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Class 12

June 30th 



Today we visited Bishop Young Academy to see what life in secondary school is really like. We took part in Maths, PE and Science lessons and ate our lunch in their school canteen.

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In TSU this week, we have been learning about different aspects of Indian culture. In groups, we chose one key aspect to focus on and research in greater depth. After carrying out this research, we wrote a script for either a podcast or video. The aspects we chose from were:

  • Religion
  • Art
  • Music
  • Architecture
  • Festivals
  • Clothing
  • Cuisine
  • Bollywood
  • Sport


The groups who recorded podcasts used an online voice recorder and downloaded the audio files so that they could be uploaded to this school website. 

Follow the QR code links on the word document below to listen to our fantastic podcasts with our very special guests from Mayo College!

Scan the QR codes below to listen to your fantastic podcasts with our special guests from Mayo College!

With our Mayo Friends :-)

Isla and Bella London blog

 ByTyler and Emily                                        Our London blog

Day one

Our residential to London started very early at 6:30am (we were tired but we were excited.) The journey on the coach was long,exhausting and very loud.  About halfway there, we stopped at a service station. When we arrived in London the first place we went was the Imperial War Museum. Not long after we got there, we explored each floor and each floor had different artefacts and military vehicles(we saw Tanks and guns.) The gift shop was amazing because there were lots of things connected to our topic of world war two. After that,we travelled to the center of London.When we passed the London Eye ,we were shocked to see how ginormous it was! We felt like tiny ants compared to it. We rode the London Eye. It was scary at first but it was cool but Tyler forgot his camera and he was annoyed. 


Day Two

On the second day, the first place we visited was the science museum which had a bunch of different areas like space,world war two.Tyler and Emily's favourite bit was the space area.we also got to go to the wonder lab and it was spectacular! Then we went to the British museum and Emily really enjoyed it.(There were too many museums to walk in.)Soon we all got hungry and we went to the Jungle Cave and then food was amazing(Tyler preferred  pizza express more.) We went to the National Art Museum gallery and all the paintings were created by famous artists around the world. We walked to Lion King and it was very long and some people fell asleep because they were so tired!

Day 3

On day three we went to the Natural History Museum and it was quite boring.when we went to Buckingham Palace it started to rain heavily and we got drench after we went home.      




Our London Blog 

Day 1

Our first day began with a long journey to London. When we first arrived, we went to the Imperial War Museum. We were all very excited about learning more about our topic, which was World War Two, so we rushed into the museum. After that, we started heading to the Weapon and Artillery ( fighter jets, guns and many more). Shortly after, we took a walk down to Westminster Abbey and also saw 10 Downing street ( where the Prime Minister lives). After that, we took a stroll to Pizza Express for an amazing dinner. Shortly after we walked down to the London eye (which had an amazing view at the very top). After that, we started to head back to the coach - then went back to our Hostel- . Xanders highlight of the day was “when we went on the London Eye because we went up so high and could even see Buckingham Palace”.

Alicia's highlight of the day was “ the London Eye because the view was amazing and I could see Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace”.


Day 2 

To start off our day we went to the amazing Science Museum. In the Science Museum we went to the Wonder Lab. The Wonder Lab was fantastic- it even had slides-. After the Science Museum we headed out to the British Museum. Soon after, we went to the National Art Gallery which had lots of famous Art pieces. After a while, we headed to the Jungle Cave, which had lots of Monkeys. I had a burger and thought it was delicious. We had a really busy day, I fell straight asleep when we got back to the Hostel! Xander said his highlight of the day was”The Jungle Cave because it had monkeys , not real ones though” . Alicia’s highlight of the day was “the theater when we went to watch the Lion King because it is something I will always remember”.

Day 3

We started our last day off at the Natural History Museum. After a while we went to the gift shop. Shortly after, we headed to the coach to go to Buckingham Palace which was our next destination. As it was heavily raining we only stayed at Buckingham Palace for around 10 minutes. After that we headed back home but stopped at the services so we didn’t starve to death.


By Alicia and Xander


Our London Blog by Mason and Khosi.


When we arrived, we went straight to the Imperial Museum and when got in the Museum there was some we saw some (very detailed) paintings.  Some of them were very famous and very expensive. After the imperial war Museum, we got back on the coach then we went to the Youth Hostel to drop our bags off. We went back on the coach to Westminster Abbey where we saw some expensive paintings.The Abbey was so big and it had a red carpet as well.  After a long day we went to pizza express.  We both got pizza and coke and chocolate fudge cake.  After pizza express, we all went to the London Eye and it went so high.  Everyone enjoyed it was so amazing we could see Big Ben! After the London Eye, we went back to the youth hostel we were stayed in it and went to bed.

The next morning we woke up and we got breakfast from the breakfast bar and we all got dressed.Then we went to science Museum and the people let us in and we were looking around at some cool paintings.Then we went to the Wonder lab There were some slides and lots of cool stuff.  Then we went to the British Museum there was some very cool paintings and some stuff to touch as well Then we went in the jungle cave to go get dinner and we had chicken and chips but some people had pizza then we had desert.Then later on we went to see lion king in the theater it was very good but some people fell asleep then we went to are Youth Hostel and went to bed.


My favorite part was the Lion King because the actors were very good and I have never seen a show that good.


My favourite part was also the Lion King and the London Eye and the Science Museum. Mason




Our London blog by HarryL and Preston 

This is the story of our journey to London.Read on to hear about the amazing trip highlights.


On our first day we set off to our first location which was the Imperial war museum.We were all excited to learn about World War two.We loved looking at the World War two weapons.We also saw what the country's military outfits looked like.We explored a replica house in World War two and then we set off to westminster abbey .We looked at the statues and the important things they did.Then we set off to Pizza Express and we had pepperoni pizza!After that we set off to  the London Eye.Some of us were scared but when we were at the top we were fine. Harry's highlight was when we went on the London eye.Prestons highlight of the day was pizza express,the cheese was very stretchy.


Day Two

The next day, we had woke up and headed to the Science museum.In the Science museum we visited the wonder lab,there they showed us how to create a reaction.We set off to the next location which was the British museum.We saw lots of artifacts.Next we went to the Jungle Cave where we had our dinner.Preston had chicken tenders Harry had a burger.The National Arts Gallery in our opinion quite boring we didn't have much fun there.In Trafalgar square  we saw the shapes and statues of the fountain.At the theatre we watched Lion king and we learnt that children can act just as well as adults.Preston even fell asleep!Harry's highlight was the LIon king.As well as Harry,Preston liked the lion king too.


Day Three

In the natural history museum we saw fossils and dinosaurs and we saw what the actual size of the blue whale was.On our way home we stopped at Buckingham palace ,unfortunately it started raining heavily.So we called it a day. 


   Our Trip To London - By Laceyleigh, Frankie & Ayo


      The journey on the coach was more than 3 ½  hours long but thankfully we all got to see the amazing views on the way there. Although the journey was long, most of us stayed awake to be the first ones to see all of London's famous landmarks and beautiful sights. After we arrived, we went straight into the Imperial War Museum, which was actually quite fun. We all thought it was fun and interesting because we got to see guns, armor, navy ships and much more. Then, we ate our dinner in the museum and sadly had to leave to set off. Next we got off the coach 30 minutes after while we were all hungry for our food - Pizza Express - . We then walked across/past  downtown near Westminster Abbey and we even went to see Winston Churchill’s statue. Laceyleigh’s highlight of today was the London Eye eventhough she is scared of heights. We also went to the London Eye after all the exploring. It was actually quite scary but was fun. 



     We woke up and had our breakfast, which we all thought was scrumptious and amazing, served by our amazing teachers. After this, it was all just chaos and full of excitement         ( these things include the Science museum, The wonder Lab,The British Museum,The jungle cave, The natural art gallery, a hit Trafalgar Square and last but not least the Lion king theater). Ayo’s favorite part of the day was the amazing performance by the actors, who wore very detailed costumes.



    On day 3, there wasn't that much to talk about as we only did a few things but it definitely was a moment to remember. Firstly, we went to the Natural History Museum where we saw many sculptures and learnt about different 3D objects.We then went to Buckingham Palace but we didn't have much time to view it. Frankie's favorite part of the day was probably Buckingham palace because I got to see the Union Jack. Sadly after we had to go back to Leeds as it was raining.

Our London blog                                                      


 By Harley and Ethan


When we got to London,we went to the Imperial war Museum and we went into a room where we saw planes and tanks.We went on the coach to our youth hostel which was 15 minutes away and we unpacked our bags.Later on ,we went to Pizza Express because everyone was so hungry.At the end of the day we we went on the London Eye which was Harley's and Ethan's favorite thing to do.Then we went to the Youth Hostel and we all went to bed.

 On day two, we went to the science Museum where there was lots of technology that was really cool.We saw guns that were really, really cool.Later on, we went to the wonder lab  and Harleys favorite part was going down the slide.After that we went to the Jungle Cave for dinner which was really nice.After that we got on the coach and we went to the British Museum and that is were we saw some the day we went to see lion king at the Theatre.

 On day three,we went to the natural history Museum.We saw dinosaur bones that were big and thick.After that, we went to Buckingham palace. On the way home, everyone went to mcdonalds.We were so glad we went.


                                               Our London Blog by Leo and Lacie

Day 1  

 On our London adventure,we went to the Imperial War Museum, looked around the building (and went to the gift shop). 

Then, we ate our lunch in the lunchroom (when it was our turn). After we had our lunch we went to the magnificent Westminster Abbey. Then we went to the London eye in 5 groups, (we were like ant’s when we were off the London eye). Before the London eye,we had Pizza Express for our tea. Our favourite part of the Imperial War Museum was the gift shop, where we bought gifts for our families.

Day 2

 We went to the science museum and there was another gift shop! In all the museums that we went to there were more gift shop’s. The wonder lab was inside the first museum at the start of day 2, then we went to the british museum . Even though it was a long tiring day, all of us had so much fun.The jungle cave was themed like a jungle inside and there were fake thunderstorms! The best part of the day was watching the lion king at the theatre.

Day 3

 We went on the coach then went to the last museum then we went to Buckingham Palace, however the King was inside and it was raining. Then we went back home and for tea we had mcdonalds at the service station. When we got home, we had some food and Leo’s mum made him food he did not like the food that was made! We relaxed as we were very tired from the trip.     

Jace and Cole London Landmarks PPT

What we did while other classmates went to London by Jace and Cole


    Day one 29.3.23


 On day one we went out in groups with Mrs Clarke to make bread. First, we washed our hands then weighed the ingredients ( which were flour, sugar, salt, water, Oil and yeast ). After that, Mrs Clarke explained the method of how we were going to make it. Once we had weighed the ingredients correctly, we put  the flour in, then on one side we put sugar and salt and the yeast on the other side because salt kills yeast. Then, we mixed it all with a wooden spoon and kept adding water overtime. Next, we needed it with our hands and sprinkled flour on the table and rolled the dough in the flour. We thought that it felt extremely weird and sticky. After that, we put it back in the bowl, then Mrs Clarke put it in the oven to prove. At the end of the day Mrs Clarke let us try some of hers. In Jaces and Coles that was the best part out of everything we had done that day. We were all allowed to take the one that we made home.  


Day two 30.3.23


   On day two, it was raining so we had inside play for both playtimes. In both play times we played chess with our friends and connect four ( Jace was the best at chess and connect four Cole was second at chess and connect four). After play, we went to drumming with our drumming teacher. It was very fun because normally there were lots of people but there were only a couple of people. 


Day three 31.3.23


 On day three it was the whole school assembly before easter. They were giving Easter eggs for people who were there all term ( Cole didn't get one but Jace did). Cole was disappointed because he didn't get one


           What some of year 5 did when they went to London By Yedra 




When some year 5 went to london the people that stayed behind made bread. We washed our hands then we weighed out the ingredients. First we added strong bread flour salt,sugar,dried yeast and a little bit of oil.After waiting hours, we finally got called to kneaded the dough until it was ready to prove. After an hour or so we got told that it was ready to go in the oven. The bread was cooked for 20 min until it was golden brown. Then Mrs Clarke came with the bread she had made so we could taste it with butter.My favorite part of the day was the cooking. It was so fun.  




The second day we had an assembly but we had to sing a song called with a little help from my friends. After the song, some of us had easter eggs for good attendance. We also got certificates. After that, we drew  airplanes but I didn't like mine. We did some drawing and played some games. My favorite part of the day was playing chess and drawing.


Mila and Yedra London PPT

Mila’s blog  - What we did while the other children were in London


On day one,when everyone went to London,we completed some World War two silhouette art. First we painted the background Orange Red and Yellow then made a silhouette of the buildings in London to look like a bomb went off.We all enjoyed the painting but now we have something else to enjoy,which is baking bread.We made the bread in groups of four with mrs clark.The steps to make the bread was to wash our hands,weighed our ingredients which was is (flour,sugar,salt,water,oil and yeast).We explained the method mixed ingredients let it prove 

  baked it and tasted it).Later that day we researched about London.As we researched we discovered about our friends experiences.


On day two we took part in drumming for the start of the day with our drumming teacher.We made sounds with the pretend magic pencil and passed it to the next person.After we did drumming we did some spring colouring sheets. For the final part of that day we did some easter egg drawing full of inspiring colours.


On day three we all started of with a goodbye assembly for Miss Feeny and since it was close to easter we all sat in the hall with the rest of the children in the school we sang songs won some easter eggs and had  a great celebration.Once assembly had finished we went back to our class and we took photos of the children that won easter eggs and had some fun games until pe came up.For pe we played cowboy and cowgirls and indians which the cowgirls and boys had to through the ball at the indians.For the end of the day we did what we like as golden time.


Lucas' Blog - What we did while the other children were in London


What we did in school while the other children were in London. On the first day we created a world war 2 silhouette arts. We painted the background red, orange and yellow. The buildings in ww2 London. We made it look like a bomb went off! Later that day, we were put into a group of 4 to bake some bread with Mrs Clark. First of all we washed are hands and then weighed the ingredients. The ingredients were flour, sugar, salt, water, oil and yeast. My favourite part was eating the bread. while we were waiting everyone researched on chromebooks about London. On day 2 we took part in drumming for the start of the day with are drumming teacher. We made sand with the pretend magic pencil and used the bamboo tambou stick. After we did drawings we startled some spring  colouring. For the final part that day we drawn on a egg picture. Day 3 we all took part in an assembly for Miss Feeney. When the assembly had finished we went back to our class and had a great celebration.



                             Our London Blog   By Marnie and Joe   


Day one          


Our first day began with an exhausting journey down to London.The adventure embarked at the Imperial War Museum. We were so excited about what we would find out.Whilst exploring the different locations, Marnie discover a small air raid shelter.We had a great time at the first museum but there was plenty more to go.On our way to Westminster Abbey,we saw Big Ben,a huge clocktower. Westminster Abbey looked lovely.We enjoyed some lovely pizza express for dinner before heading over to the London eye.Joe said he would ride it again but Marnie felt horrified and would never get back on.After the London eye,we got on the coach and headed to our hotel.


Day two    


The next day, we woke up and had breakfast.After that,we got dressed and left to get to the Science museum.Whilst exploring the museums,Joe and Marnie saw some very interesting things about sience.It was a very busy day,we went to places including: The British museum, Jungle cave,The National arts gallery,Trafalgar square and finally the theatre to watch the Lion king. The museums were great but our favourite  was the Science museum.


Day three  


After we woke up we packed our things and went to see the last museums. We went to the Natural history museum and spent the rest of the day in the coach as it started to rain heavily.  


Alfie and Tyler Blog 

Day 1  29.3.23


On day one we went with Mrs Clark in groups of 5 to make bread.We washed our hands then we mixed flour,sugar,salt,water and yeast and left it to rise.Then we came back and added a bit more water and flour if it was too dry.Then we rolled it and cooked it.once we finished and tasted our bread we moved on to art and made some beautiful art silhouettes.First we got some supplies [ card brushes water paint cups water and silhouettes].First we made a fire red background using water paint to capture to fiery landscape of london in WW2.Then we added the blacked-out silhouettes to add more detail.


Day 2   30.4.23 


On day 2 we did drumming,pe and an easter assembly.It was a whole school assembly  (we sang a song called with a little help from my friends). It was nice to be at school with a small group of people as we could chat and do nice things together.


As part of our WW2 topic we designed and created an alarm system that would have been used in the time of the war.  We could create either a silent alarm that alerted only specific people or an alarm that sounded as a warning.  We had to make the switches ourselves (either a peg, pressure or slide switch) and make the series circuit work.  All groups used their knowledge from our electricity science topic to make sure they had working alarms that fitted into their designs. 

WW2 DT Alarm systems โœˆ๏ธ ๐Ÿšจ

10th March - Snow Day Home Learning

Class 12 visit to Lotherton Hall...Life as an evacuee child!

๐Ÿ“š WORLD BOOK DAY 2023๐Ÿ“š Cozy Club ๐Ÿ’ค A chance to relax by the (fake) fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ, drink a hot chocolate, eat a biscuit and read our books ๐Ÿฅฐ

Bikeability Y5 ๐Ÿšด all the children who took part enjoyed learning to ride safely. Here are the children who passed their beginner, level 1 and level 2 skills ๐ŸŒŸ


We have been working in groups to find out how and why WW2 started and how people in the United Kingdom reacted to the news. We used various secondary sources to find quotes from real people living and experiencing the outbreak of war.

We also researched how Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill reacted to the invasion of Poland.


Please listen to our broadcasts below:           Group 1 (Jace, Alicia, Tyler, Mila, Ethan)                   Group 2 (Cole, Harley, Christopher, Alfie, Ayo)             Group 3 (Leo, Isla, Harry)            Group 4 (Frankie, Khosi, Tyler S, Harley, Yedra, Ashton)             Group 5  (Harry Q, Joe, Bella, Lucas, Lacey-Leigh)            Group 6 (Alicia, Preston, Marnie, Lacie)


๐ŸŒŸ certificate winners 03.02.23 ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒŸ Certificate winners 27.01.23 ๐ŸŒŸ

 Year 5 had the opportunity to learn all about what life was like in Britain during WW2 on Wednesday 18th January when Matthew came in to teach us all about The Home Front.  We learned about the roles of the ARP wardens and Fire Guards, what rationing was and why it was essential at that time.  We started to look at propaganda and how the government used it to influence the way people thought and behaved.  We had a great time and we are now looking forward to our visit to Lotherton Hall where we will take on the role of an evacuee child.

Drama with Matthew โ€œThe Home Frontโ€

๐ŸŒŸ certificate winners 13.1.23 ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒŸ certificate winners 6.1.23 ๐ŸŒŸ

Spring Home Learning Grid


Certificate winners ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿฉฐ Our last session with Kim and Mark before the theatre visit next week ๐Ÿฉฐ

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๐Ÿฉฐ working on technique ๐Ÿฉฐ

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๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸ ๐ŸŸก๐Ÿ”ต CHILDREN IN NEED 2022 ๐Ÿ”ด๐ŸŸ ๐ŸŸก๐Ÿ”ต

Certificate winners ๐Ÿ‘ 18.11.22

On Wednesday 16th November, Class 12 visited the Leeds Industrial Museum to experience what life was like for children in Leeds during Victorian times.  We each took on our own role, taking on the life of a child inside a Victorian classroom and then in the woollen mill.



The Victorians believed in the “3 Rs”  Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.  These 3 lessons were what the Victorians thought were the fundamentals for learning.

This is what we found out about Victorian lessons:


The process of learning to read began with the alphabet. Children then read short simple words often with only three letters. Often the sentences were written in isolation and made little sense as a whole text. Each standard had its own class reader or children read in unison around the class.

The reading lesson often contained spellings at the end, which the child had to learn. Correct spelling was thought to be very important

children were frequently tested on their spelling and a lot of time was spent learning them.



Children were expected to learn their tables by heart and chanted them regularly in unison and individually. Slate boards were used for addition, subtraction and multiplication and were often marked out in squares for this purpose.

Children were taught simple addition and subtraction in Stage 1 and multiplication and division in Stage 2.

Mental Arithmetic was also considered important and a great deal of time was spent on this especially with the boys who often spent their afternoons on this.



The first stage in learning to write was to practise the formation of “pot hooks” – the basic line and curve used in writing. Young children wrote in sand trays and older children used slate boards and slate pencils, later progressing on to using pen and ink. Copy books were used for writing and involved copying repetitive lines of text in copper plate style (named after the copper sheets used in the printing process).

Immersing ourselves in the life of a Victorian child

Keeping fit!

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Daily exercise in the Victorian times

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In the Victorian classroom

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๐Ÿฉฐ Northern Ballet session 4.5.22 ๐Ÿฉฐ Merlin and his mum ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ

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Certificate winners 4.11.22 ๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ“š readers of the half term ๐Ÿ“š

๐ŸŒŸ certificate winners 21.10.22 ๐ŸŒŸ

Week 6 Northern Ballet sessions ๐Ÿฉฐ

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This week we worked in pairs and on our own to create a piece of dramatic dance based on the story of Merlin ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฎ

Session 3 with Northern Ballet ๐Ÿฉฐ

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After retelling the story of Beauty and the Beast in our previous 2 sessions, this week we have started working with the story of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Below are some of our warm up exercises.


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Learning about Victorian leisure activities with Matthew Bellwood

Certificate winners ๐Ÿ‘ 23.9.22


Well done to our superstars this week ๐Ÿ‘ Jace, Chris and Alfie ๐Ÿ‘ 

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Year 5 Autumn Newsletter 2022