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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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A quick class update

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One of our PE days will be changing again, we will be going back to Monday and Tuesday for PE. Hopefully this will remain the same until the end of Summer Term. It changed last term so we could take advantage of a brilliant tag rugby coach who came into school on Friday's. This term we're lucky to have an athletics coach coming in on Monday's! 

Please can you make sure that all children come to school with both their indoor and outdoor PE kits. We have a couple of spare kits in class which are for emergencies only.

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Ms Tomlinson at the end of next week. The class have loved having her as their teaching assistant and we'll be sorry to see her leave but wish her all the best in her new ventures.

Friday's are now 'Bring your own book to school' day, so please encourage your child to bring their favourite book in to school so they can enjoy reading it in class and sharing it with their friends.

For some reason the photos from our Skipathon won't load up to the Germany blog. I'm trying my best to sort this out as soon as possible.

Have a lovely weekend!
Miss M'Itwamwari

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Skipathon

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We had a great day last Wednesday at the Skipathon! We timed each other to see how many times we could skip in a minute, and we skipped with big skipping ropes and small ones. Everyone was really pleased with how much their skipping has improved in only a week.

A big thank you to everyone who was sponsored and raised a fabulous amount of money as part of our Skipathon.

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Easter break Learning Log and other activities

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I hope you're all enjoying your Easter break and all this lovely sunshine.

I know that some children didn't have their Learning Logs to take home on Friday but they're still more than welcome to produce some work to share back in class next term.

Our Care, Think and Learn statement for the last week of term was: 'What does Easter mean to you?'. For your Learning Log we would like you to tell us what you do to celebrate Easter. Please feel free to approach this in different ways: a poster, a diary entry, a labelled picture, photographs with labels etc.

If you're looking for other learning activities over the holidays, then there are lots of fun literacy and maths games on http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html or phonics games on www.phonicsplay.co.uk including 'Make a match', 'Buried treasure' or 'Picnic on Pluto'.

Next term we will be learning about 2d and 3d shapes in Maths and My Body in Science so you may like to look for different shapes in the environment or discuss with your child how their body and abilities have changed from when they were a baby.

Have a lovely Easter and I look forward to seeing you in the Summer Term.

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PE

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A rugby coach will be teaching tag rugby in one of our PE sessions this half term. These sessions will take place on a Friday which means our PE days have now changed to Tuesdays and Fridays. If the weather is nice on Fridays, then the rugby coach will be taking the lesson outside, so please can you make sure that all children come to school with their indoor and outdoor PE kits, including trainers and a warm top (tracksuit bottoms are optional).

Thank you.

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Trip to Shibden Hall

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We all really enjoyed our trip to visit Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and Mrs Buttons at Shibden Hall. It was a bit of muddy walk up to the hall but, when we got there, two lucky people were chosen to knock on the front door. We were all amazed when the Fairy Godmother opened the door and invited us in! Cinderella told us that her ugly step sisters and her nasty stepmother had all gone into town but had left her a long list of cleaning jobs to do, so we all helped out.

The Fairy Godmother showed us how to use a dolly tub with carbolic soap, a posser and a dolly to stir and wash the clothes. She even showed us the stepmother’s very large knickers!! We helped Cinderella grind some coffee for her stepmother, it smelt really nice. After that, we helped her polish the door frames and had to polish the spoons until we could see our faces in them. Did you know that one side of the spoon turns your face upside down?! She also showed us the nursery and everyone was fascinated by the moving images inside the zoetrope and the fireman who could tumble down a ladder. Finally, Mrs Buttons showed us all the different types of carriages and we chose the best one to take Cinderella to the ball.

At the end of our trip we helped the Fairy Godmother perform some magic and Cinderella suddenly had an amazing dress to wear to the ball!

It was a great day out and all the adults were impressed by the behaviour of the children in both classes. So much so that everyone received 4 Dojos each. Well done Germany and Italy!

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Parents Phonics Screening Workshop

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It's just been pointed out to me that the invitation letter to parents for the Phonics Screening Workshop has been sent out with a small error. The two dates should read:

Thursday 23rd February at 3.30pm and Monday 27th February at 5.15pm.

Apologies for any confusion!

Miss M'Itwamwari

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A busy start to 2017

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Wow! We’ve had a really busy start to Spring Term in Germany Class with our new teacher, Miss M’Itwamwari (Miss Um-doit-um-wari). We’ve been learning and writing our own traditional tales, and some people have even had their fabulous writing published on Pobble. Be sure to look on Pobble.com and search for Drighlington Primary School to read some great writing from all the year groups throughout school.

In maths we’ve been learning all about measuring and used our new weighing skills to make some very tasty Gingerbread Men. You’ll be pleased to hear that they didn’t run away when we opened the oven door! Everyone enjoyed the weighing, mixing and especially the eating of our Gingerbread Men.

This week we’re learning about capacity and practising using the language of ‘full’, ‘half full’, ‘half empty’, ‘nearly full’, ‘nearly empty’ and empty to describe the volume of liquid in a container. You can practise this at home as well by describing things like how full the cereal box is, or how full your glass of water is.

We’re also building up to our exciting trip to Shibden Hall on Friday. Please can you make sure that all children come to school on that day in coats that zip up, jumpers/ cardigans, hats and gloves and that they are wearing welly boots or boots that are suitable for walking along a muddy path. And don’t forget your packed lunch if you’re bringing one from home!

Rock star maths is now up and running and all children should have taken home their login details last Tuesday. I have now sorted out groupings on the website and set up tasks so your child should have questions that focus on their 10 times table, followed by the 2 times table and then the 5 times table.

If you have any questions about anything then please pop in to speak with me at the end of the day.

Miss M’Itwamwari

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A very special guest.

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On Tuesday we were visited by someone rather special - the Lord Mayor of Leeds! Grace (our new children's mayor of Leeds) did a great job of giving the mayor a tour of our school and Germany class were very happy to welcome them both into our lesson. The children asked plenty of questions and were very interested to hear what the Lord Mayor had to say.

I look forward to seeing some of you at Morley Town Hall for our carol concert tomorrow night. Doors open at 5.30 so if you want a good seat make sure you arrive early. The children have been working really hard and are so excited to showcase their talents. It should be a brilliant night.

Miss Warner

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Mishief managed

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Eric the Elf has been particularly mischievous the past couple of days! Yesterday he placed all of the children on a step four and this morning we walked into class to find this:

The children were appalled to find such a mess however they quickly worked together to tidy it up. Hopefully Eric will learn how to behave in school as we continue to set a good example.

Have a fun-filled weekend.

Miss Warner

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Come rain or shine we're always on time!

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Congratulations Germany class for your excellent attendance last week! As a reward we got a turn on Drigopoly and won the opportunity to keep Sparky the dragon in our class until the end of term. Regular attendance is vitally important and the children have loved having a new addition to the class. Well done everyone!

Just a gentle reminder - class doors are to be closed at 8.50. If you find the door is closed, please proceed to the school office.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Miss Warner

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Brace your elf - Christmas is coming!

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On Friday Germany class received a letter from a mystery sender. As we opened it we found that the letter was from Eric the Elf, our new class visitor. Eric has been keeping a watchful eye on all of our hard work and good behaviour so that he can report back to Santa with a list of children who deserve the gifts they have asked for. However Eric is not perfect – he can be quite mischievous and has already played a few tricks on us! We are trying to be a good example for Eric and show him how to behave at school. I’m sure Santa will be very pleased with our efforts.

Miss Warner

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Alien Invasion!

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Monday morning kicked off with a bang as the children walked into school to find a rocket had crash landed into our playground! After a little investigating we spotted some yellow footprints and came to the conclusion that the rocket belonged to Beegu, the lost and lonely alien from our class story.

We knew Beegu must be scared and eager to return to her home planet so we decided to write her a letter reassuring her that we are here to help. These are some of the letters the children produced, edited and improved.

Well done year 1 - you are working so hard to become Writing Wrigleys!

Miss Warner

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Surreal talents

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In art today the children created Surrealist sculpture designs in the style of Joan Miro. They used cotton buds dipped in paint to try and re-create one of the designs they were given – with some of their own artistic flair of course! What talented artists we have! Well done Germany.

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Shape, space and snow.

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Germany class are continuing their hard work in all subject areas. This week we have been continuing our work on descriptive writing, using adjectives to describe a planet that Winnie the Witch could land on. The children are really thinking of imaginative ways to describe using vocabulary such as ‘sparkly’, ‘enormous’ and ‘magical’ with some children even experimenting with similes. In maths children are learning to recognise, name and describe the properties of 3-D shapes. The children are really enjoying this unit so far and are learning to use key vocabulary such as edges, faces and vertices to describe 3-D shapes.

 

It seems winter has suddenly descended upon us! Thank you for wrapping your children up and sending them with appropriate footwear.

Have a fun evening making the most of the snow.

 

Miss Warner

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Welcome back!

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What a great first week back we've had! All the children have settled back into their daily routines and are enjoying the new units of work we have started. In history our topic this term is 'How has space travel changed?' whilst in science we are learning about Autumn and Winter. In English we have been learning about adjectives; using imaginative language to describe Winnie's rocket and the planet she lands on in the story Winnie in Space. In maths our new unit is Exploring Shape. This week children have been recognising, naming and describing 2-D shapes. We have even been making these shapes using lollipop sticks. Keep up the good work Germany!

Miss Warner

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Superhero Day!

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What a super day it's been! Today the children have all made spooky sandwiches using the instructions they wrote yesterday. They decided on their filling of vampire blood, ghost slime, boiled bat spread or stewed pumpkin then ate the finished product.  

This afternoon the children then designed their own superhero. They decided on a name for their superhero and listed all of the powers they have, along with something they can't do.....yet! 

I wish you all a lovely half term. Stay safe and have a well deserved break.

Miss Warner

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Reading records

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It was lovely meeting some of you yesterday to discuss your children's progress and I look forward to meeting more of you tomorrow for the second day of Parent's Evening. After my first parent consultations it was brought to my attention that some parents were unaware that they could write in their child's reading records. These books are a great home-school link and thus I strongly encourage you to make comments on your child's reading progress and record the page they have read up to after reading with them at home. This will ensure continuity between school and home and allow us to promptly change reading books once children have completed them by referencing your comments.

Thank you

Miss Warner

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Another successful week.

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Hello to you all after another enjoyable and successful week. The children are all settling into Year 1 nicely now and are becoming familiar with the classroom rules and routines. This week the children have completed their work on reports in English and have continued their work on patterns in maths. Next week we will be planning and writing instructions in English and working on calculation in our maths lessons.

I look forward to seeing you at Parents Evening and discussing your children's progress so far.

Miss Warner

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Welcome to the Germany Blog!

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Hello and welcome to the new school year and your new class, Germany. Let me introduce myself, my name is Miss Warner and I have recently started at Drighlington Primary School. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know your children and settling into school life. This year we will be doing PE every Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Please keep PE kit in school until we send it home at the end of each half term. For advice on what children should wear for PE please see the parent page of our website. For Y1 homework, please see the homework policy on our website Policies page.If you have any other questions or concerns please see me at the end of the day. 

Many Thanks, Miss Warner.

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