Last full week in RH

July 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm

In literacy this week, we have been looking at sentence structure and have been writing descriptions. The children have made  ‘Who am I?’ sheets with a description of themselves.

In maths, the children have been completing additions using whole-part bar models.

You write the total in the circle on the left and the two numbers that make the total in the circles on the right. This is a method they will use in Year 1 as well as other whole-part models.

Year 1

We spent the morning in the children’s new classroom on Thursday and they loved it! They seemed very settled and were very excited about the pet gerbils.

Seaside Day

Don’t forget is is Reception’s Seaside day on Monday. Families are welcome to join us from 2.30.

Learning Logs

The learning logs have now been handed to you to keep. There will be no more homework set this academic year.

Have a great weekend.

The RH team

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RF are ready for Year 1!

July 19, 2018 at 2:54 pm

This week has been as busy as usual. The children have written about their visit to Year 1 last week and Miss Bray has spent some more time with us getting to know all the children. All the children have practised their reading and have a book to read over the holidays. Please keep practising with them and encourage them to work on their cursive letter formation.

Today Miss Bray took her class on a trip so we were able to go and spend some time in her classroom. The children were very excited and enjoyed using some of the resources in the room. Then they went for their lunch from the classroom and sat were the Year 1 children sit for their lunches. Your child should be able to chat to you about what they did.

One of our focus children has planned a Disney disco for tomorrow. She made a poster and put it in the window instead of sending invitations home. The children can bring Disney clothes for the afternoon if they have them. Please do not go out and buy anything as all the children will be able to join in with the disco. Please remember your picnic food for Monday afternoon and all the grown ups are invited from 2.30pm.

Have a lovely weekend from all the staff in RF.

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Monday’s trip to Harlow Carr

July 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm

We had a super day at Harlow Carr and were lucky with the weather. The children started their trip by exploring the different parks practising climbing and balancing skills. We then enjoyed a picnic lunch. The children then met Elizabeth and Miss Acorn who needed help to identify different mini beasts that kept eating her plants. We started by taking turns to pond dip and then we used different nets to collect insects in the tall grasses. The children were such good bug detectives that they found 2 ladybird larvae!

The end of the trip was more eventful than planned but we all got back to school safe and sound. A huge thank you to those parents who helped us throughout the day and particularly thanks to Frederike’s mama and Noah’s mummy who stayed a little longer than planned!

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RH News

July 13, 2018 at 2:02 pm

We’ve had a bit of a different week in RH this week.

On Wednesday, the children took part in Sports Day and they thoroughly enjoyed it. They  loved taking part in the racing and were all very proud of their efforts. They also took the friendly competition in their stride and were pleased whatever place they came in the races. Thank you to everyone that came to watch and  helped to make it a special day.

On Thursday, the children spent the morning in their Year 1 classroom. They got to spend time with their new teachers,  Mrs Galbraith and Mr Garlick and they also met Mrs Booth who is the class teaching assistant. The children all came back smiling and were very excited about the new toys and areas to play in.

The rest of the week, the children have been continuing to practise counting in 10s and completing activities around this. They have also been writing recounts of their trip to the park. Some examples:

Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday.

The RH team


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Nearly the end of term in nursery…

July 13, 2018 at 1:41 pm

Well we might be nearly at the end of term but we are still very busy learning. For some children they visited Harlow Carr while others had some time to explore the Reception classes. Visits to the Reception classes will increase over the last few days of term.

In phonics we have revised the sounds and actions for s, a, t, i, p, n, m, d, g, o, ck, c, k and we learnt ‘e’. We thought of objects which started with e like elephant, envelope and egg. We sounded out and blended words which had ‘e’ in them like e-gg, b-e-d and M-e-g.

In maths we are continuing to practise counting to 20 and back from 10 and 5 to 0. We have also been developing our understanding of the value of numbers. How can you show me 2? Can you show me 5? This generated lots of talking about the different ways – using our fingers, hands, other body parts, jumping, clapping etc…

In the areas of provision the children have been enjoying developing their physical skills drawing, writing, practising letter formations and colouring in (stay inside the lines). Some pictures from this week…

The children had a super Sports day and they enjoyed parading around the playground as Kane’s Kings. They did us proud trying their best in the running and egg and spoon races.

Library books

We will start collecting in library books next week. So please send them back from Wednesday onward. If you are unsure if you have a book then let us know as we have kept a record.

Harlow Carr trip

We have our final trip of the year on Monday. An email has been sent regarding the arrangements of the day. So far the weather forecast is dry! Please remember a packed lunch for the day and lots of energy!

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend as the rain is on it’s way!

The Nursery team

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Nursery trip 1 to Harlow Carr

July 13, 2018 at 1:04 pm

We had an absolutely fantastic day out at Harlow Carr yesterday. The weather was perfect, not too hot and not too cold! We did lots of hunting for mini-beasts. We swept our nets over the top of the long grass and then we put the caught mini-beasts in to a magnifying pot. We found moths, grasshoppers and lots more. We then went pond dipping and the children and adults were amazed at what we caught – baby newts, adult newt, water boatman’s, ramshorn and pond snails and phantom midge larva. After all our detective work we had a picnic lunch followed by lots of physical activity. Thank you to all our parent helpers, you were fantastic!

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Another busy week in RF

July 12, 2018 at 3:09 pm

This week the children have had lots of positive experiences. all the children had the opportunity to join in both the flat running race and the egg and spoon race during our Sport’s day on Wednesday.

In the afternoon the children played with lots of PE equipment and had fun making up their own games with the hoops. Then they cooled down with an ice pop.

On Thursday the children went to visit their new classroom and spend some time getting to know Miss Bray. They all know Miss Bray well as she has been visiting our classroom over the last few weeks.

They all had lots to talk about when they came back!

Have a lovely weekend, from all in RF.

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July 7, 2018 at 7:49 am

We’ve had another busy week and the heat hasn’t been slowing us down.


We have been learning about what happens at the seaside as many children have been to the seaside recently. We have been developing the children’s language by thinking about descriptions for the seaside, thinking about what we can see, hear and smell. The children looked at some pictures of our class bear, JoJo on the beach and she had sent the children postcards. The children then had a go at writing their own postcards.


In maths, we have been practising counting in 10s. We have used equipment to show the value of the 10s and have been counting alongside Numicon 10 pieces to help the children understand what happens when you keep adding tens.

Numicon 10






We have also been looking at months of the year and days of the week as the children have been playing with the new calendars and diaries in the classroom.

Dojo time

Yesterday, we had our class ‘Dojo time’. This is a short amount of time on a Friday when the children get to have a treat for positive behaviours  throughout the week. This week, the children wanted to go to the park. Next week, the children will be writing a recount of what they did at the park.

Some pictures:

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Nursery’s learning this week…

July 6, 2018 at 12:58 pm

We have had another busy and hot week in Nursery. The children seem to be coping well in the high temperatures. Please can we remind you that the children really need to be wearing hats when playing outside. We are regularly prompting the children to drink water and milk throughout the day.

The children have shown interest in taking photos and videos using the iPad’s. We have shown them how to make sure they include everyone’s head/body in the picture. They may have even taken a few selfies! The children took turns and shared the iPad’s every 5 minutes.

I bought some fresh peas this week and the children were keen to learn how to pod them. I challenged them to work out where I had bought them and they recognised the Co-op brand. We talked about having our 5 a day, the fact they were grown in England (British flag) and the farm assured picture. The children enjoyed collecting the peas and finding the biggest and smallest pea.

Here’s our week in pictures…

We have also learnt about using egg shells in the garden. Egg shells can keep snails and slugs away as they are sharp. This will stop our plants from being eaten.

Sports day – Wednesday 11th July

We have explained to the children about what will happen on Wednesday. At 9.10am there will be a parade of each class around the playground. Nursery are team England and we will be known as ‘Kane’s Kings’ (fingers crossed there still in the World Cup next week!). Those children who have chosen to have made their own crown to wear. We will then head to the field where Nursery and reception classes will do 2 races before Year 1 and 2 children join us. Sports day should conclude by 10.30. If your child doesn’t come to Nursery on a Wednesday morning, then please feel free to bring them to Sports Day although they must sit with you and wait to be called over to race.


We have revised the letters s, a, t, i, p, o, g, d, m, n. We have learnt c, k, ck, finding out they have the same sound but look different. We talked about ck being found at the end of words like tick, tock.


We have been practising positional language and using our friends and puppets to show our understanding of – under, next to, on top of, behind and in front of. We have continued counting up to 20 and back from 10. Lots of children have also chosen to order numbers to 10 or 20. The children have had fun creating their own patterns.

Harlow Carr

We are looking forward to the first of our trips to Harlow Carr next Thursday. Please remember we are aiming to leave for the trip at 8.30am due to the Yorkshire Show traffic in and around Harrogate. The children will need to be wearing sun cream and a hat. They will also need a packed lunch in a disposable bag. Information packs for volunteers are being distributed this week and next.

For those children staying at school there will be the opportunity for them to play in either Reception class.

Have a super weekend. Hopefully England will win! See you next week.

The Nursery team

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This week in RF

July 6, 2018 at 10:35 am

This week the children have again been very busy even in the heat! Some children have been to visit the farm which always proves very popular. The children collected some strawberries and raspberries.

Other children were really feeling the heat and wanted to make ice lollies for everyone.

We have also had a Spanish disco party. The children were practising their dance moves for their holidays.

The children have done lots of reading this week and in Maths we have been practising addition using a new method. We used large hoops and put objects in both and then in the connecting hoop we worked out the answer. The children also had experience of working out missing numbers. There was one hoop with objects in and the children had to work out how many objects they needed to make the total. They also practised this individually.

Finally in PE today the children have been practising their Sport’s Day races. Sport’s day is next Wednesday and parents are invited to watch Reception in the morning.

Have a lovely weekend from all the staff in RF.

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