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Nursery and the Three Little Pigs

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Nursery have been reading the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’. Using lots of different craft materials, everyone recreated collage pictures of the Three Little Pigs’ houses. It was really impressive how many details they remembered from the story.  View more pictures in our Sway

Nursery JG Christmas Party

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There was lots of festive fun in nursery today. Miss Goodall’s class (NJG) had their Christmas party. Everyone helped to get the party food ready, even making cheese or jam sandwiches. It was then time for games, music and fun. Not to be outdone, NJG’s pass the parcel had even more…

Nursery Christmas songs performance

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Nursery performed some Christmas songs for their parents and carers whilst dressed up like the characters in the songs!  We had some lovely Christmas puddings, some twinkly stars and even a Santa stuck in the chimney.  It was great fun and the students performed so well. Thank you to staff for…

We take some Christmas cheer to Berkeley Court care home

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Reception and Year 1 took their Christmas cheer to Berkeley Court care home in Harehills to spend time with the residents.  They decorated some elf masks and sang songs with the residents, teaching them new versions of old classics like 'Twinkle Twinkle'.  Finally Mrs Begum read everyone a story before…

Nursery FG Christmas Party

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Nursery FG kicked off the first Christmas party this week. The morning started with fun games, music and dancing. Including a game of pass the parcel, with the most well wrapped present I’ve ever seen. We lost count of the number of layers! Of course, no party would be complete without…

Nursery go to The Rainbow Factory

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This week nursery went to the Rainbow Factory where they heard a Christmas story all about Ebeneezer Scrooge.  Scrooge hated Christmas until he was shown how amazing it is by three Christmas Ghosts. After the story the children got to play games, choose their own fairytale by rolling a dice and…

Reception Stick Man

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This week, reception held an activity morning all about the story ‘Stick Man’, we even invited our super parents and carers to stay and take part in the activities. Starting with a dramatic reading of the story by Miss Hobson and Miss Rook, they really brought the book to life. Then…

Nursery - Leo's Birthday

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There has been a very special birthday in nursery for Leo, the teddy! Nursery have been learning about celebrations, just in time to throw this big party for Leo. Everyone helped prepare for the party, starting with baking and icing buns, taking turns to measure, mix and stir. Once baking was…

Reception Build Boats

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Reception have been building boats. Investigating different materials, we explored what was more or less effective to use when building a boat. Working in small groups, they had to share a limited supply of scissors, glue, string, tape and other items, ensuring everyone worked as part of their team. Testing the…

Foundation Stage Bonfires

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In anticipation for Bonfire night, nursery and reception have held their own bonfires this week. Everyone had lots of great ideas on how to build the fires and even helped to break up sticks and scrunch up newspaper, ready for the fire. We all talked about keeping safe and what makes…

Nursery celebrate Diwali

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Just before the holidays, nursery celebrated Diwali. The day was full of enjoyable activities to help us all learn about and celebrate Diwali. Outside: we had everyone helping to create a giant colourful picture representing fireworks. Inside: we decorated our own diyas, which are beautifully decorated clay lamps. Later, we found…

Revamped Mud Kitchen

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Foundation stage’s mud kitchen has had a makeover. Miss Hobson has been hard at work transforming this area. With new pots, pans and utensils everyone in foundation stage is eager to make some messy food. First on the menu was cakes and chapattis!

Reception Healthy Choices

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What better way to learn about healthy choices than preparing our very own healthy snacks! Reception have been hard at work, using utensils to prepare fruit and vegetables; which is a great way to help develop fine motor skills. These fruit and vegetables were perfect choices to learn all about healthy…

Reception Superheroes

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Reception have turned themselves into superheroes. Using a felt tip pen, they’ve made marks on a laminated picture, turning them into their own favourite superhero. They even got to show off their ICT skills, using an iPad to take the fantastic photos. 

Reception Wormery

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Reception have started a wormery. This is a box full of soil and worms, it has clear sides so we can see the worms moving through.  With a pile of old fruit and vegetables ready, our reception children have been chopping and preparing the worms’ dinners. Everyone keeps checking the worms;…

Nursery PE

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Mr Short setup an exciting assortment of PE equipment in the hall, ready for our nursery children to explore.  We had climbing frames, balancing benches and more. Following the path set out by the equipment, our courageous nursery children climbed, jumped and balanced on the equipment to complete their way through…

We love the rain!

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It's typical weather for September, sun with rain, mostly rain, but that doesn’t stop our nursery children’s learning journey. Rain suits and wellies on, we’re ready to enjoy and experience the outdoors. It’s only been a couple of weeks now since many of our nursery children started, but they’ve settled really…

Nursery is open

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The first of our nursery children started this week, they’ve settled so well! We had emotional new starts, but once settled everyone has had a great time. With lots of activities and opportunities to gain friends and social skills, nursery is a perfect way to start your child’s learning journey.  See…

Reception - Graduation

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We’re so proud of our reception children, to celebrate their year of fantastic achievement we held our reception graduation today. Thank you to all our parents and carers for attending. It was great to share highlights from throughout the year and celebrate just how much everyone has progressed. We know they’re…

Sports Day - Foundation Stage

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Last Friday, Foundation Stage held the first of our sports days. The weather was a bit chilly, but once everyone was moving, it was perfect for some sporty fun. Everyone was in class teams, tackling a range of different activities including, egg and spoon race, penalty kick, space hopping and more.…