Welcome to Haytor Class (2018/2019)
Haytor is a mixed Foundation/Year 1 class which currently has 21 pupils and is taught by Miss Jemma Lewis. Haytor have strong links with Chudleigh Knighton Pre-School who visit us at our setting. We like to make good use of our outdoor play area as well as the school garden during our lessons; our school field is used during some of our PE sessions.
Haytor Class (2017/2018)
Haytor was a mixed Foundation/Year 1 class which had 23 pupils and was taught by Mrs Lucy Dennis.
Haytor class (2017 - 2018)
Haytor is a mixed Foundation/Year 1 class which currently has 26 pupils and is taught by Mrs Lucy Dennis.
Another busy week for Haytor, we had a visit from the CAP team to teach us how to be Safe, Strong and Free.
Later in the week we had our last Learning Exchange of the year and made big bubbles and played boccia, amongst other activities.
Haytor class have started a weekly number bond challenge. Using the 'Find sums' app (free from the app store) we are trying hard to accurately find all the pairs of number bonds and move up the leader board.
Congratulations to Grace for topping the leader board this week:
1. Grace 100% Accuracy 66 seconds
2. Henry W 100% Accuracy 170 seconds
3. Ava H 100% Accuracy 221seconds
Haytor children created some amazing firework pictures today using pencils, chalk and glitter.
Millie then created this amazing poem...
The children all came in wearing Stuart / Bakers costumes today and really enjoyed their day of baking. We had some amazing outfits and brilliant cooks hats! We measured ingredients to make bread rolls and balanced ingredients to make cakes which we then decorated. A huge well done to all the children in Haytor for fantastic behaviour all day and some very tasty rolls!
Burrator have been working with their buddies in Haytor. We read stories, found out lots of information about each other and practised catching a ball.
All about me!
As part of our mini starter topic, Haytor children have been thinking about parts of the body. We sang the song 'heads, shoulders knees and toes' and had lots of fun labelling parts of the body today.
Haytor class (2016 - 2017)
Haytor was a mixed Foundation/Year 1 class which currently had 23 pupils and was taught by Mrs Lucy Dennis.
Writing Stories and Maths
This week in Haytor the children have been trying to write some stories to send up the Beanstalk to Monkey. They have been writing on paper and also working with the ipad book writer where they can take photos and type in text to write their story. Benjamin wrote one about his day at school and Illani was concentrating her story around the Dinosaurs who were taking a bath! During maths the children learned how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s to make counting a large number of objects easier.
Haytor have been making spells this week, writing down what their potion does and what ingredients were needed. They were then able to put the ingredients together and find out what happened. The potions were colourful, sparkly and the fizzing caused great excitement with the wannabe wizards and witches!
Knowing our numbers
Reception children in Haytor have been concentrating on ordering numbers this week, adding one more and taking one away. They have used a variety of resources to keep practising their new skills. The Year 1 children have been partitioning numbers, using dienes and then writing some number sentences to show what they had found.
Meeting the Chicks
Haytor children were able to meet the chicks and have a little cuddle this week. With newspaper out to protect the carpet against little accidents, the chicks were brought out to meet the children. They all had a cuddle or a stroke and enjoyed seeing them out in the open. The chicks weren't out for long as they wanted to get back into their warm brooder. The chicks have yet to be named but there will be a vote soon on the names that have been suggested by the children in our Chick Naming box.
Mother's Day Assembly and Making Popcorn
Haytor children have been enjoying being outside this week and had a special treat following their super Mother's Day Assembly that they performed in front of their Mums. The children had been practising for a few weeks to remember their lines and where they had to be to say those lines. They performed really well and sang the songs beautifully and after the parents had left Haytor headed outside to our garden to make cheerio bird feeders and make some popcorn over a fire. Although it was drizzling this didn't put the children off who enjoyed watching the seeds popping and turning all white and fluffy. Mrs Hall had to be careful not to burn the popcorn whilst Mrs Dennis dished out some lovely hot chocolate to go with it.
Inside and Outside
Haytor children have been able to get outside more with the warmer weather on its way. They have enjoyed counting how many people it takes to sink the boats in the water tray. The dinosaur swamp is becoming a firm favourite with lots of the children, digging trenches and watching where the water flows is always enjoyable. Our mud kitchen boasts some budding chefs with delights like Mud pie special and Sand cake soup being served daily. Inside the activities are cleaner but just as much fun as numicon is used to make shapes.
Haytor children had some very exciting arrivals on Monday when they placed several chicken eggs into their incubator. The children can watch the eggs and see on the display board what size the chicks inside might be. We are all hopeful that we will soon have some fluffy chicks running round to write about and draw!
Haytor children have been sharing their favourite books with each other this week and then writing a book review. They have been talking about their favourite part in the book and drawing their favourite character. There were lots of different books being chosen during the week to be read at story time.
Haytor Class have been working together to solve problems and build vehicles this week. Reception children have been finding the solutions to some number sentences and the Year 1s having been using dienes to represent two digit numbers. They worked together in pairs to build a car or vehicle using a variety of resources. During the week there have been lots of patients visiting our Role Play Hospital, thankfully all of the patients recovered under the expert care of our nurses and doctors. The Year 1 children have been mapping out their environment including the classroom and outside area. We always enjoy a little dance and wiggle after we have done our phonics and funky fingers in the morning.
Elephants, Ice and Garden Adventure
Haytor Children have been exploring the outdoors this week as the Year 1s mapped their environment indoors and outdoors. The Foundation children joined them as they headed out to the garden to see what physical features the Year 1s could find. The children were thrilled to see our friendly robin especially as he treated us all to some lovely singing. Most of the bugs were in hiding due to the cold weather but there were a few woodlouse and snails to be found hiding under the bark. Earlier in the week the children made paper elephants with peg legs and had fun breaking up the ice and seeing how long it took to melt in the sunshine.
Birthday Fun with Gus the Gorilla
Haytor children had a surprise birthday party this week as Gus the Gorilla celebrated his 6th Birthday. The children have been learning about why we have birthdays and what they mean to us and they all helped Gus to celebrate his birthday in style. They all lined up outside the classroom and then came in to wish him a Happy Birthday, some children carrying in presents and cards that they had made. They helped Gus to open those and then had a game of pass the parcel. The party food was enjoyed by everybody with a huge chocolate cake being shared by everyone. There was a game of follow my leader with Gus being the leader and the afternoon ended with a story.
'I loved having a birthday party for Gus, he is so funny' - Cyril, Year 1
'The best bit of the birthday was the yummy cake' - Maisie, Foundation
Haytor children enjoyed lots of fun in the last week of the Autumn Term. The Christmas party was enjoyed by everybody with tasty food kindly donated by the parents and a special visitor came to hand out a little gift to all the children. The Christmas lunch which was served by the staff was great fun and the children enjoyed popping their crackers and finding out which toy they had won in theirs.
Road Safety Week
Haytor children went out for a walk round the village to learn how to safely cross the roads. They had a go at crossing quieter roads with an adult and then they crossed the road with a Traffic Control Officer or Lollipop lady as they still like to call her!
'We must always stop at a kerb.' - Grace, Reception
'We need to look left and right and listen.' - Paige, Year 1
'Always hold an adult's hand.' - Benjamin, Reception
'Never run across a road, it's too dangerous.' - Michael, Reception
Haytor pupils have been mixing maths and cooking this week. Some of the children have been making chocolate chip buns and rolling a dice to see how many chocolate chips they could put into their mixture. The Year 1 children used their knowledge of number bonds to decorate biscuits with icing and then added chocolate chips and silver balls on top of each one. Everyone enjoyed the activities and were even more delighted to take the buns home to eat them at the end of the day.
This week in Haytor we have been exploring our outside area to find different materials. The Year children wrote lists for the Reception children who became material detectives. We have been learning how to use our number lines, putting numbers in the right order and practising counting one more. We used lots of different items to help us achieve this including our measuring worms and our bananas!
Haytor children have been spending the week exploring their classroom, building, drawing and exploring their outside space too. The Year 1s have been ordering their numbers and practising their handwriting. The classroom environment has been providing Haytor with some exciting discoveries with a butterfly joining the children in the classroom and a few spiders entertaining them outside in the playground.