Fractions in FS2

This week we have explored fractions in numeracy. We started off by practising sharing into equal groups. We then progressed to halving objects and investigating which numbers can and can’t be halved equally.  Please follow and like us:

We’re going on a Bear Hunt in FS1

          Children in Foundation One enjoyed a bear hunt in the school grounds. We waded through swishy-swashy grass, thick oozy mud, a big dark forest and a narrow gloomy cave. We were delighted to find a gift of honey sandwiches from the bear and took them back to the classroom to […]

Investigating Materials FS2

The children have taken part in a STEM activity focusing on materials and their properties. They built houses for the three little pigs and then tested them to see which was the strongest. The children were brilliant at using their creative and teamwork skills.  Please follow and like us:

Chinese New Year FS2

This week we have been learning all about Chinese New Year celebrations. The children took part in a workshop in which they decorated plates and learnt a dragon dance. We have made buns linked with the year of the pig,  tasteed a range of Chinese food and painted our initials in mandarin.   Please follow and […]

Chinese New Year

This week we were very fortunate to have a Chinese Workshop, the children learnt about Chinese culture and celebrations and worked with professional dancers who brought a Chinese dragon, parasols and fans for the whole class to create an exciting dance performance. They also took part in a Chinese New Year plate painting workshop in […]

Kung Hei Fat Choy !

                  We have been learning all about Chinese New Year in Foundation One. We have counted coins into lucky money envelopes and made lanterns using ‘lucky’ colours red and gold.           We have enjoyed role play in our home corner and Chinese restaurant. […]

FS2 Art Club

In Art club this week the children made a pig linked with our learning on the story of The Three Little Pigs. They used skills of painting, collage, cutting and sticking. They did a brilliant job!     Please follow and like us:

The Tiger who Came to Tea FS2

We have been reading the story of The Tiger who Came to Tea. The children acted out different parts of the story and then wrote speech bubbles to show what the characters were saying and feeling.  Please follow and like us:

Book signing – David Lawrence Jones

David Lawrence Jones returned today for a book signing, the children asked some excellent questions about becoming an author. We would like to thank David for his kind comments in commending Rockingham children for their behaviour and enthusiasm, we can’t wait to see him again in school. Please follow @DavLawJones on Twitter! Please follow and […]

Author – David Lawrence Jones

What an incredible afternoon, the children thoroughly enjoyed our visit from David. The children were laughing from start to finish, his main aim was to inspire and motivate children to read. He shared many of his books and stories from his childhood and had the children acting out parts from the stories. Our Foundation children […]

Christmas Fayre

Thank you to Mrs Baum, Mrs Dowell and the PTA for organsing such a wonderful Christmas Fayre. We managed to raise a huge £697.24 and we still have a couple of receipts to add up. Y6B did a fabulous job of running the stalls and getting into the Christmas spirit with Mrs Tunks. Thank you to […]

Let the Festivities Begin

Last night our amazing staff worked extremely hard to bring the school to life and start to enjoy the festive season. The children have created some fabulous art work linked to our Christmas productions and our Site manager Mr Clark has done an excellent job with our Christmas trees with the help of his son. […]

Maths Workshop FS2

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Maths Workshop. It was lovely to see everyone getting stuck into the activities and finding out how we learn and develop numeracy skills in Foundation Stage.  Please follow and like us:

Foundation Visit to the library

The FS2 children really enjoyed their visit to Greasbrough Library. They walked around our local area, observing the different features and talking about their purpose. The children listened to the story of Stick Man and spent time looking through the selection of books available to loan. They enjoyed making their own Stick Man puppet to […]

Mrs Ann Foxley Johnson

Another fabulous day with Mrs FJ, thank you so much for the excellent family learning sessions. I know the parents and children got so much from it and felt that we are addressing many issues around Anti Bullying. The children also enjoyed the sessions on conflict and resolution. Thinking about how they could resolve issues […]

Foundation Stage Race to Read

We have now started our Race to Read which is on display in the Foundation Unit. Children will receive a sticker for every 5 times they read at home.  At the end of each term we will count up the stickers and award a prize to the child who has read the most. Please ensure […]

Book in a Box

The children have created some wonderful book in a box models. They have focused on a range of stories including traditional tales, The Gruffalo’s Child, ten little dinosaurs and the very hungry caterpillar. I think Mrs Buttree will have a difficult job choosing a winner.     Please follow and like us:

Nature Safari Visit

The children in FS2 were visited by Julia from Nature Safari. She brought with her a range of reptiles and insects for the children to observe and handle. These included a scorpion, tarantula, corn snake, tortoise, millipedes, hissing cockroaches and a bearded dragon. The children handled the animals with care and found out lots of […]

Numicon Skills in FS2

In numeracy this week we have been practising our recognition of Numicon shapes and their value. We went on a number hunt outdoors and ordered the shapes to 10.   Please follow and like us:

The Chicks have hatched

Our Foundation children have been extremely excited today at the arrive of our new chicks. The children will have the hard task of raising them and giving them a name. We will keep you updated on their progress as the weeks go on. Please follow and like us:

The Runaway Pizza in Foundation One

Children in Foundation One have enjoyed reading stories linked to the story of ‘The Gingerbread Man’ This week we have read the story of the ‘Runaway Pizza’ by Brenda Parkes. The highlight of the week has definitely been making (and eating) our own delicious pizzas. We have continued our pizza theme in our weekly Stay and […]

F2 Using Green Screen Technology

In Foundation Two the children are learning about space and have worked with Steve from the CLC to use green screen technology to transport themselves into space. The children worked hard to learn their lines and perform on camera, we can’t wait to share their finished animation. Please follow and like us:

The Gingerbread Man in FS1

In Foundation One we have been enjoying the story of the Gingerbread Man. We have made salt dough gingerbread men to sell in our bakery and we made delicious gingerbread men to eat. We have investigated why the Gingerbread Man would not get into the water at the end of the story. We had lots […]

Nature Safari Visit F2M

We had a special visit from the Nature Safari team. Julia brought into school some of her wonderful animals for us to handle and learn about. This included a skunk, tortoise, pygmy hedgehog, tarantula, bearded dragon, hissing cockroaches and a very lively chinchilla. Julia commented on how impressed she was by how respectful  all the children […]

Fruit Tasting in FS2

The children have been reading the story of Handa’s Surprise and this week explored the tropical fruit from the story. This included mango, pineapple, orange, banana, guava, passion fruit and avocado. We used our senses to explore how the fruit smells, feels and tastes.           Please follow and like us:

Stay and Play in FS1

Children and parents got stuck in and made some fantastic flying saucers to support our learning in maths this week. We all made an alien spaceship and took home the counting rhyme ‘5 little men in a flying saucer’. The fabulous outcomes are on display in our lobby. We look forward to seeing you all every […]

F2B Stay and Play making rockets

F2B have enjoyed creating their own space rockets with family members at our stay and play session this week. Everyone was very enthusiastic and the children were excited to use their imaginations. Well done, each rocket was fantastic and unquie! Thank you to all the adults who came to support us! Please follow and like […]

A Starry Night

The children have created their own version of Vincent Van Gogh’s A Starry Night.  We had a class discussion about the painting and the children had some lovely thoughts and opinions: ” I like the big and little tower” ” I like the bright stars” ” I don’t like the giant mountain” ” I like […]