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Today we did some dinosaur drama and dance in PE, the children enjoyed stomping and pretending to be the different dinosaurs.


Yesterday we went to the running track for our sponsored running event. The children ran really well and we were very proud of them, please remember to collect your sponsor money #Thisisluke

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This week we have been learning about shapes and their properties. We went on a shape hunt to find shapes in our environment.


Yesterday we celebrated Chinese New Year. We read a story about a Chinese dragon and ate Chinese food, it was delicious!


We are very excited to be hatching our own dinosaur eggs! The children are really hoping we will get a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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What a very busy classroom we had for Joining In Time! Thank you to everyone who could come along and please remember that you can contribute to your child's learning journey at any time.


We have had a fabulous morning at Skipton Library. The children walked there really well, we listened to a story, made a bookmark and borrowed a book. All the adults were very impressed with the children's good behaviour.


Yesterday Reverend Ruth came to tell us the Christmas story, we helped her to decorate her Christmas tree.


Thank you to all our families who came to watch our Foundation Stage Nativity, we were so proud of all the children. The Reception children worked really hard to practise their lines and spoke loudly and clearly and the Nursery children did beautiful singing. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.


We had a fabulous day at Harlow Carr Gardens, the children loved making a wormery and learning all about composting, we then went into the woods to make minibeast pictures from natural resources and finally had time to play in the park. 


This week the children have taken part in a Balanceability session with Miss Hoggarth. Each session has seen the children become more confident on the balance bikes with the majority of them able to push and glide, the children will now attempt to ride a pedal bike without stabilisers.


We have had a very busy start to this half term, the children are enjoying practising their phonics and writing and we are very pleased with their progress.


Today was an exciting day as the woodchip was delivered to complete our outdoor area makeover. We are really looking forward to being outside after the holidays and not getting covered in too much mud! The children have worked hard this half term and we are sure they are ready for a rest.

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Today we used the parachute for the first time, we washed and dried our washing, played cat and mouse and popped the popcorn. We had lots of fun!


In PE today we got the wall bars out for the first time. The children did really good listening and were able to climb carefully and sensibly, they travelled in different ways and were able to jump off safely.


This week we went for an Autumn walk. The children collected leaves, twigs, conkers and acorns and then we added them to our lovely Autumn display.


Yesterday we attempted to run our first daily mile on our new running track. The children managed to run 5 of the 13 laps we needed for our mile, they tried really hard and were very tired at the end, we will keep practising!

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In numbertime this week we have been learning about the number 2. We have watched a Numberblocks clip about number 2, practised doing 2 actions, found 2 objects in the classroom and today we went out onto the field and found either the number 2 or 2 objects, the children really enjoy outdoor learning.


This week in PE we have practised balancing on one foot and throwing and catching a large ball, the children were really good at this and it helped to improve their concentration.


We are so pleased with how the Reception children have begun to settle in this week. They look very smart in their uniforms and are beginning to learn the classroom routines. We are really looking forward to getting to know your children. Please feel free to speak to any of the Reception staff if there’s anything you’re unsure of.