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Meditation & Mindfulness

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Check out our Year 5's crazy music video. Well done you guys! http://bit.ly/2uP1epp

Meeting the Stephen Lawrence Committee

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Mr Hough took some of his students to the Co-operative Academy of Leeds to meet their Stephen Lawrence Committee, a group set up to tackle issues like tolerance and acceptance within the Academy and wider community. The group are named after Stephen Lawrence, a teenager killed in 1993 because of…

The gardening club grow their own chip butties

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Mr Ingles' gardening club have been hard at work growing all kinds of fruit and veg in the Academy garden. But one plant that had been doing especially well was their potatoes!  The club decided that they wanted to dig up the potatoes and make chip butties. Mr Ingles thought that…

Year 3 get whizpopping making 'Frobscottle'

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Year 3 have been learning all about the BFG, the Big Friendly Giant in lessons. The story is full of crazy adventures and peculiar foods. One of them is Frobscottle.  Frobscottle is the whizpopping drink where the bubbles go down instead of up, and instead of making you burp it makes…

Ian's Mobile Farm visits Brownhill.

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The children loved spending time with the animals. It was a wonderful experience to be up close learning about them and being able to pet them. Take a look here: www.iansfarm.com for more information.

Enterprise project at Angel Square

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Some of our Year 5s have been working very hard over the term to come up with their own unique electrical item. They had to come up with an initial design, a marketing campaign AND even build a prototype. So we thought what better was to show them off than at…

Attendance reward Fun Day!

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This week we've been celebrating our students' great attendance, and having alot of fun whilst doing it!  Students got to take part in a whole range of different activities this week as a well done for excellent attendance. Each student was allocated a certain number of activities depending on how high…

Bees and pollen Science workshop

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What do you get when you mix cheesy puffs, cardboard bees and little fingers? A science experiment!  This week we had the Science Boffins in the Academy teaching our students all about some weird and wonderful science.  The students were given bee puppets and some cheesy puffs in a big paper…

Our S-U-P-E-R Spellers at the first Co-operative Academies Trust Primary Spelling Bee

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On Friday we took some of our S-U-P-E-R  S-P-E-L-L-E-R-S to Woodlands Primary Academy for the first Co-operative Academies Trust Primary Spelling Bee. We were also joined by Oakwood Primary Academy.  It was a brilliant opportunity to compete against our sister academies and practice our spelling at the same time. In school the…

Inter-primary spelling bee!

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Our first inter-school spelling bee is coming up soon and we are very excited!    We've been busy bees (if you pardon the pun) preparing for it. Our students will be competing against students from sister academies Brownhill and Woodlands.    It's taking place on Friday 24th March at Woodlands Primary…

Fairtrade Fortnight debate with the Lord Mayor of Leeds

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Yesterday some of our students, along with students from our sister primary academies, went along to the Civic Hall to meet with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds.  The morning started off with tea (or juice) and biscuits with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress in the Ark Room,…

After-school coding club explores the micro:bit

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Last week we told you about our Gardening club, well now for something abit more virtual... Every Wednesday Ms Foster runs a Coding club after school, where students learn new IT skills and can explore the world of STEM subjects.  This week the students were trying their hand at Microbits…

Colleague Recognition Evening

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On Thursday 2nd March 2017, staff from each of the academies within the Co-operative Trust attended the “Colleague Recognition Evening” at Angel Square in Manchester. The evening provided an opportunity for staff, governors and volunteers to come together to recognise the fantastic work many undertake across our schools. Our Academy had…

Year 6 adventure trip to Robinwood

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Last week some of our Year 6 were at Robinwood Activity Centre experiencing some new and exciting things. Even with the rain and a little bit of snow, Year 6 had 3 days full of adventure. They had a great time doing things like canoeing, archery, rock climbing and obstacle courses. …

Students get into character for World Book Day 2017

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So we've shown you our staffs' costumes, but now it's the students turn!  All throughout the school students were encouraged to dress up as a character for World Book Day. It's the 20th year celebration of the day, where we encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading.  As…

World Book Day 2017 staff costumes

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We decided to do things a little differently here at Brownhill and celebrated World Book Day a day later than everyone else! But really that just gave our staff another day to get their costumes ready... and they didn't disappoint. We had a viking, Snow White and 6 of her dwarves,…

Meet our green fingered gardening club!

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Though the weather has been somewhat against them, our gardening club haven't let that dampen their spirits.  The gardening club started in September after Mr Ingle decided that the lovely garden at the school needed some tender loving care. So now, every wednesday the club meets to plant, and sow and…

World Book Day

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World Book Day! Here at Brownhill we are celebrating World Book Day on Friday the 3rd of March. Time to dress up as your favourite characters. Check out some budget beating ideas here: http://www.worldbookday.com/dressing-up Make a full costume or use simple props. It’s up to you! Whatever you decide, have a…

Google Expeditions.

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Pupils at Brownhill having a great time experiencing Google Expeditions. Google Expeditions, is a new app that uses Google Cardboard and stunning panoramic photography to take students on virtual reality tours of tons of interesting places. Chek it out: https://www.google.co.uk/edu/expeditions/#how-it-works

Co-operative Fairtrade Conference in Manchester

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Yesterday 8 of our Year 5 and 6s made the trip down to the Co-operative headquarters in Manchester for a Fairtrade conference.  We were joined by students from across the Co-operative Academy Trust in Manchester, Stoke and here in Leeds.  As the UK's largest convenience seller of Fairtrade products, The Co-operative…