices.

We studied the parts of the Endurance and created the shapes ourselves. Some of us added sound effects of the crew, dogs, and weather. 

This gave us inspiration for our writing. It helped us to visualise what it would have been like in those treacherous Antarctic conditions when the men had to abandon the Endurance. 

Here are photographs of us in action.

Thursday 25th January 2018

Today we became poets.

We took inspiration from a poem called 'Into the Weddell Sea' and wrote our own thinking about Ernest Shackleton's expedition to Antarctica.

As you can see from the photographs, we pieced together words and phrases to build up our poems.

Included in our poems were powerful adjectives, similes, metaphors and personification phrases. 

We all had great fun being hands-on poem writers. 

Monday 22nd January 2018

Thank you to those who have made models, drawn pictures or written poems and facts. 

Take a look at our fantastic homework.

They really make our Antarctic classroom come to life!

Thursday 21st December 2017

Christingle Service

Christmas Party

Thursday 14th December 2017

Thank you to all the children and parents who came to the evening performance of Ebenezer: A Christmas Carol.

 Well done to all the Year 5 children who acted, sung, made props or were stagehands on the night.

It was a magnificent performance!

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Good luck to Class 12 for their Christmas performance of Ebenezer this afternoon and Thursday evening.

As they say in the world of show business... Break a leg!

Monday 11th December 2017

Congratulations to Finlay, Aimee-Jo and Morgan who went along to the Enterprise Finals today at Tankersley Manor.

They presented (in the style of dragon's Den) their musical feature design to a panel of judges at the 'Louder than Life' competition.

Miss Taylor said they were amazing and represented our school fantastically.

Wednesday 6th December 2017

We would like to say a massive thank you to Father David who came in to see us today.

He came to talk to us about Christian celebrations at Christmas and we asked him this very important question:

What are your inspirations for your Christmas sermons?

Can you tell your adults at home what Father David told us? What are his inspirations for the Christingle and Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve?

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November 2017

This week we have been carrying out science investigations using circuit equipment.

We investigated how various components are affected when different variables are changed.

Here are photographs of us during the investigations, our scientific drawings and our completed circuits.

Friday 17th November 2017

Today we got 'Spotty' for Children In Need.

Thank you to all the children and parents who gave so generously for the Children In Need charity.

Click the link below to visit the Children In Need website to see who will benefit from your donations.

BBC Children In Need

Friday 10th November 2017

Today we remembered all the service men and women who sadly lost their lives in war.

We began our day by making poppies for a wreath which was taken to Father David's church for the Remembrance Sunday Service.

At 11 o'clock there was a two minute silence where we paid our respects to all who gave their lives fighting for our country.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Thursday 19th October 2017

Today we celebrated Father David's 60th Birthday and the grand opening of the new school building.

What a wonderful day we all had with the cutting of the ribbon, buffet lunch and celebration assembly.

We wrote Father David birthday poems and letters and turned them into a huge birthday card.

Happy Birthday Father David!

Thursday 12th October 2017

Ten lucky children from Year 5 were selected to spend the morning with Mrs Young down at Carlton Marsh.

The children investigated the natural habitats around the marsh, carried out a spot of bird watching and made pine cone bird feeders.

Brooke, Stephanie, Sophie, Daniel and Calum had a wonderful time and were a credit to our school.

Friday 29th September 2017

Today we had some very special visitors in school. 

We learnt about several birds of prey and watched them perform clever tricks.

It was such an enjoyable morning learning about these incredible birds.

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Enterprise Day 2017

Thursday 21st September 2017

The rain didn't dampen our spirits as we competed in sporting challenges at the Dorothy Hyman Stadium this afternoon.

Years 5 and 6 competed in obstacle, skipping, sprinting, long distance and relay races.

welcome back

We have had a fantastic first week back, working hard to learn out about where coal comes from and reading  the text 'A Kestrel for a Knave'.  We are looking forward to our trip on Monday to the National Coal Mining Museum.  Watch out for pictures from the day.