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Mrs M Needham

Planning Pegasus (FS2/Y1 2018-19)

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Wear it Blue

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    • November 25, 2018
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To celebrate the end of Anti-bullying fortnight we put a fantastic display together to share with our parents and the other classes in school.

We sang “This is me” and wrote sentences about how to be a good friend.

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Autumn Treasure

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    • October 12, 2018
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We have been on a lovely Autumn walk and found some Autumn Treasure.  We counted conkers and made some lovely leaf pictures and prints.

We have been thinking about nocturnal animals and animals that hibernate.

We made a home for a hedgehog and looked for an area outdoors where a toad might like to hibernate.


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Autumn begins…

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    • October 12, 2018
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We have really enjoyed our Mystery Readers.

Thank you to all the Mystery Readers that have visited us on a Friday morning to share a story or two with us.

If you would like to be a ‘Mystery Reader’ please let Mrs Braithwaite know.



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We love where we live!

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    • September 26, 2018
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We have had an absolutely wonderful day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  We enjoyed stories and sculpture, singing and wonderful sights.  Take a look at our pictures…

We visited the Asha Munn, ‘Fly Away Home’ bird box sculptures.  We thought about our own homes, how they were built and who built them.  We talked about how lucky we are to have homes and thought about those less fortunate than ourselves.

We were then turned into wild animals and mythical creatures by a magic leaf.

We listened to our artist as she explained all about the sculptor ‘Sophie Ryder’, who imagined that she had turned into a hare.  We really enjoyed exploring this sculpture and discovering all the unusual things that had been used to create it.

We enjoyed making our own imaginary animals and we used the environment around us to help create our own masterpieces.

It was such a beautiful day.

The clouds became images, we saw rabbits and love hearts.


Carmel told us the story about the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.  We enjoyed looking at the animal head sculptures and acting the story out for ourselves with ribbons.  It was great fun.

We are so lucky to live near to such a fabulous place.  It would be great to visit again soon.

Thank you to everybody that made our trip possible and a HUGE thank you to ‘Friends of Springwood’ for funding the transport.  We had a really fabulous day.


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Helping your child with phonics

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    • September 23, 2018
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There are also a few apps that you might like to consider having a look at


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Costs about £4.99 but really good fun for children


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Another really good app that also helps with letter formation and developing pure sounds.


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Some free games for children to play on a pc.

We sing these in class.




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Busy builders

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    • September 21, 2018
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This week we read the story of The Three Little Pigs as well as other variations of this traditional tale.  We thought it might be a nice idea to have a go at building our own house outdoors.

We have also been looking at our homes on Google Earth and then drawing and labeling pictures as well as painting them and making models too.

Every morning before we start our day we have the opportunity to look at a book with our grown ups but this week we have had MYSTERY READER.  Every Friday we hope to have a mystery reader that comes into our classroom to read a story, this week it was Ted’s mummy who read two fabulous stories to us.  We are already wondering about who will be coming in next week to read to us.

Look at our fabulous MYSTERY READER…

Thank you Ted’s mummy!

Also a huge thank you to Mrs Taylor-Dobson (Noah’s mummy), she gave us some lovely apples that we made some delicious apple crumble with.  It was sooooooo tasty that we ate it all up!

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What a busy week!

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    • September 14, 2018
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We have had a very busy week, thinking about all the things that we would like to when we are bigger.

Reception children have been sent home with their first set of phase 2 sounds to learn and year 1 have some maths homework too.

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What a wonderful week!

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    • September 7, 2018
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We have had a very exciting week, indoors and outdoors.  We have been busy getting to know each other and our school.

We are looking forward to even more fun throughout the year.

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Looking forward to a new school year.

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    • September 3, 2018
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We are so excited about our new school year.  There will be lots of different things happening.

Our topic for the first half term is, ‘Love where you live’.  We will be thinking about our community and town and discovering new things about our environment. 

Once we’ve settled into school we will be going on an adventure to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park where we will meet an artist who will show us how to make our own sculptures that we can then bring home.  

Mrs Braithwaite, Mrs Fenton and myself are all looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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