Halloween Stay & Play!
Before our half term holiday, we held our termly Stay and Play Session in Class One. This term had a Halloween theme! Our parents had a great morning: investigating slimy cauldron contents, making pumpkin window decorations, building salt dough spiders and going on a treasure hunt with their children. It was fab!
Christmas Play – ‘Welcome little baby!’
To end our first term in school, our children have performed a fantastic Christmas Play on the stage in the hall in front of a huge audience. They were amazing, we’re all very proud of them all! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
To celebrate our ‘Enchanted World’ topic we held a frozen party. Everyone was encouraged to dress up in cold colours and came to school for a day of chilly fun. We made icicles, melted snowman biscuits and painted ice blocks. We had pompom snow ball throwing games and practised our fine motor control using tweezers to collect cotton wool balls against the clock. We even made frozen fruit ice cubes for in our drinks! It was a great day!
People who help us!
This half term, we are learning all about some very important professions. Each week we have a different focus. So far we have found out all about the role of a fire fighter as well as that of a doctor, nurse and paramedic! We were lucky enough to visit Crook Community Fire Station where we explored the uniform worn by a fire fighter, sat in a fire engine, ‘put out a fire’ with the fantastic water hoses in addition to learning the all-important rule “Stop, Drop and Roll” a motto to keep us safe if our clothing catches fire! Have a look at our fun photos, what an amazing morning! Thank you for inviting us to your fire station!
Nurse Ashleigh visited school, talking to us about the role of a nurse and how doctors, nurses and paramedics can help us every day. We showed her around our fantastic role play hospital where we have been looking after our ‘poorly friends’. Annabelle’s mum came into school in her uniform with her identification badge hanging around her neck and a handy pen tucked into her pocket. we all had great fun trying on protective blue gloves, stopping germ spreading and keeping nurses safe. We looked at medicine syringes and all had a go at putting a bandage onto our friends. Nurse Ashleigh also showed us how to put an unconscious casualty into the recovery position. It was great fun! Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with us!
Halloween Stay & Play!
On Wednesday 31st October, Class One’s area was transformed into a ? spooky Halloween play area! We welcomed family members to come along and enjoy investigating some of the activities our children participate in each day. Everyone had great fun completing a Halloween Hunt, making spooky bat pictures and spider hats, carving pumpkins, making ghost biscuits and generally having terrific ?fun! We even had parents in fancy dress too! Many thanks to everyone who “stayed and played”!
Welcome to school for our Autumn Term. Class One is delighted to welcome nursery-aged children into our school for the very first time! Our early years classroom has been converted into a new early years unit which is now home to both reception and nursery children. We have been very busy all summer, working hard to transform our classroom area, indoors and out! Please read all about the grand opening in The Northern Echo link below:
We are all very excited, especially as the new nursery is part of our 50th Year Celebrations! Please take a look at some of the photos. Watch this space for all the exciting learning opportunities that this school year will bring!
Summer Term 2018!
We’ve had a great half term learning about the Seven Modern Wonders of the World and booking lots of exciting holidays in our travel agents role play area. We have looked at where the Modern Wonders are situated on a map and have enjoyed making drawings of them and e-books about them on the laptops. We looked in particular at the Taj Mahal and India the country where it is situated. We made travel brochures to tell people about India and Miss Stephenson came in to tell us about her experience of travelling there. We even got to taste an Indian drink called Mango Lassi that she made for us!
This term we have also been to Pip and Jim’s Church to find out about the special objects inside. We are now looking at Hindu Mandirs and their special objects. We had a busy day celebrating the Royal Wedding including baking tasty crown biscuits.
We are looking forward to our 50th Year Anniversary celebrations and going to the Reception and KS1 Athletics Festival at the end of June. We will also be welcoming our new Reception starters into our class at the end of this term and our teachers will be meeting our new Nursery children. A very exciting term!
Spring Term 2018
What a great end to a short, quick term!
World Book Day was eventually celebrated today after we were snowed off in early March. We had fun dressing up as our favourite book characters and talking about authors, illustrators and our favourite events! Well done to everyone who took part.
The Easter Disco was great and we all had a fab time. Here are some of our Easter Egg competition entries! Congratulations to Fynn (Reception) and Georgia-Lily (Year One) for your winning creations!
“Ladybird & Bee” “Farmyard”
Halloween Disco Class One Winner!
Congratulations to Ella Hutchinson for your fantastic witch fancy dress costume – very scary!!
Prince Bishop Vets visit school!
As part of our “People who help us” topic, Prince Bishop Vets kindly visited school with a client of theirs, Mrs Blackburn, and her extremely well behaved P.A.T dog Bee. The vet talked to the children about how to keep their pets healthy, what they should and should not eat, what a vet does when a poorly animal visits the surgery etc. We were also given the opportunity to listen to Bee’s heart with a stethoscope and to dress up like a vet ready to operate. It was a very exciting afternoon. Many thanks to Prince Bishop Vets, Mrs Blackburn and especially to Bee.
People Who Help Us Visit to Crook!
We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Crook where Class One and Two visited different work places as part of our school topic “People who help us”. We began our day at Crook Police Station where we met some rescued exotic animals and tried on police uniform. We were lucky enough to explore the inside of a police van and look inside a police cell.
Our next visit was to Crook Health Centre where our school nurse told us all about the importance of keeping healthy and looking after ourselves. We talked to one of the Health Visitors who demonstrated how she helps to look after new born babies, measuring their length, head circumference and their weight. We popped into the Pharmacy to find out about prescriptions and medicines before heading the the St. Catherine’s Community Centre for our lunch.
After lunch we set off to Crook Community Fire Station. Here we found out about uniforms and protective clothing. We all promised to go home and check our smoke alarms as we now know how to keep ourselves safe in the event of a fire! Then we explored the equipment stored within a fire engine before being lucky enough to squirt some water from one of their very powerful hoses! What a FANTASTIC day!! We learned so much. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated their time to help us!