Clayton Brook Primary School

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Look at us learning


We had fantastic time when Alldays Farm came to visit our school! Farmer Stacey and Farmer Sarah-Jane told us all about the Shetland pony, Pudding, Edgar the sheep and Lilo the goat and her two kids, Elsa and Anna. We also held the guinea pigs and Hetty the hen. 

In Maths we have been counting and recording to 10 and 20. We have also been investigating capacity and really enjoyed drinking the milkshake. On Forest Friday we made potions! 

We have had lots of fun in the sun! We made pictures with natural materials and lots more!

In Maths we have been saying the number that is one more and one less and finding the unknown number. We have also been investigating capacity. We helped Miss McGrory to plant some marigolds and geraniums. Charlie Bear came back to school from his stay in London with his friend, Paddington. They brought a puppy for us to look after and we have called her, Pickles. We have also had a special day celebrating the Coronation of King Charles.  We made a super Union flag and had a delicious picnic lunch. The Parish Council gave us a commemorative coin to remember the special event. 

We have been playing the glockenspiels in Music. We are all good friends and have enjoyed working together to build, draw and play. In Maths we have been finding 1 more and 1 less and measuring length using non-standard measures. In the garden we have made our own compost and transporting water.

The Nursery children and their parents had fun reading, counting, playing games and building models.

We have been having fun in the sun and enjoying being with our friends. We have been measuring height. We made some lovely pictures when we were talking about God's creation of the world.

What a busy week! During the school 'What a Wonderful World Week' we visited the church to find out more about Easter. Mrs Wadee talked to us about Ramadan and Eid. We also watched a play in the school hall all about climate change. Adrienne came from Chorley Hedgehog Rescue Centre and told us how we can care for hedgehogs in our gardens. 

This week we have been investigating patterns. Some of us joined our parents at a Maths workshop with Miss Mellon. 

The Reception Class had their assembly on Friday. We retold the story of The Gingerbread Man in our own words! We sang a special song for Mothers' Day. We also gave our Mums a card and some flowers. 

We have had lots of fun outside, planting and digging!

We have been learning number bonds and investigating 3D shapes in Maths. We have been writing words in Literacy. We have been using our design and making skills to make houses for the Gingerbread Man.

We have loved the story of Mr Wolf's Pancakes and enjoyed making and eating pancakes too! We have also been investigating 3D shapes. On Forest Friday we have planted potatoes!

We have been making pizzas this week and reading and writing recipes. In Music we have been using different musical instruments, including glockenspiels. We have been talking about our feelings and emotions during Children's Mental Health Week. On Internet Safety Day Smartie the Penguin taught us how to keep safe on the internet. For our Fantastic Finish we brought a toy from home to compare with toys from the past. Mr Farina read 'The Smartest Giant in Town' to us. 

This week we have been comparing toys and vehicles from the past and now. We have made some fantastic vehicles too. With Mrs Monks we have been learning more about birds and made some beautiful birds too! 

We have been learning about the Chinese and Lunar New Year celebrations. In Maths we have been making five and ten. In Literacy we have been writing sentences from the story of The Gingerbread Man. 

We have been keeping warm and keeping busy! We have been counting forwards and back from 0-10 and using ordinal numbers when we raced the cars. We have also been investigating shapes. We all loved the story of the Gingerbread Man. We have also been really interested in playing with toys from long ago. Mrs Valentine brought her Darling Dollies to show us. She used to play with them when she was a little girl. On Forest Friday we made binoculars to look at the birds. 

Another busy week! We have been creative in the classroom and doing our Yoga moves. Outside we have been making bird feeders, building dens and looking for bugs and worms. We also brought a favourite object to school for RE.

We have had a busy few days back at school. We have been looking for signs of winter and doing winter related activities. Outside we have been doing some yoga moves.

We have had lots of Christmas fun! We have made cards, decorations and calendars. Santa sent on of his cheeky elves, Tom Tom and we have been showing him how to be good and kind. We had a party and a delicious Christmas dinner too! 

We are getting very excited about Christmas. This week we have decorated the tree and the classroom. Even our dolls' house has a Christmas tree. Santa has sent one of his cheeky elves to spend some time with us. We are showing him how to be good and kind. Medea was the first one to find him so wore the elf hat. 

The Reception Class visited Clayton Brook Community Church. They saw the Advent wreath being lit and listened to the story of the birth of baby Jesus. Thank you to all the church members for welcoming us into the church.

Last week we had lots of fun being healthy superheroes. We enjoyed lots of Supertato stories and activities. As part of keeping healthy we have been practising cleaning our teeth.  We have also been learning all about the number 5. Outside we have been planting. 

It is World Nursery Rhyme Week this week! We have been performing our favourite rhymes. We have also been looking after Humpty Dumpty's friends - we had to carry the eggs carefully. We also investigated how to keep the eggs from breaking when they fell off the wall. With Mrs Monks we looked after Miss Polly's dolly and designed and made beds for the dolly.

We have been having fun in the outdoors. We have been working as a team. In music we have been playing instruments. We have remembered the soldiers who died in the war and people we know.

Happy Halloween and Happy Bonfire Night!

We have been reading Room on the Broom and making potions! We have made firework pictures! 

Wow what a busy week in our class this week! We have been relaxing during meditation, lots of counting and recognising numerals, making models with the recyclable materials, celebrating Mr T's birthday, leaf rubbings with Nevaeh, tasting fruit with Jo from Asda, being the teacher and pupils in our new school room, printing skeleton pictures and celebrating Diwali! We are all ready for our holiday!

Another busy week making jam sandwiches, looking at patterns, counting and painting and writing. We had a busy time outside on Forest Friday too, have a look at us on the photographs below!

Today is World Mental Health Day - the children have been enjoying dancing, singing and playing musical instruments. Then they did some meditation. 

We have been busy outside, building dens, finding worms, picking apples and lots more. Then we came inside and apple smoothies.

Another busy week! We have been building towers and bridges! We have been using our hands and fingers to complete the challenge and do handwriting patterns. In Maths we have been sorting objects and finding the odd one out! We have done footprints and used our hands to mix colours!

We made invitations for our grown ups. They came to our classroom to read stories with us. 

This week it has been Oscar the Owl's birthday. Oscar helps us to stop and make the right choice. We love the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and can retell the story. We have also been busy counting and making fantastic pictures in the creative area.

Another busy week settling into nursery and reception. We have been making cakes in the playdough, making patterns, making music, making models and having fun on the slide and in the water! Alfie has also been cleaning the classroom!

We have had a busy first week in school. We have been enjoying getting to know each other and playing together.