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!


Today the children have been looking at the effect of heat on a solid. The children told me that solids can be changed to a liquid through the melting process. We tested this through holding a piece of chocolate in our hands and waiting to see what happened. It was very messy! We then proceeded to test the theory further by melting chocolate in the microwave and making rice crispy buns. All the children loved today’s experiment.

Police visit

Yesterday the children really enjoyed a visit from our local community policing team. The children were able to ask lots of questions and they got locked up in the back of their van! Unfortunately we had to let them go as it was playtime. 


In maths this week we have started a new topic on measure. We are looking at different ways to measure and the unit of measure used. We started off on Monday by looking at height and the children had to put themselves in height order. We have then moved on to using nonstandard units of measure such as cubes. The children have found measure quite tricky so we will continue for the rest of the week. 

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