Week beginning 18th September 2017

Elm class are well underway with learning the year 5 curriculum and Mrs Tillson and Mrs Gurney are very impressed with their learning!

In maths, we have been focusing on negative numbers, refreshing our knowledge of Roman Numerals and have spent some time on Sumdog doing challenges and…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 21 September 2017

Category: Elm Class

W/B 10th September 2017

This week, we introduced our Space topic and discussed (using evidence) whether the Earth is flat or sperical! We also learnt more about the other planets in our solar system, including their order.

In maths this week, we've looked at aspects of number again, including place value,…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 15 September 2017

Category: Elm Class

14th September 2017

We are all delighted to be back in Acorn's Class and have had a very busy couple of weeks. Well done to all our new children who have joined us and their famalies.

Our new Wise Owls children have enjoyed visiting the tree house to do some of thier focused tasks and all the children in on a…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 14 September 2017

Category: Acorns Class

W/E 7.7.2017- Aladdin

We have had a fantastic week practising our pantomine culminating in performances of Aladdin on Tuesday and Wednesday night. Our parents, teachers are all very proud of us and we have worked together as a team and pulled together to pull off an amazing feat of theatrics! We would like to thank our…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 6 July 2017

Category: Elm Class

Computing 17.05.2017

Oak class have been incredibly busy during the last few weeks of this Summer term. As well as preparing for their SATs, this talented bunch have been working their socks off with Mrs Gurney during Computing lessons to produce some fantastic animations using the Stop Motion app! Take a look at…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 17 May 2017

Category: Oak Class

Friday 12th May 2017

Year 6 have had their SATs this week, so we have been quiet in our classroom and thoughtful towards them, all while realising that this will be us next year!!!

We have had Forest Schools with Mrs Mason this week, we built bug shelters!

In Computing we have been learning how to shorten…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 12 May 2017

Category: Elm Class

5th May 2017

In literacy this week, we have been looking at the catchy slogans on some World War 2 propaganda posters. We have been deciphering their meanings and we made some of our own!

We are starting Forest Schools again with Mrs Mason, so we are very excited about that!

In maths, we have been…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 5 May 2017

Category: Elm Class

Friday 28th April 2017

A bit of a mixed bag this week! 

In Literacy, we have been looking at World War 2 propoganda posters and discussing how they might infuence people.

In Maths, we have started to measure angles and look at their properties.

Computing saw us coding with new 'Rapid Router' software, and in…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 28 April 2017

Category: Elm Class

06.04.17

We have had a VERY busy week this week! 

In maths, some of us have been working with time. We've been learning about the 24 hour clock and the difference between analogue and digital time. 

Literacy has been fun this week. We went down to the woods and took some pictures of the Spring…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 6 April 2017

Category: Elm Class

31st March 2017

This week in maths, we had revisited divsion to make sure we were all able to use the correct method. We were then able to work in gropus to solve some problems involving reasoning. 

In literacy, we have been studying poetry and different rhyme patterns as well as figuartive language. 

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 31 March 2017

Category: Elm Class

Friday 17th March 2017

Our 10 week challenge was 'Wake Up, Shake Up'! We have created a routine and have had fun this week practising it. We will eventually teach it to Key Stage 1.

In PHSCE this week we have been looking at how to stay safe whilst online and what we need to do if we come across something…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 17 March 2017

Category: Elm Class

Blog 17th February

17th Feb 2017

This week in Ash Class we have continued to focus our literacy work around the book ‘The Day The Crayon’s Quit’. Over the past few weeks Ash class have been in the role of crayons and have worked incredibly hard to produce a formal letter to persuade Duncan that they need a break…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 26 February 2017

Category: Ash class

French update from Mr Messenger

French update from Mr Messenger

Oak class has been very enthusiastic to develop their French skills. They have shown off a wide vocabulary and they are keen to learn new words. We have been learning words to prepare portraits of people. Everyone is keen to participate in class competitions. I…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 26 January 2017

Category: Oak Class

French update from Mr Messenger

French update from Mr Messenger 

Elm class has shown great enthusiasm for their French lessons this term. We have been very busy learning the words for instructions and members of the family. There is much excitement to participate in our class speaking activities.

Mrs White has been a great…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 26 January 2017

Category: Elm Class

French update from Mr Messenger

French update from Mr Messenger

Ash class have made a very enthusiastic start to their French lessons this term. We have been learning numbers and the words for the parts of the face. Everyone is keen to participate in all the new activities. I have been particularly impressed by the standard…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 26 January 2017

Category: Ash class

French Blog - Maple

French update from Mr Messenger

Maple class have made a really good start to their French lessons this term. We have been very busy learning numbers and colours in French. All  of the class are very enthusiastic to show off their new vocabulary in all our new activities.

We look forward to…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 26 January 2017

Category: Maple Class

20th January 2017

Another week has flown by in Elm Class as we worked until our socks flew outside of the school!

The first day of the week is a hard day for the whole of Elm Class, because of the fact its Monday! We did a lot of work this week in Elm Class.

In English we were focusing on editing our…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 20 January 2017

Category: Elm Class

20th January 2017

Another week has flown by in Elm Class as we worked until our socks flew outside of the school!

The first day of the week is a hard day for the whole of Elm Class, because of the fact its Monday! We did a lot of work this week in Elm Class.

In English we were focusing on editing our…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 20 January 2017

Category: Elm Class

First Week Back!!!

In Literacy, Elm Class were planning there explanation text for a machine that will make Miss Saville's job easier.Thursday morning we wrote up our explanation text with our planning work to help us.Half of the class went out to do forest schools to have fun in the woods, getting muddy and most…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 13 January 2017

Category: Elm Class

Week beginning 9th January 2017

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the holidays.

The children have come back to school ready to work and are eager to try all the new activities offered.In literacy we are looking at non-chronological reports and have been reading books,leaflets, holiday…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 12 January 2017

Category: Holly Class

Thursday 1st December 2016

We have a very excited Elm class today, they have all opened the first windows of their Advent calendars!

It's been another busy week for us. It's that time of year again where we need to check how much progress the children have made, so we have been completing some assessments in…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 1 December 2016

Category: Elm Class

Friday 11th November 2016

What a busy week we have had in Elm class this week!

We had a fantastic trip to RAF Fylingdales on Monday, where we were able to to experience the life of the MoD police, fire service and the RAF. Check out our gallery for pictures of our trip.

On Thursday we took part in a workshop with a…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 11 November 2016

Category: Elm Class

This week's blog!

4/11/16

We have started writing spooky stories this week – we are currently planning the plot, setting and characters. We read a story together about a haunted house and absolutely loved it! (See above for our spooky picture!) 

This week we had a visitor from Explore Judaism UK. We extended…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 5 November 2016

Category: Ash class

W/E 4th November 2016

Literacy

This week, we are focusing on writing a spooky story. We have looked at a range of pictures, watched videos and listened to pieces of music for inspiration. Miss Saville wrote a piece that we analysed, looking at sentence structure, punctuation and vocabulary. We then used it to write…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 4 November 2016

Category: Elm Class

Maple Class open a letter from the Queen!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxa1JVIu_oo

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 4 November 2016

Category: Maple Class

Wednesday 2nd November 2016

After a lovely half term break, Maple Class have quickly got back into the swing of school life! On the last day before the holiday, Maple and Ash Classes enjoyed an amazing day out at the Danby Moors Centre learning many new geographical skills whilst having lots of fun! 

 

 

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 2 November 2016

Category: Maple Class

21st October

Another great week in Ash Class! This week we have been writing poetry. We completed our poems entitled 'Mysteries' and then learnt about Kenning Poems and of course - created our own. We all agreed in Ash class that writing poetry had been more fun than we expected! In other writing this week we…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 28 October 2016

Category: Ash class

21-10-16

The Super Squirrels had their second session in the woods this week led by Mr Bates. We looked for minbeasts and collected them up in little containers to look at more closely using a magnifying glass. We also collected treasure from the woodland floor like orange leaves and conker shells and we…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 22 October 2016

Category: Acorns Class

14-10-16

What a busy week we have had preparing for our class trips to Sainsburys. We have set up our own shop and we are using real money to buy and sell our fresh fruit and vegetables. We have learning about what '5 a day' means and the difference between foods we should eat all the time to keep us…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 22 October 2016

Category: Acorns Class

Week beginning 17th October

This week we had great fun making and eating pizza!!This enabled us to write a more detailed recount of a first hand experience.The children on this occasion were expected to write more extended sentences using the conjunction 'and' while using time connectives more independently.…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 20 October 2016

Category: Holly Class

Weekly Blog

Ash class have been exploring the woodland setting to inspire their spooky stories in English. Working  independantly to assemble their outdoor classroom (the Tepee)  the children were able to plan and share their writing ideas together at the end of the session.

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 20 October 2016

Category: Forest School Blog

Wednesday 19th October

We have nearly reached the half term holiday and are all looking forward to a good rest and having fun with our families. Looking back to the first day of Year 3 in September, it is amazing to see how far the children have progressed in their learning. This week, we have been writing stories which…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 19 October 2016

Category: Maple Class

18.10.16

We are approaching the end of our first half term. Mrs Sloan is delighted with how well all of the children have settled into Beech class and is impressed with how hard everyone is working, well done, Beech class!

Our 'Superstars' for this half term are Summer and Kai. Both children have…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 18 October 2016

Category: Beech Class

Autumn 1

Hello!

We have had a very busy half term, so here is an overview of our activities of the last few weeks.........

Literacy

In literacy, we have been looking at newspaper reports. We have been journalists reporting on the murder of Snow White in New York. We have been looking at sentence…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 18 October 2016

Category: Elm Class

14th October 2016

On your marks, get set....BAKE! 

This week, Oak Class has smelled wonderful because we've been baking to raise money for Macmillan. In threes, we designed and baked 12 cupcakes based on a basic recipe before selling them at our parents' evenings to raise money. We made over £73!

There were…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 17 October 2016

Category: Oak Class

14th October - Ash Class

14th October 

This week in Ash class we have been performing poetry in English and had a go at writing our own. We are now able to spot figurative language in different poems and next week we will be creating our own including different forms of imagery. John’s favourite poem was ‘Word Party’ –…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 14 October 2016

Category: Ash class

Week beginning 7th October

This week the children have continued to familiarise themselves with Numicon in a number of different ways.They built a number track to use for sequencing, used a feely bag to guess the number of the Numicon shape, played Numicon snakes and ladders.All these activities involved the children…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 12 October 2016

Category: Holly Class

Tuesday 11th October

Last Wednesday we had an amazing party after school with our teachers. The party was a reward for winning the race to achieve the most positive behaviour points in the whole school each term. Our housepoints are called 'Stakesby Stars' and each week we try to earn as many as possible for the…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 11 October 2016

Category: Maple Class

Blog

 

7/10/2016

This week we have welcomed Hollie to our class!

This week we have been creating our class contribution for Harvest assembly. Ellie and Olivia MT read out our introduction and for Ellie it was the first time ever! #scary

We finished our Romulus and Remus stories and next…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 7 October 2016

Category: Ash class

Friday 7th October 2016

Over the past fortnight, we've been working on poetry. We combined our history topic with literacy and wrote some fantastic Black Death poetry using the most impressive figurative language we could. in addition to this, Mrs Mason worked with us to produce some fantastic artwork using just black…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 7 October 2016

Category: Oak Class

Week beginning 3rd October

This week Holly class have enjoyed an informative Autumn walk in the brilliant October sunshine to stimulate writing a recount, whilst also observing seasonal changes.Our super photographs recording our walk have enabled the children to sequence their experience orally using new time connectives…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 6 October 2016

Category: Holly Class

6.10.16

This week we have been working hard to prepare for our harvest festival. The theme for this year's harvest festival is colours of the rainbow. Beech class are indigo and so we have been thinking about foods relating to this colour.

In Literacy, we have been looking at instructional writing. As…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 6 October 2016

Category: Beech Class

Wednesday 5th October

This week we have been busy preparing for our Harvest Festival. The school theme is 'all the colours of the rainbow' and our class is responsible for orange. In class, we have been learning about a special kind of poem called a Cinquain. We have written Cinquain poems about different kinds of…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 5 October 2016

Category: Maple Class

Ash Class Blog

30th September 

Another busy week in Ash Class! This week we have been continuing our Romulus and Remus writing by creating mock social media page profiles for the main characters. We had fun with these - some are really funny! We went down into the woods on Friday and in groups each re-created…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 1 October 2016

Category: Ash class

23.09.16

On Wednesday Beech class went to Caedmon College to take part in the multi-skills festival. All the children enjoyed taking part in the different activities and Mrs Sloan was impressed with the team work and how everyone encouraged their friends to do their best! Well done, Beech Class!

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 30 September 2016

Category: Beech Class

Week beginning 26th September 2016

Our talk homework this week about the ending of 'The Enormous Turnip' has led to some fantastic talk partner work as we shared our ideas.These ideas included the turnip turning into a rocket and blasting to the moon and the old man winning a medal and trophy in a turnip growing competition.

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 29 September 2016

Category: Holly Class

Wednesday 28th September 2016

The weeks are flying past now and our first month in Maple Class is nearly over already! We have begun to research our History topic on 'Ancient Greece' by finding out more about the very first Olympic Games. 

Did you know?

  • The first Olympic Games was in 776BC and only lasted for one…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 28 September 2016

Category: Maple Class

This week in Ash Class...

 

We have had a good week in Ash class. We played football in PE and lots of us scored!

We learnt about the Celts in history and have continued to write about Romulus and Remus this week but focused more on the characters. We learnt how to use apostrophes for possession accurately and have…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 24 September 2016

Category: Ash class

We're underway!

Well, it's been three weeks since we started Year 6 and already, everybody is working incredibly hard.

Last week, we took part in the Tag Rugby Festival and we've enjoyed swimming and dance sessions each week too.

In literacy, we have been writing holiday brochures for island destinations we…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 23 September 2016

Category: Oak Class

Holly Class week beginning 19/9/2016

This week we have been thinking about the characters in the 'Enormous Turnip' through hot seating.The children took on the role of a character and changed the characters reaction when they were asked to help.Liam took on the role of the mouse and when he was asked to help by the cat he said

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 22 September 2016

Category: Holly Class

22.09.16

On Tuesday Beech Class enjoyed a creative afternoon on Whitby beach.  They created some impressive artwork using sad, pebbles, seaweed and driftwood. We all had a fantastic afternoon (despite the weather!) and both Mrs Sloan and Mrs Mason were impressed with our creations!

We took lots of…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 22 September 2016

Category: Beech Class

Wednesday 21st September 2016

There certainly has been steam coming out of the ears of the pupils in Maple Class this week! On Monday, the children worked really well using ipads to research European countries on our virtual tour. We have learned the names of some European capital cities and have found out which interesting…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 21 September 2016

Category: Maple Class

Blog

Welcome to our class blog! 

19/09/16

We have had a really busy start to the term and our new topics are now well underway. 

In English, we have been learning about the story of Romulus and Remus and this has tied into our learning about the Romans. We have compared different versions of…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 16 September 2016

Category: Ash class

Elm Class Blog

Welcome to Elm Class Blog! We will share all our exciting learning experiences here with you, so please check back regularly.

Friday 16/09/16

We have had a very busy week! In literacy, we have been looking at a story called 'Snow White in New York.' This week, we have been looking at the…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 16 September 2016

Category: Elm Class

Welcome to our blog!

Welcome to our class blog! 

Beech class is made up of 18 hardworking children. Our teacher is Mrs Sloan and our teaching assistant is Mrs Wharrick. We will be updating our blog regularly, so make sure you take a look at some of the exciting things that we have been doing!  

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 15 September 2016

Category: Beech Class

Wednesday 14th September

Well done for surviving week one and making it in to week two. We are now into the swing of Maple class with noses to the grind stone. 

 

This week we have been exploring non-chronological reports by looking at examples in the form of leaflets. The children have had the opportunity to create…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 14 September 2016

Category: Maple Class

Week beginning 12th September 2016

This week we are learning all about food. We have read 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We have acted out the story using puppets, mixed porridge oats in the water tray, sung 'When Goldilocks went to the House of the Bears', measred size using compare bears and built a new bed for Baby Bear!

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 14 September 2016

Category: Acorns Class

Holly Class w/b 12th September 2016

This week we have been reading the story of 'The Enormous Turnip' and rehearsing the sequence using talk for writing actions and adding some of our own ideas.We have also identified key events from the beginning ,middle and end of the story and written our own sentences about the different…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 13 September 2016

Category: Holly Class

Holly

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 13 September 2016

Category: Acorns Class

First Week Back!

Well it has been a jam packed week already!

Rules and routines have been established, places assigned and work completed.

We have hit the ground running! Well done Maple class for keeping up. You have been a joy to teach this week and we look forward to many more to come.

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 9 September 2016

Category: Maple Class

Welcome Back!

We have had a fantastic first week back! The Wise Owls are enjoying being the oldest chidren in our setting. They have been introduced to tricky words and are now busy practising these at home. They also got their very own reading book to share at home too. The Super Squirrels settled in very…

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Posted by Mrs Gurney on 9 September 2016

Category: Acorns Class




Latest News

20 September 2017

Puppet Workshop 20.09.2017

The whole school enjoyed a puppet workshop with David today. We learned puppet techniques like how to speak without moving our mouths and how to hold and move our puppets. We also watched a short puppet show. We all thought it was brilliant!
20 September 2017

What's happening at Stakesby- Autumn Term 2017

Please find below dates up to the end of this term. We hope you will find this useful to help you to plan your time for the term. If you do need any further information please just let us know.
18 July 2017

Sports Day/Race For Life!