Or Elliot's class as we like to call ourselves.
On this page you can see all the wonderful and exciting things we have been getting up to as well as informative documents for parents and fun links for children.
Enjoy and explore :)
What Christmas Means To Me?
This year Reception and Key Stage 1's Christmas production was a charming story of children discussing what Christmas means to them and showcasing this through stories and songs. In the end the children, teachers and parents all realised that Christmas was about quality time with those you love most in the world. All pupils worked extremely hard on their roles and a huge thank you to all parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, friends who helped make this play such a success, we certainly spread the true meaning of Christmas!
Our First Day Photos
Progress Party 2018
KS1 children were all invited to our annual progress party because of their outstanding effort and progress that they have all made this year. The party included playing musical chairs, eyes down thumbs up and pass the parcel. We then went outside to enjoy our cake in the courtyard. Finally we had great fun playing pie face! The party was a brilliant success and a fun day was had by both staff and children. Well done everyone! :)
It's Coming Home...
To celebrate the start of the World Cup 2018 Reception and KS1 developed their football skills by working in partners on a series of drills and tasks designed to improve footwork, ball control and direction. Then children each had the chance to score a goal using our new football nets. This was a super afternoon and an active way to show our support for England and football.
Happy St George's Day!
Today we celebrated St George's Day by having an exciting St George's Day party. This involved making George and the Dragon inspired items such as shields, crowns, swords and masks etc... We then finished off our party by eating English food which included pork pies, scones with jam and cream which was washed down with a nice cup of tea, yum!
We also showed off our acting skills to KS2 by acting out the story of George and the Dragon using our own props which we made ourselves.
To celebrate the joy of Easter Reception and KS1 took part in an ‘egg’cellent Easter egg hunt organised by Miss Byrne. Children worked together to find eggs hidden in our wildlife area. We even had a surprise winner when one of the children discovered no chocolate in their egg. Reception and KS1 also made Easter bonnets.
Police Dog Visit
KS1 children had the opportunity to get up close and pet a police dog! This was an exciting experience and came after an impressive talk and demonstration all about police dogs and how they help the community.
Happy St Patrick’s Day!
Today marked the end of our week learning all about St Patrick’s Day and Ireland. To celebrate all our new knowledge KS1 made shamrock cookies for everyone in school. This involved following a recipe from a book we found in the library, carefully following the instructions, using our weights and measures knowledge to weigh out the ingredients and finally using our creative skills to shape the dough into shamrocks.
KS1 then had a little help from Reception as they made the green butter icing to go on top of our shamrock cookies.
Finally both children and staff all enjoyed their shamrock cookies at the end of the day.
Maths SATs Revision Club
Miss Byrne’s Maths SATs Revision Club has started again this term for year 2 students who have their SATs test coming up in May. The first session was a huge success as you can see from the smiling faces below.
Don’t forget Maths Club is every Wednesday 3-4pm.
In our first week back, after the February half term holiday, we thought it would be a nice idea to extend our PE session and do mindful yoga. This involved lots of stretching, bending and getting our bodies into all kinds of positions! It was lots of fun and helped us all settle back into school.
Early Pancake Day Celebrations
With Pancake Day just around the corner we decided to make pancakes on our last day of school before half term. We first learnt about the origins of Pancake Day using books we collected from the library van previously in the week. Next we studied recipes and learned how to make pancakes through watching informative YouTube videos. Next we wrote out step by step instructions of how to make pancakes in our literacy lesson. Then we planned the design for our pancakes during a design and technology lesson. Finally we made our pancakes; they were delicious! Each child from Rec to year 2 made one using a special pancake hot plate and every pupil managed to flip their pancake over! Following this we then evaluated our pancakes taste as well as our process of making the pancake. This got everyone in the mood for Pancake Day as well as being an enjoyable last day of term.
Handa's Food Tasting
After learning the book by heart and using puppets to act out the story; we then decided to taste all the delicious fruit Handa talks about in the story. All children tasted all of the fruits on offer which was very grown up of them. Once children had tasted the fruit we then wrote adjectives to describe the taste, look, smell and feel of the fruit. Pupils were creative in their choice of adjectives.
Happy New Year!
Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils explored New Years and why it is celebrated. In particular we investigated the song Auld Lang Syne. We sang and danced along to the song as a large group just as you would at midnight. This was lots of fun!
Following that Reception children worked with musical instruments to recreate the beat that you dance to during the song and KS1 children created Scottish inspired dance routines to the beat. Students then collaborated their music and dance. This was an exciting musical activity, a great way start the year.
Happy 1st December
KS1 children had a very joyous 1st day of advent as we discovered a very exciting letter and gift in our classroom. After reading the letter and having a good feel, each member of the class got to open a tiny bit of the present until the gift inside was revealed...
Titled: Dear Father Christmas
Children in Need
To celebrate Children in Need KS1 pupils joined in with Pudsey Bear's dance moves and made a fun filled dances of their own. Students worked hard to make their dances as jolly and lively as Pudsey's. As you can see the children got very creative!
It was a super way to celebrate Children in Need.
Reception and KS1 children worked hard to each make an individual poppy to put on our class poppy wreath. We then took our wreath to the cenotaph in Beckermet.
Reception and KS1 had a wonderful afternoon decorating gingerbread, completing Halloween mindful colouring, cutting and sticking 2D shape witches and even watching a live stream of a Disney Halloween Parade.
Our Halloween Costumes
Nativity Play Parts
Following auditions, which children worked extremely hard with, pupils where given their parts for the school Nativity.
As you can see students are happy and proud of the roles they have been given.
Now to start the rehearsals!
Don't forget to check out our 'Children's Links' page which has all the Nativity songs for your child to learn at home :)
All the children got to join in on our interactive fun as we sang and danced along with Aladdin and friends. Even Miss Byrne used the interactive TV to write out documents on word.
KS1 where visited by Guinness the chicken. Guinness help children learn about animals and responsibilities as well as providing children with an exciting stimulus to base their first piece of writing on. Children wrote lovely descriptions about Guinness which where packed full of amazing adjectives and awesome adverbs. Well done KS1.
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