What a fantastic week!

What a great week we have had in our second full week back!

The Adventurers have been working hard, continuing with the place value topic in mathematics, whilst also practising their 3 and 6 times tables! 

An instrument has been assigned to each Adventurer, either a trumpet, clarinet, saxophone or a trombone! They are all looking forward to learning these with their music teacher Ralph on a Thursday afternoon. 

Friday was a fantastic morning where the class were visited by their lovely families. This enabled the Adventurers to teach their families the activities that they have learnt so far. This was great to see!

Furthermore, the Adventurers have continued their learning regarding e-safety, ensuring they are able to staff safe whilst online! In addition to this they have continued learning about the Stone Age.

What a fantastic week it has been and we look forward to week 4!

A whirlwind week.

Learners  Class’s feet haven’t touched the ground this week, we have been SO busy!

We started the week with cricket sessions with Owen from Yorkshire Cricket. We REALLY enjoyed this and had lots of fun practising our throwing and catching skills. There was a mention that cricket bats may be coming out in session 2, so we are very excited about this.

Also on a sports theme, Learners visited Caedmon College Whitby on Thursday afternoon and took part in a town multi-skills event. Learners were awesome, we ran, we balanced, we caught, we threw, we jumped over and we crawled under. We thoroughly enjoyed it and  gave it everything we had!

In the classroom, we have been consolidating tricky words in phonics sessions and revisiting Phase 3 and 4 words and sentences. Learners class love to read and Little Wandle phonics sessions are invaluable in building our skills.

In geography we have been looking at our location using google earth. We have been labelling features around our school grounds using an aerial photograph of the area. We were very interested in aerial views and proceeded to draw a map of our own classroom. We had a good look around and identified where things were. Then, carefully using a ruler drew our own maps. Learners worked with great focus and the finished maps were wonderful.

We finished the week with an Open Morning for our families. Learners class was a hive of activity, with a huge parent turn-out. Learners and visitors enjoyed learning together and the classroom had a very happy buzz.

Learners love to learn! 🙂



Making Sleights

This corner of the room is very popular and always full of activity and conversation. The Pioneers work together to build and create. They have combined a variety of materials to create parts of our village. They have made the river with the railway line running along it and used the foam tiles to make roads and bridges. They added green felt and grass to make the fields. They discussed that trains don’t go on roads and need to be kept on tracks. They built their own houses and talked about where they lived. There with lots of talk about neighbours and the shops in the village. They added signs and their mini-me.

This has built up over the week after reading Sid in Sleights and looking at the photographs of the village. We have now added different types of vehicles that pass through the village.

Fabulous Pie

Pioneers got stuck in to making bread dough. They combined each ingredient-flour,yeast,sugar,water and oil to make a crust for the fabulous pie. This took a great deal of perseverance to continue when their hands were sticky and uncomfortable. Every Pioneer followed the instructions and were successful in their dough making. They then combined this with their selection of animals to retell our wonderful story of Fabulous Pie. 

At the end of the session they were all more familiar with the required ingredients to make dough and some of the actions required to bring the dough together-mix,kneed,roll,rub and scrape.

They used Numicon to clean the table at the end of the session!

Friday 22nd September 2023

It has been another busy week in Leaders class.

In maths this week, we have tackled rounding any integer up to the nearest million and can confidently explain the steps needed to do this. We have also explored negative numbers and can calculate and solve problems with these. 

In history this half term, we are learning about the Romans. This week, we considered how Rome was formed. We explored the story of Romulus and Remus in a reading lesson and then demonstrated our understanding through drama. Each group was given a part of the story to act out, without using any speech, and the rest of the class had to identify the part of the story being performed. 

On Monday, we were joined by Owen from Yorkshire cricket. We played games to practice throwing and catching skills before enjoying a game of last batter standing. The enthusiasm, level of skill and team work demonstrated was wonderful to see. 

In Leaders class, we love to read and we have been enjoying a range of books and texts together and independently this half term. In our whole class reading lessons, our focus is ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ and at the end of each day we are currently reading ‘ Can you see me?’. We are already thoroughly enjoying these books and look forward to sharing more with you about them soon.


Friday 15th September 2023

What an amazing start to the new school year Leaders have had!

In maths, the children have been working extremely hard on place value and persevering when faced with challenges with excellent success. They have mastered reading, writing and ordering numbers to 10,000,000.

In English, we have been creating our own Terra Cartas, inspired by the text, ‘It’s Up to Us’. The children have written thoughtful responses when writing about nature and the impact that human actions are having on the planet. The published books are looking incredible.

In computing and PSHE, the children have been considering how to stay safe online. They have considered what harmful content is and how to report it as well as how to create safe profiles online.

On Thursday, it was great to hear the music of our class band once again. This year, we have teamed up with the Discoverers to make a new Year 5/6 class band and we are looking forward to more brilliant performances as the year progresses.

This half term, our Christian Value is Thankfulness. The children have enjoyed exploring this value through the story of Jesus and the lepers this week in Worship.

Adventurers start to the term.

The Adventurers have had a fantastic second week and should be really proud of their efforts! In English, they have worked very hard to produce their own Terra Carta about the environment and they look great!

The have started gymnastics in P.E, began exploring the Amazon Rainforest in geography and made a good start to our science topic of light! It is great to see the Adventurers settling back into school life so well! 

We are all looking forward to next weeks learning, keep up the great work!


Learners Class Terra Carta.

Learners Class have been buzzing with ideas for their own Terra Carta this week, inspired by the book It’s Up To Us. We have had wonderful discussions and have painted pictures to match our plans for action. The future of the planet is in safe hands with the emergence of such a caring generation. 

In maths year 1 have been busy sorting objects into groups and even thought of as many different ways as they could to sort themselves, from eye colour, to the colour of their socks and lots more besides. Year 2 have been consolidating teen numbers and perfecting the spellings of the words to match.

In RE this week we have been identifying the special things important to Christians, a lot of which we have seen during our own visits to St John’s Church.

We had lots of fun in music this week, clapping out beats and passing the pattern around the classroom to each other, and adding beats to the pattern to make the pattern harder each time, there was a lot of concentration and lots of smiles.

Learners have had a fantastic first full week. We have shared a lot of stories and enjoyed identifying the meaning of words that we hadn’t heard before.

We are excited to begin cricket sessions on Monday and ready for the week ahead.


Our First Full Week

The Pioneers have completed their first full week at school and it has been wonderful. So much has been achieved and everyone is much more independent in the classroom. They know where the resources are and where and how they need to be returned. We are beginning to find the rhythm of the day and that is reassuring. Things happen in the same order each day and within that order, exploration and experimentation,thinking talking and calculating can happen. Often this is noisy and messy and then a calm occurs when everyone is focussed and the learning happens.

We have been painting and building and sorting and arranging and comparing and sharing and laughing and learning together. It is no wonder that we are a bit tired by the end of the day.

Well done!