Year One and Two Dance Competition


A Dance Competition for boys and girls in Year One and Two was held at Wrenthorpe Academy on Wednesday 22nd November. Teams from five schools took part: Wrenthorpe Academy, Rooks Nest, Jerry Clay Lane, Stanley Grove and St Johns. The teams had all been working on their routines for weeks. The winning team was from St Johns performing a routine from The Lion King. Runners up were Stanley Grove. All the teams performed brilliantly and everyone who took part got medals. Our team were a credit to the school and performed a difficult routine with real attitude! Parents and carers came to support their children from all of the schools, everyone lots of encouragement and applauded and cheered.

Children In Need

A huge well done to the School Council who organised a really fun day in school. Everyone came to school dressed in spots and enjoyed doing lots of fun activities throughout the day. We also had a bun sale. Thank you to everyone that supported – we raised a massive £398.80!

School Lunch Tasting Session

We had a brilliant afternoon tasting some delicious food that will be going onto the new school lunch menu shortly. We all loved what we tasted and enjoyed talking to the cook about what we liked and what we would change. He listened to our ideas and said that he will consider them when putting together the ingredients for the new menu.

We are looking forward to inviting our Parents/Carers into school soon as they too will have the opportunity of tasting the food and saying what they like and dislike.

See our School Council page for pictures from the afternoon.

Reception and Key Stage One Sports Day

The Reception and Key Stage 1 sports day was a huge success! We all had a fantastic time and showed real sportsmanship and determination throughout the morning.

It was a close contest, with everyone putting in 100% for their team. However, this year’s winning KS2 team is the Green Team – well done everyone!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the parents and carers who were able to attend to show their support, and to Mrs Coyle who presented medals to the individual winners of the fastest girl/boy sprinter from each year group.

Take a look at our gallery to see us in action.

Bastille Day – 14th July 2017

The children looked ‘fantastically French’ in their Bastille Day attire on Friday! Each class enjoyed a brilliant range of French themed activities throughout the day. After an assembly explaining the concept of ‘Bastille Day’, children in class:
  • 1S learnt key phrases such as ‘Bonjour, ca va?’ before creating French landmarks out of paper straws
  • 1/2H learnt the French colour names in order to draw Elmer
  • 2M tasted a range of French bread-based products in line with their DT work
  • 3B enjoyed watching the live Bastille day celebrations as they recreated pieces of art from famous French artists
  • 3/4D made some exquisite French scones which contained (blue) blueberries (white) whipped cream and red berry jam before sketching Vincent Van Goghs ‘Sunflowers’
  • 4C utilised their constructions skills to create 3D sculptures and collages
  • 5P researched famous French  landmarks before re-creating them using coloured art straws
  • 5/6M created story-boards showing the series of events that led to Bastille Day being a nationally celebrated day; they then used the laptops to research key figures in France, from Marie Curie to David Guetta!
  • 6R produced some beautiful paintings of the Eiffel Tower using cotton wool buds.

Click here to see our Bastille Day gallery.

Red Nose Day 2017

We had a brilliant day at school and raised lots of money for Comic Relief. We worked together as a team and learnt the red nose day rap. Click here to see what the Wakefield Express had to say.

We had a live interview with BBC Radio Leeds to explain our plans for the day. Click on the link to listen to the interview.

Click here to view our amazing rap.

We were also very lucky to have a visit from BBC Look North. Click here to see the story. They loved our Red Nose Day rap and it will be on television on Friday 24th March at 6.30pm. We are all very proud of oursleves and not only loved working together as a whole school team but feel as though we have made a real difference and raised lots of money for a brilliant charity. Thanks to everyone for their help to make today such a success!!!

Well done to Magda In Year 3 who made a beautiful red bow and auctioned it in school. She made £35 which will be sent off to Comic Relief. Below is the picture of Brooke who won the bow!


See Our Red Nose Day Gallery Here

Anti-bullying Week

We had the most amazing week at school focusing on bullying.The School Council worked together to arrange a competition to see who could create the best rap giving key messages about why we don’t bully here at Wrenthorpe Academy.