Ackworth Mill Dam J&I

We are here to learn as much as we can
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  • 19/10/2016
    Welcome back Suzanne Collins.

    Today were excited to welcome back actress Suzanne Collins to our school. She has helped the pupils film a short play and answered some of their questions about acting as a career. The short film can me viewed on our YouTube channel here.

  • 06/10/2016
    pi-top has arrived!


    Today the school has built a pi-top!

    pi-top’s are DIY laptops that you build yourself. They use Raspberry Pi technology, allowing the children to supplement the work they have already begun in learning to code, with the addition of constructing the hardware from its modular components.

    pi-tops come with a Multiplayer Online Game that teaches you how to code, build circuits, and make hardware that interacts with the game in real time.

    This will make an exciting addition to our thriving Engineering Club and lessons in general.


    Take a look!

  • 19/06/2016
    Year 5 History project.

    Year 5 have begun a history project about World War I with our partner at Elsium Education.

    This Project will require them to use a range of ICT skills to research and present information about local people who were involved in the war and tell part of their story.


  • 22/03/2016
    Raspberry PI has arrived.

    At school we have taken delivery of 5 new Raspberry Pi micro computers.

    These are ideal for the children to experiment with coding and to gain experience of using a desktop computer rather than a laptop or tablet.

    Small groups have already begun to program in Scratch and experiment with text based coding.


  • 22/03/2016
    It's a Robot!!!

    To help to bring the children's knowledge of coding and computers out of the abstract we have purchased an 'Ohbot'.

    This robot head can be controlled by using the children's existing coding skills to control motors, cameras and sound.

    In time the 'Ohbot' will hopefully be able to ask and answer simple questions, follow people around a room and show expressions.


  • 26/01/2016
    Severe Weather.

    Information on school closures due to severe weather will appear on this website and be announced on Ridings FM.

    If you have given school your mobile number we will endeavor to text you about any school closures.

    Thank you.


  • 21/10/2015
    Science park now open.

    Our new science park is now open so that the children can explore mechanisms and forces through play and practical activity.

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Dam J&I School.


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Ofsted say,"This is a good school"





“We are here to learn as much as we can”

We do this by:

Learning, practising and applying…

…our core skills and understanding in a range of contexts and an applied curriculum. We provide low threshold, high ceiling activities to ensure the optimum learning outcomes. We question and use our learning skills to develop independence and perseverance. We work, play together and collaborate. We care for others and learn how to keep safe. We take responsibility for our own learning, for others and for our environment; in school, at home, in our local environment, our country and worldwide. We listen and contribute. We find the questions and solve the problems. We are accountable for our learning and help the teachers to know what we understand and what we need to do next. We learn how to enjoy our lives and future learning and how we can make a contribution to our economic well being.

We aspire to be the best that we can be.


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