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Summer 2017

All Change... (21st July)

The final day and time for change as we said a tearful goodbye to our excellent Year 6 children and Year 4 prepared to step in to their new class. Many thanks to all who have given their time to help us this year, including Mrs Stevens, Mrs Kendrew, Miss Egan, Miss Turner, Christie, Bradley and Alana - you've all been quite wonderful!  

Have a great - and safe - holiday!

"And the winner is..." (20th July)

Congratulations to all those who picked up an award in today's end of year prize giving! You can find even more detail on the Whole School page of this website but, in the meantime, these photographs give you a flavour of some of the glitz and glamour... 

Water, water, everywhere... (20th July)

Climate has been a recent focus of our Geography work, including conversations around flash floods. This video on the BBC News website shows just how quickly water can run off the land...! REMEMBER to tell an adult which webpages you are looking at.

On the run... (18th July)

With the weather caught off-guard by our second attempt at a Sports Day, we were able to enjoy an afternoon of blue skies and exciting races! 

The best in their field... (17th July)

Beware the deadly, low-flying bean bags!  What's this? People throwing things around the field while, off camera, rain clouds gather...? This can surely mean only one thing... Sports Day Returns! 

REMEMBER: Please return your Library books and musical instruments to school this week.

Heroes Return! (14th July)

ZAP! POW! More heroic fruit and vegetables are on hand to assist those in trouble - courtesy of the Discoverers!  

Have a great weekend! 

Art Attack (13th July)   The Gallery has been updated.

Veggies Assemble! (13th July)

No, it's not a meeting for vegetarians... it is, in fact, a whole host of Super Fruit/Vegetable creations inspired by the writing of Sue Hendra. 

The Regeneration Game (12th July)

Familiar faces in unfamiliar guises as the new Discoverers experimented with a host of new identities...

Art Attack (12th July)   The Gallery has been updated... with a piece of art work from a current Year 5!

Is it a bird...? Is it a plane...? (11th July)

Well no, it's a ... vegetable! Or fruit! A whole host of bizarre creations invaded the Discoverers this morning, including Brave Banana, Amazing Apple, Courageous Carrot, Laser Lettuce and many more! They were all inspired by the excellent Supertato storybook! Art by Emily, Angus, Miles and Lottie.

Art Attack (11th July)   The Gallery has been updated.

"It's the end, but the moment has been prepared for..." (7th July)

Sadly it's time to wheel out this well-used quote once again as we said a reluctant farewell to Alana and Bradley - two talented Work Experience students who have been quite, quite brilliant! Their enthusiasm and good humour has been infectious and they have happily tackled anything and everything. It's hardly surprising that there were some long faces at the news of their departure. Our class has benefited greatly from the work of Alana and Bradley (let's hope their tutor is reading this!) and we wish them every success in the future.   

Have a great weekend!

Brought to Book (7th July)

More secret agent business today as a member of Whitby Library popped in to explain about this year's Summer Reading Challenge: Animal Agents. The assembly included some fiendishly difficult questions on everything from Paddington Bear to James Bond - with correct answers earning these rather nifty bookmarks! 

You can find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge on its official website.

Art Attack (7th July)   The Gallery has been updated.

The Girls From U.N.C.L.E. (4th July)

Move over James Bond - these ladies may be after your job! Problem solving with a difference today as we tackled a Numeracy brain teaser set by the people of GCHQ - the British Secret Intelligence Service! 

The Fayre Affair (3rd July)

A hectic start to the week... Not only have we welcomed two talented Work Experience students - Alana and Bradley - to our class but, if that weren't enough, this afternoon it was the Summer Fayre!

Art Attack (3rd July)   The Gallery has been updated.

Up in the air... (1st July)

As Misses Egan and Turner head back to Hull, another lady from that city also appears on Google's search engine today... Someone we know a good deal about... Today would have been Amy Johnson's 114th birthday!

"It's the end, but the moment has been prepared for..."  (30th June)

As someone famous once said. It was a desperately sad day for the Discoverers as we said farewell to Miss Egan and Miss Turner - the two talented trainee teachers who have been working with us this year. Their hard work, good humour and enthusiasm has been a valuable part of the Discoverers over recent weeks and we wish them every success in the future.

Art Attack (30th June)   The Gallery has been updated.                                                                    Have a great weekend!

Science Friction (30th June)

Forces in action was an area of investigation - aided by toy cars and a series of video clips which might have come straight out of an edition of You've Been Framed...

Pop Art (30th June)

One rather splendid piece of work overseen by Misses Egan and Turner was pop-up cards... with excellent results! Art by Finlay, Drew, Kye, Bliss, Lucy, Alex, Honey, Martha, Phoebe, Rocco, Sarah, Finley and Molly. Photography by Miss Egan.

"Build high for happiness!" (28th June)

Howling gales + lashing rain = Wet break. It also meant a great deal of creativity, including these Lego creations with projects ranging from Spitfires to futuristic homes equipped with kittens, self defence and wheels!

The Dominators (28th June)

Further creativity in evidence thanks to the ever popular domino! There are even more inspired pieces of work in the newly updated Gallery too!

IN THE FUTURE (27th June)

Mixed fortunes... Tomorrow is non-uniform day (Hoorah!) but, unfortunately, there will be no Coding Club after school. 

"In the jungle, the mighty jungle..."  (27th June)

The wet weather has certainly been good for the plants and a veritable jungle has grown up around our Mayan temple!

Church Service (23rd June)

Worship and reflection was very much the order of the day as we continued our look at the miracles of Jesus with the story of walking on water. There was also a trip over to the church for a service conducted with a very special visitor - the Archbishop of York! (Art by Phoebe, Finlay, Maisy, Sarah, Rocco, Bliss and Hannah. Service photography by Mr Cockerel and Miss Egan)

Have a great weekend!

Art Attack (22nd June)   The Gallery has been updated.

Money, money, money... (22nd June)

No, it's not an ABBA song - but it is another interesting Numeracy lesson with Misses Egan and Turner!

Music Man (22nd June)

Musician Oskar Fischinger's was born 117 years ago today. He was fanous for creating musical animation many, many years before computers began to do the same thing. Today's Google Doodle allows you to become creative in the style of Fischinger's animations, as the small snippets below demonstrate... (pictures courtesy of William, Hannah, Drew, Finlay, Lola and Lexie).

Art Attack (21st June)   The Gallery has been updated.

Rain stopped play... (21st June)

Sadly Sports Day did not quite go to plan today; the photograph might give you a small clue as to why... Luckily, this picture by Alexis gives you a good idea what might have been!

On the run... (19th June)

A brief amount of time was spent running up a field today... Why? Think ahead to Wednesday and you may well have your answer...

Head Mastery (16th June)

Who is this mysterious figure? A strange chap, immaculately dressed but with paper white skin and dark glasses... A character who has dominated our recent Literacy work...

Be afraid, for this is The Demon Headmaster, the title character in a popular series of books by Gillian Cross.

Art by Finlay, Bliss, Ariella, Kirby, Rocco, Molly, Finley, Kye, Tyler, Alex, Honey and Lucy.

DON'T FORGET: You will need your PE kit in school on Monday. Have a great weekend!

In Great Shape... (16th June)

There were spheres, cubes and dodecahedrons aplenty this morning as creative minds tackled the challenge of Miss Egan's 3D shapes investigation...!

ZAP! POW! It's Onomatopoeia! (16th June)

"Holy Literacy, Batman!" Comic book meets Pop Art meets English Language as Miss Turner's lesson spills into a host of different subjects!   Art by Molly, Sarah and Alex.

Epic Fails (15th June)

Following Hannah's fascinating presentation earlier today you can find out more about the Museum of Failure here.

The Outer Limits (14th June)

Desperate to enter the ESA's asteroid competition (see below) but stuck for ideas...? You are? Then perhaps these excellent pieces will provide a little inspiration! 

Art Attack (13th June)   The Gallery has been updated.

Inspired... (13th June)

More inspirational work based upon the life of Jesus, courtesy of Sarah and Alex. Enjoy their versions of the parable of the Lost Sheep and the miracle of Jesus calming the sea!


To infinity and beyond (12th June)

Feeling especially artistic? You are! Excellent - then the new ESA asteroid art competition is for you! You can find more detail here. There are also some nice asteroid details on the NASA website here and here

The Temple Of Doom (12th June)

Behold colourful creations! These clay-based fellows recently popped up to populate our Mayan temple...

The Organised Chaos Coalition (9th June)

A hectic day - a day of new partnerships and frantic activity! Amid the wonders of area, perimeter, multiplication and inverted commas there was also the opportunity to visit the very popular Isle of Tune...!


Don't forget that from Monday you will need your PE kit in school every day as, in between the periods of pouring rain, we will be having a go at some of the events to be featured in this year's upcoming Sports Day.


Have a great weekend!

Art Attack (9th June)   The Gallery has been updated.

Poll Position (8th June)

Democracy in action as the Discoverers, like the rest of the country, went to the Polls!

It was a closely fought battle. The results of the election can be found below...

The Lord’s Party.....13     The Anything Party.....8     Super Boy’s Band Party.....3     Life Changer’s Party.....15

Unicorn Party.....4     Super Smiles Party.....11     Green Saver’s Party.....15

Blast from the Past (8th June)

Today Year 3 were kindly hosts to Year 6, who joined us for some excellent History work, including the rather wonderful Mayan masks below!

The Weakest Link? (7th June)   The Links page has been updated.

Measure for Measure - The Sequel (7th June)

More exclusive photographs of our work involving measures!

I'll name that tune in one... (7th June)

Feeling especially musical but at a loss for something to do? It's quite a common problem, but...panic not! Why not pop over to the Isle Of Tune webpage and construct your own musical island?

Sorted... (6th June)

Come up against a tricky problem? Have a look at this handy advice, courtesy of Finley, Olivia, Ariella and Eva.

Measure for Measure... (6th June)

Don't be misled by the title: today was less about Shakespeare and more getting soaked... A host of practical Numeracy thanks to the excellent assistance of Miss Egan and Miss Turner! More photographs coming soon!


Art Attack (5th June)   The Gallery has been updated.

Love Thy Neighbour (5th June)

Lost sheep and role models - a look at the teachings of Jesus formed the basis of today's RE work...

Once you Pop you can't stop... (26th May)

Our exploration of the Pop art movement has produced some interesting results!

You can find more examples below, courtesy of Eva, Rocco, Martha, Drew, Molly, Hannah, Angus, Sarah, Olivia, Alex, Tyler and Kelsey. Have a great - and safe - holiday!

Take a letter... (26th May)

With our Heroes project complete it was time to pen a letter or two to a selection of interested parties who can expect to share our work in the coming weeks...

Art Attack (23rd May)   The Gallery and the Pokemon Gallery have been updated.

"There is nothing wrong with your television..." (22nd May)

Lycopersicon esculentum... Lobelia pendula cascade... Tagetes patula nana... Fragaria vesca regina... Lavvandula angustifolia... 

What on Earth are we talking about? Well, while these words may look like a cross between a wizard's spell and a bad hand in Scrabble, in reality they are merely the Latin names of some of the the seeds we were sowing this afternoon! In an entirely related move we also took the opportunity to focus our Bible work on the parable of The Sower.

In other news, we received two postcards from the wonderful Mrs Stevens who is half a world away in America! 

Art Attack (22nd May)   The Gallery has been updated.

Think of a Number... (19th May)

There was more than a hint of competition today as we battled to answer Numeracy questions and achieve a place on the coveted Leader Board.

And so...

After a hard-fought contest, well done to Olivia, Drew, Finlay, Phoebe, Kye, Alex, Maisy, Lola, Lucy and - overall winner - Eva. Congratulations must also go to Sarah too - the only person to achieve 100% accuracy across all tasks! 

Don't forget that you can log in to your Sumdog account at any time (you can find the link on this page). 


 Have a great weekend! 


Bible Studies (18th May)

How many books make up the Bible? Why is it an important text worldwide? Just what are parables? These questions - and more - can be answered by the Discoverers!                                                                                                         Exclusive art by Rocco and Lucy

Art Attack! (18th May)   Pilots and Pokemon... The Gallery has been updated.

Wish You Were Here...? (17th May)

From one extreme to the other... Vastly differing climates as highlighted by our Geography and History work!


If you enjoyed watching divers exploring the underwater caves of Mexico you can find that clip on this BBC webpage

Poles Apart... (17th May)

Do opposites attract? We decided to put it to the test with Science...!

Art Attack! (17th May)   The Gallery has been updated.

Quiz Master! (16th May)

At something of a loose end? Desperate for a task that will stimulate your brain? If so, then the Serial Mash quiz is the activity for you! Simply log in to your Purplemash account and see if you can beat this extraordinarily impressive time of 0.21 seconds by answering questions on the third chapter of James, King of England...

Late Arrival... (15th May)

One final Amy Johnson piece that flew under the radar... courtesy of Phoebe!

Tales of the Unexpected (12th May)

An introduction to the concept of parables via a tale of violent crime...

Have a great weekend!

The Last of the Few (12th May)

The final touches to our Heroes work included these extraordinarily detailed pieces...

You can learn more about the Battle of Britain on this BBC webpage.

Higher and higher... (10th May)

The excellent Battle of Britain/Amy Johnson gallery below (scroll down!) has been updated with exclusive art from Kirby, Ariella, Lola, two Finleys, Roxy, Drew, Tyler, Bliss, Edward, Angus and many more...!

Magnetic personality... (10th May)

A productive afternoon of Science as we aimed to discover what - or who - would attach themselves to a magnet...

Higher still... (9th May)

Yet more work on historical heroics came in to land courtesy of Alexis, Maisy, Martha, Eva, Alex and Emme. More updates soon!

Sky High! (8th May)

The events of the Battle of Britain and the pioneering pilot Amy Johnson (an idea suggested by Alex) have been among our recent work on Heroes... 

Amy Johnson art by Alexis, Battle of Britain art by Lucy, Finley, Eva, Olivia and Alex.

Cool Shades... (5th May)

Today, an exploration of different shades helped to introduce us to a new style of picture: Pop Art!

Have a great weekend!

Spitfires and Saxaphones (4th May)

A look at the Battle of Britain as part of our Heroes work included an excellent Horrible Histories song - you can find it on the CBBC YouTube page here. (REMEMBER to ask an adult before viewing YouTube.)  

You won't need your musical instruments tomorrow as Mr Firth will not be in school.

Where in the world...? (4th May)

The curious world of biomes has become a recent Geography focus. Unsure as to what a biome might be? You are? Then these nifty pieces of art work by Emme, Eva, Martha, Roxy, Honey and Lucy might be just what you need...

Measure for Measure... (3rd May)

Decimal fractions via practical measurement made for an unusual Numeracy session...

Tour de Force! (28th April)

A celebration of a little-known bicycle race which you might have heard of... The excellent art below is courtesy of Olivia, Sarah, Molly, Phoebe, Honey, Lucy, Finlay, Tyler, Drew, Rocco, Lola, Lexie and Edward!

Don't forget that you will need your swimming kit on Tuesday.   Have a great (extended) weekend!

Art Attack (28th April)   The Gallery has been updated.

Masters of all we survey... (27th April)

Today we were out standing on the pavement as part of Numeracy, collecting data for a spot of handling... 

Photography by Miss Greer

Inspirational! (27th April)

East Barnby = creativity... as these rather splendid letters and Lola's excellent Beck Scrambling picture prove!

East Barnby - Day Three.2 (27th April)

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike... Members of the Discoverers re-enacted the famous Queen song...

East Barnby - Day Three (26th April)

Climbing and cycling brought our challenging visit to East Barnby to an exciting conclusion! As ever, our thanks must go to all of the staff at East Barnby for being so welcoming.

East Barnby - Day Two (25th April)

Rock pooling, hail, hot chocolate, camp fires, howling gales, sea creatures, Falling Foss, rain, fossils and snow should give you a flavour of today's hectic activity!

East Barnby - Day One (24th April)

Back to school... and straight out to East Barnby! This afternoon's objective: to get as soaked as possible! Many of us achieved this Beck Scrambling goal with great skill, thanks to a good deal of clambering, sliding and - as a sure way to attain success - by falling in!

Newsround (21st April)

The current edition of the Whitby Gazette features some alarmingly familiar faces...