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The Toothbrush Project

Dear Parents/Carers  

The refined Early Years curriculum asks that children ‘know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing’, with a focus on oral hygiene. This is embedded within our teaching and provision but to support this further, the children will be starting ‘The Toothbrush Project’, where they will brush their teeth daily in school. Your child will also receive a new toothbrush and toothpaste to use at home. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.     

Thank you, 

The FS2 Team. 


The Toothbrush Project


Its week 1 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in nursery…………………….

We have had a busy first week back in nursery! We have been learning about bonfire night and have been making our own lanterns for the lantern parade. We have also been using a variety of materials to make fantastic firework pictures in the creative area. In literacy we have been reading the story ‘Owl Babies’ and taking part in lots of owl themed activities in provision. We have been making owl masks, retelling the story using owl props, making owls using the playdough and drawing our favourite pictures from the story. We ended the week with a visit from Wise Owl Falconry, the children got to watch a real life flying session and even got to hold an owl for a photograph!

Its week 1 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in nursery…………………….


Owl Visit for Nursery & Reception Children - Friday 5th November

Dear Parent / Carer, 

As part of our topic on ‘Autumn’, we have been looking at nocturnal and woodland animals.   

On Friday 5th November we have invited the Wise Owl Falconry to visit us with a range of birds including owls to support our understanding of their way of life. To help us fund this visit we are asking for a contribution of £3.00 to be payable via the arbor app which will include a photo of your child with a bird.  

The company and the school have put a detailed risk assessment to ensure all safety measures are in place and in line with government guidelines. 

 In the meantime, why not visit their website with your child at https://www.wise-owl.co.uk/  and discuss different birds of prey 


Thank you in advance for your support. 


Yours sincerely, 

Owl Visit for Nursery & Reception Children - Friday 5th November


Sleeping Beauty Show

Dear Parent/ Carer,                                       

As part of our commitment to offer “education with character” you child will have the opportunity to watch a performance of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ on Thursday 11th November 2021 in school. Y1 & Y2 children will watch the performance at 9am, and Y3 & Y4 children will watch at 10.15am.

This will be an opportunity for your child to gain new skills and experiences.

To allow us to offer this we ask that you provide £2.50 to cover the expense of the performance before Wednesday 10th November via Arbor.

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s teacher.

Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs A Maqsood-Shah


Sleeping Beauty Show


Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y2…………………….

Year 2 have made a great start to the year and really settled into Year 2 well. All children have been sensible and are following the new school rules. We have had a successful first half term full of fun, learning and creativity. It has been a wonderful start to the school year.  

In phonics, we have been learning all our Set 2 and 3 sounds. We have been finding our sounds in words and practising reading our words quickly without sounding them out. We love embedding our phonics learning through fun games.

In Maths, we have been learning about Place Value. We have looked at number to 100 and we can say how many tens and ones are in a number.

In writing, we have explored haikus, free verse and rhying poems. We also wrote instructions based on a story called “The disgustung sandwich”. We loved following our instructions to make our own disgusting sandwiches (see the picture below) .

In art, we are creating a city scape based on the work of Paul Klee. We are drawing shapes to represent the buildings and colouring in the shapes using crayons. We have been practising our colouring making sure that we stay in the lines and colour in the same direction.            

In history, we have been learning about how our local community has changed. We have been investigating how food has developed and changed over three periods of time. We have learnt that a long time ago simple food was grown such as potatoes. We have learnt that during World War Two, food was scarce, and rationing was introduced. We have learnt that in the present day, food is diverse representing the diversity of our community now.

The Year 2 team have really enjoyed teaching year 2 this half term and getting to know their new classes. It has been a successful start to the year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.

We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to carry on with their fantastic learning.

Well done Year 2.

The Year 2 team.

Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y2…………………….



Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y1…………………….

Well done Y1 on a fantastic term and settling into Y1 so well. You have all done so well in settling into your new classes and adapting to the new Y1 routines.

We have really enjoyed reading a range of books such as ‘Beegu’ and ‘Lost in the Toy Museum’. We have been practicing our letter formation and writing skills by creating sentences about our stories and characters. The children are now getting more and more independent with their tasks.

In Maths we have been focusing on place value and learning all about our numbers within 20. We have been creating fact families and number bonds using these numbers and are getting much quicker at quick sums and number facts.

This term we have really enjoyed our Art block and learning all about Paul Klee. We have learnt about the skills of shapes, lines and colour and have created our very own Art pieces based on the Sheffield Town Hall. The teachers are very impressed with the precision and detail on their pictures.

In Geography we have been learning about our local area and the human and physical features we can see. The children have enjoyed creating their very own maps and following instructions such as forward, backwards and so on.

In Science we have been learning about Plants and Trees and finding out the parts and types of these plants. The children have been exploring the local area outside and finding leaves, sticks and fruit which help them identify the types of tree.

One of our main experiences this term was preparing for our Izzy Gizmo concert. We have been practising the songs and actions all term and this week went to the Sheffield Crucible. The children really enjoyed their trip and seeing the show.

We look forward to welcoming the children back for another term of learning!



Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y1…………………….


Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the year, and we are really proud of the way they have adapted to the new school rules and routines. We have had a successful first half term full of action-packed learning.  



In Writing, we have been learning all about the features of a setting description and have used this information to write our own creative setting descriptions. To create our setting description, we allowed our imaginations to run wild by listening to a piece of music which allowed us to make magical and enchanting pictures in our heads. We then describe what we could see by using expanded noun phrases and describing our five senses. 



In Geography, our new topic has been about understanding the key geographical features of the United Kingdom. First, we learnt about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and located these countries on a map. Next, we discovered that England is split into nine regions and that these regions are split into counties. We used geographical skills by using an eight-point compass to locate different counties on a map. We focused on the county that we live in, South Yorkshire. In addition, we have explored the key physical features of the UK including rivers, mountains and the ocean.        



In Science the children have been learning all about rocks. First, we started off with a rock hunt and investigated the d

Its the end of Autumn 1 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….




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