Snydale Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S72 8JR
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Welcome to our page! We are the Resilient Red Squirrels, and also known as Class 14. Our teacher is Mr Bean, and we are lucky enough to have Miss Crookes and Mrs Dryden with us too. We decided to call ourselves the Resilient Red Squirrels class because in November/December we go to the Lake District, one of the best places in the UK to see red squirrels in the wild!
In maths, we have been looking at BIDMAS this week. BIDMAS is the order of operations that we use when solving a problem.
Brackets, Indices, Division, Multiplication, Addition, Subtraction.
Here's the challenge for C14 (and parents!):
We had a fantastic time today at the National Coal Mining Museum! As well as going underground in the original mine cage, and having a 'hands-on' tour from a real ex-miner, we also got chance to tour the museum and see a range of fantastic exhibits. We also visited 'Sally Fletcher' and heard her story first hand of how difficult life was for miners, especially children, 200 years ago. We'll be using all the information we gathered next week when we write a non-chronological report.
This week we have been learning about how coal is formed, and where it actually comes from. Did you know that the coal formation process actually started around 350 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period? We made some fantastic story boards to show the process and some of us even wrote a short story from the perspective of a carbon atom!
Take a look at some pictures of our classroom for this year, we've already got some great work on display and room for plenty more. If any parents would like to visit and take a look around our classroom and Y6 unit, we'll be hosting an open night next week. Keep an eye out for a letter with all the dates you need.
Welcome back to a new school year, new term and an exciting new topic! We've got lots planned this term, including the visit to the National Coal Mining Museum on Monday 11th September. Please make sure forms are completed and returned ASAP.
Hopefully all of the Resilient Red Squirrels are having a great time relaxing in the summer break! Remember to find out any information you can about coal mining in Barnsley, you could ask a family member or even visit the Experience Barnsley Museum or National Coal Mining Museum: both are free!