Early Years Foundation Stage Mrs Arnold & Mrs Swift: Gallery
Amelia is amazing in her recent BBO Ballet Exam, by Mrs Knibbs
Date: 23rd Oct 2018 @ 10:25am
Well done to Amelia who recently took part in her ballet exam, she danced beautifully and looked fantastic.
D.I.S.C.O, by Mrs Knibbs
Date: 22nd Oct 2018 @ 8:50am
Oliva and Bella were disco dancing queens at their recent disco exam. They both achieved a distiniction. They showed us their chocolatee dance and were amazing!! Well done girls!
Amelia receives swim badge, by Mrs Knibbs
Date: 10th Oct 2018 @ 3:30pm
Amelia swims like a fish and has done an incredible job to be awarded her 10m swim badge. Keep it up Amelia!
Our Butterfly Garden, by Miss Holland
Date: 29th Apr 2016 @ 8:59am
We are really excited to receive our baby caterpillars this afternoon! To enhance our knowledge about lifecycles within 'In our Garden' topic we will be able to follow the growth and transformation of the caterpillars into butterflies......keep watching our updated photographs!
We have also ordered some ladybird larvae, coming soon
"Welcome to our classrooms", by Miss Holland
Date: 26th Feb 2016 @ 10:36am
Welcome to our classrooms! The children are so proud of the work they achieve in school and the activities we take part in to further our learning. Our classrooms are constantly changing to provide a rich learning environment and exciting stimulus for the children. Please take a look at our 'ever changing' displays and projects to feel a part of our learning journey too.
We went on 'A Bear Hunt!', by Miss Holland
Date: 13th Jan 2016 @ 11:07am
"We've been on a Bear Hunt, it was such a beautiful day!"
Wow what an exciting morning we had today, as soon as we came into school we found a letter from the class bear........'Dear Children, Some of my friends have been playing hide and seek in the woods, let's go on a Bear hunt!' and that is exactly what we did
Quickly changing into our wellies and wrapping up warm we all began our trek whilst chanting the words to the story...."We're going on a bear hunt, we're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day, we're not scared" It was a glorious sunny day and we were all very excited. Uh uh grass, long green grass........well, we couldn't go over it, couldn't go under it, so we went through it! Swish, swash, swish, swash, was the noise of the grass against our legs. Very soon we reached the mud, thick, oozy mud.....we didn't go over it, we didn't go round it, oh no, you guessed it, we went through it! Squelch, squerch, squelch, squerch it went as it oozed up our wellies Then we came to the forest, the deep, dark, forest, and we were careful not to stumble, trip, stumble, trip. There we found all the class Bear's friends hidden in a variety of places, in, on, under, beside, next to, through, on top, in between, we were so delighted to find them and as we tiptoe, tiptoed into a narrow, gloomy cave there was the largest of Bear's friends sat waiting to be found
Suddenly we pretended we could see something........what was it?.......one shiny wet nose, two big furry ears, two googly eyes.......IT'S A BEAR!!!!!!!! Quickly we went back through the cave.....tiptoe!, tiptoe!.....back through the snowstorm....hoooo woooo!, hoooo wooooo!....back through the forest.....stumble trip!, stumble trip!......back through the mud.....squelch squerch! squelch squerch!.....back through a river......splash splosh! splash splosh!....back through the grass....swishy swashy! swishy swashy! and back through the classroom door BANG!
Wow, what an amazing time we had finding all those bears but we all decided that we're not going on a bear hunt again!!!!! What about a lion hunt?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Santa Steam Train - Churnett Valley, by Miss Holland
Date: 10th Dec 2015 @ 3:17pm
Choo, choo, choo what a 'chuffing' great day we had at Churnet Valley Steam Railway yesterday!
We were very excited to be on the coaches next to our friends and safely seatbelted up singing 'The Wheels on the Bus'. Our singing soon changed to Christmas songs as we arrived at Churnet Valley and saw the huge steam train. Two of the station masters greeted us in very smart clothing and friendly smiles We were all shown to our seats and eagerly awaited our picnic!!! ;-) Happily eating our scrumptious lunch we were entertained by a very funny clown and the 'balloon' man who made us all an animal shaped balloon, nearly all of them survived too! We also had the staff on the train offer us a fruit shoot and a chocolate lollipop
Suddenly guess who apeared?!?!?!?!??!......Hohohoho........Father Christmas xx He was wonderful and very kind to give us all a special present each , we were so excited and happy, he even told us he has read our letters!!!!
The journey home was much more subdued as some of us decided that with all the excitement we needed a nap while the rest of us carried on singing our favourite christmas songs especially from 'The Little Nativity'. An amazing day to remember and we all promised Santa that we would carry on being as well behaved as we had been all day, Miss Holland, Mrs Marlow, Mrs Teagle and all the staff who helped us were super proud too
Our Year 6 Reading Buddies, by Miss Holland
Date: 27th Nov 2015 @ 9:45am
How lucky are we?! We had Mr.Heades class come to be our 'reading buddies' yesterday during secret story teller time and they will be sharing this time with us every Thursday
It was great to have the Year 6 read to us and help us with our reading skills by talking about the story, encouraging us to predict what may happen next and then discuss the characters and setting of the story. We loved it!
Thank you Year 6, we can't wait for next week
Posting Letters to Santa, by Miss Holland
Date: 27th Nov 2015 @ 9:16am
Ho, Ho, Ho what a jolly afternoon walk we had yesterday to the local postbox to post our wonderfully written letters to Santa! We are all very proud of the super writing we have achieved this week and watched carefully as they were all placed into an envelope ready to post. Miss Holland and Mrs Marlow wrote the special address on the front of the envelope and even found a Santa stamp
We all had a road safety talk before we left and wore our brightly coloured vests so we were seen It was great timing as we bumped into the Postman and Postlady while they were delivering letters to people's houses. We even got to have a look inside their van to see the sacks of letters!!
Once we got to the postbox we read the information and noticed that the postbox was to be emptied at 5:15 that evening and then all the post inside would be taken to the local sorting office ready for the postmen to deliver. We all wondered how long it would take before Santa receives ours!!
Keep watching this space for news.....................
Reception Class photo for the newspaper, by Miss Holland
Date: 19th Nov 2015 @ 4:59pm
We were all looking dashing for our Reception Class photo today for the newpaper!
Miss Holland was very proud, what a fabulous looking class
Don't forget to look out for us this coming week!
Children In Need 2015, by Miss Holland
Date: 17th Nov 2015 @ 4:18pm
Children In Need 2015
What a fantastic day we have had, all dressed up as ‘Superheroes’ or ‘spotty Pudsey Bears’!! All the children looked fantastic…….thank you for the huge effort from all the parents
We had great fun designing our superhero masks, finger painting spots onto Pudsey and discussing what super powers we would have if we were a superhero, what we would wear and what our name would be!!
Playtime was a delight today as we all had a scrummy cake to eat as well as our snack.
Thank you so very much for all your generous donations, Keep an eye on the website to see the final total raised!
Harvest Festival, by Miss Holland
Date: 8th Oct 2015 @ 11:22am
We had an excellent 'Harvest Festival' at Mossley church this morning with Reverend Taylor leading the service. We all walked safely along the roads and listened to the bell ringing as we entered the beautiful church. It was rewarding to see the huge collection of harvest donations that we carried down to the church and placed with all the rest of the donations from school. A huge 'thank you' to all our parents for your generous contributions. Reverend Taylor explained that all our food will be sent to 'The Storehouse' in the New Life church at Congleton and distributed out to many of those in need.
We then sang our special 'My Little Seed' song to Year 1, who sang their 'Harvest Poem' back to us, well done to everyone for a great celebration.
Happy Harvest everyone!
'No Pens' Wednesday!, by Miss Holland
Date: 7th Oct 2015 @ 5:42pm
This Wednesday we had a "No Pens Day Wednesday" where all children and staff were forbidden to use pens of any sorts - pencils, crayons, chalks etc.
The thinking behind this day is to encourage speaking and listening and we were very impressed with all the lovely things the children had to say and how well they listened.
We began our morning by a show and tell of any "My world" books that children had done work in and the children were encouraged to ask questions.
We then had a fun game with a dice full of phonemes, we rolled the dice to each other and had to think of an object or word that began with the sound displayed. It was very successful and we practised the names of the letters as well as the sounds they represent.
Also in the morning we got make our very own bread roll with Mrs Hayes as we have been looking at the story of 'The Little Red Hen' this week. Once they were baked we left them to cool and re-enacted the story with our masks and excellent character voices :-) We had a go at retelling the story using story language and all did really well showing just how good our listening and speaking skills are. Most of us also managed to have time to show off our cutting skills as we cut out difficult shapes to order the story pictures.
Our favourite game was the 'Guess what's in my bag?' or 'What is on my headband?' where we had to think very carefully which questions to ask to find out the mystery object and use our describing words effectively to give enough clues for our friends to guess correctly!
We all really enjoyed our "No pens day" and we hope you all heard lots about it.
The Reception Team