Clayton Brook Primary School

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Look at us learning


We have been learning about the seaside and have also been using money in the souvenir shop! Elfee our new puppy has hurt her leg and we have had to take her to the vet's. We have been looking after lots of different pets this week! In Maths we have been comparing the weight of objects and ordering them from the lightest to the heaviest.  

The children drew pictures for the residents at Meadow Bank Care Home. This week one of the residents, Malcolm and one of the staff, Dawn visited school. They brought letters from some of the residents for the children and some treats too!

This week we have been learning about minibeasts. We drew and painted symmetrical butterflies and some children made symmetrical models. Sriindira told us lots of things about being a Hindu and showed us how she prays. We are all ready for a lovely holiday now. 

We have had another busy week reading instructions for how to make a jam sandwich and how to plant and grow a flower. We have also been labelling the parts of a flower. We have been the shopkeeper and the customers in our Garden Centre too.

We have been learning about our skeletons. We have also been taking care of the baby dolls in the Baby Clinic.

We are all excited to be back in school after the Easter holiday.  We have started our new topic 'Growing and Changing' and have planted sunflower seeds for the school competition. We have also been learning about recycling and are going to more in our class. Everyone has enjoyed the lovely weather and have been getting physical outside.

We have had a busy week! On Monday we were learning how to use tennis racquets with the PE coach. We have been busy measuring Easter bunnies and making long and short worms. We have been retelling the story of the 3 Little Pigs ands building houses. We have had lots of fun doing different Easter activities with Miss Ainsworth. 

We have been busy making hand puppets for Enterprise Week and making a flower picture for our mummys for Mothers' Day. In Maths we have been measuring with Miss Ainsworth. In the outdoor area we have been on journeys on our bus to London, the park, the zoo and the cinema.  

We have been having fun outside in the spring weather with some KS2 children.

We have been investigating patterns this week. We recognised patterns and created our own patterns.

We have been looking for signs of Spring. Do you like our daffodil paintings? We have been retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Charlie Bear is missing. We looked for him at the park, the shops and around the houses but we couldn't find him, so we have made some posters. We have also been learning number bonds.

We had fun making and eating pancakes. We also practised tossing a pancake! 

We have been Growing Together in Children's Mental Health Week.

We have been trying and trying again and never giving up! 


We had great fun learning football skills with the PE coach.

We loved seeing the teachers' toys at the beginning of our topic and for our Fantastic Finish we brought our favourite toys to school!

We have followed instructions to make cheese and ham pizzas like the Little Red Hen.

We have been celebrating Chinese New Year! 

We are finding out about old and new things. We have played with old and new toys and sorted vehicles.

This week we have been retelling the story of The Gingerbread Man and making our own gingerbread men. We have, also been counting objects to match a numeral and thinking about zero!

Happy New Year

from the Reception Class!

The Reception Class children are happy to be back at school!

We have been looking for signs of winter and making snowmen in the playdough. We are hoping we will be able to play with real snow soon! 

We have made our own ice in containers and put the containers in different places. One was on the radiator, one outside and two on a shelf one that was a lot smaller. Lots of children predicted which one would melt first.  Some children could talk about why the ice in the small container melted before the ice in the larger container.

We have also been learning about animals that live where there is lots of snow and ice on the North and South Pole. 

Merry Christmas from the Reception Class!

We have started to get the classroom ready for Christmas. Ben the Elf came to see us and brought his friend the Gingerbread Man. He asked us to show how to be kind and helpful. Rosie made super gingerbread family.

We have been very busy reading and writing. In Maths we have been playing number and counting games  and one more and one less. In our Fruit and Vegetable shop we wrote shopping lists and used our Maths skills to add prices and count coins. We have also been very busy in the Emergency Call Centre. The firefighters had lots of fires to put out. We are continuing to be Healthy Superheroes and choosing healthy lunches. 

We have had busy week investigating shapes. We celebrated Diwali with Sriindira. 

We brought our Treasure Boxes to school filled with our favourite things!

Halloween Fun!

We have been thinking about Little Amal this week and how we would welcome her into our class. We painted some pictures of her.

We have enjoyed reading The Three Little Pigs. We have drawn and  made houses. We celebrated Sam the Koala's birthday. We have have also been busy practising writing our letters and recognising numbers.

We have been retelling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and celebrated Mr T's birthday.

Another busy week in the Reception Class! We have been learning to ride bikes this week too with Ollie and Laura.

We have been busy outside this week!

Our First Day