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Class 1

Super sunflower!

Despite the rain, Class 1 had a bright and cheerful welcome back into class today! India brought in the sunflower that she planted from seed during our 'Plants' topic in Spring term. She has tended to it at her grandad's house and it has bloomed a beautiful flower.

Well done India, you have remembered all of the things we learnt to be able to care for a plant! 


He has terrible tusks, and terrible claws...

We have had a lovely surprise today... Toby and his family have been busy at home, baking this fantastic Gruffalo cake for Class 1! We were all very excited to take a piece home! It is lovely to see children so inspired and enthused about their learning that it continues at home in a variety of ways :-) 

Thank you Toby and family!


Class 1 at Stonebridge City Farm

Last term Class 1 enjoyed a super visit to Stonebridge City Farm as part of the Animals and Plants topic. We all had different favourite parts of the trip but here are a few that the class enjoyed:

-Holding the guinea pigs and rabbits.

-Feeding the animals.

-Listening for the frogs croaking in the huge frog pond.

-Seeing the vegetable patches and the different types of vegetables and fruits they grow on the farm.

-The goat named Iris! :-)

-Going on the nature walk and looking for the hedgehog houses.

-And of course, lunch time!

What was your favourite part of the trip?


Stonebridge City Farm Trip from Miss Tulley on Vimeo.


Afternoon tea with my Mummy!

How wonderful to welcome our Mummies and special ladies to our afternoon tea today.

We wanted to say a special thank you for all that you do, each and every day.

Mummies and other special ladies in our lives, including Grannies and Aunties, were treated to some lovely singing, presentation of special work, a poem, a gift of flowers and piano music.  Our special guests also enjoyed freshly baked scones, baked with our own Smalley eggs (thank you Mrs Mason), shortbread with strawberries (thank you Mrs Straw), freshly baked cakes (thank you Mrs Pace) and of course plenty of hugs and time to chat.  The children enjoyed their freshly baked biscuits made by our kitchen staff - thank you.

Thank you so much everyone for coming - it was really super to see you all. If you were unable to make it, we hope you enjoyed your special gifts.

Happy Mother's Day xx



Phase 6 prefixes

In Letters and Sounds, phase 6 is all about prefixes!

The children impressed me with how many 'un' words they could remember and think of. Well done children! Can you remember what 'un' and 're' do to a word?

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Over the next week, we will be exploring the prefix 'dis' and 'pre'. 

Reading for Life!

During Book Week 2017, special assemblies were held with lots of special guests. Our guests included Lucy Truman, who came to speak to the children on Tuesday about her work as an illustrator. Lucy also gave a masterclass to Class 4, where they designed some beautiful book covers. On Wednesday Tess, Oliver and Iris spoke about their favourite books, visiting Heanor library and making bookmarks. On Thursday, we welcomed Mr Huntington, who is the headteacher at Heanor Gate Science College; he came to read his favourite children's book 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson. Our very own Dr Shelton shared her wonderful book that she had written as part of her studies - she spoke to the children about everyone having the potential to write a book and that everyone has a book inside them  

On Friday, we held a special whole school assembly where each class shared the work they had been doing. 

Thank you to everyone who visited our school and to everyone who shared their work during our assemblies this week. 


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Book Week - Teacher Swap

As part of our book week in school, we held a teacher swap! Teachers went into other year groups to share their love of reading. This was enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.



What a brilliant first day to Book Week! Here are Class 1 talking about why they love reading! 

Why we love reading... from Miss Tulley on Vimeo.


Plants plants plants!

Class 1 have had a brilliant week launching into our new topic 'Plants'. We have been exploring capacity and measuring in maths using dried beans and we have started work on one of our focus stories, Jack and the Beanstalk. We have also started our classroom garden which features: runner beans, sunflowers, a hyacinth, daffodils and grape hyacinths. We water and check them daily and have already had some flowers opening! As well as this we have been enjoying our new garden centre role play!  IMG_1778 IMG_1779 IMG_1780

PSHE with Mrs Evans

IMG_0253Our whole class activity today was 'pass the magic mirror '. Each member of the class held up the mirror so they could see their reflection. They were then asked ' What is so special in the mirror? ' They then shared with everyone what makes them special. ๐Ÿ˜Š