2nd May 2017

We had a very busy week last week, starting with our trip to Tropical World!
We all enjoyed looking at the minibeasts, as well as the fish, birds and meerkats. The children were all really well behaved and had a brilliant time! Here are some highlights!

As well as our exciting trip to tropical world we have been working very hard!

In Literacy we read the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and looked at the difference between fiction and non-fiction books. We have been working very hard to write a factfile about our favourite minibeast or a frog after learning about the lifecycle of a frog in RP. There has been some amazing writing and some of these will be going on our display for everyone to see!

In Maths last week we worked hard at doubling and everyone had a go at doubling numbers in lots of different ways.

If you missed the presentation last week on “Year One Readiness” please look at the slides below, and if you have any questions or would like the information sent home please ask Miss Bright Mrs Parker or Mrs Paling.

Y1 Readiness Power Point 2017

21st April

What a busy first week back we have had! We have kicked off this half term with our new topic of minibeasts.

In literacy this week we have been looking at non-fiction books and learning all about life cycles.

In maths this week we have been working on doubling numbers, as well as practising adding two numbers together.

Our PE day has now changed to Tuesday as we are very lucky to have Mr Wynn from Woodkirk Academy helping us with our PE lessons each week.

On Wednesday, 2 children from each class visited Driglington Primary School to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt with children from the other schools in our cluster. They each made an easter bonnet to wear and Scarlett and Chelsea-Mia both won a prize for their wonderful creations! Here they are in their fabulous Easter Bonnets!

Today we had some very exciting post! Everyone gathered round to watch Miss Bright open it up and see what was inside and we found 2 pots of caterpillars! We are very excited to watch what happens to them over the next few weeks!

Thank you to everyone who has sent in homework and extreme reading photos, we have enjoyed sharing them all in class.

Next week promises to be another exciting one with our school trip coming up!

Here are some more photos of us enjoying our learning this week!

10th March

This week in Literacy we have been continuing our work on story maps. All of the children have drawn their own story map, ready to write their own story next week!

In Maths we have continued working on our teen numbers (11-19) including how to write them and how to make them with numicon. We have also practised our subtraction work from last week.

This week in school has been Safety week. We have looked at road safety and how to cross roads safely. We also played a safe or unsafe game, the children were great at saying which of the pictures were safe or unsafe and why.

Next week is Science week and in preparation, for our Friday activities this afternoon we have been busy planting! Miss Bright and Miss Kirkwood’s key worker group have planted some trees along the Reception and Nursery fence and around the allotment, we have our fingers crossed they will grow! Miss Greenwood’s key worker group planted some flowers in our own growing area in Reception, and Mrs Paling’s key worker group planted some beans there last week.

World Book Day!

Last Thursday we celebrated World Book Day in school! The children all dressed in their pyjamas and brought their favourite book.

In the morning we looked at the book “Kipper’s Party” In the story Kipper made a cake for his toys using cornflakes, milk, sugar, jam, tomato ketchup and baked beans! We had a go at making our own cake and some children were even brave enough to try a little bit!

In the afternoon Year 5 came to see us and they read our favourite stories to us, we really enjoyed sharing our stories with them!

During the day we also did lots of book related activities, we wrote some book reviews, did lots of reading and some people even made their own books!

Every classroom in the school has also decorated their door like a book cover! RB’s door is Barry the Fish with Fingers, and RP’s door is The Rainbow Fish!

24th February

This week in Reception we have started our new topic “Under the Sea” which the children are really enjoying so far!

Our book of the week this week has been “The Rainbow Fish”. In our group work we have been ordering pictures from the story and having a go at writing a sentence to go with it. On the carpet we have been doing “talk for writing”, which means we have been telling the story using actions, so that when we try to write it down it is easier for us to remember what comes next.

In maths we have been working out one more than a given number up to 20, and have begun to look at one less. The children have also done a great job on our first independent activity; ordering numicon, writing the number and making a matching tower without help from a grown up!

Next week is World Book Day and to celebrate this every class in school has been challenged to decorate their classroom door too look like the cover of a book! In Friday activities today each class has made different parts of a book cover to go on the door! RB’s door will look like Barry the Fish With Fingers and RP’s door will look like The Rainbow Fish. Look out for pictures next week when they are finished!

Here are some pictures of the great learning we have done in Reception this week! Including photos from our Open Morning on Wednesday, thank you to all the grown ups who came to share our learning with us.