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    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     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 8

Welcome to Class 8!

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We are a Year 5 class taught by Mrs Butler here at Filey Junior School.

Homework is given out on:

Monday to be brought in on a Friday: Spellings, timestables

Friday to be brought in on a Monday: Literacy and Numeracy

Please make sure your P.E and games kit is left in school but if you do need to take it home we have P.E on a Wednesday and a Thursday.

Scrummy Shapes!

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Mrs Butler's numeracy set have recently been looking at propertis of 3D shapes and their nets. We had an exciting lesson eating... we mean making 3D shapes using jelly sweets and cocktail sticks as the vertices and edges.

Cliff Catastrophe!

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So far this term we have written adventure stories which were very successful, often causing Mrs Butler to have goosebumps when we read them out. We are continuing our work on recounts in the form of a newspaper report on Holbeck Hall Hotel and had a lot of fun recreating the different scenes from the day to aide us in our writing. Which part of the disaster do you think the picture shows?


Please note that the articles below are from previous years.

The Art of Safety

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Last week we had a wonderful day filled with very different activities.

Firstly we visited Scarborough Hospital for the IMPS (Injury Minimisation Programme) activities. This gave us all a chance to learn how to administer CPR, put people in the recovery position and how to avoid accidents in the first place. It also gave us other good ideas of how to cope when meeting situations where someone has had an accident. We also had a finger put in plaster!

In the afternoon we visited Scarborough Art Gallery where we were shown some beautiful works of art and were taught how to do mono-printing. It was very messy and lots of fun.

Mr. Grice was thrilled to see some of his favourite paintings by John Atkinson-Grimshaw. Have a look at some here: 

Many thanks to all who helped us have a wonderful day.



Join The Club!

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Last week we were invited up to Filey Golf Club for a fabulous afternoon. We were taught how to drive, chip and putt then were treated to a drink and a snack in the clubhouse.

Thanks so much to the kind members of Filey Golf Club for making this happen.


Silence is Golden!

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A huge well done to two of our pupils who recently raised over £100 for Cancer Research.

All they had to do was be completely silent during lesson times for a week.

ALL? For this pair that was quite an achievement  ; )

Don't worry, they could still answer the teachers using personal whiteboards!


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We have been learning about Buddhism in RE.

Here is a little game for you to have fun with whilst revising the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.


Origami Opportunities!

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Mr Grice has been making some origami creations with his Friday Enrichment group.

Here are the links for you to practice our models:

Fortune teller:


Relishing Rationing

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Recently a World War II expert came in to give us a taste of Wartime food.

Rationing meant that food was scarce and some ingredients were hard to get hold of so people had to invent new recipes to use what they had.

As well as tasting wartime food we had a chance to examine historical artefacts and even try on some clothing.

Here are some photos of our experiences.


Musical Moments

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Last term we created some short tunes which had to fit certain conditions:

  • They had to use the pentatonic scale (just using C, D, E, G and A).
  • They had to be four bars long.
  • They had to use some sort of repeating pattern.

Have a listen to some of them! We're very proud of our work...




Please Note: Articles below this point are from the previous year(s) in Miss Ridsdale's and Mrs Baker's Class

Welcome to Class 8's Page 2011-2012!

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We have all settled into our new Year 5 class well and have been finding out about each other. We will try to keep you updated with what we have been up to!


The Olympic Torch travels through Filey!!!

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Waiting for the Torch to arrive!
We had a super day when the Olympic Flame came to Filey. We had an Olympic themed day with facts about the Olympic torch, making our own torches, designing flags, colouring bookmarks and maths coordinate flags! It was all rounded off by us waving our flags, raising our torches and cheering as the Olympic procession passed through Filey. It was all summed up by Jodie who said, "It was the best day ever!".

Surfing in Scarborough!

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Getting ready to surf!
We had a fantastic time in Scarborough with the RNLI Lifeguards. We learnt what a lifeguard does, how to bodyboard, and how to rescue someone. The weather was very kind to us and we had a super time on the beach and even managed a game of rounders and sand sculpturing after lunch!

A Taste of Aztec History

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Our taste buds were working overtime this week, as Else Johnson from 'A Taste of History'  paid us a visit  to demonstrate Aztec cooking. Some of us were lucky enough to help prepare the food, as we travelled through various Aztec meals. Then we got to taste our products and decide if an Aztec diet was for us. Yum, Yum, Yum!!!!

Incredible Inghams!

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A group of children from Class 8 were lucky enough to have a behind the scenes tour of Inghams Fish Restaurant. They  learnt about the types of fish, how the potatoes are peeled and chipped and even how the mushy peas are prepared. All the class, thanks to their persuasive letter, were then extremely fortunate to be treated to a fish and chip lunch. We had a brilliant time, learnt lots and thoroughly enjoyed our tasty meal. Many thanks to Chris Ingham for his time and generosity.

The Power Of Persuasion

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Wow! It's Johnny Depp!!
As part of our Literacy work we all wrote a letter to our favourite celebrity to ask for their autograph. We are starting to receive a few replies..............................

Valuable Vets!

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Finding out lots of information.
We had a super time when we visited Filey Veterinary Practice. With many thanks to Karen Ogden for giving us a great insight into what goes on behind the scenes at the vets and Fran Holah from Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park for providing some animals for us to find out about. We had a fantastic morning and learnt lots.

Super Sterchi's!

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We had a fantastic time at Sterchi's, finding out about how chocolates and easter eggs are made. Class 8 all got to have a go at making chocolate drops although I think some of them will be renamed 'blobs'!! Many thanks to the staff at Sterchi's for giving us such an informative demonstration- we all learnt a lot and really appreciated the chocolate goody bags!

Our Police Station Tour

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After sending another letter of persuasion, we were lucky again to be invited out of the classroom to Filey Police Station this time. With many thanks to PCSO  Tony Bate we had a fantastic time finding out information about the Police station, looking at and even sitting in a police van and being shut in the cell! We certainly had lots to talk about when we went back to school.

Sensational San Marco!

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As part as our Literacy work we have been studying the art of persuasion and persuasive language. The children decided they wanted to find out more about their local community and link this with other work. A group of children wrote to ask the staff at San Marco if they could find out more about their restaurant and jobs. In the letter they did include links considering their future careers and even their topic on Ancient Rome!  We were invited to spend an afternoon at the Restaurant and had a fabulous time interviewing the staff, learning how to lay a table, collect orders and even cook our own individual pizzas (and then got to eat them!!!). We would like to thank the staff at San Marco for their generosity and kindness. We had a wonderful time and the children gained a lot from this experience. Class 8 certainly must have strong powers of persuasion!!!


Finding out about Filey Fire-fighters

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As part of our Literacy work we have been studying persuasion and persuasive language. The class decided to write letters to find out more about their community. Some of the class tried to persuade to get a tour around Filey Fire Station and were very successful! We had a fantastic morning discovering what it's like to be a fire-fighter and learnt lots of interesting facts. Many, many thanks to Watch Manager Nick Bennett for our super guided tour!


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A 'Tortoise' formation
We have been investigating lots of facts about Ancient Rome. As part of the topic we had to research shield patterns, create our own  design and then make our own shield. We also got to dress miniature models of Roman soldiers and  then we used some costumes, kindly leant to us by Malton Museum, to act as Ancient Romans.

Shrove Tuesday Traditions.

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As part of our R.E. work we looked at Shrove Tuesday traditions in ours and other areas of the country. We were fascinated by the range of activities we found out about. After a spot of skipping we got to consume a pancake (kindly prepared by the Cookery Club, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Price and Mrs Taylor) with a choice of a variety of toppings. Class 8 then decided to continue to skip as we had enjoyed it so much!!   


Fun in the Snow!

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Hooray!!!! We managed to get outside to play in the snow this week and had a great time building snowmen, a snow volcano and an igloo!!!  We were all very disappointed when the snow started to melt.

Super Science!!!

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We had a tasty time investigating reversible and irreversible changes in Science. The cheese on toast and the chocolate cornflakes were very popular!!! And yes, we did learn some scientific facts too!!!!!!!

A Christmas Production!

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We had an excellent time doing all our Christmas crafts and we certainly created some good artwork.


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We had a great time designing our own Christmas cards using special art techniques. We were all very excited when each of us received a commercially printed copy of our own card.

Wonderful Whitby!!!

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We had a fantastic time in Whitby with an action-packed day and sunny weather!! We started off at Whitby Museum which everyone found interesting. We had to 'drag' the children away to continue our tour. After a lovely picnic in the sun we had fun in the fabulous playground. Class 8 then walked to the famous whalebones to view the harbour below. As a challenge we all wrote a postcard and posted it home as many of us like to receive post. After exploring more we treated everyone with an ice-cream and staggered to the bus for our journey home.

Class 8 would like to say a big THANK YOU to the parent and 'volunteer' helpers, the tour guides at Whitby Museum, the generous postcard shop on the sea front and Hippy Hippy Shake ice-cream shop who all helped make our trip a memorable day.


Super Science!!

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We have enjoyed investigating our Science topic of 'How we see things'.

Extreme Reading

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Some of us couldn't get photographs of our extreme reading so we have been experimenting at school!!

Please REMEMBER!!!!

P.E. Kit-   Tuesday- Outdoor kit needed (and indoor if cold or wet.).

                Thursday- Indoor kit needed.


Spellings / Literacy handed in on Tuesdays.

Numeracy handed in on Wednesdays.

Learn your times tables and have a go on Mathletics and/or Sumdog.

Please try to read at least once a week to a parent and make sure you have your reading book at school every day.


Ace Ancient Egyptian Cooking.

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We were visited by Else Johnson who taught us how to cook some Ancient Egyptian recipes. We had a good time preparing the food and learning about the food of the time. We all enjoyed the tasting session although there were a few "Yucks" as well as "Yums"!


Spectacular Science!!!

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Who is the tallest?????

Wow! We had a GREAT week!!! We saw chicks hatching, had stick insect insects in the classroom and  had caterpillars turning into chrysalis, then butterflies! In the classroom we  investigated our height related to ages and worked out scientific reasons for our investigations. We have had a name the bone quiz, assemble the skeleton, laptop activities,  set up experiments testing woodlice habitats, designed Mars Landers, 'Popping' rockets and had fun making straw rockets. Here are some of the photographs ..................


Ace Athletes!!

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We had a great time at Filey School improving and learning new athletic skills.


Fun at Filey Dams!

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We had a great morning at Filey Dams investigating Habitats. With thanks to Filey Brigg Ornithological Group Volunteers we managed to have a real hands-on experience pond-dipping, bird-watching, investigating the woodland and sketching. We reallly enjoyed our time out of the classroom.


Super Scientists!!!

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In Science this half term we are finding out about Habitats. We had a great morning exploring the school grounds, finding living things and investigating habitats. After a few calculations in Maths we even discovered that a dandelion clock has an average of 135 seeds on it!!! 


Table Tennis Tactics!

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We all enjoyed being taught a few Table Tennis skills by a visiting coach. We could see an improvement in our technique by the end of the sessions.


Our Royal Wedding Party!

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We had a great time celebrating the Royal Wedding. We had a make-a -crown competition, Pass the Wedding Present and a few other games. We all enjoyed our drink and cake.  


Our Easter Bonnet Parade!!!!

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We were 'eggstremely' 'eggcited' about Easter and visited church in our bonnets where we showed our Easter art and craft.


Terrific Tudor Houses!

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We have had fun making models of Tudor Houses. They really do look very realistic.


Our Trip to Tesco!

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We were lucky enough to be invited to a VIP trip aroundTesco as our persuasive letters worked so well!!! We had an interesting talk about how the store works and we all got to have a go on the till and even look at the CCTV screens. The morning ended with a lovely snack and drink in their staff canteen.

 Many, many thanks to Tesco for a super morning.  


Tudor Tasting!

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Class 4 and Class 3 were lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs Johnson, a Tudor expert. The children helped her follow  some Tudor recipes and create some tasty Tudor food. Everyone enjoyed tasting the food and the gingerbread was a popular choice.  We then had chance to look at some Tudor artefacts and dress up in some Tudor style clothes.


Dear Father Christmas............

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Dear Father Christmas..............................

Unfortunately because of the snow Class 4 couldn't get to the Post Office to post our letters to Father Christmas. Luckily, Connor volunteered to post them all at the weekend so that they will arrive in good time.


Our Christmas Card Creations!!!

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We designed our own Christmas cards and were lucky enough to have one printed each. As you can see there are some fantastic creations.


It's "Snowvember" !!

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As well as our lessons in the classroom, we had great fun in the snow today!


Learning Marvellous Moon Facts!!

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We enjoyed finding out about the phases of the moon. We think the chocolate biscuits helped us remember!!!


Time for Gardening!

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Doesn't it look smart?!

It was good fun to get out of the classroom and do a bit of gardening. Some of our class managed to tidy up our flower-bed and plant some wallflowers.

Welcome to Class 4! September 2010

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Here we all are!

We have all settled into school well and have been working hard for Miss Ridsdale and Mrs Baker.

This term we will be finding out about the History of Filey with a visit to Filey Museum. We will also be looking at the physical aspects of the seashore including a trip to Flamborough Lighthouse.  Our Science topic is Light and Shadow.


Visit to Filey Museum.

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We visited Filey Museum and found out a lot about the history of Filey.

FUN at Flamborough!!!!

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We had a super time at Flamborough and the weather was very kind to us. We ventured up the lighthouse and had a  very informative talk.  We then went to the South Landing to have our lunch. We investigated the beach and were lucky enough to bump into a lifeboatman who gave us a quick look at the Lifeboat and tractor.

 Phew! -We were all worn out at the end of a busy day!



Super Science!!

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We have been looking at how our shadows change during the day. We were lucky the sun shone for a little while! Some of us had GIANT shadows!!!



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And it's a GOODBYE, until September, from us too!!!!!!!!

Wow!!! This year has flown by and we have all done so much!

Miss Ridsdale and Mrs Baker hope you all have a great  Summer holiday and  will see you in September!

Welcome to Class 4

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We have been really busy working for Mrs Baker and Miss Ridsdale.

This term we will enjoy finding out about the Ancient Greeks. In Science we are looking at Healthy Teeth and Eating.


Healthy Teeth and Eating!

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Keep brushing for 2 minutes!!

We had a great time finding out about the plaque on our teeth and how to clean them properly. Unfortunately we couldn't use the disclosure tablets but saw how well Mrs Baker had cleaned her teeth and we had fun sampling the apple and chocolate too!!


An afternoon on the Beach!!

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Yum yum!!

We had a great time on the beach as it was a lovely sunny day. We certainly enjoyed our ice creams and had fun making sand sculptures. Unfortunately the Lifeguards were called away to an emergency so we didn't get to hear their talk on water safety!!!


It's Amazing!!!!

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As part of our Ancient Greek topic we studied the Myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. We then designed our own marble maze game. The exciting bit was making it. There was a lot of sawing and concentration!


Professional Artists!

We all designed a floral picture. We were amazed at the result when we saw each of them  printed on our cards. As you can see they are all absolutely fantastic.

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Sporty Multi Skills!

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We had fun with the agility challenge.

We have all had a chance to get sporty with a Multi Skills Day.  This time it was the Year 3's turn and we all had a fantastic time.



P.E Kit needed Mondays and Wednesdays

Homework :

 Spellings to be handed in on Mondays.

Numeracy to be handed in on Mondays.

Learn your times tables.

Try to read your books at home and bring it to school every day.