Here are the latest blogs from our classes. Please click on a blue blog title to see the full entry.
In year 5 we have been examining the evidence for our theme Can you crack the case? We have been analysing fingerprints, shoe prints and chromatography.
We lined some trays with soil and pressed our shoe inside it. Then we poured plaster of paris into the tray with the mould of the shoe print.
We will be uploading pictures of our shoe prints shortly...
This term our theme is can you crack the case? At the start of term our teachers acted out a courtroom case. A burglary had been committed at a bank in Harehills where a precious necklace and £20,000 had gone missing. There were six suspects - all played out by teachers. The judge was Mrs Summerfield. The main suspect in court was Ben White. Lots of evidence was presented and we had to decide...
This half term in Nursery our topic is Traditonal Tales. We are reading stories such as 'The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Jack and the Beanstalk. The children are becoming familiar with these stories and retelling them independently using the illustrations as prompts. We have also been incorporating these stories into our role-play and mark making....
The Ashton classes have had a very exciting start to 2020. This half term we are leaerning all about books that take us on magical journeys. One of the books we have learnt is "We're Going On A Bear Hunt". To bring this text to life we visited Skelton Grange where we went on a real bear hunt. The children had an amazing time traveling through puddles, forest, mud and even a cave!!
Here's some photos of the activities the children took part in during day 2.
After a busy day, the children really enjoyed their evening meal.
We finished the day off with marshmallows round the camp fire and a spot of karaoke!
We've arrived safe and sound at Herd Farm and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of activities😊.
After a delicious tea, we adventured into the night and walked a couple of miles to the set of Emmerdale using torches to guide our way! We are just back now ready to snuggle into our pajamas and enjoy a hot chocolate 😊. We can't wait for the adventures tomorrow brings.
Miss Robinson, Mrs Sharif, Miss Leckenby and Miss Methven were very excited to welcome the new Year 4 students to the Elford classes!
We had a fantastic start to the year in our rainforest topic! The students did wonderful research and wrote incredible non-chronological reports all about the layers of the rainforest! We wrote stories about how different rainforest animals got their most...
We are really proud of the children in Reception. They are all now settled in and have formed fantastic friendships. They play together nicely and follow our school rules really well! Here are some photos of their purposeful play from this half term:
They love the construction area and build wonderful models, some with moving parts.
They can concentrate on their work for long...
This half term we have been tuning into sounds in our phonics. We have been focusing on environmental sounds and instrumental sounds. The children have enjoyed taking part in listening walks and talking about all the different sounds that are around us.
We have also been making the most of the wet weather and the children have had fun participating in activities such as creating a soapy...
This half term in Year 2 we have been learning all about firefighters. We have used our art skills to create a fire scene, as historians we looked at how firefighters have changed from the past to the present and even created our own job advertisements! This week we have started learning about The Great Fire of London... and we couldn't believe there were no firefighters and people had to use...