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Barnby Road Academy

‘Where everyone is able to achieve their best’


The Christmas Tree Festival


The highlight of this term was going on our first trip to The Christmas Tree Festival. The children were fantastic on the trip. They walked beautifully all the way to St Mary Magdalene Church in Newark. The children noticed lots on their walk, and once inside the church they were very excited to look at all the various decorations. We are very proud of all the children.

Our special visit from a firefighter!


We had a special visit from a firefighter. We learnt about the job of a fire fighter and had the chance to ask lots of questions. We also discussed how to keep safe on bonfire night and tried on some of the fighter fighters clothes which was really exciting. Please take a look at the fun we had!

The Indian Experience


The children took part in the 'Indian Experience' workshop. The children listened to the story of Rama and Sita, they enjoyed taking part in the active story session and learnt lots about the Hindu Gods. The children then experienced a dressing up and dance workshop. They were able to dress up as beautiful Princes and Princesses, trying on waist coats, dresses and jewellery as well as a colourful bindi. We then finished the workshop learning key Indian dance moves. The children's dancing was fantastic and they all thoroughly enjoyed taking part.

Bike Ability 


The children thoroughly enjoyed their Bikeability sessions. During the sessions the children practised putting on a helmet and getting on and off the balance bikes carefully. The children practised how to start and stop a bike safely. They also practised pushing off the floor and holding their feet off the ground for a couple of seconds. They then played some games like follow the leader and their speed increased as they became more confident. We were so impressed with the children's can-do attitude when taking part. Please take a look at the fun we had and the skills we learnt!

Starting School!


The children have had a fantastic first couple of weeks starting school. They have enjoyed exploring our unit, making new friends and learning with their classes. The children have loved being in Roisin's Garden and have had great fun playing with the bats and balls, building obstacle courses and taking it in turns on the tyre swing. Have a look at our photos to see all of the fun we have had!