Digging Deep, Learning Together and Embracing Life to the Full!
Hay Tor have been reading 'William's Winter Wish' and inspired by the story they are working hard on their story planning and story mapping. The Year 1 children are reimagining and retelling the story for their next piece of writing. The Reception children really enjoyed reading through the Year 1 story plans. We can't wait to read the finished stories!
In Haytor, we have been thinking about how to have an effective discussion. The children and I worked together to create some 'Discussion Guidelines' to enable us to talk about what we are learning. They trialled the guidelines during our English lesson and found that when we followed them, our conversations were much more focused and everyone had the opportunity to share their ideas!
We've been learning about the parts of a plant!
I have now given all Reception Parents access to their child's Tapestry Learning Journal.
If you have any problems or questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to me. If you would like to add another parent/carer to the account, please come and speak to me. I am more than happy to help.
We've been Counting and matching our numerals!
We had a Wedding! Some of the children were attending a wedding using the dressing up box and role play area.
Welcome to Chudleigh Knighton Primary School!
Science Plant Hunt!
Welcome to Haytor Class 2019/2020
Haytor is a mixed Foundation/Year 1 class which currently has 27 pupils and is taught by
Miss Jemma Lewis. Haytor has 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 our PE sessions.
Haytor is a mixed Foundation/Year 1 class which currently has 26 pupils and is taught by Mrs Lucy Dennis.
We had lots of fun making sandcastles, learning about beach safety from the lifeguards, burying Mrs Jelley, eating ice lollies and jumping in the water!
Learning Exchange and CAP
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.
Releasing our Butterflies!
Our butterflies have emerged from their cocoons and we watched them all fly away into the sunshine.
Number Bonds Challenge
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
PE on the field
Haytor children were brilliantly behaved going down to the field this week to play parachute games, a lot of fun was had by all!
Caterpillars to Butterflies
Having watched our caterpillars grow over the last few week, we are now eagerly awaiting them going their cocoons.
Our chicks in their new home
Having outgrown their pen at school, our chicks found a new home, back at Abbrook farm with their parents.
Creative Writing Challenge
During the Easter Holidays the reception children were set the challenge of doing some creative writing, look at the amazing ideas we had for producing our writing!
Haytor have earnt another Crystal Treat and chose to spend it with their buddies for the afternoon, playing with bubble wands, balls and bricks!
Virtual Visit to Egypt
During our visit to Egypt we worked in house groups to create a 'mummy', well done Dart House for winning both the fastest and best dressed mummy! We then made pyramids with our buddies.
Programming Beebot (and Blue-Bot!)
We all had fun programming our Beebots to reach a particular destination. We now have Blue-bot as well that we programmed using the iPad which is bluetoothed to the robot.
We had fun making Snowmen
We have named our chicks!
We have been having lots of fun with our new equipment, we also have some new games, sand timers and a new till.
Year 1 Nature Morning at River Dart Country Park
Year 1 children had an opportunity to spend a morning exploring at the Country Park. What amazing things they found.
What a lot of fun we had on Music Day. First we listened to a variety of music and drew pictures to reflect what we heard. We identified instruments and thought about how it made us feel. Then we moved to music on the playground, using it to inspire a battle dance. We made rainsticks and thought about rainforest music and finally learnt to follow a rhythm and beat, playing instruments to create Samba music.
Mothers' Day Assembly
Reception children performed an amazing assembly for their parents. Everyone spoke clearly and remembered their lines. Our pictures of our mums were amazing and the poems bought tears to a several eyes! Well done Reception.
World Book Day
We all enjoyed coming dressed as our favourite characters and discussing the books we liked the most. We made lots of spells and potions too!
A visit to Abbrook Farm
We visited the farm and looked at a range of animals, including 5 new lambs, pigs, geese, chickens, ducks and a dog. We then had a nature walk around the site and found lots of interesting things.
Our cute chicks!
Our chicks are hatching!
Now there are 2.
Isn't it cute!
Such a shame that this happened on a 'Snow Day'.
Haytor thought of some brilliant questions to ask our visiting farmer, learning all about what a 'day in the life of a farmer' is like.
We have been busy representing numbers with resources and also comparing the weight of objects this week, especially thinking about is they were heavier, lighter or equals.
We had a visit from Kimberley Yiend from Chudleigh Dental Practice who talked to us about how to keep our teeth healthy.
Haytor class have been discussing what it takes to be a good friend to others.
We had a 'Gingerbread Man' day on Monday. We made gingerbread men, did some role play, sequenced the story, discussed the book and created patterns. The children used this inspiration to write their own the story of the Gingerbread man. Please come and read their amazing stories which are on the wall outside our classroom!
We have put our eggs in the incubator and are hoping to see our chicks hatch at the end of February!
ICT in the classroom
Using our new communication headphones.
Practising number bonds on the ipads.
Farm to Fork visit
Tesco's invited us for a visit where we learnt about healthy eating, explored lots of fruit and vegetables, tasted food and made muesli.
We had lots of fun dressing up as farmers or farm animals. Farmer Sampson brought in a 3 day old lamb, we looked at lots of animals including goats and cows and planted seeds. We also made a beautiful papier mache butterfly.
Well done Haytor class for earning your Crystal Treat! They voted to have the climbing frame out which they all enjoyed using.
Year 1 children created some fantastic homework projects, including these amazing houses!
We all took part in the silence at 11am and talked about why we wear poppies. Millie later created this amazing poem.
We enjoyed a variety of art activities throughout the day including tape art, hand art, weaving and bird feeders.
A visit from the Fire Service
We enjoyed a brief visit from the Fire Service and tried on some of the clothing they wear.
Haytor children created some amazing firework pictures today using pencils, chalk and glitter.
Millie then created this amazing poem...
Great Fire of London - Baking Day
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!
Rev'd Paul came in to present all our reception children with their own bible. The Ethos committee did a fantastic job of leading the assembly and welcoming all our new children to the school.
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.