Better Living Day

Today the better living team came to school to visit the children. They spent time in every year group working on different aspects of health and exercise. In Year 1, Anthony came to talk to the children about bedtime routines. He explained it very clearly and in terms that the children would understand. “What happens when your battery gets low on your Ipad or tablet?” The children replied with, “We plug it in to charge the battery.” Anthony then explained that the children were the same as a battery and they needed sleep to recharge their batteries. He then went through the ideal bedtime routine:

Exercise through the day


Bed in a cool room.

Small glass of milk

Brush teeth

Bedtime story

Quiet calm room

Same bedtime every night.

The children then went for a session of Yoga and games in the hall. All the children really enjoyed learning and understanding about their health.

Den Building

We finally had our den building morning with a lovely gentleman called Chris. Chris arrived on one of the coldest mornings so far this year armed with canes, zip ties, pegs and sheets. The children were split into groups of 3 or 4 and given a set of instructions to follow to create their structures. This was fully independent and allowed the children to lead and guide each-other with their ideas and opinions. They were all amazing! They listened to each-others suggestions and all created structures that held up. Mrs Brook made warm juice for the children to enjoy in their dens and then hot chocolate to warm up with once inside. They were all filthy and disgustingly dirty but what a fantastic morning!!! 

Pancake day

Yesterday the children enjoyed talking about pancakes. They told their friends what they liked on their pancakes and what they were having on their pancakes at teatime. We then had a treat of a pancake each after lunch and read the story of the Runaway Pancake. 

Wednesday 7th February Gingerbread Man day

Due to the den building man cancelling last minute, we decided to have a gingerbread man day. We listened to the story and then sequenced the story. We then designed our own gingerbread men. The children then enjoyed getting their hands dirty making gingerbread men and decorating them. We all really enjoyed this activity and the children told me they loved their gingerbread men!

In our local area

On Wednesday we went on a walk within our local community. The idea was for the children to offer an opinion on what they liked and didn’t like. I felt all the children benefited from the experience. The weather was very cold but the children soldiered on and we all had a lovely time.

Celebrating new life

As part of our PSHCE topic, we have been looking at new life. We have discussed what happens when babies are born and how people like to celebrate. All the children have had the opportunity to bring in things that are special to them from when they were babies. We have spent time looking at all of the boxes and the items that were special and the reasons why. It was lovely to see all of the children’s special things and made myself and Mrs Brook a little bit broody!

Teddy takes a tumble

Today we have had the Calderdale road safety team into school to teach the children the importance of wearing a seat-belt at all times. The children discussed why we wear seat belts and where was best to sit in the car. All the children got to sit in teddy’s chair and really enjoyed the experience.

Christmas dinner

Yesterday all the children and adults sat down to enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner. All the children made some Elf hats to wear during their lunch. We had the most delicious turkey with all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding and custard. The children all seemed to enjoy the main course and had a choice of dessert. Their manners were impeccable as always and there were some very content children afterwards.

Myself and Mrs Brook would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all on January 8th.

Panto time!

One hundred adults and children all descended onto the Victoria Theatre  on Monday afternoon to be entertained by Aladdin. The children thoroughly enjoyed  the performance and sitting with the older children on the bus. We all lost our voices by shouting at the baddie and cheering on Aladdin. A fantastic afternoon was had by all.

Superhero Day


Today has been a whirlwind! First the alarm went off so we ran outside to see if anyone needed our help. Fortunately everyone was okay until we saw Mrs Webb who informed us that Mrs Denham was missing. We used all our superpowers to find Mrs Denham and rescue her.

We have written superhero stories in Literacy and then measured ourselves against famous superhero characters in maths to see how tall we are.

We then made our superheroes out of plasticine this afternoon. I think we are shattered!

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