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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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Last days of Receptiom

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The Year has been so action packed the children have been amazing and have all been ready for any challenges set. Last week they were able to develop the use of an Estimation station.  They selected different amounts of counting objects and working alongside their peers they were able to estimate how many they had.  The children enjoyed challenging each other.

On Friday the children were able to watch live music performed by Mr Hammond and his band.  The children joined in with some of the songs they knew and danced to others.  What an amazing treat.

Next week will be the children's last week of school. School will close on Tuesday 25th July and we will return to school on Tuesday 5th September.

In English the children will have the opportunity to talk about what they have enjoyed about being in Reception. They will also think ahead to Year 1.

In Maths we will focus on numbers looking mainly at adding and subtracting.

I would like to thank all parents/carers for your continued support during this year. What a fantastic year it has been and I wish the children every success in year 1.

Have a relaxing Summer.

Regards Bev Gelder

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Reception Express

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Reception Express

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I would like to start by thanking all parents for their support on Friday.  The children had an enjoyable day and are looking forward to the fish tank arriving in school. As soon as we have it installed we will ensure that all children are able to have a look at it and report back to you about what they have seen. 

Next week in English we are continuing our growing topic by looking at life cycles.  They will learn about the sequence of a caterpillar to butterfly and record in their books.

In maths we will be looking at measuring. We will be weighing different objects and comparing their weight.  The children will work independently to order pictures according to the objects weight.

During the week we will also be looking at our differences and how it is important to respect each other. The children will learn that not all children enjoy the same things but it is important that we respect this.  In our class everyone has a valuable contribution to make.

 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

 

Regards

Mrs Gelder

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Growing

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The children have come back ready for learning and have shown a keen interest in our small world area.  They have been able to use the knights and dragons in their role play.  To enhance their learning in this area next week the children will have an amazing castle to explore.

Our new topic for the rest of the term is looking at growing. We have been reading the book "Oliver's vegetables" and have discussed the vegetables we like to eat. Some children wrote letters to Oliver telling him what vegetables they enjoy to eat.

Next week in English we will start looking at The Very Hungry Caterpillar story. We will recite the days of the week in order and we will match them up to the food he eats on that day. We will re-write the story and change it according to the food we like.

In Maths we will continue to practice counting in 2s, 5s and 10s  and also look in greater depth at subtraction. The children will be able to solve problems related to subtraction locating the vital information: "I have a bar of chocolate with 10 pieces. If I eat 2 pieces of chocolate how many do I have left?" 

Please can I remind you that all children need a PE kit in school. Can you please make sure that children have a white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and black pumps. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Gelder

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France class PE

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Reception Express

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Reception express         20 05 17

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Last week the children enjoyed working on writing instructions.  They particularly enjoyed making jam sandwiches following their own instructions. The children were able to use their skills spreading, cutting and used their mathematical skills halving the sandwich. They all managed to eat them too. Based on their interests next week we will continue to look at dragons. They will be able to use their imagination to create their own storyline and also write some descriptive writing.  I am looking forward to publishing some of their amazing work on pobble.  The children will be encouraged to use adjectives in their work.

The children will also have the opportunity to record what is happening with the beans they planted. Some of them have already started to sprout. During this time the children will care for the plants and understand what they need to help them grow.

 In maths next week the children will recap shape and measure.  They will investigate 2d and 3d shapes locating them in the environment. They will recap the days of the week and be able to understand the events of a day.  You could help them at home by pointing out shapes in the environment and also make them aware of the different clocks analogue or digital you have in your home

 Could I also remind you that children are not allowed to bring toys into school however, if they would like to bring a book to share with the rest of the class especially if it is about dragons please do not hesitate.

I am looking forward to a fun packed week.

 

Thank you once again for your continued support.

 

Bev Gelder

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Reception Express

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Next week we will be looking at writing clear instructions.  They will learn the importance of making sure you get the instructions in the correct order so that the task can be completed correctly. The children will be encouraged to use adjectives such as first and next to describe each step. We will also discuss what plants need to grow. The children will also over the coming weeks look after the beans and watch them grow. During this time the children will develop an understanding of what plants need to be healthy and to help them grow.

 

In maths next week the children will look at doubling and halving. They will understand how numbers increase when they are doubled and decrease when they are halved.  They will have opportunities to develop these skills through practical experiences inside and outside the classroom. There will be a range of activities available for the children to develop their independent skills further.

 

Please can I remind parents that children require a PE kit at school ever week. During the Summer Term and as the weather improves we will be taking the opportunity to have PE outdoors as much as possible.  Please ensure that children have full PE kit with them e.g. White T shirt, blue shorts and pumps or trainers. 

 

 

Thank you once again for your continued support.

 

 

Regards

  

Mrs Gelder

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Friday Express

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Last week the children were very busy working hard to develop their understanding of traditional stories and working on number bonds.  They also had an opportunity to take part in a skipping activity which I have been told the children enjoyed.

 

Next week we will continue to look at traditional stories and focus on Jack and the Beanstalk. They will look at the different parts of the story, beginning, middle and end using pictures to help. They will act out some of the scenes. Some of the children will have the opportunity to write the beginning of the story independently using their phonics knowledge, sounding out unknown words. Traditional story books and a range of puppets including masks will be available to help children develop their understanding of stories.

 

In maths next week the children will look at addition and subtraction. They will develop their skills and will be able to write number sentences. The children will use quantities and objects, they will add or subtract two single digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. There will be a range of activities within the classroom to support children and these will help to develop their independent skills further.

 

I hope you all enjoy the long weekend.

 

Thank you once again for your continued support.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Mrs Gelder

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Red Nose Day

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The children had a fun day on Friday. Red Nose Day. They enjoyed dressing up in red clothes and take part in activities in the classroom.

The reception children also enjoyed watching the talent show.  We have a lot of talented children in our school.

As you can see all the children had a great day.

Next week in Maths we will look at time again.  Please could you talk to your children about the different times of the day.  

What time they get up. What time they have dinner.  What time they have tea. What time they go to bed.This will help them to develop their understanding of the sequence of a day.

Sadly this week the children will take part in their last coach session. Mr Milnes has helped the children to develop their gymnastic skills.  They have all worked hard to make sure that they listen well and develop their skills.

Thank you for your continued support.

Bev Gelder

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Space topic

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Welcome back, I hope you all had a good break.  This week we have started our new topic on Space.  The children have had plenty of opportunities to make and create their own rockets. Some of the children also made their own space aliens using play dough and pipe cleaners.

Some children used chalk to create their alien pictures.

     

 

Outdoor learning still goes on even in the rain.  All covered up.

This term France class are lucky to have a PE coach.  The children demonstrated great listening skills as they followed instructions and moved around the hall. They were able to jump, crawl and wriggle like a soldier.  Ask your child to demonstrate you will be amazed.

Keep up the good work.

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Talk4writing

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This week the children have been busy using talk4writing to read the story lost and found.  They have made some great posters to advertise the lost penguin and also had their own ideas of what they had lost.  Through their work the children have been able to develop their own ideas and this will help next week as we write our own version of Lost and Found.

All children are continuing to develop their reading through guided reading sessions in school and individual reading opportunities.  Thank you for all your help with this.  The more children read will help them to become much more confident.

In PE this week the children enjoyed taking part in a circuit.  They were able to move around the different activities developing a variety of skills.

Please can I remind you that children need to ensure they have their PE kit in school.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Gelder

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Superhero readers

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Reading is fun.

The children have been working hard to develop their reading skills.  Through a  superhero theme the children have enjoyed looking at books with their friends . They were also keen to build a reading bus for everyone to join them. Keep up the reading.

Gone Fishing

The children have also enjoyed fishing for numbers in the outside water tray.  The numbers have been hidden on ducks, boats and ping pong balls.  They have all had fun using the fishing nets to collect them.

     

Keep up the good work.

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talk4writing

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Another fun packed week in reception

Last week the children worked very hard to develop their story reading skills.  Through talk4writing the children were able to retell the snow bears story.  They developed their own actions to go along with the pictures.  

                              

This week we will continue to look at the story and change some of the characters using their ideas.

Ask your child to read the story for you.

Regards Mrs Gelder

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Exciting Times.

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I hope that all our families are having a relaxing Christmas. The last week of term was both busy but exciting.

We had an enjoyable visit to Moorside Church where the children took part in retelling the Nativity story, supported by Pastor Barry.  On Wednesday the children performed the Nativity story to parents, family and friends.(Handkerchiefs at the ready) The children had worked so hard to learn lines and songs it was lovely to watch.

To end the week for the children it was party time. The children were very creative. They were able to design and make their own party hats. All the children had a lovely time.

I hope you all enjoy the rest of your break and wish you all a Happy New Year.

I would also, like to take this opportunity to thank all parents and carers for their Cards, Christmas wishes and gifts it was very thoughtful.

Regards Bev Dean

 

 

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The big box!

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It has been a very busy time in Reception this week. We have been practicing our songs for the performance and some children have been learning their lines.  We are all very excited to show you all our hard work.

The children were also very intrigued, when a large cardboard box appeared in the playground.  What is inside it? What is it for? What could you use it for? They all wanted to get inside the box to see how dark it was. The children were able to take turns and think of some great ideas.

Have a look at the pictures.  Such fun!

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Light up

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The children created their own bit of Christmas magic last week. As they sang around the Christmas tree the lights magically turned on!

Christmas is on it's way.

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PE in action

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We have had a brilliant time in PE this week. The children have been developing their ball skills during our PE sessions.  All the children demonstrated good control of the ball and were able to follow instructions. They were able to stop the ball using their hands, elbows and feet.  They all worked co-operatively with their friends making sure they were taking turns.

We are continuing to work on our PE listening skills by taking part in circuit lessons.  During these lessons the children will continue to develop a range of skills.

Just a reminder, France class PE lessons are on Tuesday and Thursdays.  Children need to make sure they have their PE kit in school.

Mrs Dean

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Cold winter snap

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The children have once again enjoyed experiencing the snow.  They have been able to describe how it feels.  Some of the children worked together to try to make a snowman. Thank you for providing children with warm outdoor clothing so they do not have to miss out on it.

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Autumn is here!

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The children have had a great time using magnifiers to look at conkers and cones.  They have also looked closely at how they grow understanding that the prickles are there to protect the fruit. They have observed different leaves collected and have been able to describe them developing an understanding of how they change when they fall.This week we have started reading "Squirrel's Autumn Search" by Anita Loughrey and Daniel Howard. The children have enjoyed finding out each day where the squirrel hides his nuts and the different foods he eats. When you are out and about please encourage your child to describe what they see and the signs of Autumn.

Thank you for continued support

Bev Dean

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Winter is coming!

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As the cold weather approaches, please can we advise that children in reception classes will need warm clothing for outdoor learning. 

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Another busy week.

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This week Reception have traveled by air to Spain and by train to France. They have looked at the sights with Barnaby Bear. The children have also had the opportunity to try food from both countries.  They were able to use their senses to check out what they thought about Olives, French cheese, Pan au chocolate, French bread sticks, salami and Paella.  All the children enjoyed the experience and most of them tried foods they would not normally have eaten.

Next week will be a busy week too as we continue to go on a journey with Barnaby bear and to finish the week a Super Hero day.  Get your thinking caps on we are looking for the most original ideas. It will also be the last PE session with Mr Milnes the children have enjoyed working with him.  We hope he will return later in the year.

Thank you for your continued support.

Regards Mrs Dean

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PE for all

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The children have been enjoying taking part in PE this term. Mr Milnes, a PE coach has been working with them on Tuesdays.  He has been very impressed with their listening skills.

During the lessons Mr Milnes has taught the children different skills, listening, jumping, running, throwing and also taking turns. The children have enjoyed taking part and will continue to work with Mr Milnes for the rest of the half term. 

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France Class Blog!

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Welcome to France class. My name is Mrs Dean.


France class PE days are Tuesday and Friday mornings. For PE uniform see the parents page on the website. Please label all items of clothing.

For Reception homework, please see the homework policy on our website Policies page.

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to ask.

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