Beat the Street and 10-Day Active Challenge

Starting from 16th June, there will be a game called Beat the Street coming to Sheffield! Each week of Beat the Street has a theme. You can find out more about the ‘Go Weeks’ in the Video Assembly and PowerPoint. The first week runs from Wednesday 16th to Tuesday 22nd June and is called ‘Go Play’. This is all about getting out and enjoying playing Beat the Street.

Your child will receive a fob that they can use to play the game and you will also get a card to join in too! All you have to do is find a Beat Box and hold your card/fob over it until it beeps and flashes! Make sure that you register any card/fobs you get so that you can earn points, track score and even win prizes!

Here is a video to explain more:

If you need any help registering, have a watch of the video below of Mr Steele running through the process:

Tying in perfectly with Beat the Street is the 10-day active challenge, which starts next Monday and runs until 25th June. Children will be able to walk to school to complete the challenge and use their fobs to Beat the Street at the same time! Details of the 10-day active challenge is below:

Life Cycles: Plants

Today, we started our science Topic ‘How are life cycles different for plants and animals?’ We started by planting our own sunflower seeds. From this, we will observe, measure and record the changes that we see.

Lovely end to the half-term

What a great day Y5JB!

Smashing our CLICs, publishing our lovely writing on Ancient Baghdad, performing some poetry on the stage outside, quiet reading outside (including in some rather strange places!) and then this afternoon, creating our own dances and trying giant cup stacking.

Have a great half-term!

Eid Mubarak

Y5JB have had a wonderful afternoon celebrating Eid.

We made paper planes and had a flying competition, then we all had a delicious bag of sweets and the best cake ever!

Thank you so much to Abdullah’s mum and others who brought in the sweets and cake.

We made a little video of our first flying attempt and a little thank you video too.

Have a great weekend!

Zoom visit from a famous author!

Inspired by a video review of her book from Chloe Hoyes, award winning author, Catherine Bruton paid the Y5 and Y6 children at Watercliffe Meadow a virtual visit to discuss all things reading.  She discussed some of her books, reading an excerpt of one of her novels, ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’.

She gave the children tips about becoming a writer and answered lots of questions, revealing to us that it takes a whole year for her to write a book!

Summer half-term creative home learning project

Today, the Year 5 children were given details of their new creative home learning project for this half-term. To tie in with our visit and the letters we are writing to our local MP, children have been set the task to design the ideal playground!

In children’s home learning books you will find more details about the project. Children can design their playground in many different ways, from cardboard, using a shoebox, Lego or even Minecraft.

Some children have already started, Jamie, Alfie and James have spent over 2 hours on a Friday evening starting to create their ideal playground. Well done boys! Have a look below at their efforts so far.

Designs can either be brought into school or emailed to us on