Christmas - December 2021
We enjoyed learning in a very festive way throughout December! We talked about ways in which we celebrate Christmas and how that might be different for different families. We worked together to decorate our environment, we practiced singing and performing our Nativity songs, strengthened our hands through cutting and making, had a class party and even enjoyed a visit from the big man himself!
People Who Help Us - November 2021
We talked about members of our family and community who help us. We were lucky enough to have a visit from a Police Officer. She talked about her job, we asked lots of questions, she brought her police car and we got to hear how loud the sirens are! We also learned about the various aspects of their uniform and got to try it on for ourselves!
Counting - October 2021
We use a mastery approach to maths and like to keep it very practical and hands-on. The children were learning about number sentences and used the bears to illustrate their number sentence. This activity helped the children understand about the composition of the number 5.
Autumn Fun - 2021
Autumn is a time of year that offers us lots of learning opportunities! We talked about the changing colours of the leaves and how they fall off the trees, we counted and rolled conkers and we planted some bulbs that we will watch bloom in the spring!
Back to School - September 2021
We were all so happy to be back at school in September and welcomed some new faces into our Foundation group. We enjoyed getting back into the routines of school and learning through play. We had a 'dig it' day, where we cleaned and did some planting. We are so happy to be together again!
Water Escapades - July 2021
To end the year we enjoyed a water day! We got lucky with the weather and enjoyed some fun in the sun. The children enjoyed squirting the teachers a little too much!!!
Purple Pig Farm Visit - July 2021
We loved having the Purple Pig farm come to our school! We learned about all the animals, how they are cared for and what they eat. We got the chance to stroke and brush some of the animals too. It was a great learning opportunity!
Bridlington - June 2021
We enjoyed a whole-school trip to the beach in the summer term. We looked on a map where we live in the world and how we are lucky enough to be able to visit the sea side. We enjoyed digging, carrying water and working collaboratively on our sand creations. Some of us were brave enough to go for a paddle too! We also got a special treat at the end of the day. There were some sleepy children on the bus back!
Fruit Kebabs - May 2021
We talked about eating healthily, the food groups and what types of 'fuel' our bodies need. We decided to make some fruit kebabs for a healthy snack, and strengthened our hands by chopping the fruit and carefully sticking them on the kebab sticks. What a yummy treat!
Christmas - December 2020
The children all took part in our Christmas performance. They enjoyed singing the songs and learning the actions to go with them. We hope you enjoyed watching it at home!
Children in Need - November 2020
We had such a fun day raising money for Children in Need! We iced some Pudsey biscuits and added some spots on them the form of sweets, had a letter hunt outside (which spelled “Spots on the Teddy”), did some fun party games in the hall and then enjoyed our biscuits and hot chocolate to finish off!
Foundation - September 2020
When we start school, a big part of our learning is getting to know the routines at school, getting to know our classmates and teachers, learning how to become more independent and engaging in lots of learning through play.
Remembrance Day - November
We joined the rest of the school for a very special Remembrance Service, planned and performed by Class 3. We each made our own poppies to wear to the service and we all sat very well, listening and learning. Class 3 then handed out some more poppies that they had made and took all the children outside where we each planted one in our own Poppy Garden. Class 3 made good use our our new outdoor classroom, where they recited poems, prayers and handed out some real poppy seeds for us to look at and plant. All of the nursery children took part and listened very carefully to what the older children were saying.
We had a fantastic day at William's Den! We started off the morning inside, climbing, sliding, playing in the sand and getting wet in the stream before we had a well deserved snack. Then we had a good play in the big sand pit outside, then moved on to the tunnels and bridges before each having a turn on the zip wire! We all had lunch in our very own private tee-pee and sand some songs before getting stuck into the afternoon. We went out into the meadow armed with brushes, nets and cups and went on a minibeast hunt! By then we were all worn out and went inside for some ice cream before heading back to school. The children all really enjoyed themselves are were all on their best behaviour! The staff at William's Den commented on how good the group was, so the staff are all very proud of them!
The Tour de Yorkshire!
We have had a very busy morning celebrating the Tour de Yorkshire, which passed though part of the village. Some children made crafts to decorate our classroom with, using lots of blues and yellows. We all went out onto the big playground with bikes and scooters to play games and race each other.
Dig it Day!
Spring has finally arrived, perfect timing for Dig It Day! The whole school worked together all morning to spruce up our outside areas. The nursery children were all keen to get involved too so they all put on some overalls and got to work. They were eagerly busy snipping, digging and pulling out some very resistant roots! They also did a lot of scrubbing and cleaning to brighten up our nursery garden toys. Some children were busy filling pots with fresh compost and planting some colourful flowers, which they will all help to water through the summer term. All of the children worked really hard and made a fantastic team!
The Easter Bunny was busy preparing all of the chocolate for delivery, the nursery children made some Easter baskets to collect them in. The children joined Class 1 in their room and were very busy using scissors and glue to make their own baskets. The children decorated them with chicks and eggs and, once they were finished, left them in the nursery overnight to see what happened. Of course they were not disappointed, as the Easter Bunny came and delivered some treats for all of the children! He even left a note on the whiteboard for them, wishing everyone a very happy Easter!
World Book Day!
On World Book Day all the children dressed up as a character from their favourite book and joined us for breakfast in the school hall. All the teachers were very impressed with their costumes, in the nursery we had Spiderman, Owlette, a mermaid, Chase, Ironman, Goldilocks, a ladybird, a Viking, a policeman and Goldilocks (again)! The whole school got together to listen to some stories and of course, show off their incredible costumes!
Fun in the Snow!
We had so much fun in the snow! We have had many days of snow this winter (and Spring!) which has given us many opportunities to make snow angels, build snowmen and go sledging. We even brought the snow inside to mix with colours to create some lovely pictures and make some delicious slushies. We went onto the big playground too, where some children were writing their names in the snow!
Sox the Fire Dog!
We had a very special visitor in school... Sox, the Fire Dog! We all joined Class 1, who were learning about the fire service, in the school hall and watched as Sox demonstrated his skills. Sox was very clever and was used by the fire service to sniff out the cause of a fire. We saw his special boots that he wore to protect his feel and got to see him in action, sniffing out some substances from the children's shoes! Afterwards we were all allowed to stroke him and tell him how clever he was!