Happy 2021 to you all. Well we start the year in lockdown and school is now providing a hub for our key worker families. We have had a fantastic start to this and here are our stars of the week and a few snaps of our Hub EYFS KS1 Bubble
a White Rose Maths bus
Joseph and his string print picture
Frankie completing his Paw Patrol puzzles - all independently too.
April making her sting print calendar with mosaic border
Creating patterned borders for our calendars
Christmas holiday picture
Meeting up with old friends
And picking up where they left off
It is September and we are returning to school after quite a long time at home. Our bubbles are prepared and we are ready to begin our year at school - bring it on.
Our Nativity performance - please see video footage of the performance on class 1 school video pages
Mary, Joseph and the donkey
Some soldiers called
Getting settled in the stable
Angels at the stable
Shepherds looking after their sheep
Following the star.
Kings and the beautiful star
Kings and camels
Children in Need 2020
We came to school in our pyjamas which is always lots of fun. We started the day by joining in with Joe Wick’s 24 hour workout. By the time we joined in he was 20 minutes away from completing the marathon work out.
And the workout continues.
Floor work with Joe
The fun continued at lunch time with Pudsey biscuits for pudding - yummy!
Getting settled and used to our new routines and classmates
Marble run problem solving
Creating with magnetic shapes
Portraits for the classroom door
Enjoying school lunches
More number games
Painting friends and family
Making honey sandwiches for snack
Role play area
At the hairdressers
Enjoying the white board
Cutting and sticking emoji faces
Exploring letters and numbers
Same or different picture pairs
Weekend news pictures
Indian summer days so sun cream needed
Practising letter formation in the sand
Using the smart board for letter formation
Puzzle time and team work
October - another busy month. The children have started their phonics sessions ( we call these our listening games), our maths sessions are under way after a few weeks of number games and settling in and we now have a secure understanding of this half term’s Christian value of Generosity. Our multi skills lessons with Rob have been so much fun and please check out our moves with Miss Zoe on the school videos section.
Making a collaborative Smartest Giant in town
Using the smart board is always a hit
Ordering us by height as an introduction to measurement
Ordering plants by height
Measuring using non standard units
Recognising and creating repeating patterns
Using autumn treasures to create patterns
Making edible repeating patterns
Helping spread the crackers for snack
Peg board repeating patterns in our continuous provision
Paper chain repeating patterns
Jemima and Katrina set to repairing the caterpillar’s eye
Thank you girls - a good job.
Good works certificates at the end of each week - well deserved.
Writing a list of characters who helped pull up the enormous turnip.
Exploring the ‘threeness’ of three.
Harry using Numicon to explore the composition of four.
Receiving certificates from Miss Zoe
Perseverance while completing a tricky floor puzzle
In September due to a healthy increase in our Reception class children we decided to split our Early Years children into two separate groups. The nursery children (known as the Clever Caterpillars) are taught in our nursery class by Mrs Rutter (High Level Teaching assistant) while the Reception class are taught separately in their own class by Mrs Taylor (Qualified teacher and Early Years coordinator). Mrs Taylor plans and prepares all teaching activities for all the Early Years children with the support of Mrs Rutter who delivers this planning to the nursery children.
Stars of the week 24th April 2020
Here are our stars from this week. Charlie for planting his sunflowers so carefully, Jospeh for counting to 10 so accurately before going to seek the hiding dinosaur and Matthew for super writing when recording what he saw on one of his many walks with his family.
Joseph counting in readiness to play hide and seek.mp4
Matthew writing for a purpose. .mp4
Stars of the week Friday 17th April 2020
We are not at school but we can still celebrate our good works. Well done to the children on the following videos for engaging so enthusiastically with the home learning challenges set. I am so proud of you all.
What we get up to in our Reception class - we have such busy days from the minute we arrive to saying goodbye to Mrs Taylor at the end of the day.
What we got up to in the Spring term
Ordering numbers within 20
Painting from the book God’s Quiet Things.
Number sentences - understanding the 5 ness of 5
Visiting Zoe’s farm to cuddle the lambs.
Rocket making at the end of our Space topic
Partitioning 7 during snack on biscuit Friday.
Cricket with Cricket Chris
World Book Day
Partitioning within 10 by making a crafty ladybird
Phase 3 vowel phoneme ‘ow’
Creating Rainbow Eggs
Nurturing our eggs by topping up the incubator.
Ordering numbers within 20
Cuddling our newly hatched chicks
Celebrating World Book Day 2020 - our costumes looked fantastic. We spent the day firstly playing cricket with Cricket Chris in our costumes, sharing all our stories, making split pin ladybirds (which was part of our partitioning 8 lessons) as well as icing ladybird biscuits. Our teachers dressed as a ladybird and snuggly bird from the Julia Donaldson stories What the ladybird heard stories.
A visit to see the lambs at Zoe’s farm. We had a fantastic visit - on our arrival a lamb was being born, we cuddled and fed some others and listened as Kathryn told us all about lambing time on the farm.
All togged up and ready to go.
Looking at the young lambs in pens with their mums
Holly enjoying a cuddle
Declan was surprised how heavy the lambs were.
Zoe is an old hand at this.
Mrs Taylor helps Isabella.
Ethan was initially unsure
Then he got the hang of it.
Mrs Flook has a turn too.
Ethan chatting to Zoe’s grandad.
Kathryn chats to us all about this busy time.
Charlie taking it all in.
Zoe is very proud of her farm.
Leading worship for the whole school- well done everyone!
Football skills with Connor
Our warm up
Two footed jumps over the cones.
Moving the ball with the top of our feet.
Good try Isabella
Well done Chloe
Good effort Ethan
What a wonderful start to our new year 2020
Using ICT to create symmetrical pictures
Sharing wheeled toys in our P.E. sessions.
Travelling along a slope.
Our climbing frame is always a hit.
Hold on tight!
Free painting on the creative bench.
Checking for symmetry
Making Winter houses for the bears.
A proud boy
The finished products - amazing.
Puzzle time with our older friends.
Mmmm iced snowmen biscuits
Using tools for purpose
Ordering numbers from our Chinese New Year story
A shape hunt in and around school
We visited Bassenfell Christian centre to take part in a Christmas experience.
We sang our favourite ‘Where are we going.’
We heard the Creation story.
We met Mary who was baking bread.
Florence as a shepherd
We dressed as shepherds
And helped look after the sheep
We built a fire to keep the wild animals away.
The angel told us to go to Bethlehem.
We arrived at the stable and met the animals.
Arthur taking care of Ethan
We dressed as Kings
We talked about the presents they gave to the baby
Gold , Frankincense and Myrrh.
We had a lovely morning - thank you Bassenfell.
Celebrating Children in Need Day by coming to school in our pyjamas and enjoying a cake sale.
A visit to the parks in Cockermouth - we hired the Community Mini Bus and headed into town to explore along the river bank as well as a visit to two of our town parks. We had lots of fun - especially when we remembered our wellies and we could splash and jump in muddy puddles just like that famous pig.
Autumn term 2019 - we have had a busy start to our new year. The children are settling nicely and adapting well to the new routines. Take a look at the pictures below to have a look what we have been up to.
Enjoying Mrs Benson’s lunches
Mmm snack time is always enjoyed.
Time to re fuel and have a chat to our friends
Using our magnetic construction
Mrs Oste often joins us for snack and a catch up
Bare footed - ready to dance
Friday afternoons are ‘Paired reading sessions.
Playdough faces with bead features.
Counting and matching numerals
Practising our cutting skills
Ordering and sequencing a number line
Dancing with Zoe
What an amazing way to end our year in Reception - we had a fab time space dancing. As always a very proud teacher as the children listened and behaved so well - a beautiful space dance was produced in such a short period of time.
Jumping over moon rocks.
Surprising the aliens with a game of Peek-a-boo
Marching to the beat
Our final space dance
Jumping over the moon and reaching for the stars
Harvesting our potatoes
So much fun and giggles as we hunted for those hidden potatoes.
Summer 2019 Talent Show
We hope you enjoy some of our performances - Mrs Taylor thought we were amazing.
Sticky Kids Music music music
Florence as a little Mermaid
Wynter dancing to Drummer Boy. Choreographed by herself - beautiful.
Hope dancing to ‘A spoonful of sugar’
Releasing our one and only butterfly.
Wynter was chosen to release our butterfly- it was tricky but eventually we got it safely from the butterfly garden to Wynter’s hand where it was quite happy for quite sometime.
An afternoon litter picking. We were lucky enough to be joined by Claire from Allerdale Borough Council. She brought us some ‘litter picking grabbers’ which we loved using. We enjoyed our litter pick - it was nice to see that there was not too much litter between school and Broughton Cross play area.