Christmas is coming!
Today we decorated our whole school tree and every child and adult had the chance to put a decoration on of their own! Then we went back to our classes and saw the wonderful Christmas decorations all around our learning environment! We can’t wait to act our the nativity in our very own ‘Bethlehem’!
Green Tree Gold Award
We are thrilled to accept the award from Green Tree Schools as we have been marked a Gold School for all our Forest Schools activities taking place across the entire school; planting trees, growing pumpkins, weekly forest schools sessions as well as providing children with outdoor learning opportunities across all of the seasons!
Well done to last year’s reception and year 1 for being our first official cohort of “forest schooler’s” as well as the current children taking part in our fantastic weekly sessions! 🙂
Over the past couple of weeks, Papi & Claire (our governors and members of the parent group) has been working with the children in classes to make Christmas wreaths that they have chosen to order. They are absolutely fantastic and will hang beautiful on the doors of Nettlesworth and the wider community!
Thank you!!!! 🙂
SPLAT’s Circus & SPAG day’s
Huge thank you to Paul from SPLAT who has worked with us over the past couple of days providing us with a wonderful day full of circus skills on Monday and then a SPAG day on Tuesday.
These opportunities have not only increased our sporting/movement skills, especially balancing, throwing and catching but they have also provided us with a lot of important speaking and listening skills through performing in front of an audience short acts all about the things we have been learning about SPAG (Spelling, punctuation & Grammar).
Each class had differentiated activities to take part in and then at the end we put all of our SPAGTASTIC work together and performed in front of the whole school! We also had bundles of fun along the way! 🙂
UK Parliamentary week Coffee Morning
Class1 enjoyed having so many of their parents and carers in school this morning to show them the wonderful work we have been doing as part of our current ’20’s Plenty’ campaign to make our community and journey to school a safer place! Thank you for coming and joining us! 🙂
Level 1 Swimmer
We are super proud of Farren, who has recently achieved his Level 1 swimming badge! Keep up this wonderful hobby Farren! 🙂
Children in Need 2018
We have had sooo much fun taking part in the whole school dodgeball tournaments planned by our sports leaders throughout the day today. It was great to see so many of our friends wearing spots to support such a great cause – we love the thought that we could make a difference to another child’s life! 🙂
Our 1st Forest Schools 2018
Today we headed up to our new forest schools site for the first time as a class and we had so much fun! Although there is a lot of work to be done to make it perfect we had lots of fun working as a team and enhancing our speaking and listening skills! We just can’t wait for next week! 🙂
UK Parliamentary Week 2018
Class 1 have really enjoyed taking part in UK parliamentary week, where we have been campaigning for ‘20’s Plenty’ on the roads nearby our school. We have made some brilliant posters to raise awareness of our campaign and been busy doing a road traffic survey at different times of the day to measure the volume of traffic going past our school on a daily basis! Hopefully we can make our community safer for everyone!
Remembrance Day 2018
Throughout the week class 1 have been learning all about the meaning of ‘Remembrance Day’ and what the poppy means at this important time of year. The children have loved making Poppy’s from different materials to go on the whole school display and to take home to show their parents. It was exciting to see a soldier and an army cadet pay their respects during 2 minutes silence in our whole school assembly too!
To end our wonderful work in literacy on recipes and instructions – linking to the traditional tale ‘The Enormous Turnip’, we made some delicious Turnip Soup following a simple but delicious recipe! I hope all of the parents enjoyed their taster as much as we did! 🙂
A ‘Haunting’ Halloween
What a fantastic day we have had creating Halloween crafts, carving pumpkins and decorating the hall to celebrate Halloween and prepare for the disco! We had soooo much fun! 🙂
Down at the Farm
Today we visited Fyndoune Farm to see the animals and learn about how to look after the properly. It was fantastic to see and hold so many different types of animals; from snakes to rabbits. We all fell in love with the Farm dog Charlie too!
This week our mini farmers in Class 1 have been working hard to Harvest our home-grown pumpkins before the Winter Season sets in. We were shocked to discover that pumpkins are green before turning orange! 🙂
Travelling Book Fair
This week we have had the travelling Book Fair at our school. It has been great having the opportunity to go and look at the different books and make note of the ones that we would like to buy. Each class has also had the opportunity to go up to the book fair and read a story of their choice! What a lovely week shared with our friends and parents who could make it. 🙂
One of our youngest members of the school brought in their amazing Judo trophy after being awarded ‘
The Young Samuri Black belt of the month!’
This was awarded due to Jacob always trying his best and for being brave when injuring himself in class, his resilient attitude helped him power through and he never gave up practising his Judo skills! Well done Jacob we are so Proud 🙂
Seasonal Change Detectives
As part of our Science work on Seasonal Change, Class 1 went on a hunt to decide what season it was! We found lots of clues; red leaves, orange leaves, acorns, conkers and even blackberries. This told us that it was defiantly Autumn! Well done detectives! 🙂
George has recently achieved Level 1 in his after school swimming lessons and was so proud to show everyone at school his fantastic certificate and badge! Well done George, keep up the good work 🙂
Our first day in Class 1
Our first day in Class 1 was so exciting! We had a very busy but fun first day getting to know our new friends and had lots of fun. We spent our day painting, playing in our hospital, exploring outside and building with the big blocks. We enjoyed lunch in the big hall and met boys and girls from the other classes on the big yard. Before we knew it our parents were here to pick us up! 🙂
2017-2018 Class Activities
Our end of year performance;
The Enormous Turnip
We are all very proud of the children in class 1 who performed their end of year show, The Enormous Turnip this morning. It was lovely to have such a fantastic audience supporting us; the rest of the school and Class 1’s parents/carers.
All of the children remembered their lines and were loud and clear for everyone to hear! 🙂
– Summer 2
This half term the children have chosen to learn about Space! Our Role Play area is now a Super Space Station!
Judo Taster Session
This morning we took part in an amazing taster session with our Judo coaches! Thank you so much 🙂
Class 1 all had a fantastic afternoon at Sport’s Day – we were all very good at the races we took part in and had lots of respect towards those we were competing against.Huge congratulations to green team who were this year’s winners! 🙂
The Climbing Wall
To end a fantastic week of sporting treats we had the climbing wall visit our school for a full day! Each class had over an hour to climb the wall and try and reach the top. Everyone in class 1 was very brave and had a blast – even Miss Grant, Mr Nicholson and June! 🙂
Farren was so excited to introduce us to his new coaches; Bobby and Pete in our session this morning! We were practising our core movements and the way we respect our partners in the art of Jujitsu and we all had so much fun!
Today we had a fantastic visit to the wonderful wilderness of Hamsterley Forest! It was lovely to have all of KS1 & EYFS together enjoying one another’s company. Years 1 and 2 had a fabulous time working as part of a team; orienteering and map making, whilst class 1 were den building and trail following to find the Green man. We even found a secret Fairy Door on our travels and due to our amazing behaviour and attitude we had time to play on the wonderful wooden trim trails with our friends before heading back to school! 🙂
Congratulations to Lucy in Class 1 for receiving a fabulous award in Gymnastics! We are very proud of you. Keep up the dedication and hard work 🙂
Six Little Ducks
It gives me great pleasure to introduce to your Class 1’s baby ducklings that they have hatched all by themselves! The children have loved learning about life cycles and it is great seeing it in real life!
It is fair to say they have got Miss Grant Quackers 🙂
Mini Investigators –
Butterfly Life Cycle, 30.5.18
The caterpillars have hatched from their Chrysalides and we now have 5 healthy butterflies to release into the grounds of Nettlesworth primary School! The children have worked extremely hard learning about how animals and plants change throughout their life cycles – it’s just a shame Miss Grant couldn’t work out the timing so we could all watch them fly! 🙂
Adventure Valley, 24.5.18
Class 1 had the most amazing time visiting the farm animals at adventure valley today! We groomed a Shetland pony, had a ride on the tractor, held rabbits and guinea pigs and even stroked some ducklings that we hope to soon have in our classroom once we have incubated the eggs for 28 days!
To top off this wonderful trip, Adventure Valley offered to donate a Family Pass to our Summer Fayre Raffle due to how well behaved and respectful our children were! 🙂
Our Little Rainbow, 24.5.18
One of our youngest members of the school took her first Rainbow’s promise at her after school club last night! Evie was so excited to share her wonderful fairy door creation that marked her first promise, with the whole school in our celebration assembly!
Well done Evie, we are very proud of you! 🙂
Football Award, 24.5.18
Huge well done to Matthew from Class 1 who has received his first football trophy at the age of 4 for his fantastic development at his after school football club!
Keep up the fantastic work Matthew! 🙂
Kalma Kids, Yoga Session 22.5.18
It was a pleasure to have another session with Vicky from Kalma Kids Durham visit us in Class 1 today! Our balance and large motor skills has improved significantly since our last session and it was lovely to see so many of the children remembering the Yoga moves that she had taught us last time. Vicky was so impressed with our attitude and skills within the session that she wrote us all a gold box award that will be shared with the whole school in our celebration assembly!
Well done once again class 1! 🙂
A Very Royal Wedding / Stay ‘n’ Play 17.5.18
This afternoon Class 1 invited the whole school and their parents to our local Church to celebrate the Royal Wedding on Saturday, of Meghan Markle & Prince Harry. Millie and Matthew asked their friends to join them for a mock wedding ceremony – it was great fun! After the Wedding we all came back to school and had a wonderful Wedding reception full of cake, juice and plenty of dancing. Thank you to all of class 1’s parents for joining us and coming back to school for the Wedding Breakfast in Class – We all enjoyed it very much! 🙂
Class 1 and the 12 Duck Eggs
Today Class 1 welcomed their newest additions; 12 duck eggs. We are looking after them for farmer Stephen and are incubating them for 28 days until they hatch! The children are very excited 🙂
The Three Little Pigs
As part of our Literacy work around Traditional Tales, we stepped into the characters of the Big Bad Wolf and the Three Little Pigs. The children performed in small groups and the language used from the story was fantastic! We definitely have listened to the story well and have some talented actors in this class! 🙂
Fyndoune Farm Visit
Class 1 had a wonderful time at Fyndoune Secondary School Farm. We handled different animals, fed the greedy goats and potted our own sunflower seeds / lettuce plants! The afternoon was excellent – Thank you very much! 🙂
Class 1’s Caterpillars
As part of our science work about life cycles we have some visitors in class! We have 5 tiny caterpillars who we are going to observe and watch grow into beautiful butterflies, before setting them free into the wild! 🙂
Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Today we visited Park View School to take part in a carousel of Outdoor Adventurous Activities led by the Year 9 children. We had lots of fun and were really good at persevering, working as a team and solve problems. We got a fantastic certificate for taking part and trying our best in all of the activities. 🙂
Down at the Farm
– Summer 1
This half term the children have chosen to learn about all of the animals and the roles of different people and vehicles ‘Down at the farm’. We are waiting for our duck eggs to arrive and we will be incubating our own ducklings very soon! Our role play area has changed to a Farm Shop so we can get lots of weighing, money, addition and subtraction experiences during our play.
Easter themed Stay ‘n’ Play
Huge thank you to all of the wonderful parents and carers who came along to our Spring Stay ‘n’ Play. The children loved taking part in Easter crafts with you all and especially enjoyed the Easter egg hunt! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! 🙂
Class 1 had an excellent morning taking part in a sport relief dodge ball tournament and 4 children received Sainsbury’s gold stickers for teamwork, self belief, respect and determination. Big well done to our SSOCS crew and Sports Leaders who planned differentiated warm ups, cool downs and a game of dodge ball for each class in school. The children had lots of fun and together raised money for a fantastic cause!
Class 1 enjoyed a fantastic afternoon at Framwellgate Moor School, taking part in different P.E activities. Each child took part in a carousel of 20 different mini sporting activities lead by Sports Leaders from the school; many of the leaders commenting, “These children are brilliant at following instructions”. Well done Class 1! 🙂
Well done to Lewis and Praim for earning a Sainsbury’s Games stickers. You both did an amazing job of dancing in sequences, both with partners and teams. Well done 🙂
Class 1 have had a fantastic two weeks looking at What Fairtrade is and how it helps people in may different countries. We linked it to UNCRC Articles 24 and 28. Our challenge is to now spot the logo on Fairtrade products when they are out and about at home with family!
Well done to Lucie and Ryan for earning a Sainsbury’s Games sticker for ‘Teamwork’. You both did an amazing job of leading your lines in the clown travelling and balancing dance!
World Book Day 2018
The children enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters for world book day and taking part in activities that linked to non-fiction and fiction books. Our favourite was the one Sophia brought in about The Princess and the Pea because it rhymed! 🙂
Police Stations & People who help us
– Spring 2
This half term the children have decided that they would love to learn more about Police Stations and People who help us. This links closely to one of the suggestions from Green Team in the Pupil Improvement Plan regarding more opportunities to look at careers.
Well done to Marcus for earning a Sainsbury’s Games sticker for ‘Respect’. You always have respect for your opponent/s and set a good example for the EYFS children in your class. Well done to Amelia for earning a Sainsbury’s Games sticker for ‘Determination’ – You put 100% into your dance, ensuring you had 2 movements joined together for 8 beats!
Internet Safety Coffee Morning
The Blue Reef Aquarium
Today Class 1 had a fantastic day to celebrate the end of our topic ‘Under the Sea’. We visited the Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth and saw lots of wonderful sea life. We even had the opportunity to hold a Starfish and look at the different types of crabs and small sea life found in Rockpools. The seal show was amazing and we loved watching them wave and jump up to catch the ball! After lunch we visited the tropical fish and then had a walk over to the beach where we collected shells, rocks and pebbles to bring back to our malleable area 🙂
Well done to Charley for earning a Sainsbury’s Sports sticker for ‘Self Belief’. Just when she thought she couldn’t throw the beanbag with one hand and catch it with both hands, she tried again and managed to achieve! Well done to George for earning a Sainsbury’s Sports sticker for ‘Teamwork’ – You were super at the team game and deserved to be on the winning side with such a fantastic attitude.
The children in Class 1 took part in a Yoga session that Miss Grant had organised during Anti-Bullying Week. The children enjoyed learning this new sport and said they would love to see Vicky again soon! 🙂
Under the Sea Art
The children are very proud of their watercolour paintings that look very much like the ocean! They make very good marine biologists too! 🙂
Meeting our PCSO
We were so excited to see our new Police Community Support Officer in school yesterday and it was even more fantastic that he had enough time to talk to Miss Grant and the children in Class 1 about how to become a Policeman and Policewoman. The children were fascinated as many aspire to have a career in the Police force, PC Robson even showed us his police van and let the children have a look inside! I think it is fair to say the children can’t wait to see him again soon!
Open the Book Assembly
Class 1 enjoyed taking part in Reverend Caroline’s ‘Open the Book’ Assembly today looking at the story of God’s Friend Abraham. Well done to Sophia, Charlie.R and Olivia for you excellent acting skills 🙂
Miss Grant’s Birthday
On Monday we celebrated Miss Grant’s Birthday in Class 1, we counted up to to 25 in lots of different ways; by clapping, jumping, skipping and even star jumping! Thank you all for making my birthday extra special! 🙂
Class 1 had so much fun working with Amy and her friend from the Smoothie Bike Company. They worked with us to sort different foods into different groups and then let us think of ingredients that we would like in our own smoothie. During the session we had a go on the smoothie bike and used the pedals to blend the smoothie. At the end we all tasted the delicious mango and banana smoothie! MMMMMMMM 🙂
Fun & Fitness
This week we have been working with P.E coach Darren to complete different challenges, testing our skills in; balancing, movement, coordination, agility and speed; assessing how much progress we have made since our first session in September. Both Darren and Miss Grant were so proud of how much our skills had developed in such a short period of time! We really enjoyed the games we played and look forward to him coming back in the Summer term! 🙂
Under the Sea – Spring 1
This half term the children have chosen to explore the topic ‘Under the Sea’. We have thought of lots of wonderful trips, activities and role play areas that we would love to be involved in!
Forest Schools Stay ‘n’ Play
Thank you to everyone who took part in our sponsored walk to our Forest Schools site this afternoon! It was lovely to see so many of you taking part to help raise money for forest schools equipment. I will let everyone know the total raised when I have all of the sponsor forms collected in! The children had lots of fun climbing trees, den building, bug hunting and clay creating with their parents!
Thank you for your support – Miss Grant 🙂
Castles – Autumn 2
Our new topic for this half term is ‘castles’ we have decided on having a fantastic medieval castle in our role play area!
Our First Forest Schools
Today was out first forest schools session with Helen and we absolutely loved it. We were introduced to our base camp and the fire circle, made clay faces on trees, listened to a wonderful fairy story and had hot chocolate and biscuits before heading back to school in time for lunch! We can’t wait for next time! 🙂
Fun & Fitness
This week we have been working with our new P.E coach Darren to complete different challenges, testing our skills in; balancing, movement, coordination, agility and speed. We really enjoyed the games we played and look forward to him coming back to see our progress in the Spring and Summer terms! 🙂
Well Done Praim, Great North Run
We are extremely proud of Praim taking part and completing the Junior Great North Run! You are a superstar! 🙂
This half term we are learning about ourselves and all of the wonderful things that make us unique – as well as all of the people around us who help! We love our new hospital role play area 🙂
Our new starters 2017/18
I am very proud of how well the youngest children in the school have settled in to their new school. They have made lots of new friends and are enjoying exploring their indoor and outdoor classroom! Miss Grant 🙂