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  • 12/07/19

    Magnificent Music

    Music is a passion at TRJS and we really appreciate the value in learning an instrument. Our Year 3s learn to play the keyboard and our Year 5s each have ownership of a clarinet for the year to learn in school and practise at home. This week our music teacher Miss Williams put on a Musical Extravaga...
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  • 05/07/19

    Delicious and Nutricious

    Our budding chefs cooked up their most ambitious feast yet this week at Cookery Club: meatballs, burgers and fishcakes with pasta. Each Wednesday many exciting aromas have wafted through school. They have learnt so many cutting, peeling, chopping and mixing skills with Mrs Preston and Mrs Clark...
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  • 21/06/19

    Money money money!

    Next week is 'My Money Week' at TRJS. In our maths lessons, we will be talking about the role money plays in our lives, including where money comes from, how to keep track of and manage our money, and being a critical consumer.  Children will learn about interest, tax, loans, debit a...
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  • 14/06/19

    Let's Go Fly A Kite!

    Fly up, up and away with Year 4 this week...  Year 4's Design and Technology topic this term has been on researching, evaluating, designing and making a working kite. Today they dodged the rain and got out on the playground to fly their creations. Many were very successful and everyone h...
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  • 17/05/19

    The Circus is in Town

    Today at TRJS the Circus came to town! We all very much enjoyed the morning demonstration of tightrope walking and many other daring feats performed by clown Winston.  Year 6 then took on the challenge of learning some circus skills, including balancing feathers, twirling batons, throwing scarv...
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  • 10/05/19

    Sensory Garden

    Today we officially opened our Sensory Garden, created thanks to  a combination of funding from our own Friends Association and the generous donation from Barton and Dunstall Key Trust. Benches have been installed around the perimeter to create a feeling of enclosure, but also offer visiting...
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  • 03/05/19

    A dog is for life!

    Did you know that dogs were allergic to grapes? This and other interesting facts were shared with us by a volunteer from the Dogs Trust this week, as part of our learning on the theme of Safety. We learnt about how to be a responsible dog owner, as well as showing excellent 'dog manners' aro...
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  • 12/04/19

    Easter Holiday

    Well done to all TRJS children for their fabulous effort and hard work this term. In today's Big Awards it was clear how determined and dedicated to learning and improving our children are.  We wish you all a well-earned Easter break and a lovely holiday, seeing you back in school o...
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  • 08/04/19

    Singing Playgrounds

    "Here Comes Sal-ly, walk-ing down the alley, Here Comes Sal-ly, just like that!" On Tuesday 2nd April we were delighted to welcome vocal coaches from Ex Cathedra as part of our 'Singing Playgrounds' day. The children had a wonderful assembly and then class workshops throughout t...
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  • 29/03/19

    Maths Magic

    On Wednesday, eight super mathematicians went to Denston College to take part in a maths competition.  They took part in a series of maths problem solving challenges and one of our teams came...1st! The winners walked away with a certificate and stylish sports jacket, as well as Amazon vou...
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  • 22/03/19

    It's Holi Time!

    To celebrate the start of Spring (although the weather wasn't very warm today!), we have been learning about the Hindu festival of Holi in our assemblies this week. It is a Springtime festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The story of Holika and Prahlad is told. People hav...
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  • 15/03/19

    Residential Week

    With waterproofs covering us from head to toe, hoods done up tightly and a smile on our faces, Year 4 and 5 had a wonderful time at Laches Wood (rhymes with haitch not hatch, we learnt!). With activities ranging from BMXing, bouldering and bushcraft, to caving, climbing and campfire we learnt m...
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