Class 1 Activities 2018-2019
We have had such a fantastic afternoon on the climbing wall practising our strength and co-ordination skills! 🙂
The Big Sing
Class 1 have had lots of fun taking part in Mr Graham’s singing assemblies in preparation for our school taking part in ‘The Big Sing’ on Friday. The actions and singing voices were brilliant, well done children 🙂
Class 1 were amazing when taking part in our sport’s day this year – despite the weather being a wash out! All of the children still took part in it as if it were outdoors and Yellow team were the crowned winners overall! Well done everyone you were fantastic 🙂
This half term we have been looking at artists who create ‘abstract’ paintings – the children were so excited to become and ‘abstract artist’ themselves and portray similar themes, colours and shapes to Kandinsky – they found it fascinating that when you listen to music you can paint what you hear 🙂
Forest Schools with Class 3
Today we took class 3 to our forest schools site and spent time spreading the forest schools fun across the school! We concentrated on making friendship frames and friendship wands from natural resources found in the woodland as well as simple cooking skills on the fire.
The weather certainly did not dampen our spirits as all of the children were smiling from ear to ear……. even if they were the muddiest smiles in the universe 🙂
Class 1 have had so much fund visiting the wonderful Hamsterley Forest today! We took part in the Tales and Trails workshop led by Rio from Oases and had lots of opportunities to put our Forest Schools skills into play!
It is great to see all of the children having so much fun in the great outdoors! 🙂
Today we had a fabulous taster session with Farren’s jui-jitsu coaches! We had so much fun!
Happy Father’s Day
Happy father’s day to all of the amazing men in our lives – we appreciate everything you do for us, so to say thank you we made you these cards!
“You’re the coolest”
June’s Retirement Celebration / Last Day of School
Thank you to all of the children, parents, governors, family, staff; past and present who came along today to celebrate our wonderful June’s retirement today! After 32 years she has definitely left an imprint on many people’s hearts! 🙂
THANKS FOR EVERYTHING JUNE WE LOVE YOU
Kalma Kids Yoga Session
Thank you Vicki from Kalma kids for working with our children teaching them important movement. breathing and relaxation strategies! We all love yoga 🙂
Road Safety Coffee Morning
Class 1 had so much fun at the road safety coffee morning. They were very pleased to see MP Kevan Jones and his dog, Biff as well as having the opportunity to explore a real life road traffic police car!
Wildlife Cam & Science Workshop
Today we had a wonderful visit from Sammy at Durham University who wa looking at our wildlife cam footage that had been captured over the half term break. We were amazed that we had so many mammals and wildlife living on our school field! Thank you to all of the parents who had filled in the research questionnaire too – your responses are greatly appreciated!
Watch me Grow!
Our science topic this half term is all about how things grow. The children were so excited to plant their own and see if they were correct about the 3 things every plant needs to survive!
Under the Sea
Welcome back from a wonderful half term holiday! This half term the children have chosen to look at the topic under the sea! Our new role play area is a beach – hopefully we will manage to squeeze in a visit to one of our wonderful coastlines too!
Outdoor Adventurous Activity Festival
Class 1 did amazing at the Key Stage 1 festival at Belmont today! The children worked really well together as a team and used lots of problem solving skills in the carousel of activities. Good Work Team J
Forest Schools Fun
As wonderful leaders and role models to our youngest children in the school, Class 4 had the opportunity to come to forest schools with Class 1 to learn some ‘cooking on the campfire’ skills. The children had so much fun exploring and working as a team! Smiles filled the forest! 🙂
Class 1 had a lovely afternoon at Church learning all about the Easter story through the creation of an Easter garden! 🙂
Well done to every child in the school who has worked hard to plan, design and create an egg ready for the Easter competition. As part of our Art & DT work this half term we have been designing and resourcing the materials needed for our egg entries. All of them were absolutely fabulous! Well Done! 🙂
As part of the teacher – led carousel, moving class to class on Science Day, Professor Grant (Miss Grant) worked with the children across the whole school to plan and create a chemical reaction. Each class had the opportunity to learn about the science behind chemical reactions and were amazed at the final result involving a foamy explosion extravaganza!!!!
World Book Day
World Book Day was a huge success this year here at Nettlesworth School, all of the children made a fantastic effort to dress up as their favourite book character and had lots of fun sharing their favourite book with their friends.
It was a great afternoon doing workshops with each teacher in a carousel to share their favourite story too – We even had a special visit from Hogwarts, in assembly, who read their favourite chapter from the story!
Class 1 took part in a multi-school festival at Durham New College. They had so much fun taking part in the carousel of activities, practising their running, throwing, jumping, balancing and agility skills. The children were absolutely amazing and definitely worked their little socks off! Well done boys and girls! 🙂
Class 1 and 2 had so much fun learning all about the traditions behind Pancake Day and why it is celebrated all around the world. We enjoyed making our own pancakes and adding our favourite toppings! Luckily Mr Nicholson didn’t have to clean and from the ceilings with our excellent gross motor ‘flipping’ skills!!!
I hope you have all had a wonderful half term and are excited to be back with all of your friends. Class 1 have been making the most of this beautiful February sunshine.
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Class 1 Activities 2017-2018
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 🙂
Picnic with Parents
On the last day of term we decided to celebrate with a picnic with parents. We also had entertainment from Jesse Ward the fantastic bubbleologist. What a way to end a fantastic year! Thank you for your continued support throughout this year – we could not do it without such amazing parents/carers! 🙂
2016-2017 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!
Class 1’s End of Year Party!
With all of your kind donations and DVD sales from our performance of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ we threw an end of year party to remember. We had sooo much fun playing party games, lunch in our classroom, party food, presents and making our own party hat! It has been a pleasure to work with such am amazing group of children! Have a wonderful summer, Miss Grant 🙂
Sports Day July 2017!
Class 1 were fantastic competing in their first ever sports day at Nettlesworth Primary School! They were very good at cheering on everyone regardless of who was in their team, and the although the weather was wet it did not dampen our spirits! 🙂
End of Year Performance
For the first time at Nettlesworth Primary School, the children in Class 1 performed their version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ to the whole school and their parents. It was excellent to see the children confident on stage and acting with such pride! I am very proud of each and every one of them. WELL DONE CLASS 1!
After 21 days it is fantastic to inform you that we now have 7 chirping chicks in class 1. They are beautiful and the children are excellent at looking after them and handling them carefully! 🙂
Bug Hunting / Gruffalo Trail @ Hardwick Park
Thursday 6th July 2017
We have has sooo much fun at Hardwick Park today on our final trip of the year. Throughout the morning we were hunting the woodland for minibeasts that live on land and then went pond dipping for insects that live in and around water. We enjoyed having our dinner in a huge Yurt and were very excited to go on the Gruffalo Trail. After a lot of walking and loads of fun we ended our fantastic day in the park 🙂
This half term our topic, chosen by the children, is ‘Minibeasts’. Have a look at our brand new role play area where we can do lots of investigating. 🙂
NSCG Fashion Show
Thursday 8th June 2017
What a fantastic night was had by all at our Fashion Show organised by Papi and the trustees/members of the Nettlesworth School & Community Group. Keep your eyes peeled for another night of fun and a bit of retail therapy on your doorstep! 🙂
* EYFS Outdoor Construction Area *
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!