Working with artist Rosie Pearsall…

Today, we invited artist Rosie Pearsall to our school, to help us create a logo which celebrates our school and cycling. The pupils involved had a fantastic time, thinking of lots of ideas to merge Tankersley with cycling. The final logo was created, which all the pupils contributed to. We are planning to have this logo printed onto T shirts, to wear while we watch the Tour de Yorkshire!

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Going back in time with Roman art …

We have been finding out about how and why the Roman people decorated buildings using mosaics. We created our own mosaics using paper tiles- take a look at our great work. 

Look out for the different mosaic animals and patterns.


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Only one world

The school choir recorded a video to one of our favourite songs “Only one world” as we have decided to adapt it as our official school song. We performed it on many different occasions to important visitors including our MP Angela Smith and John Rolfe from the British Council and they both loved it. The song has an important message about sharing, caring, looking after our world and working together. It features images from our school as well as from our partner schools in Finland and the Mfensi Methodist Primary school in Ghana. 

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Tankersley’s celebration of the world

On Thursday 13th July we held our whole school global showcase – Tankersley’s celebration of the world. It was a wonderful evening and one that our community will remember forever.

What fantastically talented pupils we have! Every class performed an act linked to the topic they learnt about in class and they were all brilliant. We had a Bollywood dance, a Lion King Dance, music, dancing and drama about The Great Fire of London and World War II, a piece about Mammoth Hunters, the Vikings and even a Mexican brass band. Parents and carers joined in too and the ukulele band with “electrifying Elvis” was another hit as was the duo of local folk musicians. Well done to all the individual performers too for being so brave and well prepared. The evening finished with the school choir singing the Streets of London and What do I know by Ed Sheeran, both songs with a really important message. We are incredibly proud of our community for coming together, celebrating our talents and achievements but also remembering our values. Well done everyone!

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The Pied Piper comes to Tankersley…

What an amazing performance from year 6! You were all absolutely FANTASTIC and I am so proud of you all. Thank you to the super year 5 choir too.

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Dear Parents and Carers

We have been very fortunate to secure a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to organise a whole school showcase event called Takersles Celeratio of the World hih ill take plae on Thursda 13th July 2017. Further details will be available nearer the time but as part of the preparations for this event we are organising a number of different activities in the upcoming weeks.

Next Monday, 15th May, poet Paul Cookson, will be visiting our school and working with the pupils. There will be a special assembly and each class will take part in a poetry writing workshop with the artist.
Mr Cookson will also hold a book signing session in the school hall from 3.30 – 4 pm where there will be an opportunity for parents and carers to meet him. His comics priced £1 and collections of his poems prized £5 or £6 will be available for purchase should you wish to do so.

On Tuesday 16th May the pupils will have an opportunity to work with a professional dance teacher and rehearse some dance moves for their performance which they will share with the audience at the event. The dance workshop will take place during their timetabled music lesson.

Starting from next week we will also have a new after school ukulele club for parents, carers and pupils. It will run up until the event every Tuesday from 3.30 – 4.30 pm and will be free of charge. We would like to encourage you to come and try it and learn a new skill. You can bring your own ukulele or borrow one from school. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so if you are interested in taking part, please complete the reply slip below and hand it to the office.

We are hoping to make our celebration event really successful and memorable and would like to invite parents to be part of it i differet as. If ou ould like to e ioled ou a fid out ore at the et Frieds of Takersley School’ eetig which will be held this Friday 12th May 2017 at 9am in the ICT suite.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yvette Cooper
Music and global learning co-ordinator

Showcase May 17

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