Tuesday 10th May 2017
Miss Grant and Class 1 have recently been working with Rainton Construction, the director of The MGL Group and Northern Gas Networks to provide an outdoor ‘Construction’ Area for the children in EYFS. It has been a fantastic opportunity to develop the outdoor provision here at Nettlesworth Primary School, making links with the wider community and providing the children with a say in resources they aspire to have in their garden.
Yesterday, Class 1 opened their brand new outdoor Construction Area and the children had lots of fun playing with the new resources! Huge thanks to Gillian and the team for all of the amazing resources they have helped provide, we couldn’t have done it without you all! 🙂
We are now half way into hatching our very own chicks in Class 1. Everyday the helping hands in Class 1 turn the eggs 3 times, morning afternoon and home time, to make sure there are no air pockets inside of the eggs. The children also check that the incubator is always working at 37.5 degrees and the light is flashing. Hopefully when the full 21 days are up we can put 4 healthy chicks into our brooder…. That’s if Miss Grant doesn’t get too attached at the weekend when they visit her house 🙂
Class 1’s Road Safety Workshop –Monday 8th May 2017
Class 1 have had a visit from their lollipop lady who talked to them about crossing the road safely, traffic lights, road signs and pedestrian crossings. The children also discussed keeping safe near roads and not running across the yard away from parents/carers to reach the gate by the side of the road during circle time in class with Miss Grant.
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Norma the Mouse
Our new class pet for the week is Norma the tiny brown mouse! She is winning the hearts of the children in class 1! We have wrote rules of what we should and shouldn’t do around our class pet. We are learning lots of different rhymes about Mice too 🙂
Joey the Budgie
To think about how to properly care for and look after animals I have organised the children to experience looking after a different pet every week in school until half term. This week we have had the pleasure of looking after Joey the Budgie. The children enjoyed looking at all of the different food that Joey liked to eat to keep him healthy and happy; millet, cuttlefish, seeds, mineral salt, grit and water.
This half term our topic, chosen by the children, is ‘Pets’. The children have had so much fun learning about animals that they wanted to look at animals we can keep as pets. Here is a sneak peak at our new role play area, The Pet Shop 🙂
Judo – 7th April 2017
As a final treat for the term class 1 took part in a Judo workshop. They children really enjoyed taking part in this unique sport that many of them had never tried before! Good Work 🙂
Easter themed Stay ‘n’ Play
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our final Spring Stay ‘n’ Play on Thursday 6th April 2017. From the parent feedback forms and talking to the children it is clear that everyone had a fantastic afternoon. The children really enjoyed having you in their school taking part in egg jarping, egg and spoon races and an Easter Egg Hunt. Congratulations to our child and parent winners of the egg jarping and egg and spoon race and well done everyone else for taking part! Have a wonderful Easter break 🙂
Easter Egg Competition
All of the children in class 1 made an egg-cellent effort in the whole school Easter Egg competition this Tuesday. They all knew egg-xactly what they wanted to design and how they were going to make it! Well done 🙂
Our Visit to Hall Hill Farm
On Monday 3rd April 2017 we rounded off our ‘Farm’ topic with a fantastic trip to Hall Hill Farm. The children enjoyed feeding the baby lambs with a bottle, holding the chicks, rabbits and guinea pigs, riding on the tractor, exploring the farmyard animals, having a picnic lunch, playing on the tractors and bouncy pillow! Hall Hill Farm are kindly donating us some hatching eggs for us after the Easter break as we now have an incubator and brooder in Class 1 🙂
Easter Puppet Show
We had lots of fun watching the puppet show telling us all about the Easter story of how Jesus was crucified and then miraculously rose from the tomb. Thank you to the All Saints Church In Durham for putting on a fantastic performance.
Infant Agility – 20.3.17
Huge well done to every child in Class 1 who took part in a multi-school infant agility festival at Framwellgate Moor Comprehensive School. They were excellent at all of the carousel activities! Well done 🙂
Down at the Farm
This half term our topic, chosen by the children, is down at the farm. I am sure we are going to have lots of fun! Here is a sneak peak at our new role play area, The Farm Shop 🙂
Dance Festival 2017
We have had soooo much fun learning our routine for the dance festival and dressing up in our Pirate Costumes again! The children were an absolute credit to our school and I was extremely proud of the way they went up onto a big stage, at the Gala Theatre and performed to a huge audience filled with both familiar and unfamiliar faces. Well done class 1 you are little stars! ***
Fair trade Fortnight 2017
Over the last 2 weeks we have been looking at Fair Trade bananas and the farmers who grow them in a place called Columbia! Everyone in class 1 can now identify the Fair Trade logo on different products in the supermarket and thanks to Pablo the Super Banana we know that Fair Trade supports farmers making sure that they get a good price for their crops. This means that they can send their children to school like us, live in a safe home, eat nutritious foods and live a better quality of life.
We are very proud of Alfie’s Swimming Achievement. He has been awarded a level 1 certificate and badge and is ready to move into the next stage! Fantastic effort Alfie well done!
Pancake Day 2017
We had lots of fun on Shrove Tuesday making our own pancakes and experimenting with the different toppings. We talked about the healthy options and what might taste delicious when mixed together. Miss Gordon was very good at flipping the pancake before putting it on our plate.
Hartlepool Marina Visit 14.2.17
All of the children in class 1 had a wonderful visit to the Trincomalee Pirate ship in Hartlepool! We had lots of fun activities planned in the workshops and explored what life was like at sea. We looked at some pirate weapons and saw a real canon being fired. There were so many things to explore and all of the children were a credit to our school.
‘Pirate Day’ Stay & Play
I would like to thank everyone who attended our Stay ‘n’ Play on Friday – I hope you all enjoyed it as much as myself, the other staff and children did! It was lovely to see so many of you taking part and enjoying the Pirate themed activities with your children.
I am overwhelmed at how many sponsors the children received and it is safe to say each and every one of them succeeded in every activity.
I am delighted to let everyone know that the total money raised in sponsors for the pirate challenges is £273.50! On top of this the children’s idea to sell Cannon Dogs, Pirate Punch and Treasure Cakes raised an extra £38.65!
Amazingly the total raised on ‘Pirate Day’ was £312.15! Our trip to Hartlepool Marina is costing £320.00 and because of the fantastic fundraising, by both children and parents, our trip; on Tuesday 14th February, will be free of charge for every child! Thank you once again for all of your donations and sponsors it is absolutely remarkable!
Snow Day 2017!!!
Class 1 have had soooo much fun at school today experimenting with freezing and melting in the Winter Weather. We also made a snowman called Olaf! 🙂
Pirates & Mermaids
This half term he children have chosen to learn about the topic ‘Pirates and Mermaids’. We have lots of fun filled activities in store for the coming weeks! 🙂
Ahoy me hearties, this is own new Role play area!
Christmas Party 2016
The children in class 1 had lots of fun at their first Christmas party. They even had a visit from Santa Claus and one of his reindeer.
Christmas Counts –
Class 1 & 2 Christmas Production 2016
Well done to all of the children in Class 1 and 2 who have made us all proud after performing the Nativity, ‘Christmas Counts!’ This is the first EYFS and Year 1 Christmas production for a long time here at Nettlesworth Primary School but it has definitely been one to remember. Absolutely fantastic is an understatement and to say that some of these children are our youngest in school and have only been with us for 1 term is amazing!!! Confident speaking, brilliant acting and excellent singing by all of the children 🙂
Ballet Exams November 2016
Congratulations to two girls in Class 1 who have recently passed their ballet exam with flying colours! Well done Amelia and Isla, you have made us all very proud! Keep up the hard work 🙂
Children in Need 2016
We had lots of fun raising money for Children in Need in Class 1 and really enjoyed competing in the whole school dodge ball tournament. We all looked fantastic in our home clothes and fancy dress costumes. Thanks again for all of your support, Miss Grant 🙂
Halloween Stay ‘n’ Play
Special thanks to all of the parents who came along to our Stay ‘n’ Play and joined in with our Halloween themed activities. It was fantastic to see all of you having fun with your children in their classroom! We raised £28.10 from selling our hand carved pumpkins and spooky cupcakes, this will be put into our Nettlesworth School Community Group Fund to provide treats for all of the children! We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Many thanks Miss Grant 🙂
A Letter from the Queen to Class 1!
Last half term Class 1 had chosen to learn about Castles and Medieval England. Peyton thought it would be a lovely idea if we made 90th Birthday Cards for the Queen and because the children had made such a wonderful job of them Miss Grant wrote a letter and sent them to Buckingham Palace. We have just received a beautiful letter, photo and many thanks from both the Queen and her Lady-in-Waiting, Amanda Whitehead. The children were so proud that the Queen had noticed their hard work and all have a copy of the special letter that we received! Well done Class 1! 🙂
Business Enterprise Week
This week the whole school have had a Business Enterprise themed week! The children in Class 1 voted that we would make Personalised Cress Heads and Hand Painted Plant Pots. We were given £10.00 to buy resources and the aim was to make the most profit by Tuesday 5th July 2016! 🙂
A Fairy has Landed….
Something very strange happened overnight in Class 1. On the morning of Tuesday 21st June 2016 Class 1 came into the class to find a Fairy Garden had been built on Miss Grant’s Step and there was a letter from the Fairy! We were super lucky that Miss Grant had left her Ipad on overnight and the fairy was caught on a special video recording! The children have been very excited and enthusiastic about this and have wrote some delightful letters to her! However, she is a very cheeky fairy and often causes mischief in our classroom! Some children have enjoyed the topic that much that they have built a fairy garden at home too! Well done children 🙂
Class 1’s Grand opening of the new 5 Star Minibeast Hotel! *****
This half term the children have decided to look at the topic of Minibeasts. We all thought it would be a great idea if we could build something that would keep our Minibeasts safe and attract them to make new habitats. Lily suggested that we worked together to make a Minibeast Hotel for them! Everyone agreed that it was a super idea so we set off to work straight away. The children collected natural materials that they thought would be a fantastic habitat for minibeasts. We gathered logs, bricks, plastic, straw, stones, wood and then covered the hotel with a felt roof to make sure it was dark and dry for them. The children worked extremely hard we certainly think that it is a 5* hotel!
Peyton ran the Race for Life!
Peyton decided to do the Race for Life to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research. She wrote a letter to Miss Grant asking if we could do any fundraising in school. In assembly it was decided by the children in the school that we could hold a range of sports activities and wear P.E kit for the day bringing in a donation for Cancer Research. What a super idea Peyton and how very thoughtful In total Peyton raised £365.00 and in school we raised £65.00! She even finished the race in 52 minutes WOW!!! :):)
Class 1 Medieval Banquet
As a grand finale of our Castle topic this half term, Class 1 children came to school dressed up as people who used to live in a castle and took part in castle crafts all day long. To make the day even more exciting we have a medieval banquet in our class for lunch and invited our parent along on the afternoon to Stay ‘n’ Play. 🙂
Auckland Castle Visit 20.5.16
To celebrate our wonderful topic of ‘Castles’ this half term Class 1 and Class 2 went to visit Auckland Castle! The children really enjoyed looking around the inside and outside of the castle and learning about all of the people who lived in Castles in Medieval England. As always the children were a credit to the school and the guides could not believe how much they had already learned! 🙂
Oliver’s Hapkido Grading
Big well done to Oliver for achieving his yellow belt in Hapkido. It is even more amazing that he is the youngest member and shouldn’t actually be graded until he is 7 years old but he is that good and attends with his 2 older brothers that go to the club.
Big well done Oliver! 🙂
Egg Day 2016
This week Class 1 have had lots of fun making EGG-cellent Easter crafts. We created EGG-stravagent Easter cards, EGG-suberant bonnets and every child made an EGG-citing Easter egg for the competition on Wednesday afternoon!
Have a lovely break – stay safe and have fun 🙂
Class 1’s Visit to the Hancock Museum
8th March 2016
We had lots of fun visiting the Hancock Museum and looking at the Dinosaur gallery. We were very quick at spotting the big T-Rex skeleton and enjoyed dressing up as different dinosaurs!
Dance Festival – 7th March 2016
Congratulations Class 1 on your super dance performance at the Gala Theatre! You were absolutely brilliant African Animals and a credit to our school when dancing on that big stage, especially with you being the youngest children who attended! Well done! 🙂
World Book Day – 3rd March 2016
Well done Class 1 for your fantastic World Book Day costumes and thank you to those who brought in their favourite storybook to share with friends! We had lots of fun playing with Lily’s ‘Tiger who came to Tea’ set and loved reading Miss Grant’s favourite storybook; ‘My Naughty Little Sister’.
Zoo Trip to Kirkley Hall, Ponteland 28.01.16
Class 1 had a fabulous time at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens in Ponteland. This half term we have been looking at the topic ‘Animals’ and as part of our ongoing work we wanted to learn a little bit more about animals around the world. We found out lots of fantastic facts about animals found in the wild in lots of different countries and even had the chance to hold a Guinea Pig and a Rabbit called Cookie and Maleficent! After lunch, we went on a Gruffalo Hunt which led us to the Adventure Park. We had so much fun on our first Class trip and everyone was a credit to Nettlesworth Primary School. Well done Everyone! 🙂
Christmas Jumper Day
Class 1 really enjoyed wearing their Christmas Jumpers and accessories for school – and our Christmas dinner was DELICIOUS! We had a very exciting morning discovering that SANTA CLAUS had paid Nettlesworth a visit during the night to let us all know he is soon to be coming to our homes!!! We are all on the ‘NICE’ list so we need to keep up the fantastic work at home and in school!
HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS! 🙂
Stay ‘n’ Play
Special thanks to all of the parents who came to our second Stay ‘n’ Play afternoon! We loved decorating Christmas biscuits for you all and really enjoyed showing you around and playing in our classroom! 🙂
Class 1 really enjoyed the whole school Christmas Party! We won lots of prizes and were fabulous dancers!
Class 1 played a wonderful part in our whole school performance of Babushka – we were all very proud of their brilliant effort! 🙂
The Nativity Puppet Show
Class 1 and 2 had a wonderful surprise on Friday 4th December. We had a lovely time watching the puppet show performed by St Nicholas’s Church telling us all about the Nativity Story! All of the children had a fantastic time and loved joining in with the Christmas songs.
Best Effort 2015
Maisie brought in one of her fantastic dance trophies that she has recently been presented with. This one was for the best effort in her dance class throughout 2015 – Well done Maisie! Keep up the super work! 🙂
Children in Need 2015
Class 1 had lots of fun on Friday raising money for Children in Need. We decorated Pudsey Bear biscuits and had a fantastic Teddy Bear’s Picnic with the rest of the school. We brought our favourite teddy bear into school and did a fab parade around the hall!
World Nursery Rhyme Week –
9th to 13th November 2015
Class 1 participated in World Nursery Rhyme Week 2015 because we love to learn and sing new rhymes ans we know how important it is for our language and communication skills. We had lots of fun singing a new nursery rhyme each day and really enjoyed performing it to the rest of the school. We sang:
Miss Polly had a Dolly, Ring O Ring O Roses, 1-2-3-4-5 (Once i caught a fish alive), Horsie Horsie and The Grand Old Duke of York.
We did such a fantastic job that we even got a special certificate in assembly! Well done Class 1 🙂
Tap & Ballet
We are also very proud of Peyton who like Lacie-Mae is a very keen dancer. At the weekend she passed all of her dancing exams with flying colours and even brought in her certificates and trophies for everyone to have a look at!
Well done Peyton you little superstar, keep up the hard work!
Ballroom & Freestyle
We are all very proud of Lacie-Mae’s achievements in her dance class. Last week Lacie took her Ballroom and Freestyle exam, we were so pleased when she told us that she had passed both of them with flying colours, achieving 92/100 and 93/100!
Big well done Lacie-Mae, keep up your hard work!