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Our Reception and Year 1 children have been working hard to learn a dance for the Shelley College virtual dance festival.  

Harvest Little Red Hen Rap

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Oats & Beans

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Balance Bike Training

The children in Class 1 have enjoyed some Balance Bike Training outside. All the children developed their confidence and control in learning how to ride and steer a balance bike. It was a lot of fun and the children enjoyed travelling around different obstacle courses, over ramps and under posts. It was a great form of exercise and the chance to help them improve their bike riding abilities. Thank you to our bike balance leader who really supported and encouraged all the children to join in and take part. What a great start to our week. Well done Class 1.

New Starters

It has been a fantastic start for our new children. They have loved getting to know and exploring what our outdoor area has to offer. We have seen some caring girls and boys helping each other to access the trim trail and making new friendships.  They have all done so well at coming in to school independently in a morning and are quickly getting used to our school routine. It has been lovely to have a class of 17 happy, smiley children again after so long! 

A Trip to Cannon Hall Museum

To enhance their topic on Houses & Homes Class 1 visited 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


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.


Fairy Stories

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

A 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.

A 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.

Forest School

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!