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  • NEW SITE NEW SITE NEW SITE NEW SITE

    Dear everyone, The time has come when we have to say goodbye to our old website and move on to new things.  This website has served us very well over the years, attracting more than 50,000 visits; helping us keep in touch with you all; and acting as a tool for all kinds of communication.  In doing such a good job however, it has become perhaps a little too big, too cluttered and too much of an archive for the needs of our busy school community.  So if you're wanting to catch up with Low Mill 2014, check the diary, or just see what we're all about, please redirect your browser to our NEW WEBSITE!  Please bear in mind that the new site is in it's infancy and lots will be added in the next few weeks.  The new site will soon take the place of this site, although we will keep this one as an archive so you can check back when you feel like a trip down memory lane. Our new website - CLICK HERE
  • Newsletter 6 - 7th November 2014

      Newsletter 6 - Wrap up Warm! Welcome back everyone to a rather grey, cold and wet November.  I really hope you’ve had a good half-term rest and that all the children have recharged their batteries and are ready, for what is always a busy half-term in the run up to Christmas.  As the weather has now taken a rather significant turn for the worst,  please ensure your children are suitably dressed for the season ahead. Many children are coming to school without a proper coat - a zip up hoody is not appropriate for the colder weather and will not keep children dry.  We also have a number of children who are not wearing the correct uniform - our policy and Home School Agreement states that black shoes or plain black trainers should be worn. Unfortunately, children who do not have the correct uniform or suitable clothing will not be able to take part in outside breaks and activities. Children in Need Children in Need is fast approaching us again and this year the theme is Superheroes and Villains. If this is not an option your child may wear something yellow/spotty. The children should come to school in their outfit on Friday 14th November. To raise money for this we would appreciate a donation of £1 if your child wishes to dress up. Please be aware with the weather turning colder that your child will still need to bring something warm to wear. P.E. As the weather is turning colder, it is important that the children bring with them a warm P.E. kit. It is essential that they have full length warm trousers, which are dark in colour (for example jogging bottoms), a warm, dark coloured, jumper style top (for example a fleece/hoody) and trainers. Please can I remind you that we do sell Filey Junior School P.E. Hoodies in the School Office for £10.   Due to having no hall available to us at the moment the children will continue to undertake P.E. outside. It is essential that your child is able to keep warm during these session. Harvest Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Harvest Festival at the end of last term.  We had a packed church and everyone enjoyed sharing our harvest songs and messages.  We collected an excellent range and quantity of produce and I would like to thank you all very much for your donations.  The food we collected was donated to Saint Catherine’s Hospice and they were extremely grateful for the generosity shown. Lingotastic French Pupils are warmly invited to come and enjoy some fun French learning at 'LinGOtastics!' French Club - Two free taster sessions will be held over lunchtime at 12:30pm on Tuesday 25th November (for years 3 & 4) and Wednesday 26th November (for years 5 & 6) in Miss S Robson’s classroom. Children just need to simply turn up! 'LinGOtastics!' is a paid for fun filled extra-curricular activity which promotes French language learning using songs, books, games, puppets, rhymes, stories and craft activities.  Subject to demand, classes will resume in January 2015. Sports Girls' football: A huge well done to the girls' football team for their performance against Seamer this week. We won the match 2 - 0 thanks to some excellent goals from Amber Colling and Bethany Barnes. The girls played brilliantly as a team, and behaviour was excellent. Miss Robson would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the girls for their hard work and commitment on a Friday lunch time and after school. Due to other commitments, she is unable to continue girls' football, but Miss Atkinson has kindly offered to continue the club.   And we finally have the results of the cross-country races!  After 2 events our year 3/4 girls are in 2nd place, year 5/6 girls 2nd place and year 5/6 boys 3rd places.  It’s very close so we must make sure we enter a team in the remaining 3 races! Well done to you all and a big thank you to Mrs Mills, Mrs Richardson and Mrs Bosomworth. Poppies As part of our work around Remembrance Day, every child in school has produced a clay poppy.  These poppies have now been glazed and fired and we are now producing a permanent display on the front of the outside of the the school.  Please take time to have a look - hopefully your child’s poppy will still be there in 100 years time! As always, let us know if you need any help or advice, or if there is anything you want to discuss. Mr H McCarthey & Staff.
  • Class 11

    Welcome to class 11!  Important days to remember: Mondays we are given spellings and times-tables to learn for tests on Fridays. Tuesday and Wednesday we need our P.E. kit (indoor and outdoor please). Fridays we are given a piece of literacy and numeracy homework to complete for the following Monday.  We all need to make sure we bring our spelling books, reading books and reading record every day!!! 
  • Filey Junior School Calculation Policy.

    The following calculation policy has been devised to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 for the teaching and learning of mathematics. It is designed to: Ensure a commonality of approach across the school. Aid transition between stages as understanding develops. Enable children to progress onto formal written methods as understanding develops. Clarify the layout of calculations (and the exact recording of these) across the school. Enable children to appropriately record for understanding using the most efficient written method. The calculation policy is organised into stages which children progress through as their understanding develops. This enables children to be moved onto the next stage as soon as they are ready, or work at a lower stage until they are secure enough to move on. 
  • Newsletter 5 - 17.10.14

    Newsletter 5 - Green Cross Code   I know I have mentioned this several times already this year, but I do need to remind everyone again to please reinforce the message of road safety at home.  We have once again had reports of children not using the crossing facilities appropriately and of children taking risks on the roads.  Next week Mr Kenny, our crossing patrol officer, will be absent on Monday & Tuesday and unfortunately the local authority have not been able to arrange any cover.  I know this may sound very bureaucratic, but unfortunately we are not able to supervise the children crossing ourselves due to matters arising from insurance and appropriate training.  Please ensure you are taking appropriate measures to ensure your child’s safety on the journey to and from school.  Another issue which I need to make you aware of, is that we suspect some children are being dropped off in a morning at school, but they are then walking back into town, perhaps to visit the shops or meet friends, rather than coming directly into school.  If we are aware of specific children doing this, we will of course inform parents, but at the moment I would ask that you ensure your child comes directly into school once they are dropped off.   Parents Evening You will, by now, have received your appointments for Parents Evening (or afternoon if you are attending one of the other times).  As mentioned previously, I will be available in the ICT suite to discuss the technology we are using in school.  I will also be joined by members of Filey Library who would like to demonstrate some of the online resources our children are now able to access both at school and at home.   Harvest Apologies first of all for the short notice, but we are going to hold a last minute Harvest Festival at Filey Methodist Church next Thursday from 1:30pm.  We didn’t think we would be able to hold a service this year as we have not had a hall in school due to the building work for the new canteen.  Children and teachers were keen to put something together however and we have managed to book the church for Thursday afternoon.  This will be a little different to the usual service as we are hoping to take all the children at once to celebrate Harvest; sing some songs and hymns; and announce our Merit Award winners for the term.  You are welcome to join us for this celebration.   Book Fair The Travelling Book Fair will be open in school on Monday and Tuesday evening, straight after school in the main corridor until about 4:30pm.  It will also be open on Tuesday break time.   Sports A big well done this week to our two tag rugby teams on an excellent performance in the Year 5/6 Scarborough area tournament on Tuesday where they finished second!  Also, the Year 5/6 girls' football team were in action against Lindhead and Northstead. Although the girls were beaten in both fixtures, their team spirit and sportsmanship was a credit to them.  And finally, a big thank you to the parents and staff who transported children and came to watch - we couldn't have got there without them so they need a thank you!   Low Mill 2014 Our intrepid Year 6 children will be returning from their adventures at Low Mill today.  The children have been away for the week and have enjoyed a range of activities ranging from getting wet in a river, to getting cold up a mountain, to getting wet and cold in caves.  Due to some issues with YouTube, we had to take some of the video footage down earlier in the week, but you can now catch up with all of their adventures via our website.  Once again, if you have any ideas or suggestions for the new website, please let us know.   Shoe Box Appeal Once again this year we are hoping to fill shoeboxes to send to needy children around the world with "Operation Christmas Child". All the children have seen a DVD of last year's shoeboxes being opened by needy children in Romania. What joy on their faces!  We are encouraging each class to fill 2 boxes, one for a boy and another for a girl. It would be great if children were encouraged to bring just one thing for their class boxes, for example a small toy, a cuddly toy, ball, pens, pencils, crayons, felt pens, notebook, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, soap, woolly hat, gloves, or any other suggestion your child may have (no glass bottles please).  If as a family you would like to fill your own shoebox, Mrs Bosomworth can let you have a box and an information leaflet with all the details. Please return completed boxes to Mrs Bosomworth by 7th November. Thank you in anticipation.   As always, let us know if you need any help or advice, or if there is anything you want to discuss. Mr H McCarthey & Staff.
  • Low Mill III - Getting Tired....

    Another day, another dunking! Breakfast was cereal, waffles, tomato, sausage, bacon and poached egg. Archery, canoeing, bushcraft, abseiling were the daytime activities. Chicken cobbler with vegetables and rice pudding for tea. A village quiz and packing before bed. The children have been a delight to be with all week. True superstars. See you tomorrow, folks. Zzzzzzz.
  • Low Mill III - Soggy Doesn't Cover It!

    Bacon, sausage, hash browns and boiled egg followed cereal to fill our stomachs before Day Three's adventures. Group 3 had the pleasure of Barney's company venturing up Pen-y-Ghent while the others swapped between caving and climbing.  All groups got WET. Great fun though! Massive slabs of pizza, chips, potato salad and coleslaw awaited our return. Chocolate orange trifle followed. The children used their brains for quiz night and have written messages to you! Enjoy. Dear Mum, Col, Marc, Toby and Guppy, Having a lovely time I’m still alive been up massive mountains and had fun. Love from Alix.   Dear mum, dad, caleb, phoebe, grandma and anita, Having an absolute mint time. Done all the stuff I thought I would never be able to do Having lots of fun. Love from Jake J   Dear mum,dad I am having a good time see you when I get back I will tell you the things when I get back Love from Theo       Dear Mum, Dad and Sam, I miss you llooooaaadddss!! But, I am having a great time, and I’ve proved to myself that caving is probably one of the best activities YET and climbing was good because I didn’t even know we were doing it, like bush craft. We’re doing archery and then canoeing tomorrow (to me) and I’m looking forward to coming back but I’m having a good time! JJJ Loads of love, Kian xxxx J                   Dear Mum, Dad and Evie, I am missing you terribly but don’t worry about me I am having a epic time and the best thing so far is caving which is the best thing however I think I will have a even better time doing ab-sailing , hope you are having a great time! LOTS and LOTS of love, Paige xxxxx   Dear, mum , dad, Aaron and Jordan , I am enjoying myself very much, but I am missing all of you very much and I can’t wait to come home, and I went caving and I started crying because I am crossathorpek but after a bit I was fine also I am fine I haven’t hurt myself (yet) xxx lots of lovee Morgan xxxxxxxx Dear Mum and Dad, I am having a great time at low mill. On Monday we did boosh craft and we made our own den and made a fire and with it made bred and roasted marshmallows. Today we did caving and it was amazing, some of the spaces were really small and we just about made it through. Hope youre having a good time in Filey. From Jake C   Dear Mum and Dad,   I am enjoying my time at Low Mill, On Monday we went to a forest and did a activity called Bush Crafting, we made a tent from wooden sticks and we also made a fire, we roasted marshmallows and made bread, fruit bread and plain. I did caving and got wet in the streams and rapids. Iv having a good time and hope you are too. Love From Nia xx   Dear dad and Anna, At the moment I am enjoying everything we have done so far. The first day we got to low mill we unpacked our things and went on a night walk. We also went up the tallest mountain in Yorkshire. Today we went climbing and I was the first person to go up to the top first. Then we went down caves and some of the part of the cave was very hard to get throw. Love you lots Holly xxx Dear mum and dad At the moment I am am having fun Toddy we went caving and we went down a muddy silde and there were a maser puddle at the bottom and got wet. Lots of love from Jessicaxx   Dear mum  Yesterday we went climbing up a mountain it was quite hard but when we got to the top I was relived. Lots of love lizzie xxx   Dear: Mum, Dad, Dermot, Mia, Tadhg, Pippa, Lori, I’ve had a wonderful time and I loved the caving  however, I’ve been missing you – a lot! From Eoin.   To Mum, Dad, Ellie, I’m having a great time at Low Mill and I’m getting a Low Mill cooking book for you Mum. At caving today I was a bit nervous but it turned out okay. I hope your alright and I’ll see you on Friday. From Sam S   Dear Mum, Dad, Sid Having a great time it was a few hours to get up pennygent mountain I am having a great time at Low Mill it is really good hope your having a good time at home. From Sam H Dear Mum, Dad, Violet I’m having a great time at low mill. Today me and the rest of the group went caving and climbing. I’m really missing you a lot and I hope your having fun at home. From Saxon D Dear mum and dad Miss you lots I am having an amazing  time at low as we climbed the amazing penny gent yesterday. From Chloe   Dear Mum, Dad and Sophie, I am missing you lots but having a great time. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Is Sophie lonely? From Hannah   Dear Cows, I am missing you so much! Say hi to mum and dad for me. Love from Lara xxxx   Dear family , Had a head ace in the cave alright still Lots of love Kaine xxxx   Dear family Having a great time in low mill From Harrison   Dear Mum, Dad, Kell and Max, I hope you are all okay and well. I am having a great time in Low Mill, still alive and having fun. We have climbed a mountain and we have abseiled, gone caving and climbed.  I love you all loads, from Kai J     Dear Mum and taryn  I am having a great time at low mill, I hope your all ok(including Alfie and jax). I am exhausted from climbing  pen-y-eghent . Love you loads from megan   Dear Daddy and Natalie, I’m having a great time. Today, I climbed Pen-Y-Ghent. Happy B day Lewis, see you on Friday, don’t be jealous daddy I’ve only done caving, climbing, hiking, a night walk and abseiling,  bushcraft tomorrow and canoeing on Friday, Izzy xxx <3    8-B. Dear Mum and Dad, Today we climbed mount Pen-y-Ghent we had great fun fortunately I am still in one peace. Yesterday we were caving it was astonishing because there was a slide. The day before we absailed down a bridge. Lots of love Owen.   Dear mum, having fun love skye.   Dear dad  cant wait to see you love jessi   Dear  mum,dad,lexi and kylie. Missing you lots, Love Shakira.   Dear mum, Miss you lots Pen-y-Ghent was very wet. From Sam K   Dear family of long away, I’m enjoying my stay hope you’re ok From Tom   Dear family hope your all okay From Josh   Dear mum and dad   I hope you are okay love from Brooklyn 
  • Low Mill III - Highs and Lows!

    After a hearty breakfast of cereal, fried eggs, bacon, potato smiles and toast, the group split into two. One section climbed the heady heights of Pen-y-Ghent (694m above sea level) whilst the other group climbed the wall before being plunged deep underground! We enjoyed a roast beef dinner and strawberry mousse after which we enjoyed the egg challenge. Using limited materials we designed and made a device to (hopefully) protect an egg from a fall. We are so proud of our children who are incredibly brave and adventurous. Tomorrow we will be swapping activities. Bring it on!  
  • Low Mill III - This Time It's Windier!

    Day One - A great journey (only two sick bags filled) found a good chunk of Year Six arrive safely at Low Mill. After the annual wrestle with duvet covers, lunch was eaten. Massive thanks for the Low Mill team for rustling up lunches for the four who forgot theirs!     We split into our groups: abseiling, bushcraft and archery for a fun-packed afternoon. Fish, chips and peas, followed by treacle sponge and custard warmed us up before our spooky night walk.    Tiredness and a competitive streak meant that all children were desperate to get to sleep after drinking their hot chocolate! Mountain climbing, caving and rock climbing await us tomorrow!      
  • Newsletter 04 - 3rd October

    Newsletter 4 - A Big Thank You   I was very pleased to receive a letter from our Chair of Governors earlier this week.  The letter detailed a meeting between the Chair and a parent, held at the parent’s request, in which the parent thanked and praised the school and a number of teachers and staff for the hard work, care and attention given towards her children.  I have to say that this meeting and the letter we received has given the whole staff a real lift.  I know that many of our staff work very long hours and I’m often discussing school with them (via emails, text etc.) late into the evening.  This is a reflection of the commitment and work  which they put into providing an excellent quality of education and care to your children.  Obviously, we don’t get everything right every time, but everyone in school does give 100%.  I think it’s very important that we acknowledge this every once in a while and say thank you to everyone in school and thank you to those who support us.   Parent’s Evening You should be receiving slips to book appointments with your child’s class teacher in the next few days.  Parents’ Evening will be on Monday 20th October with other slots available throughout that week.  The Parents’ Evening will be a good opportunity to discuss your child’s progress, their targets, and how they have settled in to the new school year.   I will be available in the ICT suite, throughout the evening of the Monday to demonstrate some of the IT services which children are now accessing in school and, of course, to answer any questions you may have.   Jewellery & Nail Varnish Just a brief reminder that children should not wear any jewellery, makeup or nail varnish for school.  We do make an exception for watches and ‘stud’ earrings, but children must remove these for PE and it is the child’s responsibility to look after them.  Please do not allow children to wear any hoop, dangling or large stud earrings as these pose a health and safety risk and we would need to ask children to remove these.     We don’t have many children around school using makeup, but we do, quite often, need to speak to children regarding nail varnish.  Please ensure that if your child is using nail varnish that it is fully removed for school. Website We are currently in the process of redesigning our Website.  I’d like your ideas and thoughts about this and how we can provide you with a useable web presence.  If you have any ideas or thoughts, please let me know - phone, in person or email. Building Update Our canteen is moving at a pace now and every week we see another phase completed.  This week we have a roof!  The builders have been working long hours and have erected the timber roof structure which will be tiled next week.  I am reliably informed that we are on target for our October 31st completion date and we’re now wanting to involve the children a little more in the interior design of the canteen.   Maths A big thank you to Miss Randell who invited parents along to a Maths evening last night.  She has asked me to pass on this message: “A huge thank you to the parents and children (especially our invaluable staff and volunteers) who attended the Calculation Drop-in yesterday. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet some new parents and discuss opportunities to become more involved in your child's mathematical learning. If you were unable to attend and you have any questions, or would just like to be more involved, feel free to get in touch; we're always happy to have parents on board! In light of discussions from the Open Evening, I feel it is important to point out the use of Mathletics and Sumdog. These are fantastic internet based resources which the school pay for so children can access them both in school and at home. Each child has a login and password which enables them to use the service. All Teachers set weekly Mathletics tasks to extend and support children's learning. We hope you will support us by helping your child access these websites to complete these tasks. Children who don't have access to the Internet are welcome to attend lunchtime Mathletics clubs so they can still access the resource            www.mathletics.com       www.sumdog.co.uk   Miss A.Randell”   As always, let us know if you need any help or advice, or if there is anything you want to discuss. Mr H McCarthey & Staff.
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Class 1

Welcome to Class 1 2013-2014

Class 1 is taught by Miss Dolan.

We have had a lovely start to the academic year and the children seem to have settled in well. Thankyou to all the parents who came to see me at the parent interviews. If you were unable to make it, please feel free to contact school to make another appointment. Any other questions or queries, please do not hesitate to also contact school. 

Just a few reminders...

Our P.E days are on a Monday and Thursday, please can you ensure your child has their kit. This includes a different t-shirt to what they have on already. In addition, pumps are necessary for the hall, as it is very cold now and small toes are easily hurt. 

Spelling and timestable homework is given out on a Monday ready for a test on Friday. 

Maths or literacy homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Monday.

Please could you also remind your child to put their book and reading record in the basket provided when they need it changing.

Class 1 looks back in time...

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This week we have been looking at the history of Scarborough. We started by looking at old photographs of different places in Scarborough and compared them to how they are now. The children were very interested in what clothes people used to wear and also how old some of the buildings are. They were particularly interested in The Grand Hotel, so together we thought of questions that we would like to find the answers to.

The children used the laptops in class to research some of these questions, and they were very surprised at some of the facts they found out. We also looked at video clips of the type of dancing that would have taken place in the ballroom at The Grand Hotel, and compared it to a modern type of dance.

We will be continuing with this topic over the next few weeks and the children will be creating adverts to persuade people to visit The Grand Hotel when it first opened.

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Our Trip to the Sea Life Centre

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Last week, year 3 went to the Sea Life Centre in Scarborough and we had a great day! We were given a tour around the centre by a member of staff, who told us alot of information about all the different creatures, The children seemed to enjoy this very much and were very interested in what they were being told. We also played a game of pirate mini golf, which the children loved. 

We have been doing alot of follow up work in class since returning from the trip. The children have researched individual creatures, to learn more about them and they have also created some fantastic riddles. 

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Archive

Please note, all content from here down is from the last academic year.

Goodbye and Good Luck!!!

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It's the end of the year. Thank you all  for your hard work! I hope you all have a lovely summer holiday and send best wishes  for you starting Year 4 in September.

Welcome to Class 1 2012-2013!

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Our class is taught by Mrs Baker and Mrs Fleming. We have all  been working hard.

On this page you will be able to find out what we have been doing and  information about the class

 Please remember: We need to have reading books at school everyday.

                               We should also have P.E kit on Monday and Thursday.

Dipping at Filey Dams

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We had a fantastic morning at Filey Dams thanks to Filey Brigg Ornithological Group Volunteers. After seeing some mammals that had been caught, we all got a go at pond dipping, bird watching, bird ringing and sketching. We were extemely lucky enough to see a large white Egret, which is a first for Filey Dams.

Many, many thanks to EVERYONE involved who helped make it a day to remember.  

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Great Golf Skills

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We had a good time learnig how to use a putter and a chipper in golf. There definitely are some professionals in the making!!
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Terrific Tour of Tesco!

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As part of our Literacy work we were using persuasive language. We all wrote a letter to Tesco to try and persuade them to let us visit. Some of us suggested that if we went on the tills it could help us with our Maths, others said that we could learn about food and healthy eating and we also wanted to find out about a place of work. With many thanks to Diane, we had a fantastic tour of the store, including each of us getting to use a till and a 'behind the scenes' look at where the deliveries arrive. We all had a super time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  THANK YOU Tesco!
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Habitats

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Our new Science topic  this half term is investigating Habitats. We have started our research by exploring the school grounds for animals and looking at their habitats. We also visited the library to hear a talk about how the non -fiction books in the library are organised and looked at animals books  for our Science homework.
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'Eggciting' Easter

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We had a good time celebrating Easter. We did lots of artwork, including making  baskets, designing eggs and making easter bonnets as well as learning about the real meaning of Easter. We enjoyed speaking at our Easter assembly about all the work  we had done  with Mrs Mitchell..
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Class 1's Investigating and experimenting!

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We have had  a good time finding out how long we could keep ice cubes frozen without a freezer. We also had fun seeing which mug kept coffee warm the longest and why. In structures we investigated how to make a strong structure, how to strengthen it and also a challenge to make a bridge using limited materials.
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We had fun in the snow!!

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Happy New Year! We have had a great time this week using the snow for our lessons in Science, Numeracy, Art and Literacy, In the classroom we took the temperature of the snow, then we had to make a snow sculpture. It was difficult to choose a winning design, but Macey and Nicole won. Sadly, as time passed, we watched the snow sculptures melt as we tested their temperature and a lot of puddles were there at the end of the day. Later we managed to get a bit of exercise outside and made some huge snowmen. Class 1 enjoyed the snow!!! "Awesome"," superb", "fun", "fantastic", "cool" (it was!), and "tremendous" were some of the words we used to sum up the day!
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Merry Christmas!

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Thank you for a brilliant Christmas Party afternoon! We had a lovely time designing our own Christmas ties, which were judged at the party. All the year 3 classes joined together to play games including musical chairs and pass the parcel. Our class then enjoyed a small snack (with thanks to Friends of Filey Juniors) and played a game of 'Beetle Christmas Tree' which was fun.

Hope you all have a good Christmas and Happy New Year. See you after the holiday!

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Brilliant Baboushka

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As many parents managed to see, the Year 3 classes did a fantastic job with their Christmas play. All the children were professional and we could spot a few future stars. Well done to all three classes.
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St. John's Church Christmas Tree Festival

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We had an entertaining time when we visited the Filey Christmas tree festival. Our school tree looked spectacular and we all tried to spot our own baubles. We all enjoyed voting for our favourite tree and each group came up with a different winner! Many thanks to the parent helpers who went with us and offered to come along - it was much appreciated.
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ELECTRIFYING!

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In science we have been investigating electricity. We have had a fun time making  and testing circuits.
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Super Cinderella!

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Class 1 did get to the ball - eventually!! We had a rather long journey on the coach in the snow to Scarborough. Kindly, Stephen Joseph Theatre delayed the start of the show so we didn't miss any and we all thoroughly enjoyed the play.
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Creative Christmas Cards

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As part of our artwork, we all enjoyed drawing our own Christmas cards and we each got a commercial print of our own design.
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Literacy at the Library!

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Class 1 visited Filey library this week to borrow some books. We looked at the fiction and the reference library and found some books which interested us. We are all trying to find time to 'relax and read' as we often forget to spend time reading for enjoyment. We will return our books next month and will be finding out about the alphabetical order of the books and how the library works. We are also looking foward to storytimes  on chosen authors. Many thanks to the Library staff for your time and also Matthew's mum and Mrs Brown for helping us.
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Brilliant Beck Isle Museum!

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Hard at work!
As part of our History topic we have been finding out about our school which dates back to 1909 Edwardian time. We had a fantastic visit to Beck Isle Museum to see what life was like around that time and also look at Victorian school life. Our class enjoyed dressing up, watching a blacksmith at work, playing parlour games,  finding out how butter is made and seeing a newspaper press. We would like to thank all the museum staff for an excellent time and alll the parents and helpers who helped make it a day to remember.
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Super Science!!

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We have been  studying  Light and Shadows in our Science work and have  had fun outside drawing, measuring and following our shadows. In class we have looked at Lego people's shadows and also investigated transparent, translucent and opaque materials.
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Archive

Please Note: Articles below this point are from the previous year(s) in Class 1

Welcome to Class 1 2011-2012

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Welcome to class one!

Our class is taught by Miss Randell and Mrs Fleming.

Here, you will find out what's been going on in our class.  Keep checking in to see updated photos and news.  You will find your homework here too!

Road Safety Day

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Year three were involved in a road safety day this week.  We were so lucky to have Andrew Santon, Caroline Richman and Mandy come to teach and show us the safety and dangers of roads.  We learnt the Green Cross Code and showed our knowledge, practising on the roads around the school.  Thank you to everyone involved in the day, with much fun and lots learned we are all street smart and confident crossers now! 

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DT and Art

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This term we are investigating structures in DT.  Our learning so far has taken place both inside and outside the classroom.  Take a look at the photos – we have some real budding Architects among us!

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Phonics

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This half term we have increased our focus on phonics to really help improve the individual achievement of children’s reading and spelling skills.  These sessions take place three times a week for 20 minuet’s.  All children have been split into groups to really help us focus learning and achievement for all.  This means your child may be taught by another year three teacher, so we can best meet the needs of all children.

Spellings will be given on a Friday and tested the following Friday.  Children taught by Miss Randell and Mrs Fleming can access their spellings below!     

Homework

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Homework is given on a Wednesday and is due back the following Wednesday.  Spellings will be given Friday's and tested the following Friday. 

Top-tip.  Never let homework get you down.  Ask for help early and we'll work through it together!

 

 

Rivers

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Our geography focus this term is rivers.  We have started to investigate rivers and have enjoyed making our own rivers in sand boxes.  We will be researching and finding out much more about rivers so keep checking back to see what we are learning! 

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Whitby

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We all enjoyed a visit to Whitby before the half term holidays, to support our topic about Whitby.

Our first stop was Captain Cook’s monument and  the whale bones.  We measured the whale bones by standing shoulder-to-shoulder inside them- Look how huge they are!

We all enjoyed a ride on Old Glory.  The only steam bus in the world!  We went to the kipper smoke house, which was rather whiffy!

Up the 199 steps we explored the famous grave yards and found pirates graves with skull and cross bones.  We searched for Dracula’s grave which is still to be found...

Despite the soggy weather it was a lovely day and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. 

Take a look at our photo's!

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Class 1 Ole!

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As part of our Spain topic and to tie in with our PE topic of dance, the children were lucky enough to experience the art of Flamenco dance. 

Jenni Wren from Slanjayvah Danza, came to visit Class 1 on Thursday 3rd February.  She inspired the class with her dancing and the children really got involved, all of them having a go at the difficult steps (Miss Bosomworth was not so good!). 

From 'Picking apples' to 'Ole!' the children learnt the moves and then choreographed their own short flamenco dance.

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Class 1 sees filming up close!

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As part of Class 1's Journalistic writing topic in literacy the children went to see the filming of a new BBC Drama, Sugar Town.  The children then wrote an article which was sent to the Filey Mercury.  Sadly, the Mercury decided not to print the article that Class 1 had written so I will make it available on the website.  Hope you enjoy.

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Welcome to Class 1

Welcome to class 1

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Beach Trip

Class 1 thoroughly enjoyed a glorious sunny day on the beach. The children enjoyed creating beach art, had a talk and demonstration from the RNLI lifeguards about beach safety. A trip to the beach would not have been complete without an ice cream!!

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Summer Term 2010

This term our topic is Ancient Greece. A regular update of our Greek experiences will appear on here!

A Taste of History

On Monday 26th April, we experienced 'A Taste of Greek History.' The children throughly enjoyed learning about different Greek foods and helped to cook some of them. Their favourite part of the morning was of course tasting the food! They enjoyed many traditional Greek dishes, although some of them they listed as being 'Yuck!' Class 1 are obviously not fussy eaters with many of them enjoying the Octopus!!

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Weather

Our Geography topic this term is 'The Weather.' We are enjoying the warm weather and opportunities to get outside but we have also enjoyed learning about the weather in other parts of the world and have dressed appropriately for the weather in those countries!

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Red Cross First Aid Training

We have ALL benefited from First Aid training from the Red Cross. We learnt many important skills including resucitation and how to put a casualty in the recovery position.

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Numeracy

Somehow in Class 1 food manages to be included in many lessons, including numeracy. It is amazing how easy fractions are when you use sweets to help you!!

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Homework

There will be no more homework or spellings this term. Please continue to read regularly at home over the summer holidays.

PE

In PE this term we are going to be developing our athletic skills.

Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday, please ensure full PE kit is at school on those days.

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Sports Relief 2010

Most of the time we have been working very hard, but we have also had time for fun activities, including raising money for Sport Relief on Friday 19th March. We enjoyed skipping in the morning before running a mile on the beach in the afternoon.

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Spring Term 2010 - Antarctica

We enjoyed learning about Antarctica this term, we were fortunate to be able to learn more about it from Mr Johnson who used to work in the Antarctic region . He showed us lots of photographs. We learnt a lot about the climate and the animals that live in Antarctica.

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Spring Term 2010 - Victorians

One of our topics was 'The Victorians,' we enjoyed finding out about the Victorians. We really enjoyed our trip to York Castle Museum, where we learnt a lot more about life in Victorian times. We are all very glad that schools have changed since the Victorian times!

 

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Spring Term 2010 - Science

As you can tell from the photos we have had great fun in our science lessons this half term, learning about solids and liquids!

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