Sleights’ oldest children are in Leaders. These are school Years 5 or 6. Children in Leaders are taught by Miss Stubbs and are supported by Mrs Creek and Mrs Wood.
Children in Leaders are between nine and eleven years old. Being a Leader means lots of responsibility, such as monitor jobs around the school. In addition, children have their SATs tests at the end of Year 6. This demonstrates the progress children have made during their time in Key Stage Two.
This week began with a launch day to our new writing topic, investigating “How is chocolate made?” The whole school worked in mixed groups during the day to complete a range of activities based on making chocolate. We want our children to be able to write with real purpose and using experiences, so what better way to learn about making chocolate than by doing it!
Mrs Hann worked outside with the children on Monday, down in the forest. The groups worked hard to create their own mud chocolate creations, adding different textures and objects to give some added crunch to their recipes! The children hunted around the forest for interesting and unusual objects to add in. It was excellent to see all children of all ages supporting each other in this task.
To help our day be a success, we kindly received a donation of chocolate and materials for making our own lollies from Alex at Crofts Chocolates in Scarborough. With Mrs Roe, the children had the very exciting task of using this donation to make their own chocolate lollies. When I visited, each lolly was heaped with sweets and marshmallows, which made them look really delicious!
Mrs Walker and Mrs Exelby led the baking efforts on Monday. During the day, each child had the opportunity to create their own chocolate creations. Working together to carefully add the ingredients, mix them together and prepare them for baking was something that everyone enjoyed. If you were able to join us for the café in the hall during the afternoon, I am sure you will agree that they looked delicious!
Finally, with Miss Stubbs, the children created their own packaging for their chocolate lollies. After looking carefully at the designs of well-known chocolate brands, the children then came up with their own designs. It was fun to see how the children were using these brands to influence their own, with many adapting well-known chocolate names and designs.
At the end of the day, it was great to be able to invite so many families into school to see the children’s efforts from the day and read their stories in our chocolate café. The event was incredibly well attended, with it being said that the cake sale was “like a fair day!” This overwhelming support is amazing. Thank you to everyone!
This week began with the most exciting day, ‘Chocolate day’. We’ve told you all about this above ^. Following on with the theme of chocolate, the whole school has now finished writing their very own stories, named ‘Chocolate Cake’. In Leaders, we were so exited for others to hear our stories, we teamed up with the Adventurers class and, read them to each other. The younger children read beautifully, and listened very carefully, all we needed was a slice of chocolate cake!
We are now moving on to writing about how chocolate is made. We’re learning lots of new vocabulary, specific to this process, such as: fermentation, cocoa pods, nibs, and lots more. We will bring this leaflet home, when we have finished writing it, and can share these interesting facts with you.
Friday 18th January 2019
Today’s authors are Maddie, Katie, Isaac S and Miss Stubbs. We’re back in to the swing of things now, after being back at school for two whole weeks. The days seem to have passed fairly quickly and we have started learning a few new things.
Mr Franklin teaches us tennis! This has been a great addition to our week, and we’ve been tackling fractions, decimals and percentages in maths.
We have also been trying (and failing) to resist chocolate cake! That’s right, our current topic is ‘Chocolate’ and in English we are writing a story based on Michael Rosen’s story poem: Chocolate cake.
Our topic in science is Sound, we have certainly made more than a ‘racket’ with instruments, looking at how sound travels through vibration.
We will keep you posted with any Chocolate themed news.
Friday 21st December 2018
After a very busy December, we have so much to fill you in on. Earlier in the month we were spreading the love. We created small hearts, including positive messages, and spread them around the village. Keep a look out for them: on railings and lampposts mainly.
We also visited some members of the local community, singing carols and catching up in general, I think we made a few people cry! Happy tears of course!
We have also enjoyed getting to know the younger children a little better, sharing stories together and showing them our fantastic reading skills.
Here are some photographs that capture these moments:
We have concluded our formal writing this week, after three weeks of focusing on what we want to celebrate as Sleights turns fifty! We will be posting our letters to the Gazette, for the editor to select the most relevant information to publish. Keep a look out for our work!
Friday 9th November 2018
This week, we had a delightful guest, the ambassador of Children in Need: Pudsey Bear! Here we are celebrating with him, making preparations for next Friday, when we will hold a bake sale, raising money for the worthy cause.
Perhaps you are wondering as to why our blog sounds formal this week? We have begun writing a formal letter, informing the local newspaper, the Whitby Gazette, of all Sleights’ spectacular qualities. Keep reviewing the Gazette for our published results.
Friday 19th October 2018
Leaders here, what a fantastic week it has been! We have had such success with the girls’ football team and managed to be placed fourth, out of fifty-five school in total! (See our picture below).
We have now finished writing our instructions on how to bake Yorkshire puddings. We are going to take home the recipes and persuade our families to let us cook! We are also having a baking day next Friday, keep checking back for pictures of the results!
Friday 12th October 2018
Hey there, it’s Finley, Jaedon and Isaac, from Leaders’ class. This week has been exciting, as people have doing Bikeability, whilst others have been baking Yorkshire puddings! Well done to everyone in Bikeability, as they all passed Level 2. This week, we have also been looking at instructions to prepare Yorkshire puddings. In maths, we have been looking at estimating answers. In P.E we have been doing tag rugby with Mr. Gokool. With Mrs Gurney we were doing coding on Kodu. The most fun part of the week was the engineering trip to Scarborough Spa, where we did loads of activities and got loads of freebies! We finished our Christmas cards and finally the girl’s football team came first so are in the finals, well done!
Friday 5th October 2018
Hi there, it’s Rosie, Milly and Amelia, and we’re all in Year Six. This week in class, we have been learning about our Christian values, these are: respect, perseverance and trust. We have also had our Harvest Festival, in which we made Autumn lanterns and tasty bread. In addition, the boys’ football team played against other schools and persevered throughout the whole game. We are so proud. In English, we have finished our non-chronological reports for our attractions, and they are now on display outside of our classroom, for people to read and choose the one that they would most like to visit, feel free to give us your responses too!
Our bake off!
We had a spontaneous Sleights Bake off, some of us baked apple pies/ crumbles at home, and brought in the delights to share.
Hi there, this is Katie, Jack and Ben from the Leaders’ class. This week we have been thinking of ideas for our non -chronological report attractions. We all went into the school forest to write a practise report, get ideas and have fun. Also in our class, in numeracy we’ve been rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred and thousand, including decimal places. Apart from maths and English lessons, we’ve had swimming, P.E and dance –taught by Hannah Verity. You may have heard about the open afternoon, where parents came at 2.30 pm to have a look at their child’s work.
Sleights Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School
Situated three miles from the stunning Whitby coastline, our school serves the children and families of Sleights village and the surrounding areas. We currently have 93 children on roll across four classes for our Reception to Y6 children. In addition, we are proud to be able to offer provision for children from three years old in our onsite Pre-School.