News from Nook Lane 2019/20

Year 4 / 5 Netball

The Year 4 and 5 netball team embarked on their first tournament on Saturday. For all the girls who played it was their first experience of competitive netball.

The girls played brilliantly under the expert eye of Caroline Graham our fantastic coach. They won 3 games, drew 1 and lost 3 which meant they came 4th in the league.

A very impressive achievement. Well played girls!

Hispanic Day - Thursday 6th February

The whole school enjoyed celebrating the music, art, food and culture of Spanish speaking countries of Central and South America.

Year 3 and Year 4 made tasty Mexican food and looked at Peru whilst Year 5 and 6 made some amazing art inspired by the molas of Panama and La Boca Houses of Argentina. They also got to sample some traditional Argentinian snacks.

A dance teacher did a lunchtime dance session and children who stayed school dinners were treated to a Mexican lunch.

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Tree Walk

Last Friday children from all classes walked to Cow Gap Farm in Dungworth to select our Christmas trees.

We have been getting our trees from Cow Gap since they opened, as we support local businesses as much as we can, and as part of our desire to cut down on the carbon footprint associated with the transportation of Christmas trees from all over the world.

The children enjoyed some hot chocolate and a bouncy castle, as well as searching for the perfect trees. And we even had time to compose haiku on the way, so inspired were we by the gorgeous winter sun and sky! All the children were a credit to themselves.

Thank you to all the children for making this such a memorable annual event!

Christmas Fair

CAP Harvest Appeal

In November Nook Lane hosted an assembly with the Cathedral Archer Project, a leading homeless charity in Sheffield.

Josh, now a volunteer with CAP, spoke about his experience of being homeless and spending time on the street. Ian, a trustee at the charity, outlined the invaluable work which CAP does in Sheffield. They gratefully received the hugely generous food parcels which parents and carers at Nook Lane donated for the Harvest Appeal for the Homeless.

This is our third such collection for CAP and we are so proud of the way the school community in Stannington supports the broader community in Sheffield. If you are interested in CAP and would like more information contact Mr Walsh in school, he would be pleased to talk to you.

And once again, many thanks for your wonderful food contributions.

Winning Ways in DT

The DT curriculum groups asked for an afterschool club where they could link DT and computing. The AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) based at Sheffield University provided the children with a project where they could design, make and test a product using CAD technology and use a 3D printer.

The children used tinkerCAD to design a boat, these were then printed on a 3D printer and then tested in water. The winning design can be seen below ...