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Ralph Butterfield Primary School Twitter Takeover

Ralph Butterfield Primary School 

On Thursday 17 December, the Lower Junior children (Years 3 and 4) from Ralph Butterfield Primary School in Haxby will take over York Castle Museum Twitter feeds. The children have been inspired by York Museum Trust’s fantastic Stone Age collection and feel very lucky to have used such important artefacts in their lessons. 

Ralph Butterfield Primary School is situated to the north of York, in the town of Haxby, and currently has 309 children on roll. There are 11 classes and children attend from 4 to 11 years.  

Ralph Butterfield Primary School enjoys a reputation for motivating children to try their best and achieve the highest standard of work that they are individually capable of. High levels of progress and attainment have been achieved consistently here, for many years. The vast majority of our children leave the school having reached the nationally expected standard, with many children working above this standard.  

Alongside our daily delivery of a high-quality curriculum, we have also designed an exciting curriculum that is even more engaging and inspiring for our children, with lots of ‘hands-on’ learning and enrichment experiences. We want our children to have numerous, varied, exciting and fun ways in which to explore subjects with a sense of awe and wonder. Meaningful links are made across subjects wherever possible with half-termly or termly themes that enthuse and motivate; the theme driver may be geography, history, science or a wonderful book. Subjects are taught progressively within each year and across the years, so that children build up their knowledge, skills and understanding in a logical, ‘building blocks’ way.  

Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for history; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of historical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for history. Furthermore, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about history that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.  

The study of the Stone Age, in Years 3 and 4, is part of our topic ‘From flint to iron’ where the children discover about the everyday life of people in the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. The children were extremely excited to receive the artefacts from York Museums Trust and used their enquiry skills to broaden their knowledge of the tools used by Mesolithic people, pendants worn and cave drawings found from the Stone Age. From these, the children used art materials to create their own fabulous representations of Stone Age artefacts and will enjoy sharing them in the York Castle Museum Twitter Takeover. 

To find out more about Ralph Butterfield Primary School, please visit our website https://www.ralphbutterfieldprimary.co.uk  

Twitter @RalphBPSch_York  

Phone 01904-768325 

To see the resources Ralph Butterfield Primary used folow this link;