Jasper's Beanstalk

Dawn Bullen 0 156

Jasper the cat sent us a delivery, asking for our help to plant the beans he sent us to help him grow them. We have worked really hard, following instructions, using tools and working together. On Friday we found a beanstalk in our classroom for our story but we had to make our own ending because there wasn't a solution in our Tales Toolkit story bag.

We work on our mark making skills every day and this weeks challenge has been to be creative. We have had some amazing mark making going on, using different equipment, just look at our budding artists at work!


Dawn Bullen 0 223

Tuesday was a very exciting day this week in Reception, When we arrived at school we found that after patiently waiting for two weeks, two of our butterflies had emerged from their cocoons and the rest emerged throughout the day. The children noticed red liquid in the habitat that looked like blood. The red liquid is called meconium and is what the butterfly expels from its abdomen when it is stretching, strengthening and hardening its wings. In fact, real insect blood is actually a greenish or yellowish colour! On Friday we had to set our butterflies free, we sat very quietly hoping that they may land on our hands. 

On Tuesday we also received a letter, some soil, plant pots and beans from Jasper the cat, he also left us 'Jaspers Beanstalk' story to read. We planted our own beanstalks and wrote down the instructions of how to plant a bean. We are now waiting for our beanstalks to grow and then we will look for giants!

You are my Sunshine

Dawn Bullen 0 197

Nursery children have thoroughly enjoyed decorating their class bike for the Tour De Yorkshire. They worked hard in small groups adding different colours and patterns together. On Friday the children that attended Nursery joined in with the fun with themed mark making, mini bike races and learning a little more about the racing. We are very proud our School is part of this brilliant event.
We were very excited Monday to receive animal deliveries linked to our book of the week, Dear Zoo. Children were able to join in with repeated words and phrases, anticipating which animal came next. This week activities have been focused around animals and children have expressed their creativity in a variety of ways.
Through a plan, do, review approach children are encouraged to use their thinking skills to decide what they will make and how, the adults in setting help to facilitate their ideas by providing resources requested or sharing and building on their own ideas. Some of the construction models have been particularly amazing this week. See if your child can tell you what they chose to make and why.

Decorating a Tour de Yorkshire bike

Dawn Bullen 0 180

Last week in preparation for the 'Tour de Yorkshire' the children helped to decorate a bike to be displayed around Barnsley, for the special event. Have you spotted ours? On Friday to mark the event we held our very own Tour de Bank End for the children in school. They had bike races around the playground  and designed their own bikes to celebrate this occasion.

Fun in the Sun

Dawn Bullen 0 197

Children have most definitely enjoyed their first flash on sun this week. It's been such a hive of activity outdoors and it's been lovely to see the children in early years enjoy their love of stories through a variety of different activities linked to their newest story about the hungry caterpillar.
Our special delivery on Monday excited children and they all wanted to look closely at our babies. Through the week they have grown and children have created art work in various media.
Treetop Tuesday saw children exploring the forest provision after finding clues and the main parts of the story from our caterpillar story. Children worked together to search high and low for the colourful characters! We even managed some big hunting too. ☺️


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