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Drighlington Primary School

Nurturing, supporting, believing, achieving!

Moorland Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD11 1JY

01132853000

info@drighlingtonprimary.org.uk

Headteacher: Mrs Sue Jackson

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Children in need

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What a great week.

On Tuesday the children enjoyed learning about Warburtons bakery and the History.  They  were also able to follow instructions and make their own bread.  I hope you had chance to try it.

    

To complete the week the children took part in Children in need.  They had the opportunity to buy buns, guess the name of the reindeer, guess the name of the teddy and also work out how many sweets in a jar.  Well done, Hayden you won the jar of sweets. Great estimate. During the day the children were able to take part in some games activities. To end the day all the children learnt more about the importance of children in need and how it supports children who may have disabilities.

A fun day would not be complete without drawing Pudsey bear.  The pictures were brilliant.

              

I would like to thank all parents for your kind donations of money and cakes. This all helped to make our Children in need day very successful. 

Regards Bev Gelder

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Busy half term

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Welcome back. It seems a long time since half term.

We have come back to a very busy term. This term the children will be using Literacy Tree for our English work and exploring the text by Roald Dahl The BFG.  The children have already shown enthusiasm and interest for the book and this has reflected in the work they have produced.

In Maths we are looking at addition and subtraction and following the White Rose Scheme which helps us to provide children with various strategies to work out calculations.  They will use pictorial images to help them visualise what a calculation looks like and how to work it out.  We are also working on their fluency of times tables.  These are key to all maths calculations and will help children work problems out more effectively.  Please continue to work on these at home through time stables rock stars. All work completed at home makes an impact on the whole school leader board.  Can we knock Year 6 off the top?

Great British Bake Off. This week we have Warburtons bakery in to work with the children.  They will look at the history behind Warburtons and also have the opportunity to make and evaluate bread. This will help to develop their food technology skills.

In PE this term we will be working on Zumba and continuing to develop ball skills.

Please can I take this opportunity to remind all parents that children need to have PE kit in school.  We have indoor PE on a Wednesday and outdoor PE on a Thursday providing the weather is fine.

I would also like to thank all parents for their continuing support.

 

Regards Bev Gelder

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Welcome back

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Welcome back we hope you all had a relaxing break.

This week the children have settled well and are already following new timetables and routines.

To start the term in English we will be looking at the Book Weslandia by Paul Fleischman. The children will use the text and make their own opinions about where the story is set.  They will also, be introduced to a wide range of new vocabulary to enable them to improve their writing.

In maths the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value, using a wide range of resources to help them.  They will also work on times tables. Please could you encourage your child to learn their times tables at home.  (Timestable Rock Stars)

PE this term is Wednesday indoor and Thursday outdoor weather permitting.  Can you please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.

Homework 

Daily Reading

Daily Spelling journal

Tuesday Maths

Friday Spelling and Grammar

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Regards Mrs Gelder

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Maths games

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Here is the link to the games we played today - https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

Have fun! 

Miss Phelps

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First Pen Licence

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Today was an exciting day as we got our first Pen Licence! Mrs Sowdown told Abi that she's the first person to get one without having to go back as all of her letters were formed correctly.

Awesome work! 

From Australia

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Links to websites

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Here are the links to some websites that the children have enjoyed using in class: 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zcd4cwx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zsvnp39

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/ztmjwxs

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/ztmjwxs

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Week 2!

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The children have had a fantastic week at school and have been working really hard.

They have thoroughly enjoyed looking at some illustrations during our English lessons. The illustrations are from a book titled The Mysteries of Harris Burdick http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/harrisburdick/readers_stories.html We will be using this text to help us write our own mystery stories.

Just a reminder that PE is on a Monday and Friday so please ensure children have kit in school on these days. As the weather improves we will be taking our lessons outside so please send your child with the appropriate footwear.

We are currently planning a school trip to Jorvik for next half term. It is hoped that this will take place during the first week back at school. If any parents are possibly able to volunteer to help then please see me, as soon as the date is confirmed I will let you know.

Miss Phelps

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Maths

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This week I would like you to go onto the following websites...

https://ttrockstars.com/login

http://www.snappymaths.com/

What other websites can you find? Share them in the comments below.

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Word hunt

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Today we hunted for movement words in The Firework Maker's Daughter and acted these out.

Creeping...

"When you creep you have to be very quiet."

Climbing...

We really enjoyed hunting for movement words, acting them out and reading to each other.

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Poetry

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In Australia we are reading The Firework Maker's Daughter and have written some poems inspired by it.

 

Look on Pobble to see if you've been published!

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Volcanoes!

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We have been learning about 'Extreme Earth' and Isabel made an amazing volcano at home...WOW!

Waiting for the eruption...

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Scientists for a morning

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Today we were really lucky as we had Andy from Leeds Museum Discovery Centre come and visit us with a huge collection of rocks and fossils. We got to make sand, use magnify glasses to examine a range of rocks and fossils as well as learn all about how different types of rocks are made.

 

Getting an up close look at a fossil.

We drew a picture of the fossils and then drew what they look like now.

Making sand!

Learning about the three different types of rocks. Can you remember their names and properties?

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We love to read and write!

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We've had a busy week in Australia and it's great to see the children so excited about reading and writing. 

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Fossils

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The children really enjoyed looking at a range of fossils in Science on Thursday. They identified the different types of fossils as well as how they are formed.

We discussed and recorded some of our ideas about fossils and dinosaurs. 

Can you share with someone at home what a fossil is and how it's formed?

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Week 2!

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We've had an exciting week in Australia this week and the children have all been working extremely hard. Yesterday Pobble was launched and so far we have had two published authors! Please take some time to have a look at the website with your children and keep your eye out for their work. 

It has been great to see how engaged the children are in Science and we have seen a range of rocks, gems and even a fossil this week! Can you tell your parents about the different types of rocks and how they are formed?

Have a lovely weekend!

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Some exciting news and a reminder.

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It was lovely to hear the children from Australia singing at the PTA Christmas Fair on Saturday. Well done! 

Remember that it's the Christmas Concert at Morley Town Hall next Thursday so don't forget to bring the slip back to school.

In other exciting news we got over 97% for our attendance last week and as a result got to play Drigopoly and have won one of our morning breaks at the park! We all all very excited and really hope that we win again next week.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Miss Phelps

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So much learning!

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We have had a busy week in Australia this week! The children have been really persevering with their learning and really supporting each other to achieve success. We were really excited on Monday as for the first time this year we got the most Dojos!

Today we were really lucky as we got given some new dictionaries. Some of the children had a great time exploring these and can't wait to use them!

We worked hard today to solve addition word problems. Check out the work of these budding mathematicians.

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The Great British Bake Off!

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Last week in Australia we were really lucky as we got to bake our own bread! We all had a really fun day and it made us feel like we were on The Great British Bake Off.

Thank you Warburtons!

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Growth Mindset and Dojos!

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It's been another busy week in Australia and the children have all worked really hard. We have been learning about the Romans and I'm sure your child will be able to tell you some interesting facts about them! We have been writing scripts and have been working hard to edit these. They have shown a real understanding of the editing process and why writers do this.

Growth Mindset has been a big focus again this week and we've been discussing what a superhero learner looks like. These are some of the ideas that the children came up with:

"Every superhero needs to be an active listener." 

"A superhero learner perseveres."

"You don’t have to be the best at everything but you can keep trying and getting better like Thomas Edison."

"Knows that no mistake is a failure like Thomas Edison did."

You are able to access the videos that we've been watching and discussing when you login to the Dojo website. If you have any problems doing this please let me know.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Superhero Day!

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What a fantastic last day! We have all been superheros in Australia and put our superhero abilities to the test! We have shared what we can do and what we can't do yet. 

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Miss Phelps

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Superhero Day!

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What a fantastic last day! We have all been superheros in Australia and put our superhero abilities to the test! We have shared what we can do and what we can't do yet. 

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Miss Phelps

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Australia Blog

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Hi my name is Miss Phelps and I would like to welcome you to our class blog. Our class name is Australia. I am new to the school and have really enjoyed my first few weeks.

Children in our class will have PE lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays. For information about what to wear for PE, please go the School Uniform section on the Parent Page of our website.

For information about our homework please go to the Policy section on our school website. I will be happy to talk to any parent who has concerns, please fell free to pop in after school and talk to me if you are ever worried about anything.

Miss Phelps.

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Week 3

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It has been another busy week in Australia and lots of learning has been happening! The children have all been working really hard to solve problems in maths and to describe a setting in writing. We have continued to earn lots of Dojos by working as a team and supporting each other!

Keep up the awesome work and positive attitude to learning Austrlalia!

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