Stars in Reception

November 28, 2014 at 3:50 pm

The children have been very excited this week as a star fell out of the sky and landed in our playground. We went on a search for it and eventually found it amongst the trees.

The children wrote letters to the star after it had returned home.

Some children made models to help the star return to where it had come from. Other children drew pictures. In RF classroom some of the work is on display. In RC classroom there is also a new display about the story “Whatever Next!”

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At Andrew’s Day fun in Nursery

November 28, 2014 at 11:12 am

The children have had a great time learning about the celebration of St Andrews Day. They have remembered so much about the story and where St Andrews Day is celebrated…

‘It is in Scotland’

‘Andrew had a brother called Peter’

‘He was a fisherman’

‘He shared a little food with lots of people’

‘He died on an ‘x’ shaped cross’

We have tried Scottish porridge oats (some tried a lot!), made Scottish shortbread biscuits, made Scotland flags and done some Scottish dancing. Look at the fun we had…

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A special visitor in Reception this week!

November 24, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Today we found a mysterious letter that asked us to find a special star outside! The children followed a trail of stars to find the Fallen Star stuck in the trees! The children have thought of fantastic ways of getting the Fallen Star back up to space! We had some brilliant suggestions including; throwing it back up to space, using jet packs, turning the school into a rocket, and making a spaceship!


This week in our Literacy classroom we will be writing letters to the star once it has been sent back up to space! We will be listening carefully for all the sounds in words and using our phonics to write them down. We will also be thinking about our Kung-fu punctuation and using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.


This week we are thinking about repeating patterns. We will be creating patterns using sponge printing, different objects and even ourselves! There will be lots of different bee jobs around the maths classroom to do with patterns.

Remember we have a teacher training day on Wednessay this week so the school is closed to the children.

Have a brilliant week!





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St Andrew’s Day Celebrations in Nursery this week

November 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

This week we are learning all about Scotland and St Andrew’s Day. St Andrews day is this Sunday – 30th November.  We will  look at where Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland are on the map. The children will listen to the story of Andrew and how he became the patron Saint of Scotland. In brief the story is about Andrew who was a fisherman. He helped Jesus feed the 5,000. Jesus died on the cross. When it was Andrew’s turn he chose to die on a horizontal cross out of respect for Jesus. This is the cross you now see on the flag of Scotland.

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We will be making our own Scottish shortbread, trying out different toppings on our porridge, making Scottish flags and trying our hand at some Scottish dancing. We will also watch a St Andrews parade to help us understand how St Andrew’s Day is celebrated.

Look out for photos of our Scottish fun at the end of the week!

Staff training day – don’t forget THIS Wednesday is a training day.

Have a great week.

The Nursery Team.



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Messy sensory fun in Nursery this week!

November 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

The children have had a super fun sensory week. I think the 2 favourites were making the ‘clean mud’ and the slimy gloop. Lots of different textures this week and more importantly a lot of fun!

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Whatever Next!

November 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm


This week in our Literacy classroom we are focusing on the lovely book Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. The children will be sequencing the story using pictures, using props to re-tell the story and continuing to draw story maps. The children will also be ‘challenged’ to write cvc words independently e.g. b-o-x, t-e-d. We are also creating rockets in the model making area to help our own teddy’s blast off to space.


In our Mathematics classroom this week we are continuing to work on our individual maths targets. Bee jobs in this classroom will include a number search, using the ipads to play some number games, estimating how many stars are in the jar and ordering numbers to 20. We will also be focusing on ordering events in a day and ordering familiar events. We will be asking children what they do first, next, after that and finally.

Have a brilliant week!

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Sensory experiences in Nursery this week

November 17, 2014 at 12:17 pm

This week we are getting the children to experience lots of different sensory activities. We will be painting with our fingers, making gloop, bubble painting, making clean mud and then using a marshmallow and fairy liquid mix! Look out for our fun photos on Friday.

Please don’t forget we ask the children to bring in a contribution of fruit which goes towards our snack time. It helps the children to share items they bring in.

During snack times we are practising our Christmas songs, listening to stories and counting to 20.

Nursery is closed this Friday as school has a training day.

Have a great week, wrap up!

The Nursery Team

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Remembrance Day and Children in Need

November 14, 2014 at 4:35 pm

What a busy week in Reception!

Take a look at the pictures below to see what we got up to. We had a special assembly on Tuesday to mark Remembrance Day. The children made beautiful poppy wreaths and then year 2 took them down to the cenotaph in Farsley. Mrs Myers did a great job of playing the Bugle in our assembly and we were all very respectful during the 2 minutes silence.

Today the children enjoyed laying silver coins down along the corridor in the Junior building and drawing some lovely pictures. Thank you for all your donations and for the wonderful cakes!



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This week in RF

November 14, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Another very busy week! The children have continued to learn about shape and have hunted around the classroom for objects which are 2D shapes. They all used the iPads to take photographs of the objects they found and then viewed their pictures.
The children have also been retelling the Pie Corbett story of Mr Zig and Mr Zag using actions and creating story maps. They used drawings to retell the story and an adult wrote what they wanted to say. We have had some amazing maps so far!

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Zig and zag in RC!

November 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Have a look at the video and pictures to see what the children in RC got up to this week, I’ve been really impressed about how well they have remembered it. We have been very busy re-telling the story of Zig and Zag and we have also made some fantastic story maps. The children have then been using these stories maps to help them re-tell the story! Well done RC! Miss Curteis

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