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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 12

Welcome to Class 12

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Class 12 is taught by Mrs McCarthey and Mrs Clarke.

Measuring in the sunshine

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It was lovely to take our lessons outside in the sunshine and do a spot of measuring.  We worked in teams to measure objects around the playground.

Glorious Gardening

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Class 12 have been extremely busy sorting out the front garden again.  We have planted a host of marvellous Marigolds!

Sport Relief

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We all had a tiring (but extremely enjoyable) time on our hike.  The weather was kind and everyone was in the mood to raise some serious funds for Sport Relief.

Remember to bring in your sponsor forms and money as soon as you can.

Many thanks for all your effort!

Rydale Folk Museum

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We had a fabulous day at the Museum, thanks to all the staff who showed us around. We learnt so much and looked very convincing in our Victorian outfits.

Remember: -

Children should be seen but not heard!

Computer Suite

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Every Thursday, we continue to enjoy our sessions in the ICT suite.  We are getting rather good at our computer skills!

It also gives us the opportunity to practise and develop our maths skills on Sumdog and speed up with our number facts. Similarly we get a chance to have a go on Phonicsplay Uk  which helps us with our reading.

Happy New Year!

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The children have settled in well after the holidays and we are all working very hard.  Our new focus in Literacy is Traditional Tales.   Please encourage your children to bring in any books you think we will enjoy, especially tales with a twist!

In Numeracy our focus is 'time' - we have just started  to look at digital times.


Baking for the Christmas Fair

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We had a fabulous time baking for the Christmas Fair and we learnt alot in the process: sequencing, weighing, following instructions.  It was a sell out!  Thanks to everyone who bought a bun.

Exploring 3D shape.

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We used the Polydrons and clay to find out about 3D shape.  Can you remember how many faces, vertices and edges the different shapes have?

Next week we will be going on a 3D shape hunt! Hope it snows so we can make some spheres!


Children In Need

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Out of bed and into school! Not a sleepy head in sight though, we were wide awake and ready to collect the cash for Children in Need.

Sea Life Adventure

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We had an incredible day at the SeaLife Centre last week.... fabulous fish, glorious golf and pesky pirates.  The children learned lots of new facts and had a whale of a time!!!

Helpful Websites


Homework can be lots of fun!

We use the following websites lots -  they are great for developing your child's reading skills. Take a look...


Class 12 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

The children have had a super first week and have settled in well into Class 12.  We are all looking forward to the term ahead. I will shortly be notifying you about the topics we will covering in our Literacy and Numeracy work this half term.

Just a few notes to help you when working with your children at home.  If you have any questions about any of the following, please call in and ask.


We will give spelling and times table homework out on Mondays and ask for it to be returned on Friday, ready for a test!  In addition, your child will get a short piece of Literacy or Numeracy work on Fridays which will reinforce work which has been covered in class, this should be given in on Monday. If your child doesn't return their homework, they will be expected to complete it in class during their breaks.



Please try to read with your child every day.  Encourage them and have fun with reading.  Children may use a range of strategies when reading - sounding out, using pictures etc.  Each child will have an orange homework book which will include weekly reading tasks (words or letter sounds to learn which are specific to your child). Please ensure your child brings their reading folder to school everyday.

Homework will also consist of spellings to learn and a short numeracy task.


The strategy we teach for learning spellings is LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK.  Each week your child will get between 5 and 8 spellings to learn.

The method:

  • Look at each word carefully; say it out loud; say the letters.
  • Write the word – this can be tracing with a finger, using a pen, pencil or paint.  You could try using sand, water or shaving foam – make it fun!
  • Now cover the word, and try to write it again, from memory (no peeping).
  • Check to see if you have done it right!
  • Repeat the process until your child is confident spelling the word.


Homework will consist of times table practise or short tasks to practise work completed in school.  Most importantly however, try to engage your child in counting activities, playing board games, card games, shopping and number songs.

We make regular visits to Filey Library (every 3 weeks) which allows the children to have their very own library card; browse the library and hear stories; and to select books to borrow and bring back in to school to share with the class.  If you would like to help out, or accompany us on one of our visits, please let us know.

If you would like to come and see me regarding the teaching of reading, numeracy work or to discuss any general issues within Morning Class, please call in or ring to make an appointment.

We are really looking forward to the following weeks!

Mrs McCarthey & Mrs Clarke


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

Filey Bird Garden and Animal Park

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We had a fantastic visit to the park and thoroughly enjoyed feeding the delightful animals. It has inspired us in our writing and we are using lots of adventurous adjectives to describe our experiences and the things we saw.   

We were most impressed with the glorious gardens and the wonderful wildlife!!

National Gardening Week

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At last Spring has sprung!  We have been busy this week weeding the beds and preparing the ground for planting.  Thanks to all those who have contributed seeds, we'll be planting them next week.

What a beauty ...(not)!

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We have been asking lots of questions this week.  A perfect chance for Mrs Clarke to show off her acting skills.  She made a wonderful Cinderella onWednesday,  but an even better ugly sister on Thursday!

Experimenting with clay!

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We had great fun bashing, moulding and forming clay into various shapes.... snails, coil pots, and our focus graphemes.  Also, what a great way of exploring the properties of 3D shapes. We formed almost perfect cubes and spheres!


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Every Thursday morning we now have a session in the ICT suite practising our Numeracy and Literacy whilst upgrading our ICT skills.  These sessions have been great fun.

 Watch out on our web page for our top 5 websites to help us with our learning at home and at school.

Red Nose Day

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We had great fun on Red Nose Day.  Thanks to all of you for coming back to front and with silly hair (nothing new there....)  Watch out for the joke books,  there are some hilarious ones!

World Book Day

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We had a fabulous day on Thursday dressing up as our favourite characters!

We're going on a right angle hunt....

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We found loads of different right angles around the school!

Pancake Sale

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The little chefs strike again.

Skipping Fun!

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Time for a little exercise after those delicious pancakes.

Making Turnip Stew

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An 'enormous' team effort!

Cook Little Pot Cook!

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Time for the magic ingredients.

The finished article.

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Looks delicious!


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Our stew was very tasty indeed.  All down to the magic ingredients!

Reading Fun

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For those of you who want a bit of extra homework visit the website below for fun ways of practising those split digraphs.  Remember this week we are looking at u-e words eg: cube, flute etc

Setting the Scene

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Or rather, making the set!  We are in the process of making our Puppet Theatre.  Next week we will be painting the background and hopefully reading some more scripts.  We will be filming too!  Watch out Hollywood!

Library Time

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We are really enjoying our visits to the library and have been reading lots of fabulous traditional tales and adaptations,  which will hopefully give us ideas for puppet theatre playscripts.   Thanks again to all the library staff.  We will see you after half term!

At the Shops

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We like to go shopping after the library,  so we can have a mid morning snack of Crumpets and/or toast! Delicious.

Run,run, as fast as you can.....

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We have had great fun making a fabulous Gingerbread family!  Next week we will be making a puppet theatre and will be working on our scripts for a 'Gingerbread Man' performance.

Little Chef

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What a natural!

Fun in the water!

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We have been ordering containers and sorting them into different sizes.  We can now measure liquids in millilitres and litres! I wonder how much we have spilt on the floor?

Phonics Relay

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Well done!  The boys won this week but the girls are close behind......


Fun in the Snow!

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Look what a bit of teamwork can do! What an impressive snowball.... heave....!!

Happy New Year!

The children have all settled back into Morning class after the Christmas holidays.

Our Numeracy topics for this half term are subtraction and capacity.  In Literacy we will be having a focus on Traditional Stories and making our own puppet theatre in order to dramamtise some of these stories.  Hopefully we will be getting in a few 'snow' stories too and making the most of the wintry weather.  

During the cold spell, can you please ensure that your children bring in suitable footwear for the snow and a change of footwear/socks etc so that they are comfortable in class?

Our next Library visit will be on Monday 4th February.

Fun and Games!

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We have had a fantastic week evaluating and making a range of games.  Learning is so much fun!

Writing in the dark.

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Some of us have been writng in the dark!  We love practising handwriting and spellings on the overhead projector...... can you think of an inventive way to practise spellings?  Remember, spelling homework is given out on Friday ready for a test on the following Friday.


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The children are really enjoying their visits to the library.  Our next visit to the library will be on Monday 3rd December.

The library staff have requested that the children who already have library cards bring these to school on the day of our next visit, as the children aren't able to have a seperate card for use solely within school. However, each issued library card has a detachable duplicate card on a book mark which enables the children to take books out and can be kept within school if you wish. If you are able to send these,  please ensure they have your child's name on them.

Thankyou for your cooperation on this matter.


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We have had lots of fun this week looking at 3D shapes in the environment and have been on a 3D shape hunt! We found lots of example around Filey.

Sticky, Spooky Fun!

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We've had a morning of baking here in class designing our spooky buns ready for Halloween. There were blue, black and red and we covered them in disgustingly sticky toppings........mmmmm enjoy!!

Half Term

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Hope you have a happy Halloween holiday!

 Mrs Clarke has not only been busy helping you with baking and sorting out the Spooky Doo disco,  she has also made you a fabulous, fun holiday homework book and has sorted out prizes for children who complete it.  Thankyou Mrs Clarke and let's hope you have a fantastic time at the disco!

Parent Interviews

Thank you to all the parents who came to see me.  

If you were unable to attend on the evening but would still like the opportunity to discuss your child's work, please feel free to contact me to arrange a time after school.


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Our next visit to the library will be on Monday 22nd of October.  We will be sending out more forms for children to get library cards for use within school.  Please can you fill them in and return them to us as soon as possible (apologies if you have already returned one).


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We have had lots of fun looking at our favourite toys. Lots of staff have brought in their toys and talked about them.  Mr McCarthey brought in Steve Austin and Evel Knieval (abit of a history lesson)!

Next week we will be comparing old and new toys.  If anyone has any 'old' toys which might be of interest to us,  we would be delighted if you could send them in.


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We've had our very own bakery in Morning Class!  We've rread recipes, measured ingredients and timed our baking to produce some lovely buns for Children In Need.  Get them whilst they're fresh, they won't last long!

The Library

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Morning Class has really enjoyed visiting Filey Library this year.  We visit the library every other Thursday and get to change our books, listen to a story and look around the library.  Thank you to all the library staff for all their help and support.

Visit To The Post Office

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We all enjoyed our visit to the Post Office.  It helped us with our letter writing and gave us lots of ideas for our very own Post office role play area.  We even got to post our own letters!  Thanks again to all at the Post and Sorting office!