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What a week!

Have you seen our fantastic ‘superhero’ capes? Come and have a look! The robots have have been replaced by ‘Batman’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Super Girl’ and ‘Butterfly Girl’. We’ve been having such fun! Watch out for the...
Posted On 21 Nov 2013
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Homework for the week beginning 18th November

Week beginning Monday 18th November English In English we will be talking about ‘Superheroes’. We are continuing to think about toys but these seem to be a firm favourite in our class at the moment and we want to respond to your interests as much as we can! We will be reading...
Posted On 14 Nov 2013
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Robots galore!

We’ve had such fun this week. The robots are taking over the classroom (or at least the window sills!) Some great skills have been used to attach boxes and tubes together. Children have been really busy in other areas of the class, building terrific models in the...
Posted On 14 Nov 2013
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Homework for the week beginning 11th November

Week beginning Monday 11th November English In English we will be talking about robots and reading some robot stories. Do you have any at home we could share please? (named for their safe return) Keep practising the phonemes you know so far. We’re starting to learn some new ones...
Posted On 09 Nov 2013
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Our very special visitor

We had a special visitor in our class yesterday. Our class governor Miss Goforth came to visit Class 1. She brought her favourite toy too! We all got an opportunity to hold her ‘knitted donkey’. Can you remember who made it for her? She was delighted to be shown...
Posted On 07 Nov 2013
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We’re not stuck in primary…

Today we learned about our primary colours and how to ‘mix it up’ and make even more interesting colours. (Miss Sky used too much dye in her play dough but I reckon everyone had fun getting stuck in with their hands!) 🙂 Some amazing use of colours everyone and Mrs...
Posted On 06 Nov 2013
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Homework so far this week

Well done everyone! We’ve enjoyed the homework we’ve received so far. Well done Cara for ‘blogging’. We want to see more. The homework for this past week is attached so you can have a look again to find out what we’ve been doing. Ms Lamb and Mrs...
Posted On 06 Nov 2013
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Budding Bakers

Here are a few photos from our Baking Day! Hope you enjoyed the bread!! [slideshow_deploy id=’198′]
Posted On 04 Nov 2013
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After the holiday

We hope you’re having a good break and the weather improves so that you can get outside in some Autumn sunshine. Our topic is ‘Toys’ after half term so have a think about which toys you like to play with most of all. We have a special visitor coming to see us....
Posted On 27 Oct 2013
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What a week….

I know its not the end of the week yet but already we have had so much going on.   Yesterday, the children and Mrs Stone baked some bread buns (Mrs Ramli’s recipe I believe!) and I could tell by their smell that that tasted gorgeous. The photos of our budding bakers...
Posted On 24 Oct 2013
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The final furlong!

We’re almost there…it’s been a long half term for the youngest children in school but we are so proud of the way they’ve settled and the hard work they’ve put in already. As we said to parents last night, and will indeed tonight I’m sure, we...
Posted On 23 Oct 2013
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Enrichment day!

I hope all our children are feeling enriched after a fun day “getting to know” each other yesterday. All term we have been thinking, talking, and learning about ourselves and our families so its great everyone had a chance to form their own family here at Park Grove (I often see...
Posted On 23 Oct 2013
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Homework for the last week of term

homework 21st Oct 13 CLASS 1 and 2 This the homework for this week. We really enjoy looking at it and we have a board in the classroom to display what you bring. It’s full at the moment but we can find a space for anything new. Have a super weekend. Class One team
Posted On 18 Oct 2013
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Key Stage 1 choir

Thank you to all those children who came to choir yesterday. We had a really good sing! Some old, some new, some Harvest songs and some requests. If you are in Key Stage 1 and Early Years you can come too. Tuesday lunchtimes. Just watch for the blue flag. Ms Lamb
Posted On 16 Oct 2013
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Our week so far…..

We had a super time yesterday in Forest Schools! We looked for ‘Signs of Autumn’ and found lots of evidence. The weather is certainly changing and so is our environment. The Autumn display in the classroom looks fabulous thanks to all you contributions. We’ve...
Posted On 16 Oct 2013
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More homework!

Have a look at this weeks homework sheet for some ideas of what you can be thinking about at home, ready for next week. homework 14th Oct 13 CLASS 1 and 2 Also a reminder about parents evening on Tuesday and Wednesday in the final week of term. Appointment slots are filling up...
Posted On 10 Oct 2013
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Elmer and healthy eating

Today, class 1 discussed what it means to eat healthily and had a chance to look at some delicious examples. We also designed some healthy packed lunches and these will be seen on display shortly. Its wonderful to know that our children can start to recognise and make some...
Posted On 10 Oct 2013
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More outdoors!

We had a fabulous time outside yesterday. Mrs Stone helped the children to make ivy crowns. The weather was beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor classroom and ‘Forest schools’ in the wildlife area. The children showed their knowledge of plants and creatures...
Posted On 09 Oct 2013
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Arty fingers

What fun we had this afternoon. In class 1 we started to make our very own Christmas cards ready to be sent away for our school fundraiser. Then, our lucky parents will have a chance to buy these and raise money all at the same time. WOW! All of our creative children got really...
Posted On 09 Oct 2013
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I hear you had a great evening!

I understand everyone had a lovely evening getting to know a little bit more about phonics and meeting more the staff working with the lovely class 1. I wanted to say sorry personally for being unable to attend, it would have been great to say more of a “hello!” to...
Posted On 08 Oct 2013
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This weeks homework – 7th October.

Please find attached this weeks homework sheet. We have been busy this week collating all our initial observation of the children this and would like to include some information about how they use and interact with everyday technology. We have included a short questionnaire and...
Posted On 06 Oct 2013
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Setting up camp

Last week I blogged about our amazing outdoor space…..well, it gets better! On Friday, class 1 (along with class 2 reception) helped set up camp by using tubes, tires and tarpaulin to make the most wonderful little house. It was the most fun way to demonstrate our learning...
Posted On 06 Oct 2013
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‘Phonics’

Hello Parents As you will know we have begun to learn the sounds of letters in the alphabet ready for reading and writing. To help the children remember them we are using ‘Jolly Phonics’ actions. With each letter sound we learn there is an action.  The children are...
Posted On 02 Oct 2013
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The great outdoors

Recently, our very own Mrs Stone made a fabulous display for our outdoor classroom (aren’t we super lucky to have this space?!). In previous weeks we have made stick men and some leaf rubbing that can now be seen on display. Today, we used this area alongside class 2...
Posted On 30 Sep 2013
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Christmas is coming?

The Lord Mayor of York’s Christmas card competition. The Lord Mayor has invited children from York schools to  design her offficial Christmas card for this year. So if you are a budding artist or like being creative have a go at drawing a picture with a winter or Christmas...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013
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Class 1 Homework week ending 27th September

Class 1 homework sheet for this week gives you some ideas for the children to think about for next week. English In English we will be continuing to talk about ourselves and our families. We are looking more closely at our homes. You could draw your house or draw your room and...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013
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Getting there…

Well done to class 1 for getting to the end of our 3rd full week together. Its a scary and huge step you all took just a short time ago. And I hope now, you see how brave you were and that we are not that scary after all! Everyday we are learning and growing together. Whether its...
Posted On 27 Sep 2013
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Whole school singing assembly

I would like to comment on how beautifully our Reception children sat and sang in Monday’s singing assembly. They joined the whole school and we taught the other classes the songs that we have been singing in class (‘Say hello!’ and ‘How do you do?) We...
Posted On 26 Sep 2013
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Outside yesterday!

We had a fabulous time outside yesterday. We worked in two groups. One group made pictures from natural materials in ‘Forest schools’ with Mrs Horner. The other group worked in the outdoor classroom. It was wonderful to see children digging for words in the sand and...
Posted On 25 Sep 2013
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Our third week

Just want to say Happy Weekend to everyone after another successful week in class 1. Everyone is really settling in now. Our new children are being so brave at lunch and are seen enjoying themselves with all their new friends and spaces. I believe our children are really getting...
Posted On 21 Sep 2013
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Timing

Today was the quickest (by far) that class 1 has managed to change after our sports session. This is only our 2nd week of doing this as a WHOLE class and I reckon that’s pretty amazing so well done!!! Keep going ….lets see if we can do it just as quick (if not...
Posted On 18 Sep 2013
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No small things

I just want to say a huge well done and how very proud I am that our reception class managed to get so many positive remarks on our way back from our afternoon Total sports session today. Everyone did their best to walk so quietly and sensibly that several adults said how...
Posted On 18 Sep 2013
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Circle time

Our class are really good at getting into a circle! We have learned some rules in order to take turns to speak and listen to each other. We talked about our pets this week. Lots of children have fish at home!
Posted On 18 Sep 2013
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Our First Week

Have a look at the photos of our first week.[slideshow_deploy id=’62’] Keep visiting for further snap shots 🙂  
Posted On 18 Sep 2013
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Smiles at Lunchtime!

Here are some of our children enjoying lunch during their first week. Don’t they look so grown up. They have all been brilliant and most are managing lunch independently now. Well done!
Posted On 18 Sep 2013
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A Fantastic Start!!

Wow!! We have had a wonderful three days with all the children having a brilliant start. Our first Day at school is always an emotional one for both children and parents, and staff. We are delighted to say that everyone has settled in fantastically with hardly any tears. 🙂 Well...
Posted On 06 Sep 2013
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Welcome to all our new starters.

Welcome to all our new children beginning their school life. We hope you will enjoy your first few days and make a fabulous start and begin to build friendships that will last a lifetime.  
Posted On 06 Sep 2013
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Getting to know you!

Welcome to Class 1. Are you excited about starting school? We are really looking forward to seeing you again. We have lots of super things planned. Perhaps you have been somewhere this Summer. If you have a photograph, postcard or souvenir you could bring it in to share with the...
Posted On 02 Sep 2013
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