27 April 2018

Friday 27th April 2018

Elm's Superstar of the Week is Lexi, for a motivated approach to learning. Well done Lexi!

In literacy this week we have been report writing. We are designing and testing a trainer of our choice and after checking the features of a report, writing up the results. We are also working on our…

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21 April 2018

Wise Owl's Intergenerational Session withYorkshire Coast Homes

Stakesby's Wise Owls had a lovely morning with residents of Marton Court, Whitby. With kelly Brown from Yorkshire Coast homes, they decorated paper butterflies, shared stories and sung their favourite nursery rhymes!

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20 April 2018

Friday 20th April 2018

The lovely weather has lifted everyone's mood in Elm class and we're starting the summer term with a spring in our step and raring to go! We've welcomed Miss Taylor and we're trying our best to impress her.

We're finishing up our work on The Highwayman in literacy so we're excited to find out…

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29 March 2018

Thursday 29th March 2018

You may have noticed that we are blogging a day early this week! We are breaking up for Easter today at 2pm. We are very excited about that! We have all worked our socks off this term and Mrs Tillson and Mrs Gurney are delighted with the progress our learning is making. 

Most of us have been…

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23 March 2018

Friday 23rd March 2018

We are very excited by our new literacy topic this week- The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. We have been learning about the poem and understanding the vocabulary, themes and figurative language.

We have been maths detectives this week! Using our investigative skills, we have been employing a…

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22 March 2018


This week the Super Squirrels have been to work with the lovely community at Marton Court.  We had a fabulous time sharing stories and look forwards to our next visit when we will be decorating biscuits.

We have been reading the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. The Wise Owls have also made…

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16 March 2018

Friday 16th March 2018

This week, we have written thank you letters to Barbara at the Co-Op for taking time out of her day to spend teaching us about Fairtrade products from the Co-op.

In maths, we have been problem solving decimals, fractions and their equivalents, and assessing so that Mrs Tillson can see our…

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12 March 2018

Bewerley Park 2018

Monday 12th March

Hi there! We have arrived safely and are all settled. We have been orienteering today. It has been very rainy, but everyone is still smiling! 

Tuesday 13th March

Today we have been beck scrambling at Trollers Ghyll, down a mine, on the high ropes - including the Leap…

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9 March 2018

Friday 9th March 2018

We've been working on a war-themed piece of story writing this week and have watched the animation of 'Beyond the Lines' provoking much discussion and emotion. We are also watching Mister Tom alongside passages from the book. We are all really enjoying the film, Mrs Gurney especially!

In maths,…

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8 March 2018

Julia Donaldson

We have been excitedly getting ready for World Book Day by learning about Julia Donadson and reading lots of her lovely books.  Some of us made gruffalo (apple) crumble with Mrs Johnson.  In the playdough we have models of the gruffalo by adding lots of resources to make his purple prickles and…

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23 February 2018

Friday 23rd February.


Although delighted to be back to our learning, our World War 2 History topic has taken a more sombre turn this week as we learn (in an age-appropriate way) about The Holocaust. We are respectfully learning about the events of The Holocaust and the lessons learned by it. Many of us have gone…

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9 February 2018

Friday 9th February 2018

This week we have had a shape hunt! We discovered 2D shapes in our outdoor learning area and made some new 3D friends. We met Cindy Cylinder, Sophie Sphere, Colin Cuboid, Conner Cube and Terry Triangular Prism. We have also played shape bingo and Kim's game. Why don't you have a shape hunt at…

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