This morning Fireflies and Grasshoppers were treated to a special assembly all about looking after their teeth. They also met Derek the Dragon who showed them how to clean their teeth properly.
In art, Fireflies have been learning about continuous line drawings. They have applied their newly learnt skills, to replicate the famous sunflowers paintings by Vincent Van Gogh.
The children also experimented with different ways of adding texture to paint. They added salt, flour and oats to the paint to give different textures. The children then applied the different textures of paint to their artwork.
The results were fantastic!
Good morning Fireflies,
Mrs Morris has sent some work for you to complete today. Please see the work set out below. There is separate work for Reception and Year 1’s.
Please send any completed work to email@example.com.
Have a lovely day. I hope the high winds do not cause you too much disruption.
Links to resources:
Fireflies have had a fun filled morning learning all about Charles Darwin.
They learnt about Charles Darwin’s early life, and his 5 year journey on HMS Beagle, around the Galápagos Islands. They then became explorers; discovering some of the different species of animals that Charles Darwin collected during his voyage. This is a great starting point for our history work.
We are excited to say that we have organised a Charles Darwin Workshop for Fireflies on Wednesday 2nd February. Please find attached a letter with further information.
Fireflies have been learning about healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet.
The children have learnt all about different types of healthy food. They also enjoyed tasting a range of different fruits and vegetables.
The children in Fireflies have enjoyed learning about ‘The First Christmas.’ We have put together a simple version of the Nativity (with a few current day anecdotes.) We have been extremely impressed with the children’s motivation and perseverance. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as they did!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!
I have attached a video to support parents when reading with their child at home. The video demonstrates how we teach children to say the ‘pure’ sounds in school. I hope you find it useful.
As we approach the time of year where children are going to need their coats, please could I ask parents to teach their children how to put their coats on independently.
Please note that Fireflies will only need to come into school in their PE kit on a Wednesday and Friday. Please come into school in uniform on a Monday.
Welcome to Fireflies!
We hope you all had a lovely Summer break and are feeling refreshed and looking forward to starting school.
This term our topic is Sensational Structures. To find out about the learning that will be taking place this term, please visit the Fireflies information page ( just click on Classes>Fireflies>Information.) You will also find lots of useful links on the page that will help you to support your child’s learning at home.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on
We are really looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of your break!
As an end of term treat, Class 1 have had an African themed day which has linked in with our topic work about Africa.
The children have enjoyed creating their own African sunset picture, making beaded bracelets and binoculars, African dancing, drumming and going on their own Safari in search of African animals.
I hope everyone had a lovely Easter break.
This term our topic is African Wilderness. Please take a look at the class 1 information page to see what we shall be learning this term.
The first ever train was developed by George Stephenson and ran the length of the Stockton to Darlington railway which is 25 miles. Class 1’s challenge is to see how many times we can (collectively) complete the length of the railway.
Please see the document below for more details.
Have fun and lets get moving!
Firstly, I hope everyone had a good Christmas and send everyone my best wishes for the New Year!
I had hoped to see all the children today but unfortunately that is not going to be possible. Due to the current lockdown, all learning will be taking place remotely, at least until February half-term.
I am aware that for many parents this is their first experience of remote learning during lockdown. During lockdown, it is a Government expectation that children will engage with online learning and that children are set work to support their learning.
I will be using the Tapestry platform to set work on a daily basis. Any completed work will need to be submitted using Tapestry by 3:30pm to get feedback from either myself or Mrs Rollings.
If there are any issues/barriers to assessing or completing remote work, please contact me as soon as possible. Please be assured we will try to help you in any way we can.
I have sent further information via Tapestry and would be extremely grateful if you could check your Tapestry notifications and acknowledge receipt by ticking ‘like’ on the page.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please could you ensure that your child brings their blue reading record book into school with them everyday.
I would also be grateful if parents could sign their child’s reading record to show that they have read with their child. This will help us to ensure that their reading books get changed.