Our theme this term is toys, Class 2 went to visit Cusworth hall. We got to play with all the different toys. We learnt about how different they are now from years ago. We all really enjoyed ourselves and would love to visit again.
Colour and light,
Songs and smiles,
Dazzle the blackness of the advent season,
Shining out in the dark of a grey and wet December day.
Each child a separate face,
Distinct, an individual,
Their own person.
Display boards reflecting,
The childrenâ€™s creativity,
Showing who they are.
In the school,
There is space for each child,
In them, between them,
To find their peace, their healing,
To be, to grow,
To be themselves.
Here in this place, life moves,
At a slower pace,
And adults move gently,
In the Childrenâ€™s world,
Giving them care, protection,
Children and staff together,
In synchronised movement.
By a Grandma
Class 2 went to Yorkshire Wildlife Park. There we learnt all about the different animals and their habitats. We also adopted a tiger called Vladamere. We had lots of fun and we hope we can visit Vlad again soon!
Our theme this term is Toys. (The wonder emporium). Class 2 went to Build-a-bear workshop at Meadowhall and made their own teddy bear. We got to choose our own teddy and outfits we named him Freddy! This was after a story which we have performed in our movement lessons.(Whereâ€™s my bear). The children really enjoyed it and were fantastic!
During our toys theme Class 3 visited build a bear. We made our own class bear and named her Mrs Fluffy.
Class 4 went to Cusworth Hall to take part in a Victorians Workshop. They looked a Victorian classroom, toys and Victorian Kitchen.
â€˜I liked using the mangle to do the washing upâ€™ by Jessica Trickett.
â€˜I liked playing with the wooden spinning topâ€™ by John Draper.
Basketball tournament at Danum School, October 2012.
The PE options group from key stage 4 were invited to Danum School for a friendly basketball tournament with teams from Danum and Northridge Schools.
Our lads really enjoyed the competition and demonstrated some great athleticism and skill. Simon Barnes also came second overall in the free throw competition, withstanding the pressure of everyone watching him shoot.
Ability Counts Football at the Keepmoat Stadium, February 2013
On the first weekend in February, 6 players from School represented Doncaster Rovers Ability Counts football team. They were joined by 3 players from other Schools in Doncaster to compete in the 5 aside competition with teams from Rotherham United, Barnsley FC and Sheffield Wednesday FC.
Despite the very windy and cold conditions our boys played very well, taking turns to be substitutes and also combining well with the players from the other Doncaster Schools. In all, we won 3 games comfortably, including beating Sheffield Wednesdayâ€™s team for the first time, and narrowly lost to Rotherhamâ€™s A team.
Thanks go to the Doncaster Rovers coaches, Muzza and Dave who have been working with them in School and organised them on the day. There is also the opportunity for players to train on Saturday mornings at 11am each week at the Keepmoat Stadium. These sessions are run by DRFC for students from Doncaster Special Schools. The team would also like to thank Miss Sleight and Mrs Laming for coming out to support them in the cold.
This was the third of these Saturday morning events that the team have taken part in.Â The next one is on 23rd March at Sheffield Wednesdayâ€™s training ground.
The school is being reopened today. Please take precautionÂ in the snow. We hope to see you all back soon!
Young Voices has been postponedÂ untilÂ further notice.
For any more updates regarding Young Voices please check out their website with the link provided below
Pennine View School is closed today for pupils. please keep an eye out on our website or trax fm website for any further news on the school reopening.
Class 3 take part in dance lessons on Fridays. We really enjoy our warm up andÂ practicingÂ for our exam exercises.
Our class got to meet many different creatures. we each in turn had a chance to hold and learn about these amazing living things!
Meet a creature come to our school, we got to learn about the different habitats, as you can see we got to hold many different living things
The children in class 4 really enjoyed Kingwood, they had to work together and help one another with each activity they did. All the children said they cant wait to go again.
We went into the hall for 9.30a.m. and sat down.
Then the actors began telling us the story of Baba Yaga.
I like it when they were singing and dancing Â .
I like it whenÂ Â the spoon had a sausage on its face. I found it really funny.
Then the whizzer men turned into people.
I loved it the chicken legs came out of the house. Â The fire bird came out and flew around. I donâ€™t think Baba Yaga was scary but she was weird.
I enjoyed the play and thought it was good.
By Connor McMahon
We left from school at 11:00 am we arrived at approx. 11:15am and we put our stuff in the hut3 and we went to our dormitories and we made our beds. Next we went to eat our packed lunch in the dinner hall and then went and did laser quest. Then we went to the bonfire party at the night time it wasnâ€™t really what I liked as I donâ€™t do singing and thought the stories we boring. At the end we went back to the dormitories and we had hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream. When we tried to sleep the fire alarm went off so we had to go outside and go up to the main building.
On Friday we did low ropes and the next activity was the aero ball and four people went on it and you scored 5 points or 2 points if you scored in the net. Me and Liam and Connor scored loads of points.
The night before Kingswood I stated to pack my bag. I put my stuff in my bag but I forgot some things like towel and shampoo.Â Miss was getting really frustrated. We went outside for a while and kicked the ball around. When it was playtime we all went and got our bags from our classroom and went down to the mini-bus.
When we got to Kingswood the gates opened and I thought it looked quite good .We got out of the mini-bus and put our bags into the holding bay. We then went for a look around. After we had looked around we did Nightline and then we played camouflage. We then went on to play Laser Quest. It was amazing. This was the best thing I did at Kingswood. We then had our tea. I had waffles, sausage, gravy and Ice cream. Sir had 5 ice-creams. After tea we went for a boring bonfire. And after that we went the dormitories for a shower and then hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows. We could not get to sleep because the people above us were running around.
The next morning we had our breakfast. We then did Aero-ball and then more games of camouflage. We then went on the Low ropes. We had our Lunch. On the way back to school I had a Headache. When we got back to school I was sick. We then went home, The End
We left school on Thursday and Friday we had a rest In the dormitories we did laser quest we had to shoot each other it was fun I liked it. We did aero ball we had to throw the ball in the net. I liked the Time Bomb game where you had to throw the ball to each other and if and if you dropped itÂ more than once the timer starts and it goes down to 1 and if youâ€™re holding it when it goes of your out . I like the low ropes they were good and awesome. We had tea and we had hot chocolate with whipped cream marsh mallows. Then we did nightline you had to be blindfolded.
The New School Term dates are nowÂ accessibleÂ from the “Parents” page from link above!
Please find the attached word document for updates on our Key Stage 4 Area of Pennine View School.
Class 2 have been looking at pirates we performed a play in movement for some other classes called â€˜The Wicked Piratesâ€™.
We went on a barge it was really exciting. We got to see lots of different things in and around the water. We all had a chance of steering the boat!
In class 2 our theme this term is PLOP! We are looking at water and the things that live in it. We went to The Deep and learnt lots about underwater creatures. Here are a few pictures of what we saw. Some really unusual looking creatures came to say hello.
â€˜Meet a Creatureâ€™ came to our school. We got to hold lots of different living things. We learnt about their different habitats and all the things they have to do to survive.
To prepare for the DofE Bronze Award Expedition a group of Y10 / 11 pupils are in training. Over the last few months they have been doing Zumba and walking to get fit and ready for a more arduous activity. Here our pupils undertook a walk from Thybergh Country Park to Pennine View using local footpaths and bridleways. A big thank you to the staff and friends of the school (volunteers) who have freely given their time to make this possible.
LOW MILL OUTDOOR PURSUITS RESIDENTIAL
16TH TO 18TH MARCH 2012
10 students from key stage 4 recently had the chance of a trip to Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales. We stayed at Low Mill Activity Centre.
Askrigg was used for thevillageofDarrowbyin the James Herriot TV series. The location is beautiful and the accommodation excellent. Students shared responsibility for setting tables for meals, washing up and drying dishes afterwards. They also took pride in keeping their rooms tidy so there was more time for relaxing in the common room playing pool and table tennis, and generally socialising together.
The instructors motivated the group so that they were able to get ready for each activity in less than 8 minutes. The activities were challenging and great fun. Most students rose to conquer all the challenges.
The first evening the group went for a night walk. They worked together to remember the instructions given to them and practised looking after each other. They also got a great view of Venus and Jupiter shining through the darkness. On Saturday morning students climbed over and under obstacles as they waded through a stream in a narrow gorge. On the same day students went underground in caves, some completed the final narrowest cave which required crawling on their fronts then their backs to get through. That evening it was time for the zip wire in the dark. This was really quite a challenge especially after the long day of activities already completed. Those who completed it were rightly very proud of their achievement.
On Sunday it was up early to go abseiling from a disused viaduct. Once again the spirit of the group was fantastic as staff saw students really getting involved and showing lots of bravery. No sooner had they completed one abseil than they were keen to have another go.
All-round it was a fantastic weekend trip, the food was delicious too and the students can be really proud of the way theyÂ worked together and represented the School so well.
We are already planning next yearâ€™s trip!
Class 3 have been doing a performance in movement called the Elves and The Shoemaker here are some photographs taken during the show.
Class 1,2, and 3 have achieved a Guinness world record by signing and singing along with many other schools. It was a lot of fun!!
From this week we will be learning joinery skills so look out for woodwork creations here soon!
Class 6 went on lots of visits as part of our
â€˜Outdoor Â Adventureâ€™ theme.
We are holding our annual careers afternoon on Wednesday 25th January. The purpose of the afternoon is to provide parents and carers with information about opportunities for our pupils when they leave us at the end of year 11.
Representatives from the Connexions Service, local colleges and training providers will be attending to speak to parents and carers individually about what they can offer students when they leave our school.
The eventÂ runs fromÂ 1.15pm to 3.00pm. All welcome to attend.
Dearne Valley College Open Evenings at the Manvers Campus take place
on the following dates:
Tuesday 24th January
Wednesday 22nd February
Thursday 22nd March
Tuesday 15th May
The Open Evenings start at 4.30 pm and run till 7.30pm.
At the Open Evening you can meet tutors and support staff, look
around the facilities, meet some of the students and get help with
Here is the School Menu for Pennine View School Week Commencing 31st October 2011. Please click the picture twice to get full picture. thank you
On Wednesday the 21st of September Class 4 went on public transport to Doncaster Dome and took part in a swimming and ice skating session
On Thursday the 22nd of September Class 4 went to Potteric Carr Nature reserve. They learnt why nature and the environment around us is so important
On Wednesday the 28th of September Class 4 went on public transport to Dearne Valley Leisure and was introduced to the gym and the equipment in there and how to use it. They also went in toÂ the sports hall where they played a number of team games
On Thursday the 29th of September Class 4 went on public transport to Thrybergh park, they looked at the wildlife, feed the ducks, geese and swans and they also explored the surrounding environment
On the 5th and 6th of October Class 4 went to Hatfield water park, they took part in lots of activities including, canoeing, climbing and archery.
On Wednesday the 12th of October Class 4 went to AusterfieldÂ Centre. They worked on there team building skills to pitch tents, go orienteering and pond dipping
On Thursday the 13th of October Class 4 went on public transport to Clifton Park. While there we they went in the museum and played in the park
Quintable performed for the whole school and class 3 enjoyed learning about all the instruments
Class 3 have been learning all about communication, They have made circuits and know that electricity helpt us to use the things we need when communicating,
Zoolab visited school and the pupils in class 3 had the opportunity to see and handle lots of different animals
Class 3 have been learning how to ride and look after Â horses. They are all having a great time
This term we have set up a basic bricklaying course for key stage 4 students. Students will attend Bentley Training Centre for 10 weeks to learn trowel skills and bricklaying, hopefully working up to building a brick barbeque.
The first session went very well and was enjoyed by all students. It promises to be a very worthwhile and enjoyable course.
Class 3 went to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to look at all the lovely animals, We particularly enjoyed looking at the new tigers Vladimir and Sayan
Ben left our school in 2009 to follow a life skills course at Doncaster College. He is really enjoying this especially the catering sessions.
Whilst Ben was at Pennine View, he took part in many swimming competitions and achieved a high level of success. He still trains three times each week at Edlington Pool.
He has always been a keen swimmer since starting at the age of 5. He now also plays football for the Thorne Tigers Team.
Recently Ben Swam in the World Downs Championship in Taiwan. He was fantastic gaining 2 Gold medals and another 2 Bronze medals.
Soon, Ben will be competing at the World Championships Italy 2012
We all wish him every success.
Class 3 took part in a lion king workshop. we did lots of dancing and really enjoyed singing in Swahili
In MarchÂ Key Stage 4 pupils had the chance to go to Hatfield Water Park for the day.
Students took part in challenges ranging from tackling the high ropes course, climbing, problem solving and canoeing. Everyone who took part did extremely well and had a great day out.
Class 6 have been working with theÂ Doncaster Belles to improve their football skills
We are holding an open afternoon for parents to attend at School to find out more about choices available to our students when they leave year 11.
The following organisations are all intending to send representatives to school on Tuesday 5th April.
- Dearne Valley College
- Doncaster College
- Engage Training
- Igen Training Provider
- Morthyng Training Provider
- Rossington All Saints School
Pupils and parents will have the chance to hear short presentations from all the providers followed by an informal session afterwards where parents and carers can meet with providers individually to discuss their childâ€™s needs.
Class 5 had some fun making and tossing pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, 8/3/11. They tasted delicious with syrup or sugar and lemon.
During our theme about Dungeons and dragons Class 2 produced their own Chinese dragon dance
Yes its that time again! the 1st half term break of year 2011.
the school closes Friday 18th February and reopens on Monday 28th February
hope you all have a good break!
The pupils at Pennine View School like to help others, we have adoptedÂ Â ”Menelik” the Cheetah and “Matilda” the Elephant!
Class 3 enjoying our new playground equipment
Rash came and explained to class 3 how to keep safe and what firefighters do!
The children of class 4 were able to take the horses on a hack out when they went horse riding on Friday at Rossington Hall RDA
Pennine Viewâ€™s Got Talent.
Thursday 17th February
A bit of fun for the end of the Â½ term! Pupils are auditioning for their place in the show. Hopefully there will be at least 1 act per class. Last summerâ€™s show was a big success and weâ€™re looking for as much talent at this one. Check out some of the photos from July 2010 â€“ do you recognise any of our stars?
Pennine View Pupils attend the “Young Voices” childrens concert at the Sheffiled Arena
please check out our word document for the latest in the Pennine View School Spring 2011 events (Click link Below)
Class 3 enjoyed their visit from “Zoo Lab” there were scorpions, millipedes,Â corn snakes and a rabbit.
Class 6 went on a residential visit to Hatfield Water Park. We did lots of different activities and everybody had really good time!
please find the link below for information reguarding our qualifications held here at Pennine View School
After working hard all term Key Stage 3 had a Halloween party. Class 6 got in to the ‘spirit’ by dressing up!
As most of class 8, 9Â & 10 have their photos taken mostly in a group, their activities won’t always cover under seperate classes , if you want to check out “key Stage 4” link, you can see most of their activities in there!
Just a reminder to everyone that the last date for collecting small coins will be on Thursday 9th December.
To be update on school closures through out this winter. please regularly check this website and the Trax FM Website (link below)
for any more information please do not hesitate to contact us
Here is a Microsoft Power Point Presentation of the easter assembly that was hosted by Class 7!
please click the link below to download and view using “Microsoft Power Point” or “Open Office”
In September we took two teams to Headingley Stadium for a Tag rugby festival. Both teams did extremely well, one team won all its matches.
We have also had competitions against Stone Hill for swimming and for football and hope to repeat these in the New Year.
Our swimmers also took part in the gala held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, in the international pool.
Up until half-term we were able to offer the opportunity to learn to paddle in a kayak at Barnby Dun. These sessions have been very successful and we are now looking into moving our canoeing sessions to Manvers lake when they resume in the Spring time.
Badminton continues to be really popular within school and the standard of the players continues to rise through a lot of practice and hard work.
Year 10s are also benefitting from have a local coach come into lessons to develop their basketball skills.
Low Mill 26th â€“ 28th November 2010
Many thanks go to The Rotary Club of Doncaster for providing the opportunity for 10 students and 3 staff to stay at Low Mill Outdoor Centre in Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales.
The unexpected early snow nearly caused a cancellation of the trip but in the end made the trip even more memorable. Snow covered hills against a blue sky provided the setting for tackling the high ropes course, hill walking and sledging on plastic sheets, and the woodland orienteering course.
Our students were tremendous ambassadors for the school joining in with all the jobs that needed doing at the centre, mixing well with a group from Wakefield and impressing the instructors with their positive attitudes.
As part of our careers programme students have had the chance to visit two large careers shows and find out about a wide range of opportunities as well as actually smoking kippers and flying a helicopter simulator!
The first show was at Sheffield Arena in September, and this was then followed by a trip to the Harrogate Showground for the Countryside Careers Show.
In the New Year students will get the chance to visit both Doncaster College and Dearne Valley College.
class 4 horse riding
class 3 enjoying Scottish dancing and music
class 3 learning how to play the ukulele
class 3 having fun with music
Class 2 performing Little Red Riding Hood
Class 2 used musical instruments during Literacy to emphasise the sense of sound
Class 1Â in the snow!
Here is a look at class 5 over the past few months at visits and various class room creations!
Key Stage 4 Pupils visit to the school allotment,
They also created a Polytunnel and raised beds,
Here are some of the pupils working and showing of the produce