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Art Competition
Congratulations to Freya Powell who has won best in school at the Nether Edge Art Showcase and to Year 5 who have won the prize for best group entry. Freya and the rest of Year 5 are going to the Winter Gardens to see the Lord Mayor to celebrate their prizes!

Well done to our young artists, we are all delighted that their talents have been recognised.

Poetry Competition
We are delighted that Year 4 have won the Sheffield Star poetry competition.
Earlier this month The Star teamed up with the Off The Shelf literary festival and former Childrens’ Laureate Michael Rosen for a unique competition as part of their campaign to get Sheffield reading more.

The competition challenged primary and secondary school pupils up to the age of 16 to submit videos of themselves performing a recital of their favourite poem or piece of prose by the writer.

And the winner is:- our Year 4 pupils for their class recital of Alligator Problem!

The class has now won 30 books worth around £200 from the kind people at Off the Shelf.

The Off The Shelf judging panel said: "We enjoyed all the entries and it’s great to see so many young people enjoying the poetry and prose.

"It was a hard choice as but the Carterknowle School entry was a super example of working together and we congratulate them.”

Michael Rosen praised the winner and said: "Performing a poem is like singing and the the more you do it the more it shows how you are living the piece inside – convince people looking that it belongs to you.”

Well done to Miss Wood, Mr Cain and their Year 4 children.

Go to our 'Photos' page to see the winning entry
Music Week
In Music week we all learnt about The Carnival of the Animals by Saint Saens, listening to the music, making our own compositions and producing some fabulous art work to go with it.
School Improvements
The expanded IT suite is now up and running at Carterknowle. This is a great improvement, as now there is room for each child to have their own PC and sharing computers is at an end!
Parent Partnership
Curriculum workshops have been run at Holt House, in phonics and at Carterknowle, in reading. All the parents who attended them found them helpful and said that they felt more confident about how to support their children as a result.
Safe Parking
Complaints are still being received about inconsiderate parking on Bannerdale Road. Please leave time to park your car safely away from the schools’ entrances – this is a particular problem at Holt House.
School Events
Some parents are saying that they do not know when school events are happening. All the events for both schools have been sent out and are being sent out again with this newsletter. They are also available on our websites. Information which is just about your child’s class is on their class newsletter, which is sent out every half term and also available on the school website. In addition, we send reminders via letter, email and text about each event as it approaches.

Our next event is Children in Need on Friday 17 November where, for a donation of £1 to this charity, children can wear fancy dress to school and choose a cake from the bake sale. This is always a very successful event and we hope to raise lots of money for this great cause.

Carterknowle Year 4 pupils have won the Michael Rosen poetry competition