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Art Enrichment

On Thursday morning we were very lucky to be visited by Mrs Brooks to have a special morning of art. We made our own version of Oliver’s vegetables by using the vegetables to print with. Everyone had a great time and really improved their observation skills.  ...
Posted On 16 Mar 2017
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Next Week

Next week we are going to begin writing a food diary about what we have eaten each day of the week. We are also going to be looking at the book Handa’s Surprise. Have you read the story before? We are going to continue printing with different fruit and vegetables....
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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Homework

In our homework books this week we have our two new sounds from phonics ‘ear’ and ‘ure’. Can you think of any words with these sounds in such as hear and pure?
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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Outdoor Learning

We have been so pleased to see the sun return this week so we have spent as much time outside as possible! Lots of children have had fun role playing in our fruit and veg shop and we have been hiding in our Gruffatent to read books and make dens. 
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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Making Fruit Salad

On Wednesday morning we were inspired by Oliver’s Fruit Salad to make a fruit salad of our own. Everyone was very safe at using the knives to cut the fruit and the end results were delicious!          
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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Making Trails

In Forest Schools this week we all had the chance to investigate the area and look for signs of spring. We searched and found daffodils, bluebells, crocuses and leaf buds growing on the trees. We then made arrows using twigs and sticks in pairs so that other children could follow...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017
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Next Week

Next week we will be moving on to the next story from Oliver which is Oliver’s Fruit Salad! We will be making our own fruit salad and trying lots of different fruit. We will also be having a very special morning of art on Thursday morning related to our theme of Head...
Posted On 09 Mar 2017
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Homework 

This week our two sounds to practise are ‘air’ and ‘er’. Can you have a go at writing these sounds in your homework books?
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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Making Milkshakes!

After being inspired by the story of Oliver’s Milkshake we have decided to make our own! We carefully cut up bananas, strawberries and blueberries. We then put them all in a liquidiser and poured in the milk. Finally we all tasted the delicious, healthy milkshakes.         
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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Reading with Class 5

On Monday afternoon we were very lucky to have a visit from Class 5 who had all been fantastic authors on World Book Day. They had all written their own versions of ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ and came to read them to us. Both classes behaved brilliantly and were...
Posted On 08 Mar 2017
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World Book Day

We all had a fantastic day on Friday for World Book Day, everyone came in with wonderful outfits and props from their favourite stories and were excited to tell us why they loved those books. As a class we decided to all be super heroes for the day and made our very own comic...
Posted On 06 Mar 2017
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Next Week

Thank you so much to all of the parents that helped on the trip to the library on Wednesday, we could not have done it without you! Next week in Literacy we will be looking at the book ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’ and even making some healthy milkshake of our own. We...
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Homework

This week we have learnt the new sounds ‘ur’ and ‘oi’. Please can you practise them in your homework books.
Posted On 02 Mar 2017
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Library Trip

On Wednesday morning we all went on our exciting trip to York library. Everyone walked so sensibly and listened really well in the library. It was a great experience to see how to use the machines in the library and we have all got a free book as a gift from the library!         
Posted On 01 Mar 2017
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Playdough Maths

In maths this week we used playdough to create teen numbers and discussed how the ‘1’ represents 10 units. Everyone is getting great at recognising the teen numbers and counting on from 10.      
Posted On 01 Mar 2017
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Pancake Day

On Tuesday we all made pancakes in the classroom to celebrate Pancake Day. We were all excited to discuss why we celebrate it and thought of different things we could give up for lent. Everyone was excellent at stirring the mixture and we watched the batter beginning to cook in...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017
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Happy Half Term

I hope you all have a fantastic half term, it has been a busy few weeks but we have all loved the topic of traditional tales in Class 1. Please remember we are going on a trip to York library on Wednesday 1st March, if you are able to help out on the day please let us know as...
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Homework

Please could you practise the new sounds from phonics this week ‘or’ and ‘ow’.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Using computers

On Wednesday afternoon we had a technology afternoon using the iPads and chrome books. We used a programme called purple mash to decorate gingerbread men.         
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Forest Schools

On Tuesday in Forest Schools we used our clipboards and pastels to sketch different things we could see outside. Some people drew trees, plants or acorns. The end results were all fantastic as everyone had really thought about the colours they were using.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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Making Gingerbread Men

On Monday in class 1 we all became expert bakers and used our measuring skills to weigh out all of the ingredients for making gingerbread men. Everyone was excellent at rolling out the dough and using the cutters to make the shapes. They all tasted delicious!         
Posted On 16 Feb 2017
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The Gingerbread Man Experiment

Class 1 have been investigating what would happen to gingerbread men when in water. To do this experiment the children each had their own gingerbread man which they placed into water. They were then able see and feel the changes that took place!      
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Next Week

Next week we will be making Gingerbread Men and measuring and weighing out our ingredients in maths. We will also be writing the recipes in Literacy. It is our final week before half term so we will be finishing off our topic of Traditional Tales.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Homework

This week in our homework books we are practising the new sounds ‘oo’ and ‘ar’. Remember that oo can be short like in ‘book’ and long in ‘moon’.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Forest Schools

In Forest Schools on Tuesday we built twig towers in the shape of triangles, we collected as many sticks as we could find and tried to build the towers tall. In the end we discussed what the twig towers could be and decided they could be a home for an insect or a nest for a bird....
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Measuring Lengths

This week in maths we have used playdough and cubes to order different lengths and to measure how many cubes long different lengths of playdough were. It was lots of fun and great to practise our fine motor skills.      
Posted On 09 Feb 2017
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Next Week

Next week in literacy we are reading the story of The Gingerbread Man. Do you know it already? Who are the characters? We will also be looking at measuring in maths and we will be investigating if the gingerbread man can swim!
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Next Week

Next week in literacy we are reading the story of The Gingerbread Man. Do you know it already? Who are the characters? We will also be looking at measuring in maths and we will be investigating if the gingerbread man can swim!
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Homework 

For homework this week please can you practise our new vowel digraphs ‘igh’ and ‘oa’.
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Rights and Responsibilities 

This week all of the classes were focused on our rights and responsibilities. They are playing safely, good manners, positive language, inclusion and respect. We focused on positive language in circle time and thought about things that we are good at and things that other people...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Building Houses

On Wednesday afternoon we built houses inspired by the 3 pigs. Some people used stickle bricks to make the brick house. We used art straws for the straw house and finally we used lollipop sticks for the stick house. The wind blowing on Thursday has been a great substitute for the...
Posted On 02 Feb 2017
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Doubling Machine

In Maths last week we were learning about doubling. To practise those skills this week we now have a doubling machine in our maths area. Everyone is doing a great job of recognising the numbers from 1-10. We are then using the machine to double with our accurate counting!
Posted On 31 Jan 2017
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Next Week

We will be continuing our work on The Three Little Pigs next week, we will write speech bubbles for the characters and practise their words, can you retell the story at home? What does the big bad wolf say to the pigs.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Homework

We have moved on to the tricky vowel digraphs this week. Can you have a go at practising ‘ee’ and ‘ai’ at home.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Ice art

In Forest Schools on Tuesday we used ice cubes to see if they would melt in the cold weather outside. We mixed them with paint and watched the colours blend on big pieces of paper.      
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Chinese New Year

On Wednesday afternoon we learnt all about Chinese New Year and we practised our cutting skills by making Chinese dragons. We listened to some Chinese music and even made some Chinese dragon dancing.   
Posted On 25 Jan 2017
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Estimating

We have been thinking about the word estimating in maths recently and we all know that it means to make a good guess. We used wrapping paper in the outdoor classroom and had a quick glance at the pattern to guess how many of each design was on the paper. Lots of children made a...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
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Next Week

Next week we will be moving on from The Three Bears to The Three Pigs in our topic of traditional tales. Can you remember the story and have a go at telling it at home? There are still some spaces to sign up for Stay and Play next Friday and please remember to check the notice...
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Homework

In your homework books this week there are the sounds ‘ng’ and ‘th’ to practise. See if you can think of any words with these sounds in.
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Making Bird Feeders

On Tuesday afternoon in Forest Schools we decided to help out the birds who might be struggling to find food in the winter time. We made lots of bird feeders to hang in the trees for the birds and we also observed and counted how many birds we could see in the trees.   
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Making Porridge

On Wednesday afternoon we had the fun task of making porridge like the three bears! Everyone did a great job of weighing the ingredients, giving it a good stir and then helping to eat it. We even added some honey to make it extra tasty!            
Posted On 19 Jan 2017
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Repeating Patterns

Today in maths we have been thinking about making repeated patterns with shapes and colours. In the construction area we have used duplo blocks to build repeating towers and on the creative table we used finger painting to make spotty patterned snakes.         
Posted On 16 Jan 2017
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Next Week

We are very excited for Miss Youle our student teacher to start teaching next week, everyone in the class has made her feel really welcome. We will be thinking about repeating patterns again in maths. In literacy we will be making our own books to tell the story of Goldilocks and...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Homework

Please have a go at writing the digraphs ‘sh’ and ‘ch’ this week. Can you think of any words with these sounds at the beginning or end?
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Show and Tell

This week we started Show and Tell, thank you to everyone who remembered to bring in their favourite book. It was so lovely to share different stories and ask each other questions about why we liked them. Please remember to check the board outside the classroom to see whose turn...
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Counting on from 10

This week in maths we have been thinking lots about teen numbers and counting on from ten instead of starting at 0. We decided to use our toes as a starting point and then count on with our fingers to see how many more than 10 different numbers were.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Forest Schools

This Tuesday we got wrapped up warm and went to explore the wintery wildlife area. We took checklists to see what we could find and looked carefully for any signs of new life beginning for spring time.   
Posted On 12 Jan 2017
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Welcome Back Everyone!

We’ve had a fantastic start to the New Year in Class 8 and have very much enjoyed hearing all about the exciting things everyone has been getting up to over the festive period!  We’ve also been looking forwards to a new term in Class 8 and the many exciting activities we will be...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Next Week

Next week we will be continuing to think about the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and trying to retell the story and label lots of the characters. We will also be starting Show and Tell, please check the noticeboard outside the classroom to see if it is your turn to...
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Homework

For homework this week please can you practise reading and writing the tricky words ‘you’ and ‘are’. We are all exciting to start learning some new sounds in phonics next week!
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Three Bears’ House

Our new role play area is the house from Goldilocks and the Three Bears house, we have been thinking about the characters in the story and have three bears, three chairs and lots of porridge!
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas break and that you are feeling refreshed for the start of 2017. This half term our topic is ‘Happily Ever After’ so we will be looking at lots of different traditional tales.
Posted On 05 Jan 2017
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Merry Christmas

Thank you so much for a wonderful first term in class 1, everyone has progressed so much and continues to make us so proud. Have a wonderful holiday, filled with Christmas cheer and lots of rest before returning in January. Please remember that we break up on Friday 16th at...
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Mince Pie Making

Everyone got involved with baking our delicious mince pies. We carefully rolled out the pastry and then cut it out and spooned in our mince meat. Scrumptious! We hope you enjoyed eating them on Thursday.             
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Christmas Singing

Wow! We are so proud of all of the children for their wonderful singing. It was fantastic to see such a big audience and we hope you enjoyed the Christmas festivities and the mince pies!
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Christmas Party!

We have had such an exciting afternoon playing games, eating food and dancing to music this afternoon. We even got a visit from Santa! Thank you so much for all of the food donations.             
Posted On 15 Dec 2016
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Next Week

We can not wait for the festivities of next week. We have our Christmas dinner on Wednesday, it is the Christmas singing performance on Thursday morning (with added mince pies!) Our Christmas party is on Thursday afternoon as well. Friday is the last day of term so it is Toy Day,...
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Homework

Our homework this week is to practise reading and writing the tricky words me, be, he, she and we.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Sequencing Numbers

In our outdoor classroom we have been ordering numbers up to 20 and then building towers with the corresponding number of blocks.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Singing Practice

We have been singing our Christmas songs lots to practise for our performance next Thursday. If you need any extra tickets please let a member of staff know as we have some spares.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Christmas Cards

This week in maths we have been ordering different lengths from longest to shortest to make a Christmas tree. The end results are looking brilliant.
Posted On 08 Dec 2016
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Next week

Next week we will be making Christmas cards in maths, reading about the Jolly Christmas Postman in Literacy and even writing a letter to Santa.
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Homework

Our homework this week is to practise the new sound ‘qu’. Have a go at sounding out the words that start with qu, you can use sound buttons if it helps you.
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Christmas Stockings

This week we have all made a Christmas stocking to make an advent calendar. There has been great cutting and sticking from everyone. We can’t wait to see the surprises that are inside.     
Posted On 01 Dec 2016
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Maths Activities

This morning we had some visiting students from York St John’s university who organised some maths games for us. We all had great fun using playdough, paint and flour to make shapes.        
Posted On 29 Nov 2016
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Recognising Coins

Today in maths we were thinking about coins with values from 1p to 50p. We sorted them in value order from biggest to smallest and began to think about different ways of making the same total.        
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Next Week

Next week we will be continuing with preparations for our Christmas performance, including writing some invitations. We will be continuing to think about the seasonal changes as Autumn turns into winter and we will be growing some plants to make a jungle for dinosaurs!
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Homework

Can you practise your sounds from phonics this week: z and y. Can you think of a word that ends in ‘z’? Can you think of a word that starts with y?
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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Train Station

In our outdoor area today we have had a fantastic train station and ticket stand. Some children went on holiday to legoland, Scarborough and Bridlington! They were great at asking for their tickets and paying for them and then watching the views out of the window.   
Posted On 24 Nov 2016
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National Railway Museum Trip

On Monday we had our fantastic trip to see all of the trains because our topic is ‘Journeys’, everyone did so well at walking all the way there and back, despite the rain! We loved the workshop of Punch and Judy and seeing the royal carriages and old trains. Thank you...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Clay Faces

In Forest schools this week we have been searching the outdoor area for different natural objects to make faces in clay. Everyone was very inventive and used lots of different objects for the eyes, ears, mouth, nose and hair.          
Posted On 23 Nov 2016
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Next Week

Please don’t forget that we have our trip to the National Railway Museum on Monday. If you have decided to bring a pack up make sure it is in a sensible box or bag to carry. All children must wear a jacket suitable for the weather conditions and sensible footwear for the...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Homework

This week in phonics we have learnt the sounds x and w. Can you think of any words that end in x? Practise saying the sound and writing the letter.
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Story Sequencing

This week in Literacy we have been using pictures to make a story map of the Gruffalo. Everyone has been great at remembering the beginning, middle and end. Some children have even begun to label the characters.
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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The Stick Man

In Forest Schools this week we have read the story of ‘The Stick Man’ and made our very own stick people. They were all full of personality and we are looking forward to taking them on an adventure soon.          
Posted On 17 Nov 2016
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Outdoor Area

In our outdoor area this week we have made the most of the milder weather by using the water wall and toys. We have been thinking about capacity and counting how many scoops it takes to fill a cup. Some children even thought to water our lovely flowers.     
Posted On 16 Nov 2016
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Next Week

Next week in Class 1 we will be continuing to work on the story ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson, we will be thinking about describing what the Gruffalo looks like and how the mouse journeys through the wood. Please remember to bring back your slips for the trip to...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Homework

This week in phonics we have moved to some phase 3 sounds and we have learnt ‘j’ and ‘v’. Can you practise writing them at home and think of any words starting with them.
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Counting dots

In maths this week we have used paint to print dots whilst counting them accurately. Some children counted carefully all the way up to 20!
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Remembrance Day

This week in Class 1 we have been thinking about why we wear poppies and remembering all of the soldiers and the families affected by war. With Mrs Shelton in art we printed some poppy pictures using apples and we have also made some poppies of our own using coloured paper and...
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Leaf Collecting

On Tuesday in Forest Schools we collected a wide range of leaves, there were some beautiful colours and shapes all over the ground. We then chose to put them in size order from biggest to smallest. The biggest leaf was very impressive!
Posted On 10 Nov 2016
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Lines of symmetry

This week in our maths area we are thinking about lines of symmetry. We are going to use mirrors to see the reflections in the leaves. We are also using the board and the numicon to make patterns with the shapes using the numicon shapes.
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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Happy Half Term!

Well done Class 1 for completing your first ever half term at Park Grove! We have had such a busy seven weeks and it has flown by. I am so proud of all of the progress we have made and I hope you all have a wonderful restful half term. Next half term our topic is...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Forest Schools

As Autumn approaches we are finding more and more leaves on the ground in forest schools so this week we decided to work in teams to see if we could identify which type of tree they had come from. Unfortunately the rain became very heavy so we did not get to finish our search so...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016
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Number Bonds

This morning in maths we have been using wild animals and splitting them into two groups to make number bonds. Some children even began to record them as number sentences using the symbols + and =!
Posted On 17 Oct 2016
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Attendance

This morning in assembly class 1 got a very exciting surprise as we had won the attendance bear for the best attendance this week in Early Years and Key Stage 1. We also have the trophy for being the class with the best attendance in September. We are so proud that everyone has...
Posted On 14 Oct 2016
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Next Week

Next week in Literacy we will be looking at the book ‘Mrs Honey’s Hat’ and writing labels for all of the different things she finds in it. We will be continuing to count in maths and see if we can count two groups to find the total. Please remember it is parents...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Homework

This week we are practising the sounds ‘ck’, ‘e’ and ‘u’. Can you find any words with ‘ck’ at the end of them such as sock? Have a go at saying the sounds.
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Harvest Festival

Thank you again to all of the parents who helped us walk down to St Thomas’ church this morning. The children behaved beautifully and everyone sang really well together. We hope you all enjoyed the songs, poems and stories that were told and thank you for any contributions...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Underneath a Magical Moon

Wow! We all had a fantastic day on Tuesday at the Theatre Royal. Everybody walked into town so sensibly and then we began our workshop. We began to retell the story of Peter Pan and thought about all of the different characters. We even made a huge map of the island with a cove...
Posted On 13 Oct 2016
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Giant Numicon!

Mr Stoner has very kindly been working hard to make us some giant Numicon for the outdoor area. We have had great fun this morning seeing which pieces fit together to make different numbers.             
Posted On 10 Oct 2016
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Next Week

Next week we will be celebrating our Harvest Festival on Thursday, if anyone can help with walking us to or from the church we would be very grateful, please let a member of staff know. It is also ‘Walk to School Week’ so it would be fantastic if you could travel to...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Homework

This week’s homework challenge is to practise writing the letters g, o, c and k. Can you remember how to say them and do it with the action?
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Fruit Kebabs

On Wednesday afternoon we all made some healthy fruit kebabs. We all had a go at cutting up the fruit and were very safe with the knives. When we made our kebabs in a pattern using three different fruits. They were delicious!      ...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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AXIOM Sport

This week at school is ‘Health and Wellbeing Week’ so we have been thinking lots about exercising to stay healthy. We all really enjoyed thinking about the word ‘respect’ and how we can respect each other, our bodies and ourselves. We played lots of fun...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thank you so much to everyone who donated cakes or money to the coffee morning last week. We raised £366.77 for such a good cause and also all enjoyed the scrumptious cakes.
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Next Week

Next week is our ‘Health and Wellbeing’ week which is going to include some exciting sports sessions on Monday, some interesting cooking of healthy foods and lots of extra exercise! We will be looking at the book ‘On the Way Home’ by Jill Murphey in...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Homework 

This week in our homework books there are our new sounds from phonics to practise – i, n, m, d. Can you have a go at writing them and see if there is anything you can find in your house starting with these sounds?
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Parachute games

This week in PE we all joined in with some really exciting parachute games. It was lots of fun and everyone was great at listening and participating as part of a team.
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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Forest Schools

This week on Tuesday we had a great time building dens in forest schools. We were thinking carefully about the changing seasons and how some animals hibernate through the winter. We built some amazing shelters to keep us warm in the colder weather.
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
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