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Carol Singing in Church for our Community
Just before Christmas our Reception and Year 1 children performed a medley of Christmas songs in St Lucius Church at the local community coffee morning. They really impressed their audience with some fantastic singing.
A Trip to Cannon Hall Museum
This week Class 1 completed their topic on Houses & Homes by visiting Cannon Hall House Museum.
All the children (and adults) dressed up as Victorians for the day and spent the day working hard as servants in the house. They helped to cook their own lunch of soup, bread, apple crumble and custard. They worked in the larder to make their own butter and were busy in the laundry washing and drying clothes using a mangle. They all enjoyed making a lavender bag and peppermint creams to bring home. As they had worked so hard they all got to take a ‘peek’ upstairs in the main house to see how different the living quarters were for the rich people compared to the servant quarters.
The children worked incredibly hard and were all praised for their excellent behaviour as well as enjoying learning more about homes in the past.
World Book Day 2019
Reception and Year One Football
Well done to the children in Reception and Year one who took part in our Pyramid Sports Football Tournament. The children worked incredibly hard as a team showing great enthusiasm. Were delighted to say they came 2nd place, a brilliant effort.
In Class 1 we had a very busy start to the new year designing and creating Fairy Story Boxes, models to link to our topic on traditional tales. the children enjoyed being creative, designing, making models and role-play props. We acted out and retold some of our favourite fairy stories.
Chinese New Year
Our Trip to Stirley Farm
Class One had a fabulous day visiting Stirley Farm and all the children were really well behaved. As the farm is right on our door step this fitted perfectly with our topic this half term ‘Farnley Fun’.
The children learnt to dig, cook and eat! They harvested vegetables and learnt how to made ‘Borscht Soup’ which originates from Russia. The children were busy digging, cleaning, chopping, cutting, cooking and cleaning whilst making their own delicious soup. We also explored the farm and its land learning more about the physical and human features in the landscape and learning how to follow directions and use a compass. A really fun day out. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who helped to drop off and collect children at the end of the day.
Our Village walk
Class 1 enjoyed a walk around the village of Farnley Tyas. We looked at different houses and buildings in the village. We looked at how the village is changing and new things are being built. We spotted Cameron and Benjamin’s houses too!
Our reception children are settling into school really well. They are enjoying lots of outdoor play including the Mud Kitchen and Role-Play in the house. We have been doing lots of maths and number work outside too and practising our counting and number recognition.
We all sat around a campfire during our first Forest school session. The children were very sensible and followed the rules to the letter. We retold the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and then made our very own trolls – learning skills such as drilling and tying knots. To round of our morning we returned to the campfire for a hot chocolate which was well received by both children and staff!
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