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April 20, 2018 at 3:01 pm




Welcome back to a new term!

Looking at the Communication books, you have all done lots of exciting things over the holidays and it was good to see that many of the children did their own writing. Well done!

This week we have been getting back into the swing of things and have revised many of the Phase 2 and 3 phonemes we have covered. Next week and the week after we will be learning some new sounds – ‘ear’, ‘air’, ‘ure’ and ‘er’.

In Maths we have been learning about doubling as well as revising 1 more and 1 less than a given number up to 20.

Next week is our trip to The Rainbow Factory and in preparation we have been reading many stories, talking about the different parts of a story and writing a class story. Our class story is titled ‘The Dinosaur and the Princess’. It is a whole class collaboration and the ideas from the children were very traditional! We printed the story and designed front covers. Then we made our story into a book. The children are very proud of their work. Some children have begun to write their own stories and it would be lovely if you could encourage them to write at home as well. We will be writing more stories next week.

As the weather is getting warmer and people are thinking about working in their gardens we are trying to improve our outdoor are by planting bedding plants.  We would be grateful for any spare bedding plants and plant pots to help us brighten up our outside environment.

Have a good weekend, from the RF team.


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The sun has got his hat on!

April 19, 2018 at 10:34 am


Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely 2 weeks, what a great start to the term – sunshine!

As the weather is getting warmer (at the moment) please can you make sure your child comes to school with sun cream on (spare in a bag) and a named hat. We will support the children putting sun cream on.

As you can imagine the children are embracing the sunshine and spending a lot of time exploring outside. A few children went to the pond with Mrs Myers to see if they could find some frog spawn. They did find lots of tadpoles, the children are observing them using magnifying glasses and finding out about frogs using some non-fiction books.

We are looking to make our outdoor area more colourful and we would welcome any flower pots you no longer use, plants, flowers or seeds.

We continue to enjoy the sunshine by making ice lollies. The children selected the flavour of juice they wanted. We learnt that to make ice lollies they need to go somewhere very cold like a freezer. We will enjoy the ice lollies after we have visited the park next to school later!

In phonics we have started to learn some letter sounds. This week we are learning the phoneme ‘s’. We know it makes a long sound and sausages, socks, seaweed and slide are some of the words which start with ‘s’.

In mathematics we have revised everything we know about the numbers 1-5. We have clapped, jumped and recorded the numbers to 5. We are recognising the Numicon pieces by looking at their shape and counting the holes. Some children have been busy creating their own shape pictures, learning the names, how many sides and corners they have.

St George’s Day

The children have been finding about why we celebrate St George’s Day. They listened to a story and then we learnt about St George’s Day parades. We talked about the yellow signs outside of school as the road will be closed on Sunday for a parade.

Farsley library

We have rearranged our trip to Farsley library and we will now be going on 2 visits. Some children will go on Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th May and some will go on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th May. Letters will go out next week; we will need volunteers too!

Fun playing…

Have a great week, fingers crossed the sun continues to shine!

The Nursery team

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Happy Easter!

March 29, 2018 at 3:16 pm


Well Spring is well under way and we have now reached the end of our second term. We think the children have worked so hard on becoming more independent, solving minor conflicts and remembering their manners. We think they deserve a holiday!

In our phonic sessions we have been sounding out simple CVC words and the children are very good at hearing the words. They are working hard trying to break words up and they are brilliant at rhyming and have started making up rhyming strings. After the holidays we will start learning some letter sounds as well as practising our sounding out, segmenting and blending.

We have been learning about the number 5 and what 5 is and how to record it – 5 circles, 5 lines and writing the number 5. We also went on an Easter egg hunt and had to count all the eggs and find out if we had enough for 1 each or 2 each! We counted 2 lots of 24 eggs so we all got 2 each. Great problem solving.

In between learning our numbers and phonics we have been busy discussing the Easter story and how Christians celebrate Easter, making Easter cards and Easter nests, rainbow toast, treasure maps and hunt aboard the pirate ship and  playing with our friends…

Easter Egg Competition

Well done to everyone who entered the competition. Well done to Caitlin and Frederike who won from Nursery.

We are hoping to do some gardening work in outdoor area after the holidays, so if you have any spare large plant pots, compost or plants you’d like to donate we would be very grateful.

Have a fantastic 2 weeks, we look forward to seeing you on Monday 16th April.

The Nursery Team


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This week in RF

March 29, 2018 at 2:43 pm


This week the children seem a little bit tired, perhaps they are ready for a break!

The children had the opportunity to learn about why Easter is celebrated by Christians. We talked about different religions celebrating different events and then they listened to a children’s version of The Easter Story. Easter cards were available for the children to make and they all made an Easter nest. Eggs at Easter symbolise new life and we had a chat about why some of the children receive eggs at this time of year.

Many children were keen to write this week for lots of different purposes. Some children painted pictures and then labelled things on their picture. Others wrote in their Easter cards. On Wednesday all the children wrote their names and the names of fallen RAF airmen on aeroplanes which they then decorated.

Some children went to the farm and planted sunflowers. It would be lovely if they brought photos in when they grow.

Many children entered the decorated egg competition. There were some wonderful entries and Claire the cook chose the winner. Well done Zakariya.

Have a lovely break everyone, from the RF team.

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Happy Easter from RH

March 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm


We have had a super week in RH and we can’t quite believe it’s the end of term already.


We have talked about the changing seasons and how our environment will start to change now that Spring is around the corner. We have also talked about the Easter story and have made Easter cards as well as a chocolate Easter nest. Before making the nests, we completed an experiment to see how long it would take the children to melt a piece of chocolate in their hands. There were lots of sticky hands! The children were able to describe the process of the chocolate melting as it first became sticky, then it started to melt and become more of a liquid.

Story Competition

We have continued our learning about owls this week and have re-read the story ‘Owl babies’. As the children are now familiar with this story, we retold the story and discussed what happens at the beginning, the middle and the end of the story. This then prompted the children to write their own stories, so we held a story competition this week – the winners will be announced after the Easter holidays.

All the stories that the children have written are on display in the classroom so please do come and have a read. They have done a great job.

RAF 100 Event

Please click here for a link to Mr Harris’s blog which explains how the school has taken part in this event.

All the children contributed to the event by designing a paper aeroplane and writing the names of  the 4805 members of the RAF who lost their lives during the First World War and are buried across the UK.

Esme’s plane had the name of a WW1 RAF pilot from Farsley who died in training, Captain Charles Butler so she accompanied some of the older children for a service at St John’s church in Farsley.

Keep an eye out on Look North this evening and you may spot her!

Well done to all the children who entered the Decorated Egg Competition. Congratulations to our winner, Annie.

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Pyjama Evening

March 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Thank you to all the families that came to the pyjama reading evening.
Here are some pictures of the fun we had:
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