We have been learning all about minibeasts.  We have enjoyed reading our story ‘Aaarrggh Spider!’  We have counted, ordered and matched numbers to make a caterpillar and we have compared amounts of spiders on spiders webs.

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23.04.2018 – The Big Pedal!!

Dear Parents / Carers.

Your children might have been pestering you to use their bike or scooter to get to school this morning! This is because we have entered a national school competition, The Big Pedal, which promotes active travel to school. In order to win we need to get as many bikes and scooters to school as possible and encourage our children to travel in an active way t0 school to promote a healthy lifestyle! If we were to win as a school, we will win some great prizes! It was great to see 15 bikes and 11 scooters this morning on our bike racks! If you have signed your child up for tomorrow’s cycling skills sessions by signing  form with myself, please send your children with a helmet so they can take part in the fun! Below is a link to a flyer for the project Get Balby Moving, promoting some great opportunities to get active in the local area this summer!

Get Balby Moving – Community flyer April 2018

Currently 21 girls have signed up for the SSE Wildcats Girls Football session with places still available! We are looking forward to the first session on Wednesday at 3.30 as part of the FA’s Girls Football Week!

Many thanks,

Mr Wilson

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Cricket, cycling and plenty more!!!!

Good morning Parents / Carers.

Despite the damp weather it has been a great start to the Summer term for PE at Balby Central! We thought we would share with you some more great opportunities coming up in and outside school!

Please click this link below to view all our extra-curricular sporting opportunities in the summer term.

Extra curricular summer term PDF

Wildcats Girls Football!

STARTS ON 25th April 2018 (next Wednesday) 3.30 – 4.30 at Balby Central Primary. My apologies that the letter had a misprint. We hope you have had the chance to sign your child up to the sessions starting next week!

All Stars Cricket

Yorkshire cricket coach Dean delivered a fantastic assembly and taster session for Y1 on Thursday, with the children doing a brilliant job of showing of their fielding and batting skills. All Stars cricket is a fantastic opportunity for children experience cricket from a young age (5-8). Doncaster Town CC are delivering these sessions starting on 11th May. Sign up now to get your child’s fantastic free kit and get them involved in a great sport!

Doncaster Town CC – All Stars Poster

Cycling Skills Session

Next Tuesday morning we are hosting another Bike Skills session for children in Years 3-6. It is another great opportunity to learn new cycling skills! If your child has a working bike and a helmet then sign them up for next Tuesday’s session with Tom! It will be a great experience! Letters will be out soon!

Playground Cycle Skills letter 24th April PDF

If there are any questions, please see me at school.


Mr Wilson


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Is it waterproof?

This week in Year 1 we have been looking at designing a new wet suit for Traction Man. We made predictions about what materials we thought would be waterproof and which we thought would not be. We then conducted an experiment to test out our theories!

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A fantastic opportunity for girls! – SSE Wildcats Football!

We have successfully become an SSE Wildcats Girls Football Centre! This is a national scheme to help promote participation in girls football! On the back of brilliant sessions with Miss Wales, we are now working closely with Hyde Park Knights FC to promote the girls game. All girls aged 5-11 will receive a letter today at school with an attached consent form. Please return this ASAP to the office and sign up to the club on Parentpay, as for all afterschool clubs.

Sessions start on the 25th April, afterschool 3.30-4.30. Please see our dedicated webpage for the Wildcats programme.


This is a rare and great opportunity to get girls involved in sport! We are really excited to see the girls get involved! Please also give the report below  a read of our recent visit to Northern ballet where children performed brilliantly!

Northern Ballet sharing day

Thanks, Mrs Hodgson and Mr Wilson


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SSE Wildcats comes to Balby!

Welcome to our SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football information page. We are excited to become one of Doncaster’s SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres and hope any of the girls involved really enjoy the experience!

Please return consent forms ASAP to the office as places are allocated on a first come first serve basis. (£1 a session)

Our first session is on 25th April, afterschool 3.30-4.30.

Click the link below to access the letter and consent form sent out to parents:

SSE Wildcats Centre Consent form – Balby Central PDF

SSE Wildcats Guide for Parents & Carers – PDF

What is SSE Wildcats?

The aim is simple; Have fun, make friends, play football!

An SSE Wildcats Centre is an opportunity for girls aged 5 – 11 to have fun, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and lay the foundations for a lifelong love of sport. The sessions are delivered on a weekly basis, either afterschool or at weekends.

By working in partnership with the County FA, qualified coaches deliver sessions locally to provide girls the opportunity to experience football for the first time in a fun & safe Environment.

You will find SSE Wildcats Centres all across England, they are helping us achieve the goal of doubling women and girls football participation by 2020.

When and who is it for?

Our sessions will be open to girls aged 5-11 who would like to give football a go, no matter how much experience they have had of the game. The girls must be aged 5-11 on the first day (25th April) of the course.

Dates:  (11 sessions in total)        Start time: 3.30  Finish time: 4.30

Wednesday 25th April

Wednesday 2nd May

Wednesday 9th May

Wednesday 16th May

Wednesday 23rd May

Wednesday 30th May – NO SESSION (Half Term holidays)

Wednesday 6th June

Wednesday 13th June

Wednesday 20th June

Wednesday 27th June

Wednesday 4th July

Wednesday 11th July

Wednesday 18th July





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10.4.18 Quiz

This week’s winning team was In It To Win It with 7/10.

  1. Which fictional character asked “Please Sir, can I have some more”?
  2. In the nursery rhyme, how many blind mice were there?
  3. What does the Roman numeral X stand for?
  4. How many years are in a century?
  5. In which country could you visit Tower Bridge?
  6. What is the name of Mickey Mouse’s girlfriend?
  7. If you get up at 7:40am and leave the house an hour and a half later what time do you leave the house?
  8. What was the name given to the bad weather that overtook the country in March?
  9. In England which side of the road do we drive on?
  10. In the Easter story who betrayed Jesus?
  1. Oliver Twist   2) 3   3) 10   4) 100     5) England    6) Minnie     7) 9:10am      8) Beast from the East     9) Left     10)  Judas
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Year 6 Big Write

Year 6 enjoyed putting together the final draft for their ‘radio advertisement’ for ‘Charon’s Cabs’ taxi firm.

Sadly, we have now finished ‘Who Let the Gods Out?’ The children enjoyed reading the hilarious, final chapter. Unfortunately, they were not too keen on the ‘cliff-hanger’ ending – luckily though we discovered that there is a second and third book!

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