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Welcome To Story Land

with Mrs Pearson, Mr Bringloe, Mrs Hall, Mrs Turner and Mrs Wales

Our Busy Week 12th November

We've had a busy week finding out which characters we are playing in the Christmas play, starting to practise the songs and, of course, raising money for Pudsey Bear! Thanks to all the children and parents who contributed. The children looked great!


We made spotty buns on Friday afternoon and in maths the Year 1s were challenged to use 4 different 2D shapes to make a picture of Pudsey Bear.







Our Busy Week 5th November 2018 


This week we have been learning about different celebrations, festivals and taken part in Remembrance Day activities.

The children have talked about their own experiences of Bonfire Night and Ruben explained that we have celebrate because  "Someone tried to blow up some houses and then he had his head chopped off!"

We really enjoyed eating our chocolate sparklers and creating firework pictures.


On Thursday the children made poppies to help us remember the soldiers who died in the First World War 100 years ago.

Ollie said "We remember the soldiers because they fought in the war and won."

Louis "They fought Germany."

James "Some soldiers were called Yorkshire Lads."

Emily "My daddy goes to scouts and marches for the soldiers."




The Year 1s have been discussing the meaning of unfamiliar words they came across in the nursery rhymes they have been learning this week.

Can you practise saying these nursery rhymes to an adult and tell them what these words mean?

 merry,   fiddler,   broth,   soul,   scolded,   spout,   fine lady

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Our busy week commencing 15.10.18

This week, Storyland and Tanglewood have been out on the field collecting autumn leaves and looking for other signs of autumn. Back in the classroom, the Year 1s looked at the leaves carefully and then matched them to a picture on our identification sheet so that they knew their names.

They wrote information sentences about deciduous leaves.

Here are some photos of the Reception children and the signs of autumn they found.

Andorra explained that the berries she found were for the animals.

Zach thought the trees looked like rainbows because there were so many colours.

Y1 New Words!!!

This week we have learnt lots of new vocabulary to do with leaves.

Can you describe a leaf to a grown up using the correct scientific words?



tip  veins  lobes  margin  smooth  deciduous evergreen  jagged  stem


Can you explain what 'leaflets' are?





Reception New Words!!!

We heard and discussed these new words during topic and story time. Can you use them at home too?


comfort    gurgling    beamed    wise    snuggled    camouflage     hibernate   knead   beady eyes








Click on this link for the words to our harvest song. Can you practise at home?




Our Busy Week 8th October


Congratulations to Tommy for receiving the Presentation Award this week. He has tried very hard and practised lots and lots to form letters correctly and write on the line. Keep it up!


The Reception children have been reading the story 'The Gingerbread man' this week. They made gingerbread men with Mr Bringloe which everyone said were delicious and extremely crunchy. You can see us making them in the photos below.

Lots of the children made their own gingerbread men characters using different resources in the making area. Mrs Pearson challenged the children to help the gingerbread man get cross the river himself so that the fox couldn't eat him. Emily made him some stepping stones and Sebastian made him his own wings so he could fly across the river! There were lots of different kinds of boats as well. Why don't you look at some of our ideas?

The Year 1s have finished their Space topic this week by creating a picture using wax resist and collage. Here are some of their pictures.





In maths, they have been partitioning numbers into 2 parts using the part whole model. Can you find the missing numbers in these models and write a number sentence to match?





Which part whole model shows 5 + 3 = 8?


Our busy week commencing 1.10.18

This week we have learnt about the composer Gustav Holst. We listened to his piece of music, Mars, Bringer Of War and responded by drawing and painting. Check out our digital art video below.

Holst Mars The Bringer Of War.mp4

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Our Busy Week 24th September 2018

This week we have enjoyed our house team day, completing the assault course, designing a Christmas card and decorating stones to hide in the village . It was great working with children from the other classes and we enjoyed experiencing a taste of democracy when we voted in the new house captains and school council members.


In maths, the reception and year 1s have been comparing groups of objects and numbers using the vocabulary less than, fewer, more than, the same and equal.

You can play this game to help you practise.


The year 1s have also used these symbols.


Can you use the numbers to make the statements correct?

Circle the sets of objects which complete this statement.





Our busy week commencing 17.9.18


Can you use this story map to help tell the story at home?

If you learn it really well, it will help when you write your own story next week.


Can you get your families to join in? We would love to hear about any grown ups joining in with our oral story telling project!


If you get stuck you can use the video below to help. Although I think we did make one or two mistakes. Can you spot them?


Way back home small.mp4

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We made some special rockets as part of our space topic. How do we get them to move?

The reception children had lots of fun outside in the windy weather this week.

Our Busy Week Commencing 12.9.18

This week we began to learn a story about a boy who got stuck on the moon and who meets an alien.

We think it might have been that alien who landed his rocket in our garden last week!

We imagined what he might look like and created an alien portrait out of collage materials. Please drop in to school to see our alien display in the corridor or look at the examples below.

We have been learning about the planets in our solar system. How many can you name without looking at the picture?

Can you explain to somebody at home what the word 'orbit' means?

Which of these planets has the hottest climate? Which has the coldest? Can you explain why?

In maths this week the Year 1s have been learning to use tens frames to represent numbers. 

Can you quickly say the number each of these tens frame is showing?

You can practise making numbers on this interactive tens square. Click on the link.

We have also been solving problems and proving our answers. Can you explain your answer to this problem.


The Reception children have been reading Goldilocks and the 3 Bears this week. They enjoyed being the characters in the story and retelling it in their own words. They also made porridge to try but, some really didn't like it! Take a look at photos below.

We had lots of fun in the sunshine when the reception children had their first PE lesson with Mr Oldroyd.

Our busy week commencing 5.9.18


Some very strange things happened this week for the Year 1s in Storyland!


First Mrs James sent us this picture she had taken of the moon.

We wondered who had written this message.

How did they end up on the moon?

Why do they need help?

What have they used to create this word?


Later we found this rocket which had landed in the garden. There was nobody inside.


Who had flown it here?

Why had they come to Earth?

Where was the pilot?


We are hoping to find out more about this mystery next week!



In maths, the Year 1s have been sorting objects into sets and explaining their sorting e.g. happy and sad faces, colours, big and small. Can you sort these vehicles? Can you find different ways?






We have been very proud of the way the new reception children have settled into school. Mr Potato head is helping us to learn our class rules.  

He has

  • listening ears and looking eyes which help him learn new things
  • helping hands which are kind to others and are really useful when it is tidy up time! 
  • walking feet so he doesn't bump into his friends or hurt himself
  • quiet voice