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Thursday 18 May 2017

3S Shopper's Survey

As part of our Yorkshire Dales topic we carried out a building land use, and shopper's survey in the Carlton Lanes/Market area. The children enjoyed this experience and gathered some rather interesting facts!

Thursday 18 May 2017

Magna Visit

The Year 5 and 6 children visited Magna as part of their Energy topic. They had a very interesting and informative day.

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Year 1 Boat Trip

The Year 1 children had a wet but exciting day at Castleford Heritage Boat festival as part of their Transport topic. All of the children had the opportunity to drive the barge up the River Aire. It was a fabulous experience for all children and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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Tuesday 9 May 2017

School Choir

The School choir visited Castleford Bus Station to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Charity. The choir sang beautifully and raised lots of money for this worthy cause. They were a credit to the school.

Monday 8 May 2017

Firs Safety Talk

The firefighters from Castleford Fire Station visited the school. They gave a very informative presentation to the Year 5 children and also gave a full demonstration of the fire engine to the Reception Children.

Thursday 4 May 2017

Year 1 Maths Workshop for Parents

Thank you to those who attended the Maths Workshop Session, we hope that you found this useful in terms of how you can help to support your child at home.  If you were unable to attend but would like to find out more, please contact Mr Howse.

The following information has been received from Kirklees regarding a dangerous new game that has hit social media. The information originated from a Police Safer Schools Officer in Leeds. This is being circulated to schools and partner agencies in Wakefield and across West Yorkshire that are in contact with young people.  

The Blue Whale game is a dangerous game that is popular at the moment in Russia and spreading across Eastern Europe.

The game is played online and spreads through social media.  

Players are appointed a "master/teacher" and these "masters/teachers" challenge the players in stages, to tattoo a Blue Whale somewhere on the body,  usually the arm or the leg. As the game goes on the players are encouraged to self-harm and the final challenge is to commit suicide. 

All these actions have to be filmed and shared via social media to the so called "master/teacher". The game is being played by children of all ages, some as young as primary age, but predominantly by teenagers. 

Apparently this game has been mentioned on the Romanian News due to the seriousness of the consequences.    

This obviously sets a worrying trend and the game has already been mentioned at a school in Leeds.

Easter Egg Competitions

We have had some 'eggcellent' entries in to the Easter Egg Competitions this year! Well done to all the children who have taken part. Thank you to all parents and carers for your support with this.

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Monday 3 April 2017

Nursery and Reception Theatre Visit from Curly Tales

The children enjoyed this fantastic, magical experience. Curly Tales really brought the story to life and the children had so much fun.

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Sunday 2 April 2017

Mrs Gill - Manchester Marathon

Congratulations to Mrs Gill who ran her first marathon on Sunday, in order to raise fund for the KS2 playground. She completed it in an amazing time of 4 hours 23 minutes and 13 seconds. A very big thank you to everyone who has sponsored her.  She raised a massive £594.50 towards the fundraising for the Key Stage 2 playground.                                                                

Sunday 2 April 2017

Beat Autism Balloon Release

Thank you to all the parents/carers and children who took part in the balloon release. We raised a massive £184.00 for this charity and we are also grateful for the amount of soft toys that were also donated for this worthy cause.

Wednesday 29 - Friday 31 March 2017

Chocolate Tombola

A big thank you to everyone who supported the chocolate tombola. We raised a massive £938.00 toward the KS2 playground fund.

Wednesday & Thursday 29/30 March 2017

Year 5 and 6 Tropical World

As part of the minibeast topic the Year 5 and 6 children visited Tropical World.

Tuesday 28 March

The children enjoyed taking part in the school council Easter Egg Hunt. We managed to raise a massive £100.20 for the School Council. Well done to everyone who found an egg. All children who took part were entered in to a raffle to win a large egg. Well done to the 4 winners.

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March 2017

Junior Playground - Raffle

In order to raise funds towards the re-surfacing of the Key Stage 2 playground, the Head Boys and Girls have secured 2 goodie bags from Nando's which include 2 meal vouchers for 2 people.

The raffle has now been drawn and raised a massive £46.90. Thank you to the Head Boys and Girls for organising this fund raising and well done to the 2 children who won these fantastic prizes!

Friday 24 March

Red Nose Day

On Friday we celebrated Red Nose Day and the children looked fantastic! Thank you to all parents and carers for your support with this. We managed to raise £211.45 for Comic Relief.

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Wednesday 22 March

E-Safety Drop In Session

Thank you to those who attended the E-Safety Drop In Session, we hope that you found this useful in terms of how you can help to support your child at home.  If you were unable to attend but would like to find out more, please contact Mr Turner.

W/C Monday 13 March

Science Day

The Year 5 and 6 children took part in several workshops throughout the week run by staff members from Castleford Academy. They made bouncy balls from latex glue and vinegar and then tested to see how high they could bounce. They all enjoyed this experience.

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Monday 13 March

Cultural Day

5T took part in a Cultural day with our special guests form the University of Leeds Intercultural Ambassadors. All of the children enjoyed this workshop especially the dancing. They also learnt how to write their own name in Mandarin.

World Book Day Story Competition (Run by ISS World)

Well done to the children who have taken part in the Story Competition. We have had some very imaginative stories with excellent illustrations. All entry forms have now been submitted. Good Luck!

Royal Mail Christmas Stamp Competition

Well done to the 40 children who have taken part in the Royal Mail Christmas Stamp Competition. We have seen some fantastic entries. Below are just a few entries we received. All entry forms have now been submitted. Good Luck!

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Friday 10 March

Temple Newsam

As part of the Tudor Topic the children visited Temple Newsam. They all enjoyed this learning experience and particularly enjoyed dressing up!

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Thursday 9 March

Tag Rugby Tournament

The Tag Rugby team came 3rd in the rugby tournament. Well done children!

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Thursday 9 March

The Yorkshire Art Project

Today we are celebrating Yorkshire Heritage. We have viewed the travelling art gallery that visited school and we have been inspired to create our own Yorkshire Rose.

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Monday 6 March

RW2 Castleford Library

RW2 visited Castleford Library as part of their book topic. All the children were very well behaved and enjoyed looking at the books and around the museum.

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Friday 3 March

Year 3 Temple Newsam

As part of the Tudor Topic the children visited Temple Newsam. They all enjoyed this learning experience and particularly enjoyed dressing up!

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Thursday 2 March

Year 1 Cannon Hall Farm

As part of the farming topic the Year 1 children visited Cannon Hall Farm. All the children were very well behaved and all enjoyed themselves. The highlights of the day were sheep racing, seeing a lamb being bottle fed and feeding the cows.

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Thursday 2 March / Friday 3 March (Year 1)

World Book Day

We have had some very interesting characters in school this week! On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day and the children looked fantastic! Thank you to all parents and carers for your support with this.

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Wednesday 1 March

Year 2 Cannon Hall Farm

As part of the farming topic the Year 2 children visited Cannon Hall Farm. All the children were very well behaved and all enjoyed themselves.

Tuesday 28 February

Year 1 and 2 - Bringing Books To Life

The Year 1 and 2 children took part in a dance workshop with West End Productions. They brought their favourite books to life with dance. The books chosen were Where The Wild Things Are (Reception) Dinosaurs And All That Rubbish (Year 1 and 2). All the children who took part thoroughly enjoyed this workshop.

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World Book Day - Book Fair

23/24 February 2017

We have had a fabulous range of books for sale in school this week. The children have been in to the hall to look at and purchase books. We hope they all enjoy reading the books they have chosen. 

Year 3/4/5/6 The Doodle Bug

21/22 February 2017

The junior children took part in a Maths/Art workshop this week. They all had the opportunity to work with Mr Ian Brearly of The Doodle Bug to draw a character. This workshop focused on the strong cross-curricular link between Maths and Art. They covered spatial awareness, ratios, proportions, fractions, symmetry, shapes, angle of lines, estimation and many other factors. All of the children involved thoroughly enjoyed this workshop and the drawing they produced were exceptional.

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Sainsbury's Vouchers

We are collecting Sainsbury's vouchers again this year so please enlist the help of friends and family to collect for us. The collection box is outside Mrs Dale's classroom. We will be collecting until 30 June 2017.

Staffing

After much consideration, Mrs Moore, Year 6 teacher, has decided to leave teaching in order to pursue a different career. She will leave school at the end of February. We wish her well for the future. We welcome  Miss Hale as the new Year 6 teacher.

Into the school office, we welcome Mr Lockwood who joined the team on Monday, 20th February as the Finance Officer.  

KINGSWOOD RESIDENTIAL

All of the 34 children enjoyed their action packed week of activities. They all behaved extremely well and were a credit to our school.

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*KINGSWOOD 2017*

10/02/2017 - The children are on their way from Kingswood depending on traffic we should arrive back at 3.45pm, please collect your child from the bus. Thank you Mrs Townsend

09/02/2017 - Weather update, snow flurries have just arrived which has caused great excitement. Mrs Townsend  

09/02/2017 - The children have been enjoying a variety of activities throughout the week and are all being amazingly well behaved and thoroughly enjoying themselves. Mrs Townsend

06/02/2017 - The children have arrived safely to Kingswood, all have eaten and are well fed and now looking forward to the days activities. Mrs Townsend 

Year 1 and 2 Chinese Dragon Dance

6 February 2017

All the children enjoyed listening and dancing to Chinese music. The children enjoyed dressing up as the Chinese dragon and lion. The children also had the opportunity to use authentic Chinese items.  

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Gymnastics Festival

6 February 2017

Congratulations to the 9 children who took part in the event at Castleford Academy on Monday 6 February 2017. The children worked hard to impress the judges with their fantastic skills. The Key Stage Two team beat all the other local primary schools to be awarded First Place Winners. Well done!

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E-Safety Assembly

3 February 2017

On Friday 3 February an Internet Safety Show visited school to teach children about keeping themselves safe on the internet. The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and consolidated their understanding of E-safety.

Netball Tournament

26 January 2017

Congratulations to the 7 Year 5 and 6 children who took part in the Netball Tournament against the pyramid schools at Castleford Academy. We have qualified for the next round, fantastic! Well done!

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Year 5 and 6 Eden Camp

23 and 25 January 2017

The Year 5 and 6 children visited Eden Camp and have all really enjoyed learning about life during World War 2.

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Rugby AM (as seen on TV)

Rugby AM (as seen on TV) are currently working with Castleford Panthers ARLFC. They have offered our school a unique opportunity of inviting our Year 1 and Year 2 children to take part in an After School Club - Rugby AM Minis. Further details will be sent home with your children.

Junior Playground

Mrs Gill, parent in 3D, has kindly offered to run the Manchester Marathon in order to raise funds. It will take place on 2 April 2017. We would very much appreciate your support in sponsoring Mrs Gill on the schools' behalf.

You can donate in school or online at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/threelaneendsacademy

Information just received from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service in relation to using products to treat head lice.

"We would like to remind parents and carers to always read and follow the instructions carefully when using chemical insecticide products, typically sold in chemists, to treat head lice. This is because these treatments contain flammable elements. You should not therefore use hair dryers, or any other ignition source such as matches, lighters and candles near anyone during the treatment process whilst the product is being used. This advisory note follows a recent incident in West Yorkshire in which a child's hair was accidentally set alight during treatment resulting in the child sustaining serious injuries.'"

Space Themed Lunch

On Thursday 19 January 2017 there will be a Space themed lunch. The choices will be Spaceship Sausages with Meteor Mash, Flying Saucer Pizza or a Jacket Potato.

Welcome Back!

We hope you have all had an enjoyable Christmas Break. We would to welcome all children back in to school and wish everyone a Happy New Year!

Defibrillator

We are very pleased to announce that we have been successful in obtaining a grant of £400 towards the cost of a defibrillator by SADS UK. www.sadsuk.org 

On Friday 6 January 2017, 7 members of staff successfully completed the defibrillator training and are fully qualified in using the machine, which is located in the main school entrance.

Staffing

Unfortunately, Mr Pickup—Year 1 teacher, left us at the end of the Autumn Term. We welcome Mrs Diop as our new Year 1 teacher until the end of the Summer Term.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mrs Westfeld had to begin her maternity leave sooner than expected. We now welcome Miss Brown as our Reception teacher until the end of the Summer Term.

Friday 16 December 2016

Save The Children - Christmas Jumper Day

This year we supported the national campaign, Christmas Jumper Day, which was raising money for the charity - Save The Children. The school raised a massive £198.00 for this cause. Thank You

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Christmas Concerts

We would just like to thank all the children for the hard work they did to make the Christmas concerts such a success. All performances were to a high standard and enjoyed by everyone who watched them. Well done children.

Carol Concerts

The children who took part in the Carol Singing Concerts were exceptional. They sang at Asda- Glasshoughton, Castleford Bus Station and also preformed a Traditional Carol Concert in school. The donations they received have  contributed to School Fund.

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Year 5/6 Media Museum

Thursday, 1st December 2016

The Year 5/6 children visited Bradford Media Museum to watch Space Station 3D to support this half term's topic about Space.

KS1 Multi-Skills Competition

Congratulations to the 10 children who represented our school at the event at Castleford Academy. They worked as a team to accumulate points as they completed a circuit of seven different activities against the clock. As a result of their effort and hard work, they were awarded First Place in the competition, beating all the other local primary schools.

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Children In Need

Friday, 18th November 2016

Thank you so much for your generous donations. We raised just over £217.00.

Year 5/6 Stardome

Friday, 18th November 2016

To support this half term's topic about Space, children from Year 5/6 enjoyed visiting the indoor Planetarium at school.

Christmas Fair

Saturday, 12th November 2016

Thank you for supporting our first Christmas Fair – it was a great success.

Halloween non-uniform day and fun evening

Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Thank you for supporting our Halloween themed day and evening. We raised a massive £550.00 for school fund.

Congratulations!
Thursday, 20th October 2016

Congratulations to all the children who have achieved 100% attendance this half term. Keep it up!

Congratulations!
Thursday, 20th October 2016

Congratulations to Jacob Schofield and Evie Parry-Cunha who, after a rigorous application and interview process, have been appointed as our Year 6 Head Boy and Girl. Ryan Johnstone and Mia McCabe have been appointed as Assistant Head Boy and Girl.

Reception Class Visit to Temple Newsam
Tuesday, 11th October

To support this half term's topic about Houses and Homes, children in Reception Class took part in an educational visit to Temple Newsam.

The visit was a huge success and the children had a wonderful time learning about the past.

Non-uniform Day
Friday, 7th October 2016

Thank you for supporting our non uniform day. We raised £183.50 for school fund.

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Friday, 30th September 2016

Thank you so much for your kind and generous donations. We raised just over £320.00.

Year 5/6 Whitby Visit
Thursday, 29th September 216

To support this half term's topic about Explores, children from Year 5/6 took part in an educational visit to Whitby.

The visit was a huge success and the children had a wonderful time learning about Captain Cook.

Congratulations!
Monday, 12th September 2016

Congratulations to the children who have been elected by their classmates to become School Council members this term.

Postal Address

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Three Lane Ends Academy
Methley Road
Castleford
WF10 1PN

Contact Information

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T: 01977 524483
Headteacher@tleacademy.co.uk