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Blackboys C E Primary School
School Road, Blackboys, TN22 5LL Uckfield
+44 (0)1825 890423
www:http://www.blackboys.e-sussex.sch.uk/e-mail:office@blackboys.e-sussex.sch.uk

Welcome to Blackboys Church of England Primary School.

We are a church aided Primary school for 4-11 year olds based in East Sussex.

Acting Head Teacher: Mr G. Sullivan

Our Address:
Blackboys CE School
School Lane
Blackboys
East Sussex
TN22 5LL

Phone: 01825 890423
Fax: 01825 891247
E-mail: office@blackboys.e-sussex.sch.uk

CLICK ON THE FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE ICON ON THE LINKS PAGE TO ENTER THIS EXCITING SCHOOL COMPETITION. REMEMBER THE WINNING MANAGER WILL SCOOP A £25 SPORTS SHOP VOUCHER.


Blackboys School kick started their Harvest Festival Week with a visit from organic vegetable box scheme providers, Barcombe Nurseries.

"The children and parents were treated to a stall on the playground where children could taste the organic food and parents could sign up to use Barcombe Nurseries veg box delivery scheme. Using the school as a drop off point will certainly help reduce our carbon footprints.

Barcombe Nurseries have been producing vegetables for local people for more than a century. They converted to organic farming in 1997. To grow vegetables orgainically is to "feed the soil and not the plant". This basic rule leads to a healthy living soil in which plants can thrive. 3 sizes of vegetable box can be ordered and delivered to homes.

This is the Blackboys Bad Boys Dragon Boat Crew aka the Blackboys PTA. Click on to the PTA pages to find out how well they did at the Bewl Water Dragon Boat Race And don't forget to pay your sponsor money!


Congratulations to our year 1 and 2 Rugby Players who triumphed in the Heathfield Rugby Club Tournament . See the news pages for more info

The school was inspected by OFSTED at the the end of November 2005. The inspectors concluded that we are a good school with outstanding features. Obviously we are delighted with this positive report. We feel it is down to the hard work of the staff, children, govenors and parents. The full report can be read at www.ofsted.gov.uk/reports/114/s5_114547_20051130.htm or on the link in our links page


CURRICULUM

Accelerated Learning
The Accelerated Learning Approach has been adopted by the school as a way of maxmising pupils learning potential and as a means of supporting every pupils needs. The school has a policy of deliberately promoting a strong sense of belonging.
We constantly anaylse how individual pupils learn,whether they are visual,auditory or kinesthetic learners. Each academic year begins with a whole school PSHE topic 'Marvellous Magical Me 'This topic involves alot of planned opportunities for pupils to develop a strong sense of belonging and create situations where they can interact with their peers and discover their learning strengths . Pupils are taught to evaluate their work and know how to work with a learning buddy. All pupils self evaluate their own work . Teachers are very skilled in delivering a curriculum which is exciting and interactive.
Core subjects
Literacy teaching is based around the Literacy strategy. Children are taught reading, writing,handwriting,speaking and listening. The schoo lis currently trialling a new interactive spelling programme
Maths is taught using the numeracy strategy .The topics covered include numberwork, calculations,problems and shape and space.
Science is taught through practical activities and experiments, which develop scientific thinking skills and knowledge
Foundation subjects
ICT
The school is on broad band and every classroom is fitted with an interactive whiteboard.
All classrooms have at least two computers.
Design and Technology
Children generate their own ideas and work with a variety of materials in the making of a structure or mechanism
Art
Children are encouraged to experiment with their own creativity.From an early age they are introduced to colour mixing and tone, All children have their own sketch book to record their ideas. They work with a variety of media- clay,printing paint and pastels.
PE
Children develop skills in three areas dance,gymnasticsand games.KS2 children swim at Ringmer pool during the spring and summer term .A residential trip is organised for upper key stage pupils.
Religious Education
Children learn about the Christian religion through stories,drama,discussion or written work. We follow the diocesan agreed syllabus.
Geography
Children learn about their environment and the people who live in it. They are taught enquiry skills and mapping skills
History
Children learn about the past and famous people.They develop an understanding of historical time.
Theme Weeks
The school plan theme weeks as a way of enriching the curriculum and as a way of utilising the expertise of the wider community. Theme weeks present the school with opportunities to work in houses and for children to gain first hand experience
Enrichment- Music and French
The school recently introduced French into the curriculum.All pupils at the school receive two lessons of French a week. More details about French at school can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
The school has a long history of promoting music throughout the school. All pupils are taught by a specialist music teacher . All KS2 pupils learn to play the recorder. Many pupils learn an instrument and the school is very proud of its orchestra. In the summer term the music staff led a performance of Joseph. Click the link below to see the spectacular outcome.

CLASSES

Class 1

These delightful pot tops were designed and made during DT week using the children's hands as antlers
  Class 1's topic this term is linked with the book "Dear Zoo" by Rod Campbell. There are some links to excellent animal and zoo stes on the links page.
As part ofour 'Dear Zoo' topic we went to Drusillas to see the animals. We had a fantastic day! We had a special talk called "Harry travels the world" and met a lizard, rat and cockroach. The playground was a big hit too! I would thank all the parents who helped on the trip. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. More pictures of our trip can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.
Class 2
Class 2 are working on the topic of the Tudors this term. We have been particularly interseted in the fascinating life and times of King Henry VIII.

See the links page for fun Tudor websites.
The children recently visited Anne of Cleves' House in Lewes and are looking forward to their trip to Michelman Priory.
Class 3
Our topic in class 3 this term is a Ancient Egypt and Micro-organisms.

See the links page for some fun websites which can teach you more about these topics.



 
Class 5
 
Class 4 will be studying the Ancient Egyptians this term.
There are some links to super Ancient Egyptian websites on the links page.
 
A first for Blackboys- PODCASTING!!!
Yes that's right. We now have French vocabulary practice plus the children's Battle of Marathon Podcasts.

Click on the links below. Clicking with the left mouse button allows you to listen on this site.

If you would like to listen on your i-pod click the right button. Then click save target as and save the file on your desk top. Then double click the desktop icon to open i-tunes. You should then be able to download the tracks to your i-pod or MP3 player. Let me know how you get on in the guestbook
Class 5 sent letters about Genetically Modified Food to friend of the school, M.P. Charles Hendry. He was clearly impressed by the quality of the children's writing. Here is his letter of reply.



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